The ”newest jewel” in the 475-park Kampgrounds of America (KOA) system, located in Dewittville, N.Y., is set to hold a grand opening on May 13-14.
According to a report in the Post-Journal, Jamestown, Bill and Anita Perry, owners of the Chatautauqua Lake KOA, will be dovetailing the celebrations with KOA’s annual “Come Kamp & Care With Us Weekend” event. Campers staying at the campground as paying guests on Friday are invited to stay at the campground for free on Saturday. The annual event also serves as a fundraising event for KOA Care Camps for children with cancer.
Chautauqua Lake KOA is set on 180 acres of wooded and open land overlooking the northeast shore of Chautauqua Lake, which lies a half-mile away.
The park offers a complete camping experience with plenty of activities including a heated swimming pool, playground, basketball, volleyball, horseshoes, miniature golf course, a game room, Wi-Fi, nature trails and a book and video library. The park also has laundry facilities, barbecue grills, a pavilion for events like a wedding or family reunion and golf carts available to rent.
The campground offers daily, weekly, monthly and seasonal camping accommodations, which includes parking an RV or pitching a tent at a wooded or open campsite with a choice of utilities like water, electric and sewer. Visitors can also choose a rustic cabin or luxury cottage to enjoy a camping getaway.
The Perrys bought the property in 1993 and opened the campgrounds in 1994. Anita Perry said they have worked to expand the park each year, including a new expansion that will add an additional 66 sites to the 250 already available locations.
She noted they are glad to be part of the KOA system, adding that no additions or changes were needed to the park to be qualified to join KOA.