RV Parks & Campgrounds

Chattanooga North / Cleveland KOA Journey KOA

3.4 Stars 3.4 - 14 Reviews  $$$
(423) 472-8928
648 Pleasant Grove Rd
McDonald, Tennessee


Water, Electric, Fifty Amp, Sewer, Wi-fi, Pool, Pets allowed, Tents, Cable TV


December 19, 2022 - reviewed by Paul
1.0 Stars   
Changes The Rules
Always stayed here for an overnight to and from Florida each year. Now they have a minimum of a three night stay requirement. Can’t believe this business model will help them. I have to find a different place now.

June 20, 2021 - reviewed by Todd
4.0 Stars   
Nice Place
This KOA is nice. The sites are kinda close but not bad. I pulled a 38 foot TT and some of the turns are tight. We stayed is spot 22. The wifi was the best we've ever had at a campground. Great dog park and nice pool. Very easy to get to from the highway.

June 13, 2021 - reviewed by Mary
2.0 Stars   
Not Big Rig Friendly
Not big rig friendly especially just for a one night stay. To get to the big rig pullthrough area there’s a very tight descending hairpin turn, even to get to the new area which is very nice when you get there. I made it in my 42 foot motorhome towing but it was very tight and I wouldn’t do it again just for one night. Park itself wasn’t bad. An older park that has had some updates. There are quite a few seasonal sites where the trailer barely fits on the site and vehicles hang out into the roadway, which is another problem for the big rig camper. Had site 24

January 14, 2021 - reviewed by Bob W
2.0 Stars   
Tight For Big rigs.
Stayed here mid December 2020. Had a pull thru site 103 i think. They've got big ass boulders at both ends of the site. A real bitch to pull into. Not to mention getting out of the spot. Water pressure was non existent. Total mud hole when it rains. Will look for another park next time I'm in the area.

July 26, 2020 - reviewed by Scott
5.0 Stars   $45
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We had a drive through space (106) with full hookups. The connections were conveniently located and in great shape. The slot was level and clean. The staff was pleasant and happy to help. The store seemed to be well stocked and clean. Would gladly stay there again.

October 16, 2019 - reviewed by Valerie
1.0 Stars   
In all of the campgrounds I’ve stayed at traveling full time solo, this one is staffed by some of the most unfriendly and unhelpful people I’ve had the misfortune to meet. My back went out and I asked to stay an extra week. The young workamper couple couldn’t produce one smile between the two of them and always treated me like I was a bother, despite my consistent politeness. (The older workamper couple was very nice.) On the day I was to leave, my back still a painful mess, I asked if one of the young workers (older ones not working that day) could help move my tow dolly (which they moved when I changed to a backup site) a few feet to my RV so I could hitch it up, then help guide me as I drove the car up the dolly ramps. Every other CG has helped when asked. They refused, citing “insurance issues” as the reason they couldn’t help, even knowing my condition. Water pressure was awful many hours a day. The electric box breakers shut off twice when 30A and 20A were used at the same time.

October 31, 2018 - reviewed by Walsh
5.0 Stars   
We stayed here one night. Super friendly staff. We were a half hour late past our checkout time and no one said a thing. We had trouble with our hot water tank. Our site was gravel and level. Great water pressure and 50 amp service and cable tv. It was great cable service. We would recommend this place for sure.

August 15, 2018 - reviewed by PCS
5.0 Stars   
Nice KOA
We stayed a week and was impressed with the cleanliness of this Koa. The staff was great and very helpful. I stayed in space 105 and had plenty of room for my 45 ft rig and the trailer I was towing. I would stay at this location again.

July 16, 2018 - reviewed by Dave Swoope
2.0 Stars   
What’s Up With That????
Had to pull through site that was nice but was in town visiting family they charged four dollars for every person that would come to visit me or just to see my camper for an hour that to me was ridiculous probably never go here again because of that otherwise if you get a pull through site they’re nice all other sights are to close together

May 23, 2018 - reviewed by Rick
2.0 Stars   
Nice Place
Nice camp ground friendly people. Gravel road and sights very dusty. There guest policy sucks. We stayed a week while visiting family and friends wanted to have a couple of family over but they charge four dollars a head on top of the 40+ I was already paying and a guy riding around on a golf cart making sure no one got by

February 10, 2018 - reviewed by Vic The Stick
4.0 Stars   
Late Night Stayover Happyness
If you get a newer pull through site (ours up to 85 ft) you'll be a happy camper. Level packed gravel, full hookup, we didn't even unhitch. Late night ok, just fill out the form. Charges were on our card nxt am. Looks like an older campground otherwise, but they seem to be keeping it clean and improving. Not sure how I feel abt the rest of the sites, but the newer pullthroughs are getting my blessings and then some. 47.00

August 19, 2017 - reviewed by TheCatos
5.0 Stars   
First KOA, experiences and quite impressed. Nice friendly staff, campground was clean and quite. Kids loved the pool and playground with a variety of equipment. Very tranquil peaceful time and saw a bad ass eclipse in 2017 to boot♡

April 29, 2017 - reviewed by Guy Woodward
5.0 Stars   
Very Nice
Very good campground. We were visiting a ministry conference in Cleveland TN. and this was a close site for us. Clean campground, good setup, good amenities. Reasonable cost, will use them again! We have a 40' class A Newmar.

April 16, 2016 - reviewed by Jesse
5.0 Stars   
Great KOA
Park was 1 mile off the freeway. We stopped to see the Chattanooga area. Perfect location because your not too close to all that traffic but not to far to go sight seeing. New owners are making improvements so we will have to come back our next Chattanooga trip. Staff was friendly and the grounds were clean. Site was level with picnic table and fire ring. Plenty of acres to explore with my fur kid. We will be back.

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