8.5 Excellent
     
Oneida, Tennessee

Bandy Creek Campground

Oneida, Tennessee



Oneida, Tennessee
Phone: (877) 444-6777

Sites: 150
Recent Rate: $22 5/2016

Latitude: 36.488247233047
Longitude: -84.695491790771

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral yes
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

19 Reviews

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Review Count: 56
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

The campground has a good variety of sites which can accommodate most RVs. There are limited 50 amp sites. Loop A has no hookups and has smaller sites which works well for tents and pop up trailers. Sites are well spaced but have limited privacy. Paved sites with gravel sitting areas featuring fire rings. The campground is favored by horse riding campers since there is a stable in the park. Hookups worked well through the low electric poles made it difficult to use surge protectors. Big South Fork has excellent hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding trails. It is a beautiful area and there are companies that offer horse rentals and river trips. Bring all needed supplies as it is a 20 mile ride for groceries. We camped at Bandy Creek Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
D23
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Firewood available at the stables for $10 for a good amount on the honor system. The Angel Falls Overlook hike was beautiful!

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Review Count: 68
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

National recreation area. Good campsites, crowded on a holiday but otherwise underused according to rangers. Lots of activities available. We camped at Bandy Creek Campground in a Truck Camper.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice campground in a beautiful area with pleasant and helpful rangers. Restrooms/showers could use updating, but clean enough. Swimming pool and horseback riding are available but didn't use either. Good hiking trails. We camped at Bandy Creek Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Section D
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

Still one of the most peaceful places you can camp at, even though it's out of the way. They have added Wi-Fi at the visitor center by the campground so you can use your cell or laptop. Maintenance was lacking, but again it's due to our government making budget cuts while still supporting other things. It's sad to let a campground let go. We camped at Bandy Creek Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 64
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

I rated this park on the low side because the maintenance of the campground appears to have slipped quite a bit. Aside from that it is a spectacular and well run park and is a national treasure. We were in Loop D. The restroom shower curtains were sickeningly covered with mold and mildew, the exterior of the very modern building (vinyl siding) was covered with mold and mildew. The grounds where we were camping had grass in excess of 1' high and apparently had not been mowed in some time. Properly developed tent pads were saturated with weeds. Its clear the National Park Service is being slammed by budget cuts and treasures for families and recreational enthusiasts like Bandy Creek are bearing the brunt of the burden. The cost to replace a few shower curtains and to buy a bottle of bleach to wash down the vinyl siding is minimal and for less then $50 each in material (curtains and bleach to wash the siding), the well designed shower/restrooms could be cleaned and in excellent condition. The Superintendent and staff are to be commended though for an overall great facility and a wonderful attitude towards the users of this great National Park facility. Our only hope is that someone wakes up and gives these fine folks the resources they need to maintain and sustain these wonderful parks like Bandy Creek at the Big South Fork. This is the most pet friendly National Park facility I have ever seen! We will definitely be back to Big South Fork and we hope it is given the resources it needs to get squared away for those of us that want to utilize this camping facility. We camped at Bandy Creek Campground in a Truck Camper.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

Terrific campground that allows the senior access pass which is half price. Rangers are great and friendly. It is very isolated with no cell or local TV stations. Wally world is about 20 minutes away if you get lonely. We camped at Bandy Creek Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 55
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent facilities for the horses and the campers. Lots of great trails right out of the barnyard. Nice clean, well maintained campground. With our 40' LQ gooseneck we had a little trouble backing in, but it was dark. This is a beautiful part of our country and a great campground. We camped at Bandy Creek Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent camping: we went the middle of September. I highly recommend searching for the Haunting in the Hills at Bandy Creek and making your reservations. Full day entertainment with Story Tellers, good clean fun for all ages. Campground is clean, restrooms cleaner than any I have been to in the past year! They even have a sink outside the restrooms to clean dishes, that was a huge plus for me. We camped at Bandy Creek Campground in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2010 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Quick weekend camping trip with my brother's family. What a beautiful campground, cannot wait to go back. We camped at Bandy Creek Campground in a Tent.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

Out of the way campground but still one of our favorites. Always clean and the upkeep is ongoing. Wally World is only 20 minutes away in case you want or need something. We camped at Bandy Creek Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very well maintained park in an out-of-the-way location. Very wooded and lots of privacy between sites. Sites were clean and ours was very level. National Park rangers frequently patrol the park and offer assistance. Lots of kids but most everyone was well-behaved; a few site-cutters, but otherwise no noise problems. This is horse country, so we saw lots of horse owners using the campground and park. Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area (in which the park is located) is an overlooked gem. The campground has plenty to do to keep kids happy (playgrounds, safe roads on which to ride bikes, a clean pool, horse stables, visitor center, and hiking trails). The only negative is that it is very isolated and TN route 297 is a nightmare to approach the park from the east. We followed the park website's advice and came in from the west on TN 297. After reconnoitering TN 297 to the east (e.g., the road down and back up through the river gorge) we were very glad we added the several extra miles to the trip...it was nothing but steep switchbacks with numerous gouges in the pavement where trailer hitches had bottomed out. In sum, it's a great park for a 3- or 4-day destination for relaxation and as a base for exploring the park. We camped at Bandy Creek Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2009 - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

A beautiful campground with nice sites out in no man's land. It was very peaceful and quite and the horse center was fairly full. We go here about twice a year and are never disappointed even without wifi or scarce cell phone service. You can use your cell phone if you find the right spot on a cloudless day. I wish they had full hookup but who's spoiled. We camped at Bandy Creek Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2008 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice large sites with water and elec. It's nice to get away without the internet and very little cell phone use. Hard to get the cell to work at times. If you like getting away with nature, this is the place. Plenty of trials to keep you occupied. Closest town is probably about 20 minutes away, with a Wally World. We camped at Bandy Creek Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2008 - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

If you are a hiker, mountain biker or a horseback rider this is the place to be. There are trails everywhere. The swimming pools is clean and cool. Some site are a little tight to get into. We had no trouble with a 38'MH. The grounds are clean and the rangers are very helpful. On some evenings, the park naturalist give lectures that are both informative and interesting. Looking forward to our next visit. We camped at Bandy Creek Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped for seven nights over the 4th of July holiday. The park was mostly full except loop A which is for tents only and does not have water and electric hookups. We reserved site C14. It looked good on the internet, but it turned out to be one of the worst sites in the park. Our bedroom window was about 10 feet from the neighbor’s picnic table. They stayed up very late and talked. They were not loud, they were just very close. We enjoyed our hiking adventures. We averaged around 6.5 miles a day, so we hiked around 45 miles. As stated in other posts if you do not enjoy nature, there is not a lot to do. However even with the bad campsite we really loved our visit. We camped at Bandy Creek Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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