12 Parks near Rising Fawn, Georgia
Jul 2016 - $24.00
WOW: one of our favorite Georgia parks for a variety of reasons. Breezes and lower temperatures will greet you at this altitude. Refreshing in the heat of summer. You have your choice of the East Rim Campground or West Rim Campground.
East Rim sites have no privacy but are close to the canyon and Interpretive Center. Our preference, the West Rim, is outstanding. Spacious, clean, private sites set amongst the trees with trails that drop down to the West Rim right from many of the campsites. Most sites are level and have electric and water. Dump station is down the road outside the campground. Picnic Tables and Grills at each site.
CG roads and backing into site can be challenging for Class A's and truck/trailers although there are pull-thru sites. Bring in all your supplies. The visitor center is not a well stocked camp store. Camp hosts that work in the visitor centers are most helpful and friendly just as they are when they make their rounds of the CG. You can purchase firewood from the Camp Hosts after 5:00. The hikes/views are incredible. If here on the weekend take advantage of the Sunset Stroll with the Ranger. Or, how about a round of Disc Golf at the course that's in the park! They also offer Cave Exploration. Booked for 3 nights, stayed an extra 2 nights: outstanding! - Breezy2
Jul 2016 - $30.00
Overall this is a good camp ground. It is really close to a lot of attractions in Chattanooga, and the campground has great trails. The views are beautiful and can only imagine how amazing it will be in the fall. There are two camping areas. For us, we liked the west rim. Sites are much larger, has more trees and feels a lot more private. A few things they could improved on are the roads. They are very narrow with drop offs on the sides. This makes backing in some of the sites very difficult. Also for some reason we don't understand, the dump station for the west rim is not near the camp ground. It's a couple miles away on a very hilly, twisty road. The east rim's dump station is near, so for that side it is not a problem. The bathhouse for the west rim are very small and old. We will camp here again. - sunny3014
Apr 2016 - $30.00
We chose the East Rim as it is close to the canyon/waterfall trails and overlooks. Most of the sites are good size, gravel pads, nice picnic table, some are shaded. Some sites have terraces with woods behind. We really liked Site 55. The East Rim sites are more open and you can see your neighbors. The restroom is clean but very outdated and (showers especially) were very small - not ADA compliant. You have to go to the West rim for ADA facilities. West Rim sites are shadier and more spacious.
The trail down to the waterfalls is definitely worth doing (even though there are 600 steps total, they are spaced far enough apart, that coming back up wasn't bad at all. Not much around so have all your supplies before going into park, although there is a gas station, cafe and little shop not far from entrance. - On the Road again 11
Aug 2016 - $48.00
We stayed here for 6 nights and really enjoyed our stay. This campground is a few minutes off of I59 but still very convenient to Chattanooga. The owners take a lot of pride as it is clean and the well taken care of. The bath houses are very clean but could use some modernization. If we are in the area again, we will definitely stay here again. - theengle
Jun 2016 - $52.00
We stayed here over Memorial Day weekend with our daughter and 3 granddaughters ages 6,6, and 11. We chose this CG due to the proximity to our home & the amount of activities for the kids as this was their first camping experience. The staff was very nice and accommodating and the CG has a salt water pool, gem mining, jumping pillow and hiking trails. It is a bit off the main highway, but a nice quiet location, especially for touring Chattanooga. The TV had only 10 channels and the wifi was so-so. It was obvious that the owners take pride in keeping the grounds neat. We enjoyed our stay here. - quilt lady
Jul 2015 - $40.00
Campground was ok for an overnight. Pretty good ride from interstate but well marked, just follow the signs. We had a pull thru site but was blocked by someone who came in late and parked in a pull thru that blocked us from hooking up our truck. With a lot of maneuvering we were able to hook up and back out of our site. Very limited cable channels. Quite a few full timer there. We would stay again but in a different site. - southernsky
May 2009 - $22.00
I'm not exactly sure how to rate this campground. On one hand, it had a special ambiance to it that took us back in time to the 1960's. It it a quiet, family-oriented campground with all of the basic necessities. The staff was very helpful and friendly, and the Caverns and Homestead exhibit were an added bonus. On the other hand, we felt like the campground was in disrepair. I'm sure being a small family run campground, that funds are tight to do improvements. However, they could increase their business by 200 percent if they would invest some money into it's appearance. My negative comments would include unlevel sites which are too close to each other, and the need to upgrade the bathhouse. My positive comments would include the beautiful scenery, nice pool and location with area attractions. - RandyP
