Camping near Knoxville with swimming

Marvel at the Smoky Mountains and wild rivers around Tennessee's Appalachian city.

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Low Meadow Farms

19 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Knoxville, TN
Low Meadow Farms (formerly Brown Bike Farms) is a serene four-acre meadow bordered by Burnett Creek. The campground is an easy distance to Downtown Knoxville and an even easier access to all that South Knox's Urban Wilderness has to offer. It uniquely offers a hint of backcountry camping without the 25-mile hike in. It is a great way to test the waters for primitive camping or an easy stop close to the city for a seasoned traveler. It is best suited for car camping, RVs, tent, and hammock camping. There are fire pits and picnic tables at each site with enough room for tents and RVs. Most sites have trees suitable for hammock camping all along the creek. There is potable water, firewood for sale, solar showers, and a bike wash stand all next to the covered communal area. Each standard site can accommodate 2 people to keep space between groups and lessen the impact on the land. Sites 10 and 13 can each accommodate 6 guests. If you have more in your group, we recommend reserving an adjoining campsite. Sites 1, 2 and 3 are off the main path to the left of the property, and still by the creek. Sites 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 are all along the creek and gravel drive Site 10 is very private with creek access on three sides. Site 11 is private with creek access all along the front. Site 12 is up high on a hill, and Site 13 is open in the middle of the meadow.
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Harmony hollow

9 sites · Tents80 acres · Sevierville, TN
Learn more about this land:Hi and thanks so much for checking out Harmony Farm . We are conveniently located minutes from Pigeon Forge TN. Home of and only 5 miles from Dollywood. Only a short drive to the Great Smoky Mountains national park . There are too many local attractions to list from horseback riding to shopping outlet malls .  Free firewood at every site upon your arrival. There is a composting potty in the barn area that has been upgraded recently as well as potable water . We are accepting tents, trucks with campers, vans and pop up campers welcomed also . We do have sites set up for you or you may prefer to pack your gear out to create your own site in a more secluded areas of the farm .  There are many private areas along the creekside for your primitive camp on our 60 acre horse farm.   Hike to the back of the farm to watch a sunset over the horse field or down by the stream . Lots of wildlife and scenery at the farm .  Laundromat and food venues just minutes away. you can still feel off grid with just a short stroll by the stream that babbles along throughout the 60 acres you will be able to make your playground while visiting the Harmony Farm. Come stay with us as we grow our hip community. Thanks so much for your support.
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Critter Camp

3 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Sevierville, TN
We are in the Heart of it all. Looking for quiet nights and super starry skies? This is the place. We have 2 rescued horses and a donkey. A lynx, serval cat, sugergliders and trained rats from a movie. 6 dogs , 3 house cats We are located exactly in the middle between Pigeon Forge, with shows and go karts or Townsend.. with the quiet side of the smokies... tubing, horseback riding, hiking, Cades Cove offers biking and car tours. We are one mile from the foothills parkway entrance and less than 2 miles to a Great Smoky mountains entrance. Our sites offer toilets, potable water, wifi and trash disposal. We are pet friendly, and you are permitted to have campfires (outside of any burn ban). We offer animal encounters.
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The River Life

17 sites · Lodging, Tents9 acres · Cosby, TN
Our location is phenomenal we are an hour from Knoxville and Asheville and just about 1/4 mile off I-40. Right at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains and 35 minutes from Gatlinburg about 40 minutes to Pigeon Forge (Dollywood), also about 45 minutes to Sevierville and one of my favorite Tanger Outlets!! The beautiful Smoky Mountains the National Park is filled with hiking trails and horse stables and trails. Some of the best white water rafting is less then 5 miles up the road along with zip lining and a lil taste of moonshine here and there. This property is primitive with no electric and has a camping style bathhouse. IT’s recommended for outdoor lovers and people that are not to needy. Site 7, 1 and 9 are the only direct riverfront.
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Mountain Creek Rest

