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Places to Camp near Rugby, TN

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Best Camping Sites Near Rugby, TN (172)

    Camper-submitted photo from Bandy Creek Campground — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Bandy Creek Campground — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Bandy Creek Campground — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Bandy Creek Campground — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Bandy Creek Campground — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Bandy Creek Campground — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

    1.

    Bandy Creek Campground — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

    40 Reviews
    129 Photos
    82 Saves
    Rugby, Tennessee

    Overview

    Bandy Creek is a spacious and modern campground, situated in The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area--a vast and scenic expanse of land that offers visitors countless recreational activities.

    Recreation

    Numerous trails snake through the Recreation Area, offering mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding for visitors. A swimming pool, along with on-site volleyball court, playgrounds and ball fields, make Bandy Creek an ideal spot for families. The main river of the Big South Fork is also a short drive away, offering fishing opportunities.

    Facilities

    Numerous trails snake through the Recreation Area, offering mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding for visitors. A swimming pool, along with on-site volleyball court, playgrounds and ball fields, make Bandy Creek an ideal spot for families. The main river of the Big South Fork is also a short drive away, offering fishing opportunities.

    Natural Features

    The Big South Fork is located in north central Tennessee and southeastern Kentucky in some of the most rugged terrain of the Cumberland Plateau. The park encompasses approximately 125,000 acres including rocky gorges and forested plateaus. Numerous pristine streams unite with the free-flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River. Over thousands of years, ceaselessly moving water has carved the sandstone of the plateau into impressive cliffs, arches and chimneys, which are found throughout the park.

    Nearby Attractions

    Located just under 20 miles from Bandy Creek is the Blue Heron Mine, also known as Mine 18, a historic abandoned mining town that has been rebuilt as an outdoor museum. Visitors can hear audio presentations from actual people who lived in the community in the 1950s.

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

    $140 / 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
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    Camper-submitted photo from Pickett CCC Memorial State Park Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Pickett CCC Memorial State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pickett CCC Memorial State Park Campground

    3.

    Pickett CCC Memorial State Park Campground

    16 Reviews
    224 Photos
    101 Saves
    Pall Mall, Tennessee
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $23 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Heron Campground — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Heron Campground — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Heron Campground — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Heron Campground — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Heron Campground — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Heron Campground — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

    4.

    Blue Heron Campground — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

    22 Reviews
    130 Photos
    31 Saves
    Stearns, Kentucky

    Overview

    Blue Heron Campground is a rustic and spacious campground, situated on the Kentucky side of The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area--a vast and scenic expanse of land that offers visitors countless recreational activities.

    Recreation

    Numerous trails snake through the Recreation Area, offering mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding for visitors. The main river of the Big South Fork is also a short drive away, offering fishing opportunities.

    Facilities

    Numerous trails snake through the Recreation Area, offering mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding for visitors. The main river of the Big South Fork is also a short drive away, offering fishing opportunities.

    Natural Features

    The Big South Fork is located in north central Tennessee and southeastern Kentucky in some of the most rugged terrain of the Cumberland Plateau. The park encompasses approximately 125,000 acres of both rocky gorges and forested plateaus. Numerous pristine streams unite with the free-flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River. Over thousands of years, this ceaselessly moving water has carved the sandstone of the plateau into impressive cliffs, arches and chimneys that are found throughout the park.

    Nearby Attractions

    Just a few miles from the campground is Blue Heron Mine, also known as Mine 18, a historic abandoned mining town that has been rebuilt as an outdoor museum. Visitors can hear audio presentations from actual people who lived in the community in the 1950s. The Big South Fork Scenic Railway Depot is located about 9 miles away in the town of Stearns, which offers train rides and other educational opportunities for campers. More information can be found online at https://bsfsry.com. Additional attractions include the Daniel Boone National Forest and Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, offering additional recreation opportunities.

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

    $35 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cove Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cove Lake State Park Campground
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    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

    6.

    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 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

    7.

    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 Cumberland Mountain State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cumberland Mountain State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cumberland Mountain State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cumberland Mountain State Park Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Rock Creek Campground — Obed Wild and Scenic River
    Camper-submitted photo from Rock Creek Campground — Obed Wild and Scenic River
    Camper-submitted photo from Rock Creek Campground — Obed Wild and Scenic River
    Camper-submitted photo from Rock Creek Campground — Obed Wild and Scenic River
    Camper-submitted photo from Rock Creek Campground — Obed Wild and Scenic River
    Camper-submitted photo from Rock Creek Campground — Obed Wild and Scenic River

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    Rock Creek Campground — Obed Wild and Scenic River

    12 Reviews
    70 Photos
    81 Saves
    Lancing, Tennessee

    Overview

    Rock Creek Campground is located near the Emory River in the Obed Wild and Scenic River.

    Recreation

    Whitewater paddling is available seasonally in the Obed WSR. Rock climbing is another challenging activity, as is boulder climbing. The Obed WSR sports several unique trails for hikers, most notably the Point Trail and a portion of the Cumberland Trail. Those who like to fish will enjoy the Obed WSR, as a variety of bass, bluegill, catfish and other fish populate the river. Birdwatching is also a fun activity, particularly during the migratory seasons.

    Facilities

    Rock Creek Campground has 11 campsites. Each site has a picnic table, food storage locker, fire ring with grill, lantern hook and paved parking. A vault toilet is also centrally located in the campground.

    Natural Features

    The Obed River winds through the Cumberland Plateau offering a variety of recreational activities for everyone.

    Nearby Attractions

    Just a few miles from the park is Frozen Head State Park which encompasses more than 24,000 acres of forest with mountainous terrain at an elevation from 1,340 feet to over 3,000 feet. Catoosa Wildlife Management Area is an 82,000 acre preserve with a focus on hunting and fishing but offering a wealth of other recreational activities as well. Lone Mountain State Forest is 3,600 acres and has 15 miles of trails for hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders.

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

    $15 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Great Meadows
    Camper-submitted photo from Great Meadows
    Camper-submitted photo from Great Meadows
    Camper-submitted photo from Great Meadows
    Camper-submitted photo from Great Meadows
    Camper-submitted photo from Great Meadows

    10.

    Great Meadows

    7 Reviews
    8 Photos
    22 Saves
    Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Kentucky

    The Great Meadows Campground, located on Stearns District of the Daniel Boone National Forest, is developed on both sides of the road. Deer Loop is on the right; Raccoon Loop is on the left. Deer Loop is open year round; but the water is shut off during the winter season. Raccoon Loop is April 1 - November 15. Make this page look nicer by submitting photos of your visit to Great Meadows Campground. Learn more... View Great Meadows Guide and Map Rock Creek, a designated Kentucky Wild River, runs along the Raccoon Loop. Rock Creek is stocked with rainbow trout March - June and September - December.. Campsite availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. Trails nearby: Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail - Section 37 and Section 38; Mark Branch Trail # 635 and Gobblers Arch Trail # 636.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents
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