Lookout Mountain/Chattanooga West KOA

930 Mountain Shadows Drive, Trenton GA 30752

Lookoutmountainkoa@yahoo.com

706-657-6815

http:koa.com\campgrounds\lookout-mtn-west\

Although this campground is conveniently located near the city of Chattanooga, it is actually in the state of Georgia – approx. 3 miles south of the border to Tennessee. There is a camp store that is moderately stocked with RV supplies and food items.  There is a decent selection of snack foods in addition to a lending library with books and videos.  You will also find a good number of brochures from area attractions and restaurants.  The staff here, Janet and Allison in particular, were very friendly and helpful during our stay.  For example, we forgot our leveling blocks and Janet provided us with wood free of charge.  Both ladies were very helpful regarding things to do in the area and were willing to talk at length with us to answer any of our questions. There is a laundry facility in the main building with several washers and dryers for quests to use (coin operated).  Firewood was available for $4.50 per bundle.  The wood was very dry and seasoned and the bundle was good-sized (8 smaller pieces for approximately and 1 1/2 burn time). Wifi and cable (only 10 channels) are provided free of charge.

The campground has 30 amp water/elec. sites, 30 amp full service, 50 amp full-service, back in and pull-throughs, tent sites, and cabins. Open year round.

There are 1 and 2 room cabins without bathrooms, deluxe cabins – 1/2 bath, and deluxe full bath with kitchen. Visit the website for floorplans and accommodations.

Appearance:

We visited for several days after Christmas, and although this is not certainly the best time to see the full extent of the campgrounds appearance (flowers, landscaping, etc.) we did like the fact that most sites had mature trees and well-maintained gravel.  Some parts of the roads were cement and some were gravel in fair condition.We stayed at site #28 which for a pet-owner and hiker was a great location. There are a number of trails at the back of the campground (one trail head began right next to our site) which were well maintained, marked, and offered nice views of the mountain. The trail system is located on 25 acres of forest.

Rating: (1-5 lanterns with 5 being the highest)

4lanterns

 

 

Pet/Family Friendly:

None of the cabins are pet-friendly but as mentioned before there are nice trails to walk your dogs.  There is also a decent sized pet playground that is fenced and has some obstacles and slides.  There are waste bags provided.

The pool looked nice (although it was not open during our visit :5-1 to 9-11) with plenty of room for seating. The deep end was 8ft.  There is also a jump pillow available (seasonal) and a shooting gallery (mini-marshmallow shoot).  The playground was adequate and included a tether ball,  basketball hoop, sandbox, kiddie cabin, etc. The arcade was good-sized with a pool table and air hockey but all of the arcade games were pretty outdated (took me back to the 1980’s). There are two disc golf holes located in a nice open field area, and horseshoe pits are available. Outdoor bowling and gem mining are other fun activities for kids to enjoy on-site.

Rating: 

4lanterns

 

 

Area Attractions:

Cloudland Canyon State Park is located about 25 minutes south of the KOA and offers spectacular views, waterfalls, and moderate to challenging hiking trails.  For more information and photos visit our hiking page.

Downtown Chattanooga is located less than 20 minutes north of the campground and has many activities to enjoy including an aquarium, riverwalk, and many nice restaurants.  We had a nice dinner and Sugar’s and would recommend it for those who love BBQ. You can stop for desert at the Moon Pie General Store down the street.  Rock City and Ruby Falls are approx. 15 minutes away.  We visited Rock City for the Enchanted Gardens light display and though it was OK but overpriced.  We heard great things about Ruby Falls but did not get a chance to go during our stay. There is also an Incline Railway, ziplining, Chattanooga Choo – Choo, Raccoon Valley amusement Park and a host of other family friendly places to visit.

History buffs will not want to miss the Chickamauga and Chattanooga battlefield parks.  There are also Cherokee Native American cultural centers in Rossville GA.

Rating:

5lanterns

 

 

Restrooms:

There is one main bath and shower house located in the main office building and another restroom house located in the tent section of the campground. If you are in the tent section, the showers are a good distance away.  The shower house had 5 showers per side, with a shower curtain, small dressing area, and ample hooks provided. The water pressure was good and water was fairly hot although I have had hotter.  There were 4 sinks with decent lighting and plugs for hairdryers, etc.  The shower house was heated(very nice for being open in the winter) and kept clean and maintained.  We have been to more modern facilities at other KOA’s and this one may be due for some upgrades in the future.

Rating:

4lanterns

 

 

Overall Rating: We look forward to returning to the area during the summer or fall. We would certainly stay here again.

4lanterns

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