Places to Camp near Rickman, TN

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Best Camping Sites Near Rickman, TN (120)

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    1.

    Fall Creek Falls State Park Campground

    143 Reviews
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    902 Saves
    Spencer, Tennessee

    Fall Creek Falls State Park is one of Tennessee’s largest and most visited state parks. The park encompasses more than 29,800 acres sprawled across the eastern top of the rugged Cumberland Plateau. Laced with cascades, gorges, waterfalls, streams and lush stands of virgin hardwood timber, the park beckons those who enjoy nature at her finest. Fall Creek Falls, at 256 feet, is one of the highest waterfalls in the eastern United States. Other waterfalls within the park include Piney Falls, Cane Creek Falls, and Cane Creek Cascades. The park is located in Bledsoe and Van Buren counties, 11 miles east of Spencer and 18 miles west of Pikeville. It may be entered from Highway 111 or Highway 30.

    In 1937, the federal government began purchasing the badly eroded land around Fall Creek Falls. The following year, the Works Progress Administration and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) began restoring the forest and constructing park facilities. A few years later in 1944, the National Park Service transferred ownership of the park to the State of Tennessee.

    Fall Creek Falls features 30 cabins, 222 campsites, and the 85-room Lodge Fall Creek Falls. Backcountry camping is also available with a permit.

    The park is home to a variety of activities suitable for visitors of all ages and abilities. Hikers can opt for short or long walks around the lake and to the base of Fall Creek Falls. There are two long-distance overnight trails for adventure-seeking visitors while the day-use trails are designed to accommodate recreational and educational activities for all ages. More than 56 miles of trails can be explored.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $8 - $32 / night

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    Camper-submitted photo from Edgar Evins State Park Campground
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    Edgar Evins State Park Campground

    56 Reviews
    214 Photos
    240 Saves
    Lancaster, Tennessee

    This recreation area is part of Center Hill Lake

    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Cabins
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
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    Old Mill Camp and General Store

    20 Reviews
    68 Photos
    128 Saves
    Bloomington Springs, Tennessee

    Welcome to Old Mill Camp and General Store, a charming spot nestled near Cookeville, TN. This place has a bit of everything to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. The campground is known for its spacious sites and friendly atmosphere. You’ll find electric and water hookups, showers, and even a sanitary dump station. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    One of the standout features here is the live music on Saturdays. It’s a great way to unwind and enjoy some local tunes. The general store is another highlight, offering everything from sandwiches and ice cream to firewood and camping essentials. It’s a convenient stop for anything you might need during your stay.

    The campground is right across the street from Cummins Falls State Park, which is famous for its stunning waterfalls and excellent hiking trails. It’s a quick drive, making it easy to spend a day exploring the park and then return to the comfort of your campsite.

    Visitors have mentioned the large, well-kept showers and the friendly owners who go out of their way to make your stay pleasant. The sites are generally spacious, though some tent sites can be a bit close together. If you’re in an RV, be aware that maneuvering larger rigs can be tricky in some spots.

    Overall, Old Mill Camp and General Store offers a great mix of convenience, comfort, and local charm. Whether you’re here for the live music, the proximity to Cummins Falls, or just a relaxing camping experience, you’re in for a treat.

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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Standing Stone State Park Campground

    20 Reviews
    137 Photos
    78 Saves
    Allons, Tennessee

    Welcome to Standing Stone State Park Campground! Nestled in the rolling hills and lush woodlands of Tennessee, this campground offers a peaceful retreat with plenty of activities to keep you entertained. Whether you're into fishing, hiking, or just relaxing by the campfire, there's something here for everyone.

    The campground is open all year and features a variety of accommodations, including tent sites, RV spots, and cozy cabins. You'll find amenities like electric hookups, drinking water, showers, and even a laundry room, which is a nice bonus for longer stays. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the adventure.

    One thing to keep in mind is the tricky entrance from the south. There's a narrow, one-lane stone bridge that can be a bit of a challenge for larger rigs. Most folks recommend using the northern entrance to avoid any headaches. Once you're in, though, you'll find spacious sites with picnic tables and fire pits, perfect for a relaxing evening under the stars.

    Visitors have raved about the park's cleanliness and the friendly staff. The restrooms are well-maintained, and the campground itself is quiet and serene. If you're into water activities, the park offers pedal boats and kayaks for rent, and there's a lovely lake for fishing and paddling. The playground and sandbox near the dam are great for kids, and there are plenty of hiking trails to explore.

    Cell service can be spotty, especially for Verizon users, but the park does offer Wi-Fi, though it can be hit or miss. It's a small price to pay for the tranquility and natural beauty you'll find here. So pack your gear, grab your family or friends, and come enjoy a stay at Standing Stone State Park Campground. You won't be disappointed!

