2021 Reservations Open

Hi Association Island Guests,We are now taking reservations for the 2021 season.  Opening Day,  May 1, 2021 Closing Day, October 11, 2021   Reserve by calling   1-800-393-4189,  or going to our reservation link:  https://koa.com/campgrounds/association-island/reserve/ For 2021,  we anticipate opening all sites,  including tent sites, and allow pop-ups,  truck campers,  etc.  We plan on hiring additional staff to monitor […]

Association Island, the Experience

Camping has certainly changed! Back in the 1970s, camping meant going out in the woods, hanging out with friends, and fishing, hiking, and learning how to cook over an open fire, sit around with friends and family at night, telling stories and joking while roasting marshmallows. During college, I went on a few camping trips […]

Association Island Season Update

Dear Island Guests, We are halfway through this historic camping season. We appreciate all Your support and patronage! In January and February of this year, Our main concern was about the forecasted historic flooding for this year. Our efforts were concentrated on fortification of our Causeway, and waterfront sites ( I am sure many of […]

Pool & Bathhouse Updates

Island Guests, July 17, 2020 POOL UPDATE: NOT OPEN. BATHHOUSE UPDATE: NOT OPEN. We appreciate all your patience and support during this season. To keep our Guests and Staff safe, We have decided to keep our Pool and bathhouses closed until further notice. While we had hoped to open them, the necessary restrictions and increased […]


Dear Island Guests, Like All of You, Association Island has been patiently waiting for direction regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic and its effects on Island Guests. As of this moment, the Good News is We will open on May 15, 2020! We are excited to host as many of you as possible. There are social distancing […]

The Early Bird Gets the Best View!

Announcing Our New Site Selection Guarantee Service Association Island is announcing a Site Selection Guarantee. We have listened to the feedback from our campers, and many want to have a specific site guaranteed. You can now make a reservation for a specific site with no extra fee, until October 15th. Starting on October 15th, we […]

Aerial view – 1950s

In this view of the island from the 1950’s we can see several interesting changes that have happened here over the years. First off, the is indeed an island, with no connection to the mainland. The island was dependent on a fleet of boats to ferry everything and everyone from Henderson Harbor, some of which […]

Henderson Historical Society Event, August 11, 2018

http://www.hendersonhistoricalsociety.com/ Henderson Heritage Day &​ Juried Craft Show​ Saturday–August 11, 2018 ​ 9 AM to 3 PM​ Crafters-Food-Entertainment​ Hospice Walk-a-thon 8:30 AM​ Flag Ceremony 8:45 AM​ Tours of the Historic Buildings​ Silent Auction-9 AM to 2:15 PM​ Family Scavenger Hunt 9 AM to 2:15 PM​ Genealogist is in-9 AM to Noon​ Puppet Show 11 AM​ Music by “Tom 24” Ventiquattro​ Special […]

The Bar at the Black Catte

In the years that Association Island was operated by the YMCA, the Black Catte Café served up more family-friendly beverages than it did when General Electric was here. In this photo from the 1960's we see campers enjoying some cool refreshments at the bar-turned-lunch counter. For more on the rich history of the island, read […]

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