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“Great family camping location”

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Manchester KOA Campground
Certificate of Excellence
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26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great family camping location”
Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in KL1 which is a cabin with a jacuzzi tub. We were right in front of the catfish pond which has tons of large catfish. My family caught 6 while we were there! It's a private catch and release pond so you don't need to worry about a fishing licence. Deer are all over in the wood line and lighting bugs at night. The pool is very clean and has a splash area for little ones. The play ground is old and it would be nice if it was up dated but the rest of the experience makes up for it. The dog park is a nice size and a welcome escape for the dogs that get tried of leashes. On the weekend they play family friendly movies on the side of a building. Very relaxing under the stars. The WiFi is not great unfortunately. If you have a deluxe cabin you are too far from the building to get a good signal. But they have cable in the cabins with some kid friendly channels so that helps. The staff is wonderful! Friendly, polite, helpful and enchanting. They really add to the experience.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Goodlettsville, Tennessee
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Reviewed September 6, 2011

We spent with tax close to $38 per night for a tent site. We spent 2 nights there. We were close to the restrooms which were kept clean. We only had a firering - no grill, so I had to go to Walmart to buy a portable Charcoal Grill. The site had no running water, so we had to go to the restroom which had an outside sink area to wash the dishes - which worked out fine, but not having water meant constantly running up to the restroom area to wash off your hands.
The second day we were there it was drizzling most of the day and everything looked fine, then sometime from around midnight to 5:30 am - the place flooded - I could feel the floor entrance of the tent and it felt like a waterbed. There was a ton of water under the tent and it had seeped into the tent. I stepped out of the tent into almost a foot of water. We took our tent down in the rain and went home.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Stroudsburg, PA
1 review
Reviewed August 15, 2010

Spent 3 nights at this KOA. This is definitely the nicest KOA I've ever been to. This is our second time here, we spent 4 nights here last year and came back because it is such a nice campground. Campground had more improvements this year. Bathrooms are nice and CLEAN ! Almost all the sites are pull-throughs and are nice and wide - sites are gravel with grassy areas next to them (some sites even have concrete pads for picnic table). Staff was very friendly when we arrived and they escort you to your site. I've noticed that even after hours, if they see someone come in late, they will come out and help you get to your site - a big plus when coming into a campground at night in the dark! The pool is nice, as well as a water spray area next to the pool for the smaller kids. It's very close to the interstate and is easy to access. The interstate might be a bit noisy, but it didn't seem bothersome to me and the noise wasn't heard inside our motorhome. I'd rate this campground an A++++ !!!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Crossville, Tennessee
1 review
Reviewed May 2, 2010

Manchester Koa is the nicest KOA I have seen. The park is spotlessly clean, great location to restaurants and Interstate, wonderful and helpful staff. I stayed in one of the lodges. I highly recommend this lodge over a hotel room any day! Each lodge has a kitchen, full bath, living area, bedroom, cable tv, wifi, outdoor patio - VERY NICE! The park has a beautiful swimming pool with an outdoor bowling alley!! If you like billiards, checkout the outdoor billiard/putting green - what a cool game! The camp store is fully stocked with Tennessee gifts along with other items. Make sure to get a cup of coffee, they freshly grind the beans for every pot! I cannot say enough about this great campground.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled on business
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Mountain Home, Arkansas
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Reviewed April 22, 2010

The one bedroom was not available, so I rented the two bedroom at 80.00 a night..no running water, bathroom, not even sheets on the beds!!! There is no nightstand, no TV only the sound of the highway behind you and the overhead planes every hour or so..
Campground is verry clean, excellent pool , nice country store..if you have a rv and dont mind staying right next to a highway this is the place to be..kids will love it..

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank rockinmom6
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Manchester, TN
1 review
Reviewed September 21, 2009

What a great RV park! We have stopped at this KOA RV Park for the last four years every time we head northwest from Georgia. We watched this park change yearly. Improvements were major - more gravel for the sites, hard top driveway restored and widened, beautiful landscaping on each site, new lighting, weekend outdoor movies, great pond with white and wild ducks, Nature Trail,. sparkling clean hot tub, and wonderful pool with something new and fun every time we return! The staff is attentive, friendly, and always willing to do what it takes to make you happy. The office has improved with more items in the gift shop, great coffee, wonderful muffins for breakfast, and always a smile and a free newspaper when you arrive! The location couldn't be better for the weary traveler - two short turns off I-24 with a traffic light and the best gas prices at the same exit. For big rigs, they have extra long and extra wide sites. Our favorite!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed August 12, 2009

I found the store more expensive than most KOA's. The cabin was nice, and the tub was great. A long time to fill, but worth the wait. The pool is great for kids. A bit expensive though.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Manchester KOA Campground

Property: Manchester KOA Campground
Address: 586 Kampground Road, Manchester, TN 37355
Location: United States > Tennessee > Manchester
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Manchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 105
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Manchester KOA Campground is located only an hour from Nashville and is one of the best places to use as a base camp to explore the world famous Jack Daniels Distillery or the Secret Smokies. Our KOA features a swimming pool, playground, dog park, fishing pond and several other amenities. We offer both 30 amp as well as 50 amp service for all sizes of rigs and our longest site is over 100 feet. We also feature a variety of cabins ranging from sleeping only to deluxe cabins with full kitchens and private bathrooms. ... more   less 

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