19 Parks near Bluff City, Tennessee
Sep 2016 - $38.00
Friendly office staff and check in was efficient. Park is convenient to Bristol. We attended the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Festival. - eaglessoc
Sep 2016 - $40.00
This a large RV park located close to the Bristol Motor Speedway, historic downtown Bristol, and other interesting places in the area. All sites have full hookups with 30/50 amps. Most sites are back-ins with just a few pull-through sites, all are gravel and level, and open. The entry road is paved and interior roads are spacious and gravel. The office staff was organized, friendly and helpful, and generous with the use of the pavilion and meeting room. There was plenty of green space around the campground for walking a dog. The grass between the sites and the bathrooms could have used more attention, but everything else worked fine, so it is a good
place for a short or long term stay. - JoyceM
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
Sep 2009 - $27.00
We camped here for the Rhythm & Roots Reunion. The bathroom and shower facilities were clean, roomy, and very private. The staff was exceptional and went out of their way to assist in any way needed. We will stay here again. - Camping and lovin it
Mar 2009 - $20.00
A Christian ministry campground, but they don't preach to you. Its alcohol free - which is good for the kids. They offer hot showers, a movie and popcorn (free) and breakfast on Sat & Sun for a "donation" - they're only there in March and August for Bristol race and offer free shuttle transportation to the race track. The workers are all volunteer, but the way they treat you, you'd think they were paid. It was a very nice weekend for our family. - MsBeth
Jul 2010 - $90.00
We stayed at Thunder Valley for the August night race. We arrived on Thursday morning, and left Sunday morning. We had the site by the bathroom. They really pack you in for camping during the race. We were in a 20x40 spot, but it didn't' really matter! The bathrooms, were dirty, but that's to be expected with all those NASCAR fans showering. So we used our bathroom and shower in our RV. The hosts were wonderful! Would definitely camp there next year when we go back! - keywest22
Aug 2009 - $40.00
Apparently this campground has really gone downhill in the last few years. We camped there just last week. We had a creek side site: bad idea; the creek flooded, and so did we almost. When asked they didn't know where they would move people because they were full. Our friends reserved campsites together before they left the last time. When they arrived in August they found they were split up and not at the site they had had for 5 years. The owner/mgr is pretty stuck on herself and not worried about making campers happy. They are only in it for money, and the thing is they bill months early, and then the money is all spent by the time race time rolls around. Bathrooms and showers were not clean. There are thousands, and I mean thousands of people there and 14 showers total in a bath house all the way up front. Only 5-7 of those showers worked at any one time. They have a hill in the campground that you must use to get out and most campers bottom out on it, tearing up people's RV's. On race week the drunks are up until 5am. We don't have kids, but that was ridiculous every night. And if you get an electric site they are charging $450.00 for race week. I can and am going to Bluff City. I would rather stay in a clean, well lit, calm place than somewhere as nasty as Thunder Valley. I'm sorry I gave them my $250.00 this last year; the camping was not pleasant. Heard they are in trouble with IRS about taxes also. Goodbye, Thunder Valley. - lmckee000
Mar 2009 - $65.00
Used to stay here quite a bit but in recent years it seems like they are more interested in the condos than they are the campers. Bath houses have gone down hill and the dust will choke you. - Al Chichester
Jul 2016 - $32.00
Our 50 amp had 2 legs and half of it was out. It took them about 3 hrs to get it fixed before our AC worked correctly. They had an electrician on site who got new parts and got it fixed. WIFI was out for most of our stay and they have no cable but you can get plenty of stations over the air. We had a nice shady spot as it was 97 degrees. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Entrance to the park is very steep and a little tricky but once in the sites are nice and level, grass and gravel. We had a lot of rain but sites or roads were not a problem. - kwilliam
May 2016 - $16.00
Large park with both gravel and grass sites. Great place to stop and relax overnight or a couple weeks. Lots of country music and bluegrass history in the area. Park is about 1/2 mile from Bristol Motor Speedway. We arrived the week after the big race so park was quiet. New managers are great folks and make sure you are happy with your site. Most sites are 30 AMP but manager want to convert more site to 50A.
Unless you know where the park is you may miss it and drive is a little steep in and out when towing car on a dolly. Big rigs seem okay with toad being towed 4 down
We arrived the week after the Spring race and ended up staying a couple of weeks to enjoy the Tri-Cities area. We have seen some of the changes that the new managers have begun are thoroughly impressed with their ideas for Shadrack. We have been treated as part of their family while here and We can't wait for our next trip through the Bristol area to see how much the campground will have changed throughout the rest of the spring and summer months. - xqzmepleze
Dec 2015 - $20.00
Close to the raceway. Sites close together. Stayed on way to Florida. Interesting driveway into campground (hard to see). - PinkPanther
Aug 2009 - $56.00
This campground is owned and operated by a very nice couple. One amazing aspect was how quiet and open it was. Unlike other race week campgrounds around Bristol they do not double or triple up on the sites. The wide sites (35') were ample to spread out your outdoor furniture and awnings and still have room to park your car/truck. The rate charged was more than fair, and in fact was less than campgrounds closer in and provided more space with peace and quiet. We have already made reservations for both spring and fall races for the next two years. - nitewalk6
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
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
Sep 2016 - $40.00
Cozy campground, peaceful, perfect for adults with pets. Clean, convenient dog run, spacious sites. Close to the road but the noise isn't intrusive. Lovely setting with forested landscape. Outbuildings charming. Wifi fast and free. Friendly staff. - nickypoo
Aug 2016 - $41.00
Beautiful campground, very well managed, clean, quiet, convenient to I-81. Hubby will drive an hour longer, stop an hour earlier just to stay here whenever we are traveling along I-81. Sites are terraced into the side of a hill, quite level, mostly pull thrus, shady with nice views with pads of either paved or packed clean gravel and concrete or wood patios. There is a sauna but no swimming pool. Great Wi-Fi and cable television. Hosts are great, lead you to your site and help you get out onto Pearl Lane again in the morning by walking out into the road and stopping traffic if he thinks you might need it. (We didn't but he did it anyway ! :) )
This is an adults-only campground so if you have children in tow, best continue to the KOA less than a mile down the road. - Mom_of_Two
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
Aug 2016 - $125.00
Rate reflects Bristol race weekend rates. Very nice campground with extremely friendly staff. We were disappointed to arrive and find out that there are no planned activities on race weekend. My daughter spent the whole summer looking forward to the pony rides only to find out they aren't offered on race weekend. The staff was very nice and created a craft for her to do since she was bored on Saturday. My daughter enjoyed feeding carrots and apples to the horses and donkeys as well as petting the goat. The jumping pillow and playground were a hit as well. The pool is a little small but clean. Our site was a very easy back in near the playground and easily fit our 40 foot fifth wheel. My husband paid the extra $25 for the race shuttle on Saturday. When the race got rain delayed to the next day several laps in, we learned there would not be a shuttle provided for the following day. We would camp here again. - asquared
Aug 2016 - $21.00
This is not your typical KOA. Sites are not level and are packed together. Interior roads are steep and you can drag your RV back end. Rate was after I used Reward Points. This was an overnight stop. Will not stay here again. - Bobo Pruns
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
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