21 Parks near Unicoi, Tennessee
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
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
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
Jun 2013 - $15.00
This park was initially built by the Civil Conservation Corp. It is a National Forest Service park, located in the Cherokee National Forest. There are 33 RV sites, all very large, level, and shaded. Sites are gravel and have electric hookups only. All sites are first come, first serve, no reservations. A mountain stream runs beside the campground. A small concrete lined pond is fed by the stream and available for swimming. Hiking trails lead to waterfalls upstream. Hose bibs are provided at a few locations in the campground to fill water tanks. A dump station is provided. Hot showers and flush toilets are available. For those who can enjoy a quiet wooded setting with only limited amenities, Rock Creek is a very pleasant experience. - tnyankee
May 2016 - $45.00
We decided to pay the extra $10 for a riverfront site; it was money well spent! We were in site #30 right next to the rapids - it was quite noisy (the water) but we didn't mind. We will stay here again on the way back to FL in the fall. - rburckhart
Mar 2016 - $40.00
We stayed at this CG for three days and really enjoyed our time there. When you pull in there are a few worker RVs near the road but they are all very neat and well kept. You go down a slight & narrow hill to the rest of spots. Many are right on the Nolichucky River and very have a very relaxing atmosphere. I will say while we were there - there were only two or three other RVs that showed up - just for overnight. It appears the river is a bit low and a lot of limbs and stuff are up on the bank. With the weather getting nicer I am sure they will be picking us these things. The wifi is very good and the cable was alright. The quality was good, but there were not a lot of choices. I did think the price was a little high for this area. There are no pools, playground or things like that. I think because of access to the river this place probably is pretty busy during the summer. Overall, we enjoyed our stay - quite and pretty much by ourselves. We would definitely come again. - want2go
May 2015 - $33.00
Pleasant little park on Nochucky River. Ours was a pull through with full hookups with a good view of the river. All utilities worked well including wifi. Check in staff was gruff. Entry is interesting. Only room for one rig and coming in you must maneuver around a building on the left and a fence on the right. Once in, you either stop in a flat area or park in the one lane road going down toward the river. As long as there is no other traffic, it is doable. - ramblin' vagabonds
Nolichucky Gorge Campground, 1 Jones Branch Road, Erwin, TN 37650, USA Erwin, Tennessee 37650 (map) | (423) 743-8876
Sites: 6 | Latest Rate: $25.00 | 2 Reviews
Oct 2015 - $25.00
First off, this park is nestled into the forest and right up against the river. It is probably the most scenic park that we have stayed at. However, I would not say that we had an overall positive experience. I do think that this park is geared toward tent campers much more than RVs. We have a 42' rig and the drive in was pretty scary. I am still kind of surprised that we didn't damage anything. There are dogs that run free in the park, that are not picked up after. There appeared to be full-time resident tent campers which I didn't even know was a thing. One of the cabins had a Confederate Flag flying from the porch. We ended up leaving early. - glanotte
Sep 2014 - $25.00
Before school started back, we stayed in the heart of the Applachian Mountains at this truly gorgeous campground right along the Nolichucky River. Our kids were able to swim and fish right out the front door and we're so happy to have found such a lovely place close to home for a mini-vacation. Since it's such an easy drive from Knoxville (only 1.5 hours away!), we plan to return next summer a few more times and we even went whitewater rafting while we were there! The Noli is just a hidden gem for families to get away. (I almost hate to review it and tell others to go since we really loved the low-key, non-crowded facility!) The road was freshly paved and very easy to navigate our RV into the campground and into our slot. We quickly made friends with our neighbors and a few other families there that weekend that had kids the same ages as ours, so they all want to plan a trip together next year! I'm so glad to have found such a wonderful place for quick weekend visits! - PeachyCreative
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
Jul 2016 - $27.00
We enjoyed our stay at Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park. The roads and sites were paved and level with partial shade. The sites are long and easily accommodated our 32' TT and truck. Most of the sites are pull-through, however I had to back in because of space limitations. The walking trails along the Nolichucky River are beautiful. There are excellent road cycling routes right from the campground. The host and other campers were very friendly. We will return to DCBSP! - JandJ TN Travelers
May 2016 - $28.00
Campground gets very muddy and the lawn around the sites needs help. Campground hosts (and there seems to be too many for this place) park their vehicles on empty sites. Book your sites online or get what they want to give you. There are trailers there that look uninhabited and it downgrades the campground even further. Not all campground sites have sewer facilities. Most are pull through sites but the turn is pretty sharp. If you have a bigger rig you will cross the mud. Leaving the site is somewhat dangerous as there are large trees at the corner. Backing out could be a better option.
