Athens Tennessee Campgrounds
17 RV Parks near Athens, Tennessee
Aug 2017 - $27.00
Seasonals have taken over. 3 or 4 very poor slots available. Gravel spots are overgrown, the pedestals falling over. cable connections don't work cable laying on the grounds. A lawnmower has not seen this area in quite some time. Electrical wavered a bit as the night went on. Sites are very short. The 'owners' no longer staff the office. Someone drops in late in the day. Pool is closed (even in season). I am sorry to say this place is darn near gone. NO 50amp or sewer in overnighter area. - Mushroom
Oct 2014 - $15.00
We have stayed here for a month every year for the past 4 years but this year will probably be our last. The campground is for sale and maintenance is being ignored. Most of the pull-through sites have power and cable issues and are very tightly packed. The grass was about 6 inches tall when we arrived and no one cut any of the sites for the whole month we were there. Fire ants are everywhere. The host are not friendly but this is nothing new for this park. This park is fine for an overnight visit and easy to get around in, although a little hard to find behind Krystal's. - dandg
Sep 2014 - $24.00
This property is up for sale. The facilities are getting run down and shabby looking. Hookups are needing updating and repair in some instances but nothing much is being done. The pull-through sites are barely long enough for a 40' coach and small toad and are crammed together with your neighbor's sewer hose next to your picnic table. Trees between sites make slide deployment iffy. Other than a quick overnight, don't bother. - lllkrob
Oct 2016 - $24.00
A "best kept secret" of East Tennessee RV Parks. Not large (10 pull-thru and 10 back-in sites), but the sites were level, gravel, and well kept and all had 30/50 amp, water and sewer hookups. A few sites appear to have long-term occupancy but very neat. The setting is gorgeous -- wooded, but sufficient open space for roof-based satellite use. Staff was very friendly. The park has been for sale by the owners for 2 years, but continues to operate as normal. No frills (no pool or laundry, for example), but easy access to the freeway and quiet. - nationcruiser
Sep 2016 - $27.00
Older park, average or less time spent maintaining the park; owners are trying to sell and you can tell they are not interested in putting any more cash into it. A little hard to get a large 5th wheel or motor home into the sites used for over nighters. Sites further up the hill look ok for larger rigs.
Restrooms old but clean. Ok for an over night. - PJ's Park and Play
Sep 2016 - $28.00
This was an overnight stop on our way to and from Maine. It is a small park and there were several long term residents. It was quiet and everything worked. The park is old and was in need of some updating, but we had no problems with the site or bath house facilities. The lady who checked us in was very pleasant and accommodating. - ALTraveler
Aug 2017 - $54.00
Went there for a 3 night stay during the total eclipse. I was told that there wouldn't be any difference in rates due to the eclipse, but when we arrived, it was doubled. I didn't want to start my eclipse weekend with a fight, so I just paid. There are 22 sites. The staff was super friendly. Wi-Fi is a hit or miss. I wasn't sure if it was just the sheer number of eclipse people. Not much in amenities, just a clubhouse with a TV, darts, and I think a pool table. A couple of coin op washers and dryers were in between the restroom/showers. The ladies room had 3 toilets and 2 showers. There are RV'ers that rent monthly there, so some places look more lived in with fences and such. The terrain was of grass and gravel. Hilly as expected in TN. I watched motorhomes turning VERY slowly down the narrow, gravel road so as to avoid sliding. My site was pretty nice with morning sun and afternoon shade. Lots of trees in TN. Usual hookups, picnic table, and a tractor trailer wheel for our fire pit. Overall, nice location in the countryside, but the clubhouse, restrooms, and laundry room are clean, but old and tired. Everything is very rustic, but that what camping is! :) - Texas Flag
May 2017 - $24.00
Narrow steep gravel lanes. Remember that if you're pulling a large towable. Mostly long term older rv's. Not an easy task to get out of. Dogs barking and our pad was so narrow our steps hung over just a couple of feet from a drop off. Then dealt with a muddy red mess on the other side. Ok for a quick overnight if you need hookups. - csbunz123
Oct 2009 - $20.00
The staff was friendly and accommodating. The roads are a little steep, but were no problem to negotiate with a 36' coach. The gravel sites were a little eroded and not level. It took a lot of blocks to even get close to level on our site. The WI-FI worked good as did the cable TV. Some sites are too wooded for satellite service but some of the upper sites are clear. This is not the fanciest park, and the sites are small and a little close to each other. With the Passport America rate it is worth every penny. There are many things to do in the surrounding area and we would stay there again. - rgatijnet
Mar 2018 - $39.00
Not far off the interstate (I - 75) but the road noise isn't too bad. Most of the sites require some leveling and are a bit narrow but are manageable. The hosts are really nice and friendly and like to joke around but they do take good care of the campground. The men's bathroom was clean and the shower stalls are small even for my 5'-10", 180# self but the hot water felt so good after a long day on the road. I will stay here again if I need a stopover. - KC8RXQ
Oct 2017 - $43.00
Nice quiet campground conveniently located off I-75. Narrow road going into the entrance of campground and entrance located on a bend so be careful with oncoming traffic. Good water pressure. WiFi was a pain as it was Tengo Internet and signal very weak. Cable was snowy on most channels. - endlessreach
Aug 2017 - $45.00
We stopped for overnight. The Park is easy to get to from the interstate. It was very quiet at night. The sites are relative close together but adequate. It is heavily wooded so satellite is out but the shade keeps everything cooler. - fpresto
Aug 2012 - $12.00
Commonly called 'Gee Creek Campground', we love staying here. The campground is very nice & very affordable. The staff is great; especially, the rangers. They offer interpretive programs most evenings that are very interesting. The playground is awesome. The river is just yards away through the woods, offering a good place to wade, swim, & fish. We highly recommend this campground. - Jennings
Aug 2016 - $45.00
Stayed 2 nights to fish the Hiawassee. The manager was really nice but the park needs a lot of work and a good cleanup. It is apparently just out of bankruptcy after 5 years. Also now known as Eagle Cove RV park now to clear up that confusion. Trash is my pet peeve with cigarette butts at the top of the list! Lots of those around, dead bugs in the bathrooms, broken picnic table, trash in the fire ring, dead landscaping, fields that needed mowing......etc. No cable and unlevel sites for $45 per night was just poor value. The park did get WiFi the day we arrived but you had to go up to the bathrooms to connect. They did not take credit cards as well. Lots of upgrades in the future plans according to Jim. Great potential with a beautiful location. ...... - Blowfishqueen
Apr 2016 - $30.00
Before peak season, this park was a hidden gem. We were there in April, and the park had only two other rigs during the week, with a few more on weekends.
