We recently returned to the Canton KOA in East Texas — the first KOA we had ever been to — with a special guest: Mom. You can read about our first trip to Canton KOA here. She, like many of you reading this, had never been to a campsite, much less a KOA.
Canton Texas Not Canton Ohio
Canton, Texas is a city in and the county seat of Van Zandt County in East Texas. It is roughly 60 miles east of Dallas, Texas.
Pre-pandemic, Canton’s First Monday Trade Days, was a monthly flea market is the largest and longest running event of its kind.
The market runs Thursday through Sunday preceding the first Monday of each month, so consider that when making plans to visit the KOA. Depending on the time of year, up to 100,000 shoppers would visit the fair in a weekend.
Here’s a video drive through of the Canton, Ohio KOA.
Canton TX Deluxe Cabin Video Tour
Now back to this lovely Canton, TX Kampgrounds of America. Here’s a quick tour of the Deluxe Cabin that Mom and I stayed in during my second and her first trip to the KOA.
KOAs are a perfect way to introduce camping to people who are squeamish about the outdoors. Mom chose the campsite.
She went for the Half Pint, a Deluxe Cabin with one bedroom, one bathroom and a pullout bed. This is a great option for 2-4 people. The cabin also has heat and air, so you’ll be comfortable no matter what time of year it is. The weather in Canton TX can be extreme, so climate controlled accommodations are a huge plus.
Canton KOA Amenities
The KOA of Canton, Texas is located within the 34-acre Silver Spur Resort. The KOA campgrounds has about 100 RV spots that include back in, pull through and patio campsites.
Fishing and Paddle Boats
For the anglers in the family, the KOA campgrounds in Canton features two stocked catch and release ponds on the property. Likewise if you love the water, but don’t want to fish, you can try the pedal boats and go for a cruise on the water —weather permitting.
On those days when going outside is not feasible, or you just feel like being indoors, the Canton KOA also two Escape Rooms.
If you’re not familiar with the escape room concept, it’s where you are “locked” in a room and you must solve puzzles to get the key and escape.
This is a great team building activities for the family. There’s also a human foosball pit, where communication, leadership and your teamwork skills will be put to the test.
The Q and Brew restaurant and brew pub is on-site to delivers great food. But you can always cook your own camp food on the fire.
Campfire Cooking at KOA in Canton
One of our favorite things to do while camping is try out different campfire recipes. Food just tastes different cooked over coals or wood. Something about doing it the old-fashioned way is satisfying. We had salmon and with asparagus and tri-colored peppers.
The Half Pint deluxe cabin offered both a firepit and a charcoal grill, We opted for the charcoal grill because we were using foil packets. Prep and cleanup were a snap.
The Half Pint Deluxe Cabin is offers lots of room for two people. It also had a deck overlooking the two stocked fishing ponds and the cabin itself was located close to all of the amenities.
Within a few feet you could go swimming, take a nice trail walk or even visit with the ducks. It is a great way to get outside but still have all of the comforts of home. This is where KOA campgrounds shine.
Melding the comforts of home with the outdoors really eases the mind of those that aren’t quite ready to hike to camp and set up a basic campsite (like Mom!)
Comforts of Home Half Pint Cabin
The next morning we decided to take advantage of the Keurig machine and had some of the complimentary coffee pods.
We sat on the large porch overlooking the sunrise and reveled in the sounds of nature. Half Pint came equipped with coffee cups, creamer and various sugars for even the most discerning coffee lovers out there.
Conestoga Wagons Tour
One of the features of Canton KOA that is unique is the stagecoach wagons. This unique lodging was like stepping into the past with the wagons set off from the rest of the campground, complete with its own play area for kids. There are four stagecoach wagons.
They all have queen size beds, but some of the units have bunk beds to. Ready for families, they feature air conditioning and heat. There is a fire feature outside. modeled after the early covered wagons that were common in the discovery of America, these offer a glimpse into the past with the comforts of today.