KOA Manchester


On our way to Florida from Montana, one of our stops was at the KOA Manchester in Tennessee. This campground is considered a “Holiday” campground in the KOA rating system. Basically what this means is it’s meant to be a “destination” park. We only stayed one night and chose this campground for its close proximately to I-24. It’s located just about halfway between Chattanooga and Nashville.

Checking In

Pulling in off Campground Road had us right in front of the office. The office housed a small camp store. Since we had a reservation the check-in process was fast and easy. Before you knew it we were being escorted to site #2 which was a full hook-up pull-through site located directly behind the office.

KOA Manchester Site Map

The Lay Out

The park was laid out almost squarely with nice neat rows of RV sites. Starting with driving past the office (on your right side) you will pass the pool and outdoor bowling area. Making a right (heading south) on KOA Avenue will take you directly behind the store, pool, and past the dump station and propane fill area.

The West Side

Continuing down KOA Avenue heading south you will pass the playground and the back of the office/store building. There you will find the laundry room and a phone booth. A what? Yup, you read it right, a phone booth. Upon further inspection, we noticed it was not a working phone booth but was superman’s changing booth instead…lol. Passing the booth brings you to the end of this road. Here you will find a parking area for the restroom/showers and basic cabins.

The South Side

Turning the corner will have you heading towards the back of the park. Along the way to the back on your right side, you will pass a maintenance/storage shed, a couple of RV sites, and more basic cabins. At the end of this road, you will find another maintenance shed, a couple of bathrooms, and the beginning of a nature trail.

The East Side

Making a left and heading along the east side you will see some cool/fun stuff. First up is a section that contains mini-golf, a jumping pillow, playground, and a pedal cart racetrack. Moving along you pass a row of tent sites. Behind the tent sites is a catch & release pond for those who like to fish. Once you pass the tent area you will come upon a couple of cool ways to camp.

Tree House & Wagons & Teepees, Oh My

The northeast part of the park is one of the coolest parts of the park as far as accommodations go. Here you will find a cabin with a tree down the middle of it. Cool right? It gets better. A covered wagon with a wooden deck with an outside table and chairs. If those accommodations don’t excite you, how about a teepee? There are 2 of them!!! By the way, if you entered the nature trail I mentioned earlier you will come out right at these cool accommodations.

Superman Phone Booth

Back To The Beginning

Making your way back to the entrance/exit you will first pass the K-9 park. It’s a small fenced-in area for your furry friends to stretch. Passing the K-9 park you’ll pass more tent sites. The park dumpster is the last thing you will see before leaving the park.

Date of Stay: 11/3/21
Site #: 2
Cost: $47.34 (With The KOA Rewards Discount)

Our Review Summary

KOA Manchester

Overall Appearance
Big Rig Friendly
Staff Friendliness
Road Conditions
Site Size/Condition

Final Thoughts

We only stayed here one night as we were making our way to Florida. It was the off-season so not a lot of things were happening. After walking around and checking this place out, it seems like it would be a very cool place to visit during the summer season. If we were in this area again we would definitely stay here again.



  • 30 & 50 Amp FHU Sites Available
  • Cabins Available
  • Tent Sites Available
  • TeePees Available
  • Covered Wagon Available
  • Pool
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Numerous Outdoor Activities
  • Nature Walk
  • Propane Tank Refills Available
  • Catch & Release Pond
  • Fenced K-9 Park
  • Cable TV
  • Good Verizon Signal


  • Some Interstate Noise
  • Wifi Spotty

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