KOA Review: Sunbury/Columbus North

When you think of central Ohio, you probably don’t think of camping, but this little gem is located close to all the action. This well maintained KOA is located a few short miles off of 71 and near the Tanger Outlet Mall. (and the coming adventure park) The entrance to the KOA is easy to find and has a wide entrance to accommodate your rig as you go in.

 

The KOA general store and check in are just as you enter the park entrance and it is well stocked should find you need something while you are camping there. They have coffee, ice cream and all the basics! The decor is western and absolutely charming. You might want to hang out in there just for the welcoming vibe.

We used this KOA recently when we took our 2019 Sunset Trail 262BH on her maiden voyage. We were excited to even be going camping with our new travel trailer BUT the enjoyment went up a notch because of the Sunbury KOA. The site we were given was 120, it was level, had a concrete pad, picnic table and fire ring. This site was right on Autumn Lake and had a great view of the KOA. This was a back-in site with full hook-up. We chose the back in, over a pull through because there was a $7.00 savings. The only negative thing I can say about this site was that it was tight and the campers are really close together when it is busy.

 

Sunbury KOA offers many amenities for your family. The pool area is extremely nice and has a play area for littles there. The pool deck has plenty of seating for you and your family to enjoy. It is clean and well maintained.

The lake offers catch and release fishing. The general store has bait and poles you can buy should you choose to imbibe in this activity. There are also paddle boats that rent for $5.00 per half hour. The kayaks and canoes are free for your use during your while stay! BONUS! We really enjoyed being able to do that and spent an hour paddling the lake.

 

Our family enjoys the outdoors and Sunbury KOA has some really sweet hiking trails. There are 40 acres of wooded land where you can see local wildlife and enjoy nature. They boast of a 300 year old oak tree that you should check out while you are there! In the hiking area there is a 9 hole Frisbee golf area where you can play, unfortunately for us we did not have time on this trip but we look forward to trying it the next time we go!

 

Seriously, my kids loved the playground. They enjoyed something called the Gravity Rail Ride. They spent hours up there riding it over and over. I was conned into doing it one time. If you can keep a secret and not tell the family, I loved it! Up by the playground is a bounce pad, basketball court, corn hole, giant fun games and petting zoo, there is hours of fun to keep the kids and grand kids busy at this KOA.

This KOA has some AMAZING cabins and rustic tent shelters. We have stayed in Farm House Cabin by the petting zoo and were really refreshed after our stay. It was clean and really comfortable for our family. I would stay in it again, if we had not purchased a camper.

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The bathrooms are well kept and there are plenty of stalls. There is only one bathroom for the whole campground and it is way up front. If you are in sites out by the hiking trails the journey up there is RIDICULOUSLY LONG! Literally, if you’ve had 8 kids like I have, you might not make it! I did read in the reviews they are building one out that way, so I look forward to it!

We have never been to this campground on the weekend BUT I did read that they have many planned activities on them. The Road Kill Cafe is open, movies and pizza are just of the few things that they offer. Perhaps we will try to make it there and update the blog sometime in October.

One down side to this location is the amount of permanent sites there are. It just makes the campground look a little rundown in that area and I was not a big fan of that. Despite this, we will be coming here OFTEN.

Just a few tips:

1 vehicle per sit, Free WiFi , No tents in addition to your RV, Trash pick up at your site

I would recommend this KOA campground to you! If you want some site advice, I would choose 128-132 across from the lake or 119-122 on the lake.

Happy Adventuring,

Brandy

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Photos are all mine unless noted otherwise. Photo credit to KOA for the sign and store.

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