11 Parks near Manchester, Tennessee
Sep 2016 - $67.00
When we checked in, we thought the nightly rate was a bit high but we were more than happy to have paid that rate after we were guided to our site. We had a deluxe site which meant the site was concrete and level. We were instructed to unhook our tow because the pad was long enough for both the 45' Rv and tow. The park is well kept and is big rig friendly. We would definitely recommend this park to all campers as well as Class A RVs up to 45'. - travelingpeople
Jul 2016 - $35.00
A smaller park with very, very friendly staff. Gravel roads, some concrete sites, pretty level. Pool had lots of kids swimmng. Very shady with many trees, but not a jungle. Water, sewer, 50-amp service, valet trash pick up, cable. - Rick2804
Jun 2016 - $48.00
Pretty easy to get to from the interstate. Mostly gravel sites with a number of cement sites. These cost more. Our concrete site was level. Not sure if all the gravel sites were as level. Only stayed one night. Will use CG again when in the area. An okay CG but nothing really special. - msrebel
Sep 2016 - $20.00
We had reserved online and knew which site was ours but there was never an attendant at the gate even when the office said it would be open. The one lane bridge in was wide enough and tall enough for our 40 foot fifth wheel. Having said that, getting into our space was very difficult. It was long enough but because of trees and signs right at the entry point, it was hard to back in and miss obstacles on both sides. The site was beautiful and well away from other sites. With a few scrub trees cut down, it would open the sites and make it much easier to park. We were on the main road of the camp and found the areas off the main road very difficult to drive because of the closeness of the trees. - perwin
Jul 2016 - $21.00
Very heavily treed park. Restroom/showers not clean, with excessive cobwebs and live spiders and bugs. My girls ran screaming from the building. Roads a bit narrow making backing in a bit of a challenge but we did it. - RBD-FL
Jul 2016 - $20.00
This park was okay. Not too bad... but nothing to great either. We stayed here 5 nights then moved on to Florida. The sites were nice and big, but the restrooms needed updated and cleaned. We loved the park and the trails with various waterfalls. The workers were not very friendly at all. I could see that this would be good for an overnight stop, but staying a week was not what we expected. - kmeece
Aug 2011 - $20.00
Stayed here and lots of permanent campers here. Some well kept others not so much. Your kids can play in the playground but if you have visitors come up they will charge you for each additional kid to play on the playground. Even if the visitors don't stay over night. Lots of exposed wiring hanging around and needs a code inspector to pay a visit. - johngi01
Sep 2016 - $40.00
Over priced for what you get. No cable, no laundry and I'm not sure if there were showers. There was an old brick building that looked to awful to go inside. When you enter it looks very nice with a pool out front. But the sites were in the trees with all dirt and gravel. It has the soft powder dirt that get in you toes if you were flip flops. No fire rings, no patios and sites are very close together. It really needed a good cleaning. When we registered we asked if there were any discounts, he remarked only for military and $40 was a discount. Well we have been on the road for 5 months and we have paid much less for much more in amenities. You are out and away from everything, closes eateries are 7 miles. I'm really trying to think of a plus, oh yes it was quiet. - BSBren
Jul 2016 - $40.00
Sites are long but close to trees. I have 3 slides and no problem just have to park in right spot. Power on 50 amps is low 105 amps on one leg. Power flickered several times and power panel was hot to the touch. Owner says no problem this happens all the time when it is hot. Lovely spot in the country side but for $40 I would like better power. There is a pool and playground equipment for kids. Owners very friendly and helpful. - slick60
Jun 2016 - $35.00
Located about 2 miles from interstate via narrow, but manageable roads. Careful with GPS. My Android gave me the right directions. The Apple had me turning into a home's driveway. Call for directions. Look for the red barn near the park's entrance.
Owner met us at entrance and pointed to our site. Sites aren't really marked, but a work camper helped us. Sites are level grass and narrow, but long so unhooking isn't necessary. Beware of the trees. Hook ups were appropriately placed although a longer sewer hose would be needed if you don't want to unhook. No cable, OTA, or wifi. Verizon worked. Only 30 amp. Water had a sulfur smell and pressure was low.
Park has a pool, playground equipment, and a very large grassy field for outdoor fun.
No laundry. Didn't use restrooms, but the building looked a little shabby from the outside.
Word of caution: I Googled the park. There's another park two hours away with the same name except it's for males and it's clothing optional. I finally found the Whispering Oaks in Manchester, and the owner told me the name similarity has been a problem for them. Ask if the resort is family friendly before booking if that's your preference.
