There is not a bad site at Pin Oak Campground in NTSP. Situated on a lake with a dock available. Good fishing, swimming.
Mall sites are large and level and not crowded at all. Our favorite getaway close to home.
I wasn’t sure if we were even in the right place at first because this campground is down a narrow gravel road! However, we arrived at the correct place. The campground is for small campers, pop ups or tent campers. I really liked that because everyone was outside instead of hiding inside their giant RV’s! The spots at the end of the cove around the lake were awesome! The camp host was great (they sell bundles of wood!) and the bathrooms/showers were nice and clean. The bridges over the lake make for great access to other areas to explore without having to leave the campground. Several different hiking trails are available as well. We drove over to the Pin Oak Lodge for Breakfast one morning and it was fantastic! My site recommendations: 19, 20, 21, 22 or 23 (23 is connected to the playground)
We stayed at the Cub Lake campground, which I prefer as the sites are treed and shaded, unlike most sites at Pin Oak. We preferred the sites towards the middle of the campground. Keep in miind that the sites closer to the lake are indeed beautiful but they are also close to the summer swimming area and playground. If you don’t mind the high pitched noises of squealing kids at play in the water, then those sites are for you. Nice clean bath house next to camp host who sells firewood. IMO Pin Oak is the prettier lake and we kayaked and fished there. Kayak rentals at the club house located at Pin Oak Lake by cabins. Nice bike trails and hiking.
The RV park was nice. Not alot of noise since it's back away from any major roads. The lake is very pretty and there is a swimming area for kids. I had a great time here.
the campground has full hookups which is great for those that are in campers and RVs. there are some small shade trees in the area but not enough to use to get out of the heat of the day. there is a large lake on the campground that has a beach and swimming area. with your stay at the campground you do not have to pay for a permit to go fishing or kayaking on the lake or put in a boat. the staff is amazing and can help with almost any problem and continue to patrol later into the day to keep an eye on the kids running around. top notch, would recommend.
We had a peaceful weekend in our little pop-up amongst all the big 5th wheels and buses. Great full service water, electric & sewer service (loved not having to dump the gray water tank!) could have been a little more shade and there is virtually no Verizon service except close the water front.
We truly enjoyed our surroundings, but our primitive loop bathrooms were filled with caterpillars. I bet the RV sites have better kept bathrooms! We loved swimming and kayaking at Cub Creek Lake.
We had a wonderful time. Campground host was very nice and helpful. We will definitely go back.
We loved this little area- we had it all to ourselves! There is so much accessible water to take a dip in or even kayak if you had the time. We were just looking for a place to relax between Johnson City and Hot Springs. Everyone was really laid back about the dogs too- they were able to be let off leash without any problems.
We stayed here on recommendation from a local friend, we loved all the water. We brought kayaks and rented paddle boats (from the park). There were some camp sites close to a playground and showers, those are where you want to be if you have kids. They also had a ranger boat tour for a small fee (didn’t do it, maybe next time) and ranger activity for kids (about local animals & it included a craft). The sites themselves were pretty typical of TN state park, we liked it.