Ultimate Guide to Family-Friendly Nashville Camping at Nashville KOA Resort

Welcome to Nashville KOA Resort, the perfect destination for a family-friendly camping experience in the heart of Music City. Whether you’re a local looking for a quick getaway or a visitor wanting to explore Nashville’s vibrant culture, our resort offers a unique blend of comfort, adventure, and convenience. Nestled just a short drive from downtown Nashville, our campground provides a peaceful retreat with top-notch amenities, exciting activities, and easy access to the city’s famous attractions. At Nashville KOA Resort, you’ll create lasting memories with your loved ones while enjoying nature and urban excitement.

We have had the opportunity to stay at the Nashville KOA Resort several times while traveling across the country. Our longest stay was during our Nashville Road Trip when we explored all that Music City offers.

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Nashville KOA Resort

Nashville KOA Resort Location

This KOA Resort is Located at 2626 Music Valley Drive, Nashville, TN

Take exit 12 off Briley Parkway, State Rt. 155: Head west on McGavock Pike (toward Music Valley Drive). Turn right on Music Valley Drive. KOA is 1.5 miles ahead on the left.

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Nashville KOA Resort Amenities 

  • Full Hookup RV Sites: Includes water, sewer, and electric hookups with 50 amp max. 
  • Large Pool: Open Year Round 
  • Outdoor Activities: Pickleball court, basketball hoop, KOA jumping pillow, horseshoes, playground, and outdoor bowling. 
  • General Store: Offers camping gear, souvenirs, grocery items, and RV supplies. 
  • Laundry Room: Open 24 hours a day. 
  • Notes Cafe: Located on site and offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 

This KOA is one of the top-tier Resort Parks. To learn more about KOA campgrounds, and how they rate their parks be sure to read our KOA Campgrounds post. 

The most important amenity, in our opinion, is the tour shuttle to downtown Nashville. This shuttle costs $20 per person during our stay. It picks up right in front of the KOA store and drops off right in front of the Country Music Hall of Fame. It is a quick 20-minute ride to downtown Nashville. The drop-off location is a quick walk to Broadway where you can enjoy Nashville’s famed bars and live music. 

On-site is a large swimming pool and hot tub. In addition, you will find a fitness room and many outdoor activities. These activities include outdoor bowling, a large pickleball court, and of course the KOAs famed jumping pillow. 

The store is small but offers all that you will need during your stay. Inside the store, you will find a recreation room and the Notes Cafe where you will find breakfast every morning. 

Campground Review 

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This KOA resort is unique in that it offers the normal KOA camping experience, yet it is set in the middle of a major U.S. city. If you are looking for relaxing views of nature, hiking, and seeing wildlife, this is not the campground for that. However, if you are traveling in your RV and looking to experience all that makes Nashville famous, this is the perfect location. 

We have stayed here several times and have never been disappointed. The staff is kind and more than helpful. In addition to the shuttle to downtown, they offer guidance and tickets for guided tours of Nashville. 

One small thing that the kids really enjoyed was the fact that the pool is open late into the evening, and well lit. Our boys thought there was something special about swimming in the pool under the stars. 

The bathhouses were very clean and well-maintained. Although we have a small shower in the RV, we always appreciate being able to shower in a clean, full-size shower. This KOA resort did not disappoint. 

If you want to spend time in the campground relaxing, the many activities keep people of all ages entertained during the day. The Nashville KOA Resort offers amazing, family-friendly Nashville camping.

Things to Do While Visiting the Nashville KOA Resort

Family-Friendly Nashville Camping at Nashville KOA Resort

Nashville, known as Music City, offers various attractions and activities for visitors of all ages. Here are some must-do activities while visiting Nashville:

  1. Explore Broadway: Experience the lively honky-tonk bars, live music venues, and bustling nightlife on Nashville’s famous Broadway strip.
  2. Grand Ole Opry: Attend a live country music show at this iconic venue, where legendary artists have performed.
  3. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum: Dive into the history of country music with extensive exhibits, memorabilia, and interactive displays.
  4. The Parthenon: Visit this full-scale replica of the ancient Greek Parthenon in Centennial Park, which also houses an art museum.
  5. Nashville Zoo at Grassmere: Spend a day with the family exploring diverse animal exhibits and interactive experiences.
  6. Music Row: Take a tour of this historic area that houses numerous recording studios, record label offices, and radio stations.
  7. Adventure Science Center: Perfect for families, this hands-on museum offers interactive exhibits and a planetarium.

Explore the Nashville Murals 

Nashville is known for its vibrant street art scene, with numerous murals scattered throughout the city. Here are some famous murals in Nashville that you might want to check out:

  1. Believe in Nashville – Located at 2700 12th Ave S, this mural has become an iconic symbol of Nashville’s spirit and resilience.
  1. What Lifts You – Created by artist Kelsey Montague, this interactive mural featuring wings is at 302 11th Ave S and is perfect for photo opportunities.
  1. East Nashville Murals – The Five Points area in East Nashville features several murals, including the colorful “East Nashville” mural at 615 Woodland St.
  1. Draper James Blue and White Stripe Wall – Located at 2608 12th Ave S, this stylish striped wall is part of the Draper James boutique.
  1. The Gulch Murals – The Gulch neighborhood has several murals, including the whimsical “Nashville Looks Good on You” at 11th Ave S and Pine St.
  1. Downtown Nashville Murals – Explore Lower Broadway and nearby areas for murals like the Johnny Cash mural at 300 4th Ave S and the large-scale “Nashville” mural at 423 Broadway.
  1. 12 South Murals – The 12 South neighborhood boasts murals like the “Greetings from Nashville” mural at 2700 12th Ave S and the “Draper James Flower Wall” nearby.
  1. Germantown Murals – Check out the artistic vibe in Germantown with murals such as the “Stay Tuned” mural at 615 Madison St.

Our Experience Family-Friendly Nashville Camping

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Rippys BBQ Grill | Nashville

Our cross-country travels have brought us to the Nashville KOA Resort several times. We have had great experiences staying here. 

The first trip was a quick one-night stopover to South Texas. After a short time there, we knew we needed to spend more than one day enjoying all that the park offered. Therefore, we planned a trip to Nashville. This time, we stayed a few days at the KOA and experienced what Nashville offered. 

During our multi-night stay, we had the opportunity to explore downtown Nashville. We were fortunate to enjoy live music and an amazing BBQ along Broadway.

Our family highly recommends setting up camp here to enjoy family-friendly Nashville camping. 

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Have you visited Nashville with your RV? Do you have any tips on RVing near Nashville? Any sites you would recommend seeing?

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