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11 RV Parks near Pioneer, Tennessee
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
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
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
Apr 2018 - $42.00
Beautiful mountain and lake views. Campground has over 200 sites. Includes both pull through and back in sites. Pavement was in good condition but some of the limbs would scrape taller rigs. Terrain is hilly and tree limbs need to be trimmed for larger rigs but there are sites near the office that are open and have no trees. The sites are fairly close together. Some of the permanent residents occupy several sites around their campsite. There is a restaurant at the marina but I didn't eat there. - LorinKen
Sep 2016 - $35.00
Employees are friendly. Park is well managed. Club house and pool are in excellent condition. Floating restaurant has outstanding food and drinks. Kiddy playground is new. Family oriented park. - Jerry w reid
Sep 2015 - $25.00
Off I75 and in a great location with a nice lake BUT the narrow roads and hairpin curves for a 40 ft. motorhome and a toad is not for the faint hearted. Also, if you book here get directions from the manager. If you follow your gps you may never be heard from again!. The campground is in tiers--at least 3 levels with us staying in the only one we could---at the top and by the office. Sites are very narrow and need redoing. Supposedly there are new owners who plan to completely redo this park. We never saw the pool but there are lots of permanent residents down toward the lake with very untidy yards. I don't believe a motorhome of more than 32 feet could navigate the steep levels to the lower areas closer to the lake. Only 4 miles from I75 this park offers great potential and it will take great money to trim trees, widen roads, and level up these sites which are more suited to short tagalongs or pop up campers. We will not stay here again until improvements are made to accommodate a larger rig. - leciel19
Mar 2012 - $25.00
I wish I could give this park a higher rating but there are too many negatives. The drive in from I75 is up and across the mountain on narrow curvy roads. We arrived on a Sunday and the office was closed. The entrance to the campground is very steep and we didn't even venture down the mountain to the lower sites. We chose a site below the office. The sites slope up hill from front to back and needed several blocks to level. The sewer would not drain as it sloped up to the outlet. The sites are very short and not big rig friendly. The new sites are poorly designed and some have fallen away due to erosion. The staff is extremely friendly and the office staff were anxious to make sure we had everything we needed. The view is beautiful and they are in the process of adding a restaurant to the marina. The newer section of this campground is poorly designed and it needs to be totally rethought. I doubt that we will return. - portliz
Jun 2011 - $30.00
New owners and staff running the place were very nice. You can really tell there has been a lot of money and time spent in this park to clean it up. A lot has been accomplished. The bath houses are new and very nice as is the pool and lodge. If you have AT&T cell service you're out of luck for service but who cares? The campground is quiet. I wish we had direct view of the lake but overall I thoroughly enjoyed our time here (10 days). New electric, water and sewer are very big pluses in my book. We have a large rig, little tricky getting in here due to the terrain. Would come back again - User1966
Jul 2010 - $30.00
We stayed at this campground under the old management and it was terrible. Small sites and lots of older permanent trailers. New owners have gotten rid of the old trailers and is trying to improve the sites. We have a 41 foot DP motorhome and found that the only big rig sites are the NEW gravel sites just below the office. These new gravel sites are level, wide and open for satellite reception. They do not have cable TV. There are very few RV campgrounds around the Norris Lake/Dam area so it was nice to find one with a marina that could accept our big rig. The campground has a new pool but, a lot of work still needs to be done. I hope the new owner continues to improve the campground. - brobertson1999
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
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
May 2018 - $27.00
I camped in a Class B. The park has an east and a west campground. The east is out in an open field with power lines above. No shade or privacy. If you have to stay there, sites 1-3 would be the best. The west campground has more shade and a little more privacy. The outer loop sites are small, but for the most part, level. Depending on the length of your RV the inner loop will have an incline (I saw some on 6" levelers in the front). The sites aren't too close but both loops allow you to easily see your neighbor's picnic table. Outer loop sites 38-46 got a lot of pm sun. All 3 of the handicap spaces were in total sun. Site 28's picnic table would be at the back of your RV. The roads to both campgrounds are narrow and steep with several switchbacks. I can see longer vehicles having to cross the yellow line in order to keep from running off the road. Check in for both campgrounds is at the park office located on the west side. They have a gift shop there but no camp store. The swimming pool was large and looked clean (though it wasn't open for the season yet) and there was plenty of parking. You must drive to everything in this park (exception -- if you are staying in the west campground, the west hiking trails are close). The newly remodeled bathroom (shower and toilet combined) was clean and well stocked. However, there was only 4 stalls. The only trash can is by the dump station about 1/4 mile from the campground. The OTA reception a very good with 3 main channels and numerous others like ION, MeTV, etc. The park personnel are very friendly and helpful so if you get there and don't like your site they are happy to switch you. The rangers patrol pretty often. - PeaceMobile
Feb 2017 - $24.00
Courteous ranger. West CG preferred to east. Numerous hiking trails in park and nice visitors center. I recommend park. Sites have adequate separation. - Falco
Aug 2016 - $20.00
This park needs some TLC. We stayed in the west area in site #6. The approach to the camping was not too bad as we disconnected our Jeep at the office. The site was not level so we used boards under the front wheels as the leveling jacks could not compensate for the pitch. We couldn't get all the way back into the site as they had timbers that would interfere with our stairs when they opened. The bathrooms had tons of spiders everywhere! You had to be careful bending down in the shower or else you were in a web....I used the handicapped stall as it was the only shower that the temperature could be adjusted. Also used the hand held wand to spray the bugs away before getting in, had to put the sprayer on the rail as the holder didn't work. The screen windows had hundreds of dead bugs stuck to the outside. The walk to the showers went by sites with broken benches, trash and cigarettes in the firepits, and picnic tables that you would need to scrape the dirt and debris from underneath before using. The volleyball court had broken concrete pieces in the playing field...ouch. Simple neglect. ...I don't mind old outdated showers but clean is important! On the good side our site was spacious with beautiful trees! Loved hammocking. Not very many people in the campground which was lovely. - Blowfishqueen
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
May 2018 - $27.00
We stayed over the Memorial Day weekend (Thursday-Monday). We arrived LATE Thursday evening, the camp host was very helpful to find our site, guide us there after dark and help with leveling our camper. The site was nice, a bit steep, but close to the VERY clean bath house and excellent views of the lake. We tried to book our next stay but they are full until August. Good Cellphone service. The fire ring and grill are combined. The park staff was VERY friendly and helpful. We loved Loyston. Would love to have a dock to load and unload the boat. Ramp is very close and convenient. A no wake area would be nice also. - Novices
Oct 2015 - $27.00
Very well managed, clean campground. Not a "resort". On the cleanest lake in TN. Staff very helpful. Boat ramp nearby as are walking trails. Have what appears to be a well stocked store, but I was there in off season so they were scaling back some on supplies.
Some of the most friendly people I have ever met. Follow their directions to campground. Can be tricky. Boats are welcome and it looks like there is plenty of shore to tie up there. They have a beach area also. - wvbassmistress