27 Parks near Roan Mountain, Tennessee
Jun 2010 - $25.00
Very scenic small CG with views up the valley to the Roan Mountain range. Views change hourly. Half of sites back right up to babbling Doe River (only 10-15' wide). Nice sized grass sites with concrete patios - all full hook-ups. No facilities other than hook-ups (no rest rooms, showers, cable, Wi-Fi, cell phone coverage, playground, activities, etc.) Just a very scenic, peaceful, pleasant CG. Convenient to TN/NC mountain tourist activities in Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, etc. Directions: on Heaton Creek Road just off SR 143 south. Big Rigs: very tight turn over small bridge to enter CG. MH > 40' or 5W > 35' may not fit. We would definitely stay there again. - Prof Bill
Jun 2010 - $22.00
Beautiful area surrounding park. Grounds are well kept. We were able to get satellite signal with no problem. Coaches over 38ft would have to be pulled across bridge and backed in, as we did in our 45ft coach with no problem. You also will be exiting the same way. We have stayed here many years, in a 36 foot coach towing car and then forty five feet. (A car has to be unhooked, to back into the park, for coaches over 38'). Very friendly owners. Would give a ten if this bridge was easier to navigate. - austinswalk
Jun 2016 - $28.00
This well developed, popular campground is situated in a deciduous forest in two major sections: lower and upper. The lower portion is mostly level along the Doe River, and more open among trees and lawn. The upper is steeply sloped and more deeply forested. All site pads are asphalt paved surrounded by gravel, with fire rings and concrete picnic tables. Sites are spacious, but many of the pads are made for small campers and tents. Carefully choose the lengths of sites online. Most upper sites will need levelers. You should know your site number before arriving, particularly if you arrive after 5 PM. No after hours site list is posted at the campground office. Bath houses were clean, often on steep slopes. Electric and water worked fine. No over-the-air digital TV. Sprint phones had no service in the upper loops, but the campground office had Sprint and extended service at 3 bars. WiFi worked fine within 100 feet of the office, and a second and third transmitter was in the lower loop (but not in the upper loops). Quiet, dark at night. Occasional patrol by law enforcement. Quite cool temperatures for June. Lots of hiking trails,
playgrounds, fields, a farmstead, nice visitor center, weekend ranger activities. Songbirds abundant. Ecosystem rich in biodiversity. There are some ticky tacky issues. A single dump station for nearly 80 campers is easily overrun at check out hours. Most written or posted rules go unenforced. Non-campers cruise the grounds, creating added conflicts with walkers and bicyclists and noise. Signs say "Registered Campers Only", but without active checks, people drive right past the office. Few campers clean up after their pets, even next to the river. Nasty. Multiple cars parked at many campsites instead of using overflow. Golf cart cruising. Speeding was an issue at times. Regardless of the bad points, it is truly the crown jewel of Tennessee's State Parks, and we will return. - The Happy Traveler
Aug 2015 - $30.00
I hate to slam the place because I'm sure lots of people like places like this, judging by the crowded conditions! The campground is busy, crowded, noisy. There's little space between sites. Kids running everywhere. Trucks & cars jammed into sites & between sites. We pulled up to our site, took one look at the lack of space and privacy, and promptly left. We gave up our 2 day fee just to go find somewhere more suitable for us. Don't get me wrong... I have kids too, but just like a little more of a feeling of being "in the woods" when I camp.... Not jammed up with 100's of others! It looks like there's lots to do here, but if you like a little privacy & peace, keep looking. - Mistersandman
Aug 2015 - $18.00
Camping at Roan Mountain State Park is vastly improved with the inception of the new reservation system. The disagreements between campers and long waiting lines are over, yielding a much more pleasant camping experience. Campground hosts and rangers are now very friendly and inviting. All the roads and sites in the campground have been recently repaved. Some leveling may still be required on the hillside sites. Restrooms and showers are very clean. RV sites in the lower loop on the east side of the Doe River (sites 1-40) are classified as "premium" sites at a higher price with no discounts. The hillside sites on the west side of the Doe River (sites 41-90) are lower priced, and senior discounts are available. Be aware that larger RVs and trailers may not be able to navigate the steep hills and sharp curves. Check with the campground host before attempting. Sites vary in length and width; be sure to verify that your rig will fit on the site chosen when making a reservation. The price shown is for a hillside site with senior discount. The park swimming pool is open seasonally, and a recreation room with billiard tables and pinball machines is located at the park conference center. There is no cable or over-the-air TV, and cell phone reception and WiFi are only available at the campground office and the conference center. The clean mountain air and beautiful natural surroundings more than compensate for the absence of those modern electronic annoyances. Be sure to visit the Miller homestead and be reminded of the self-sufficient lifestyle that existed a century ago. We will definitely return to Roan Mountain State Park. - tnyankee
