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. Thanks Goodland!
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 10 pull-thru 30/50 AMP sites, eleven 30 AMP ones, and 14 30 AMP back-ins. When we arrived the manager had stepped out so we weren’t sure where to park. Fortunately, due to the small size of the park, we found our spot easily by walking around and discovering a not had been left on the site to mark it out for us.
When we had time to explore, we saw that the main office had been recently refurbished. Bathrooms like many other KOA bathrooms were stuck in the 1970s but thankfully clean. At this point, I’m beginning to think that refurbishing bathrooms up to modern standards are among the lowest priority for most 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.
The mini golf was never operational last year, and was removed early this year. There are 10 – 30/50 amp pull through sites. Also 11 – 30 amp pull through sites. Finally, there are 14 – 30 amp back in sites.
Sorry for any factual errors on the number of sites. I’ll correct that in the review. Sorry to hear about the mini-golf, I’m something of a fan of the tradition. But a wise decision as it’s better not to have it than to have it be run down. I’ll remove the picture to better reflect the current state of the park.