14 RV Parks near Monteagle, Tennessee
Aug 2012 - $25.00
We went to visit and look this campground over, and the owner gave us a very detailed tour. Talk about friendly! We had driven to this park 5 or 6 years ago, only to drive away and put it on our "do not go here" list. We thought we'd check it out once again, and we were very pleasantly surprised! The park is clean, showers and bathrooms extra clean. The cabins are very well appointed. The activities list goes on and on, and they are very motorcycle friendly. Visit the site and have a look at the pictures. They're honest pictures that give a true reflection of the feel of the park. I would give them a much better score if they had more sewer sites than they do. - TaylorShopping
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
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
Sites: 68 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 7 Reviews
Jun 2017 - $31.00
We have enjoyed the campsite one week end a month last year and this year. We are retired and would really enjoy camping at Devil's Step if it were open some of the winter months. My only complaint is the gravel on the pads. You can't keep it out of the campers it so small it makes a mess and cuts vinyl floor covering. - Scarlet Holloway
May 2017 - $31.00
This is one of the state parks that has gone thru a remodel. For once the state got it right on this one. Pads are wide and level. 50amp power. But the things I didn't like were folks riding around on golf carts, a van with its generator running and dogs not on a leash. I saw a park ranger ride thru several times but she didn't address any of these issues. The campground host wasn't helpful either. Also there are full timers in this park. - chub
Oct 2016 - $25.00
This park and Henry Horton are my two favorite parks.They have redone both parks and they are great! - KayleeE
Jun 2017 - $25.00
We loved this park. As other reviewers said, it's small and off the beaten path. We stayed in the "annex" at the back of the park which we enjoyed. The park is off a road that eventually dead ends, so there is almost no traffic once it gets dark. Wonderful owners - very friendly and caring. We didn't use the shower or bathroom, but the office was very tidy and the washing machine and dryer area was spotless. We overlooked a lovely pond with a shared paddleboat and a public seating area. The view from the property is truly grand! We stayed 5 nights and we would go out of our way for a return visit. - jenshick
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
Sep 2017 - $30.00
Love this park. This was our first time here since its 1.5hr out from our house. Very friendly staff also making sure everything was ok. Plenty of room for our kids to play safely and a huge bonus was the big playground area. Lots of area to fish which my husband loved. They had a big fire pit at every lot. Also a pole to hang a lantern if you needed one. Right off the interstate and close to a local Walmart if you forgot anything. Only thing that I personally don't like is they don't take reservations and do anything online. BUT WE WILL DEFINITELY COME BACK - Campingfamily4life
Sep 2016 - $28.00
This is a very nice,clean campground located on Nickajack Lake/Tennessee River. Friendly management that were very accommodating! I have a small Casita TT, but the park could accommodate up to the largest Class A, I'm sure. Since I was only staying for the night and not even unhooking, the manager took me to a pull through site looking right at the lake. It was so pleasant, I hung around until almost noon the next morning! Electric and water hookups at sites, dump station on site. Perfect if traveling through because it is literally 2.5 miles off of I-24. They are open year round except for two weeks in January. They don't officially take reservations but if you know that you are coming in that no, you can call them and they will hold one for you. I will definitely stay there again overnight and hopefully for a few days sometime! - coosa
Jun 2015 - $23.00
Pros: Beautiful scenery, quiet (ok, trains across the lake rumbled some), on water, nice beach, excellent playground for the kids, clean and neat, LOTS of trash cans. Cons: WiFi only in a hotspot near office, no cable, Over the Air TV spotty, sites not all easily leveled. This is a TVA sponsored campground. We've stayed at a similar one last year and this one seems to have the same issue: they cater to seasonals or LONG term rentals. When you see a lot of campers with insulated water hoses in June with temps in the 90's, you get to understand that those who want to come for a weekend or even a week's stay may have a tough time getting in. There are NO reservations. Hmmm, so once in, guess you just stay. Yeah, they have weekly, monthly, and seasonal rates. IF you can get in it is a lovely place. We took a chance, and to be fair, when I called and talked to the manager, she said to call on our way up and she would confirm if a space was available. The campground itself if nice; the policy of favoring long term stays is disheartening. - Too-wow
Aug 2017 - $45.00
We stayed overnight and found the KOA to be a good campground. The $49 rate (after KOA discount and tax) for the cheapest gravel site seemed a bit high though. There were also larger concrete sites, and even a site with a fenced dog area. They have a lot of amenities which we didn't use (pool, outdoor movie screen, kids play equipment, etc.). The fenced dog park was small and packed full of agility ramps, tunnels, and obstacles, so we only spent two minutes there and opted to walk our dog down the dead-end road instead, which was fine. Our site was level and was a pretty decent size for a KOA, which often have really tight sites and pack people in. Site utilities worked fine, and even the free WiFi worked quite well (always a pleasant surprise). Our AT&T and Verizon hotspots both had good signal but both were a bit on the slow side. The main downside (apart from the price) is the noise from the interstate. As far as KOAs go, this one is pretty nice. We'd return for an overnight if it's along our path, but given the price, we likely will look around if we were to stay for a longer period. - LifeRebooted
Aug 2017 - $53.00
