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Memphis KOA Journey

7037, Arkansas 72364 USA

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“15 minutes from the blues of Beale Street”

The tang of barbecue, the beat of the blues, the home of the King. Memphis. . . what's not to love? This KOA is 15 minutes from Beale Street, the birthplace of the blues. Don't miss Elvis Presley's Graceland! Visit the National Civil Rights Museum, Rock 'n' Soul Museum, Cotton Museum and more. Be sure to see the Peabody Hotel's Marching Ducks. With easy on/off access at I-55 Exit 14 and a convenient location 7 miles north of I-40, it's easy to make this KOA your destination or a stop along the way. Pull through into a shaded big-rig site with free cable TV or stay in a Camping Cabin. Free Wi-Fi. Dip in the pool, throw horseshoes and play a game on KOA's giant chess/checkers set. Check out KampK9®. In season, enjoy breakfast (March 7-Oct. 31) and barbecue dinners (Year-Round). Pool: May 1-October 15 Max pull thru: 70 feet. Your hosts: Recreational Adventures Co.

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Reviews of Memphis KOA Journey

22 people have reviewed this location

Ratings Summary

3.6 Access
3.7 Location
3.7 Cleanliness
2.9 Site Quality
2.8 Noise

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Verizon 4G

Confirmed by 3 users | Last reported on June 14, 2023

AT&T 4G/5G

Confirmed by 9 users | Last reported on October 22, 2023

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Confirmed by 2 users | Last reported on December 31, 2023
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Reviewed by
agrammer

  • 1 Review
  • 2 Helpful
July 10, 2021
Rated 5.0

We had a wonderful experience at this RV park. Upon arrival the manager and office staff were very friendly and welcoming, they got me checked in and into a spot quickly. The first thing I noticed was this place is very well kept and constantly has workers driving in there golf carts making sure everything is in top top shape. The valet trash (set on curb at 10 am for pick up) was great, even though dumpster is not far and I could have taken it myself no issue. We camped in site D which is away from the highway and very quiet. The pool was awesome and cleaned often. The bathrooms were kept cool and in great condition. The hookups were easy and it was no problem pulling in our 37 foot RV. We had a mishap with our house battery and long story short our slide got stuck out and we had to wait for a repair. The office gave the names of some repair companies in their brochure, Moses RV is open on the weekend and he had some wonderful tips for us!! With our battery issue we were about an hour late pulling out, the manager wAs very kind and understanding even though the spot was reserved for tonight. I felt very taken care of. Very happy with my stay and absolutely would stay again!! Thank you guys!!

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Reviewed by
kilcoyneamy

  • 3 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
May 27, 2019
Rated 4.0

Very conveniently located off the highway and to the heart of Memphis. A quick drive and we were downtown. The staff was very friendly. The bath and showers are dated yet they are clean. Nice food options, you can get a BBQ pulled pork sandwich delivered right to your site.

Sites are close together similar to most KOAs.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
bartholden

  • 4 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
September 17, 2021
Rated 3.0

Nice little campground with clean bathrooms, an outdoor kitchen area, and more. Just a warning, the interstate is loud. Jake brakes all night long!!!! Writing this review at midnight in my tent. This is probably a much less of an issue for an RV guest.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
cwhite22

  • 13 Reviews
  • 13 Helpful
June 29, 2015
Rated 5.0

One of the nicest KOAs I have stayed in. I accidentally booked the campsite for the following night but the lady at the desk, Carolyn,was kind enough to make room for us. The showers and restrooms were very clean. It was a little loud because it was right next to the interstate, but overall a great campsite.

1 person found this review helpful
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Reviewed by
Campendium

April 09, 2016
Rated

Standard KOA Campground. We were here to explore Memphis, Tennessee and this campground met our needs. We didn't realize at first that the campground was actually located in Arkansas. It is about 20 minutes north from Memphis and is an easy on/off from the highway making this location convenient.

We stayed in the tent section, which was conveniently located close to the bath house and included electricity and water. We visited this campground at the end of February 2016, and it wasn't crowded. Despite being right next to the highway, it was pretty quiet.

The bath house was basic, but clean and offered hot showers. There was a lounge that a closed at 5:00 pm and laundry facilities that were open 24 hours. The wifi offered worked and was pretty quick.

There are a few shopping areas, including grocery stores, just down the highway on the road towards Memphis.

NOTE: The $22.02 was for electricity/water and included the KOA 10% discount.

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Nightly Rate: $22.00

Days Stayed: 4

Site Number: 6

4 Access
4 Location
3 Cleanliness
3 Site Quality
3 Noise
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Reviewed by
Campendium

October 09, 2017
Rated

It’s ok for a KOA. A little run down. Quite even though it’s right off the interstate. Sites close together. Gravel. Won’t have time to check it out any more than that.

