22 Parks near Jonesborough, Tennessee
Sep 2016 - $45.00
We spent two nights here in the spring, on our way to Ohio - we were so impressed, we just spent two more nights here on the way back. We stayed in a river site (#29 - had #30 in the spring) which costs $10 extra, but to us, is well worth it. We would like to spend a week or more here next summer - it is a little gem of a park! The food in their diner is tasty as well. - rburckhart
Aug 2016 - $45.00
We stayed here to escape the Heat in SC. It's a beautiful park on the Nolichucky river. Nice size sites. Maneuvering in a 40 ft MH was a little tight but manageable. The sites right on the river are worth the premium.
The wifi was above average. AT&T cellular signal was -110 to -120db...equal to 1 bar.
Maybe we just got a bad batch but the firewood was the most green we've had in a long time. I'd find someplace else locally to buy it. - DCRichardson
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
Aug 2016 - $31.00
We stayed at WoodSmoke Campground on our first outing with our new travel trailer. There is a Walmart a few miles from the campground and we used our weekend as a time to get things we had not thought of for the new camper. There are also many small restaurants and shops in Unicoi and Erwin, TN, close by. The campground is a small family run facility. It is immaculately clean (Cleanest camp bathhouse we have ever seen in many years of camping!) and all sites have some degree of shade. There were a few seasonal campers, but most sites were open for rentals from short stayers like we were. The camp ground was nice and quiet. I-26 is less than a mile away, but there is very little truck traffic on that portion, so you don't notice traffic noise very much at all. We did hear train whistles two times and thought that was charming. The owners are very conscientious and helpful. Our only confusion was why they put us on a corner site with little privacy when there were several other more private, more heavily wooded sites available the whole time we were there. If we had it to do again I would ask ahead what sort of site we were renting and express a hope for privacy. But we were still happy and enjoyed our stay. - TN Vogels
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
Sep 2016 - $30.00
The spots were very narrow for what we have seen at other state parks. Reminded me more of a KOA or Jellystone. Full hookups were a plus. The bathrooms were single unit shower / toilet so multiple people could not use at the same time.
No fire pit at the sites we had so you either had to bring your own or forego. The site we were at (28) had no shade. Other sites closer to the river had better shade.
If in the area might stay again, but wouldn't make it our destination. - MissAlaineous
Jul 2016 - $27.00
We enjoyed our stay at Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park. The roads and sites were paved and level with partial shade. The sites are long and easily accommodated our 32' TT and truck. Most of the sites are pull-through, however I had to back in because of space limitations. The walking trails along the Nolichucky River are beautiful. There are excellent road cycling routes right from the campground. The host and other campers were very friendly. We will return to DCBSP! - JandJ TN Travelers
May 2016 - $28.00
Campground gets very muddy and the lawn around the sites needs help. Campground hosts (and there seems to be too many for this place) park their vehicles on empty sites. Book your sites online or get what they want to give you. There are trailers there that look uninhabited and it downgrades the campground even further. Not all campground sites have sewer facilities. Most are pull through sites but the turn is pretty sharp. If you have a bigger rig you will cross the mud. Leaving the site is somewhat dangerous as there are large trees at the corner. Backing out could be a better option.
There is a pool a little ways away but does not open until summer.
Lots and lots of ticks....Use caution.
Walking areas outside the campground are nice. Went to Davy Crockets house and it seemed interesting until we spoke to a ranger. They are not sure if he actually lived there. Some years ago they found remnants of foundations in the area and thought one would be a nice place to build or move a structure calling it the Crocket family house. ?
At first it was a WOW factor. Then it was like who are they kidding. Made me laugh.
This campground is good for a night or two on your way to your final destination. Not a place to camp for more then that. The state should sell this area for development with a beautiful Walmart with sites that have sewer, water, and electric.
