I have a love-hate relationship with KOA. Some KOA parks go above and beyond expectation, while others deeply disappoint, but nearly all of them make you overpay. Goodland KOA is the exception: reasonable price for the basics.
We Paid: $37 per night for 2 nights
Discounts Used: KOA
Address : 1114 East Highway 24, Goodland, KS 67735
Amenities List: 30 AMP, 50 AMP, Water, Sewer, Camp Store, Games Room, Rec Room, Pool, Playground, Wireless, Bathrooms, Showers, Laundry, Tent Camping, Cabins, Cable TV, Wi-FI, Dog park, Mini Golf, Playground
Rating: 4 of 5 stars
- Some of the RV sites are pretty long up to 75-feet
- Super nice people
- Neat tree-stump art
- Gets really muddy when it rains
When I first called Goodland KOA, the manager told me that all they had left was a back-in site. Since our options were slim, I took it. But a few hours later, the manager called me back and gave us the pull-thru site. Typically, with KOA you’re stuck with what you get, but they surprised me by remembering that I wanted a pull-through site.
As we pulled our Airstream up to check in, we immediately noticed that this was a small KOA. Of the full-hookup sites, they had only seven pull-thru 30/50 AMP sites, eleven 30 AMP ones, and six 30 AMP back-ins. We didn’t expect much from a small KOA and when we discovered that manager stepped during our arrival, we just took it in-stride. We found his note on the door and our reservation site number. On the plus side, we found our spot easily by walking around due to its small size.
When we had time to explore, we saw that the main office had been refurbished and a sad decaying mini-golf course. Bathrooms like many other KOA bathrooms were stuck in the 1970s but clean. At this point, I’m beginning to think that refurbishing bathrooms up to modern standards are the lowest priority for all KOAs. One interesting thing we did notice is that this Goodland KOA had turned many of their tree stumps into carved sculptures. I’m all for this kind of art, especially since its probably cheaper than removing the stump altogether — why not turn it into something arty.
Overall, I would recommend Goodland KOA, mostly for the fact that it’s cheaper than most KOA campgrounds out there yet maintains the expectations of a KOA brand RV Park.