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Kampgrounds of America / KOA

Franchise

Kampgrounds of America (KOA) is a franchise chain of nearly 470 campgrounds throughout North America based in Billings, Montana, USA. 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. 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.

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
$150,000
Net worth required
$300,000
Investment
$200,000 - $4,000,000
Franchise fee
$7,500
Units in operation
477

Overview

KAMPGROUNDS OF AMERICA is North America's largest franchise system of open-to- the public campgrounds; no membership fees or annual dues are required. All KOA campgrounds offer RV and tent sites; 90% also offer Kamping Kabins. Nearly 2 million copies ofthe KOA directory are printed and distributed to campers. KOA campgrounds are located in 45 of the contiguous United States, 8 Canadian Provinces, Mexico and Japan.

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