Welcome to the Jonesborough / Cherokee NF KOA!

We are a small, family friendly, boutique campground located directly on the banks of the Nolichucky River,  where relaxation is required. Formerly Riverpark Campground, we are the new Jonesborough KOA, with the same owners and a few new amenities! We look forward to welcoming you to our area where you can explore Tennessee's oldest established town and the home of the International Storytelling Center, enjoy family entertainment at Wetlands Water Park and Bright's Zoo, take advantage of the gorgeous Cherokee National Forest with hiking galore, and relax and enjoy the Nolichucky River at your campsite. Also offering glamping experiences in our rare vintage camper or our fairy wagon or caboose rooms - come adventure with us! We are in close proximity to Erwin, Johnson City, ETSU, and a short 50 minutes to Asheville, NC. We look forward to welcoming you to this little gem.

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 65' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Fishing
  • Firewood ($)
  • Pavilion
  • Dog Park
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Ways to Stay

KOA Journey

KOA Journey Campgrounds

KOA Journey campgrounds are the perfect oases after a day on the road. Whether it’s along the way or a quick getaway, they’ve got you covered. Located near the highways and byways of North America with long Pull-thru RV Sites, they deliver convenience to the traveling camper. Pull in, ease back and take a load off.

KOA Journeys Feature:

  • Pull-through RV Sites with 50-amp service
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Well lit after hours check-in service

Latest Hot Deal

Big Weekend

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WHEN: May 13-14, 2022

WHAT: Stay Friday night, May 13th at a participating campground, and get Saturday night, May 14th for just $20*.

WHY: The Big Weekend helps raise funds to send kids with cancer to medically-supervised camps all across North America. Kids fighting cancer deserve a chance to attend a summer camp and to just be a kid again. Funds raised from May 14 support the KOA Care Camps Trust which distributes more than $1 million dollars annually to support 125+ Care Camps each year. Learn more at koacarecamps.org.

* Only at participating KOA locations. Applies to one-site, for two consecutive nights at the same KOA. Sites may be limited. Not valid with other discounts.

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Local Area

Historic Jonesborough

Visit Historic Jonesborough, an 18th century town, with its preserved main street bringing history to life. Visit the shops, eateries, a museum, take a town tour, delight in the old town feel with vibrant culture of today.

117 Boone ST

Jonsborough, TN 37659




Cherokee National Forest

Many local access points to Cherokee National Forest Trails. Multiple waterfall hikes. You may locate these hikes from all Trails as well.

Watauga Ranger District

4400 Unicoi Dr

Unicoi, TN 37692




Chuckey Railroad Depot Museum

Preserved Chuckey TN Southern Railway train depot, turned museum that honors the role railroading in the town's history. You can walk through a real caboose.

210 S 2nd Ave

Jonesborough, TN 37659




Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum

The Chester Inn is the oldest commercial building in town. You can view the museum which depicts Jonesborough from 1779 to the present. Learn about the lost state of Franklin and view decorated rooms on the upper level. Town walking tours depart from the Chester in season on Saturdays. Call te museum for information.

116 West Main Street

Jonesborough, TN 37659