Long Hunter State Park

Campground

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Group Camps

Rates: $8 — $35 Taxes and fees are not included. Rates subject to change. $5 reservation fee per site is non-refundable.

Organized groups can reserve three primitive campsites containing picnic tables, fire rings, nearby water and access to the park office restroom. Please call the park office for availability, pricing, and reservations. 


Backcountry Camping

Rates: $8 Taxes and fees are not included. Rates subject to change. $5 reservation fee per site is non-refundable.

Reservations Required

Long Hunter has two primitive campsites for tent camping only, each site has a designated fire ring. Both sites are wooded, offering shade, they are located on the shoreline of J.Percy Priest Lake.

A 6-mile hike is required to reach the sites, beginning at the parking lot, using the Day Loop/Volunteer Trailhead. Backpacking equipment is strongly suggested. There is no running water, electricity, restrooms or heated showers available. Water must be filtered from natural sources or carried in. The campsites are open year-round. Campsite capacity ranges from 8-10 persons.

What to Know Before You Go
  • Reservations are required for ALL backcountry camping.
  • Your reservation receipt is your permit.
  • A copy of the camping receipt MUST on your person, during your overnight stay. 
  • A copy of the camping receipt or a piece of paper with the name associated with the reservation MUST be placed in the dash of each vehicle that is to be parked overnight at the trail head.
  • No hiking on trails after dark. Please allow enough time to reach your destination in daylight.
  • The last permit issued will be 2-3 hours before sunset

Policies & Disclaimers

Firewood Policy

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.

To learn more about Don’t Move Firewood, visit www.dontmovefirewood.org.
To find wood vendors visit www.firewoodscout.org/s/Tennessee.