KOA campground cost averages

KOA Campground Cost Averages & Examples for All 50 States

RV travel across the US is a wonderful way to experience new sites, activities, and culture, and KOA campgrounds are a top choice for overnight and weekly stays. But what are the prices you can expect to pay in each state so you can budget your next RV trip?

KOA (Kampgrounds of America) campsites usually cost a few dollars more than other RV parks, but the consistency in amenities, cleanliness and safety make it a reliable place to camp. Prices for KOA camping in various states vary, so I put together this current average price list per night so you can budget accordingly.

I also give tips on reducing the cost of RV camping at KOA campgrounds, so keep reading and save this list for reference during your recreational vehicle travels!

Types of Koa Campgrounds Available

Before listing prices for KOAs in all the states, you first need to understand the differences between the three types of parks the company offers.

KOA also has a portion of their RV parks corporate-run, while the rest are franchise owners who must maintain the high standards set by the corporation to use the name.

KOA Journey Campgrounds

A koa journey campground

The Journey campgrounds are KOA’s answer to RVers looking for a place to stop overnight or for a short getaway.

The location of Journey parks is close to interstates or main highways to lessen the distance to reach the campground after a long day of travel and a convenient way to get back on the road quickly in the morning.

The amenities at Journey parks are basic:

  • 30 and 50-amp pull-through sites
  • Restrooms/Bathhouse with hot showers
  • Safe after-hours check-in service
  • Dog park
  • Propane

The RV park will have an office and small store, with slight variations found in some franchisee-run campgrounds.

Hawaii and the following states do not offer KOA Journey campgrounds:

  • Delaware
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • Rhode Island

KOA Holiday Campgrounds

A KOA holiday campground

The KOA Holiday campgrounds expand their amenities and services for RVers looking for a weekend adventure or want more comfort during a week or more extended vacation.

The location of Holiday KOA parks is further off main highways but generally near larger cities or tourist attractions, so campground guests can easily access and enjoy the regional culture.

The amenities you’ll find at Holiday parks include:

  • Standard and Deluxe 30 and 50-amp pull-through sites with patios
  • Heated Swimming Pool and Hot Tub
  • Restrooms/Bathhouses with hot showers
  • Cabins that sleep from 2-8 guests (larger units have bathrooms)
  • Playground
  • Dog park
  • Safe after-hours check-in service
  • Meeting spaces for family or club events
  • Campstore (includes beer and wine)
  • Propane
  • Upgraded tent sites
  • Family-friendly activities

The Holiday parks are larger, with more campsites along with sections set aside for tenting and cabins. In addition, expect to find additional bathhouses to accommodate the needs of more guests, laundry facilities, and a swimming pool and hot tub that may only be open seasonally in colder climates.

Many Holiday parks also offer mini-golf, shuffleboard or basketball courts, or bike or canoe rentals, as well as seasonal activities ideal for guests of all ages.

There are 44 states that feature KOA Holiday campgrounds. The list of states without the option are:

  • Delaware
  • Maryland
  • Nevada
  • Hawaii
  • North Dakota
  • Rhode Island

KOA Resort Campgrounds

KOA resort campground

The KOA Resort RV parks are destination campgrounds, where guests can have a great time without ever leaving the grounds if they so choose.

The location of the 14 KOA Resort parks is generally near major tourist areas.

The amenities at Resort parks include:

  • Standard and Deluxe 30 and 50-amp campsites with patios
  • Resort-style heated Swimming Pool(s) and Hot Tub often with kids water-play area
  • Numerous Restrooms/Bathhouses with hot showers
  • Cabins that sleep from 2-8 guests (larger units have bathrooms)
  • Playground
  • Dog park
  • Staff-led activities for all ages (indoor and outdoor)
  • Safe after-hours check-in service
  • Meeting spaces for family or club events
  • Campstore (includes beer and wine)
  • Propane
  • Laundromat
  • Bike or boat rentals (some offer golf carts)
  • Onsite restaurant

KOA Resorts are larger RV parks, with many more options for fun or relaxation both inside and outside the campground. Each park offers the amenities above, but most also provide unique extras like splash pads, jumping pads, nightly entertainment, or other fun surprises.

Here are the states with KOA Resort RV campgrounds:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Florida
  • Michigan
  • Iowa
  • Montana
  • North Carolina
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Tennessee
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Virginia

Koa Campground Prices for All 50 States

KOA campground prices

Now that you know the differences between KOA campground types, you can peruse the list below to get an idea of what nightly rate to expect in all the states.

