A record number of campers were hosted by Kampgrounds of America parks during the Fourth of July weekend, according to KOA. The 475 campgrounds in the KOA system welcomed more than 20,500 camping families on Friday, July 2, making it the largest single registration day in the 48-year-old camping company’s history, the organization said.
“Kampgrounds of America has been serving campers at our top-ranked campgrounds throughout North America since 1962,” said KOA’s CEO Jim Rogers. “After nearly five decades, we’re more popular than we’ve ever been.”
The registration record was 8 percent higher than that for Fourth of July weekend in 2009. Typically, the Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend holidays are the highest check-in weekends of the year. With a record July Fourth Weekend in the books, the outlook for the rest of the summer looks bright, according to KOA, which noted that advanced reservations for the 2010 summer season are already 11 percent ahead of the same time last year.
The July Fourth Weekend results were high despite depressed camper numbers along the Gulf Coast, due to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the recent Hurricane Alex.