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Watauga Dam Campground

Elizabethton, Tennessee


744 Wilbur Dam Road
Elizabethton, Tennessee 37643
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 29
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 36.33680
Longitude: -82.12217

Elevation: 1687' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot no
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) ?
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Phone Phone ?
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails no
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes yes
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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Review Details

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4 Reviews

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

This is a TVA(Tennesse Valley Authority) campground. Rate is $28.00 per night. With America the Beautiful Senior Pass rate is $20.00 per night. All sites are waterfront with water and 30 amp service. The river created by the dam has excellent trout fishing. This is a small campground, but sites are level, spacious, all back-in. Very beautiful setting with mountains all around. Wildlife of all species. One bathhouse with flush toliets, sinks and shower stalls. Campground is clean and well maintained. This was our second visit and will be added to our list of favorites. We camped at Watauga Dam Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2018 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

This is one of if not our favorite campgrounds. We are locals and we have stayed there several times. As others have said, all campsites are on the "stream". It’s actually the Watauga River. Very small only 30 sites and we love that. The Camp manager is an outstanding guy and his wife is great as well. The place is spotless, quiet and with great fishing . You better have a trout stamp as the park ranger is fond of righting tickets. You are in bear country so lock up you food. I have already reserved 4 weekend for this summer We camped at Watauga Dam Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
12 -11-1 -27
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 58
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

This is a beautiful TVA campground that is in a valley with tall cliffs and a cold water creek running through that is full of trout. This is one of the coolest campgrounds I have been to, it is just amazing scenery, it is quiet, lot of friendly people. It is run by Recreation Resource Management, so you have to go to their website to make any reservations. The campground is small, so reservations are recommended. Cell service and satellite are good. This is an absolutely fantastic place to stay, I highly recommend it. That said, it is tight quarters, and all back in sites. If you are not good at manuevering your rig through tight quarters, you might want to go somewhere else. We camped at Watauga Dam Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

For an excellent hike to a beautiful waterfall, drive about 5 miles south to Hampton and turn left on Hwy 321. Just as you are leaving town there is a trail head on the right, it is marked with a big Forest Service Sign, the trail is to Laurel Falls. It is just under 3 miles to the falls, which are spectacular. As a bonus, we encountered a large number of Appalachian Trail through hikers, a portion of the trail is on the AT.

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Review Count: 165
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 29

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

A TVA campground run by Recreation Resource management so rates were $27 with American the beautiful $7 discount. Located in a steep gorge downstream from Wilbur (? name) dam runoff with gorgeous ~10 story high heavily forested and rocky cliffs on the opposite site of the stream, and cg stretched out at base of smaller more sloped hill. Bathhouse new, beautifully constructed and extremely clean with hot shower. Paved road with wide wooden beam outline sites mostly level with compacted gravel and EW. Dump at cg entrance. Hosts very pleasant and helpful. Well mowed grass about sites and along stream. Fishing in the stream by shoreline and boats. No playgrounds. Tents not allowed due to bear problems. A very pleasant get away campground. We camped at Watauga Dam Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Roads to cg are narrow, windy and poorly marked. our google maps would not mark our blue dot location helpfully. There was a 40 A motorhome and long camper trailers at the campground. As I used 30 amp plug in I just didn't note if had 50 amp.

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