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Nightly Rate: $50.00

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: 134

4 Access
4 Location
3 Cleanliness
3 Site Quality
4 Noise

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AT&T 4G

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Reviewed by
Campendium

March 02, 2019
Rated

The Memphis KOA carries the KOA “Journey” branding aimed at campers on the way to somewhere else and it’s fit for this campground. It’s right on top of the expressway without much around it.

We found road noise to be louder than most campgrounds near the expressway and were surprised the other two reviews mentioned it being quiet. It wasn’t unbearable or anything, but you know you’re near the road.

The bath house was very clean, the staff was clearly on top of it. The camp store is better stocked than most. The grounds themselves could use some cleanup and maintence.

AT&T Down: 11.3Mbps / Up 1.0Mbps

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Nightly Rate: $49.00

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: 24

5 Access
4 Location
4 Cleanliness
3 Site Quality
3 Noise

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AT&T 4G

  • 37 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
May 16, 2019
Rated

This was only our second KOA. Our first KOA was extremely nice, so we were very disappointed with this KOA. It was fairly old and run down. The spaces were also very tight. We did not like that they offered fire rings, as our neighbor's fire rings were literally only a couple feet from our RV. Thankfully they did not have a fire as we would normally never start a fire that close to our rig.

Also, we had booked a 20/30 Amp site because they didn't have any 50 Amp sites available. They almost refused to let us stay because our rig can use 50 Amp. I guess their older electrical system has issues handling rigs that may try to pull more than 30 Amps. According to the workamper there, this is not an uncommon issue, but this was the first time we encountered this issue.

Cell service was okay at this location as we were able to work remotely. Unfortunately I cannot remember if we used AT&T or Verizon.

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Nightly Rate: $49.00

Days Stayed: 3

Site Number: 28

2 Access
3 Location
3 Cleanliness
1 Site Quality
3 Noise
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Reviewed by
Campendium

February 22, 2020
Rated

Location is good to anything you would need in or around Memphis, TN, park is located nearby to I-55 which is both it's best and worst feature. We happened to be in a spot in the front of the park which is borderline too loud for me and I consider myself a fairly deep sleeper. The second half of our stay is in a different site further away from the expressway so perhaps it will alleviate some of that. Sites are fairly close together however they are sufficient, staff is pleasant, our check in process was a total jumbled mess, apparently we came in on a day where their system was down and they have a new manager. It was rough, but everyone we encountered was super pleasant and honestly wasn't even really an inconvenience for us, just noticed the office in a bit of a disarray. Camp store is well stocked in case you forget some things, propane on site, grounds are decent except the roads, the potholes are really bad, just take your time and you'll be fine. If your rig made it through the Memphis roads it will survive this I promise. Hookups were very well maintained, and our spot number 49 even had two sewer hookups one about midway in the site and one toward the rear for those of you with big rigs and/or 1.5 bath models. Cable is good, wifi is usable, some noticeable speed declines during peak usage times but that is to be expected. Overall the park can't help the loud interstate traffic, I have deducted one star for that, and one star for the embarrassing state of the roads in the park. A truckload or two of gravel, and half a days work would make this a solid 4 star park.

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Nightly Rate: $42.00

Days Stayed: 14

Site Number: 49

5 Access
4 Location
5 Cleanliness
3 Site Quality
1 Noise

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AT&T 4G

  • 6 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
March 28, 2020
Rated

The campground is good overall but is in much need of money and know how to make it better. Drainage for the campground is bad. A survey needs to be done and a drainage plan formed so that water has somewhere to go. The middle of the campground is higher so pick a site towards the middle if possible. Stay away from the muddy end sites. The access road around the periphery is filled with pot holes. They attempt to smooth but next rain brings them right back. Wi-fi is sufficient most times to support streaming, so that is a plus. They have cable TV hookups. Some sites have concrete pads but at least half of those are broken and not level. Our gravel site was level. Staff in the office are friendly and helpful. Laundry room is open 24 hours but requires quarters ($2 per load washer and dryers) and there is no change machine. Must get from office which, due to COVID-19, doesn’t open until 9 am. Try to book at rear of park to get away from interstate traffic noise as much as possible.

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Nightly Rate: $53.00

Days Stayed: 7

Site Number: D

3 Access
4 Location
4 Cleanliness
3 Site Quality
2 Noise

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Verizon 4G

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7037
Arkansas
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Back In RV Sites Count
27
Last Nightly Rate
50.0
Longest Vehicle Length Reported
43.0
Lowest Nightly Rate
22.0
Max Length
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Pull Through RV Sites Count
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Sites Count
60
Standard Tent Sites Count
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