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By Dena Martin

Knouffs start first season as KOA owners

Camping, boating, fishing season is underway at Starbuck/Lyons Ferry Marina KOA


April 11, 2019

Ray Brown

The Starbuck/Lyon's Ferry KOA continues to add upgrades and improvements to the facility. Wally and Joanne Knouff purchased the KOA after four years as camp workers, then assistant managers. The campground includes fenced tent camping, two levels of RV camping, and new cabins.

STARBUCK, Wash.- Wally and Joanne Knouff are starting their first season as owners of the Starbuck/Lyons Ferry Marina KOA. The couple purchased the business in November after realizing they were here to stay.

"Our kids make fun of us because we sold our home in Wenatchee and downsized to an RV with plans to camp in the north in the summer and head south in the winter. This was our first stop and we never left. We fell in love with it and stayed," Joanne said.

The Knouffs came to Lyons Ferry four years ago as work campers for Jim and Angela McArthur. The Knouffs became assistant managers wh...

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