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Rock Island State Park Campground

    47 Reviews
    265 Photos
    345 Saves
    Rock Island, Tennessee

    This recreation area is part of Center Hill Lake

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Spacious Skies Belle Ridge

    14 Reviews
    52 Photos
    60 Saves
    Monterey, Tennessee

    Spacious Skies Belle Ridge Campground is part RV park, part campground, part glamping retreat, and part expansive adventure property akin to a state park. We specialize in large open sites to easily accommodate large RVs and group camping. There are hiking trails going to two different ponds, and another going to a 100' water fall. If you love the outdoors, we're sure you'll love the Cumberland Plateau and all Spacious Skies Belle Ridge has to offer!

    Between Knoxville and Nashville and only 0.3 miles off of I40, we are an easy stop for anyone visiting Tennessee or driving through on the main highway. Easy in/easy out for those RVers that just need a place to rest!

    We are proud to announce our partnership with Black Folks Camp Too and are now the first “unity blaze certified” collection of private campgrounds!

    Being Unity Blaze Certified confirms that all 15 of our campgrounds and our team are committed to making sure all campers know “You are Invited and Welcomed” — the Unity Blaze motto. While Spacious Skies has always firmly held this belief, we wanted to go one step further in partnering with BFCT to make sure all campground staff completed the Unity Blaze training program.

    Please navigate to our website for up to date information regarding our amenities.

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

    $29 - $319 / night

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    Defeated Creek Campground

    28 Reviews
    85 Photos
    140 Saves
    Carthage, Tennessee

    Overview

    Defeated Creek Park Campground sits along the banks of Cordell Hull Lake on the Cumberland River System, just seven miles from Carthage, Tennessee. The lake was named after Cordell Hull, a politician that was born in the foothills of the Cumberland Mountains. Hull is best known for being the longest running secretary of state in American history, serving for 11 years. Click here for a virtual tour of the Cordell Hull Lake facilities.

    Recreation

    The 12,000-acre lake stretches 72 miles upstream and boasts 381 miles of shoreline, offering countless recreational activities for visitors. Anglers enjoy fishing for white bass, rockfish, largemouth bass, catfish, shad and crappie. Boating, sailing, water skiing and jet skiing are popular activities on the water, and boat ramps and a marina provide easy lake access. Miles of hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking trails surround the lake. The 6-mile Bearwaller Gap Trail has a trailhead within the campground. Other trails in the area include the Turkey Creek Nature Trail and Bear Wheels Trail.

    Facilities

    The 12,000-acre lake stretches 72 miles upstream and boasts 381 miles of shoreline, offering countless recreational activities for visitors. Anglers enjoy fishing for white bass, rockfish, largemouth bass, catfish, shad and crappie. Boating, sailing, water skiing and jet skiing are popular activities on the water, and boat ramps and a marina provide easy lake access. Miles of hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking trails surround the lake. The 6-mile Bearwaller Gap Trail has a trailhead within the campground. Other trails in the area include the Turkey Creek Nature Trail and Bear Wheels Trail.

    Natural Features

    Cordell Hull Lake is situated among rolling hills covered in a mix of shady maple, hickory, oak, beech and chestnut trees. Summer temperatures range from the 60s to the 90s. Wildlife is abundant around the lake. Whitetail deer, wild turkey, quail, squirrels, rabbits and a wide variety of waterfowl are commonly seen throughout the area.

    Nearby Attractions

    The historic town of Granville, Tennessee, is 25 miles from the campground. Visitors enjoy celebrating the town's Heritage Day annually in May. Events include the Uncle Jimmy Thompson Bluegrass Festival, antique car and tractor shows and Civil War living history presentations.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $25 / night

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    Cumberland Mountain State Park Campground

    30 Reviews
    134 Photos
    138 Saves
    Crossville, Tennessee

    Welcome to Cumberland Mountain State Park Campground, nestled near Crossville, TN. This place is a gem for anyone looking to escape into nature while still enjoying some creature comforts. Open all year round, it offers a variety of accommodations including tent sites, RV spots, cabins, glamping options, and even yurts.

    One of the standout features here is the pet-friendly environment. Many visitors have brought their furry friends along and found the campground to be very accommodating. The RV spots are particularly spacious, providing plenty of privacy and room for larger setups. If you're like Tori P., who camped with an 8-person tent and two dogs, you'll appreciate the ample space and the friendly atmosphere.

    The amenities here are top-notch. The bathhouses are frequently praised for their cleanliness and modern facilities—think gym-quality bathrooms with hot showers. There's also a market on-site for any last-minute supplies, and a restaurant if you don't feel like cooking over the campfire. Speaking of campfires, yes, fires are allowed, and you can even buy firewood on-site.

