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    Camper-submitted photo from Foster Falls Campground — South Cumberland State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Foster Falls Campground — South Cumberland State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Foster Falls Campground — South Cumberland State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Foster Falls Campground — South Cumberland State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Foster Falls Campground — South Cumberland State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Foster Falls Campground — South Cumberland State Park

    1.

    Foster Falls Campground — South Cumberland State Park

    31 Reviews
    126 Photos
    271 Saves
    Tracy City, Tennessee

    FOSTER FALLS CAMPGROUND - Open to Vehicles - Reservations Required The Foster Falls campground has 26 rustic campsites ideal for tents or small trailers. The Foster Falls Campground is the only camping area in the park where guests may park a car and/or pop-ups next to the campsite. The campground is open year-round. All sites have a fire ring and a picnic table. Most sites are wooded, offering some shade and have a level, gravel surface. A few are on a slight incline. There are no water or electric hook-ups but a restroom and heated showers are available. No gas generators are allowed at the Foster Falls Campground.

    BACKCOUNTRY CAMPING - Reservations Required South Cumberland boasts over 90 miles of backpacking trails with 93 campsites, eight group sites and one rustic lodge, the Hobbs Cabin. These campsites are located within 12 designated back country campgrounds across the Fiery Gizzard and Savage Gulf trail systems. South Cumberland encourages visitors to reserve your campsite early to ensure you have a site upon arrival. Remember, follow all park rules and be prepared to have a rewarding backcountry experience.

    All campsites are limited to four adults and two children. Children are defined as ages 13 and younger. Site capacity information can be found under site features on the campsite reservation page. Please look closely at your campsite's capacity when reserving.

    Each site has a designated fire ring. Hiking is required to reach the sites, although a few sites are available at only 120 yards from the parking lot. Water must be filtered from natural sources or carried in, be sure to check with the ranger stations about water availability. A pit toilet is also available at each campground.

    South Cumberland has primitive group campsites at most Savage Gulf campgrounds. These sites can accommodate from 30-60 campers, depending on the site and location.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $18 - $21 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Cloudland Canyon State Park - Walk-in Sites
    Camper-submitted photo from Cloudland Canyon State Park - Walk-in Sites
    Camper-submitted photo from Cloudland Canyon State Park - Walk-in Sites
    Camper-submitted photo from Cloudland Canyon State Park - Walk-in Sites
    Camper-submitted photo from Cloudland Canyon State Park - Walk-in Sites
    Camper-submitted photo from Cloudland Canyon State Park - Walk-in Sites

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    Cloudland Canyon State Park - Walk-in Sites

    8 Reviews
    40 Photos
    87 Saves
    Trenton, Georgia

    30 Walk-In Campsites

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • Tents
    • Cabins

    $25 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Savage Falls Campground — Savage Gulf State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Savage Falls Campground — Savage Gulf State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Savage Falls Campground — Savage Gulf State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Savage Falls Campground — Savage Gulf State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Savage Falls Campground — Savage Gulf State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Savage Falls Campground — Savage Gulf State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Davis Pond Campsite
    Camper-submitted photo from Davis Pond Campsite
    Camper-submitted photo from Davis Pond Campsite
    Camper-submitted photo from Davis Pond Campsite
    Camper-submitted photo from Davis Pond Campsite

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    Davis Pond Campsite

    2 Reviews
    5 Photos
    56 Saves
    Signal Mountain, Tennessee

    Prentice Cooper State Forest is located in southeastern Tennessee, in Marion County. The forest is approximately 10 miles west of Chattanooga and is heavily utilized by the public. It is situated on the scenic Tennessee River Gorge. The property for Prentice Cooper was acquired by simple purchase between 1938 and 1944. The site was proclaimed a State Forest in 1945. Sixty-nine percent of the forest is in multiple-use regulated forests and the remainder is in conservation areas.

    Camping is permitted at the Davis Pond Camping area on a first-come, first-served basis. These primitive campsites have no sanitation facilities.

