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Backbone Rock Recreation Area Pavilions and Campground

4 Reviews

About This Campground

The campground has 10 single campsites, including two double sites within Backbone Rock Campground. The campground has flush toilets. Each site contains a table, fire ring and lantern holder.

The pavilions at Backbone Rock Recreation Area are popular locations for family reunions, weddings and…

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group


For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Max Length: 28 ft.


  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite


4 Reviews of Backbone Rock Recreation Area Pavilions and Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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Shari  G.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2021

Easy Access, Close to Town

Just across the Virginia state line, this national forest offers multiple dispersed camping areas along Beaver Dam Creek. Opportunities for hiking, cycling, fishing, and paddling are abundant. Most of campsites are large, very shaded, along a beautiful treelined road, and surrounded by…

  • Spacious sites with fire ring.
  • No wifi, but what a view!
  • Someone had put straw down to keep the mud down...thankful cause it was MUD season!
SiteDispersed sites
Month of VisitMay
Shelly S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2020

Excellent Primitive Camping

Stayed here with a group and had an awesome time. So many hiking trails in this area, the river, then there’s “The Snake” US 421 motorcycle route and the Virginia Creeper hike/bike trail nearby. Basic campground, picnic tables, huge fire rings and a pit toilet. The river runs the back of the…

  • Fireside
  • Route 421
  • Information
Rebekah G.
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2020

We will definitely be back!

I read about multiple sites before choosing this one and I’m so glad we decided to come here. Beaver Dam Creek runs behind the campsite and is absolutely gorgeous with clear water, fish, and beautiful rhododendrons and trees that keep the area shaded. The spots are a good size with a fire pit,…


Backbone Rock Recreation Area Pavilions and Campground is located in Tennessee


Highway TN 133 north from Highway 91. The campsite is on Highway 133, just north of Backbone Rock.


36.59388805 N
81.81500027 W

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