We absolutely loved Skidaway Island State Park. The campsites are spacious, bathhouses clean, and the trails are kept very manicured. It’s a small state park but the perfect size to tuck away for a week. There’s also a Publix that’s easily in bike riding distance just outside the gate of the park to pick up groceries.
We’ve been tent camping for years and try to find places somewhat close to home because we bring our bulldogs with us. This campground is absolutely one of our favorites.
It is relatively small, but the bathhouses are super clean, and the staff are amazing. I’m hesitant to let our secret out, but we just bought a camper so we won’t be using this campsite anymore. Campsite 78 is the best! One of the scout troops built a platform there years ago, and its perfect to pitch your tent off the ground. In addition, the site is in the back corner, so it’s private and huge! We’ve camped there for their big Halloween shindig for the past three years.
I hope someone else will enjoy it as much as we have!
After many recommendations, we were finally able to book a site at the Fairview (Devil’s Step) Campground at Tim’s Ford State Park. Although half of the campground was literally under water after some heavy rain, we were able to tread some 3ft deep waters to reach our site. Initially, we were frustrated because we were not informed of the conditions before arriving. We also tried to contact the park ranger, and we had no luck. Thankfully, some fellow campers helped us through the waters and we made it safely to our site.
Despite all the trouble, we will definitely be back. The location is incredible. We stayed at site 29, and we had plenty of room for our 28ft trailer. The lake views are beautiful. There was a bass fishing tournament this weekend, and the noise of the boats didn’t even bother us. We enjoyed seeing all the excitement!
Give this place a try! Site 41 has the most incredible views but is already booked until next spring. Please leave 29 open for us and our bullies!
We booked our first few nights in our new travel trailer at spot A7. Being new RV owners, we were super excited to get out and learn the ropes. We have been tent camping at TN state parks for years and absolutely love the amenities that the state parks provide.
Harrison Bay is nice, but we probably won’t be back. There are four different loops (A-D), but most, if not all, sites are tightly packed. Luckily, we didn’t have neighbors directly next to us, but it would not have provided much space for our canopy and leashed dogs to walk if we did.
The waterfront sites seem to be nice, but you have to drive up a large hill and around a tight curve to get to them. Honestly, I’m not sure how anything over 25-ish foot would easily and comfortably park. We actually witnessed someone put the front of their 5th wheel into the back cab of their truck while trying to take a tight turn. 🤢
All in all, it’s nice for a quick getaway, and the park staff is very friendly. We didn’t use any of the amenities (restroom facilities, playgrounds, etc) so I cannot comment on them.
We will probably stick with other parks.