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Goodland KOA Journey: A Serene Oasis in Western Kansas

In the heart of Western Kansas, less than a mile away off I-70, rests an award-winning RV and camping haven known as the Goodland KOA Journey

Known for its serene environment filled with green lawns, mature shade trees, and colorful blooms, this campground has become a much-appreciated stopover for road-weary travelers, as well as a destination for those seeking an idyllic vacation. 

According to campground manager Cindy Miller, the Goodland KOA is a “magical and wonderful place, with an enchanting playground, lovely gardens, a sparkling pool, historical views, and a towering Van Gogh!

Endless possibilities 

The park provides a variety of camping options, designed to cater to the diverse needs of visitors. Pull-thru and back-in RV sites with full-hookups and 30/50-amp power cater to those traveling with their RVs, while basic water and electric sites, as well as tent sites, appeal to traditional campers.

In addition to the park’s upgraded Wi-Fi, there’s also cable TV for entertainment. During the summer, from late May to early September, a pool serves as a refreshing retreat. Pets are catered for too, with two dedicated dog parks on site.

For those in search of a comfortable retreat with modern conveniences, air-conditioned cabins are available.

Adding to its broad spectrum of offerings, the Goodland KOA Journey also provides RV rentals.

Through a strategic partnership with RVshare, campers can rent RVs from a list of local options and have them delivered right to the campground. 

The campground has also undergone an extensive expansion, adding a total of 31 new RV sites this year. 

These sites include several Super Sites up to 100 feet in length as well as traditional full-service 50amp pull-through sites and 50/30amp back-in sites. 

Photo courtesy of Goodland KOA Journey

Many of the new sites have full patios with furniture and BBQs; one even features an EV charging station for campers’ tow vehicles. Four new Paw Pen sites were added as well, featuring their own private dog runs right on the site. 

As part of the expansion, both the bathrooms and the store and office were completely remodeled, offering campers brand-new amenities and a wide variety of local products. 

These services, along with the park’s location, accessibility, and features, contribute to Goodland KOA’s reputation as a complete package for campers.

Outdoor adventures, historical treasures, and local attractions

Further enhancing the charm of the location is the rich local heritage, personified in the form of the High Plains Museum. 

This museum houses a replica of America’s first patented helicopter, which was built by two local men in 1909. 

Just a short distance away, the city park displays a massive 32-foot-high replica of Vincent van Gogh’s famous sunflower painting, signifying Kansas’s status as the Sunflower State.

The allure of the campground isn’t limited to its boundaries. Just less than an hour north of Goodland, nature lovers will discover the Arikaree Breaks, a rugged cluster of badlands along the Arikaree River. 

This area offers tranquility, picturesque landscapes, and opportunities for hiking and mountain biking on quiet country roads dotted with yucca and prairie flowers.

A home away from home

Miller shared her perspective on what makes Goodland KOA special. 

She said, “I love this campground! We have because of its enchanting playground, lovely gardens, sparkling pool, historical views, and a towering Van Gogh painting right up the road! We have shiny new restrooms and cozy sites, along with a huge new dog run and K9 Paw Pen sites for campers with furry friends. Most of all I love meeting all our campers and making sure they have a fantastic stay with us!”

Goodland KOA Journey offers more than just a place to stay; it provides an experience filled with comfort, history, nature, and adventure. 

Photo courtesy of Goodland KOA Journey

Its range of accommodations, amenities, and local attractions make it a must-visit location in Western Kansas

Whether you’re just passing through or planning a vacation, this campground is well-equipped to meet and exceed your expectations. 

As Miller passionately notes, there truly is “no place like home,” and at the Goodland KOA Journey, they aim to make it feel just like that.

Goodland KOA Journey is a recipient of the 2023 KOA Founder’s and President’s Award. This accolade is an indicator of the park’s relentless efforts to provide an exemplary camping experience to its guests. 

Featured image from Goodland KOA Journey

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February 21, 2024 5:21 am

Did you know that Goodland KOA Journey’s recent expansion includes improved tent sites with electricity and water hookups? The campground hosts entertaining events like outdoor movie nights and themed weekends for an overall pleasant stay.


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