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
Sep 2017 - $27.00
Park is a beautifully reclaimed strip mine with a large lake with some sites bordering lake, others on another loop. Mountains surround. Sites nicely spaced with mostly level concrete pads and patio. Four bathhouses in park, the one by lake new, clean, with tan/brown tile. Hot showers. Grounds well mowed healthy grass, nice scattered older trees and many new planted. Rental kayaks and paddle board. Friendly staff. Lots of walking paths and bikers. Nicest TN state park I have stayed at, really exceptional. - 210jem
Aug 2017 - $26.00
Let's start with the bad stuff...there wasn't any bad stuff. I rarely give 5 stars to anything but the most posh resorts. This park was the best state park we have ever stayed at. Great mostly level concrete pads, small camp store, things to do, clean bath houses that looked nearly new, etc. - Gurleymon
Jul 2017 - $32.00
Facilities somewhat improved since corresponding weekend last year. Showerhouse has been referrbished and was reasonably clean. Park has new paddleboats available for rent. Site price has gone up again. We usually meet up with family at Indian Mountain so that is the reason we return at least once a year. - ebaldy
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
Jun 2011 - $35.00
This park has a lot of potential but is very poorly managed. A lot of permanent campers on sites close to the water, which is fine because it is on the water and the lake is their main draw. The permanent sites were poorly kept by campers and staff. We stayed on a newer campsite near the office and away from the permanent guests. These sites were built right on top of each other, if you wanted a picnic table or fire ring you had to go find one. Most campsites were washed out from heavy spring rain, and there is no staff to fix it. This park has absolutely no employees outside of the office. You can tell, because nothing gets ever gets repaired. The neighbor told us that the sites have been washed out for months, and grass had only been mowed once all season. It's a shame, because it could be a very nice park with a some TLC. We won't be back. - User578
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
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 2012 - $17.00
When we first got to the campground we weren't impressed. It was smaller than we thought it would be and kind of outdated, but as the day went on we liked it more.Check in was by self or campground host. It was very quiet (especially for a holiday weekend) and people were friendly. We stayed for 2 days and spent them sightseeing or hiking various trails. If we are in the area we would stay again to hike,but we wouldn't make this a main vacation point. Checking out was easy and the dump station was very easy to use.Overall,we had a good camping experience. - kycamper02
May 2012 - $22.00
Not nearly enough shade for me. We like to camp in the woods, not a field with the occasional shade tree. This place is in a gorgeous location in the Big South Fork Recreation area, and really close to the Scenic Railway but seems outdated, and not well taken care of. Considering how far it is away from everything and what you get I would not stay here. If you don't like the woods consider this park. It would be very very quiet. - 6.4 tow rig
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 2017 - $50.00
Stoped for an overnight stay while traveling on S/B I-75. 1/2 mile to the interstate and a Wal-mart is nearby. Park is small and very clean, and it is at the far edge of the water park lot. All gravel back-in sites with 1 pull thru. $50 for the pull through, 35 for back in sites. This is nice for an overnite, and excellent if your kids are playing in the water park. - pwebbsr
Dec 2016 - $25.00
This is a new rv park at a water park. Easy access from the interstate. Extremely easy to navigate. Very clean, spacious and level. Will definitely stay here again. - Employed247
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
Aug 2016 - $16.00
This park is heavily shaded in most areas. Nice in hot weather but there is little grass as a consequence. Most sites are on the small side. There are a few that will take a 35 to 40 foot unit.
Water and electric hook ups were in good working order. Many sites have paved pads. Sites have large concrete picnic tables on concrete pads. There is a playground for the kids.
There is an extensive hiking trail system from the campground.
Negatives: no near by dumpster and dump station is down the road not within the campground itself.
This campground is called the "west" campground. The "east" campground is located near the marina and dam. It is more open and grasses. The sites look quite narrow but will accommodate large RVs. The road going into that campground is very narrow. Caution must be used not to run off pavement.
The road into the west campground is very good however there are a couple of switchbacks that are manageable. - petendoll
Sites: 181 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 24 Reviews
Jun 2017 - $11.00
Bandy Creek is a beautiful, extremely well maintained park with numerous RV sites, most were shady. Nice clean rest rooms and showers are situated in all three RV camping areas. W&E were conveniently located at each site. Large gravel picnic area with fire ring, table and lantern hook. Parking pads were fairly level. After 5 registration was easy; pick a site and honor system envelopes. - Texas E-S
Apr 2017 - $11.00
I love love love this park! My stay was in Area D, Site 42. Plenty of room, VERY level site (fastest set up ever). The peace and quiet was amazing! Nice fire pit and picnic table on a gravel area next to the site pad. Although this is a good size site, there is parking for your vehicle right across the road from your site nearest to the bathroom/shower building. 4G LTE service the entire time. D42 is right across from the bathroom/shower building, it was the CLEANEST EVER. All the employees of the park were extremely nice and helpful. Bandy Creek is located closest to Oneida where there are an assortment of stores, gas and a laundromat. Bandy Creek does not have an onsite laundry. There are no sewer hookups at the sites but they do have a dump station. The water pressure is great (I use a regulator). The hookups are clean and well maintained. Just beyond the entrance there is a huge pool (not open when I stayed) but all areas were ultra clean. I did drive around area A, C and D. This campground is very clean everywhere. The roads that loop around the campground areas are wide enough for two vehicles and wide trailers. They do have wi-fi but after inquiring at the campground store, it's only available by the store and the educational center. If you own a horse, they have stables and trails for riding. Will I return to Bandy Creek? ABSOLUTELY! - ElaineM925
Oct 2016 - $22.00
We have stayed at Bandy Creek many times and we love it! We like C loop but D loop also has great sites. There are very few "bad" sites. We do not like C13 or C3 but most sites are very spacious and private. C 7, C9, C26, and C24 are some of our favorites.
There are many hiking trails, some very difficult, but also easy to moderate trails as well. Some trails' access is a bit of a drive but the scenery is so worth it! Great place to relax and enjoy nature. - Hester
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