Washington Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) campgrounds are now open to leisure camping after the statewide lifting of COVID-19 restrictions. Fifteen KOA Kampgrounds across the state of Washington are opening and welcoming campers back to the great outdoors.

“Our locally owned and operated campgrounds are excited and ready to do what they do best, share the great outdoors with everyone”, says KOA CEO and President Toby O’Rourke. “We’re working diligently with all our locations to put the proper protocols in place to ensure the welfare of our staff and our campers."

Over 40% of campers surveyed still want to take planned camping trips with 29% of campers say camping will be their first trip when restrictions are lessened. Forty-seven percent of campers said they’d be replacing other trips with camping. Of non-campers, 32% are interested in camping after COVID-19.

Locations are adhering to guidelines and recommendations from local health organizations and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), while providing an easy, affordable way to get away from it all whether you travel in an RV or prefer a Deluxe Cabin with a private bathroom.

While government policies may vary, most KOAs have chosen to responsibly invite guests by altering cleaning procedures, offering unique social distancing activities, offering contact-free check-in, and more.

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As restrictions lift, a return to the outdoors is essential to mental and physical health and well-being, and KOA campgrounds are active partners in safely promoting outdoor recreation.

“By its very nature, camping is a great way to get away while staying distanced,” notes O’Rourke. “Camping gets you out of the house and into the fresh air allowing families to connect to the outdoors while still remaining cautious of the virus.”

In most cases, campgrounds will be operating with modifications to activities, amenities, and site options. Visit KOA.com to learn more and make reservations.

Kampgrounds of America is celebrating its 58th Anniversary in 2020. KOA, the world’s largest network of family-friendly campgrounds with over 500 locations, was born on the banks of the Yellowstone River in Billings, Montana in 1962.