There is a pool a little ways away but does not open until summer.
Lots and lots of ticks....Use caution.
Walking areas outside the campground are nice. Went to Davy Crockets house and it seemed interesting until we spoke to a ranger. They are not sure if he actually lived there. Some years ago they found remnants of foundations in the area and thought one would be a nice place to build or move a structure calling it the Crocket family house. ?
At first it was a WOW factor. Then it was like who are they kidding. Made me laugh.
This campground is good for a night or two on your way to your final destination. Not a place to camp for more then that. The state should sell this area for development with a beautiful Walmart with sites that have sewer, water, and electric.
The Campground, with a little bit of money and effort could be a great destination. Right now to is not. - Edwardj
May 2015 - $28.00
Camp hosts are outstanding as usual in TN. Asphalt level sites. Campground sits on the Nolichucky River. Showers/toilets clean. Sites are next to Crockett's cabin (replica). Good stop for a few days rest. The roads leading into the park are a bit narrow/winding and a real nail biter when approaching another oncoming rig. - rvrrat520
Apr 2014 - $26.00
The park is located in a beautiful farm valley next to the Cherokee National forest. The park has shaded and open sites. The road and sites are gravel. Sites are medium to large. Rest room and shower facility is small but clean. The campground has a large activity building equipped with a wood stove, fireplace and refrigerator. The owner is very friendly. We will stay there again when we camp in the area. - dogwood96
Sep 2011 - $26.00
A very quiet, peaceful park. Lots of squirrels, bluebirds, hummingbirds, and even wild turkey. I can understand the negative review of the person with a 40 footer. They need a lot of room to maneuver. Our unit is 30 foot, and we had no problem. The sites are level and have a lot of "breathing room" between them. Very friendly place. We would definitely come back! - Deck & Margot
Oct 2010 - $13.00
Very narrow roads leading into this park with tree limbs banging on the top of the coach. We did not stay here after looking at what was available. Park appears to be mostly permanent residents. The sites we were shown were nothing more than connections in the woods. There was nothing to define where to park. Passport states this park can accept rigs up to 50ft. There is one very narrow loop road thru low hanging branches and close trees that made it a challenge in a 42ft motorhome. - Westside
Jun 2016 - $33.00
Park is located on a rather steep area sloping down to a river. As such, the site rows are terraced and the row we were on had a substantial upward pitch from front to back. The sewer hook-up was in back and the upward pitch made draining of holding tanks difficult. There was only one water hook-up for every two sites so we had to share with a neighbor. This required 50' of hose. The park has individual bathrooms in the bathhouse which is nice. However, liquid soap and paper towels had run out in several of the bathrooms and was not replenished during the three days we were there. Water was frequently standing on the floors. This along with the dusty gravel driveways made the floors dirty. The Wi-Fi was often difficult to access even when close to the office. The pool appeared to be clean and was nicely furnished with tables and chairs. - Whisky Mike
Jun 2016 - $33.00
Easy Big Rig access off I-81 but 8 miles on good highway. Roads & sites gravel and mostly level. Cable TV works well and Wifi just okay. Utilities work as should. Clean park with friendly staff. Park terraced on hill but easy driving through park. Stayed in pull through site with easy access and fit 62' rig & toad with ease. Would stay here again. - osok
Jan 2016 - $36.00
Easy access into the paved entry road off of Hwy 11E. Hosts most helpful & informative. The S Hoston Lake is at record low levels due to lower dam difficulties & hosts stated repairs will take several years thus no motorized boat activity. Campground includes level graveled pull-thrus & back end sites in multi levels overlooking the river. - L&R0924J
Aug 2009 - $56.00
This campground is owned and operated by a very nice couple. One amazing aspect was how quiet and open it was. Unlike other race week campgrounds around Bristol they do not double or triple up on the sites. The wide sites (35') were ample to spread out your outdoor furniture and awnings and still have room to park your car/truck. The rate charged was more than fair, and in fact was less than campgrounds closer in and provided more space with peace and quiet. We have already made reservations for both spring and fall races for the next two years. - nitewalk6