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Love's Travel Stop
Charleston, Tennessee


Cost: $0.00
Description
The parking lot here is huge. Best bet is to pick a corner of the lot and hope a big rig truck doesn't pull up next to you. A dump station is on the premises. Take exit 33 off I-75. It's about a quarter mile off the Interstate on the right, past the McDonald's. The actual address is 200 Lower River Rd NW.
Cosby Campground
Cosby, Tennessee
Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Cost: $14.00
Description
About 3 mi SE of Cosby on SR 32, then 2 mi S on Cosby Cove Rd. $14 base ($7 with federal senior pass). 7-day limit. Open 3/12-10/31. 157 total sites. 25-ft RV limit. Restrooms, drkg water, dump, tbls, grill areas. Hiking trail, trout fishing in Little Cosby Creek, nature programs. -Sara Bell
Gatlin Point Self-Service Camping Area
Dover, Tennessee
Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area

Cost: $9.00
Description
Gatlin Point Lake Self-Service Camping Area Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area 5 mi W of Dover on US 79; 7 mi N on The Trace (SR 453); 2.1 mi NE on gravel FR 227; at “T,” jct, left for 1.6 mi on gravel FR 229 to campground at shore of Kentucky Lake. First entrance steep, but using second entrance means some parking aprons are at poor angle for travel trailer. $9 at 19 basic sites; 45-ft RV limit. All year; 21-day limit. Tbls, chemical toilets, campfire grill areas, drkg wtr, no hookups. Free dump at south welcome station. Boating(ld), fishing. Nearby Bards Lake (320 acres) has boat launch. -Don Wright, Guide to Free & Low-Cost Campgrounds
Rushing Creek Lake Access Area
Dover, Tennessee
Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area

Cost: $8.00
Description
3 mi W of Dover, Tennessee, on US 79 to The Trace (Hwy 453); 3 mi N to Buffalo Range, then 3 mi W on Ginger Creek Rd; 1 mi N on Lake Ferry Rd; W on Rushing Creek & follow signs; on E shore of Kentucky Lake. $8 at 40 basic sites. All year; 21-day limit. Tbls, toilets, cfga, drkg wtr. Campground is in 2 sections -- one on Rushing Creek & one on Jones Creek. Rushing Creek section has showers, drkg wtr, flush toilets. Jones Creek has pit toilets, no drkg wtr & is primarily a tenter camp. Volleyball, basketball, boating(l), fishing, waterskiing, hiking. 250 acres. Elec hookups & new playground considered in future. -Don Wright, Guide to Free & Low-Cost Campgrounds
Boswell Landing Backcountry Camping Area
Dover, Tennessee
Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area

Cost: $7.00
Description
9.5 mi W of Dover on US 79; 5 mi N on Fort Henry Rd, following signs; at E shore of Kentucky Lake. Camp free with 3-day $7 per person backcountry permit or $30 per person annual backcountry permit. All year; 14-day limit. 19 sites; 40-ft RV limit. Tbls, chemical toilets, campfire grill areas, drkg wtr. Boating(l), fishing, waterskiing, swimming. Future plans include adding more RV spaces. -Don Wright, Guide to Free & Low-Cost Campgrounds
Piney Campground
Dover, Tennessee
Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area

Cost: $12.00
Description
12 mi W of Dover on US 79/SR 49; 2.5 mi NW on Fort Henry Rd; at Kentucky Lake. $12 at 57 non-elec sites; utility sites $22-40. 50% discount for holders of federal senior pass. 3/1-11/30; 21-day limit. In March & Nov, if wtr is off, lower fees may be charged. 384 total sites, any size RV. Tbls, flush toilets, campfire grill areas, drkg wtr, showers, dump, vending machines, beach, fishing pier. Boating(l), fishing, hiking trails, biking(r) trails, archery range, swimming, campfire theater, bike skills court. -Don Wright, Guide to Free & Low-Cost Campgrounds
Ginger Bay Backcountry Camping Area
Dover, Tennessee
Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area

Cost: $7.00
Description
3 mi W of Dover on US 79 to The Trace; 11.5 mi N to CR 211; 1 mi to CR 206; 1.5 mi to CR 212; 1 mi to E shore of Kentucky Lake. Camp free with 3-day $7 per person backcountry permit or $30 per person annual backcountry permit. All year; 14-day limit. 13 primitive sites. No facilities, no drkg wtr. Picnicking, fishing, boating(l), hiking, waterskiing. Nearby: Homeplace 1850 and buffalo range. Future plans include renovating camping areas. -Don Wright, Guide to Free & Low-Cost Campgrounds
Ginger Ridge Backcountry Camp
Dover, Tennessee
Land Between the Lake National Recreation Area

Cost: $7.00
Description
3 mi W of Dover on US 79 to The Trace; 13 mi N to Buffalo Range, then 3 mi W on Ginger Creek Rd through entrance to Rushing Creek area to E shore of Kentucky Lake. Camp free with 3-day $7 per person backcountry permit or $30 per person annual backcountry permit. All year; 14-day limit. 13 primitive sites. No facilities, no drkg wtr. Picnicking, fishing, boating(l), hiking, waterskiing. Nearby: Homeplace 1850 and buffalo range. Future plans include renovating camping areas. -Don Wright, Guide to Free & Low-Cost Campgrounds
Neville Bay Lake Access Area
Dover, Tennessee
Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area

Cost: $7.00
Description
3 mi W of Dover on US 79 to The Trace; 10 mi N to CR 214; 2.4 mi W to E bay on E shore of Cumberland River. Camp free with 3-day $7 per person backcountry permit or $30 per person annual backcountry permit. All year; 14-day limit. 50 sites. Tbls, chemical toilets, no cfga, no drkg wtr. Boating(l), fishing, waterskiing. Camp expected to be upgraded with more tbls & campfire areas. -Don Wright, Guide to Free & Low-Cost Campgrounds
Pilot Travel Center
Greeneville, Tennessee


Cost: $0.00
Description
It's okay to stay here, but you'll be joined with a lot of noisy big rig trucks. The actual address is 11190 Baileyton Road. Take exit 36 south off I-81. The TA Travel Center at the same exit, but north, also allows overnight stays in RVs. So take your pick.
Anderson Road Campground
Nashville, Tennessee
Corps of Engineers, J. Percy Priest Lake

Cost: $14.00
Description
From Nashville, 5 mi E on I-40 to exit 219; 5 mi S on Ferry Pike (becoming Bell Rd); 1 mi E on Smith Spring Rd; 1 mi N on Anderson Rd. About 5/15-9/8; 14-day limit. 26 primitive sites, $14 base. Elec sites $24. RV limit in excess of 65 ft; 14 pull-through sites. Tbls, flush toilets, showers, dump, drkg wtr, campfire grill areas, coin laundry, playground, beach. Boating(ld), swimming, fitness trail, hiking. Non-campers pay $4 day use fees for boat ramp, picnicking, dump station, beach. (615) 361-1980. -Don Wright, Camping With the Corps of Engineers
 
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