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Places to Camp near Pennington Gap, VA

326 Reviews

Pennington Gap, VA is a great camping destination for adventurers of all types. Enjoy the scenic camping, fun activities, and sights and sounds of Pennington Gap. At The Dyrt, campers like you share their favorite spots, plus tips and photos. No matter where you're headed in Pennington Gap, you'll find the best spot for you and your camping crew.

Best Camping Sites Near Pennington Gap, VA (98)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from Natural Tunnel State Park

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    Natural Tunnel State Park

    19 Reviews
    120 Photos
    100 Saves
    Duffield, Virginia
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  2. Camper-submitted photo from Jessie Lea RV Park and Campground

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    Jessie Lea RV Park and Campground

    8 Reviews
    22 Photos
    31 Saves
    Big Stone Gap, Virginia
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  3. Camper-submitted photo from Warriors' Path State Park Main Campground — Warriors' Path State Park

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    Warriors' Path State Park Main Campground — Warriors' Path State Park

    25 Reviews
    54 Photos
    Kingsport, Tennessee

    The Main Campground campsites are equipped with water and electric hookups. All campsites also include a grill and fire ring. Restrooms and heated showers are available.

    For your convenience, you can purchase firewood at the camp store during your stay.

    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Picnic Table
  4. Camper-submitted photo from Kingdom Come State Park

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    Kingdom Come State Park

    6 Reviews
    22 Photos
    47 Saves
    Cumberland, Kentucky
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • Tents

    $14 / night

  5. Camper-submitted photo from Baileyton KOA Holiday

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    Baileyton KOA Holiday

    13 Reviews
    40 Photos
    26 Saves
    Ducktown, Tennessee

    Mountains and streams provide the quiet country backdrop for this 50-acre KOA, with quick and easy access from I-81. There's so much to enjoy here: Tee up a bucket of balls at the on-site driving range, swish a pan in the gem mining sluice, cast a line in one of the spring-fed ponds, stroll along wooded hiking trails or join in planned themed activities (seasonal). For your stay, choose from a variety of RV Sites, Tent Sites, Cabins and even a tiny house. Visit historic Greeneville (a half-hour south), home of President Andrew Johnson. Race enthusiasts will discover roaring good fun at the nearby Volunteer Speedway dirt track or at Bristol Motor Speedway (less than an hour away). It's an easy day trip to the theme rides, live music shows and family entertainment at Dollywood. Pool: April 1 - September 15. Max pull thru: 75 feet.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  6. Camper-submitted photo from Clinch River Family Campground

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    Clinch River Family Campground

    4 Reviews
    3 Photos
    17 Saves
    Duffield, Virginia
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
  7. Camper-submitted photo from Leeman Field Park

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    Leeman Field Park

    2 Reviews
    10 Photos
    7 Saves
    Pennington Gap, Virginia

    Currently, Leeman Field RV Park has 21 full service spaces available for rent with 15, 30 & 50 amp hookups. Additional spaces are available without electricity. Tent camping is available along the river.

    During regular season, daily admission is $5 per person. Concessions are available. Campground residents under 18 are admitted free.

    ​FOR CAMPGROUND RESERVATIONS CALL 276-298-5177

    Constructed in 1933, Leeman Field was the largest enclosed baseball field in the world for two and a half decades. The ball field encompassed 15 acres with a high board fence and sheltered hundreds of fans in a wooden grand stand.

    Facilities at the 33 acre park now include: swimming pool, picnic pavilions, playground, sports fields, horse show ring, amphitheater, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, volleyball pit, fairgrounds, and tractor pull. A walking track around Leeman will soon extends across the river and joins the Greenway along the river to a Riverbend shopping area.

    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents
  8. Camper-submitted photo from Lover's Leap Campground — Natural Tunnel State Park

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    Lover's Leap Campground — Natural Tunnel State Park

    3 Reviews
    17 Photos
    Duffield, Virginia

    Lover’s Leap Campground - 18 electric-water hookup sites

    Up to six persons are allowed per site. The only exception is for immediate family. Each site has a campfire-ring grill and an extended-top picnic table. Firewood and ice are sold at the campground host site.

    Two vehicles per campsite. There is additional parking by the bathhouse (an additional daily parking fee applies there).

    Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. through 6 a.m. Only overnight guests are allowed in the park after 10 p.m. Guests visiting campers should park by the bathhouse and must pay the daily parking fee.

