19 Parks near Bluff City, Tennessee
Jul 2016 - $37.00
I have never given 5 stars across the board to a campground. It is very hard to be that good. But Rocky Top did it for me.
They run a very tight ship there and I appreciate that attitude. Roads are paved and yes some fairly steep place--it's Tennessee.
Most of the sites are terraced so each is or almost is already level. The are either paved or packed clean gravel with a concrete or wood patio. W/E/cable are on one post. My site had 2 places for sewer hook up and I saw others like that too.
There is some space between some sites, less at others. At some there is landscaping for privacy, less so at others. All have advantages.
The bathhouse is in the center of the park and clean and nice is just the start point. There is great water pressure and shower heads are wonderful, nice even spray. Showers have glass doors to keep your dressing area dry, plenty of hooks and a bench for your things. I use the bath house at RV parks and really appreciate a comfortable clean restroom and shower.
Talked with the man/owner quite a bit. He has a very dry wit but it easy to deal with and very helpful.
He will guide you into the back-in sites. I liked this as we had never done that from up a steep hill. If you are very accomplished at backing up a trailer/5th wheel, fine, just relax and let him help you.
There is plenty of space to walk your dog and bags and disposal cans about every 50/70 feet!
It is a small park and stays full most of the summer. We were lucky to get one night . Weekends as usual are booked.
There is no pool or playground, but there is a pay for time sauna. Didn't try this as it was 90 degrees outside. - sunandwater
May 2016 - $37.00
Call for reservations if you have a big rig! There are only a few large sites.
We could not use satellite because of trees. The owner told us they could not guarantee it when we made reservations. WiFi and Verizon were good.
Well kept campground with great owners. - camprats
Apr 2016 - $32.00
Wonderful tidy campground. We were given a goody bag and local paper on checkin.
Did have to use a leveling board at our pull-through site. - AL RVer
Feb 2016 - $42.00
We camped here in the winter and were among the few non-permanent campers here. The pool, pony rides, restaurant, and other summer features weren't available as well (naturally), so I can't speak to those. Everything in that part of Tennessee is hilly, so you can't fault the campground for being on a hillside as well. We arrived late and left early so we didn't meet the staff in person. That all said, there was something droopy about the place. The roads and sites weren't well maintained. We were on route to visiting someone further south in Tennessee and this was a perfectly adequate stopping spot. - ShoreXplorers
Oct 2015 - $42.00
I would have to agree with most that is not the best KOA but certainly not the worst. Friendliness of the staff boosts its rating significantly. I've been here before and finding a way to level my rig is always an issue. Seems to me they could get a tractor with a blade on it and level these sites a little better. - 67fisher
Sep 2015 - $57.00
You may need fifty feet of water hose and the same for television cable depending on the site you are assigned.
The site we were assigned was level which has been a rarity on our trip.
The staff are the most pleasant and accommodating that we have come along in a long time. They make you feel at home and do their best to run a top notch camper friendly campground. It is not about them, it is about you.
They ride around the campground quite a bit and are always picking up trash which is very nice. We camped here Labor Day weekend and they had different activities throughout the weekend, including free dogs and burgers on Sunday.
My wife attempted to feed the nanny goat but she wasn't having any of that business. I guess she isn't partial to carrots and cauliflower.
They have a nice pool and there is a bouncing pillow. Lots of things to do for the kiddies as well as the adults.
