KOA campgrounds in Minnesota and South Dakota receive top honors

Some of the best campgrounds in the country are those that have been around for decades. Whether privately owned or franchised. Camping is cool!

When staying at a KOA campground for the first time, we chose the West Gate KOA Holiday in Yellowstone Park. It was a long day of travel and dark when our tent was pitched. Then we woke up to 10 inches of snow. Yes, camping is cool!

The best of the best KOA campsites were recently recognized at Kampgrounds of America, Inc.’s Annual International Convention.

South Dakota was well represented with the KOA Award for Outstanding Service, the President’s Award and the Founder’s Award for the KOA Journey Campground in Sioux Falls.

The KOA Founder’s Award, named in honor of Dave Drum, who KOA founded the banks of the Yellowstone River in Billings, Mont. in 1962, is KOA’s highest service award. It is awarded exclusively to KOA campground owners and managers who achieve world-class results in both customer service and KOA quality assessment.

The KOA President’s Award is presented to campgrounds that meet exceptional standards of quality and receive high ratings for customer service from their campers. KOA surveys hundreds of thousands of campers each year about their KOA camping experience.

Other KOA locations in South Dakota also received recognition:

Badlands / White River KOA vacation
Belvidere East / Exit 170 KOA Journey
Custer/Mt Rushmore/Black Hills KOA vacation
Hot Springs/Black Hills KOA vacation
Kennebec KOA trip
Mitchell KOA trip
Rapid City/Black Hills KOA vacation
Sioux City North KOA Holiday
Sioux Falls KOA trip
Spearfish / Black Hills KOA vacation
Yankton/Missouri River KOA trip
Deadwood/Black Hills KOA Holiday
Mount Rushmore KOA Resort in Palmer Gulch

Minnesota Awards:

Bemidji KOA trip
Cloquet/Duluth KOA trip
Jackson KOA trip
Rochester / Marion KOA trip
Albert Lea / Austin KOA trip
Minneapolis Northwest KOA trip
Minneapolis Southwest KOA Holiday

KOA celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2022. To learn more about this KOA campground or the 500+ KOA in the US or Canada.

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