We loved the shade trees. The staff are so attentive, they are very accessible and are present all day into the evening without being intrusive. They ensure you get to your site and are satisfied. The only “down” part of our stay was our site. For us, being next to the pool and playground was not as preferred as it would be for others. We don’t have kids and the place has lots of kids running strong doing what kids do. Our site would have been better for those with kids. With Covid, the playground is closed, however that didn’t stop summer of the kids. Kind of tough time to enforce and they are having a good time. So, not really negative, just a preference for us.
Great helpful office staff and maintenance They drove around much of the day and were readily available if anything was needed Not much to do but grounds very close to ruby falls which was awesome.
Staff were awesome , helping us turn our 2 sites into buddy sites. Small little stop off because not a ton to do on site except cave that is a hidden gem
We visited Labor Day weekend 2019, escaping from a hurricane. Apparently, a LOT of other people had the same thought and the staff said they had people checking in until after midnight. Despite this, they were nothing but accommodating every step of the way. We were led to our site, the staff offered to help me back in, and gave us a brief rundown of planned events for the weekend. They had multiple playgrounds, pool, water slide, and movies each night with free popcorn and drinks/sno-cones. They had a small general store that even sold alcohol (though at prices you’d expect lol), and the cave tour was fantastic. There was no shortage of activities for the kids, we stayed busy the entire time. There are also several friendly cats around the property (ya either love them or ya hate them… we loved them!)
Cons would be that there’s only one bath house. Luckily it was right by the tent/pop up section (as a matter of fact, we were the site right next to it… which led to people cutting through our site to get to the bathroom since there was no clearly marked path to it). The sites are also REALLY close together (our fire ring was about 2 feet from the neighbor’s sewer hose…). Reservations aren’t site specific, but they are site “type” specific.
We enjoyed our stay at Raccoon Mountain. Sites were a good size. Not right on top of each other. The caverns were pretty cool. Having the dog park close by was a bonus. We would definitely stay here again.
My husband and I went this weekend and had a great time! (Although, it rained almost the entire trip.) The primitive sites were great! A little walk to the bathhouse from our site. Bathhouses were clean, heated, and even required a passcode to use. We’re already planning a trip back here with our young boys. So many caverns and caves to explore so don’t let rain deter you from visiting!
This campground was super different from anywhere I've ever stayed. My family and I went a few years ago on a trip to Tennessee. It was a decent place to stay. We RV camped on this trip, but the campground had tent sites too. Ours was pretty spacious and right next to our friends' site.
What was neat about this campground that it actually is right above a series of caverns, one of the biggest systems in the US I think. We got to go on a 4 hour caving trip led by a guide, which was really awesome. If you're every at this place, definitely book a trip to go around the caves. Also, right at the campground was a place where you could mine for gemstones. This was really great for the younger kids we had with us and pretty fun for me too.
As always, there's some good hiking around. We checked out snoopers rock trail which was beautiful. Also a fun thing to do since the campground isn't too far from Chattanooga was going to watch the Lookouts at a minor league baseball game. This area has a ton of stuff to do and it was a great trip!
The weekend we decided to stay was the same weekend a water main break happened in downtown Chattanooga, leaving everyone without water. The staff was tremendous! They took it in stride and did everything they could to make it a comfortable stay. The campground was well maintained and we loved the pool! We will be back again to check out the cavern and pan for some gems.
I agree with the other reviews posted so far. Nice (but small) lots, most were level. Tents and cabins are available also. Nice staff, we got there after they closed but someone still met us and helped us find our spot. Nice bath house, laundry house, swimming pool, and dog park. Very close to Chattanooga sights.