BURN BAN EFFECTIVE NOV 14 – DEC 15
Governor Haslam has issued a burn ban that prohibits campfires and burning of brush, vegetation, trash and building materials. In addition to the Governor’s ban on campfires, Tennessee State Parks are prohibiting the use of grills at the affected parks. For full details of the Governor's order and a list of affected counties and parks, click here.
BURN BAN effective immediately: Campfires at all Frozen Head campsites – backcountry sites and in the Flat Fork Primitive Camping Area are banned due to the extremely dry weather.
Rates: $13.50 — $23 Taxes and fees are not included. Rates subject to change. $5 reservation fee per site is non-refundable.
Big Cove Camping Area
Twenty rustic campsites are scattered throughout the Big Cove Camping area. Visitors will find a modern bathhouse that provides hot showers. A centrally located water faucet is provided for drinking water and a sink basin behind the bathhouse is provided for dish washing. Each campsite is equipped with a parking slip, picnic table, grill, lantern hanger and fire ring. Electricity, water hookups and dump stations are not available at Frozen Head.
Two group sites, #5 & #18, with a capacity of 15 to 20 people are available in the Big Cove Campground and may be reserved on-line or by calling the park office up to a year in advance. The Big Cove Campground is open from March 15th to November 1st.
Primitive Camping Area
Eight primitive group campsites are located in the Flat Fork Primitive Group Site Area located on Flat Fork Rd. Each of these sites holds up to 15 people, and are on a first-come first-serve basis.
Backcountry Camping - Online Reservations Coming March 2017
Ten backcountry campsites are located on the 50+ miles of trails. Beginning March 15, 2017, reservations will be required for ALL backcountry camping. Reservations will be made online at www.tnstateparks.com/parks/about/frozen-head, or by calling the office at 423-346-3318. We will keep you posted when the reservation site is ready for use.
Firewood is not regularly provided but campers may gather any dead wood found on the ground. Cutting trees is prohibited. Firewood from the states of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan is quarantined due to an insect infestation. Please help protect park forests and do not bring firewood from those states. Also according to the Department of Forestry, Morgan County cannot accept any surrounding counties’ wood due to thousand cankers disease, fire ants, adelgid, and ash borer (as well as other pests). Please see below for information about the new state park firewood policy that went into effect June 1, 2016.
New Firewood Policy – Effective June 1, 2016
In order to protect our forests and trees from invasive insects and diseases, Tennessee State Parks asks that ALL campfires be made with heat-treated wood or downed wood collected inside the park, near the campsite. Please refrain from bringing untreated wood into the park.
Certified heat-treated wood is available to purchase from concessioners in many of the campgrounds as well as from vendors in the communities around the park. Certified heat-treated wood is clearly marked with a state/federal seal.
The Emerald Ash Borer and other invasive pests are a growing threat to the forests of Tennessee and the surrounding region. To learn more about the pests that threaten Tennessee and what you can do to help prevent the introduction and spread of invasive pests, visit www.protecttnforests.org.Reserve Now