This rustic park is a little ways off the freeway, but it's less expensive than the corporate rip offs nearby. Good for overnight and probably for a few days as there are many attractions nearby.
Many permanents so book in advance for a transient spot. - User3617
May 2016 - $12.00
This park was a great find. It is a lakeside setting in a remote area near Manchester, TN. They can accommodate big rigs as sites are up to 60 ft long. Sites are back-in or pull through. Although they only have water/electric currently at sites, they have been approved to add sewer to the park sites. They have a dump station and laundry. A commissary, BX, and golf course are a short drive away. You can rent a boat, kayak, fishing pole, or similar gear at the recreation office for a reasonable cost. Wifi and tv/satellite can be marginal depending upon your location. There are a lot of trees to interfere with a sat signal. Overall a good value for $12 a night or $300 a month.
Call the park prior to arriving to make a reservation and learn your site number. After arriving you have to unhook and go to the recreation office, which is several miles away, to check-in. Your credit card will be charged when you make the reservation. - sarge 19
Jun 2015 - $12.00
Fairly tight roads leading through park. Can be very difficult to back into sites due to trees and posts. A few sites are advertised as "drive thru" but that can be deceiving. Our site was supposed to be a "drive thru" but it had a fire pit in the middle of the drive. I inquired about moving the empty fire pit two feet so I could drive in but was told "absolutely not". The employee told me "it was my problem" on how to get my trailer into the site. Had to back my 5th wheel up a steep incline that caused the trailer to almost hit the top rail of the truck bed. The bathroom was old but clean. Nice location on lake but you need to be very aware of the site you pick if you have a rig over 26 ft. Satellite reception is possible depending on the site. No problem with Verizon phone service. The park WiFi worked well. About 6-7 miles from I-24. Not really convenient. Probably would not stay here again due to uncertainty associated with trees and site locations. - Alaska Jim
Aug 2011 - $20.00
Typical military hassle of going through a gate to get to the registration desk three miles down the road. Check-in at 2 pm, check-out is at 10 am. Swimming pool is not in the CG, but there is a swim area in the lake with nice sandy beach. The whole CG is filled with mature shade trees. The showers/latrines are typical no-frills concrete structures. Pull through sites are marked from the wrong side, but we had no problem maneuvering our 29' MH with Ford Ranger in tow. - Full-Time Roamers
Oct 2015 - $30.00
Second trip this year, we enjoyed the fall colors and the craft fair in in Bell Buckle. The campground is in good condition with the hosts being pleasant and helpful. Please note that the utility hookups are on the wrong side so make sure you bring adequate length of hose. Loop C has the most shade, however it is not on the water. - AU Fishing
Sep 2015 - $30.00
We love coming to Barton Springs. The camp host are always so friendly. My daughter brings her kayak and bike every trip here. Cell service is bad but nothing against that, you are suppose to be roughing it. All 3 bathrooms are very clean. Each site is very roomy. All sites are pull-through. - Campingfamily4life
May 2015 - $30.00
Stayed the first week of May to fish Lake Normandy and float the Duck River. Campground was in good shape, however the bathrooms had timed water in the shower and sinks which made it hard to use. Camp hosts and other campers were both friendly, helpful, and helpful. We were told continued work on the bathrooms are planned and additional work on the campsites were planned. We had a great time and will return. - AU Fishing
Sep 2016 - $25.00
As the only other reviewer said this is a quiet, clean little park with wonderful owners and spectacular view. The office has 1 bath room with 1 shower but with only 6 overnite sites the ratio is better than most. Even the long term sites are clean and well maintained. - Volunteer Rambler
Aug 2012 - $25.00
This little park off the beaten path truly has a grand view. The owners couldn't be more accommodating, kind, or caring. I hesitate reviewing only because I don't want to give away this private little place on the mountain. I'd like to keep it all to myself. Don't expect resort style amenities, but if you want peace, quiet, and a beautiful view to look at every day, this might be the place to run and hide. Gap Rd can be a bit difficult to maneuver, but to me, it's worth the two miles off the main road. - TaylorShopping
Apr 2011 - $17.00
Great little campground run by the City. Very close to downtown Winchester on the shores of Tim's Ford Lake. Some campers had their boats pulled up on shore. The camping is right next to a ball field and we watched women's softball and little league games: some night games but they were over by 9 pm. The biggest negative here is the restrooms and showers. Very filthy and an after thought. The men's toilet had a shower curtain and the stall was about 2 feet deep, so if you wanted privacy you had a shower curtain draped on your knees. We used our own facilities. Women's were the same: neither side had any toilet paper!! - Coyote Capers
