Nice campsites. Bathrooms ok. Showers ok. Nice pool. Close to drive in movie theater (extremely nice place!) wilderness outdoor theater… keep your food in vehicle, a raccoon visited our food stash!
As exclusively tent campers, I have always steered away from KOAs. But given how close this one is to my home city of Chattanooga, and how beautiful the Lookout Mountain region is, I decided to do a drive-thru tour just to check out a campground within 30 minutes of home, and this is definitely a place I would love to camp, even in a tent!
Convenient to I-59, this KOA is in an extremely rural part of northern Georgia, giving it a backcountry feel despite how easy it is to access. And while it is still primarily for RV campers, they do have a some designated tent-only sites that are on their own leg of the road, and spaced out to provide some privacy--site D in particular had more of a feel of a private campground to it.
There are two distinct sections to this campground; when you first enter, there is a turnoff to the right that takes you to lower elevation. These sites are more spaced out, have trees (or bamboo!) in between them, and are generally larger. This is also the side where the tent and group camping sites are. Group camp sites allow one tent per site, and RV sites are all 50A full service except for sites 60 and 61 which are 30A. Tent sites have water and electric available but are for one vehicle and tent only.
To the left of the welcome center upon entering sites are closer together, with a combination of 30A and 50A full services hookups. There are still plenty of trees, particularly along the uppermost loop (sites 16, 18, 20, and 22). This side is also where the majority of the cabins are.
The coolest aspect of this campground for me was the massive jumping pad they have, and I had to promise my kids we would take an overnight trip here just so they could use it! It is restricted to ages 16 and under (and appeared to be closed, along with the playground and saltwater pool, due to COVID-19), but looked like an amazing addition, especially for families who may be staying here long-term and need a way for their kids to get some energy out without leaving the campground!
This would still not be my primary choice for tent camping as it is still largely geared towards RVs, however the group camping, the wooded feel, and the convenience to Chattanooga make this an amazing play to stay, whether it is folks in the city looking to get into nature without a long drive, fulltimers who want long-term accommodations while they take advantage of all the region has to offer, or travelers just looking for a quiet place to stay while passing through.
Friendly staff. They are updating the shower/bathroom areas. Will be amazing when they are done. Salt water pool, huge sand box, jumping pillow. Fun area for the kids.
Very nice place! Some Bathrooms/Showers under construction. Very clean. Staff are very nice. Made reservations last minute and got lucky. Staff member was very helpful. They have a small store here and amazingly the prices are very reasonable!
My grandson and my daughter really enjoyed the pool!
Other stores are not very far.
Campground was well decorated for Halloween including scheduled Trick or Treating for the kids. Lots of activities for kids at the campground and the surrounding area of Chattanooga and the nearby mountains.
Campground was clean. Sites provided some space, trees, and weren’t jammed together. Our site was a little tricky to back into.
A little bit of a drive from the Interstate, but still close enough for just one overnight stay.
Takes a while to get back to this campground, as it's a little remote, but it's a pretty location nestled in the foothills of the mountains. Lots of fun things for the kids to do. Some of the roads and RV sites are a little difficult to get into. Our site was on a sharp curve with a decent grade, but after some jockeying around, we got our camper in ok. Only stayed here for one night on our way to Florida. Would stay again. Clean restrooms.
We asked for a fire ring several times and were never presented with one. The trash is suppose to be left at the end of the site for pick up but we were never told that. Short drive to Chattanooga and enjoyed all the touristy things there.
Close to Cloudland Canyon & Lookout Mountain & Chattanooga! Clean facility and friendly staff! The view from the campground alone was beautiful! Also close to Raccoon Mountain! Could spend 4-5 days here and have a lot to do! We wished we had more time!
Small sites and will flood when rains. Kids loved the pool and jumping pillow. Very rocky throughout campground.