The Campground, with a little bit of money and effort could be a great destination. Right now to is not. - Edwardj
Aug 2016 - $20.00
Rock Creek National Forest campground is located in Cherokee National Forest in Northeast TN. Roads inside the campground while paved are fairly narrow. We had no trouble navigating the roads with our truck and 31' toy hauler trailer. Sites are gravel and many are large and deep. The larger sites can easily hold the largest RVs. The old growth trees and thick understory provide privacy for the sites. One loop, C has 50 amp electrical service while loops A and B have 30 amp service. This is a beautiful area and it is usually 10 degrees cooler than surrounding areas. Fees are $20 or $15 with a golden age pass. If you tent camp, there are 5 walk in tent sites with pea gravel pads at the top of loop C. The swimming area is unique. It is a large rounded cement pond with creek water glowing through it. Numerous hiking trails nearby. No reservations here and it is a very popular park. I recommend you arrive mid week to improve your chances to get a site. - linnemj
Oct 2014 - $15.00
Well-shaded and very private sites in this lovely, quiet campground. Verizon signal very weak but usable with antenna. Beautiful trails and rhododendrons everywhere. It's probably spectacular in the spring! Ended up staying six days. - mockturtle
Jul 2014 - $15.00
Beautiful NFS campground. Roads are paved, sites are gravel, level, huge, and well-spaced for privacy. Campground is shady and cool, nice for family camping. Restrooms/showers could be cleaner. Rate reflects senior discount. We would stay here again. - tnyankee
Nolichucky Gorge Campground, 1 Jones Branch Road, Erwin, TN 37650, USA Erwin, Tennessee 37650 (map) | (423) 743-8876
Sites: 6 | Latest Rate: $25.00 | 2 Reviews
Oct 2015 - $25.00
First off, this park is nestled into the forest and right up against the river. It is probably the most scenic park that we have stayed at. However, I would not say that we had an overall positive experience. I do think that this park is geared toward tent campers much more than RVs. We have a 42' rig and the drive in was pretty scary. I am still kind of surprised that we didn't damage anything. There are dogs that run free in the park, that are not picked up after. There appeared to be full-time resident tent campers which I didn't even know was a thing. One of the cabins had a Confederate Flag flying from the porch. We ended up leaving early. - glanotte
Sep 2014 - $25.00
Before school started back, we stayed in the heart of the Applachian Mountains at this truly gorgeous campground right along the Nolichucky River. Our kids were able to swim and fish right out the front door and we're so happy to have found such a lovely place close to home for a mini-vacation. Since it's such an easy drive from Knoxville (only 1.5 hours away!), we plan to return next summer a few more times and we even went whitewater rafting while we were there! The Noli is just a hidden gem for families to get away. (I almost hate to review it and tell others to go since we really loved the low-key, non-crowded facility!) The road was freshly paved and very easy to navigate our RV into the campground and into our slot. We quickly made friends with our neighbors and a few other families there that weekend that had kids the same ages as ours, so they all want to plan a trip together next year! I'm so glad to have found such a wonderful place for quick weekend visits! - PeachyCreative
Sep 2016 - $30.00
This park is older, and is in need of a few updates. The new owners are really trying to bring the park up to what the public expects of a campground. It has a pool, but has been closed most of the 2016 season due to leaks, but the owners assure that it will be repaired and hopefully ready for the 2017 season. The bathrooms need to be remodeled. The owners are nice and try t0 make everyone comfortable. - DaryRon Steffe
Apr 2014 - $26.00
The park is located in a beautiful farm valley next to the Cherokee National forest. The park has shaded and open sites. The road and sites are gravel. Sites are medium to large. Rest room and shower facility is small but clean. The campground has a large activity building equipped with a wood stove, fireplace and refrigerator. The owner is very friendly. We will stay there again when we camp in the area. - dogwood96
Sep 2011 - $26.00
A very quiet, peaceful park. Lots of squirrels, bluebirds, hummingbirds, and even wild turkey. I can understand the negative review of the person with a 40 footer. They need a lot of room to maneuver. Our unit is 30 foot, and we had no problem. The sites are level and have a lot of "breathing room" between them. Very friendly place. We would definitely come back! - Deck & Margot
