At first I was a little panicked that it was going to be a campground that jammed in too many people and we’d have no privacy. It was surprisingly quiet and we had plenty of space. We stayed in the tent spots along the river. It was quiet, we didn’t feel like anyone was on top of us, and the restrooms and general areas felt available.
The water levels are perfect for floating around and playing in the river. There’s even a little path you can take a tube up and float back down. They had a lily pad for general use and a little pond if you wanted something contained.
It’s a great little spot with good people running it. We’ll definitely be back!
Stayed at this place because we couldn’t find anywhere else to stay but we wanted to be on the river. We stay up in the “pines” with our truck camper. They had a 30 amp hookup up there for us. Camp host are awesome people everyone was super helpful. We explored the National Forest most of the time we were there. But use rafting was right there if you wanted to go rafting you could. We will definitely go back to stay. Oh and there is also a small bar Nextdoor at USA rafting.
This is a small quaint Campground just off of I-26 near Erwin Tennessee right on the nolichucky river and off of the beaten path. Restrooms were a little rundown with very little to do. Nice gravel pads that will not accommodate anything much longer than 35'. It looks like most sites are full time and run down. Note that this CG is not far from a nuclear fuel service plant which is also on the Nolichucky River. Closest services are in Erwin Tennessee.
We arrived with a reservation and there was no spot because someone decided to stay longer and someone unreserved showed up. It was just not unorganized and no one seemed to want to move from the spot so we could park our camper. It was a unique campground and after overhearing lots of talk due to the place we were parked we learned they try and over pack the park with people. It’s not your ordinary state park or US park. There is definitely a vibe I’ve never seen before. More of a hippy vibe. We were given a dvd a lady made of here visions. No dogs were on leashes and no one seemed to care. Just bizarre. The river was beautiful if you could see passed the tents. Bathrooms were clean enough but very small. This campground sits on a half gravel/half paved road that is mostly one way as far as width. If you’re hauling a huge camper it’s gonna make you sweat getting to the campground. You will question if your even on the right road because it turns to gravel and cuts under a train bridge. The office was under remodel so there was no “working office” or store. You has to knock on the guys trailer(not creepy at all). They parked our camper in front of his since our spot was given away so we had many people thinking we were the camp manager. Very annoying. There is also a rafting company with cabin rentals in the same area so there are quite a few random people moseying around. It is in a private area but is not private. I would not recommend this place unless you are and old hippy that wants to raft the rapids. If you want a quiet woodsy getaway this is not it. You are likely to have strangers sitting on your picnic table and making themselves at home at your site.
Awesome campground love coming here! It’s super peaceful and super beautiful! The campgrounds are well kept up and there is showers and bathrooms! The camp host are super helpful and super friendly! The campground provides tubes for floating down the river and also there is a rafting center right down the road! Great place for a weekend getaway!