    A volleyball net and horseshoe pits are in the campground area.

    EW - Electric and Water Hookup Sites (LL 01- LL 18). These sites are for tents, pop-ups and RVs up to 50 feet. Electrical service is 20, 30 and 50-amp. All are back-in sites and have a campfire-ring grill, picnic table, lantern post and utility table. Campsite 9 is accessible to the disabled and is near the bathhouse. The site is not reserved strictly for those with disabilities. Tents and all other recreational equipment should be set up within the campsite’s boundaries. The campground bathhouse has showers, restrooms and a laundry facility.

    Total campsites in the park of each type: EW: 34

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Picnic Table

    $35 / night

  9. Camper-submitted photo from Cove View Campground — Natural Tunnel State Park

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    Cove View Campground — Natural Tunnel State Park

    3 Reviews
    36 Photos
    Duffield, Virginia

    Cove View Campground - 16 electric-water hookup sites

    Up to six people per site. The only exception is for immediate families of no more than two adults over 18 and their minors, all of whom must be under 18. Each campsite has a campfire-ring grill and an extended-top picnic table. Firewood and ice are sold at the campground host site.

    Two vehicles per campsite. There is additional parking by the bathhouse (an additional daily parking fee applies there).

    Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. through 6 a.m. Only overnight guests are allowed in the park after 10 p.m. Guests visiting campers should park in the bathhouse parking area.

    EW - Electric and Water Hookup Sites (001 EW – 016 EW). Shaded and sunny sites are for tents, pop-ups and RVs up to 38 feet. Electrical service is 20 and 30-amp. All sites are gravel pull-through with a grassy area and have a campfire-ring grill and a picnic table. A bathhouse with hot showers is at the entrance of the campground loop.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $35 / night

  10. Camper-submitted photo from Wilderness Road State Park

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    Wilderness Road State Park

    11 Reviews
    37 Photos
    63 Saves
    Shawanee, Tennessee

    Overview

    Wilderness Road Campground is nestled in the lush forests of the Appalachian Mountains in Cumberland Gap National Historical Park , where Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia meet. You can access miles of forest and mountain trails directly from the campground.____ While in the park, drive up to the Pinnacle for a breathtaking view of the mountains or check out Civil War earthworks. Hike to the pale cliffs of White Rocks, the gaping mouth of Sand Cave, or the historic Hensley Settlement to see how mountain folk once lived. Stand in 3 states at the same time or immerse yourself in thousands of acres of proposed wilderness. Walk a path once traveled by the bison, Native American, longhunter, and pioneer. Stand in the narrow mountain gap where Daniel Boone stood and where thousands of people risked everything to reach and settle what would become America.____ Wilderness Road Campground includes 154 wooded sites open to tents, trailers, and RV campers. Electrical hookups (20-, 30-, or 50-amp) are available at 41 sites. Group sites are also available. The campground is open year-round, with limited campsites open during the winter season (mid-November to mid-March).__

    Recreation

    Over 85 miles of trails offer plenty of opportunities for Hiking and Backpacking adventures in the great outdoors. You can take an easy 1/4-mile stroll or go on a challenging 10-mile hike in the backcountry, the choice is yours. Several trails meander through over 14,000 acres of proposed wilderness.__ Backcountry Camping is allowed at 5 designated sites in the park with a permit. Experience the quiet beauty of the mountains and wilderness as you camp under the stars. Permits are free of charge and can be obtained at the park visitor center.__ Picnicking at one of several picnic areas in the park is a popular activity. Whether you are looking for a quiet lunch while enjoying nature or having a big family get-together in the great outdoors, we have limitless options. You can also reserve a picnic shelter for exclusive day use for a fee. Stop by the park visitor center to reserve a picnic shelter up to 3 months in advance.__ Horseback Riding is permitted on the 17-mile Ridge Trail, which extends from the Pinnacle to White Rocks.__ Guided Tours, Hikes, and Programs range from Pioneer and Civil War Living History demonstrations to guided tours of Gap Cave (formerly known as Cudjo's Cave), and from guided tours of the historic Hensley Settlement to Campfire Programs. Programs offered vary seasonally. Fees are charged for Gap Cave and Hensley Settlement tours. Stop by the park visitor center for program tickets and information.__

