Kingman KOA Journey, Kingman, AZ

I believe this is a popular and well-run KOA in the historical and tourist area of Route 66 and Kingman. However, given a choice, I probably wouldn’t stay here again. The facilities were well-kept and the front office has personable employees and a well stocked store but I wasn’t happy with the site set ups.

If you request 30 amp water/electric the only choices are “buddy” sites. I asked when I checked in about this and was told that the sites were separated by oleander bushes. Yes, there are oleander bushes but they certainly don’t separate a direct view of neighbors on both sides. And the folks on my right had to share my picnic table and common space. I actually kept my shades closed the whole time. When my neighbors had a problem with one of their alarms going off, I also got to listen to it at 7:00 a.m. and share in their drama of trying to fix it.

The sites are very narrow too and it’s a good thing I didn’t have slides. Even so, I was brushing up against some bushes when trying to get into my door after doggie walks. Certainly not what I look for when paying $50 a night. In the future, lesson learned and I will pay for full hook ups, even if I don’t use them.

The only sites I could spot that seemed nice and fairly private as I walked around were the 50 amp pull thru sites. I didn’t walk over to check the patio sites or the 30 amp full hook up but I’m sure those were larger too and you do pay for the privilege. This KOA also features a campground area and cabins. The campground area seems to offer some privacy with lots of hedges and greenery between sites but the sites seem rather small.

There are employees in golf carts who help you park and make sure all is well.There is a children’s playground, a mini golf course that seems aged but clean, and a dog park, in addition to the usual laundry facilities and shower/restrooms. This KOA also has permanent residents in mobile homes and an RV storage area.

I enjoyed browsing in the store and made a few purchases. If you need RV supplies or food, there’s plenty to choose from. They also feature a lot of souvenirs, jewelry, clothes, and a whole toy section. This KOA is a jumping off place for a lot of exploring so I’m sure it’s worth it to sightseers to stay parked here. There’s historic downtown Kingman, Oatman (where the wild burros run free), Grand Canyon skywalk (only 70 miles), Lake Havasu, and much more. If you plan to do those sites, this might work for you. If you just want a nice getaway camping trip, I would look elsewhere.

Tight sites
30 amp water/electric row
Mini golf and cabins
Dog park and playground

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