Cove Lake State Park

     


Caryville, Tennessee
Phone: (423) 566-9701

Sites: 100
Recent Rate: $16 10/2014


Latitude: 36.299062
Longitude: -84.218497

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-lake Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 5
  • Good 9
  • Average 2
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0

16 Reviews

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210jem

Review Count: 93
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

We overnighted so only used the campground which was fine. Paved roads and gravel sites mostly level that I saw. 30 amp and water at site. Dump station. CG clean, neat with large central grassy areas. The north section we were in had a central bathhouse with only one paved walkway to it and the opposite side was a steep grassy sloop. Unfortunately Canadian geese were liberally pooping the area. The rest of the park has all sorts of recreational facilities that make it a great place for families to stay. Senior rate was 25% off, so $16/night for me. Very pleasant ranger I dealt with and rangers full time living at the park. We camped at Cove Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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mockturtle

Review Count: 104
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Very pretty and very popular park and great value for water & electric. Site not level but the park is very well maintained. We camped at Cove Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Consuelo Heath

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for 2 weeks and then another 10 days. We love it! Gets busy on the weekends when the weather is nice but peaceful during the week. Camp hosts are great, rangers are really nice. Park is clean, but showers were mildewy...could be cleaner. Will stay here again for sure. $11 rate is based on being disabled. You need to be a TN resident to get this rate, otherwise it's $22/night which is still a decent price. We camped at Cove Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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mom2wildlife

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a lovely, well-kept park. It's near the interstate, but you don't get road noise. We called first and they said we didn't need a reservation since there were plenty of sites available, even on a Friday. (A reservation would have cost an added $3.) There's only one pull-through, which we got for the discounted senior rate of $15 plus tax. There are huge grassy fields, with the only downside being all the goose poop. Some of the sites are short, so be sure you tell them your length if you make a reservation. The trees over the inner roads could use a little trimming, since some small limbs were hitting the top of our RV on the way in. We camped at Cove Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Mayonnaise Farmer

Review Count: 25
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here overnight while traveling through the area. I was pleasantly pleased at how nice the park presented itself. We stopped early in the afternoon and spent the evening walking the grounds. The restroom facilities and showers appeared nice although we did not use them. There are several sites adjacent to a lake that offered lots of fishing. The State Park also has a pool that looked like it was to be opening soon. We debated on staying an extra day to explore the park more, but could not fit it into our schedule. We travel in a 42 ft and while the roads at first appeared a bit small there was plenty of room to maneuver. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Cove Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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plove

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Great place for either overnight or as a destination. As for lack of privacy in previous posts, true you can forget about nude sunbathing, but these sites are better than most. Level for the most part and many are shaded. We use it for an overnight right off the interstate and it worked out very well for that purpose. Large 50 meter pool adjacent that cost campers $2 looked great. This is a place I would go out of my way to stay again. We camped at Cove Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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DeltaViking

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

Quiet, neat, well-managed park that we enjoyed, finding only one complaint and that had to do with the layout of the camp sites. Most of them are designed for the RV to be backed into the site from the Passenger side of the vehicle. In other words, the driver would have to look out the rear view mirror on the Passenger side of the vehicle. I find it difficult enough to back up a short fifth wheel without confounding me and the operation by backing up 'blind'. Yes, I see others who back up their trailers with little or no difficulty and for them, this park would offer no serious challenge. Everything else about the park is on the Plus Side. We camped at Cove Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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garmp

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Advantage: Right off I-75 for a great one night stay. Easy in and easy out. Disadvantage: Right off I-75. Constant road noise. Well maintained park, no Wi-Fi, but large spacious sites, though not much privacy. Nice restrooms and shower facilities. Highlight of the park is the restaurant Rickard Ridge BBQ. I had a sampler platter for $17 and the wife a huge baked potato and salad. We shared that meal and had lunch and dinner the next day of it. GREAT! We camped at Cove Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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RVBuckeye

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

I wasn't feeling it here. The other posters seemed to enjoy this campground much more than I did. I thought the sites offered little privacy. Yes, they seemed spacious, but not much screening in between sites. Not a lot of trees or shrubs. The lake was yucky, geese droppings everywhere! The pool was large and clean, but it was a pool, nothing special. That same dog another poster complained about, must still live next door. It barked from midnight to one and started about 5:00 am in the morning again. I'm glad we were here only overnight. It's an okay stop if you are traveling down I-75 for a overnight stay, it's very close to the highway. We camped at Cove Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Mama2kai

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a wonderful place to stay! We have a toddler and we were able to take him to play on the playground (there were two playgrounds). The sites were clean, well kept, and the staff was friendly. The only negative mark is that we had a hard time finding where to pay for our stay. For the price, you can't beat it! We will be back. We camped at Cove Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Bob & Bonnie

Review Count: 39
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great state park campground. Sites are well placed and private (lots of room between sites) ... restroom facilities were clean ... the park was quiet ... the park is very nicely located on the edge of the Cumberland Mtns. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Cove Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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DKW

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice site, fairly level, not very crowded for the off-season, but can tell it could be crowded in the summer. The pool was closed for the season which was fine for us. Very nice trails all around the lake area which was a great way to exercise us and the dogs. Ranger was very nice and helpful. On the downside, houses close to the camping area including one with a barking dog in the back yard (I have and love dogs, just not those that bark when you walk passed). And the men's restroom had both toilets clogged. Will check out the other state parks in the area next time through. We camped at Cove Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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n2camping

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

If only it had sewer--but then again you would not be able to get a site. Lots of locals stay here in the summer. Wish they took reservations. They have cracked down on the long term campers. Very nice park. The site we had was almost level. Enjoyed the fishing and trails. Lots of wild life. Nice get away for the weekend. Close to the interstate (I-75) We try to stay here at least once a summer. Bath houses need updating, though. We camped at Cove Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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mudhound

Review Count: 57
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This state park has it going on. We stayed here from Wednesday night until Sunday morning. This park has loads of items in its favor. There is the lake and much more to look forward to. There is two bath houses, horseshoe pits, playground equipment (some updated), a huge swimming pool, loads of wild life, and much more. The site we had was so level we did not have to use any leveling at all. The water was good and the pressure was good too. The park overall was in fair repair. The only sore spot was the bath houses. They are in need of updating. The staff here were pleasant and the area was nice in general. We camped at Cove Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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armadillo 17

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

A bit more than we expected. Pull-site, level with water and electric. Not far off the interstate. They discounted the rate for my disablity and/or age. We camped at Cove Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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