A “Record Breaking Year” – Astoria-Warrenton-Seaside KOA

by Wendy on May 16, 2017

Astoria-Warrenton-Seaside KOA dives into the Guiness Book of World Records
written by Rob Lafferty / photos courtesy of Lee Wheeler

Traveling in your RV while on vacation, what could be better than to roll into a park in a secluded, historic location that offers full amenities and a multitude of family-friendly activities right on the site – plus all the free pancakes you can eat?

The answer to that question can be found at the Astoria-Warrenton-Seaside KOA Resort. Located where the famed Lewis & Clark Expedition came to an end in 1806, the campground is just one mile from the Pacific Ocean and a half-mile from the Columbia River. So there’s great fishing any time of year, but that’s just one of dozens of things to do in the resort or at places nearby.

And if you visit during the next year, you just might end up in the Guinness Book of World Records. They’re having a “Record-Breaking Year” at the resort, with regularly scheduled attempts to set new world records for a variety of odd things. They’ve already set records for the world’s tallest stack of pancakes, the world’s largest whiteboard and the largest beanbag ever made, with many more attempts planned.

“We are able to offer a hotel experience in a campground environment,” said Dale Brechin, who has been the resort’s general manager for the past six years. “We can accommodate you at any level of comfort you desire, from our walk-up ‘Rustic Remote’ tent sites to a simple cabin with lights, a heater and a porch swing, to a pull-through full-hookup RV site. We even have deluxe hotel accommodations.”

“Every year we take care of 300,000 visitors, and we’ve been here for 22 years,” added Brechin. “Our average guest family visits us 2-3 times a year, bringing 2 or 3 kids and a dog with them.”.

Part of the reason so many guests return for a visit is the wide range of things to do in the area. A quick side trip to the Oregon Coast is as beautiful as it is memorable, with miles of wide sandy beaches, crashing surf and a natural beauty unspoiled by human development. But there’s plenty for everyone to do without leaving the 40-acre resort.

You can start your day with a stack of free pancakes hot off the grill at Iredale’s Pancake Kitchen. Add bacon, sausage, eggs, biscuits and gravy, and more from their breakfast menu, served up every morning from Memorial Day to Labor Day (weekends only during the winter). In the evening, there’s an expanded wine selection and a wine-tasting area in the fully-equipped Kampstore.

New deluxe RV sites have been added, providing gas grills, patios with furniture, cedar log swings, raised fire pits and other amenities. Choose a site in the trees or in the open for great satellite linkups!

Deluxe tent sites are in great locations and offer custom furniture, a lighted cooking area with gas grills, cell phone charging station and large tent platforms that make these new sites special.

If you love “glamping,” you’ll love the popular deluxe cabins, which sleep from four to six comfortably. They feature private bath, kitchens or kitchenettes, outside gas grills, patios and fire pits.

Got a larger group? Elk Camp Cabins sleep up to 16 and are great for family reunions or Scout groups. The center cabin has a common area with table, refrigerator, gas grill and microwave.

The campground also honors all members of the military. You’ll get 20% off camping fees on any site when you show your active or retired military ID.

You’ll find a Kamp K9 Park for your four-legged companions, a 9-hole miniature golf course, volleyball & basketball courts, an indoor pool, spa, lounge and recreation room, horseshoe pits and several playgrounds. You can join an ice cream social, do some arts & crafts, attend movie nights or watch stage entertainment, even sing some karaoke – all within walking distance of your camp.

The first KOA resort in the Northwest is also in the top ten of all KOA resorts across the country. Come to the Astoria-Warrenton-Seaside KOA Resort and see for yourself why that is true.

Astoria Warrenton Seaside KOA
1100 NW Ridge Rd
Hammond, OR
Across from Fort Stevens State Park.
Minutes from historical Seaside, Warrenton and Astoria.




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