Missoula KOA Celebrates 50th Anniversary

20 Jul 2017 4:01 PM | KOA Owners Association (Administrator)

The KOA Owners Association would like to congratulate Missoula KOA on their 50th Anniversary!

Missoula KOA Holiday Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Kampgrounds of America System

KOA NEWS SERVICE (July 20, 2017) – When Elmer and Marge Frame purchased land on the “far west” side of Missoula in the late 1950s, they only envisioned a small trailer park on the undeveloped site.

But in 1967, they decided to take a chance on a fledgling camping company headquartered in Billings. Now, 50 years later, that small collection of campsites has grown into the Missoula KOA Holiday campground, one of the premiere KOA locations in North America.

That first year in 1967, the campground hosted just more than 4,000 nights of camping. Now, the park hosts 25,000 camper nights each year, and has logged a total of more than 850,000 camper nights over the past 50 years.

Although Elmer passed away in 2004, Marge and her daughter, Laurie, still operate the park at 3450 Tina Avenue in Missoula. The campground was named KOA’s Campground of the Year in 1980, and has won the KOA President’s Award every year since the award was created in 2004. It has also won the prestigious KOA Founder’s Award for the past three years.

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