Wynston and I casually checked out the Flagstaff KOA in northern Arizona just for the heck of it. I wanted to test a few things in our camper van, so it was the perfect chance to visit the KOA.
This is our Flagstaff KOA review, and if you aren’t familiar with KOAs, check out our guide here!
Flagstaff KOA Review
The Flagstaff KOA is located off of Route 66 in northern Arizona. Nestled at the base of the San Francisco Peaks, this peaceful campground is a terrific spot for a one night reprieve or long term adventure.
You can find the following amenities at the Flagstaff KOA:
- Free WiFi – and it’s actually decent! The WiFi at San Diego Metro KOA is absolutely horrendous, but much to my amazement, I was able to take advantage of the free WiFi in Flagstaff.
- Dog Park
- 50 Max Amp
- Gift shop with ice and snacks
- Bicycle rentals
Activities and amenities may change throughout the year or depending on the holiday. Memorial Day through Labor Day is peak season for Flagstaff KOA.
Flagstaff KOA Notes
There are several ways you can enjoy your stay the Flagstaff KOA.
- Deluxe cabins with bathroom and kitchen
- Teepee with no bathroom
- Camping cabin with no bathroom
- Tent sites
- RV sites
No matter what type of camping you prefer to do, there’s a shady spot for you to relax in at this campground. Each space has a picnic table.
Flagstaff KOA is very quiet and serene, with little noise from the nearby freeway. It’s also pretty dark around the campground at night, making it easy to stargaze. But make sure you bring a lantern to walk to the bathrooms!
Attached to the Flagstaff KOA is a lovely hiking trail. You can access it directly from the campground, and it takes you to the base of the San Francisco Peaks. Dogs are welcome on the trail!
As I mentioned above, there is a dog park at his KOA but it is not well kept. There is some mediocre agility equipment for dogs to exercise on.
Although Flagstaff KOA offers a peaceful camping experience, it’s conveniently located right across the street from a massive shopping center with a plethora of large retailers. There are also several food choices and options for groceries. If you need something, you’ll be able to find it across the street.
At the time Wynston and I visited, there were limited activities due to the pandemic, as well as a fire ban. Fire bans are common in Arizona, so don’t be surprised if you aren’t allowed to build a campfire when exploring the desert wilderness.
I appreciated everything about the Flagstaff KOA. It’s exactly was hoping for out of a northern AZ campground with amenities. I look forward to visiting again!