Wapakoneta KOA

Address: 14719 Cemetery Rd, Wapakoneta, OH 45895

Phone: (419) 738-6016

E-mail: wapakonetakoa@gmail.com

Website: http://www.wapakonetakoa.com/

The Wapakoneta KOA is conveniently located off I-75 in the middle of Ohio. Due to the proximity to the highway, this is a very good location for a stopover, if travelling and needing to stop for the night. Some of the sites, especially the tent sites near the back, will experience a good bit of road noise. The season runs from March 15th -November 15th. Check in times: RV & tent sites is noon. Check in time for Cabins is 2 pm. Check out times for all sites is noon.  Limit of 6 people per site (includes campers & visitors).Visitors $7 per person ($10 on holidays) per day (Noon to 10 pm).  There are 76 RV sites – 11 with water, electric and cable and most others full hook-up. Deluxe RV sites: these are both back in and pull thru sites. Each site has a concrete pad and patio, 2 sitting areas, BBQs and a camp fire pit There are also several tent sites near the back of the park that offer electricity and a decent amount of shade. The tent sites are all grass with vegetation (bushes, etc. between sites for privacy. These sites back up to a corn field.  There are 10 cabins. Camping Cabins include  one-room (sleeps 4) and two-room (sleeps 6) cabins. Some of these are pet  and include TV, small refrigerator, heat/AC. Deluxe Cabins offer units that sleep 4 or sleep 7. Linens for 4 are provided in either unit.  No pets are allowed in these cabins.

The campstore is decently stocked with souvenirs, limited food supplies, some camping items, ice cream and various sundries. There is also a food available such as wings, pizza, etc. that they will deliver directly to your site. We found the staff to be very friendly and accommodating. The campground offers free wifi (daily code provided) and cable. Most of the channels were very clear and there were around 60 channels available.  Firewood was $6 (after tax) per bundle.  This was for roughly 8 pieces (medium-sized) and when we stayed our bundles were damp and difficult to get started.  You can purchase fire starters for $1 – which is recommended. Wood shim pieces are also available for .20 a piece – these burned well and helped significantly.  Ice is available for $2 for a 7lb bag. There is a very nice and clean laundry room adjacent to the campstore: $2.00 per wash, .25 cents per 10 minutes on dryers. There is a change machine on site or if you prefer you can get rolled quarters from the cashier. There is a camp sink and also 3 propane grills available for camper use. Propane fill is available for $20 per 20 gallon tank, $30 for 30lb tank. Motorhomes can be filled for $3.49 per gallon.

Appearance:

This is a very well-maintained campground. It is quite evident that the owners, John and Debbie, take pride in their campground.  The interior roads are gravel (well-maintained) and each site is very well-groomed with a wooden platform type deck (10×8) , picnic table and fire ring. All pull-through sites have a planter with flowers, and there are flowering bushes and flowers throughout. This was a nice feature we have not encountered in most campgrounds.  Some premium sites have a shade pergola, patio set, and propane grill.  The campsite has many mature tress that offer shade to most sites. The grass is kept mowed and trimmed. The highway is visible from some sites.  For pop-ups and tent sites the noise is also a bit of an issue. It is a beautiful campground all-in-all.

Rating: One to Five lanterns with Five being the highest)

 4.5lanterns

Family/Pet:

There are a variety of activities on site for children to enjoy.  There is a large playground area with a pirate ship, slides, swings, and nearby a putt-putt course, cornhole set, shuffleboard game and volleyball net.  There is also a large field area for soccer or football, Frisbee, etc.  There is a decent sized pool that is clean with ample seating.  There is also a covered pavilion with 6 or so picnic tables, 3 or so arcade type games, foosball, Ping-Pong, and pool table.  (fee)

Hayrides are available every weekend during the summer.  there is also a basketball court with a rack of several basketballs to use. There is also a gem mining station.

Seasonal activities:

Chili Cook off (Sept 5)

Candy Bar Bingo every Saturday

Pizza Making Every Saturday during the summer 12-2

July 3-4 Christmas in July

We were very happy to find that there are TWO fenced dog areas: one near the front and another near the back.  Both are moderately sized and have agility equipment, various balls and toys.  There are trash cans and scoops/shovels for waste disposal.  The bag dispensers were empty, so if you prefer this method of clean-up you may need your own.  The pet areas are lit at night and have trees for shade during the day (particularly the one in the back.)

Rating: 

5lanterns

Area Attractions

Indian Lake – approximately a half hour drive.

Neil Armstrong Museum:  This is very close to the campground, in fact you can see it on the other side of the highway from the rear of the campground.  Adults: $8, Seniors $7, Children over five $4, children 4 and under free.

Airstream Factory Tours and Museum

Downtown Wapakoneta – shopping, restaurants, Temple of Tolerance Rock Garden, Waterpark (community pool).

Auglaize Antique Mall

Rating:

3.5lanterns

 

Restrooms:

The restrooms were incredibly clean.  There is a  shower/restroom building with one unisex bath/shower and additional bath near the middle of the campground. This building has nice fixtures and a rather large mirror.   This building is also handicap accessible.  The main shower house is within the office building and adjacent to the pool.  This facility has several shower stalls on each side. This shower house was nicely decorated with tile accents.  There is a dressing area in each shower stall and hooks for clothing/towels.  Water pressure flow was good and water was decently warm.

Rating:

5lanterns

Overall Rating:

4.5lanterns

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