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33 KOAs Named to Woodall Top Park Listing

33 KOAs make top list in Woodall's 2011 North American Campground Directory

33 KOAs make top list in Woodall's 2011 North American Campground Directory

Woodall Publications Corp has included 39 Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) parks in North America on its annual list of top-rated campgrounds and RV parks, according to a KOA news release.

That total is more than any other camping company in the U.S. or Canada placed on the list, according to officials at Woodall’s.

The 5W/5W top rating from Woodall’s allows recreational vehicle owners and campers to search and find the top-rated RV parks and campgrounds that meet their travel needs, according to Joe Daquino, senior vice president and publisher for Affinity Group Inc.’s (AGI) Affinity Media Division, the parent company for Woodall Publications.

“Privately owned campgrounds and RV parks covet the 5W Woodall’s rating,” Daquino said. “It’s valued as the industry’s longest running standard, and most respected rating system.”

A total of 333 campgrounds in North America received the 5W/5W rating for 2011 and are listed in the 2011 Woodall’s North American Campground Directory.

“It’s gratifying to have an outside authority such as Woodall’s Publications verify what our campers already know,” said Pat Hittmeier, KOA president. “We pride ourselves on the fact that our KOA owners know what their campers want because we tirelessly survey our campers and ask that very question. Our KOA owners have become experts in analyzing the camping data we provide, and working hard to ensure that they deliver just the sort of experience our campers want and expect.”

In order to rate campgrounds across North America, Woodall’s field teams conduct their own on-site inspections of every park. The final ratings are a composite of several different areas of interest, including a campground’s physical grounds, restrooms, site and road developments, surrounding recreation and the superior maintenance of its facilities.

The KOA campgrounds receiving a 5W/5W Woodall’s rating for 2011 are:

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