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10 RV Parks near Oneida, Tennessee
Sites: 181 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 28 Reviews
Sep 2018 - $25.00
We got to campground for a 3 day stay.The road going to the campground from Oneida was interesting to say the least. It wasn't hard, but extreme curves and steep up/down hills. That being said, the campground was worth it in my opinion. Upon arrival and check-in at the ranger station gate, he gave us layout of campground and told us about visitor center across the road. It has multiple loops.It is a fairly good size campground that a larger rv/camper could maneuver in.Loop A is tents(no elect/water on sites),Loop B-D is rv/tents (elect/water), and Loop E is group camping only. We stayed in Loop C 13, which we liked a lot. Honestly, we didn't see any sites that were bad.Most sites were shaded fairly well and a decent amount of room from one another. The sites that were shorter in length had wider concrete pads so you park vehicle next to camper, unlike longer sites that you could park vehicle in front of camper.The wash houses were clean and well maintained, but a little older. There was one sewage dump station on site and was easy to use.They had a seasonal pool, volleyball court, and numerous playgrounds throughout the campground.If you are into hiking and/or horseback riding this campground is for you. They had stables across the street with a camp store also, but the store is only opened certain days of week. We hiked every day we were there and never came close to hiking all trails around it..Overall, We will would stay there again and plan too. - kycamper02
Aug 2018 - $13.00
Excellent park for both tents (loop A) and RV's (loops B-D). Swimming pool in park, but we did not use. Mostly covered forest, but some sites get more sun than others. We had some direct sun in the afternoon. The park visitor center is close with a very small camp store nearby, too. They have ice and soft drinks, but not much else. Huge motorhomes may be challenged getting to the campground from the east (hairpin turns), but from the west should be no problem. Beautiful natural area with lots of trails (arches, view of Angel Falls) and access to the Big Fork River at the Leatherwood Ford area for swimming and kayaking. Stairs and wooden walkways have been installed for walking close to the river. - bmiller-photo
Nov 2017 - $11.00
Peaceful and quiet park, electric/water only (some 50A), direct access to hiking trails and short drive to many more. We stayed in sight B11 and were able to lock on to satellite from our rooftop system from this site.
Park entry is from Leatherwood Rd and I cannot stress strongly enough that big rigs should approach along a west to east route from Jamestown. Do not attempt to take the route from Oneida to the campground unless you just want to test your skills on off camber switchbacks with close rock outcroppings. I am not saying it can't be done as I am sure many frequent users know the proper line to take to navigate it. If you are visiting for the first time in a 40 foot plus rig arriving at dusk in the rain, heed my advice.
We stayed a week and had one of the three loops to ourselves. I am not a horse person, but this place is set up well for that. We bought firewood from the park's self-serve near horse barn #4. The leaves were changing the first week of November and it was a beautiful place. Recommend to wear bright colors if hiking this time of year as hunters are in the woods. - Gpndavid
Nov 2018 - $10.00
The last time we stayed here was 10 years ago. We were glad to be back. Little had changed which is mostly good. The shower house could definitely use a makeover but they were all working and we really had no issues. We did have an issue with those #$%^&* National Park water spigots. Ours had a bad anti-siphon valve and we would not have been able to use it except there was a NP maintenance dude stopped at the host site and we walked over there. He immediately came to our site and proceeded to change out the faulty valve twice before he managed to get one that worked for us. As mentioned in other reviews you very likely will need a bungee cord or heavy zip tie to hold the water handle in the on position. The picnic tables and fire rings were new. The site was level and we had a wonderful early Fall camp and hiking experience. We'll be back. - KyDan
Sep 2017 - $17.00
Stayed here in our 21' Travel Trailer and this place was about what we expected. It is very out of the way, in the amazingly large and beautiful Big South Fork National River Recreational Area. This is one of the two main NPS campgrounds in the area and it is more out of the way and I suspect a little less maintained.
As other reviewers have stated, the facilities are a little older and in need of some TLC. Also, many of the sites don't have a lot of shade. The park was fairly full as we were there on a weekend, though no problems with noise. We reserved online and there was a sign on our site with our name saying reserved when we arrived. We got there late in the day and were there two days and never interacted with staff or camp hosts.
We did have a small issue with our 30amp breaker tripping with AC running when my wife microwaved something. We haven't ever had this issue before, so I'm not sure if there was an issue with our site's power. Site's water spigot didn't want to stay on even with the diverter pulled down. Used a bungee cord wrapped around the handle to keep the water flowing.
Overall, we would stay here again as it is cheap and in a beautiful area, this park could become a real gem with a little love. - sjeuck
May 2016 - $9.00
This park isn't for everyone, but we were here to visit the Bartel Mine (excellent tour BTW), kayak the Big South Fork and lay over a holiday weekend, somewhere without a huge hassle and lots of noise.
