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Places to Camp near Norris, TN

Whether you're a tent camper, an RVer, or just passing through, Norris, TN has a lot to offer. Norris is an adventure-filled destination for those who love the outdoorsy camper lifestyle. But it's also great for those who prefer to spend time near the city, exploring and sightseeing. You're sure to find the perfect spot for your Tennessee camping adventure.

Best Camping Sites Near Norris, TN (257)

    Camper-submitted photo from West Campground — Norris Dam State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from West Campground — Norris Dam State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from West Campground — Norris Dam State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from West Campground — Norris Dam State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from West Campground — Norris Dam State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from West Campground — Norris Dam State Park

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    West Campground — Norris Dam State Park

    28 Reviews
    110 Photos
    2 Saves
    Lake City, Tennessee

    The west side has 50 sites with water and electric hook-up. The west side also has three paved sites suitable for persons with disabilities. If reserved, proper identification will be required upon check-in.

    To get to the West Campground

    From I-75 take Exit 128 (Rocky Top) and turn left onto US-441 S (Hwy. 61) for 2.8 miles until you see the stone entrance sign for Norris Dam State Park and turn left. Follow the signs to the campground, which will have you take your first left at the yellow gates. Follow the road for one mile to the west campground. ***Please use caution, the road leading to the campground is steep with dangerous curves.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Cove Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cove Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cove Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cove Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cove Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cove Lake State Park Campground

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    Cove Lake State Park Campground

    25 Reviews
    49 Photos
    92 Saves
    La Follette, Tennessee
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $25 - $55 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Elkmont Campground — Great Smoky Mountains National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Elkmont Campground — Great Smoky Mountains National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Elkmont Campground — Great Smoky Mountains National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Elkmont Campground — Great Smoky Mountains National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Elkmont Campground — Great Smoky Mountains National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Elkmont Campground — Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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    Elkmont Campground — Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    119 Reviews
    473 Photos
    974 Saves
    Gatlinburg, Tennessee

    Overview

    Located eight miles from Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Elkmont Campground is the largest and busiest campground in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. At an elevation of 2,150 feet, the area enjoys a moderate climate, characterized by mild winters and hot, humid summers.

    Recreation

    The Little River runs through the campground offering visitors the option to camp waterfront. Campers can enjoy high-quality backcountry fishing in the cool waters of the Little River and countless other streams and rivers that snake through the mountains. Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a hiker's paradise, with over 800 miles of maintained trails ranging from short, leg-stretchers to strenuous treks, with a number of those trails easily accessible from Elkmont Campground. The nearby and popular Laurel Falls Trail leads to a spectacular 80-ft. waterfall. Hiking and fishing are not the only reasons for visiting the Smokies: Picnicking, wildlife viewing and auto touring are popular activities. With around 1,500 bears living in the park, it's not uncommon for visitors to spot one. From the big animals like bears, deer, and elk, down to microscopic organisms, the Smokies are the most biologically-diverse area in the world's temperate zone. The park is a sanctuary for a magnificent array of animal and plant life, all of which is protected for future generations to enjoy. The park also holds one of the best collections of log buildings in the eastern United States. Over 90 historic structures, including houses, barns, outbuildings, churches, schools and grist mills have been preserved or rehabilitated in the park.

    Facilities

    The Little River runs through the campground offering visitors the option to camp waterfront. Campers can enjoy high-quality backcountry fishing in the cool waters of the Little River and countless other streams and rivers that snake through the mountains. Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a hiker's paradise, with over 800 miles of maintained trails ranging from short, leg-stretchers to strenuous treks, with a number of those trails easily accessible from Elkmont Campground. The nearby and popular Laurel Falls Trail leads to a spectacular 80-ft. waterfall. Hiking and fishing are not the only reasons for visiting the Smokies: Picnicking, wildlife viewing and auto touring are popular activities. With around 1,500 bears living in the park, it's not uncommon for visitors to spot one. From the big animals like bears, deer, and elk, down to microscopic organisms, the Smokies are the most biologically-diverse area in the world's temperate zone. The park is a sanctuary for a magnificent array of animal and plant life, all of which is protected for future generations to enjoy. The park also holds one of the best collections of log buildings in the eastern United States. Over 90 historic structures, including houses, barns, outbuildings, churches, schools and grist mills have been preserved or rehabilitated in the park.

