So, you’ve decided to trek out on the open road with a rental RV! On your way to see the world’s largest brick and world’s largest Jack in the Box, consider the following information if you find yourself in Tennessee state parks. Let Nashville RV show you the way in one of our new Tennessee RV rental fleet units to any of these great Tennessee parks!
Far Creek Falls
Boasted as Tennessee’s most visited and largest state park, it expands over 26,000 acres across the eastern top of the Cumberland Plateau. Embroidered with gorges, waterfalls, cascades, streams and beautiful hardwood timber, it is a perfect escape from the busy, always on atmosphere of cities and suburbs.
The park has many activities for families and the adventurous type. You can also get closer to nature by parking in the back country, although it requires a permit purchasable from park facilities. Other activities include fishing, hiking, bird watching, arts and crafts, campfires, live musical entertainment and more!
Norris Dam State Park
Constructed during the awning of the Great Depression, Norris Dam State Park was the first project undertaken by the Tennessee Valley Authority. Many of the facilities created during this time have been well maintained and remain in use. The Norris Dam Is about 80 miles upstream from the Clinch River. The Clink River flows from southwest Virginia to the Tennessee River near Kingston, the length it travels is about 300 miles or 480 km. Spanning 73 miles, Norris Lake stretches from the dam to the base of River Ridge.
Norris Dam State Park has two main campgrounds, the eastern one having 25 separate sites, equipped with electric hook-ups and spaces for tents. The western campground, has such amenities such as electric hook-ups and water. All sites are equipped with a grill, fire pit and picnic tables. Activities include over 21 miles of hiking trails and historic museums.
Harrison Bay State Park
In 1937, Harrison Bay State Park was created as the first of many Tennessee state parks. Originally, it was developed as a recreation area for the Tennessee Valley Authority, and encompasses 1,200 acres. Harrison Bay State Park boasts over 100 RV campsites with all the amenities you could want, including: bathhouses, electrical hookups and water. If you’d like to camp out in a tent, away from the RV, you can, however, only one family tent is allowed per RV. Conversely, the park offers 25 tent only sites. Activities include hiking, fishing, boating, golfing and more!
Frozen Head State Park
Frozen Head State Park is located on the Crab Mountains, and boasts quite a few of the highest mountain peaks west of the Blue Ridge. It boasts twenty campsites, featuring amenities such as bathhouses, water, sinks, grills, picnic tables, fire rings and lantern hanger. Unfortunately, the park doesn’t come with electric or water hookups, neither does it provide dump stations.
Edgar Evins State Park
Edgar Evins State Park is encompassing 6,000 acres of land, it runs about the Center Hill Lake. The land is leased by Tennessee from the Army Core of Engineers. Most of this Tennessee state park is composed of second-hand hardwood forests. The camp has over 60 campsites dedicated to tents and trailers. Amenities include electrical and water hookups, as well as picnic tables, fire rings and grills.
Tennessee State Parks Mobile App Free Download
These are our top 5 picks for the month, and if you want even more information, you can download the free app from the Tennessee State Parks app store for Android and Apple. Download PocketRanger and you’ll be able to access Tennessee park information even without a signal.
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