Abilene KOA Review & Rating

Texas Outside Rating: 7.9

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Abilene KOA Overview:

Under the trees in a former pecan grove, Abilene KOA is conveniently located to I-20 and has easy access to the freeway and downtown Abilene. 

This great Abilene RV Park has level sites, a mixture of pull throughs and back-ins, a pool, camping cabins, and good amenities.  Access to the sites is easy, the staff is very friendly and helpful, and the Abilene KOA RV Park is clean and well maintained.

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Amenities and Fun Things To Do:

Abilene KOA has 77 full hook-up sites that are a mixture of back-in and pull throughs.  All of the sites are level, seem a tad wider than most RV parks, and the hook-ups are located where they should be for easy access. 

Each site has a cable hook-up, 30 and 50 AMP service, a grassy area, and a picnic table.  Some of the sites are up to 90 feet long.  The roads are wide enough to handle the big rigs and all the main roads are paved and the sites pads are crushed gravel.  You can choose from fairly open and sunny sites  to well shaded sites with lots of pecan and mesquite trees.  The sites in the front portion of the campground will hear some freeway noise. 

For tent campers, Abilene KOA has 8 tent sites with water and electric.  If you don't have a tent or an RV or maybe some friends want to join you, then the 5 Kamping Kabins are perfect.  Four of the cabins are one room with a double bed and a bunk bed to sleep up to four.  One cabin has two bedrooms and sleeps up to six in a double bed in one room and two bunk beds in the other room.  All of the cabins are heated and air conditioned and each of these log cabins has a front porch with a swing.  They are rustic but functional and you'll need to bring your own linens.  Pricing is very reasonable.  

Another reason to stay at Abilene KOA is to enjoy their amenities, some of which include:

  • swimming pool
  • horseshoe pits and basketball half court
  • meeting and game room with a ping pong and  pool table
  • playground with a swing, tether ball, and small fort
  • gift shop with souvenirs, snacks, and some staples

Abilene KOA is pet friendly and has a great fenced in dog park complete with a fire hydrant.  In addition, you'll find propane, showers and restrooms, laundry room, and free Wi-Fi.

The staff is fantastic - good ole Texas Hospitality and good local knowledge of the area's attractions, restaurants, and other things to see and do. The park is clean and well maintained.  This is the first KOA in Texas and most of the facilities are dated but cleand and functional.

One of the things we like about staying at a KOA is you know what to expect and they seem consistent between parks - from our perspective KOA is to campgrounds like McDonalds is to burgers.  I was also impressed with KOA's computer system which retains all of your vital information and saves lots of time when you register and check in.  You might want to look into the KOA Value Card which can save you some money. 

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A Typical Texas Outsider Day:

We stayed at the Abilene KOA for a couple days as a part of an extended trip from Texas to California.  Immediately after getting escorted to our site, we unhooked the Jeep and headed into Abilene to check out Frontier Texas and the food at a nearby restaurant that was recommended.

We really enjoyed Frontier Texas, which is a multi-million dollar award winning museum that helps you experience life in Texas from 1780 to 1880.  Using state-of-the-art technology, Frontier Texas introduces you to eight people who share their experiences during that era which included fighting the white man, hunting buffalo and herding cattle, living a hard prairie life, searching for a wife and daughter captured by the Indians, or surviving a gunfight.  Very impressive and  well done and well worth going out of your way to visit.

The following day, we enjoyed a round of golf at Maxwell Golf Course - use this Abilene Golf Map to find a course and read our reviews of the courses we have played.  Diamondback Golf  Club is a fun course in good condition.  After golf it was off to the Abilene Zoo.  The Zoo is small but worth a couple hour visit.  You'll find birdies (which we couldn't find on the golf course), giraffes that get up close and personal, rhinos, monkeys, lions, snakes, creepy crawlers, and more.

A few miles from Abilene KOA, we found a fun honky tonk called the Lucky Mule.   The night we were there they had two outstanding country bands and a fun and lively crowd. 

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Cool Nearby Activities:

The Abilene KOA's website has some good information on things to see and do in the area and you should also check out Texas Outside's Guide to Abilene

Campground Information

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Texas Outside Favorite Sites: 55 or 69 for a pull thru or 26 or 54 for a back-in and cabin 5

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Texas Outside Campground Rating System

Texas Outside uses a tough rating scale and it’s difficult for a campground to get a “10”.  Each park is rated on:

  • Scenic Beauty: a campground that is flat with no trees or character gets a “1” and hills, lots of trees, beautiful lake site, and lush ground cover gets a “10”
  • Park Condition:  the cleaner, well kept, and maintained campgrounds receive high scores
  • Amenities: we are looking for lots of amenities like restrooms, dump stations, playgrounds, boat ramps, shelters, concession stand, rental toys, and more.
  • Campsites:  low scores are given for sites that are right next to each other (good for getting to know your neighbors, but not what we’re looking for when we’re camping); have no lantern holder, no water or electricity, no fire pit, no grill, or no picnic table (or it’s rotten wood); have no trees and no view; the ground cover is crushed rock (my bare feet hate that stuff!); and they require a lot of work to get your rig level.
  • Things To Do: Bonus points are given for campgrounds that offer lots of fun things to do at the park or very nearby – this includes: biking, hiking, climbing, boating, entertainment, golf, swimming, fishing, volleyball, horseshoes, and more