May 2008 - $27.00
We are giving this campground a 7 only because it really needs some updating and upkeep. The caverns are great (our guide was very knowledgeable) , as is the animals, pool and the quiet area. At check in the people weren't too friendly. The bathrooms weren't cleaned and there wasn't a lot of hot water. I don't think that we will go back - noriwitt
May 2008 - $10.00
It is with reluctance I give this park a 6. There is a real dicotomy here. Start with the Pluses: Great location, quiet, recently part of Passport America (hence low rate), Wi-Fi (but only at picnic pavillion near cave entrance), lots of shade and room for kids, tent sites, lots to do at campground with caverns and woodworking and living history displays, close to Mentone and Fort Payne. Minuses: tight sites, some significant leveling issues, tight turns on gravel roads, steep grade in/out, dump station not on level surface and in disrepair, lack of hot water in showers (tepid at best, pilot light went out we were told), most of the sites could use some attention of some sort. We stopped here to visit the area, and were happy with choice. Take time to visit caverns and chat with family members. If you have PA, it is a GREAT deal. But if you have a big rig, are not comfortable on narrow roads, have trouble backing, then this may not be your cup of tea. I really want to see them succeed and keep this facility open. With the temporary closure of State Park campground for renovations, hopefully increased business will provide capital to make the improvements needed to bring this up to a 8 or 9 with out a lot of effort. - Too-wow
Sep 2016 - $38.00
It is at the end of the road through a housing development. WiFi worked well cable TV worked generally good. - hotpepperkid99
Aug 2016 - $42.00
We were very pleased with the park & staff. The only problem we had
was the site was not perfectly level, but were able to pull up on blocks
to level easily. - Captain Hook
Jul 2016 - $43.00
Sites are crushed stone. Roads are crushed stone also and you can move around OK. You do drive through a small housing development to get to the park, so that can be a little unnerving. It is close enough to Chattanooga yet quiet. I would stay again. - peddy dick
Jun 2015 - $23.00
Pros: Beautiful scenery, quiet (ok, trains across the lake rumbled some), on water, nice beach, excellent playground for the kids, clean and neat, LOTS of trash cans. Cons: WiFi only in a hotspot near office, no cable, Over the Air TV spotty, sites not all easily leveled. This is a TVA sponsored campground. We've stayed at a similar one last year and this one seems to have the same issue: they cater to seasonals or LONG term rentals. When you see a lot of campers with insulated water hoses in June with temps in the 90's, you get to understand that those who want to come for a weekend or even a week's stay may have a tough time getting in. There are NO reservations. Hmmm, so once in, guess you just stay. Yeah, they have weekly, monthly, and seasonal rates. IF you can get in it is a lovely place. We took a chance, and to be fair, when I called and talked to the manager, she said to call on our way up and she would confirm if a space was available. The campground itself if nice; the policy of favoring long term stays is disheartening. - Too-wow
Oct 2014 - $25.00
Clean, friendly folks with some long term "residents" with easy access from exit 158 of I 24, with a boat ramp, playground and a beautiful setting. The access is via a TVA road with the entrance on the left of Shellmound Road. Once in a while there is a bit of noise from a railroad across the lake and a boat. Very peaceful. - DelK
Nov 2015 - $20.00
I understand the previous manager past away recently and the current management is terrible. No instructions where to register. Poorly maintained. bathrooms /showers are atrocious and no supplies. Trash left in fire rings and in the water. Will no use this facility in the future. - rvreviewer2015
Aug 2015 - $18.00
Love this park, Close to I-24, right on the Tn River. Well marked and level sites. No picnic table. Great value. Just wish county would up grade comfort station. Will be back. - pink poodle
Jun 2013 - $17.00
Very close to the interstate - a lot of road noise day and night. No laundry. Goose droppings everywhere. Friendly enough staff. The lake is pretty. We would not stay here again. - User3099
Oct 2015 - $40.00
We had a water site and it was not worth the $40.00 it cost . As stated before, water is a scum pond. Lots of noise in morning. A lot of long-term sites. - This Old Man
Oct 2015 - $31.00
Not sure if I should even give this park a 3. Lots of long termers that live full time. If you want to sleep in, forget it - there's motorcycles and loud trucks leaving early in the a.m. There is NO cable unless you want to make a $100 deposit for the box. And you don't pick up anything over the air.
By the time we realized the paper the office gave us didn't have a WiFi code on it, was too late for us to go to the office and ask. Couldn't call as there is NO cell signal in the park.
The restaurant is only open on Saturday nights.
This part of the lake needs attention. Green algae way out in to the water.
