Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) saw a slight increase in Labor Day Weekend camping numbers, despite Hurricane Earl’s holiday visit to the Eastern U.S. and Canada.
KOA, the largest system of open-to-the-public family campgrounds in North America, saw a 0.4% increase in camping nights compared to Labor Day week figures from 2009, according to a news release.
“That’s a pretty significant accomplishment, when you consider that campgrounds from northern Florida to Nova Scotia were affected by Hurricane Earl at some point during the Labor Day weekend,” said KOA CEO Jim Rogers.
Kampgrounds of America has 475 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Camping results have been strong throughout the summer, with a nearly 2.5% increase in camping nights projected between May and October, compared to the same period in 2009, comparing the same campgrounds in the system.
“This summer has been largely a repeat of what we experienced in 2009,” said Rogers. “North Americans are looking for a fun, affordable vacation alternative and our strong summer results over the past two years indicates that KOA camping meets that need.”