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Can’t wait for summer? Enjoy Warm Weather Now at One of these 10 Campgrounds

After the winter that seemed like it would never end, who doesn’t want to enjoy some warm—no make that HOT—weather.  Shed the three layers on insulated clothing and head out for some sun, surf, and green grass!  One of the tremendous benefits of owning a Keystone RV is that you can get up and go to find the seasons.  Below are 10 campgrounds known for warm temps, beautiful scenery, and unlimited opportunities for you and your family.  Take a look at what they have to offer. 

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Sugarloaf Key/Key West FL KOA

Come spend the night in an American icon while you enjoy the pleasures of the Florida Keys at the Sugarloaf Key/Key West KOA! Just a short stroll to the beach, or a short drive to Key West! Set between the crystal clear Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, Sugarloaf Key/Key West KOA is a true beachfront resort. You'll find amenities and activities designed to please everyone in the family, such as sunset cruises in the Gulf, local fishing and beachside fun at the campground's own water haven.

Dine under swaying palm trees and sip frozen margaritas on the waterfront veranda of the campground's pub. Even your family pet will have fun at the pet playground specifically designed for them. Ever-appealing Key West lies just 14 miles south. Hop on the campground's shuttle to this funky and historic end of the road, dubbed "the Conch Republic." Walk the narrow streets showcasing Conch architecture-breezy wood houses with lush tropical gardens-once home to pirates, treasure hunters, sailors, novelists like Hemingway and songwriters like Buffett. End the day with a sunset at Mallory Pier.

Okeechobee FL KOA

This tropical vacation campground features its own palm-fringed nine-hole golf course, driving range and putting green. Play tennis on four courts. Flex your muscles at the fitness center, hike the Big O trail or soak in a pool: one for families, another for kids and a third for adults only.

Boating and fishing on Lake Okeechobee are a lure-and so is the campground's social calendar filled with parades and parties. Enjoy the seasonal holiday celebrations, from Mardi Gras festivities to a Christmas decorating contest. Swap fish stories over a cold one at the Shanty Lounge, or join a Full Moon Bike Ride.

Big-rig friendly RV sites, cabin lodging and tent campsites are available, as well as golf cart rentals. Whether you’re a snowbird heading south for the winter, vacationing with your family, or looking for that perfect place for a reunion or group event, camp at Okeechobee KOA, where every day is special in paradise.

South Padre Island, Texas KOA

Peppered with palm trees and located near some of the best beaches in Texas, there’s no shortage of adventure here. Bring the Big Rig (pull-thrus available up to 98 feet long, 50 AMP at every site).

Our resort offers fantastic winter activities such as sunset socials with live music, themed parties including a tropical luau, southern hoedown, and a hippie party—be sure to bring your favorite 60's gear! We celebrated the holidays with free potluck feasts on Thanksgiving and Christmas, and everyone loved our New Year’s Eve brunch.

Surrounded by the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Laguna Madre Bay, South Padre Island KOA is an RV resort uniquely situated on a narrow slice of land in tropical paradise. With the sun overhead and the warm sand underfoot, South Padre is the perfect place for an island get-away.

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San Diego Metro, CA KOA

This is San Diego Camping at its finest! Whether you have an RV, tent or want to try our Deluxe Cabins, the San Diego KOA is one of San Diego's most popular camping resorts and top-rated destination for family fun. The campground, about 20-minutes from everything San Diego has to offer, is perfectly located to be the base-camp for your San Diego vacation. Discount tickets to Sea World, The San Diego ZOO and San Diego Zoo's Safari Park are available at the front desk anytime as well as many other San Diego attractions like LEGOLAND, the USS Midway Museum and more!

Enjoy the mild San Diego weather and just relax with a walk around our manicured landscape. Try our Deluxe Cabins, they are the perfect fit for anyone who likes a little less "roughing it" in their camping experience. Equipped with dishes, cookware, linens and surround sound entertainment, the Deluxe Cabin is where luxury meets convenience.

Traveling with pets? We are a dog friendly campground with a 7000 sq. foot dog park, Kamp K9. This is a great place for the four-legged family members to play as well! Speaking of creature comforts, relax in our heated swimming pool or hot tub when the day winds down.

