Eight of the Best RV Campgrounds at Tennessee State Parks

December 3, 2021  |  Permalink

RV at campsite in front of lake during sunset

If you're an RV camper looking for spacious sites with full hookups in Tennessee, this is the blog for you. We're listing off eight of the best campgrounds for RVs at Tennessee State Parks. We'll cover location, park offerings, nearby attractions, and what amenities you can look forward to. Let's dive in!

Tims Ford State Park

Images of RVs in campsites next to a lake at Tims Ford State Park

Location:

Middle, TN (Winchester, TN) – 1.5 hours southwest of Chattanooga and southeast of Nashville.

Tims Ford sits on one of the most picturesque lakes in Tennessee and is regarded as one of the top bass fishing and recreational lakes in the Southeast. There are eight public boat ramps, two marinas, over 20 miles of hiking and biking trails, and a Bear Trace 18-hole golf course. The campsites are spacious and some sit right on the lake.

Nearby Attractions:

  • Old Stone Fort State Park - 35 minutes northeast
  • South Cumberland State Park - 50 minutes east
  • Jack Daniels Distillery Tours - 20 minutes northwest

Full Hookups:

  • Main Campground Sites 1–4
  • Fairview Campground Sites 1–18, 24, 59, 60, 63–71 (This campground is located eight miles away from the main park.)
    Note: The Fairview Campground has larger sites than the Main Campground.

Amenities:

  • Lakefront sites
  • Wifi
  • Camp store
  • Two bathhouses (Main Campground), One bathhouse (Fairview Campground)
  • Playground in the campground (Main Campground only)
  • Dump station

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Natchez Trace State Park

Images of RVs at campsites near a lake during summer at sunset inside Natchez Trace State Park

Location:

West, TN (Wildersville, TN) – 35 minutes northeast of Jackson, TN. 1 hour and 45 minutes from Clarksville, TN.

Natchez Trace is a quiet park that feels like a true wilderness escape. The Pin Oak Campground offers 77 level gravel sites with full hookups that can accommodate RVs up to 80 feet in length. Sites on the outer edge of the campground have gorgeous views of Pin Oak Lake. The park offers over 40 miles of hiking trails, fishing, swimming, boating, paddling, a firing range, and much more.

Nearby Attractions:

  • Restaurants and shops in downtown Lexington - 10 minutes southwest
  • Mousetail Landing State Park - 35 minutes southeast
  • Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Park - 50 minutes southwest

Full Hookups:

  • Pin Oak Campground Sites 1–77

Amenities:

  • Lakefront sites
  • Camp store (seasonal)
  • Playground and picnic shelter in the campground
  • Boat Dock at the campground
  • Laundry
  • Lodge with wifi and restaurant

Note: Reception is limited in the campground. Wifi is available at the Lodge.

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Montgomery Bell State Park

Images of cars and RVs parked at campsites in the woods during summer at Montgomery Bell State Park

Location:

Middle, TN (Burns, TN) – 40 minutes west of Nashville. 50 minutes south of Clarksville, TN.

Montgomery Bell is a beautiful park just outside the hustle and bustle of Nashville. The campsites run alongside a peaceful stream and watchable wildlife is abundant in the surrounding woods. The campground offers 40 level gravel sites with full hookups. The park offers three lakes, paddling, fishing, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, dining at the Lodge, and an 18-hole golf course.

Nearby Attractions:

  • Downtown Nashville - 40 minutes east
  • Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park - 40 minutes east (in Nashville)
  • Harpeth River State Park - 20 minutes northeast
  • Radnor Lake State Park - 50 minutes east

Full Hookups:

  • Sites 33–50 and 100–121 in the Main Campground

Amenities:

  • Wifi
  • Three bathhouses
  • Camp store (seasonal)
  • Laundry (seasonal)
  • Two dump stations
  • Playground very close to the campground
  • Lodge with restaurant and gift shop

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Indian Mountain State Park

Image of a campground far away past a lake with a mountain in the distance

Location:

East, TN (Jellico, TN) – 1 hour northwest of Knoxville. 2 hours south of Lexington, KY.

Indian Mountain State Park makes a great home base for exploring multiple parks in East Tennessee. The ​​203-acre park offers fishing, paddling, and hiking. The campground offers 47 level asphalt pad sites with full hookups.

Nearby Attractions:

  • Cove Lake State Park - 30 minutes south
  • Norris Dam State Park - 45 minutes south
  • Big Ridge State Park - 60 minutes southeast
  • Frozen Head State Park - 1.5 hours southwest

Full Hookups:

  • Sites 3–49 in the main campground

Amenities:

  • 1 bathhouse (closed November 1 - March 31)
  • Camp store (seasonal)
  • Playground located close to the campground
  • Dump station

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Fall Creek Falls State Park

Images of scenic areas at Fall Creek Falls State Park and images of RVs inside a campground during fall

Location:

Middle, TN (Spencer, TN) – 1 hour south of Cookeville. 1 hour 10 minutes north of Chattanooga.