Agree with the previous review: at $53 per night for their most basic pull-through is a lot of money HOWEVER this KOA is among the best we've stayed in. Scrupulously clean and immaculately kept. Pricier sites had concrete patios and patio furniture (even some tent sites had that!). All the amenities a family could want. Our pull-through site was bang-on level - no boards or blocks needed. I had advised them when I made the reservation that we would be pulling in after normal business hours. We arrived well after the office closed, maybe 9:30 CDT. I had no sooner gotten back in my truck with our map and instructions when the owner and his wife zoomed up in a golf cart. "Are you my late arrival?" Yep, and with that we were escorted to our site and given a quick orientation to bathhouses and showers, etc. And THAT, my friends, is how you take care of your customers! My only gripe - the sewer hook-up is illogically located along the site where the trailer tongue was. Would require a very long hose or several sections. - RamWagon
Aug 2017 - $62.00
The owners have put a lot of money into hardscape. Many concrete level Pads with patios and wrought iron furniture. Portable hot tub was clean and nice. Pool was nice with slides for the kids. Trees all round with an enclosed pet area. This is our second stay here. The downside is it's near the highway. - HayNan
May 2017 - $18.00
This campground is on a peninsula in the Nickajack Lake/Tennessee River and is a prime location for those who like to fish or kayak with boat ramps, fishing piers and boat trailer parking. I did not see a lot of geese or droppings. It has a lot of seasonal campers but the ones we met were all friendly. It also has a lot of tents especially along the water. It may be difficult to find an available site in the summer because of the seasonal campers. I was able to reserve a site by phone in May. The office for checking in is a little tricky to find due to lack of signage and is in the middle of the park up on a hill. I recommend that you go to their website (www.marioncountypark.com) and print a map of the campground so that you can see which roads to take. It appears that the people who manage the campground live in a yellow mobile home which is where you check in. The dump station is near the office. There are 2 bathhouses. The one by the office is new and has 2 personal rooms with 1 shower, 1 sink and 1 toilet. The other one is very old with only 1 shower, 1 sink and 1 toilet. There is no sewer at the campsites and not all of the sites have 50 amp. The sites looked level, pads are gravel, only a few have a picnic table. There are fire rings all over the park. You can see this campground from I-24 but the road noise did not bother us at all. It is easy to get to from I-24 exit 158 which has a Loves's Travel gas station and restaurants. There are beautiful views of the water and mountains. The list of rules says no alcoholic beverages. The only complaint that I have with this park is that it has low water pressure. - Lini
Apr 2017 - $20.00
We arrived in our 40 ft RV and were a little confused which way we needed to go as there is a sign for tent campers and one for RV camping. We thought "we're RV camping, so let's go that way". Wrong. We had to go up to the office where it said tent camping. Anyway, the campground is very nice with decent sized spaces. We were in space 29 which has a fire pit and a nice view of the river. There are a few geese here, but nothing to gripe about. The only real negative I have is the trash left laying around. The fire pit had cans and cigarette butts thrown in. There was also trash thrown all around one set of trash bins. I cleaned both up in an effort to make it nicer for the next person. The shower/restroom area was so-so. I've seen better, but it was ok. We may come back again. - Jeannette E
Mar 2017 - $20.00
We stay here in a 21' travel trailer on our way home to Canada. The problems....there seems to be no supervision. There is garbage just left sitting out. The campsite was not clean when we arrived, a large branch had fallen. Granted it had stormed about 3 days ago , but still. There are cars everywhere, there seems to be no limit to the number of vehicles allowed. The washrooms were not to standard....last and almost worst the noise. This campground is right off highway the noise travels over the open water right to the campground. I will not stop here again. - GiroRV
Oct 2015 - $40.00
We had a water site and it was not worth the $40.00 it cost . As stated before, water is a scum pond. Lots of noise in morning. A lot of long-term sites. - This Old Man
Oct 2015 - $31.00
Not sure if I should even give this park a 3. Lots of long termers that live full time. If you want to sleep in, forget it - there's motorcycles and loud trucks leaving early in the a.m. There is NO cable unless you want to make a $100 deposit for the box. And you don't pick up anything over the air.
By the time we realized the paper the office gave us didn't have a WiFi code on it, was too late for us to go to the office and ask. Couldn't call as there is NO cell signal in the park.
The restaurant is only open on Saturday nights.
This part of the lake needs attention. Green algae way out in to the water.
The putt putt course had caution tape all around it. The pool was closed. The roads are not in good shape. No picnic tables at the sites. Odd layouts for hookups. You could tell at one time this park could have been a destination with lots to do, but it's worn and thread bare now.
Be very careful driving in and leaving as the road is basically single lane with ditches right on the edge.
Why did we stay here? The park where we wanted to stay was full, and we needed to be in the area. We would not stay here again - if we needed to be in the area & could not get our preferred park, we'd stay farther away & drive more. - 3catstravel
Jul 2012 - $30.00
RV Park is set back away from traffic, very very quiet, sites are spacious, cable with zillion channels, long termers are nice, water front sites are for overnites in summer, but river view still there for other sites inside rows. Staff are excellent, Joy in particular!! Pool is nice, marinas on the river, with boat rentals and cabin rentals. I had a problem with a work contract there in Chatanooga and the manager was gracious enough to give me a refund, they didn't have to do that, but they did. Sure the geese are around but all you have to do is hose down your site, they stay on the river and come ashore to walk around. Some of the sites don't yet have the new cable connections in but the staff are in the process of completing this. All in all its a great place with mountains on each side of the marina, so cell coverage is scanty, but I had no problem with their WIFI and I was pretty far back, its an issue they try to work on constantly. I definitely will try to come back just to relax!! - Ms Mary