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Tucson/Lazydays AZ KOA

The Tucson/Lazydays KOA is your desert oasis, with beautiful fruit trees abundant throughout the park, authentic Santa Fe-style buildings and plenty of good times to be had. The campground offers pull-thru sites with full 30/50 amp hookups. Lazydays, a full service RV dealership is located on-site. Enjoy our restaurant with full-service bar, two pools, an event center and meeting rooms, fitness center, off-leash dog park and complimentary Wi-Fi. Come see why camping in Arizona is a breeze!

Ventura Ranch, CA KOA

The Ventura Ranch KOA is a 76-acre campground nestled in Heritage Valley at the foot of Ventura County’s highest mountain, Topa Topa. Our guests enjoy clean fresh air as well as a forest setting close to the creek side. Little noise to distract; just lots of wildlife, gorgeous views, clear star-lit nights and only 15 miles from the beach! We are just off the scenic highway 150 between Santa Paula and Ojai.

Bring your RV and relax in one of our large, shady RV sites. We have pull-thru, back-in, full & partial hookups available. Some even have patios with patio furniture! All site have 50/30 amp service. The shadiest sites go first so book yours right away!

Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay CA KOA

Come join in the fun! Whether you want to relax at your campsite, join us for themed weekends and special activities, take a walk on the beaches or explore the variety of things to see and do in the Santa Cruz area, this KOA has it all.

For the RVer, we’ve got full hookup sites, 50 amp service, pull-throughs, and free cable and Wi-Fi! While you’re here, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Fisherman’s Wharf, Santa Cruz Boardwalk, Pebble Beach golf course, surf breaks, wineries, fresh produce stands and endless miles of central-coast beaches are all within easy reach. Onsite, enjoy the year-round heated pool and hot tub, convenience store with various items and gifts, espresso bar, snack bar, pet playground and pet bath. Also onsite is a large campfire area with stage and recreation hall that can host up to 150 people, ideal for group gatherings. Abundant entertainment options include a game room/video arcade, mini golf, banana bikes for rent, spectacular playground, horseshoes, basketball, volleyball, movies, and more!

  • KOA Express Fun Train - This sturdily designed KOA Express Fun Train accommodates children and adults! If you are looking to add some smiles to your children's faces, All-Aboard the KOA Express Fun Train.
  • KOA Big Bouncer - The KOA Big Bouncer will be a great hit with the entire family. Big Bouncers provide safe fun for adults and kids alike!
  • Climbing Coconut Palm Trees - Our 3 Climbing Coconut Palm Trees are 20 feet tall and let you experience climbing a palm tree safely strapped in with Belays!
  • Outdoor Movie Cinema - It's like a drive-in movie without the car!
  • Campfire Theater - Join us for S'mores and live entertainment from talent shows to slapstick to game show re-creations.

 San Francisco North/Petaluma CA KOA

This beautiful family camping resort is rated one of the top RV campgrounds in California and the premier campground & RV Park resort in the San Francisco Bay area. With 312 spacious sites on 70 Acres, this KOA offers the best in family, group and big-rig RV camping in a rural atmosphere. Explore San Francisco, then relax in the country, just 34 freeway miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Enjoy guided tours of San Francisco (departing from the campground May-Oct.) and the Wine Country. This beautiful resort is located on the doorstep of Napa and Sonoma County wineries, giant redwoods, California Coastal Beaches, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Sonoma State University and Sonoma Raceway. Dine riverside, play on two dozen golf courses, listen to jazz in the historic Theatre District and shop at Premium Outlets mall.

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St. Petersburg/Madeira Beach FL KOA

Minutes from the sugar-white Gulf of Mexico beaches and the beach-front community of Madeira Beach, this Gulf Coast KOA is located in tropical paradise setting along a mangrove-lined bayou.

Active adults will love our on-site recreation. Play any of our eight shuffleboard courts, try out your bocce ball toss or petanque, or enjoy a game of mini golf or volleyball. Water aerobics, yoga, quilting, and water color classes are just some of our many programs.