May 2015 - $30.00
We had a pull through, full hookups for our RV. We had to level the RV on a grassy area. There was a nice concrete pad that served as a patio for the picnic table and our chairs that was very nice. The laundry room was very clean and a washer/dryer was always available when needed. There is an 'arcade' building that contains exercise equipment, pool table, foosball table, croquet equipment, and pinball machines, which we didn't use but if we had children with us, it would have been great! There are a lot of RV'ers who have reserved the riverside spaces year-round, so we had to settle for a space along the road, but we nevertheless had a great view. The staff is extremely nice and servicing, and we were very pleased with our stay. Unfortunately, the wireless is not the best since the campground is nestled among mountains, but it is acceptable. The owner of the campsite lives on the foothills of the mountain and makes himself available to resolve any issues you may encounter. We would stay here again if we are ever in the area, and we highly recommend this campground. There is no sign that tells you in advance of the campground, so make sure you are not just relying on your GPS but be on the lookout for the campground. - Ferdy
Jun 2014 - $30.00
A diamond in the rough, truly God's country. This sweet gem of a place was our most peaceful and relaxing trip so far. Being nestled along the North Toe River provided us the perfect opportunity to enjoy tubing down the river, sunbathing on the shore and enjoying the pristine views of the Western Carolina mountains. Our site was canopied by several large trees and had a well manicured lot, concrete pad and picnic table with easy access to the river, full hookup and very consistent Wi-Fi . Definitely a place we will return to. With a great community atmosphere there is no wonder why so many visitors end up becoming seasonal campers. - PKNewton
Sep 2011 - $30.00
This could be a great campground, but it falls short. Yes, it’s on a small river, but the only people who can fall asleep listening to the small waterfall are the owners (their site is right by the waterfall. There is NO cable TV and no on-air stations. Wi-Fi works well, but only in the gathering room, not at individual sites. Verizon wireless was non-existent to spotty due to the surrounding mountains. Water pressure fluctuates from low to adequate. The place is quiet, in spite of Highway 19E a few yards away. Some campers could not use their sewer hookups because of a blockage and the owners not knowing where the sewer lines ran. Mostly seasonal campers on well-kept sites. Rumor was that it will be all seasonal in 2012. - bbonnell
Jul 2016 - $35.00
Only four spots which were all occupied. Very hospitable hosts. Close to Banner Elk which has lots to do. We have stayed here before and plan on staying again. - JERRY & ANN TARHEEL
May 2015 - $30.00
Wonderful park with wonderful host. Very small campground settled between a small creek and a small road. Campsites are very large with plenty of privacy. Camp owners live a short distance up the road and will come by 2-3 times a day to check on you. They request bonfire wood to be brought in but they will provide you ample of free wood. Must have a full unit to come in due to no boathouse or showers on site but ample water and power. Direct TV on site (limited channels) but works well. Plenty of open air though if you prefer your satellite. Wi-Fi works great and no problems with service. We highly recommend this park if you want to come out to the mountains and get away from it all. - ljsdes
Dec 2011 - $35.00
RV park located at a working horse ranch about 6.5 miles from Interstate, somewhat out of the way in the country but a good place for a quiet stay or base to explore this section of the Appalachians. No problem with our 36' Motorhome plus Pickup Truck toad. Gravel entrance road that needs a little work on the potholes. Both back in and pull through sites available. Sites are grass and mostly level. Simple park in an open field. Small but clean bath house. Nice camp store on site along with fishing pond & small playground for kids. The owner was very nice and accommodating. He checks visitors frequently so the park is secure and he makes sure you have what you need for a nice stay. - dscottwilliams
Sep 2009 - $25.00