This fit the bill. Clean, well-patrolled by park rangers, and plenty of shade. Very nice mostly back-in and level spots with easy, accessible hook-ups. Hosts were friendly and very helpful. - kharmaquest
Feb 2010 - $20.00
As far as an RV park, the facility is not that great, actually probably the worst I've visited. Many if not most of the hookups are on the wrong side of the sites (as is the dump station). One site I looked at had the water hookup at least 30' from the gravel pad, on the opposite side of the picnic area. Many sites are extremely small and extremely slanted. I have a very small (16') camper, and I still don't think I could have leveled it on some of these sites without lifting both tires off the ground. Fortunately it was very cold when I was there, so I had the place to myself and was able to pick the best site. All that being said, there's a lot to recommend this park. The bathhouse was clean and well-maintained. The campground is on a hilltop, with pretty nice views if sparse shade. The lake and cabin area are a short walk from the campground. There's an unusual, interesting bat tower and playground inside main campground loop. Trail access from the campground is excellent, and the trail system is outstanding. If I were rating the park exclusive of the campground, I'd give it a 9 or 10. - Groenlo
Sep 2007 - $13.00
We took a 32' Motorhome and found a couple of sites we could use. However, they recommend no more than 25'. This park has hiking trails that are beautiful and a nice pool, within walking distance. The park people are very helpful. - morrison
Mar 2010 - $49.00
Third time visiting. This is not a destination campground unless your into off road 4x4's and ATV's. The sites are a simple layout at best with little room on 11ft wide gravel sites. Make sure to use your jack pads and expect concerns if you get heavy rains and driving a big rig. Most GPS's send you to the wrong exit off I-75, take exit 144 and follow signs. The campground has potential but the prices are not supported, unless your bringing your 4x4 and want trail access from the campground, then its priceless. - Mullet Republic LLC
May 2009 - $45.00
We like to ride ATV's, so this campground was perfect. Over 120,000 acres of trails!! The campground is all ATV riders, most campers were in modified cargo trailers (poor boy toy haulers) The campground was neat and clean, we had full hook ups. They also had a buffet style breakfast and dinners (it was pretty good and cheap). We plan on going back for some more fun. - kjclark
Oct 2018 - $32.00
Beautiful park... Stayed 4 nights in a 43' motorhome. Easy access from I-75. Booked online on TN state Parks website. Went directly to site #5, Back-in, FHU, 50A, level concrete pad overlooking lake on main road that goes thru park. Big Rig friendly, easy to navigate. Locals use this road but this was not an issue during our stay. Park facilities are used local families. All sites are back-in and most sites in main loop are W/E only (dump station on site). Utilities at rear with W/S about 10' behind pad that may require a lengthy setup. Partial shade, no cable, no WIFI and poor OTA channels. Our site faced south(clear view) and able to get satellite reception. Our view of the lake was really nice and most mornings there was a fog that hung over the mountains and lake and burned off by mid morning. Walking trails and lots of space to walk your dog. Several children's playgrounds, basketball, volleyball, Paddle boats, picnic areas and pavilions. Town of Jellico has typical fast food at I-75 exit and limited markets for groceries so come prepared. Firewood available at Ranger station. Good overnight stop and would stay again when passing thru this area. - RTM
Jul 2018 - $38.00
This is a great little state park in northern Tennessee. The only issue with the entire park is geese droppings. I'm not sure how they could manage this issue, but there is goose waste everywhere. Otherwise, the back-in sites are all updated concrete with patios. The shower house has been recently updated as well. - IBpraisingGod
Jul 2018 - $32.00
Beautiful setting in Jellico, TN. Small campground that consists of approx 40 sites. The inside loop sites have sewer connections, our site had 30 amp and water. Sites are paved and level. All have an extra pad with a picnic table (bolted down) and fire pit. Our picnic table and fire pit were behind the rig, odd position. The restrooms and showers were clean with recently tiled showers. No over-the-air channels available, no WiFi and weak cell coverage. If you're looking to be tech-free, this is a great park for that. With an online reservation, no need to check in. The campground has great facilities for day use. You can rent paddle boats $2.50 per hour/per person. Make sure your groceries and beverages are stocked up. Walmart SuperCenter is 10+ miles away. Not much in town for shopping. No laundromat at the park or nearby. Good park for a quiet getaway but the area is weak on things to do. - MangoandJune
Aug 2017 - $24.00
Very clean campground with helpful staff and the sites aren't on top of each other. Restrooms and showers were cleaner than any state park I have stayed in, with good water pressure and plenty of hot water. I would have given a higher overall rating if the site layout for our site hadn't been weird. We stayed in a site that looks like a pull through but had three sites on it. What made it so weird was the access road was one way and the loop the three sites were on was a right turn to pull in. There wasn't enough room to go around another trailer so you really back in. The only practical way I could see to make it work was to go around the loop in the wrong direction and back in. Additionally, with the water on the opposite side of the trailer I had to run my hose under my trailer. Not a big deal just weird. - doggonerv