If you love camping exclusively at KOA parks, this information can help you plan your next RV or camping vacation budget.

ALABAMA

Alabama has three KOAs with an average nightly rate of $51.

  • Highest average rate: $61/Gulf Shores/Pensacola West KOA-Holiday
  • Lowest average rate: $46/Ozark/Fort Rucker KOA-Journey

ALASKA

There are three KOAs in Alaska with an average nightly rate of $55.

  • Highest average rate: $60/Homer/Baycrest KOA-Holiday
  • Lowest average rate: $50/Valdez KOA-Journey

ARIZONA

Arizona has 12 KOAs with an average nightly rate of $60.

  • Highest average rate: $103/Tucson/Lazydays KOA-Resort
  • Lowest average rate: $40/Seligman/Route 66 KOA-Journey

ARKANSAS

Arkansas offers five KOAs with an average nightly rate of $55.

  • Highest average rate: $69/Hot Springs National Park KOA-Holiday
  • Lowest average rate: $40/Eureka Springs KOA-Journey

CALIFORNIA

California has 28 KOAs with an average nightly rate of $76.

  • Highest average rate: $155/Santa Cruz North/Costanoa KOA-Holiday
  • Lowest average rate: $35/Needles KOA-Journey

COLORADA

There are 24 KOAs in Colorado with an average nightly rate of $56.

  • Highest average rate: $80/Denver West/Central City KOA-Holiday
  • Lowest average rate: $40/Carbondale/Crystal River KOA-Holiday

CONNECTICUT

Connecticut has only two KOAs with an average nightly rate of $69.

  • Highest average rate: $72/Niantic/I-95 Exit 72 KOA-Journey
  • Lowest average rate: $66/Mystic KOA-Holiday

DELAWARE

There are no KOA campgrounds in the state of Delaware.

FLORIDA

Florida has 24 KOAs with an average nightly rate of $74.

  • Highest average rate: $150/Sugarloaf Key/Key West KOA-Holiday
  • Lowest average rate: $40/Fort McCoy/Lake Oklawaha KOA-Holiday

GEORGIA

You can find 11 KOAs in Georgia with an average nightly rate of $53.

  • Highest average rate: $89/Savannah South KOA-Holiday
  • Lowest average rate: $40/Lake Oconee/Greensboro KOA-Holiday

HAWAII

There are no KOA campgrounds in the state of Hawaii.

IDAHO

Idaho offers eight KOAs with an average nightly rate of $56.

  • Highest average rate: $81/Lava Hot Springs West KOA-Holiday
  • Lowest average rate: $39/Kamiah/Clearwater River KOA-Journey

ILLINOIS

Illinois has ten KOAs with an average nightly rate of $52.

  • Highest average rate: $65/Chicago Northwest KOA-Holiday
  • Lowest average rate: $46/LaSalle/Peru KOA-Journey

INDIANA

You can find 11 KOAs in Indiana with an average nightly rate of $54.

  • Highest average rate: $81/Brown County/Nashville KOA-Holiday
  • Lowest average rate: $41/Batesville KOA-Journey

IOWA

Iowa has four KOAs with an average nightly rate of $54.

  • Highest average rate: $68/Des Moines West KOA-Holiday
  • Lowest average rate: $46/Newton/Des Moines East KOA-Journey

KANSAS

RVers can find seven KOAs in Kansas with an average nightly rate of $51.

  • Highest average rate: $61/Kansas City West/Lawrence KOA-Holiday
  • Lowest average rate: $41/Goodland KOA-Journey

KENTUCKY

Kentucky has nine KOAs with an average nightly rate of $52.

  • Highest average rate: $65/Louisville South KOA-Holiday
  • Lowest average rate: $43/Corbin/Laurel Lake KOA-Journey

LOUISIANA

There are five KOAs in Louisiana with an average nightly rate of $53.

  • Highest average rate: $58/Baton Rouge KOA-Holiday
  • Lowest average rate: $48/Shreveport/Bossier City KOA-Journey

MAINE

Maine has ten KOAs with an average nightly rate of $68.

  • Highest average rate: $118/Bar Harbor/Oceanside KOA-Holiday
  • Lowest average rate: $45/Augusta/Gardiner KOA-Journey

MARYLAND

There are no KOA campgrounds in the state of Maryland.

