About KOA

Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) was founded in 1962 in Billings, Montana by Dave Drum. Since then, KOA has been the leader in the outdoor hospitality industry, and we are positioned as the world's largest network of privately owned campgrounds in North America with over 500 locations.

For 60 years, our different KOA campground's have been the place to create unforgettable moments - relaxing with family or friends, enjoying the great outdoors or gathering around a campfire.


Connecting people to the outdoors and each other. 


KOA, Inc. is the world leaders in defining and advancing the business and experience of outdoor hospitality. 

Our Values 

  • Family-Oriented
    • Family is at our core. We are family-owned and families work alongside each other in many of our operations. We recognize the importance of spending time with loved ones and make it a priority for ourselves and our guests.
  • Passionate
    • We are motivated by what we do individually and collectively to connect people to the outdoors and each other. We create an infectious energy through our work and teams.
  • Entrepreneurial 
    • We embrace an entrepreneurial/intrapreneurial mindset. We possess a strong sense of pride and ownership which drives and inspires us to improve and excel. 
  • Customer-focused
    • We are service-minded. We anticipate needs and elevate the experience of our guests and team. 
  • Progressive
    • We are innovative and strive to continually modernize and advance outdoor hospitality.

KOA Brand Anthem Video 

KOA Brand Anthem from Kampgrounds Of America on Vimeo.