Dec 2011 - $35.00
RV park located at a working horse ranch about 6.5 miles from Interstate, somewhat out of the way in the country but a good place for a quiet stay or base to explore this section of the Appalachians. No problem with our 36' Motorhome plus Pickup Truck toad. Gravel entrance road that needs a little work on the potholes. Both back in and pull through sites available. Sites are grass and mostly level. Simple park in an open field. Small but clean bath house. Nice camp store on site along with fishing pond & small playground for kids. The owner was very nice and accommodating. He checks visitors frequently so the park is secure and he makes sure you have what you need for a nice stay. - dscottwilliams
Sep 2009 - $25.00
This campground is a hidden gem! We pulled in for a week and stayed for a month. Beautiful mountain views and great staff. The blueberries were ripe and we picked our own. The apple orchard was not yet ready for picking but we enjoyed walking through it. The camp mascot is a pot belly pig named "Miss Piggy" and the campground dog is a little Jack Russell mix called "little man." If you want a different experience in camping try this place: large sites (all with 50 amp) and easy in/out in our 42 ft motorhome. It is about 6 miles off I-26. Park has great hosts! - David Buchanan
Apr 2009 - $25.00
One of the most unique experiences we've ever had RVing! This is a working horse ranch with an adjacent RV park. You have beautiful 360 degree views of the Smokey Mountains. You can back right up to the lake, and watch the horseback riding events, etc. It's wonderful to see all the animals, including a 27 year old horse who roams free and never wanders off, and a family pet named "Miss Piggy", a cute as a button pot-bellied pig. This is a real camping experience and one not to be missed if you're in the Bristol/Johnson City area of eastern Tennessee. The owners were wonderful accommodating hosts...we will be back! Oh, and the cleanest bath house I've ever seen...well worth the money! - kakampers
Sep 2016 - $15.00
Space 73 is for handicapped tags only and is the best space in the park. Large, flat, water and 50 amp service. No trees obstructing satellite service. Right next to showers. Most spaces are challenging for big rigs but this can handle a 40 foot rig with very easy back in. Close to Kingsport TN and many restaurants, fuel and Walmart. - Ahrmless
Aug 2016 - $23.00
This was a repeat visit to this particular Tennessee state park for us. We travel here twice a year, at least. From our 2015 visit to this 2016 visit, the park had the shower/bathroom facilities completely renovated! WOW, what a difference! Very nice updates! The only comment I have is that the bathroom floor paint is extremely slippery when wet! We will definitely be back! No question! Gorgeous scenery! We rode bikes to choose a few 'other options' spots, just in case 'our perfect spot' is reserved before we get it. Camping area has a wide variety of very small to very large spots to chose from. All roadways are in good condition. Wildlife abound. Simply perfect vacation spot for the entire family! Our black lab has a great time, every time! Which makes our travels all the better! - patti&charlie
Aug 2016 - $20.00
This is a lovely park with many amenities. I just touched down for one night, arriving after dark. Getting there involved driving through suburban neighborhoods - my GPS was very helpful. The congenial camp host told me how to locate a spot and pay in the morning. Spots were what I would call huge. The bath house had the one-room type of restroom/shower space (see photo). It was like new and spotless. Having it cleaned at 9 a.m. was a little inconvenient but quick. The office store was nice and I bought a ball cap. Cost was $20 less a $5 senior discount even though I am a non-resident. All told a good experience. (I was in a van, not a camper type choice offered by the RV Park Reviews site.) - pompomgirl
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
Oct 2016 - $40.00
We've stayed at this campground before, so we knew what a great little campground this is. It is clean, management is very accommodating, decent wi-fi, etc...everything that makes for a friendly, receptive place to stay. I'm not so sure kids would have much to do, but that is not a concern for us. Their lower exit does have a bit of a dragging issue as you make your way onto a blind curve road...although, true to form one of the staff was out in the road watching for problems as we left...nice! Great stay...very convenient for I-81 travelers. - Tcamperman
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