MASSACHUSETTS

There are two KOA campgrounds in the state of Massachusetts.

  • Highest average rate: $72/Boston/Cape Cod KOA-Holiday
  • Lowest average rate: $50/Northampton/Springfield KOA-Holiday

MICHIGAN

Michigan offers RVers 19 KOAs with an average nightly rate of $57.

  • Highest average rate: $80/Auburn Hills/Holly KOA-Holiday
  • Lowest average rate: $35/Munising/Pictured Rocks KOA-Journey

MINNESOTA

There are seven Minnesota KOAs with an average nightly rate of $43.

  • Highest average rate: $50/Minneapolis Southwest KOA-Holiday
  • Lowest average rate: $35/Cloquet/Duluth KOA-Journey

MISSISSIPPI

Mississippi’s three KOAs have an average nightly rate of $41.

  • Highest average rate: $46/Hattiesburg/Okatoma River KOA-Holiday
  • Lowest average rate: $36/Meridian East/Toomsuba KOA-Journey

MISSOURI

Missouri has eight KOAs with an average nightly rate of $55.

  • Highest average rate: $68/St. Louis West/Historic Route 66 KOA-Holiday
  • Lowest average rate: $43/Lake of the Ozarks/Linn Creek KOA-Holiday

MONTANA

The average nightly rate for the 18 Montana KOAs is $56.

  • Highest average rate: $94/West Glacier KOA-Resort
  • Lowest average rate: $44/Polson/Flathead Lake KOA-Holiday

NEBRASKA

Nebraska has three KOAs with an average nightly rate of $44.

  • Highest average rate: $47/West Omaha/NE Lincoln KOA-Holiday
  • Lowest average rate: $40/Ogallala KOA-Journey

NEVADA

Nevada offers five KOAs with an average nightly rate of $50.

  • Highest average rate: $78/Reno KOA at Boomtown-Journey
  • Lowest average rate: $35/Laughlin/Avi Casino KOA-Journey

NEW HAMPSHIRE

There are five KOA campgrounds in New Hampshire with an average nightly rate of $82.

  • Highest average rate: $123/Strafford/Lake Winnipesaukee South KOA-Holiday
  • Lowest average rate: $49/Littleton/Franconia Notch KOA-Holiday

NEW JERSEY

There are no KOA campgrounds in the state of New Jersey at this time.

NEW MEXICO

There are 12 KOAs in New Mexico with an average nightly rate of $52.

  • Highest average rate: $74/Albuquerque KOA-Journey
  • Lowest average rate: $39/Alamogordo/White Sands KOA-Journey

NEW YORK

Average nightly rates for the 17 New York state KOA campgrounds is $72.

  • Highest average rate: $106/Watkins Glen/Corning KOA-Resort
  • Lowest average rate: $49/Unadilla/I-88/Oneonta KOA-Journey

NORTH CAROLINA

The average nightly rate for the 13 North Carolina KOA campgrounds is $70.

  • Highest average rate: $128/Cape Hatteras/Outer Banks KOA-Holiday
  • Lowest average rate: $45/Murphy/Peace Valley KOA-Holiday

NORTH DAKOTA

There is only one Journey KOA campground in the state of North Dakota, and it has an average nightly rate of $44.

OHIO

Ohio has a whopping 20 KOAs with an average nightly rate of $57.

  • Highest average rate: $95/Logan/Hocking Hills KOA-Holiday
  • Lowest average rate: $44/Streetsboro/Cleveland SE KOA-Holiday

OKLAHOMA

The average nightly rate for the seven Oklahoma KOAs is $49.

  • Highest average rate: $58/Sallisaw/Fort Smith West KOA-Holiday
  • Lowest average rate: $39/El Reno West KOA-Journey

OREGON

Oregon has 13 KOA campgrounds with an average nightly rate of $53.

  • Highest average rate: $74/Astoria/Warrenton/Seaside KOA-Resort
  • Lowest average rate: $37/Cascade Locks/Portland East KOA-Holiday

PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania has 19 KOAs with an average nightly rate of $64.

  • Highest average rate: $83/Elizabethtown/Hershey KOA-Holiday
  • Lowest average rate: $49/Allentown KOA-Journey

RHODE ISLAND

There are no KOA campgrounds in the state of Rhode Island.

