By: Jillian Wilson
The president of the KOA campgrounds says Memorial Day weekend is the big kick off to the season.
"The three holidays in the summer are really the make or break time for any of the RV parks in the Midwest," says John Downing, President, KOA Campgrounds.
The president says they'll have more than 600 people camping this weekend.
"A lot of people when the gas prices go up simply don't travel as far," says Downing.
With gas prices sky–rocketing KOA campground is a hotspot for Quad Citians.
"Anytime you are away from home and not working is a good day," says Dale Smith, a camper.
The start of spring was slow for KOA business, but the president says it will pick up after this weekend.
The pool and hot tub are open, and there's a ton of things to do around the campgrounds.
Campers we talked to aren't bothered by the rain.
"Even though it's raining you can still have fun," says Lito Cosle, a camper.
"You start a campfire, have s'mores, the kids learn stuff, they're in boy scouts, that helps them," says Smith.
The campground has a little bit for everyone.
"We're going to go fishing here as soon as the weather breaks. We went fishing. Last week it's just some father, son time," says Smith.
If you want to camp out make sure you make reservations before heading out.