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The Great Outdoors: KOA dreaming, on such a winter’s day

From the bloggers at The Great Outdoors.

For me, the traditional KOA stay usually takes place during warm weather months as part of a planned vacation or semi-spontaneous road trip. But I’ve often wondered what it would be like to stay at certain campgrounds during the off-season. Recently I had plans to be in Florida for business and then in a week needed to be in New York City for more meetings. Rather than fly up to the city early, I decided to make an adventure out of the trip and finally experience a number of KOA’s during what for me would be a non-traditional time of year: winter.

We forget sometimes that while it might be snowing in the Northeast or Midwest, that down south during wintertime, it’s almost like peak season for certain KOAs. Case in point, Florida.

I would be following Interstate 95 North along the eastern seaboard and I started my road trip at the KOA in St. Augustine Beach. This was a no-brainer. St. Augustine is a wonderfully historic city featuring the site where the explorer Ponce de Leon landed in 1513, at Fountain of Youth Park. There are also some terrific museums and the fishing is wonderful. I booked a one room cabin along the lake at the campground and it was just perfect. The weather was cool but nice, the campground was mostly full and for all I knew it could have been spring or summer time. So no big difference yet, but that would change as I headed north.

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About Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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