This campground is a hidden gem! We pulled in for a week and stayed for a month. Beautiful mountain views and great staff. The blueberries were ripe and we picked our own. The apple orchard was not yet ready for picking but we enjoyed walking through it. The camp mascot is a pot belly pig named "Miss Piggy" and the campground dog is a little Jack Russell mix called "little man." If you want a different experience in camping try this place: large sites (all with 50 amp) and easy in/out in our 42 ft motorhome. It is about 6 miles off I-26. Park has great hosts! - David Buchanan
Apr 2009 - $25.00
One of the most unique experiences we've ever had RVing! This is a working horse ranch with an adjacent RV park. You have beautiful 360 degree views of the Smokey Mountains. You can back right up to the lake, and watch the horseback riding events, etc. It's wonderful to see all the animals, including a 27 year old horse who roams free and never wanders off, and a family pet named "Miss Piggy", a cute as a button pot-bellied pig. This is a real camping experience and one not to be missed if you're in the Bristol/Johnson City area of eastern Tennessee. The owners were wonderful accommodating hosts...we will be back! Oh, and the cleanest bath house I've ever seen...well worth the money! - kakampers
May 2016 - $30.00
We arrived about a week after they opened for the season and the grounds were clean. A caretaker is on duty during the winter months and maintain the facilities. The sites to the east seem to be the better sites that can provide an horizon for satellite TV. These sites are generally reserved for returning summer campers. The sites have cement pads. Washers and dryers are available. Wi-Fi was not operational yet. Campground is in a beautiful location. - Nautilus
Aug 2015 - $30.00
Beautiful setting on the North Toe river. Nice size grassy sites with plenty of privacy. Very convenient to shopping in Spruce Pine and close enough to Grandfather Mtn., Linville Falls and Gorge as well as Roan Mountain. No cell service and minimal ota tv. I could get tv on my dish. The bath house was clean and convenient by very cramped. - Crottys
Jul 2015 - $30.00
Our site had a great view of the lake and lots of space. It was pretty level gravel but we did need one board to level. The concrete patio was longer than our awning and the picnic table was on a bricked area. We had a fire ring in back. The whole park is very neat and clean. Many seasonal campers but their sites were well kept. The owners were very friendly and offered assistance any way they could.
Would have rated a 10 except the Wifi did not work very well.
The rate included tax. We will camp here again. - User3668
Aug 2016 - $20.00
Rock Creek National Forest campground is located in Cherokee National Forest in Northeast TN. Roads inside the campground while paved are fairly narrow. We had no trouble navigating the roads with our truck and 31' toy hauler trailer. Sites are gravel and many are large and deep. The larger sites can easily hold the largest RVs. The old growth trees and thick understory provide privacy for the sites. One loop, C has 50 amp electrical service while loops A and B have 30 amp service. This is a beautiful area and it is usually 10 degrees cooler than surrounding areas. Fees are $20 or $15 with a golden age pass. If you tent camp, there are 5 walk in tent sites with pea gravel pads at the top of loop C. The swimming area is unique. It is a large rounded cement pond with creek water glowing through it. Numerous hiking trails nearby. No reservations here and it is a very popular park. I recommend you arrive mid week to improve your chances to get a site. - linnemj
Oct 2014 - $15.00
Well-shaded and very private sites in this lovely, quiet campground. Verizon signal very weak but usable with antenna. Beautiful trails and rhododendrons everywhere. It's probably spectacular in the spring! Ended up staying six days. - mockturtle
Jul 2014 - $15.00
Beautiful NFS campground. Roads are paved, sites are gravel, level, huge, and well-spaced for privacy. Campground is shady and cool, nice for family camping. Restrooms/showers could be cleaner. Rate reflects senior discount. We would stay here again. - tnyankee
Aug 2015 - $30.00
We stumbled upon Woodsmoke Campground because our original choice was full. The reviews of Woodsmoke sounded good, so we decided to request a site via their website. Usually when we request a site online from a campground, we do not hear from them for days. Woodsmoke was a pleasant exception, as they replied within an hour of our request. I was able to call the following day to confirm our reservation. The lady I spoke with was extremely nice and accommodating.
Our initial reaction was that this campground was too close to home, as it is 30-35min. As soon as we drove into the beautiful private entrance, we realized that we were badly mistaken with our initial reaction. Just a half hour from home, we felt we were hours away.
The owner met us at the office and politely guided us to our spot and assisted in getting us perfectly positioned in our wonderful, private site. Our site backed up to a small stream, which added to the wonderful ambiance of our experience. The sites were large and well spaced. The bathhouse was extremely clean. It is obvious that the owner's take an exceptional amount of pride in maintaining this campground.
