Dennis Cove Campground is a secluded campground along Laurel Fork Creek at an elevation of 2,650 feet in Carter County. This remote developed campground is popular with those seeking a rustic experience. The altitude, creek side location and lush forest surroundings make Dennis Cove particularly desirable during hot summer months. With 15 campsites, Dennis Cove is a great option for a group to reserve the whole campground for retreats and other events. Dennis Cove Campground is currently closed for the season.
Along with camping, Laurel Fork Creek is stocked with rainbow trout below the campground. Above the campground, the creek and its tributaries are managed as wild trout streams for brown, rainbow and brook trout. Laurel Fork Trail (#39) follows the creek upstream for 8.0 miles with twenty-six stream crossings. The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is accessed via the nearby Coon Den Falls Trail (# 37).
There are 15 single campsites, including two double sites within Dennis Cove Campground. The campground has flush toilets. Each site contains a table, fire ring and lantern holder.
Dennis Cove Campground is located along the beautiful Laurel Fork Creek nestled in the mountains of the Southern Appalachians.
Trailheads for Coon Den Falls Trail (#37) and the Appalachian National Scenic Trail (#1) are approximately a half mile west of the campground on Dennis Cove Rd. Watauga Lake is approximately 25 minutes away.
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Really nice, small campground situated near several trails.
Very pretty sight with a lot of nice hiking trails all around. Fairly close to the Appalachian Trail. There is also a stop-n-go near the road coming into the site.
Some sites are a little close together but still provide you with privacy. The bathroom (I think there is just one) is clean. The sites are clean! Lots of exploring around and the short hike is great for kids🙌🏻
What I like about this campground is that it’s small, remote, close to some amazing trails, and it’s just quaint and beautiful. It’s really for tent camping only. I like that it feels more like camping in the back country but yet it is still a campground. But it is small. There is a small bathroom but no showers. There is running water. So it just depends on what you are looking for. I felt safe with rangers coming through every few hours. It was quiet with mostly families. And because it’s up in the mountains it stayed nice and cool even in the summer. Fun creek nearby and some of the best and prettiest trails around.
Small campground but it's quiet and shady. Great spot for a laid back trip.