18 Parks near Tellico Plains, Tennessee
Aug 2015 - $12.00
This campground is located approx. 13 miles east of Tellico Plains, Tn off the Cherohola Skyway. Sites are large and generally level. Water not located at every site with faucets located through out the grounds. Every site has electric, 30/50 amp. Most sites are shaded. TV reception is poor, no cable or WiFi. Fire rings at each site. There is a large lake nearby for tubing and swimming. Bathrooms were clean with plenty of hot water for showers. Campgrounds were very quiet and peaceful. Stayed here in a popup motorcycle camper...and would definitely return. Price was with Golden Age Pass. - mailman01
Sep 2012 - $20.00
Stayed for a weekend for the first time and enjoyed the park. Roads could be a little narrow for a longer RV, but it can be done. Each loop has several water bibs and if you have enough hose you can fill your fresh water tank there. There is also a new loop for the dump station that appears to me much easier to use than the one it replaced. We will be back here, nice to be outside and have plenty of shade. - Helmsey
May 2012 - $20.00
If you like to camp in a beautiful national forest campground on the eastern half of the US, this campground is for you! The sites are large, mostly level, and fairly well separated. Loop C & D campground hosts have been here for over 20 years. There is great motorcycling in the area since the Cherohala Skyway is 2 miles from the campground. - linnemj
Jun 2012 - $15.00
Pleasant country setting. About 20 min's. to town on a long and winding road. If you want to donate to god, there are 4 religious stations picked up by the batwing, that are 24 hr. fundraisers. No cell phone service, AT&T or Verizon. Wi-Fi up by office only. Rate reflects PA discount. If you want a quiet, removed from electronics CG this is it. If you want TV bring a Sat. dish or listen to the radio and have a fire, as we did. We would stay here again. - phnz1
May 2012 - $32.00
If you like quiet this place is it. We were here on the Memorial Day weekend, and they had a number of vacancies. Some words about the approach to reach the campground. If you follow the map from the website and if you take the short way in, the road becomes very very narrow for a full width bus (102"). Our 36' MH used every bit of our lane and some of the on coming lane going around the tight corners. If you take a wrong turn and go off on a side road you will probably have to back all the way back out. I used our GPS and input the intersections for Joe Brown Rd and Hanging Dog Rd, , Hanging Dog Rd and Beaver Dam Rd, and Beaver Dam Rd and Horton Rd. all in Murphy, NC, and got there just fine. If you're driving anything longer than 36' you may want to take the long way in because the road is wider and not as many tight turns. However, it has restricted single lane bridges, and you might call and find out what the load limits are. We paid $31.50 for a 50 amp full hook up site with tax. The roads and sites are gravel and a longer coach may have trouble getting level in the available 50 amp sites. You are about 15 miles from the town of Murphy so have your provisions. Propane and gasoline are available on site. Wi-Fi works OK. Verizion MiFi and cell phone work poorly. Showers are great. All in all a good park that's a bit out of the way; make sure you call before you drive all the way in. The 30 amp sites are along a very small creek with good shade. 50 amp sites do not have any shade yet. Give it about 15 yrs for the trees to grow up. - pumper9x9
Aug 2011 - $12.00
A true hidden gem that you should not miss at this PA price! 12 miles of curvy, narrow (but extremely quiet) road takes you to the CG. CG roads well maintained and wide (no problem with maneuvering our 29' MH with Ford Ranger in tow). Camp sites range from full RV hook-ups (no pull throughs) to primitive tent sites. All sites have picnic tables and fire rings, and are adjacent to creek that encircles the CG. Sites are large and immaculate. Clean facilities and 8 private bathrooms! Huge grass areas and playgrounds for the kids as well as a run-through fountain for the hot days. A large pavilion and cabins are available. Cabins look very nice (we peeked through the windows). A workshop is available for rent (didn't check it out, but supposedly fully equipped) at $20/hour. Gasoline and propane are sold here. We will definitely be back! - Full-Time Roamers
Sep 2014 - $37.00
The Tellico Lake Campgrounds bill themselves as a "resort". That might be a stretch, but it does allow them to charge more. Yes, there is a gate with a pass card to get in and yes, gates are locked at night. We had good WiFi and over the air TV got all major networks. Spaces are large, level, and easy to maneuver in. Roads are paved and provide nice venue for bike or hike around the campground area. Biggest gripe was of the 76 spaces, only about 25% were for transients; all others are "resort" rented for season (March to November). That makes it hard to get a site for the casual visitor. But, it keeps them in business. Worth the stay if you can get booked in. - Too-wow
Apr 2010 - $32.00
We stayed here 5 nights since we have friends in the area. We enjoyed our stay. The roads and sites are packed gravel in good condition. It rained once and there were very few puddles. There are no shade trees, so I imagine that it will be pretty warm during the summer. Breezes off the lake might help. Most of the sites are rented annually, meaning that the pickings are somewhat slim for spaces. We did have a waterfront back-in site. No cable TV, but the dish worked well due to lack of trees. Wi-Fi was somewhat spotty and often would disappear. The entry gate closes (and I do mean close) at 10pm so if you are running late you have to park by the office and hike to your site. You can leave after 10, but can't enter. Overall this is a good campground for either a stay or an overnighter. We will be back. - Scott Charlton