    Facilities

    Wilderness Road Campground is located about 3 miles from the park visitor center, off Highway 58 in Virginia. 154 woodland sites welcome tents, trailers, and RV campers. 41 sites with 20-,30-, and 50-amp electric hook-ups are available in loops B and C. Hot showers and potable water are located in the comfort stations. A dump station, for campground reservation holders only, is located near the entrance station. Sites are accessed through paved loop roads. Most sites require backing in with the exception of one pull-through site.__ Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Visitor Center is located on U.S. Highway 25E just south of Middlesboro, KY. Restroom facilities are located on the outside of the building. The visitor center is fully accessible with designated parking and an elevator. The park visitor center is open daily from 9:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. Eastern time. It is closed on December 25.__ America's National Parks Store offers books, souvenirs, games, postcards, and other items related to the park and its many stories. Your purchase from our national park stores helps to provide inspiring educational experiences to millions of park visitors each year.__ Daniel Boone Parking and Exhibit Area is located just off Highway 58 near the town of Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Wilderness Road Trailhead is located here. An outdoor pavilion features the sights and sounds of early travelers and pioneers. Restroom facilities are available here.

    Natural Features

    Cumberland Gap National Historical Park protects 24,000 acres of Appalachian Mountain habitat stretching across Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia. Walk the trails that Daniel Boone and thirty axemen blazed to open the first great gateway to the West. Plan your visit today and experience the natural, historical, and cultural beauty of the park. Cumberland Gap, carved out over aeons by wind and water, forms a V-shaped notch or gap in the formidable wall of the Appalachian Mountains. This natural low point made crossing over the mountains easier and less dangerous for bison and other animals, then later for Native Americans, and still later for European explorers and early pioneers. Stand right in the Gap where over 300,000 settlers crossed the mountains on their journey to the west.__ The cliffs of White Rocks rise 500 feet above the surrounding wooded slopes at the east end of the park. Anyone up for a challenging hike to the top of the mountain will be rewarded with a breath-taking, 360-degree view of the surrounding area.__ A natural scenic area in Kentucky, Sand Cave is a half-domed chamber that is 250 feet across in front (open). The floor slopes from back to front and is 1.25 acres of fine, colorful sand. Relax and enjoy nature in this magical, enormous natural feature. Skylight Cave lies at the end of a steep, 1.9-mile hike in Ewing, Virginia. Start out on Lewis Hollow Trail, from the picnic area near Wilderness Road Campground. Hike through lush rhododendrons and along a river until you reach the cave. Gap Cave was first found by European explorers in 1750, when Dr. Thomas Walker found and named it Gap Cave. Located in Lee County, Virginia, the cave is 18.5 miles long and accessible only by guided tour.__ East of the Gap, the Cumberland Mountain Range includes 15,470 acres of roadless habitat extending 15 miles along the Cumberland and Brush Mountains. The ridge of Cumberland Mountain forms the Kentucky-Virginia state line. Both Cumberland and Brush Mountains are exceedingly steep and rugged with high cliffs in many areas. Chimney Rock is a geological formation shaped like a pillar. Located at the Pinnacle Overlook, this unique rock formation could have taken 535 million years to form. Gap Creek is a small cascade of water flowing out of Gap Cave. This peaceful natural feature is a great spot for capturing pictures and videos. Yellow Creek runs along the park boundary behind New Bartlett Park and Old Barlett Park picnic shelters. Enjoy time playing in the creek, or simply listen to the flow of the water. More than 14,000 acres of the park are managed as Wilderness, where visitors can experience the backcountry and nature in the purest way.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (606) 248-2817.

    Nearby Attractions

    Nearby National Park Service Areas: Big South Fork National River & Recreational Area 90mi Andrew Johnson National Historic Site 80mi Great Smoky Mountains National Park 120mi Mammoth Cave National Park 225mi Other Local Attractions: Kentucky Coal Mining Museum (606) 848-1530, 45mi Abraham Lincoln Museum (423) 869- 6235, 3mi Pine Mountain State Resort Park (276) 445-3065, 10mi Wilderness Road State Park (276) 445-3065, 10mi Regional Tourism Information: Southern & Eastern KY Tourism Development Association__ Kentucky Appalachians__ Visit Eastern Kentucky__ Bell County (KY) Historical Society__ Bell County (KY) Tourism__ Tennessee Regions: Middle East__ Claiborne County (TN) Tourism__ Virginia Regions: Heart of Appalachia__ Visit Southwest Virginia__

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

    $24 / night


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