Quad Cities Best Campground!

There's Just Something About a Campfire

Enjoy yours at Rock Island / Quad Cities KOA Campground

Reserve Yours NowWhere Are We?

Quad Cities Best Campground

There's Just Something About a Campfire

Enjoy Yours at Rock Island / Quad Cities KOA Campground

Reserve Yours NowWhere Are We?

Go Fishing

Kids of all ages can enjoy our two lakes for fishing, no license required!


Hop in one of our canoes and get back to nature on the water. Life jackets provided.

Cool Off

The kids are sure to love our water splash park. Loads of fun in the sun.


Try out one of our Paddleboats and have a blast on our beautiful lakes.

Welcome To
Rock Island / Quad Cities KOA Campground

We’re Glad You’re Here!

Welcome to ordinary not extraordinary. Everyone claims to be extraordinary, the best, but is it true? We claim to be ordinary as a campground and RV park, with ordinary owners and employees.
You have heard it all before, “we are the best, we are world class”, Well, we, at Rock Island KOA are just like you and every day we do what we can to get it right. We try our best, but we make mistakes and we do not always fix them right the first time. We don’t always smile and sometimes the pressures make us a bit grumpy. Our facilities don’t always standup to the test of great, perfect, or the best that people demand. Some sites are short and fat, some long and skinny. Our lake does not have clear water; it’s muddy like the nearby mighty Mississippi. We have annoying bugs, birds, animals, trees and sometimes weather. All we can offer is an opportunity to recreate in the great outdoors. We will try a deliver a great experience but we don’t always succeed. We still wish to invite you to stay with us if we have not frightened you away. Come get back to nature, and all the ordinary it may bring you, during this extraordinary time.

Your hosts: the Downing family

Rock Island KOA Hosts, John & Carol Downing
Rock Island KOA President's Award 2022

The Rock Island / Quad Cities KOA Campground is at the center of all that’s going on in the Quad Cities area. We have RV Sites, Tent Sites and Cabins on 150+ acres for guests to explore, including 50 acres of lake for fishing (no license required) or boating. Enjoy a heated outdoor pool, adults-only hot tub, water spray park for all ages and a community room. The bathhouse features individual showers and dressing rooms. Paddleboats, canoes and kayaks are available. Play mini golf for free with your own golf ball or purchase a souvenir ball. There are many shaded sites next to or near the lake. Play horseshoes, go fishing or check out the new Jump Pad. Planned activities for kids and families are scheduled for most weekends throughout the season. Need an RV repair? On-site service is available by appointment. Other services include LP, dump station and local repair shops for gasoline and diesel engines.

Ways To Stay At Our KOA

Premium Deluxe Cabin

Premium Deluxe Cabins

  • Twice as large as the Deluxe Cabins, sleep 4-6 people, feature full kitchen, full bath, futon to full sleeper, dining table, TV in master bedroom (queen) and living room, bunks (twin) in 6 person cabins, AC and heat.
  • Bring your own towels and bedding. No pets allowed.
  • Covered cement patio with patio furniture, fire pit, and grill.
Rock Island KOA Custom Cabin

Deluxe Cabins

  • Sleeps up to 6, features kitchenette, bathroom with shower, bunk bed room (twin size beds), sofa sleeper (full size bed), bedroom with queen size bed, deck with patio furniture and grill, and fire pit. Bring your own towels and bedding. No pets allowed.
  • Handicap accessible, sleeps up to 4. Features all of the above except for the bunk bed room. Bring your own towels and bedding. No pets allowed.
Rock Island KOA Cabin

Camping Cabins

  • Two Room with air conditioning, mini refrigerator, porch swing, picnic table, grill, and fire pit. Sleeps up to six people. Comes with a full size bed, one set of bunk beds and a futon that folds out into a full size bed. The pet friendly cabins have an extra bunk bed instead of the futon. Don’t forget your towels and bedding. No plumbing. Some have TV with cable.
  • One Room with air conditioning, TV with cable, porch swing, picnic table, grill, and fire pit. Sleeps up to four people. Some are pet friendly. Don’t forget your towels and bedding. No plumbing.
Rock Island KOA RV Site


  • Deluxe concrete slab or end site with large yard, pull thru, water, electric, sewer, 50/30 amp and cable
  • Pull thru with water, electric, sewer and cable, 50/30 amp or 30/20 amp
  • Back-in with water, electric, sewer and cable, 50/30 amp or 30/20amp some with concrete slabs
  • Water and electric pull thru or back in. 50/30 amp or 30/20 amp
  • Monthly sites available year round with 50 amp, water,electricity, sewer, and cable
  • Seasonal sites on and off lake available with dump service.
Rock Island KOA Tent Site

Tent Sites

  • Tent sites located on the lake with a private dock/bank and electricity.
  • Tent sites located on the lake with a private dock/bank with out electricity.
  • Tent sites off the lake with electricity.
  • Tent sites off the lake with out electricity.

