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About Tennessee Camping

Campers venturing across Tennessee have access to hiking, boating, fishing, biking, rock climbing and picnicking across 56 state parks, enough variety to satisfy any adventurer’s soul. With terrifically high Appalachian peaks and plunging caverns, Tennessee travelers can get a sense of the sublime landscape that inspired music legends from Nashville to Memphis by camping in Tennessee.

East Tennessee is home to a part of the oldest mountain range in the world, the Great Smoky Mountains. As the name suggests, the peaks are often shrouded in fog, but that doesn’t make the view from Clingmans Dome any less spectacular. At 6,643 feet, Clingmans Dome towers as the highest point in Tennessee and the third highest point east of the Mississippi River. Make sure to say hi to the hardcore hikers, many people hiking the entire Appalachian Trail will stop at this unforgettable lookout.

A clear day at the dome observatory provides views as far as 100 miles. But explorers camping in Tennessee should plan on hiking their way up to the point, the roadway that leads to the observatory closes during inclement weather and from Dec. 1 to March 31 every year.

If you’re camping with the kids and they’re looking for more occupation than your campsite offers, many of the natural attractions in Tennessee are also family friendly. Lookout Mountain is only minutes from Chattanooga and offers several world-famous sites like Rock City and the See Seven States point.

All the mountain peak trails may leave the heights-averse camper less than enthused. But Tennessee has something for everyone. Also at Lookout Mountain, but plummeting beneath ground level, is where you’ll find Ruby Falls, the largest and deepest underground waterfall in the nation.

Scenic views and dramatic natural landscapes are part and parcel for any Tennessee camping adventure, as long as you know where to look. Camping in Tennessee can be done right with The Dyrt to guide you along your trails!

Recent Reviews In Tennessee

3407 Reviews of 739 Tennessee Campgrounds

K
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2021

Great shower!

The RV pad was not level, but it wasn’t bad if you use a tire leveler. The fire pit and table area was on the landing you had to climb stairs to get to. The shower was amazing. Make sure to check out the dam in the area. Very nice picnic area as well. Fairly good Verizon signal.

Sitemain campground #45
Month of VisitNovember
S
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2021

Excellent spot in Smokies

Neighbors were perfect distance from us. Beautiful creek/river running by.

SiteE16
Month of VisitDecember
Steve V.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2021

Primitive Camping in Wildlife Management Area

This is primitive camping in the Catoosa Wildlife Management Area. There is a large open field for group camping and some more private sites in the woods if you go down Otter Creek Road a little bit past the open field. I believe this is manly used for hunters or fishermen, but is a boondocking…

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Month of VisitDecember
NThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2021

Very nice

It’s really a pretty little campground. Price is average for area. Spots are super easy to maneuver into. The sites have hedges on either side, which make the sites more private. Although the sites are very narrow . We are in the fifth wheel/trailer sites. We liked it here and would stay again.

Site32
Month of VisitDecember
A
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2021

Amazing location

Really loved this location but was absolutely filled with trash, I picked up everything I could around my site and packed it out but even on my way out in the morning there was trash on the road that wasn’t there the night before. Used condoms, beer boxes, fast food cups, and just about every other…

Month of VisitDecember
Kathie E.
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2021

Amazing TN Camping Vacation

Cumberland Mountain is a great campground with a variety of sites for every camping experience. We staid in a 5th wheel un section 4 and loved it. Since we didn't have full hookups, we used the bathhouse. It was clean with warm showers. The sites in section 4 and 5 are more private. Section 1 has…

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Site100
Month of VisitJuly
Steve V.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2021

Very Disappointing

We had reservations but on arrival someone else was in our reserved spot. The office was closed for the weekend and no one answering the phone to resolve the issue, so we moved on down the road (not sure how a business like this just closes up office for a weekend). After repeated voicemails left…

Month of VisitDecember
Brian T.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2021

Newly renovated spots!

This camping area is great for small to medium sided campers.

The newly renovated camping spots have a nice big table and fire pit.

The camp spot has a bunch of trails and a lake nearby. Firewood for sale on site as well as a small store with ice and snacks.

  • lakeside hike from the campground
  • lots of trails
  • small to medium sized spots
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Site19
Month of VisitDecember
Daniel T.
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2021

Kyack

Great place

Siteboat
Month of VisitJuly
Daniel T.
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2021

Camping

Had blast owners are awsome camp is too

Sitecamp
Month of VisitAugust
Daniel T.
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2021

Kyack

It’s nice nice people

Month of VisitSeptember
Will B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2021

Very unlevel

We stayed in the B section on B43. It was a decent campground but all the camper sites are very uneven! The bath house was outdated but function fine. The 4 mile hiking trail was nice we enjoyed a picnic at one of the rest areas along the trail. No sewer hook ups but Warren pressure was good.

SiteB43
Month of VisitDecember
Mea H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2021

Pretty in the fall

We stayed here for Fall Leaves in the Smoky Mountains in our van. It’s a basic campground. It usually has bathrooms with running water but since they are doing maintenance on the sewer system they had porta potties. No showers. No cell signal whatsoever. The sites aren’t private, which didn’t…

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  • Where the dump station is
SiteL08
Month of VisitNovember
Mea H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2021

Peaceful campground

We stayed here for Fall Leaves in the Smoky Mountains in our van. It’s a basic campground. It has bathrooms with running water. No showers. No cell signal whatsoever. The sites aren’t private, which didn’t bother us. There’s a dump and fill station for RVs. Like I said, basic. But well situated. It…

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SiteB023
Month of VisitNovember
Dennis S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2021

Outstanding Campground

I have been at this campground for 10 days and it is exceptional. I’m in a pull through 50 amp site with water and electricity. There is a clean bathroom very close with a shower in it. Every couple of hours the park rangers or other staff drive through the area just to check on us. They are…

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Site11
Month of VisitDecember

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