Aug 2009 - $26.00
Tennessee Resorvoir Development Agency campground on Tellico Lake. Sites are level gravel with grass between sites. Picnic tables and fire rings at each site. Utilities nicely placed and work well. Park is new so no shade until trees grow up. There is a nice fishing pier and a small beach and lake swimming area. There is a small store with some supplies and miscellaneous foodstuffs, bait, and ice. Sites are about 1/2 seasonal - all lakefront sites are taken with longer term rentals but available sites still offer decent views of lake with Smokey Mountains in the distance and across the road lake access. Location is secluded - approximately 4 miles to nearest town and 10 miles or so to nearest major shopping (grocery, Wal-Mart).Entrance is gated (gate closed after 10 pm). We were there after school started (off season) so not very busy and very quiet. There is a small store with some supplies and miscellaneous foodstuffs, bait, and ice. No WI-FI but Sprint and Verizon air cards both worked well - Sprint voice coverage fair, Verizon good. Satellite TV great, antenna TV fair. We used this park as a base for visiting family in area and it was perfect - we will stay here again. - joez
Jun 2014 - $34.00
The view is lovely, but we will not be returning. This campground is not family friendly. We were supposed to have a two night stay but after returning from our rafting trip we were told to leave without refund because our dog was barking from inside the camper. We asked around and most campers said the dog was not a problem. We had done all requested of us including providing shot records but had the distinct feeling we were not welcome from the time we arrived when the campground manager suggested we tranquilize our pet because she did not seem happy. We have taken her camping a lot and have never had a problem before. The campsite was small; so was the bath house. I think this is geared for local use not for travelers. - munrofamily
Jun 2011 - $24.00
Quite out of the way, perfect for a weekend to spend or go rafting in the area. The owner, will work with you on late checkouts, etc so you can get back from rafting before going home. Our site was level, shaded. There isn't much room between sites, but room behind to sit on the banks overlooking the river. There is even a boat doc and extra parking for boats. We had decent Verizon service. - the burtons
Apr 2016 - $30.00
Before peak season, this park was a hidden gem. We were there in April, and the park had only two other rigs during the week, with a few more on weekends.
The park backs up to a large undulating feild, bordered by the Hiwassee River. Mountains are picturesque in the distance. There is a lot of green space.
Pull through sites were level on our end, (site 35), but a bit steep further along. All other sites appeared reasonably level. Utilities were fine. Wi-fi at the lodge was spectacular. Hosts were very friendly and accommodating.
We stayed an additional week, and will return next year if possible. - Sheryl E
Nov 2014 - $36.00
NO WIFI, rock road had lots of potholes that showed a lack of R&M. Bathhouse looked nice and clean, but we didn't use it.
Beware of the turn off the highway into the CG; it's hard dropoff that can/will scrape the under-carriage. Likewise for entering hi-way from the CG. - Rick and Sandy
Apr 2014 - $32.00
We have stayed at this campground every year since it opened and watched it go downhill over the past few years from owner neglect. This is now a bank owned property with a new management company running it. They have been here for 2 months. We talked with the General Manager, who said they have done a deep cleaning on the lodge and it is now as nice as ever and ready for use. We did drive by the lodge and it is noticeably cleaner outside, but we did not go inside. He said they have a lot of work to do to the campground. They have put new gravel on the roads, which is a big improvement from the muddy road full of holes that we experienced last year. The restrooms seem cleaner. This is a beautiful campground located right on the Hiwassee River. I have high hopes that this new management company will continue to improve the conditions at the campground. we would stay here again. - happycamper89
Jun 2016 - $33.00
We have stayed here before while visiting friends in the area. The staff has always been courteous and friendly.
On this trip our rear A/C unit went out so the staff moved us to a shady site to help keep us cool.
That was our third stay with them and we highly recommend their RV Park. - Crabman
Nov 2015 - $33.00
We spent the night here on our way back home form our 2015 Fall Colors trip. We had a creek side site but you could not get to the creek because of the steep bank. That was disappointing. The staff was friendly and helpful but being late October, the park amenities weren't open. There appeared to be a good number of long term campers as well as a fair amount of overnighters. This was our first ever stay at a KOA and to be honest, we don't see what warrants the higher price. - RV Outreach
Jul 2015 - $36.00
Outstanding campground. Friendly staff, clean and well maintained grounds and bath house. 1st visit and already made 2 more reservations.
