Tennessee August 12, 2017
9 Glorious Campgrounds In Tennessee Where No Reservation Is Required
Tennessee has some of the most beautiful scenery in our country—and there’s no better way to enjoy that scenery than to get out and camp in it. You can even do it today, if you’d like, and these campgrounds are perfect for just that since they don’t require any reservations. Check them out below and head out to one today!
1. Cosby Campground
Located in Cosby, about an hour East of Knoxville, The Cosby Campground features 74 sites that are available on a first-come, first-served basis. They're open seasonally from mid-April to the end of October.
2. Edgar Evins State Park
Edgar Evins State Park is one of three on the banks of beautiful Center Hill Lake, a little over an hour east of Nashville. The campground has 60 tent and trailer sites, and rates range from $10 to $32.
3. Cades Cove Campground
Cades Cove is one of the most popular areas of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, receiving more than 2 million visitors annually. The Campground is a great way to experience the cove's natural beauty and features more than 150 campsites.
4. Salt Creek Campground
Salt Hill Lake Campground is located on a beautiful peninsula of Cordell Hull Lake, just outside of Gainesboro. This place is perfect for fishermen, as the lake is known for its fishing.
5. Paris Landing State Park
Paris Landing has 45 sites on the shores of the beautiful Kentucky Lake, just less than two hours northwest of Nashville. Right next to Land Between The Lakes, this campground is a great place to set up home base as you explore some of the best scenery Tennessee has to offer.
6. Defeated Creek Campground
Just a few miles down lake from Salt Lick Creek Campground, Defeated Creek Campground features more than 150 sites and has a great swimming beach. This is a perfect place to get off the grid for a bit!
7. Loyston Point Campground
For less than $23 a night, you can stay at Loyston Point Campground, which sits right on the banks of Norris Lake, north of Knoxville. Be sure to check out all of the trails in the area while you're there!
8. Montgomery Bell State Park
Just 45 minutes outside of Nashville, Montgomery Bell has 47 sites that are available year-round. This is a great place for Nashvillians to escape the city for a quick weekend.
9. Henry Horton State Park
Henry Horton State Park is located in Middle Tennessee on the Duck River, which attracts a lot of people looking to kayak, canoe, or float the river. This is a great place to unplug, but they do offer free wi-fi, just in case.
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