We use KOAs when we must, and I would say that if you have time to plan, the ways of nhlakes are best. Use that old google satellite. we stayed at one KOA in Texas that put us next to a fence, which had a highway 4 foot on other side, but because we were little, we fit. even with earplugs and a fan on full... it was one miserable night. Even if we are doing a driving stop overnight, we check satellite photos from phone, not just KOAs but Good Sam ones too. ** Felt bad, had to add: we have stayed in some nice KOAs too. We stay in Luckenbach Texas every year, and while campground is near roads, they put us way in the back under lovely oak trees.