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Places to Camp near Spencer, TN

Spencer, TN is a great camping destination for adventurers of all types. Aside from great camping spots, you'll find hiking and many more outdoor experiences. Thinking of traveling with kids? You're in luck—Spencer is surrounded by family-friendly activities. At The Dyrt, campers like you share their favorite spots, plus tips and photos. No matter where you're headed in Spencer, you'll find the best spot for you and your camping crew.

Best Camping Sites Near Spencer, TN (148)

    Camper-submitted photo from Fall Creek Falls State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Fall Creek Falls State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Fall Creek Falls State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Fall Creek Falls State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Fall Creek Falls State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Fall Creek Falls State Park Campground

    1.

    Fall Creek Falls State Park Campground

    143 Reviews
    623 Photos
    895 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.

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

    $8 - $32 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Rock Island State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Rock Island State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Rock Island State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Rock Island State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Rock Island State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Rock Island State Park Campground

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    Rock Island State Park Campground

    47 Reviews
    265 Photos
    338 Saves
    Rock Island, Tennessee

    This recreation area is part of Center Hill Lake

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

    3.

    Edgar Evins State Park Campground

    56 Reviews
    214 Photos
    239 Saves
    Lancaster, Tennessee

    This recreation area is part of Center Hill Lake

    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Cabins
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    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
    Camper-submitted photo from Cumberland Mountain State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cumberland Mountain State Park Campground
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    Hammock Sway

    10 Reviews
    42 Photos
    161 Saves
    Beersheba Springs, Tennessee

    Welcome to Hammock’Sway camping retreat. Pet friendly Off Grid camping in Tennessee. where a combination of privacy and nature allow you to escape the world or even find yourself. The perfect location for Off Grid camping up in the mountains and under the stars of Middle Tennessee. Hammock Sway offers 40 acres of primitive camping along the Rocky River. 

    Close to Fall Creek Falls, Cumberland Caverns and Rock Island State park. As well as Isha yoga center down the road. Lots of adventures await all around Hammock'Sway. 

    Tent camping, hammock camping, car camping, camper or RV. All camping styles are welcome.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $25 - $89 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Harrison Bay State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Harrison Bay State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Harrison Bay State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Harrison Bay State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Harrison Bay State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Harrison Bay State Park Campground

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    Harrison Bay State Park Campground

    54 Reviews
    179 Photos
    278 Saves
    Harrison, Tennessee
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $22 - $28 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Floating Mill - Center Hill Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Floating Mill - Center Hill Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Floating Mill - Center Hill Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Floating Mill - Center Hill Lake
    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
    12 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.

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

    $50 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Ragland Bottom
    Camper-submitted photo from Ragland Bottom
    Camper-submitted photo from Ragland Bottom
    Camper-submitted photo from Ragland Bottom
    Camper-submitted photo from Ragland Bottom
    Camper-submitted photo from Ragland Bottom

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    Ragland Bottom

    12 Reviews
    69 Photos
    78 Saves
    Smithville, Tennessee

    Overview

    Ragland Bottom Campground 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 Red Post Trail is a short, but steep, two-mile trail that loops above the campground. Hikers who brave the moderately difficult climb are rewarded with beautiful overlooks of the lake and nearby Sligo Bridge and Marina.

    Facilities

    This waterfront campground offers 40 sites with water and electric hookups, as well as 16 primitive tent sites. A large group day-use picnic area is available as well, with water and 15-amp electric hookups. Amenities like flush toilets, showers and drinking water are provided, creating a comfortable camping experience for guests. A boat ramp, volleyball court, basketball goal, playground and hiking trail are all conveniently located within the campground. The adjacent day-use area has a group picnic shelter, boat ramp, and swimming beach.

    Natural Features

    Center Hill Lake is surrounded by lush mixed hardwood forests in the hilly Highland Rim region. Beautiful dogwoods bloom in the campground in springtime. Whitetail deer, wild turkey, squirrels and rabbits roam the wooded hills around the lake.

    Nearby Attractions

    Burgess Falls State Park is a 25-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.

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

    $50 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Virgin Falls State Natural Area - Primitive
    Camper-submitted photo from Virgin Falls State Natural Area - Primitive
    Camper-submitted photo from Virgin Falls State Natural Area - Primitive
    Camper-submitted photo from Virgin Falls State Natural Area - Primitive
    Camper-submitted photo from Virgin Falls State Natural Area - Primitive
    Camper-submitted photo from Virgin Falls State Natural Area - Primitive

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    Virgin Falls State Natural Area - Primitive

    7 Reviews
    40 Photos
    78 Saves
    Pleasant Hill, Tennessee
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash

    $10 - $35 / night

    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

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    Foster Falls Campground — South Cumberland State Park

    31 Reviews
    126 Photos
    269 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

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