The park backs up to a large undulating feild, bordered by the Hiwassee River. Mountains are picturesque in the distance. There is a lot of green space.
Pull through sites were level on our end, (site 35), but a bit steep further along. All other sites appeared reasonably level. Utilities were fine. Wi-fi at the lodge was spectacular. Hosts were very friendly and accommodating.
We stayed an additional week, and will return next year if possible. - Sheryl E
Nov 2014 - $36.00
NO WIFI, rock road had lots of potholes that showed a lack of R&M. Bathhouse looked nice and clean, but we didn't use it.
Beware of the turn off the highway into the CG; it's hard dropoff that can/will scrape the under-carriage. Likewise for entering hi-way from the CG. - Rick and Sandy
May 2017 - $59.00
Wi-Fi does not work. Very few pull through sites. Overpriced for its location and services. - Geno1986
Jun 2014 - $34.00
The view is lovely, but we will not be returning. This campground is not family friendly. We were supposed to have a two night stay but after returning from our rafting trip we were told to leave without refund because our dog was barking from inside the camper. We asked around and most campers said the dog was not a problem. We had done all requested of us including providing shot records but had the distinct feeling we were not welcome from the time we arrived when the campground manager suggested we tranquilize our pet because she did not seem happy. We have taken her camping a lot and have never had a problem before. The campsite was small; so was the bath house. I think this is geared for local use not for travelers. - munrofamily
Jun 2011 - $24.00
Quite out of the way, perfect for a weekend to spend or go rafting in the area. The owner, will work with you on late checkouts, etc so you can get back from rafting before going home. Our site was level, shaded. There isn't much room between sites, but room behind to sit on the banks overlooking the river. There is even a boat doc and extra parking for boats. We had decent Verizon service. - the burtons
Oct 2017 - $25.00
Campground is concessionaire operated. Owned by TVA (TN Valley Authority). Lakeside sites (Watts Barr, I think), grassy and spacious. Cell service was spotty. 10 miles or so off of hwy 68. Quiet, shady. Couldn't make satellite work from our site, did get several stations with antenna. Swim beach in day use area. Dump station convenient. - abqnm
Aug 2017 - $35.00
Wow! This is a fabulous gem of a campground. Located on a peninsula into lovely Watts Bar Lake, most of the campsites are right on the water. We were able to launch our kayaks from our campsite. The view was incredible. We had delicate pink sunrises reflecting on the water each morning. There are two shallow swimming areas, though when we got really hot we took a dip off of our site as well. We stayed here under the totality of the Great American Eclipse. The staff couldn't have been nicer, they organized things so that the campground was not overrun with visitors, but so that we could have extra guests in our site if we wanted. The campsites provide electricity and water. For a small fee someone comes to dump and backwash your tanks. Verizon coverage is ifey. There are internet spots at the office porch and multipurpose/laundry room. There is 1 washer and dryer. We stayed for 4 nights, and wished we had planned our trip so that we could have stayed longer. We are already planning a return trip. This is a special place to relax, unwind and unplug. - ShoreXplorers
May 2016 - $26.00
We have camped here multiple times. Most sites are lake front or easy access. Friendly hosts. No sewer, but for a small fee they will come and dump your tanks. Will stay here again for sure. - Weazer
Apr 2014 - $26.00
We loved this place from the moment we pulled it. Warm, welcoming staff, clean campsite, and nice hot showers. What more could you need? The site we chose was right on the water and was shaded by large mature trees. We will be back to this place, what a treat! - Handyandy
May 2017 - $25.00
RV Park sites were very level. Clean RV Park. The owners are very nice and very helpful. Laundry faculty was very clean.
Very peaceful and close to I-40 and I-75.
Nice picnic shelter with grills.
No shower house but the owners said they were renovating the building on the property and would have one soon.
We really liked our site, had lots of shade and a nice rock fire pit.
There was a laundry facility there and was very clean and kept up. - PJ_1962