Snowbirds delight, for there’s never a shortage of activities just for you! Card games, pot lucks, dances every Friday night, Pancake Breakfast every Saturday and church services every Sunday! Come enjoy all that the St. Petersburg / Madeira Beach KOA has to offer. With so many options, wintering at this Gulf Coast KOA is a snowbird’s paradise!

In addition to extended stay sites, a broad range of camping options are offered, including spacious RV sites, Camping Cabins, and fully-furnished Deluxe Cabins. If you’re a tent camper, we’ve got lovely sites just for you.

Campground amenities include a fishing dock, TWO hot tubs (our newest edition is a private area just for adults!), a crystal clear outdoor pool and large, oak-shaded sites.

Rent a canoe and paddle the peaceful Long Bayou inland waterway, alive with herons, egrets, dolphins and other wildlife. If you are looking for fishing, golf, kayaking, or bicycling, the popular 47-mile Pinellas County Fitness Trail runs in front of the campground.

Lafayette, LA KOA

The Lafayette KOA campground offers Cajun camping at its best! Stay at this national award-winning KOA, located in the heart of Cajun Country. Rain or shine, your site will always be fine. Our level concrete pull-throughs will accommodate Big Rigs up to 70 feet. Our RV Park is truly "Big Rig Friendly"!

Greet the morning with a fresh cup of coffee or hot cappuccino served each morning in our stocked store. Stroll along our ten acre lake or bring your pole and catch a mess of fish for supper. No license is required!

Don't feel like fishing? Relax in the cool shade of our huge oak trees, or cool off in either of our two large pools.

Lafayette KOA campground is the place to stay for tours of many attractions located nearby. Our campground offers free self-driving tape tours to visit places like the Acadian Village, Tabasco Factory, Konriko Rice Mill, and local plantations. No trip to Louisiana is complete without a swamp tour into the backwaters of the Atchafalaya Basin. Don't leave without tasting true Cajun Cooking! This is the real deal, with great restaurants located just outside the park entrance.

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Giveaway Winner Takes Possession of New Cougar RV

EQUINUNK, PA (November 12, 2013) – Megon Dorward and fiancé Bill Burkit got an early wedding present Friday, November 8 when they picked up the keys to their new Keystone Cougar RV.

Megon was the grand prize winner of the KOA/Keystone RV Company 2013 Great RV Giveaway. She and Bill won not only the new Keystone Cougar RV, but also a decade of free KOA camping anywhere in North America.

“The RV is absolutely incredible and we can’t wait to go out,” an excited Megon said after seeing her prize at C. Neer RV Inc. in Equinunk, PA. She and Burkit plan to marry December 3.

The new RV was presented by Chuck and Autrey Neer of C. Neer RV on behalf of Keystone RV Company. Also there to help with the celebration were local KOA campground owners Tim and Deb Cartmell from the Honesdale/Poconos KOA in Honesdale, PA.

“The camper is so much nicer than we could have gotten on our own,” Megon said. “I can’t even put into words how incredibly life-changing this is for us. We are going to have so much fun!”

The 2013 Great RV Giveaway Contest received nearly 3 million total entries from throughout North America.

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Honesdale KOA owners Tim & Deb Cartmell; winners Megon Dorward and Bill Burkit; KOA kids Caleb and Chava Cartmell; and Keystone dealers and C. Neer RV owners Autrey Neer, Chuck Neer and Chris Neer

KOA Winner Takes Possession of New Keystone

It’s been a long, long winter of waiting for Marcia Maslyn.

The Clifton Springs, NY camper was the big winner of Keystone RV Company/ Kampgrounds of America’s 50th Anniversary Giveaway Contest. Her name was drawn from more than 120,000 entries in October 2012, and she was informed that she was the winner of a new $40,000 recreational vehicle Keystone RV Company recreational vehicle.

But, since winter was on its way and the camping season was over in Upstate New York, Maslyn opted to delay the delivery of her new RV until spring.

Spring is here, and Masyln will took possession of her new Keystone RV at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 25, at the Colton RV Center at 3122 Niagara Falls Blvd. in North Tonawanda, NY.

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