Here in Tennessee, “beachfront” actually means “waterfront,” since we just so happen to be a landlocked southern state. There are only a few of us (hi there, Kentucky!), but our lakes and rivers more than make up for our lack of coastal towns and sandy beaches. Cove Lake State Park is one of the most beautiful spots in the state, a gorgeous reprieve from the heat of our hills and valleys and a perfect place for summertime camping.

If you’re looking for a longer list of waterfront campsites, check out this list of fantastic Tennessee camping spots scattered throughout the state.

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