Campground Amenities

50 Amp Max






75' Max Length




Hot Tub








Cable TV


Snack Bar


Mini Golf


Campground Information

Check In / Check Out Times

Rock Island / Quad Cities KOA Campground check in times for RV and Tent sites is 2pm, Cabin sites are 3pm. Check out time for all sites is 11:00am. Anyone arriving before the check in time may be charged a $10 early check in fee. Base rate for all sites are for 2 adults ages 16 or older and 4 children age 15 and under ($5 per extra person). Fees for extra person(s) do not apply from mid September through mid May. A $10 fee is implemented per extra vehicle.  All visitors outside of the campground visiting a camper are subject to a $6 per person fee. There are no refunds for early departure.

Cancellation Requirements

A $10.00 fee will be charged for all cancellations. All cancellations pertaining to a cabin must be made 7 days prior to scheduled arrival. All cancellations pertaining to an RV or tent site must be made at least 48 hours prior to arrival date. For cancellations pertaining to a holiday or special event, notification must be made at least 7 days prior to the arrival date for RV or tent sites and 14 days prior for cabins. Failure to cancel by above deadline will result in forfeiture of deposit. All cancellations must be made by phone. For reservations or cancellations please contact us at (888) 562-4502.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Pets are allowed at the campground and we welcome all breeds as long as they are well behaved and picked up after.
  • Guests are allowed to visit you at the campground for a $5/person fee a day which allows them to use the same amenities as our campers.
  • No carpets are allowed on our grass, we work very hard at keeping the grass alive to provide you the nicest site we can.
  • Fishing is allowed in our lakes and no fishing license is required. You man bring your boat into the campground for a $5 fee per boat. Trolling motors only, if the boat has a gas motor it needs to be completely removed before it goes into the lakes.
  • Firewood – Camping isn’t camping without a campfire, however, due to the Ash Borer disease we only allow USDA certified wood to be burned. If you don’t buy the wood from us you must show proof that it is USDA certified.
  • Vehicles – Each site is allowed one vehicle, if you have an extra vehicle it is $5 and must be parked in our pool parking lot. Washing of vehicles or units is strictly prohibited.
  • Plants – We proudly spend a great deal of time and money enhancing the beauty and nature of the park so please don’t take anything with you. We would be happy to tell you what we have planted and help you find where you can get it.

Rock Island / Quad Cities KOA Campground Map

Rock Island KOA Campsite Map

How To Find Us

PLEASE NOTE: For guests coming from the East heading West off of I-280, when inputting location into GPS or Google Maps you will be directed to take exit 15 instead of exit 11A. This route will take you through town instead of around it. We are located two miles from exit 11A, I-280, Rock Island, Illinois.

Traveling on I-80 east or west take I-280 bypass to exit 11A, (US Rt. 92) and proceed to traffic signal at Andalusia Road (one mile). Turn left at light onto 78th Avenue West (Andalusia Road) proceed one mile to the KOA entrance on left. Look for large KOA sign at entrance. NOTICE – coming from the East the exit numbers jump up to 15 then back down to 11A. Don’t panic if you see exit 15, you didn’t miss us! Coming from Chicago area on I-88? At junction of I-88 and I-80 take I-80 east about 5 miles to I-280 west. Follow I-280 to exit 11A (after the airport exit) and proceed per above instructions.Coming on I-74? Take I-280 west and proceed to exit 11A. 2311 78th Avenue West Rock Island, IL 61201 Phone: (309) 787-0665 Toll Free: (888) 562-4502 Fax: (309) 283-0699 Email: camp@rockislandkoa.com

What Our Visitors Say

Campground News

Kid’s Halloween Weekend

Once again we will have our kid's Halloween weekend on October 9. Activities will include pumpkin decorating, costume contest and trick or treat parade. We encourage anyone visiting us that weekend to bring costumes and decorate your campsites! Due to covid, we won't...

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New Playground!

Our preschool playground is now open! The kids are loving it and we are so happy to be able to provide more recreation for our families.

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Spray Park is OPEN!

The spray park is once again open!! After and extremely long wait for one part, we got her up and running. We appreciate everyone's patience and are so happy we are able to offer this amenity once again.

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Gaga Ball and Ten Spin

2020 wasn't the greatest year, and even our recreational equipment couldn't escape the misfortunes of the "year that must not be named". However, the new Ten Spin and Gaga Ball court have both been installed and are ready for play!  We have shifted some of the...

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