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Date of Stay:
September, 2017 -
Many reviews seem to show two experiences at this KOA. One is open and sunny, but near the interstate with lots of road noise. The other is shaded and quiet. My experience was the second. The reason for this discrepancy is because the KOA is built right next to the interstate and appears to have added on in later years. That addition doesn't have the trees the older part does and it is closer to the interstate. So, if you end up back in the newer part, it will be louder and less shaded. The older part of the park is quite relaxing and considerably more quiet. With all of that said, I would still plan on coming back to this park, even if we end up on the new side. The campground itself is clean and well maintained and the city of Bowling Green has a lot to offer. Also, it's positioned very close to all the shopping, grocery stores, and activities. It's right in the middle of it all. The biggest downfalls I found were that our site did not have a grill and the fire pit didn't have a grate. So, for outdoor cooking, we went to another campsite. However, the concrete patio easily made up for this shortfall. We camped at Bowling Green KOA in a Travel Trailer.
The Corvette Museum is absolutely worth the time and the cost is low. Mammoth cave is nearby. Just around the corner from the KOA is a free aviator park with several fighter jets, an incredible site.
Date of Stay:
July, 2017 -
We stayed here for five nights in July. This is a good place to stay if you really want to be in or near Crossville. However, the sites are very narrow-both for living space and parking your rig-and they aren't even close to flat. Our trailer nose was eight inches off the ground. Also, the shower houses are definitely showing their age. Rusted pipes and broken seats are the norm. Finally, the camp store is incredibly limited compared to our other (very limited) experiences. With all of that said, the state park is beautiful and the campgrounds feel quite secluded (as you sit 20 feet away from your neighbor). The roads inside the campground are tight, but leading up to the state park are nice and wide, easy to navigate, even for a newby like myself. The public swimming pool is very large and close by, but you definitely want to drive to get there. The three dollars to get in isn't bad. The sites, though tight, are heavily shaded. Also they are all paved, including the roads. Crossville is nearby with many stores and restaurants. We camped at Cumberland Mountain State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Ozone Falls is just down the road. It's a short, but intense hike to the bottom where you can swim beneath the waterfall. First weekend in August is the 700 mile yard sale along Hwy 127.
Date of Stay:
July, 2017 -
Roads into and out of the campgrounds were easy to navigate. We came in the back way and left through the main roads and both paths were not a problem with our 29 foot TT. The roads in the campground were rocked, which made the hills a bit tricky and prevented our young kids from riding bikes. We had a good site that was fairly close to the pool, bath house, and game room. The site was wide enough that we didn't feel too cramped, but there wasn't much room for anything other than the trailer, picnic table, fire ring and hookups. I did see a couple sites that were even tighter, making it difficult for some people to back into. A tree close to the road caused particular problems for one TT. The pull-through site I saw looked nice, but was also the cut-through for the bath house, pool, etc. The pool was a nice size. Even when it filled up, it didn't feel too small. The game room had a pool table and air hockey. Though it had video games, they were all quite dated and underwhelming. Overall, the campground is lush and shaded with tall trees and a fun pool. We enjoyed it more than expected and stayed an additional night. We camped at Lookout Mountain / Chattanooga West KOA in a Travel Trailer.
Rock City is fabulous and worth leaving the campsite to see.