During our short stay in Bowling Green, Kentucky, the RV has been parked at the Bowling Green KOA (Kampgrounds of America). KOAs are not the most scenic places to stay, but they are generally quiet, close to the interstate, and easy to get into and out of. We have a member’s card and get a 10% discount on nightly rates, so we often look for a KOA when we are moving every night or every couple of nights. They are like the Holiday Inn Express of campgrounds: not cheap but you know what to expect.
The Bowling Green KOA is a good example of a KOA. The sites are close together, but pull-through (easier on Tom after a day of driving) and plenty long enough for our big rig. We have full hook-ups which means we don’t have to drive to a dump site and wait in line before we can get back on the road.
The Bowling Green KOA also has many of the amenities you will find at a private campground: a pool, laundry, clean and modern bathhouses, a small grocery store, cable tv, and wifi. The wifi isn’t very fast, especially in the evening when more people are using it, but we don’t have to use our dwindling gigabytes for it.
There are some other amenities at the Bowling Green KOA. There is a nice putt-putt course, a fishing lake, paddle boats, and a short nature trail.
Only a quarter of the campsites are full, which makes the campsites feel less cramped. The people in the front office aren’t parking people next to each other, so there is a little wiggle room. One of the unique things about this KOA is the shared sites – where families or groups can get two sites next to each other that share a common patio and picnic table. This KOA also has a big selection of Kamping Kabins.
We have enjoyed our stay here, and would definitely choose this KOA again the next time we come this way.