We definitely would return here. - Jackson W
May 2013 - $0.00
Called today 5/28/13 and was informed that this campground is closed permanently and will not reopen. Site has been purchased by others and is being redeveloped for purposes other than a campground. - wintertexan
May 2011 - $28.00
I will never stay at this campground again! We made two reservations for our trip - one in each direction to break our long drive. On the first leg of our trip, we were delayed in traffic for hours and didn't arrive until 5:30 am. Exhausted, we put our rent money in an envelope with a note explaining our late arrival and left it in our door for the manager. They woke us up at 9:30 am wanting to know when we were leaving! We had to pay $10 extra to stay until 1:00 pm, and check out wasn't until 12:00! On the second leg of our trip, after driving for eight hours, we arrived at the campground only to find there was not an empty site. We called the manager, and she said someone had decided to extend their stay so she didn't have a site for us. It didn't matter that I had called weeks ahead to make my reservation. We had to drive seventeen more miles to find a place to sleep. This is a great location for an overnight stay, but the management is so undependable and unprofessional, I will never stay at this campground again. - mpscott
May 2010 - $28.00
This campground is okay for an overnight stop. It is very conveniently located and there are food stores and Wal-Mart nearby. It is a typical RV parking lot but with quite a few that looked like long term or permanent residents. The park manager is a little old lady who can't come to you so you have to call and then go to her trailer. The lack of security and the group that was outside drinking until late made us a bit uneasy but the night went without incident. We would most likely seek out another campground if we returned to the area. - bgbassman
Jun 2016 - $28.00
This well developed, popular campground is situated in a deciduous forest in two major sections: lower and upper. The lower portion is mostly level along the Doe River, and more open among trees and lawn. The upper is steeply sloped and more deeply forested. All site pads are asphalt paved surrounded by gravel, with fire rings and concrete picnic tables. Sites are spacious, but many of the pads are made for small campers and tents. Carefully choose the lengths of sites online. Most upper sites will need levelers. You should know your site number before arriving, particularly if you arrive after 5 PM. No after hours site list is posted at the campground office. Bath houses were clean, often on steep slopes. Electric and water worked fine. No over-the-air digital TV. Sprint phones had no service in the upper loops, but the campground office had Sprint and extended service at 3 bars. WiFi worked fine within 100 feet of the office, and a second and third transmitter was in the lower loop (but not in the upper loops). Quiet, dark at night. Occasional patrol by law enforcement. Quite cool temperatures for June. Lots of hiking trails,
playgrounds, fields, a farmstead, nice visitor center, weekend ranger activities. Songbirds abundant. Ecosystem rich in biodiversity. There are some ticky tacky issues. A single dump station for nearly 80 campers is easily overrun at check out hours. Most written or posted rules go unenforced. Non-campers cruise the grounds, creating added conflicts with walkers and bicyclists and noise. Signs say "Registered Campers Only", but without active checks, people drive right past the office. Few campers clean up after their pets, even next to the river. Nasty. Multiple cars parked at many campsites instead of using overflow. Golf cart cruising. Speeding was an issue at times. Regardless of the bad points, it is truly the crown jewel of Tennessee's State Parks, and we will return. - The Happy Traveler
Aug 2015 - $30.00
I hate to slam the place because I'm sure lots of people like places like this, judging by the crowded conditions! The campground is busy, crowded, noisy. There's little space between sites. Kids running everywhere. Trucks & cars jammed into sites & between sites. We pulled up to our site, took one look at the lack of space and privacy, and promptly left. We gave up our 2 day fee just to go find somewhere more suitable for us. Don't get me wrong... I have kids too, but just like a little more of a feeling of being "in the woods" when I camp.... Not jammed up with 100's of others! It looks like there's lots to do here, but if you like a little privacy & peace, keep looking. - Mistersandman
Aug 2015 - $18.00
Camping at Roan Mountain State Park is vastly improved with the inception of the new reservation system. The disagreements between campers and long waiting lines are over, yielding a much more pleasant camping experience. Campground hosts and rangers are now very friendly and inviting. All the roads and sites in the campground have been recently repaved. Some leveling may still be required on the hillside sites. Restrooms and showers are very clean. RV sites in the lower loop on the east side of the Doe River (sites 1-40) are classified as "premium" sites at a higher price with no discounts. The hillside sites on the west side of the Doe River (sites 41-90) are lower priced, and senior discounts are available. Be aware that larger RVs and trailers may not be able to navigate the steep hills and sharp curves. Check with the campground host before attempting. Sites vary in length and width; be sure to verify that your rig will fit on the site chosen when making a reservation. The price shown is for a hillside site with senior discount. The park swimming pool is open seasonally, and a recreation room with billiard tables and pinball machines is located at the park conference center. There is no cable or over-the-air TV, and cell phone reception and WiFi are only available at the campground office and the conference center. The clean mountain air and beautiful natural surroundings more than compensate for the absence of those modern electronic annoyances. Be sure to visit the Miller homestead and be reminded of the self-sufficient lifestyle that existed a century ago. We will definitely return to Roan Mountain State Park. - tnyankee
Aug 2015 - $30.00
We stumbled upon Woodsmoke Campground because our original choice was full. The reviews of Woodsmoke sounded good, so we decided to request a site via their website. Usually when we request a site online from a campground, we do not hear from them for days. Woodsmoke was a pleasant exception, as they replied within an hour of our request. I was able to call the following day to confirm our reservation. The lady I spoke with was extremely nice and accommodating.
