Date of Stay: November, 2007
This is an over-rated campground. We found the campground to be much different than what was represented on their website. Large rigs are parked in a small gravel lot with hookups next to a major road. In our case, the office staff failed to tell us we would be in the smaller interior sites until we followed them to the site and parked. The entrance into the campground is very narrow. The interior turns in the campground are also tight and the roads narrow. Most sites are back-ins and we saw several folks having a very hard time getting into their sites due to the narrow road on the park model side of the park. Many of the park model yards are right on the street so one has to be very careful not to hit a fence, planter or other object that has been placed very near the street. The road on the road side of the campground is wider and have more room for turns because there are no park models on that side of the campground. The site was gravel with very little space between us an our neighbor. His truck was properly parked but was so close to our rig we could not deploy one of our slides more than half way out. We also realized (after they parked a rig behind us) that we could not get out of our site without hitting his truck due to the required sharp turn from the site onto a narrow interior road with a row of park models across from us. We requested the office not place anyone next to us until we left but they were rude about the parking issue and offered no help. We were lucky no one arrived after our neighbor left so we managed to get out without damage. Overall, we found the park to be unfriendly both to us and our dogs. The designated pet area was overgrown with weeds and deep with furrows making it difficult for our dogs to doing their business. Since the park is over half park models (not pictured in their campground photos) the atmosphere in the park is less like a campground and more like a park model retirement home. The residents we met were distant and almost rude. If we ever have to stay there again we will insist on a Big Rig site and endure the tight quarters and highway noise. We found the campground to be over rated and over priced. We would suggest anyone with a rig longer than 36 feet get assurance from the office that they will be placed in the Big Rig area.
Date of Stay: October, 2007
This is a decent KOA. There is not much else in this part of Texas to choose from but the campground was in good shape. The grounds are well landscaped and well maintained. The sites are gravel with sparse grass but are wide enough for 4 slides. The restaurant is very quaint. The cook and waitress are a married couple that make the food and serve it. You pay in the front office. We found the BBQ ribs diner to be very good. Get there early or they may run out of food. We will stay there again.
Date of Stay: September, 2007
The campground is actually in George; just across the state line from East Ridge, TN but has a Chattanooga address and phone number. The entrance road from the main highway is narrow with a lot of residential areas. The entrance into the park is tricky for larger rigs due to the sharp turn and narrow road. Swing very wide to make the turn or you will end up hitting a large tree or their sign. Otherwise, the interior roads are a bit narrow for large rigs due to the very large trees and the narrow roads. The sites were close and rig placement is a problem on some sites if you have a lot of slides. We had to disconnect our tow to get into our site. The sites are gravel and have full hookups. Some have the sewer at the rear of the site which required we move the tow to the front of the space and back up the motorhome to get the hose to reach. The campground is divided into two sections. One is for long term campers and the other is for short term camping. The tent area is large and grassy. We spent 3 weeks there and found the campground to be convent for access to I-75 and I-24. The office staff was very efficient and knowledgeable. Since the only other campground in the area for larger rigs is Shipps (not our first choice) we will be staying here again.
Date of Stay: September, 2007
Very nice park with lots of trees, paved roads and long and wide pull through sites. Some of the road into the campsites are very close to large trees or narrow bridges so disconnect your tow before you go in if you have a long rig. The sites are gravel with grassy areas on both sides. There was ample room for our 4 slides. The park was quiet despite being close to a major road. The park has a lot of regulars for football games in Lincoln so be sure to have a reservation way in advance during football season. We will stay there again.
Date of Stay: September, 2007
Older campground with many mature trees, two large ponds and lots of recreation on site. The sites are close with large trees which makes it difficult to place a large rig on the gravel and grass sites to deploy slides. The road into the campsites is very overgrown and we rubbed several large tree limbs on the way into our site. The road is very narrow and the turns are tight for a rig larger than 36 feet or so. We nearly hit a tree just getting out of our site the next morning since the pull through site required a sharp right turn followed by a sharp left turn in a very heavily forested area. Smaller rigs would be OK but need to be careful in some spots. The ponds are large and have many ducks. There is a pier on one of the ponds and you can fish there without a license. I would have rated it higher except for the lack of honesty about being able to handle large rigs. We were by far the largest in the campground and will no be going back there as I lost a good bit of paint on the sides and roof due to the tight quarters. I talked with them about the size of rig we had before I made the reservation and they said the campground could easily handle our size rig. I would not have stayed there had I known the campground was so tight.