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Do not visit under any circumstances. The owners tried to extort a father of 10 kids as I watched. They are rude and disrespectful, which would be understandable if this were a scenic or convenient site. The only thing that it's near to is the interstate, which means that you'll hear trucks rumbling by all night. The site itself is mostly rocks with very little grass, but they'll try to rip you off in every way possible. In June 2011 I met up with a father of 10 in Chattanooga who had already prepaid for the KOA Kampground for weekend and stayed for one night. The next day, the family decided to have dinner at the campsite. An older man trolled up in his golfcart and told us that the
    charge for visitors was $5 per car, even if we were only staying for a few minutes to chat with the family. We were happy to pay the ridiculous charge, but he then said that we couldn't even visit because the site would have more
 people than the artificial limit they impose, which is six. At the main office, two employees, an older man and a woman, told the father that he could only have six people to a site, which is unfortunate because he has 10 children. He asked what he should do, and they said it wasn't their problem. He asked for his money back, but they told him there were no refunds. ''I'll tell you what we can do,'' the owner said with a glimmer in his eye. ''We could rent you another site.'' Bear in mind that the father only had one RV and had no need for another site. He had already paid a great deal of money for the site he was already renting. The young children used up no additional resources and only  
spent time onsite at night. But rules are rules, they said and he couldn't stay and had no intention of giving his money back so he could go to another campground instead. His only option was to pay more money for their little extortion scheme. We walked back to the site to discuss it, but only seconds later he served us with a typed eviction notice that the entire family of 12 had to pack up and leave within five minutes or he would call the police. I've lived in America for 28 years, and in all that time I've never met anyone as rude, heartless or calculating as the gang that runs this place. It's an ugly site with even uglier people running the place, who only care about how much they can scam out of you. Not only should you avoid this place at all costs, but you should warn any friends traveling through the area to stay away. Says Ellis (Sat, 4 Jun 2011)


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Other campgrounds near Ringgold KOA Kampground, Georgia:

   Lookout Mtn. / Chattanooga South KOA, Ringgold, 1 miles away
   Shipps RV Center and Campground, Chattanooga, 5 miles away
   Shipps Rv Center & Campground, East Ridge, 5 miles away
   Best Holiday Trav-L-Park, Rossville, 6 miles away
   Best Holiday Trav-l-park, Chattanooga, 6 miles away
   Holiday Trav-L-Park of Chattanooga, Chattanooga, 6 miles away
   Houston Valley OHV, Rocky Face, 7 miles away
   Cedar Creek Mobile Home Park, Chattanooga, 8 miles away
   The Pocket Campground, Lafayette, 14 miles away
   Harrison Bay State Park, Harrison, 14 miles away

Marinas near Ringgold KOA Kampground, Georgia:

   Big Ridge Yacht Club, Chattanooga, 11 miles away

   Chickamauga Marina, Chattanooga, 11 miles away

   Island Cove Marina & Resort, Harrison, 12 miles away

   Brown's Ferry Marina, Chattanooga, 16 miles away

   Misty Harbor Marina, Soddy Daisy, 20 miles away

Paddling Rivers Near Ringgold KOA Kampground, Georgia:

   Rock Creek, Walker County, 17 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.72 miles long (Lula Lake Road to Chattooga Valley Road)

   Middle Creek, Hamilton County, 19 miles away
      Class -blank- - 1.4 miles long (Rainbow Lake to Tennessee River)

   Falling Water Creek, Hamilton County, 19 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2.5 miles long (Waldens Ridge to Soddy Daisy)

   North Chickamauga Creek, Hamilton County, 19 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2 miles long (Bowater Parking Area to Highway 27)

   Deep Creek, Hamilton County, 21 miles away
      Class V - 1.75 miles long (Mowbray to Soddy)

Public Lands near Ringgold KOA Kampground, Georgia:

   Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL, 39 miles away
   Little River Canyon National Preserve, Fort Payne - AL, 47 miles away
   Booker T. Washington State Park, Tennessee, 12 miles away

   Red Clay State Park, Tennessee, 13 miles away

   Harrison Bay State Park, Tennessee, 18 miles away

   Cloudland Canyon State Park, Georgia, 23 miles away

   James H. Sloppy Floyd State Park, Georgia, 30 miles away

Trails near Ringgold KOA Kampground, Georgia:

   Hardy Trail, Hamilton County, 14 miles away

   Bluff Trail, Hamilton County, 15 miles away

   Skyuka Trail, Hamilton County, 15 miles away

   Bluff Trail, Hamblen County, 15 miles away

   Skyuka Trail, Dade County, 16 miles away

Golf Courses Near Ringgold KOA Kampground, Georgia:

   Council Fire Golf Club, Chattanooga, 4 miles away

   Signal Mountain Golf & Country Club, Chattanooga, 4 miles away

   Windstone Golf Club, Ooltewah, 5 miles away

   Z Golf Center, Chattanooga, 5 miles away

   Concord Golf Club, Chattanooga, 5 miles away

Lakes Near Ringgold KOA Kampground, Georgia:

   Lake Junior, Hamilton County, 11 miles away

   Chickamauga Lake, Hamilton County, 12 miles away

   McCallie Lake, Walker County, 15 miles away

   Rainbow Lake, Hamilton County, 19 miles away

Current weather conditions at Ringgold KOA Kampground, Georgia

Local climate location: CHATTANOOGA WSO AP 6 miles away

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