Last updated on October 12th, 2023 at 08:58 pm
We really enjoyed our two-week stay at the Crossville KOA campground in Crossville, TN. While it has easy access on and off I-40, it is far enough away (about 5 miles) to make you feel as though you are in the country. It is so quiet and peaceful with all the amenities you expect from a KOA. Watch our video below to see the campground and some highlights from the local area.
RV, Tents, and Cabins
One thing we really like about KOAs is that they offer a range of accommodations, and this one is no exception. In addition to paved full hook-up sites, they have tent camping sites, as well as several different-sized cabins. Some of the cabins had RV hook-ups adjacent to them so you could have family come visit and have enough room to spread out. If you want to have a big gathering, they even have a 4-unit log lodge which could be a great place for family reunions. Each RV site has water, sewer, 50 amp power, a picnic table, and a fire pit. Although we were there in July, we still made a fire in the evening.
This campground is situated in a beautiful part of Tennessee known as the Cumberland Plateau. There are some amazing historical sites, state parks, and beautiful waterfalls! History buffs will also appreciate the Cumberland Homesteads Tower Museum, which showcases artifacts and exhibits from the Roosevelt-era homesteading project. Another great option is the historic Crab Orchard Museum and Pioneer Village, which offers a fascinating look at life in the region in the 1800s.
No trip to the Cumberland Plateau would be complete without exploring the area’s beautiful state parks with numerous lakes and waterfalls. Cumberland Mountain State Park’s lush forests and scenic trails make it perfect for hiking enthusiasts. The park has over eight hiking trails that wind through stunning valleys, mountain ridges, and fields of wildflowers. The Pioneer Trail takes visitors to the top of the highest mountain peak in the park, offering stunning views of the surrounding mountains and forests. Fall Creek Falls State Park is known for its stunning waterfalls. With six waterfalls to choose from, you can enjoy the beauty of nature while indulging in various activities like swimming, kayaking, or simply relaxing by the waterfalls. Nearby Burgess Falls State Park in Sparta, Tennessee has three waterfalls in one short hike.
During World War II, the city became home to a Prisoner of War (POW) camp that housed over 1,800 German soldiers. Many of the prisoners worked in agriculture or did other labor, such as helping to construct the nearby Cumberland Mountain State Park. Learn more at the Military Memorial Museum in Crossville where you can discover the fascinating stories of camp life and the impact that it had on the residents of the town.
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