    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Picnic Table
    • Toilets
    Camper-submitted photo from Hunter’s Check Station Campground - Prentice Cooper State Forest

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    Hunter’s Check Station Campground - Prentice Cooper State Forest

    1 Review
    1 Photo
    14 Saves
    Signal Mountain, Tennessee

    Camping is permitted at the Hunter's Check Station Camping area on a first-come, first-served basis. These primitive campsites have no sanitation facilities.

    Prentice Cooper State Forest is located in southeastern Tennessee, in Marion County. The forest is approximately 10 miles west of Chattanooga and is heavily utilized by the public. It is situated on the scenic Tennessee River Gorge. The property for Prentice Cooper was acquired by simple purchase between 1938 and 1944. The site was proclaimed a State Forest in 1945. Sixty-nine percent of the forest is in multiple-use regulated forests and the remainder is in conservation areas. Approximately 6,939 acres are designated as unregulated scenic zones that protect this view shed and other scenic areas of the forest. Hicks Gap Natural Area (350 acres) also occurs in the forest and was developed to protect the federally endangered Large-flowered Skullcap. The forest also includes several in-holdings owned by Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and 3 cemeteries. Management activities of the forest focus primarily on sustainable timber management, forest management demonstration and wildlife habitat improvement while maintaining recreational opportunities for the public. There are 35 miles of hiking trails, including the south end of the Cumberland Trail State Park. There also are two designated camping areas. Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Forestry Division has provided labor and portions of the forest for various types of research in collaboration with the University of Tennessee. Hunting has been a traditional use of the forest. Other recreational activities include OHV use in designated areas, rock climbing, hiking, Mountain biking, horseback riding, bird watching, and camping.

    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    Camper-submitted photo from Lockhart's Arch Shelter
    Camper-submitted photo from Lockhart's Arch Shelter
    Camper-submitted photo from Lockhart's Arch Shelter
    Camper-submitted photo from Lockhart's Arch Shelter
    Camper-submitted photo from Lockhart's Arch Shelter
    Camper-submitted photo from Lockhart's Arch Shelter
    Camper-submitted photo from Stone Door Campground — Savage Gulf State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Stone Door Campground — Savage Gulf State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Stone Door Campground — Savage Gulf State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Stone Door Campground — Savage Gulf State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Stone Door Campground — Savage Gulf State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Stone Door Campground — Savage Gulf State Park

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    Stone Door Campground — Savage Gulf State Park

    6 Reviews
    38 Photos
    80 Saves
    Beersheba Springs, Tennessee

    South Cumberland State Park is located within four different Tennessee counties: Grundy, Franklin, Marion and Sequatchie. The park is composed of approximately 30,845 acres in nine separate areas and boasts some of the best hiking and backcountry camping in the region.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • Tents
    • Group

    $8 - $35 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Sawmill Lake Campsite
    Camper-submitted photo from Sawmill Lake Campsite
    Camper-submitted photo from Sawmill Lake Campsite
    Camper-submitted photo from Sawmill Lake Campsite
    Camper-submitted photo from Sawmill Lake Campsite
    Camper-submitted photo from Sawmill Lake Campsite
    Camper-submitted photo from Alum Gap Campground — Savage Gulf State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Alum Gap Campground — Savage Gulf State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Alum Gap Campground — Savage Gulf State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Alum Gap Campground — Savage Gulf State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Alum Gap Campground — Savage Gulf State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Alum Gap Campground — Savage Gulf State Park

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    Alum Gap Campground — Savage Gulf State Park

    7 Reviews
    41 Photos
    58 Saves
    Beersheba Springs, Tennessee

    South Cumberland State Park is a state park in the middle and southeast portions of Tennessee on the Cumberland Plateau. The park is one of Tennessee's newer state parks. It is a collection of 10 areas in four counties.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Cabins

    $8 - $12 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Hole Dispersed- Crockford-Pigeon Mountain WMA
    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Hole Dispersed- Crockford-Pigeon Mountain WMA
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