KOA campgrounds offer hot showers, clean restrooms, laundry facilities, convenience stores, swimming pools and playgrounds. Eight of every 10 KOA campgrounds is within 100 miles of a metropolitan area, and some offer economical lodging for tourist destinations.
The parent company, KOA Holdings, also owns Franchise Services, whose subsidiaries include franchise companies Sir Speedy, PIP Printing and Comprehensive Business Services.
Dave Drum started Kampgrounds of America in 1961. He and other Billings, Montana, businessmen set up camping facilities off highways 87 and 212 in 1962, when the World’s Fair in Seattle was attracting tourists along those routes. As he started franchising that year, Drum opened a system of campgrounds along America’s highways. He was forced to use a “k” in “kampgrounds” instead of a “c” because of a copyright challenge.
The fastest and often the least expensive way to join the KOA system is to purchase an existing KOA campground.
Once you’ve completed the Information Request Form found on this website, a KOA Franchise Sales Representative will begin working with you to identify the right campground for you and help you with the process of becoming a campground owner and a KOA franchisee.
You will typically find KOA campgrounds for sale in a wide range of locales and price ranges. The Buy a KOA section of this website will provide you with preliminary information on any KOA campground currently handled by KOA’s Franchise Sales department. Based on preliminary financial qualification, KOA will provide you with additional details of the campgrounds which meet your interests and financial requirements.
KOA has designed, developed, and operated campgrounds in North America for over 50 years, and continues to focus on increasing the size and strength of the KOA franchise system. We are not just a consultant; we are your partner in working to help make your campground a success. KOA’s wealth of experience often can save you more than the entire franchise cost.KOA is adding new and dynamic campgrounds designed to serve todays’ camping public with both traditional and high-profit additions. All newly-constructed KOAs can offer the camping public a full range of camping experiences including Deluxe Cabins, Camping Cabins, Patio Sites, Tent and RV sites.
Using campground designs that grow and change to meet the camping demands of the future, you also have the opportunity to design and build a campground that reflects your individual concepts.