Apr 2016 - $35.00
This is sort of confusing. I think this refers to the Fairview Campground that is part of Tims Ford State Park. This campground is newly renovated. The Fairview Campground is located on the south side of Tims Ford Lake about 6 miles from the Tims Ford State Park visitor center and main campground. The campground has paved driveways with gravel site pads. Each site has a picnic table and fire pit. The sites are large and nicely spaced with a mix of shaded versus open sites with some backing up to the lakeshore. All sites have water and electric (I think all are 50/30 amp) and there are a few with sewer as well and there is a dump station. There is a new bathroom and shower facility. We spent 3 nights here during the week in April and it was nearly empty, very quiet. AT&T signal strength -106 dBm, a little weak. - Coopsecondact
Sep 2012 - $25.00
We have stayed here several times. The camp hosts and custodian are very friendly and helpful, the lake access is great. Everything else needs updating really bad. The lay out of each site is poor i.e. concrete pick-nick tables are on the wrong side of the site or in the way of where you rig should go leaving campers to "creatively park" their rigs some times encroaching on the site next to them. This could be a great camp ground, it just badly needs updating. - User2821
Oct 2011 - $25.00
Camp hosts were very friendly folks, center section of park is where the FHU sites are. Most would accommodate a 40' rig. 30 amp electricity was sub par, when park was 1/2 full our power was not enough to power the A/C on site 70 but I think other sites were fine. Park was clean and even had a security gate. Beautiful lake front sites without FHU available. Unfortunately this park is in need of repairs but due to budget cuts it's not in the cards at this time. We would return as it was the only viable option in the area. - Colette
Aug 2016 - $30.00
For campers who want a lot of people close by, have a large friend/family group, this is a great park. For more solitude and quiet, is not the best park for a weekend. During the week is much slower, less people. The locals come here it seems, use the lake for boating and swimming, in the coves around the Fairview campground. Is a clean park, maybe needed more timely mowing of taller grass. - elainev
Jul 2015 - $20.00
I don't know what has happened to this state park. This was once our favorite destination but not any more. While most of the rangers and staff are friendly there is one who seems determined to spoil the camping trip if he can. He frequently patrols the campground looking for the tiniest infraction on the rules and gives folks a hard time. For example, I saw him go after a handicapped person because the front wheels of their truck was off the pavement, on gravel but off the pavement. Other TN state parks we've stayed at don't act this way, just Tims Ford. The picnic tables are shaky, the restrooms are nasty, and the wooden bridge over the lake inlet is in disrepair, all while he patrols looking for us lawbreakers. It's easy to see this once was a beautiful park but people like him can turn a pleasant outing into an unpleasant one. It'll be a while before we go back there and hopefully he will have a change in attitude or be working elsewhere by then. - User2063
Jun 2015 - $20.00
This Tims Ford Campground seems to be an upgraded older campground from the 1950's. The campsites are paved, but mostly suitable for pop-up size campers and tents except for several sites near the entrance. Our RV is 31' long with a slide and we barely fit into our site lengthwise. However, with a slide, we filled up the space and had to park our vehicle in the overflow area across the campground, which most campers had to do. The outside campsites are short, and the inside campsites were longer, but had all of the hookups on the opposite site of your camper which is very inconvenient. Water pressure was good, and the dump station was clean and conveniently located as you exited the campground. The campground is surrounded by the beautiful Tims Ford Lake, but due to dense tree coverage. You cannot see the lake from any of the campsites. It may be a great place to camp in the Fall when the leaves are off of the trees. The bathrooms were clean as they could be to have been so old and dilapidated. Every staff member that we spoke too were super friendly and helpful to assist with any of our needs, and it was nice seeing them patrolling through the campground so often! The paved bike trail was one of the best features of the campground! The shady bike trail was mostly level with several uphill and downhill runs. The park could also benefit from having a beach to be able to enjoy the lake. There is a pool on the premises, but you have to pay to enjoy it even if you are staying in the park. However, they do give you a 50% discount if you show them your camping/cabin rental receipt. Overall, we enjoyed our stay at this campground. However, Tims Ford State Park is really missing an opportunity to market and utilize the Lake more since it is its biggest asset for visiting! - RandyP