As you return to the outdoors post-COVID-19, it may become apparent that trails and parks have become overrun with visitors. That is understandable; camping can offer an escape from overrun public lands.
Chattanooga provides plenty of camping options suitable for families, such as luxury treehouses and European safari tents, but if you want something secluded near Chattanooga then check out one of these glamping spots nearby.
Lookout Mountain/Chattanooga West KOA
Lookout Mountain lies along the Georgia/Tennessee border and has long been a tourist magnet, drawing in visitors for its many popular attractions. Hikers can trek to Lover’s Leap; guests can view seven states (Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina South Carolina Tennessee Virginia from Lookout Mountain); ride the Incline Railway; or discover Ruby Falls–an underground waterfall 1,120 feet beneath its summit!
Lookout Mountain was home to numerous major Civil War battles, and The Battles for Chattanooga Museum at Point Park brings these skirmishes alive through panoramic projections and historical displays. Admission is free; tickets may be required to visit other attractions on Lookout Mountain such as Rock City, The Incline Railway or Ruby Falls; discounted ticket packages are also available for groups wanting to experience all that it has to offer in one day.
Chattanooga Helicopters’ family-owned company offers several tours that let visitors see all of the highlights that Lookout Mountain has to offer, including views from its summit, downtown Chattanooga, Missionary Ridge and Nickajack Lake. Private tours or group outings can also be booked – the best time of day and weather conditions are early morning or late evening when air temperatures are more comfortable for flying a helicopter ride.
Raccoon Mountain Campground
Raccoon Mountain Campground provides an oasis of peace from everyday life, close to Lookout Mountain, Ruby Falls and the Incline Railway for easy excursions. Offering full (17) or partial hookup campsites suited for large rigs with pull through accessibility; WiFi internet service available and accommodating pets are just some of the many reasons to come visit this campground!
Campers at Chester Frost Park on Lake Chickamauga can use the clubhouse as a meeting spot and hold events here, while also enjoying access to playground equipment, game room activities and seasonal swimming pool (seasonal). Furthermore, Chester Frost Park features powerboats, fishing piers and docks; plus competitive bass fishing tournaments!
RV Parks also feature an exciting Gem Mining experience for both kids and adults to enjoy – however there may be an additional charge for this experience.
Raccoon Mountain Caverns offer guests an unforgettable underground tour, boasting stalactites and stalagmites, magnesium pools, fossils, salamanders and much more! A guided tour takes approximately 45 minutes. Reservations are required.
Flintstone, Georgia offers this treehouse retreat as an exciting escape into nature with plenty of fun activities for guests to do. Just a short drive from Great Smoky Mountains, Ocoee River, and Unicoi River; its open-air cabins and treehouses connected by rope bridges allow guests to experience closer connection with nature; those seeking something extra than tent or RV accommodations may opt for Enchanted Cave Dream Cabin Love Tee Pee and Secret Treehouse accommodations instead.
This upscale glamping experience is highly sought-after and often fully booked, but if there is an opening date it’s well worth making the journey from Chattanooga. Guests enjoy private firepit and s’more kit, heated floors, full climate control system and Tuft and Needle beds to provide them with restful nights’ rest.
Property highlights also include a garden area for picking herbs and veggies, bikes, hiking trails, goat pens in season (if available) as well as zip lines and rock-climbing courses if feeling more daring!
Treetop Hideaways provides the ideal escape from urban life. Perfect for romantic retreats or outdoor excursions alike, enjoy exploring wooded terrain while lounging around in their hot tub in the treetop canopy for an unforgettable vacation experience!
Travel to the Mountains and discover an endless supply of hiking trails, rivers and streams, waterfalls and mountain peaks. Take in the fresh smoky air of Blue Ridge as you unwind from everyday stress by experiencing nature with your family – it will allow them to discover a truly captivating view without being distracted by phone screens! Kids especially will relish this chance to discover their surroundings without cell phones being in their way!
From high on a mountain peak, you will be mesmerized by breathtaking panoramic views of waterfalls and meandering streams. It makes an idyllic place for a picnic lunch and taking photos that will remind you of your camping adventure!
At South Pittsburg RV Park in Tennessee, this family owned and operated park offers the perfect place to unwind from everyday life. Boasting pull-through sites equipped with 30-40-50 amp service hookups, this campground is an ideal place to spend a relaxing stay.
While in Chattanooga, take a hike up one of the beautiful Blue Ridge waterfalls or visit Toccoa Swinging Bridge; for an adrenaline rush try tandem parasailing 3000 feet above ground! Or head out on an unforgettable experience by flying tandem 3000 feet above ground at Lookout Mountain Hang Gliding! For even more memorable experiences stop by iGNiS, Chattanooga’s premier glassblowing studio; making a lasting keepsake that remembers your trip is sure to create unique keepsake souvenirs to cherish! For comfort seekers packwood cabins provide various comfortable accommodations options!