Sunday, May 28, 2023


Animals are no prob-llama at this KOA

It’s not every day that a herd of llamas is seen camping at a KOA! Much to the delight of our friends Jay and Leslie Pederson, a horse trailer pulled up at the Henderson, Nevada, KOA and started unloading. They never expected that the Phaeton motorhome next to them was hauling a bunch of llamas from Wild Oak Llamas!

Wild Oak Llamas

Richard and Mary Adams own Wild Oak Llamas, a ranch in Bend, Oregon, that breeds and shows llamas. The video below showcases the ranch and some of the over-the-top adorable llamas and lots of information. Did you know llamas have toes and fingernails? Nope, not hooves, so they are gentler on the landscape. I certainly didn’t! And they need to keep the females and males separate because, as Mary said, “The females ovulate on demand and the males are demanding!”

Unfortunately, they are selling out and giving it up. Their main website has photos of all the llamas they have had through the years and those newly sold. Even though the llamas are sold, Richard and Mary are attending one more show to say goodbye to all the other llama owners and breeders they have met over the years.

Now they will be doing what is also close to their heart, RVing and traveling more.

Photo Credit Jay and Leslie Pederson


Nanci Dixon
Nanci Dixon
Nanci Dixon has been a full-time RVer living “The Dream” for the last six years and an avid RVer for decades more! She works and travels across the country in a 40’ motorhome with her husband. Having been a professional food photographer for many years, she enjoys snapping photos of food, landscapes and an occasional person. They winter in Arizona and love boondocking in the desert. They also enjoy work camping in a regional park. Most of all, she loves to travel.


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Neal Davis
19 days ago

Thank you, Nanci! Great story, but with a tinge of sadness.

Jan Miller
21 days ago

I also live in Henderson and cannot find a Henderson KOA. Sam’s Town (in Las Vegas) seems to be the closest. Pic must be from another park as Sam’s Town is concrete based.

21 days ago
Reply to  Jan Miller

Definitely not Henderson NV and certainly not LV

Sebastian Trost
21 days ago

Nice article, but that terrain is definitely not Nevada (I live in Henderson). Maybe Henderson, NC?

David N
21 days ago

We stayed at a park in Oregon called “The Laughing Alpaca”
It had Alpaca but they didn’t Laugh they spit”

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