    For activities, the park doesn't disappoint. There are fantastic hiking and biking trails, and the park's natural beauty, including waterfalls and mature trees, makes for a picturesque setting. If you're into water activities, there's kayaking and fishing to keep you entertained. And for those who enjoy a bit of history, the nearby Homestead Museum offers a fascinating glimpse into the past.

    Whether you're here for a weekend getaway or a longer stay, Cumberland Mountain State Park Campground has something for everyone. It's a place where you can truly unwind and enjoy the great outdoors.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Floating Mill - Center Hill Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Floating Mill - Center Hill Lake
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    Floating Mill - Center Hill Lake

    19 Reviews
    28 Photos
    13 Saves
    Silver Point, Tennessee

    Overview

    Floating Mill Park is located on the shores of the scenic Center Hill Lake on central Tennessee's Highland Rim. The lake stretches 64 miles up the Caney Fork River, where visitors come to enjoy boating, fishing and water sports. The 415 miles of forested shoreline provide excellent hiking, hunting and camping opportunities.

    Recreation

    Boating, waterskiing, canoeing and fishing are popular activities on the water. Anglers will find bream, walleye, smallmouth bass, crappie, catfish and white bass. Below the dam, the Caney Fork River is one of the most productive trout fisheries in the state. Nine miles of hiking trails meander around the lake. The Lost Springs Trail loops for two miles above the campground and Hurricane Marina.

    Facilities

    Boating, waterskiing, canoeing and fishing are popular activities on the water. Anglers will find bream, walleye, smallmouth bass, crappie, catfish and white bass. Below the dam, the Caney Fork River is one of the most productive trout fisheries in the state. Nine miles of hiking trails meander around the lake. The Lost Springs Trail loops for two miles above the campground and Hurricane Marina.

    Natural Features

    Center Hill Lake is surrounded by lush mixed hardwood forests in the hilly Highland Rim region. Whitetail deer, wild turkey, squirrels and rabbits roam the wooded hills around the lake. Floating Mill Park is surrounded by the lake on three sides, providing sweeping waterfront views.

    Nearby Attractions

    Edgar Evins State Park, about 25 minutes from Floating Mill, sits on the shores of the lake. An observation tower at the Visitor Center offers a spectacular view of Center Hill Lake and the surrounding hillsides. Burgess Falls State Park is a 35-minute drive from the campground. Here, the Falling Water River drops approximately 250 feet, creating numerous breathtaking waterfalls. Hiking trails and overlooks help visitors enjoy the scenery. The large Native Butterfly Garden is a popular attraction within the park.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $50 / night

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    Davy Crockett Campground

    14 Reviews
    43 Photos
    24 Saves
    Pleasant Hill, Tennessee

    Welcome to Davy Crockett Campground, nestled near Crossville, TN. This spot is a solid choice for anyone looking to enjoy a mix of nature and convenience. The campground offers a variety of accommodations, including tent sites, RV spots, and cabins, making it a versatile destination for different camping preferences.

    One of the standout features here is the friendly and accommodating staff. Visitors have consistently praised the cleanliness of the bathrooms and the availability of hot showers, which can be a real treat after a day of outdoor activities. The campground also boasts a well-maintained pool and a hot tub, perfect for unwinding.

    For families, there's plenty to keep the kids entertained. The playground, basketball court, and corn hole boards are popular among younger campers. There's also a small store on-site with reasonable prices, so you can grab any essentials you might have forgotten.

    Nature lovers will appreciate the beautiful grounds and the opportunity for some peaceful forest hikes. There's a lovely trail that runs along the river, offering a serene escape into nature. If you're into fishing, there's a pond on-site where you can try your luck.

    Pets are welcome here, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. Just be mindful of the rules and keep an eye on them.

    Overall, Davy Crockett Campground offers a pleasant mix of amenities and natural beauty, making it a great spot for a relaxing getaway. Whether you're here for a quick stopover or an extended stay, you'll find plenty to enjoy.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Rickman, TN?

According to TheDyrt.com, Rickman, TN offers a wide range of camping options, with 120 campgrounds and RV parks near Rickman, TN and 4 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Rickman, TN?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Rickman, TN is Fall Creek Falls State Park Campground with a 4.6-star rating from 143 reviews.

Where can I find free dispersed camping near Rickman, TN?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 4 free dispersed camping spots near Rickman, TN.

What parks are near Rickman, TN?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 24 parks near Rickman, TN that allow camping, notably Dale Hollow Lake and Stillhouse Hollow Lake.