Fall Creek Falls is home to one of the tallest waterfalls east of the Mississippi. The 250-foot plunge draws visitors from all over the country every year. In addition to the spectacular Fall Creek Falls, multiple other waterfalls can be viewed at the park, as well as cascades and sweeping overlooks. The park also offers an iconic swinging bridge, an 18-hole golf course, fishing, boating, paddling, swimming, rock climbing, and a canopy challenge course. A new Lodge is opening soon that will offer a restaurant and lounge. The campground is made of five areas, three of which offer sites with full hookups. 

Nearby Attractions:

  • Cove Lake State Park - 30 minutes south
  • Norris Dam State Park - 45 minutes south
  • Big Ridge State Park - 60 minutes southeast
  • Frozen Head State Park - 1.5 hours southwest

Full Hookups:

  • 92 sites across areas A, B, and D

Amenities:

  • Wifi
  • Gift shop in the Nature Center and Visitor Center. Boat Dock gift shop is seasonal.
  • Ice and firewood are available for purchase year-round
  • Six bathhouses
  • Lodge with restaurant and lounge (coming soon)
  • Playground

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David Crockett Birthplace State Park

Images of RVs parked at campsites at David Crockett Birthplace State Park

Location:

East, TN (Limestone, TN) – 1.5 hours northeast of Knoxville. 35 minutes southwest of Johnson City, TN.

David Crockett Birthplace commemorates the birthplace of famous pioneer, soldier, and politician, David Crockett. The park sits just upstream from the falls of the scenic Nolichucky River which provides opportunities for paddling and fishing. Inside the park, you’ll find an 18th-century living farmstead, replica cabin, limestone marker, and visitor center exhibits. The campground offers 54 sites with full hookups that can accommodate large RVs.

Nearby Attractions:

  • Warriors’ Path State Park – 40 minutes northeast
  • Rocky Fork State Park – 50 minutes southeast
  • Roan Mountain State Park – 1 hour 10 minutes east

Full Hookups:

  • Sites 1–54 in the main campground

Amenities:

  • Wifi
  • Playground located adjacent to the campground
  • Camp store (seasonal)
  • Two bathhouses

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Cumberland Mountain State Park

Images of RVs parked at campsites under green foliage during summer at Cumberland Mountain State Park

Location:

Middle, TN (Crossville, TN) – 45 minutes southeast of Cookeville. 2 hours east of Nashville.

Cumberland Mountain State Park began as a New Deal-era initiative and was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). As a result, Cumberland Mountain is home to the largest CCC structure ever built – a dam/bridge- that is the centerpiece of the park. This is a great place for visitors to step back in time and learn about the New Deal era of American history. Visitors can also enjoy paddling, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, golf, and on-site dining. The Area 1 of the campground offers 13 paved sites with full hookups and Area 5 offers 3 paved sites with full hookups.

Nearby Attractions:

  • Ozone Falls State Natural Area – 20 minutes east 
  • Virgin Falls State Natural Area – 45 minutes southwest
  • Fall Creek Falls State Park – 50 minutes southwest

Full hookups:

  • Sites 13–24, 27, & 28 in Area 1
  • Sites 133, 135, & 137 in Area 5

Amenities:

  • Wifi
  • 1 bathhouse (Area 1), 1 bathhouse (Area 5)
  • Camp store (seasonal)

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Chickasaw State Park

Images of RVs parked at campsites surrounded by fall foliage

Location:

West, TN (Henderson, TN) – 30 minutes south of Jackson, TN. 1.5 hours northeast of Memphis.

Chickasaw State Park sits on some of the highest terrains in West Tennessee. It’s located just south of Jackson and offers incredible hiking, a way to cool off in Lake Placid, horseback riding, and even hunting and ATV riding opportunities on over 14,000 acres of nearby forestry land. The *RV campground offers 26 paved sites with full hookups.

*The RV campground has been recently renovated.

Nearby Attractions:

  • Pinson Mounds State Archeological Park – 25 minutes northeast 
  • Restaurants and shops in downtown Jackson, TN – 30 minutes north
  • Natchez Trace State Park – 45 minutes northeast

Full hookups:

  • Sites 1–26 in the RV Campground

Amenities:

  • Wifi
  • 1 dump station
  • Two bathhouses
  • Camp store (seasonal)

Note: limited cell reception

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