Van Horn KOA is ‘Horse Friendly’

The weather sign at the entrance to the Van Horn KOA is a popular photo subject for visitors to this West Texas park.

The “weather station” at the entrance to the Van Horn KOA is a popular photo subject for visitors to this West Texas park.

Tucked away in West Texas is the Van Horn KOA, where you’ll wake up to a breathtaking sunrise and wind up the day with a spectacular sunset. In between you’ve got a world of fun at the Van Horn KOA, set in a beautiful desert valley surrounded by mountains located just off I-10, about 120 miles east of El Paso.

This country setting, landscaped with native plants that attract wildlife, is filled with the sounds of birds (rather than highway or railroad noise!). At this KOA open year-round, there’s free popcorn, plus cable TV with 42 channels, free Wi-Fi at your campsite and even free greens fees at the local golf course. The full-service KOA Cafe (open September thru June) can deliver a Texas dinner to your campsite or cater your group event. We are pet and big rig friendly with 70 large 40-foot by 100-foot pull through sites.

We’re also “horse friendly,” as we offer a pen and stable for our guests who travel with horses.

We are the gateway to many West Texas attractions. They include Big Bend National Park on the Mexican border; Guadalupe Mountains National Park, site of the world’s finest example of a fossilized reef and West Texas’ only legally designated wilderness; Carlsbad Caverns National Park; Fort Davis and Museum; the McDonald Observatory; the town of Marfa, whose “Ghost Lights” have defied explanation since 1883; and The Castle, a 1910 home remodeled by the Duke D’Autri to resemble his European family home.

Your KOA hosts, Dennis and Gisela McBride, can arrange a tour of Red Rock Ranch, including a visit to the “Dead Man’s Walk” movie set.


From I-10, take Exit 140A, go south on Highway 90E, 2/10 mile. Turn east on Kamper Lane.

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To make a reservation call (800) 562-0798. For information call (432) 283-2728 or e-mail us at or visit


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