Spacious sites. Could not have had a better experience. This will be our 'go to' campground and our friends as well. - John DiSimone
Jun 2016 - $30.00
Third time camping at Persimmon Creek but first time in a camper. Full hookups and electricity at each campsite plus there are also nice restrooms and showers. Very relaxing campground. Large sites with firerings at each site. Free Wifi. The tent camping sites are very large and well spaced. Some have water and electric. - Judi in Jax
Jun 2016 - $30.00
Persimmon Creek is a small campground that accommodates maybe 8 RVs and has about as many tent sites, located ~10 miles west of Murphy, NC, right along US74/64. It is a beautiful campground with a couple of small ponds, one of which is a trout pond. The owners are always available, helpful, and friendly. We landed here the day before the start of the Memorial Day weekend and the campground was full over the weekend, with kids riding the road circuit on their bikes almost from sunup to sundown, having a terrific time. Things quieted down considerably after the holiday weekend, so for the 2 weeks we were there, there was generally a lot of empty spaces. It's a lovely place and we'd recommend it to anyone wanting to get away.
On the less positive side, occasionally there was a surprising amount of highway noise, especially herds of motorcycles and trucks, and for AT&T and T-Mobile cell phone users there was no signal whatsoever. The campground WiFi was very weak, but generally usable. As fulltimers, we're not likely to return as it's a little too remote, but for those who want to spend a short time in a lovely place, this is definietly one to consider. - cwdavis
May 2016 - $30.00
The owners are fabulous! They raise chickens and you can buy fresh eggs. They also have a fishing pond which we didn't use. The campground is small but very lovely. Campsites are oriented around a pond. We have stayed here twice in a 40ft RV. Sites are back in and a bit tight, but not because of closeness to your neighbor. Lots of trees. Needed to use blocks for leveling. Having said that, our 4 slide RV fit well and satellite TV worked just fine. Didn't use the WIFI as our Verizon card worked just fine. Access from the highway is good as long as you go slow. Signage is there but is pretty understated. Great place to use as a home base for exploring the area. Will definitely stay here again. - Jamul
Jun 2016 - $30.00
This is a clean, quiet, adult only park. It is small (about 23 spots), but it
is nicely maintained and the park host is very friendly and helpful. All the spots are on the river or the creek. It is pretty close to Hwy. 74, but we had no problem with highway noise. The cable TV is basic and the Wi-Fi works if you have a spot fairly close to the office. The sites are level. They are pet friendly. We would definitely stay here again. - Capt.Deb
Oct 2015 - $30.00
This is a very nice and clean park. All sites are on the river or creek. Site 12 is the best except for the highway noise. Beautiful setting if you can get past the road noise. Sites 21, 22 & 23 are on the creek, back in sites and further away from the main highway. If it wasn't for the road noise, I would give this park a 10. - User3010
Oct 2015 - $30.00
Small adult only RV park right on the Peace River. Sites were nice and shady and gravel covered. Owner was very friendly and helpful.
Park was close to Rt. 19/74 but road noise was not noticeable. Some site back right up to river.
TV cable was very good. Wifi a little slow.
Less than a mile to the new casino (Eastern band Cherokee Indians, Harras) that opened in Murphy if you are the gambling type. We are not but did stroll through.
We would camp here again. - Littleredsportscar
May 2016 - $59.00
Very nicely laid out park with huge, extremely level sites, one row of which backs up to the Nottely River (which you're not supposed to swim in, sadly - I think). All the sites have a nice patio-ish type area for a picnic table. They pay careful attention to the landscaping, but they do seem to have a issue with moles so beware if you're walking along the river sites in stilettos. The camp host was super laid back - check in and check out times weren't strictly enforced (within reason, I'd assume - we didn't push it) and we were told to feel free to wash our rig and toad if we so desired. Verizon data service was good enough for us to do our day job and the Verizon voice service was sufficient for decent voice quality. WiFi is provided by the park but, as one might expect, could be sketchy if the park is full. My speed tests on their WiFi showed a 3Mb up/3Mb down connection. No issues at all getting DirecTV satellite reception. I'd love to give them a "10" but can't as they have fire pits at each site and, while large and level, there's not much shade to be had. In fact, if you desire afternoon/evening shade, avoid the back-in spots along the river and take a pull-through site. There was some road noise as you're right off a four-lane highway, but if you're on the far side of the park it's hardly noticeable even when outside. - PirateMonkey
Oct 2015 - $35.00
Largest and most level Rv site we've ever had! All roads are paved and concrete. Grass was well taken care of. Hookups were excellent. Owners very friendly. We had an unexpected additional member stay with us-I called and asked how much extra-was told it was OK. There is road noise-but with the AC on you can't hear it. Will definitely return! - n2camping
Apr 2015 - $35.00
My rating reflects our opinion that the campground has little charm or personality. It is an excellent "RV Park", but not what we call a "campground". The sites are very long, and reasonably spaced from each other. The sites all face the same direction (NE) thus no afternoon shade on the curbside of the rig. Trees are few and far between and located where they could seldom provide any shade. And thus our satellite TV worked fine. The local cable TV was excellent. The man that checked us in was very helpful. The laundry was excellent. And the campground wifi was as good as it gets!! The later being a rather rare event amongst the campgrounds we visit. Our Verizon phones worked fine. They have a few sites along the river site but they were $59 per night, and the river, perhaps 40 feet behind the sites, would not be visible from the site. - rncordy