Our initial reaction was that this campground was too close to home, as it is 30-35min. As soon as we drove into the beautiful private entrance, we realized that we were badly mistaken with our initial reaction. Just a half hour from home, we felt we were hours away.
The owner met us at the office and politely guided us to our spot and assisted in getting us perfectly positioned in our wonderful, private site. Our site backed up to a small stream, which added to the wonderful ambiance of our experience. The sites were large and well spaced. The bathhouse was extremely clean. It is obvious that the owner's take an exceptional amount of pride in maintaining this campground.
At the entrance to the campground is the trailhead to the Pinnacle Tower Trail. This is a 4.8mile hiking/biking trail. The views from the tower are beyond words! I mountain biked this trail two times during out stay and thoroughly enjoyed it. This is a must for anyone able to make the trek!
Within walking distance (or a very short drive) are a Dollar General store and a package store with all of your liquor, wine and beer needs. The package store had a great selection of craft and high gravity beers as well as the yellow fizzy stuff.
Woodsmoke is great whether you are coming from near or far. The owner's are exceptional, the facilities are phenomenal, and the location is convenient. We have ruled out return trips to other campgrounds after a wonderful weekend at Woodsmoke Campground! You must experience! - JandJ TN Travelers
Jun 2015 - $31.00
This park is clean, well maintained and simple. We stayed for 2 nights. Did not use the bathhouse, but did see them on site. No on site laundry. No activities for children, but my kids enjoyed just being outside. Sites are gravel and well spaced. Roads are a bit tight, as stated previously. Our travel trailer is 36' and we found some of the turns to be tight, but doable. The real gem here is the staff. They were amazing. Very knowledgeable, helpful and hard workers constantly on the move bettering this park. The scenery is nice being this close to the national forest. The park is wooded and natural. If you're looking for a quiet, simple place surrounded by nature with full hookups- this would be for you. I would stay here again! - Brownsonthemove
May 2011 - $25.00
There are very friendly and helpful staff in this family operated campground. It is a heavily wooded campground just off the interstate. The access road is a bit tight for larger rigs. The sites are pretty close together with few or no trees or bushes between many of them. We stayed for 6 nights while visiting family so we were gone almost all day. Since it was pre-season, the campground was practically empty except for us and a few long term rigs. - RichT
Jun 2012 - $6.00
You have never seen such poorly designed showers in your life. Each shower room is entered from the outside and the potty, sink, electric hand dryer (I hope they are properly grounded), mirror and yes, the shower are out in the open. If you enter the room after someone has used the shower the entire room is soaked! In other words, there is no partition between the shower and the rest of the room! We were here for 3 night and the garbage cans were not emptied. When we left, garbage was piled up at, but not in the containers. So much for bear-proofing. The grounds are pretty and the Lake offers a lot of appeal, but between the shower facility and poor garbage collection, for the new renovation, we are not impressed! One last word: at least the long 8 mile trip from 421 is not over a dusty, gravel road. It's paved. - Konnarock Kid & Marge
Sep 2009 - $12.00
Campground is really nice but the 8 mile dusty road getting there is not so nice. Our loop host was extremely accommodating and helpful. Restrooms/showers are very clean. Lake is beautiful and the campground has a boat ramp. Water and trash containers are close by. Hiking trails are fun with nearby geocaching. - Konnarock Kid & Marge
May 2005 - $6.00
Very quiet and secluded and beautiful National Forest Campground located on the banks of South Holston Lake in upper East Tennessee. No electric, water or sewer hookups but there is a dump station and water spickets to fill your tank. Very large shaded sites. Don't go here if you get bored easily because the lake is the only recreation. There is not a swimming area. Access to the campground is not easy. Approximately 8 miles or more of gravel road to reach the campground. - jmwebb
Jun 2016 - $33.00
Park is located on a rather steep area sloping down to a river. As such, the site rows are terraced and the row we were on had a substantial upward pitch from front to back. The sewer hook-up was in back and the upward pitch made draining of holding tanks difficult. There was only one water hook-up for every two sites so we had to share with a neighbor. This required 50' of hose. The park has individual bathrooms in the bathhouse which is nice. However, liquid soap and paper towels had run out in several of the bathrooms and was not replenished during the three days we were there. Water was frequently standing on the floors. This along with the dusty gravel driveways made the floors dirty. The Wi-Fi was often difficult to access even when close to the office. The pool appeared to be clean and was nicely furnished with tables and chairs. - Whisky Mike
Jun 2016 - $33.00
Easy Big Rig access off I-81 but 8 miles on good highway. Roads & sites gravel and mostly level. Cable TV works well and Wifi just okay. Utilities work as should. Clean park with friendly staff. Park terraced on hill but easy driving through park. Stayed in pull through site with easy access and fit 62' rig & toad with ease. Would stay here again. - osok
Jan 2016 - $36.00
Easy access into the paved entry road off of Hwy 11E. Hosts most helpful & informative. The S Hoston Lake is at record low levels due to lower dam difficulties & hosts stated repairs will take several years thus no motorized boat activity. Campground includes level graveled pull-thrus & back end sites in multi levels overlooking the river. - L&R0924J
Jun 2016 - $20.00
This shady park provides tenting sites, mostly shorter sites, and a few longer sites, with most back-in type, though we pulled in to ours since it gave us the best view, best shade, and easy in and out.