Aug 2017 - $27.00
Nice state park just off I-75. Nice grounds. Paved roads and gravel sites. Sites not completely level, bu leveling jacks handled it OK. Our pull-thru was a jug handle site. Very long rigs (we are 35') might have trouble navigating the entry and exit. Bathrooms are old, but clean and nice. Certainly recommended if you are in the area. Not very close to restaurants and shopping, but most state parks are not. - NC Bill
Jun 2017 - $20.00
Site was so close that the neighbors water sprocket was right by our door. Sites are hard to get into, park was crowded. We reserved a spot by the water but apparently didn't matter as others ran in and out of our site the entire time. Tent campers next door took over our picnic table. Will not return. Park and water are beautiful but not impressed with campground. - this is us
Sep 2018 - $35.00
Be aware once water park closes for season, this place is deserted, so much so that I was a little concerned about leaving our trailer unattended (but no problems). Other than one employee at check-in, we never saw another staff person (though bathrooms remained very clean and well attended so we may have just missed them). There was debris on site next to us for all 4 nights we stayed there so don't think anyone regularly goes around to check out the campground. Bugs were more than awful and when we had a large rain storm we figured out why...drainage is very poor and takes hours to drain off and ground was soggy even the next day. Maybe during water park season it is more well attended. Pluses - large concrete pad and level gravel sites. Cable was mostly analog and very grainy but I won't know till next camping trip if it was our set or the campground. Very close to eateries and Walmart and interstate. NO shade at all, mostly a parking lot. - Kim Teems
May 2018 - $35.00
Small campground but very nice, level, gravel sites. Camped during the off season of the water park so it was not full, but I imagine it is full during the summer months when the water park is open. All back in sites except for 1 pull through site. Made reservations online but then switched sites when we arrived to a site that had a better stream view. Fairly peaceful and quiet. - ForzaDude
Aug 2017 - $35.00
Rather than repeat what we have previously said, please see our earlier review of this campground July, 2015. Since this campground is small, only about 18 sites, during the summer months (June-August) you should plan on making a reservation as far ahead as possible as they fill up on weekends. The campground has recently added a really nice bath house adjacent to the campground, rather than having to go over to the water park facilities as in the past. Also, there is a full time campground host, an employee of the water park, on site. If you use satellite service we suggest that you review the park layout on Google Maps to select an appropriate site as there are very large/tall trees along the southern end of the campground. We really enjoy the spacious sites, peace and quiet and accommodating host, at this small park and will certainly plan on another stop over on our next trip up the nearby I-75 corridor. - Johnson's
Jun 2018 - $30.00
We stayed for 10 days. We have stayed here numerous times over that last 3 years. Some of our stays were for as much as 3 months at a time. Great campground the new owners as well as the old ones are all great to work with and very friendly. This is the place to stay when visiting the area. - Dana61704
Sep 2017 - $30.00
Small but very nice campground. Owners live onsite and were very helpful and accommadating. We booked in Dec under the previous owner who never passed on our reservation to the new owner. Luckily he had room and honored the booking. Site was level and well maintained. Services worked great, wifi and cable included. Very little shade but it was cooler during the day so no problem. Close to main road but very little road noise. Would stay again. Only issue could be the roads coming in and out, kind of narrow. - John Borajkiewicz
Sep 2017 - $30.00
This is a really well run campground, very tidy. Best WiFi connection I've seen at a campground. The owner met us even though it was 8:30pm and led us to our site. Very easy to work with, everything in good shape. Would definitely stay here again. I will say the back in sites were a little tight for our 30' trailer and full length truck. - joshjack
Oct 2017 - $30.00
We have a 24 foot van and these are extremely small spaces length wise. Width wasn't so bad in the space and it is nice in the forest but so surprised how small and very little space to back your RV in to spot. - Scooterd16
Jun 2017 - $34.00
Originally had site # RV23, Arrived to a packed campground, unable to back into our site and had to be moved to a "walk up" site. Park is old. Sites are very very small cannot even fit a 20FT TT. Sites are very uneven. The area attraction itself is not taken care of. Cumberland Falls is the area attraction and there is trash everywhere you look. I would look elsewhere for a spot to stay. The staff are friendly enough for a state park but this place needs updated or put on the map as a tent location ONLY. No RV should have to squeeze in here. - jonk90
Sep 2016 - $30.00
Sites very close and very small. Water and electric hookups while there, are between 50 and 75 feet from pad. We have a 24.5' 5vr - and the 30' pad really was 21', and the back end of the trailer would've been left hanging and unsupported over the cliff. Perhaps a great site for very small TT, popups and tent camping - but not suitable, at all for other than that. Great camp hosts and friendly folks. - KB Farms