12 Parks near Monteagle, Tennessee
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
May 2016 - $40.00
We couldn't level the coach at the first site without the rear tires lifting off the ground. We asked to be moved to one of the concrete pads and had no problems leveling. The staff was exceptionally helpful. These sites have separate concrete patios with wrought iron tables. The park is easily accessed from I-24 and there is a bit of highway noise but nothing RVers aren't used to. Too many trees to get satellite but cable and WiFi worked well. There are a ton of things for kids to do at this park and even a place for outdoor movies. We would return if in the area again. - dickens
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
Jul 2014 - $20.00
It states as big rig accessible but any rig over 35 feet will have a hard time finding a spot to fit except in a very few places. It is not that close to see Jack Daniels or any of the other sites close to it because it is going to take a while to get from A-Z. It is a beautiful park if you just want to go and spend a few days to relax. There is not WiFi or cell - Gogox3
Nov 2015 - $20.00
I understand the previous manager past away recently and the current management is terrible. No instructions where to register. Poorly maintained. bathrooms /showers are atrocious and no supplies. Trash left in fire rings and in the water. Will no use this facility in the future. - rvreviewer2015
Aug 2015 - $18.00
Love this park, Close to I-24, right on the Tn River. Well marked and level sites. No picnic table. Great value. Just wish county would up grade comfort station. Will be back. - pink poodle
Jun 2013 - $17.00
Very close to the interstate - a lot of road noise day and night. No laundry. Goose droppings everywhere. Friendly enough staff. The lake is pretty. We would not stay here again. - User3099
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
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
Nov 2015 - $12.00
Pretty disappointed. Old Stone Fort state park is a beautiful place, however the campground is in serious need of updating. Maybe it's a budget issue? Price reflected winter/senior discount. Note that during the winter there are no shower facilities. Ten minutes to town and shopping. Be careful on the extremely narrow bridge that leads to the campground. Paved roads. Paved, level sites. Some sites were tight, and could be a challenge for big rigs. No problem for our 23' Class C. No wi-fi. Utility connections very old but worked. Dump station available as you leave the campground. Trash cans available throughout the campground. Restrooms serviceable, but old and in need of update. No shower facilities in winter season. No laundry facility. Good cell coverage via AT & T. Those with a satellite dish might not have coverage due to the trees. Given some attention, maintenance and updating, the Old Stone Fort campground could be an awesome place. - tomnorman457
Mar 2015 - $22.00
Stopped here for an overnight and a chance to walk around the historic ruins. The campground is a series of tight loops in a heavily wooded area. I don't know how those folks with the fifth wheels and big Class A's managed to stuff themselves In a spot - we had a heck of time parking our little 27' MH into a site. Had to jockey around several sites before we could find one to fit into. It didn't help that other campers park their vehicles in the loop road, as the sites are too small to fit both a trailer and a truck. After managing to get ourselves situated, we checked into the Visitor Center to register. There we encountered the World's Crankiest Ranger. She refused to offer any information about the park, we had to beg for trail maps, and registering was an unpleasant ordeal. Let's hope it will be her day off when you visit.
The park's museum is tiny and bare bones. Most of the historic information can be gleaned from the excellent signage on the loop trail, which points out the significance of the sites. There is a splendid, easy trail that runs alongside the two rivers which surround the hilltop mounds. You can see lovely rapids and waterfalls along the way. Not sure I would visit again though, solely due to the tight campground roads. - Flying Mantis
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
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
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 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