Sites are assigned, and reservable, though we showed up without reservation, and were even allowed to choose our own site before registering, nice.
There are also two different dump stations, one at the entrance, and another at the far back of the park, with plenty of space.
I noticed some 'one way' signs, but saw many vehicles and rvs going the opposite way - the signage is confusing. - hturnerfamily
May 2016 - $20.00
We stayed at Warriors' Path on Memorial Day weekend with several friends. We all got sites in the loop on the west end of the campground (81,83,85,87, & 89), which was perfect for us. Not a lot of shade in the middle of the loop, but lots of trees on the outer edges. Bathrooms in the loop consisted of 4 private, ADA accessible, shower/bathroom units. They were brand new, clean, and spacious. We struggled getting our 5th wheel into our spot because of the angle and drop off on the other side of the road; however, it fit our beast in nicely once we got it in there. There are tons of amenities in the campground, to include a lake with boat/paddleboat rentals, a world-class playground, and lots of camping trails. A bit disappointing that there was not a swim area or beach. A short walk from our camping loop there was an out-of-commission boat ramp, so we at least put our feet in. Some people (not in our group) swam from this ramp, but I highly discourage it - there were boats going by in the lake and nothing to identify the swimmers. - Mary A
Oct 2015 - $16.00
Pretty park, something for everyone. Quiet and pretty foliage.
Appearance of the park was fine. Sites were spacious. Facilities were easy to connect and located in a convenient spot. Roads were easy to navigate if you come in on the main road. GPS took us through neighborhoods that were very hilly and narrow roads. - Thelma Jayne
May 2016 - $45.00
We decided to pay the extra $10 for a riverfront site; it was money well spent! We were in site #30 right next to the rapids - it was quite noisy (the water) but we didn't mind. We will stay here again on the way back to FL in the fall. - rburckhart
Mar 2016 - $40.00
We stayed at this CG for three days and really enjoyed our time there. When you pull in there are a few worker RVs near the road but they are all very neat and well kept. You go down a slight & narrow hill to the rest of spots. Many are right on the Nolichucky River and very have a very relaxing atmosphere. I will say while we were there - there were only two or three other RVs that showed up - just for overnight. It appears the river is a bit low and a lot of limbs and stuff are up on the bank. With the weather getting nicer I am sure they will be picking us these things. The wifi is very good and the cable was alright. The quality was good, but there were not a lot of choices. I did think the price was a little high for this area. There are no pools, playground or things like that. I think because of access to the river this place probably is pretty busy during the summer. Overall, we enjoyed our stay - quite and pretty much by ourselves. We would definitely come again. - want2go
May 2015 - $33.00
Pleasant little park on Nochucky River. Ours was a pull through with full hookups with a good view of the river. All utilities worked well including wifi. Check in staff was gruff. Entry is interesting. Only room for one rig and coming in you must maneuver around a building on the left and a fence on the right. Once in, you either stop in a flat area or park in the one lane road going down toward the river. As long as there is no other traffic, it is doable. - ramblin' vagabonds
Jun 2008 - $40.00
Bath house was in terrible shape. Broken toilet seats. Toilets were sized for pre-school kids. They advertise a view but camp sites are down in a bowl. Trash piles up at bath house and bath house is not clean. Long overdue for repairs and upkeep. If RV is low there is a drop off going from country road down into camping area and it will cause damage. Residential area and neighbors are not friendly. They drive by and yell insults into the camp ground. - rdean