Sweetwater Valley KOA is easily the nicest park in the network that we have visited. Every aspect of the park was pleasant and I found myself wishing we could linger a while longer and enjoy its hospitality.
We Paid: $42 per night for 3 nights
Discounts Used: KOA Membership
Address (GPS Link): 269 Murray’s Chapel Road Sweetwater, TN 37874
Amenities List: Power, Water, Sewer, Camp Store, Games Room, Pool, Playground, Shuffleboard, Water Wars, Basketball, Jump Pillow, Dog Run, Wireless, Cable TV, Bathrooms, Showers, Cabins, Tent Camping, Propane, Events Field
Rating: 5 of 5 stars
- Beautiful Grounds
- Quiet Campground
- Uneven terrain
We visited Sweetwater KOA in the spring and the setting for the park couldn’t have been prettier. Large oaks and maples shining in the sun gave the park an idyllic appearance. The park was immaculately maintained with lush lawns and well-maintained buildings. Everything about this place gave off an “exactly what an RV park should be” vibe. A lot of KOA parks we have visited were disappointing, but not this one.
Like many KOAs, there was a focus on things for kids to do here. They had the usual inflatable jumping platform and for the first time I popped off my shoes and tried it out. They also had a strange contraption called Water Wars, which was designed specifically for water balloon fights including a filling station. They also had many nice lawns and grassy hills for playing field games and you could rent peddle cars and other amusements.
Free Cable and Wifi also helped make the somewhat elevated price seem a reasonable ask. We had one of the deluxe pull through sites and it had plenty of room for our rig and tow vehicle. While all the sites looked level and well groomed many of them were arrayed on sloping hills which can make getting in and out of them a bit challenging. We didn’t have any problems but a truly huge rig might find it problematic.
Our previous KOA visit had some remarkably ugly bathrooms, but here, the owners had done a nice job setting them up. The men’s room had a cute “Dad’s Garage” theme going on. Curiously, the building design was exactly the same as the last park. KOA seems to offer an office plan that some parks use to set up their park. They also seem to consistently have lackluster camp stores that focus more on tourist do-dads than the essentials of food and camp equipment.
All said I give Sweetwater KOA a big thumbs up for its well-maintained facilities, numerous amenities, and almost peerless setting. The price is a bit too high to deem it a bargain, but I felt I got my money’s worth here.