Sunday, October 2, 2011

Go Camping In October!

"The events and activities are winding down at Meadville KOA (Kampgrounds of America) by the time the month of October arrives," according to campground owner, Tim Chilson, “but there is still great camping weekends remaining this camping season."

"We're nearing the end of the season and October 8th is our last event weekend of the camping season," Chilson said, "but we've discounted the camping prices, which makes it even more affordable for people to get out and enjoy the wonderful fall festivals like the the Pioneer Steam Show in Saegertown and Franklin Applefest on Oct. 8 Weekend, and Conneaut Lake Area Pumpkinfest on our last camping weekend of the season this year, Oct. 15.  If you’re into haunted attractions, Ghost Lake runs every weekend now through the end of October.  Not only can you enjoy those wonderful autumn festivals, haunted attractions, and the fall foliage, but the cool evenings provide wonderful opportunities to enjoy an autumn evening campfire and some warmed apple cider and s'mores!" Chilson went on to add, “There are autumn driving tours in the area that maximize your fall foliage viewing as well.  They are provided on the Crawford County Visitor’s Bureau website.” ( 

Many RVers, according to Chilson, use October as a perfect time to travel and enjoy the foliage. "With gas prices lowered, fall festivals, and fall foliage at its’ prime, it's a perfect time to get outside, enjoy the beautiful autumn weather remaining, and do some camping," Chilson added.

Meadville KOA is rated in the top 5% of campgrounds nationally and hosts 165 camp sites, 4 camping cabins (which includes two, lake-front deluxe lodges), seven fishing ponds for catch and release fishing (no license required), a swimming pool, a creek for wading, a hiking trail, volleyball, basketball, soccer & ball field, horseshoe pits, jumping pillow (Saturdays only), pedal karts, paddle boats, mini golf (open to the public), planned activities, themed events, hay wagon rides, and more!

By Robyn Chilson

Tim & Robyn Chilson own and operate Meadville KOA (Formally Brookdale Family Campground) in Meadville, PA. Robyn can be reached at 814-789-3251.