The putt putt course had caution tape all around it. The pool was closed. The roads are not in good shape. No picnic tables at the sites. Odd layouts for hookups. You could tell at one time this park could have been a destination with lots to do, but it's worn and thread bare now.
Be very careful driving in and leaving as the road is basically single lane with ditches right on the edge.
Why did we stay here? The park where we wanted to stay was full, and we needed to be in the area. We would not stay here again - if we needed to be in the area & could not get our preferred park, we'd stay farther away & drive more. - 3catstravel
Jul 2012 - $30.00
RV Park is set back away from traffic, very very quiet, sites are spacious, cable with zillion channels, long termers are nice, water front sites are for overnites in summer, but river view still there for other sites inside rows. Staff are excellent, Joy in particular!! Pool is nice, marinas on the river, with boat rentals and cabin rentals. I had a problem with a work contract there in Chatanooga and the manager was gracious enough to give me a refund, they didn't have to do that, but they did. Sure the geese are around but all you have to do is hose down your site, they stay on the river and come ashore to walk around. Some of the sites don't yet have the new cable connections in but the staff are in the process of completing this. All in all its a great place with mountains on each side of the marina, so cell coverage is scanty, but I had no problem with their WIFI and I was pretty far back, its an issue they try to work on constantly. I definitely will try to come back just to relax!! - Ms Mary
Sep 2016 - $38.00
We had a fantastic stay here for 8 nights and is reflected in the rate. New owners are working to make this great park even better. Our dogs enjoyed the dog park. A pool is also available. There is a pavilion with grills if you have a crowd and wish to use it. Neighbors said the showers were always clean although we did not use them. All staff was super friendly and helpful. The sites on the right are long term sites on those on the left are for short term stays. A tent area is in the rear.
The park is actually in GA just about 1 minute from TN. Everything you want to see in the area, especially Chattanooga is about 15 minutes away.
The CG is on the flight path of the airport but little traffic and did not bother anyone. There is also a drag strip some distance away. The noise level was low and never heard inside. Outside it only made our dog curious as to what the noise was.
Many of my neighbors had been there before and when we are again in the area we will stay there. It was quiet with no disturbances and we had friendly neighbors during our stay. - CaptnJohn
Sep 2016 - $40.00
Good parking for check in, good staff. Easy access from I-75. We stop here on overnight stop on way home to Athens, GA. Stayed several times and will again in the future. - dfc
Aug 2016 - $37.00
Excellent park for adult campers. There is a playground area and pool but did not see any children. Restrooms and showers are outstanding! Best we have encountered! Large clean laundry facility. Low prices in camp store. Large pool. Nice dog walking area and off leash area. Peaceful and quiet. Convenient to Chattanooga attractions. Staff VERY helpful. Labor Day weekend and hurricane hitting Florida where we live. They allowed us to add days to our stay while waiting for storm to clear Florida. If you like a peaceful friendly park, this one is worth a stay! This will be a regular stopover whenever we travel. - Frethel
199 KOA Blvd, Ringgold, Georgia Ringgold, Georgia 30736 (map) | (706) 937-4166
Sites: 70 | Latest Rate: $39.00 | 53 Reviews
Aug 2016 - $39.00
Battleground is overall a nice facility. Nice buildings. Fresh blacktop in entry areas. Obviously close to the interstate. The noise level is really high at the sites along the highway. They are on top of a hill looking down on the traffic just a few hundred feet away. Most of these sites seem to be working folks with very few transients. We were not lucky getting #15. There are some really nice sites down the hill where the noise is not as evident. Cable is Cox and requires a separate box that the gal checking us in did not recommend so we didn't. Off air mostly the odd cable channels. Should have gotten the box. The wifi is totally useless at site 15. Would stay there again only if we could get a spot on the side of the hill away from the interstate. - johns3
Jul 2016 - $38.00
Very nice place . Had a very nice site bathrooms were very clean and nice , pool looked very nice . Enjoyed our stay .. Will stay again. Subway within walking distance .. - SJBama
May 2016 - $39.00
We gave the park a try because of all the positive reviews. The new buildings and pool area looks nice. Made a reservation, our credit card was charged for full amount at the time we made it, without informing us. Asked about discount, informed: "Everyone gets a discount." Cable is only available if you can get to the back of your tv to hook up a cable box. Was never able to connect to WiFi. Interior roads very bad, tight with large pot holes and sections missing. Many long term campers in the area farther from road. Road noise at pull through sites on top of hill, is so loud you can't sit outside and carry on a conversation. Sites are closer to I-75 than most rest areas. All the investment in the world will not change the noise or location. - U320