SOUTH CAROLINA

The average nightly rate at the ten South Carolina KOAs is $65.

  • Highest average rate: $93/Myrtle Beach KOA-Resort
  • Lowest average rate: $51/Charleston KOA-Holiday

SOUTH DAKOTA

The average nightly rate for the 13 South Dakota KOAs is $49.

  • Highest average rate: $93/Custer/Mount Rushmore/Black Hills KOA-Holiday
  • Lowest average rate: $43/Mitchell KOA-Journey

TENNESSEE

There are 17 Tennessee KOAs with an average nightly rate of $59.

  • Highest average rate: $105/Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg KOA-Holiday
  • Lowest average rate: $44/Baileyton KOA-Holiday

TEXAS

The average KOA nightly rate for Texas and its 26 campgrounds is $55.

  • Highest average rate: $77/Corpus Christi KOA-Journey
  • Lowest average rate: $35/Weatherford/Fort Worth West KOA-Journey

UTAH

KOA has 17 Utah campgrounds with an average nightly rate of $57.

  • Highest average rate: $105/Bear Lake/Marina Side KOA-Journey
  • Lowest average rate: $44/Flaming Gorge/Manila KOA-Journey

VERMONT

Vermont has three very popular KOA campgrounds with an average nightly rate of $58.

  • Highest average rate: $75/Quechee/Pine Valley KOA-Holiday
  • Lowest average rate: $47/Brattleboro North KOA-Journey

VIRGINIA

Virginia boasts 13 KOA campgrounds with an average nightly rate of $75.

  • Highest average rate: $143/Cape Charles/Chesapeake Bay KOA-Resort
  • Lowest average rate: $40/Fancy Gap/Blue Ridge Parkway KOA-Journey

WASHINGTON

The average nightly rate at one of the 15 Washington state KOA campgrounds is $57.

  • Highest average rate: $67/Burlington/Anacortes KOA-Holiday
  • Lowest average rate: $42/Newport/Little Diamond Lake KOA-Holiday

WEST VIRGINIA

There are three KOAs in West Virginia that average $56 for the nightly rate.

  • Highest average rate: $72/Harpers Ferry/Civil War Battlefields KOA-Holiday
  • Lowest average rate: $46/Huntington/Fox Fire KOA-Holiday

WISCONSIN

There are seven KOAs to choose from in Wisconsin with an average KOA nightly rate of $55.

  • Highest average rate: $66/Wisconsin Dells KOA-Holiday
  • Lowest average rate: $47/Door County KOA-Holiday

WYOMING

There are 13 KOAs in Wyoming, with some that only offer seasonal operation. The average nightly rate is $50.

  • Highest average rate: $67/Devils Tower/Black Hills KOA-Journey
  • Lowest average rate: $37/Lyman KOA-Journey

Ways to Save Money at KOA Campgrounds

If you want to lower your camping costs at KOA, consider these three options:

Join the KOA Rewards Club

Loyal travelers who often camp with KOA should join their KOA Rewards program for a yearly fee of $33.

The program offers a 10% discount off the daily registration rate at over 500 KOA locations and often pays for itself on your very first stay.

The program also builds rewards points you earn with each stay that’s redeemable for cash off future reservations. It even includes a free night at participating KOAs during KOA Rewards Weekend.

The program works with these companies for more discounts on services: Allstate RV Roadhelp, Goodyear Tires, Dish TV, KOA Health + by Careington International Corporation, and the RV Loan Center by Essex Credit.

Choose the Right Type of KOA Campground

A KOA campground

All KOA campgrounds fall into three categories, with the Journey parks generally the least expensive per night and the Resort parks the highest. However, location plays a significant role in the final price at any park type.

If you aren’t looking for a swimming pool or anything fancy, you can bypass the Holiday or Resort KOAs and book a campsite at a Journey park instead to save money.

Check out KOA Campground Seasonal or Monthly Rates

Many KOAs offer substantial discounts off nightly rates when you book for a month or more.

A longer stay is a great way to save money and take in all the local sites if you have time on your RV travels.

Final Thoughts

Thousands of loyal KOA campers find it comforting to know what to expect every time they pull into a KOA Resort, Holiday, or Journey campground.

I hope you use the information in this guide to KOA campgrounds, including the prices per state, so you can compare the cost and amenities to other RV parks on your travel route and choose the campground that suits you best!

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