Jonesborough / Cherokee NF KOA Journey
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Jonesborough / Cherokee NF KOA Journey

3937 Hwy 81 S Jonesborough, TN
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Looking to get away and relax? Our small, boutique, family-friendly campground in Jonesborough offers endless ways to kick your feet up and enjoy a beautiful outdoor vacation along the Nolichucky River. Our location puts you in the middle of all the action, enabling you to discover the magic of our 200-year-old town and the birthplace of the International Storytelling Center. You will find our campground right off of I-26, close to many popular destinations, including Erwin, East Tennessee State University (ETSU) and only a short, scenic 50 minutes to Asheville, North Carolina. These areas offer plenty of opportunities to enjoy family entertainment, like visiting the Wetlands Water Park or Bright's Zoo. Don't forget to get outside and take advantage of the abundant access to the wilderness, being so close to gorgeous parks like the Cherokee National Forest with hiking galore! Whether you are interested in learning more about our rich history or desire an action-packed family vacation in Jonesborough, the local area of our campground has endless possibilities to explore and have fun. 

Enjoy Camping in East Tennessee
Our team is excited for you to join us — whether you spend each day in our campground or explore the surrounding areas. We offer endless opportunities to enjoy your time at our campground near Johnson City, Tennessee. You can find exciting activities for the whole family to participate in. Help your kids sluice for treasures in our gem mine, or keep an eye on them as they climb and jump around our classic playground. From family movie nights and scavenger hunts to arts and crafts, there are many ways to create a fun and jam-packed camping adventure. Set up your chair to relax and enjoy a peaceful day along the riverfront from your lodging at our Jonesborough, Tennessee, campground. Cast your line and try your hand at river fishing in the Nolichucky, or drop by the store to check out our selection of lawn games, board games and books to immerse yourself in. If you're looking for an exciting voyage, you can schedule a white water rafting or kayaking trip with Blue Ridge Paddling. They will pick you up and drop you off right at your site.

How You Can Stay at our Campground in Jonesborough, Tennessee 
To give you flexibility, we provide an assortment of camping options so that you and your family have everything you need to look back on your days with us fondly. For the traditional tent campers, we offer unique Tent Sites with electric and water hookups, as well as picnic tables and fire rings, to give you an enjoyable couple of nights beneath the Tennessee stars. If you want to increase your comfort levels, we offer various cabin rentals in Jonesborough for you to enjoy. Create a meaningful experience by glamping in our rare 1949 Vintage Camper, Caboose Rooms or Deluxe Cabins with enough space for the entire family. These unique lodging options offer comfy beds and AC, with options for bathrooms and showers at select sites. Many of these sites come with patios to help you enjoy the great Tennessee outdoors in style. Our location also operates as a luxury RV campground in Jonesborough. We offer spacious Back-In and Pull-Thru, gravel RV Sites with full hookups, including water, electric and sewer. You also have access to 50 max amps, Wi-Fi, cable and fire rings to spend a night or two roasting marshmallows and creating memories. 

Our Amenities in Jonesborough
Whether you are glamping with us in East Tennessee or want to enjoy a traditional camping experience, we provide convenient amenities to take your comfort to the next level. We also provide KOA Paw Pen™  Sites and a KampK9® dog park for a pet-friendly camping location in Jonesborough. At Jonesborough/Cherokee NF KOA Journey, you can enjoy Wi-Fi, golf cart rentals, laundry facilities, areas for fires and an updated bathhouse to take advantage of. During your vacation near Johnson City, Tennessee, you will also have access to other amenities such as: 

  • Cable TV
  • Pavilion
  • Book check out
  • Country Store
  • Firewood
  • KOA Patio® Sites

Reserve Your Nolichucky River Camping Site
If you are looking for an RV park near Johnson City, or are interested in our cabin rentals, join us in creating memories by connecting with those you love and nature. Visit us online and reserve your site today!


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Please note that, the KOA National Cancellation Policy DOES NOT apply to the Jonesborough/Cherokee NF KOA.  In booking your reservation and paying your deposit, you are agreeing to the terms of the Campground-Specific Cancellation Policy listed here.

2 Night minimum stay, (collecting 2 night amount), as a deposit on premium (river front and patio) and standard sites for weekend bookings with a 8 day cancellation period. No refunds for cancellations made 7 days or less prior to your arrival date. Cancellations made 8 days or more prior to your arrival date will receive a refund of deposit minus a $10 cancellation fee.

No minimum stay on premium (river front) and standard sites for weekday reservations (1 night deposit) with a 8 day cancellation period. There is no refund  for cancellations made  7 days or less prior to arrival. Prior to 8 days of arrival you will receive a refund of deposit minus a $10 cancellation fee.

2 Night minimum (collecting 2 nights) on accommodations with a 8 day cancellation. There is no refund for cancellations made 7 days or less prior to arrival. You will receive a refund of deposit minus a $10 cancellation fee for cancellations made prior to 8 days of arrival. 

STORYTELLING/APPLE FESTIVAL  There is no refund for cancellations 45 days of arrival or less. Prior to 45 days notice you will receive a refund of deposit minus a $10 cancellation fee.

All guests are responsible for all dates reserved, regardless of arrival or departure date. Because we have saved your site for the dates you have chosen, there are no refunds for early departures.

Because we are located in a temperate rain-forest, weather cannot be used as a reason for cancellation by the guest.

Jonesborough / Cherokee NF KOA Journey
3937 Hwy 81 S Jonesborough, TN

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