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Caryville, Tennessee

Cove Lake State Park

Caryville, Tennessee



Caryville, Tennessee
Phone: (423) 566-9701

Sites: 100
Recent Rate: $27 8/2016

Latitude: 36.299062
Longitude: -84.218497

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

21 Reviews

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

A pretty state park in the mountains. Sites vary considerably in length and degree of level. Navigation can be confusing, since a road runs through the park and which entrance to use can be confusing. Some turns require careful attention. Staff are pleasant and laid-back. Price listed includes taxes and reservation fee. We camped at Cove Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A 29
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

The restaurant in the park is actually good and quite reasonable. Many patrons appear local.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful park. The sites are all different lengths. Cove Lake is nearby. If you have a watercraft, check to see where you can use it. I couldn't use my kayak in the area I was parked. But fishing was allowed from the shore. Some sites are on the waters edge. There is a nice playground for the kids and plenty of room for bicycle riding. There is no Wifi, but there is a strong Verizon signal. If you are stopping without reservations and they tell you to pick a site, make sure that site is available before you set up. We camped at Cove Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
72
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 77
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a state park, therefore a lot of tent campers. The men's bathroom was messy from all of the kids, but this was a Sunday night so they may not been able to clean them until the next morning. Our site wasn't level but the rangers told us about it and we needed a pull thru. The park is very nice, a lot of trees and a pond, plus as part of the state park there is a recreation area including a swimming pool. It was fine for us since we were traveling thru and it was close to the highway on our route. We camped at Cove Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Number
B-67
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

A nice state park. The sites in the front loop are smaller and many are challenging to back into and/or unlevel - not to the point that you can't get leveled up, just requires some work with wood or leveling blocks. The rear loop is more open, larger lots, and fairly level with a large center grassy area with playground and central shower house. The park has a great swimming pool for a resonable fee (discounted for campers). Overall, it is abeautiful park in the mountains, but could use some more modern showers and some updates to the site pads themselves. We would camp here again, but would make sure to be in the sites farthest away from the check in/ranger station (not sure of the site numbers) due to size of sites and ease of entry. We camped at Cove Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 120
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $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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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $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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Review Count: 183
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 24

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $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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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $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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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $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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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This park was very clean and quiet. The sites were very spacious and clean. Some leveling was required but nothing outrageous. The bath houses were a little outdated but clean. We stayed in the C loop which did not have a view of the lake but was adjacent to the playground, pavilion, and bath house. We stayed here with a family of 4 (small children)and met 2 other families. We really enjoyed the stay. We would stay here again. We camped at Cove Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $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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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $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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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $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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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $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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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $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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