At the entrance to the campground is the trailhead to the Pinnacle Tower Trail. This is a 4.8mile hiking/biking trail. The views from the tower are beyond words! I mountain biked this trail two times during out stay and thoroughly enjoyed it. This is a must for anyone able to make the trek!
Within walking distance (or a very short drive) are a Dollar General store and a package store with all of your liquor, wine and beer needs. The package store had a great selection of craft and high gravity beers as well as the yellow fizzy stuff.
Woodsmoke is great whether you are coming from near or far. The owner's are exceptional, the facilities are phenomenal, and the location is convenient. We have ruled out return trips to other campgrounds after a wonderful weekend at Woodsmoke Campground! You must experience! - JandJ TN Travelers
Jun 2015 - $31.00
This park is clean, well maintained and simple. We stayed for 2 nights. Did not use the bathhouse, but did see them on site. No on site laundry. No activities for children, but my kids enjoyed just being outside. Sites are gravel and well spaced. Roads are a bit tight, as stated previously. Our travel trailer is 36' and we found some of the turns to be tight, but doable. The real gem here is the staff. They were amazing. Very knowledgeable, helpful and hard workers constantly on the move bettering this park. The scenery is nice being this close to the national forest. The park is wooded and natural. If you're looking for a quiet, simple place surrounded by nature with full hookups- this would be for you. I would stay here again! - Brownsonthemove
May 2011 - $25.00
There are very friendly and helpful staff in this family operated campground. It is a heavily wooded campground just off the interstate. The access road is a bit tight for larger rigs. The sites are pretty close together with few or no trees or bushes between many of them. We stayed for 6 nights while visiting family so we were gone almost all day. Since it was pre-season, the campground was practically empty except for us and a few long term rigs. - RichT
Jun 2016 - $42.00
Good place for relaxing and doing nothing. No cable and weak WiFi. Was peaceful before a large Cub Scout group set up camp in the large common area field across from us. When registering we were not informed that this was going to occur. I was told by another camper they have had a large motorcycle group use the field also. Be sure to ask before registering who will be camping in the open field. - User1310
May 2014 - $42.00
Mostly permanent sites. Wi-Fi weak and antenna TV in and out. No cable. Well maintained and nice campground. Staff helpful and friendly along with the few people that were there. Campground had just opened for the summer so not many people around. I would stay there again. Biggest complaint is way overpriced. - OKeadle
Sep 2013 - $32.00
Wi-Fi is extremely weak. No joy. We tried our Verizon Air-card, with very limited success. The spots are level, as is the entire campground. Easy to maneuver, 95% paved roads (the loop at he end is gravel-ish). Lots of full time residents. We went for the motorcycle riding on the Blue Ridge Parkway. No disappointment there. The bathhouses, including showers, were clean, but old. Curtains for doors on the privy and showers. I prefer a door I can lock when I'm in the shower. One bathhouse was a little newer than the other, but they're both a little run down. I'd stay there again if all I wanted to do is ride my motorcycle, but everything else is so-so. Grass surrounds the concrete site pads, which I like. Disappointed in the Wi-Fi. - Carb Cleaner
Jul 2016 - $30.00
not a big campground
felt safe. I'm a single woman traveling alone.
close bath house that was clean
very small site. I have an Aliner and it just fit. I had to squeeze my car in sideways to park.
Would have been a very challenging place if you had anything much bigger, though I saw several there. No 5th wheelers, though. - kidphd
Oct 2015 - $8.00
No electricity. Water at pump. Some sites are reseravable at recreation.gov. we had no problem finding a non reseravable spot as we visited on a week night. Wonderful host allowed me to plug my phone into his camper to charge it. He also kindly gave me firewood as everything on the ground was wet. He was the best. - June from Savann ahb
May 2014 - $19.00
Price reflects reservation rate. It’s $16 for walk-ups, $19 if you make a reservation. No hookups nor showers but they do have flush toilets and plenty of fresh water faucets scattered about. This campground is mostly in a large field. The Linville River runs the perimeter of the campground. You can’t see the river from most campsites but it’s a short walk. All RV sites are paved and reasonably level. There’s a dump station near the exit. Sites are reasonably spaced but given the lack of trees, there’s not much privacy. Cell service is spotty. We could get 2 3G bars with an external antenna and booster. Best part about this campground are the trails to the nearby Linville Falls. Nearest full service grocery is 15 miles away, so come prepared. During our stay in late May, the campground was mostly empty however it almost filled over Memorial Day weekend. - Barefootdog