    Natural Features

    Generations of campers have returned to Elkmont year after year, drawn by the sounds of the river, the tranquility of the forest, and the variety of recreational activities in the Elkmont area. Little River and Jakes Creek run through the campground, offering easy access for fishing or cool summertime splashing. Trailheads for Little River Trail, Jakes Creek Trail, and Elkmont Nature Trail are located adjacent to the campground. Historic remnants of Little River Lumber Company's logging camp and old buildings from the Elkmont resort community offer campers a glimpse of life at Elkmont nearly a century ago.

    Nearby Attractions

    Gatlinburg, one of the Smokies' most famous tourist towns, is located about nine miles from Elkmont and offers organized rafting trips, museums, restaurants, galleries, an aquarium, skiing and more.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Loyston Point Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Loyston Point Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Loyston Point Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Loyston Point Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Loyston Point Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Loyston Point Campground

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    Loyston Point Campground

    18 Reviews
    50 Photos
    152 Saves
    Andersonville, Tennessee

    If you want to be surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in the Southeastern United States, plan a stay with at Loyston Point. TVA offers hundreds of campsites among its six dam reservoir campgrounds, available from mid-March to mid-November.

    All six campgrounds are now managed by Recreation Resource Management (RRM) under a concessionaire agreement with TVA. This has allowed an expansion of services that includes new campground stores, wireless access, an online reservation system and more.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Ridge State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Ridge State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Ridge State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Ridge State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Ridge State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Ridge State Park Campground

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    Big Ridge State Park Campground

    21 Reviews
    113 Photos
    103 Saves
    Maynardville, Tennessee
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $8 - $100 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Frozen Head State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Frozen Head State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Frozen Head State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Frozen Head State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Frozen Head State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Frozen Head State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cades Cove Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cades Cove Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cades Cove Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cades Cove Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cades Cove Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cades Cove Campground

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    Cades Cove Campground

    93 Reviews
    529 Photos
    578 Saves
    Townsend, Tennessee
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $25 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Anchor Down RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Anchor Down RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Anchor Down RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Anchor Down RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Anchor Down RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Anchor Down RV Resort

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    Anchor Down RV Resort

    44 Reviews
    160 Photos
    427 Saves
    Sevierville, Tennessee

    Anchor Down Campground has 170 sites and is on Douglas Lake in Dandridge, TN, with views of The Great Smoky Mountains.

    Many amenities with some standouts being a basketball court, cable tv hookup, golf cart rental, playground, and a pool with a waterslide.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $49 - $139 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Melton Hill Dam Campground — Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
    Camper-submitted photo from Melton Hill Dam Campground — Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
    Camper-submitted photo from Melton Hill Dam Campground — Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
    Camper-submitted photo from Melton Hill Dam Campground — Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
    Camper-submitted photo from Melton Hill Dam Campground — Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
    Camper-submitted photo from Melton Hill Dam Campground — Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
    Camper-submitted photo from Volunteer Park Family Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Volunteer Park Family Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Volunteer Park Family Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Volunteer Park Family Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Volunteer Park Family Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Volunteer Park Family Campground

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    Volunteer Park Family Campground

    13 Reviews
    24 Photos
    28 Saves
    Heiskell, Tennessee

    We are a family campground & RV park located just outside of Knoxville, TN. Our campground is open year-round. Among the tranquil woods, you will enjoy all of our campground amenities, such as a swimming pool, playground, and clubhouse.

    We are just a short drive away from Knoxville, TN and other area attractions. When you camp at Volunteer Park Family Campground, your family is our family. Our Knoxville campground is kept clean, and the showers, pool, and laundry are regularly attended to. Our campsites are shady and quiet and can accommodate everything from tents, pop-ups to large “Big Rig” RVs. So come on over and enjoy the natural beauty of our home in East Tennessee!

    Book a campsite today!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $30 - $65 / night

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