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Camping across America with KOA

As KOA campgrounds celebrate 50 years of adventure in the U.S. and Canada, we look back at memorable camping moments from the 1960s.

Baseball is great, but America’s real favorite pastime is sleeping under the stars, and few campers in the last 50 years haven’t made the acquaintance of KOA. There are more than 500 KOA campgrounds across the United States and Canada, but it all started back in 1962 with one picture-perfect spot in Billings, Montana.

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Kymberly August 6, 2012 at 10:31 am

Nice Ad! This and the Pep Boys retrospective last week. Informative, entertaining advertising. Well played. :)

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R. McAndrew August 6, 2012 at 11:41 am

Camping for kids was a great idea. Thanks KOA.

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Gene Osborn August 10, 2012 at 3:33 pm

We enjoyed camping and traveling for many years and stayed at KOAs all over the U.S. They always provided great accommodations and their map/catalog was always handy and helpful.

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Sally Hille August 10, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Brought back many memories…Thanks…Sally Hille

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janice weathersby August 11, 2012 at 11:48 am

The picture of the people watching the kids playing under the umbrella is my husband and I and our son. Was I surprised to see that!

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Jane Bailey August 15, 2012 at 3:47 pm

I love the last picture of the lady with her “laptop” on the picnic table!

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