It’s no secret to most RVtravel.com readers that it’s getting harder each year to find an available space in an RV park without a reservation days, weeks, months or even a year ahead.
And so here’s some good news, at least for RVers who stay at KOA campgrounds. In an interview with Woodall’s Campground Management, KOA CEO Pat Hittmeier said that the company had “signed four new construction contracts this year and that is on top of nine others that already have franchise agreements. That’s 13 new KOAs that are in the process of being built.”
He went on to say that the construction activity is unusual. “It is the first time over in 20 years that we have seen numbers like this for new constructions. That is a new aspect of the campground and RV park sector that has been taking place. I see more campgrounds being built today than ever before.”
KOA has experienced eight consecutive years of growth in both camper nights and revenue, and has grown to 515 parks. The parks feature campsites for RVs and tenters, but has increasingly added additional basic and deluxe cabins to its mix of offerings, sometimes at the expense of sites for RVers.