Just off Texas 6, nestled on the Brazos-Robertson County line, the largest network of privately owned campgrounds, Kampgrounds of America (KOA), has unveiled its newest addition to the campground industry.
Opening its doors on May 1st, this Bryan-North College Station location enriches the Texas outdoor scene as KOA’s 25th location within the state.
According to Sairoj Maknojia, the owner and manager of the KOA B-CS, the initial response has been slow yet steady. But she remains hopeful about the influx of campers during the fall, in tune with the local hospitality trends.
She anticipates an increase in the campsite’s popularity as the football season commences and the local college students make their return.
The KOA B-CS location, as Maknojia elaborated, has already begun welcoming a diverse array of visitors.
There are wanderlust-driven travelers seeking a pit stop on their journeys, sports enthusiasts attending local events, and retirees pursuing a peaceful respite away from home.
Classified as a KOA Holiday, this new location finds its place within the mid-sized category of KOA’s three-tier system. Offering a blend of convenience and a true outdoor experience, it stands as a basecamp for adventure-seekers across the United States and Canada.
The KOA B-CS campground comes outfitted with 115 sturdy concrete sites, stretching up to 110 feet.
Visitors can opt for pull-through sites equipped with patios and picnic tables or splurge on premium sites which additionally offer a cozy fire pit flanked by lawn chairs. Complementing these offerings are a host of amenities, such as a swimming pool, a playground for children, and a dog park.
For those desiring a more home-like comfort, two cabins named Lone Star and 12th Man have been set up. These cabins can sleep up to six and are equipped with a full kitchen and bathroom.
Transitioning from a successful history of owning convenience store businesses, Maknojia, and her family decided to dive into the camping industry, fuelled by their passion for camping and outdoor exploration. The construction of the B-CS location was a labor of love and commitment, taking nearly 14 months of meticulous work.
Even though the initial response to KOA B-CS may have been slow, data from the KOA’s May 2023 report suggests a different narrative for the summer months.
Maknojia remains optimistic about the fall season, eyeing the Texas A&M football season as a potential boon for the campsite. The close proximity to the campus may attract fans and parents of students looking for an immersive camping experience or an RV parking option.
Undoubtedly, this new venture represents an exciting addition to the KOA network, inviting all outdoor enthusiasts to partake in an enriching camping experience in the heart of Texas.
For more information, visit https://koa.com/campgrounds/college-station/.
Featured image from Bryan / North College Station KOA (Bryan, TX).