2 sites · RVs, Tents41 acres · Robbinsville, NC
Heartstone tent site is a stunningly beautiful, romantic, and very, very private campsite for 2! There is a new, large tent pad if you would like to invite friends! Islandsite is an equally beautiful tent site ideally for two, but the 10x12 platform can accommodate a 6-man tent, best for 2 adults and a couple of kids! You won't want to leave, but if you do there are many recreational opportunities in the area such as hiking, biking, rafting, fishing, and more! Stays of 4 days or more get a big discount! Enjoy the fresh, cooler mountain air, and the beautiful, private settings! Heartstone is located on a modestly pitched, terraced slope where a divided mountain stream, the tumbling Squally Creek rejoins itself! The sunlight filters down through the forest canopy providing a warm, inviting glow!! There is a 9'-6" x 10' wooden tent platform, and if needed a new, larger tent pad! Islandsite is located at the top of the island where the tumbling Squally Creek divides! Access is provided by the 40' long fallen tree bridge! Islandsite is unique, private, and very romantic! Both Heartstone and Islandsite feature a picnic table, charcoal grille, and comfort facility all within a short walk from your private parking! Enjoy evenings at the new fire pit area with benches overlooking the fire pit and creek! Explore the island on the 400' island trail, or go downstream to a nice pool for dipping! Contact me for discounts when staying more than 5 nights! The gravel road is uneven, and 5" of clearance is recommended. Extra guests are an available option! The property is spacious and there is parking for a second vehicle nearby if needed!
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Honeysuckle Springs

10 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents40 acres · Cosby, TN
Welcome to our beautiful campground nestled in the heart of the Smoky Mountains! This enchanting getaway offers breathtaking mountain views that will leave you in awe. Whether you're a nature lover, an avid stargazer, or a hiking enthusiast, this spot has it all. One of the standout features of our campground is its unbeatable panoramic view of the majestic Smoky Mountains. Imagine waking up to the sight of rolling peaks and vibrant colors painted across the sky as the sun rises. The evenings are equally mesmerizing, with a clear night sky perfect for stargazing. Be prepared to witness a dazzling display of stars that will leave you feeling connected to the universe. Nature enthusiasts will be delighted by the abundant wildlife surrounding the campsite. Keep your camera ready, as you may spot deer gracefully grazing in the nearby fields or catch a glimpse of a majestic eagle soaring through the skies. It's an opportunity to truly immerse yourself in the wonders of nature. For adventure seekers, there are numerous hiking trails nearby, allowing you to explore the natural beauty of the Smoky Mountains up close. Whether you're looking for a challenging trek or a leisurely stroll, you'll find the perfect trail to suit your preferences. We understand the importance of comfort during your experience, which is why we provide a well-maintained bathhouse with hot running water. Freshen up after a day of outdoor activities and relax in the clean and inviting facilities. Convenience is key, and our campground is ideally located near two entrances to the Smoky Mountain National Park. This means you'll have easy access to all the park has to offer, from its picturesque trails to its awe-inspiring waterfalls. Adding to the charm of our campground is its historical significance as an old farm. You'll have the opportunity to explore the charming barns and learn about the area's rich agricultural heritage. It's a glimpse into the past that adds a unique touch to your camping experience. We understand the importance of staying connected, even while surrounded by nature. That's why we provide Wi-Fi access, allowing you to share your adventures with friends and family or simply stay connected to the world if needed. While our campground provides a serene and secluded environment, we are just a short 30-minute drive away from the vibrant towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. You'll have the best of both worlds – a peaceful retreat in nature and the option to indulge in the attractions, restaurants, and entertainment that these bustling towns have to offer. Come and experience the beauty, tranquility, and adventure of the Smoky Mountains at our camoground. It's a truly unforgettable experience that will leave you with cherished memories and a deep appreciation for nature's wonders.
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LAKESIDE GETAWAY ON DOUGLAS

21 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Dandridge, TN
Lakeside Getaway is a seasonal peninsula on Douglas Lake of primitive camping sites in historic Dandridge, Tn just 30 min from Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area. Come enjoy your boat, jet ski, or kayaks from our 75 foot boat dock and new concrete boat ramp for launching. Our large pavilion is a nice commons area with a wood burning stove and can be reserved for private parties. Call for more details and questions: 423-231-4094 or 423-231-9399 We have a new road not yet shown on maps. A very long gravel driveway between 2 houses, with a RED mailbox with blue reflective 1689 on post (looks residential from road)
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Twin Valley Horse Ranch

5 sites · Lodging100 acres · Walland, TN
My late husband and myself bought the property in 1983 and it was all just overgrown land!We worked, cleared, built horse shelters/barns, cabins, cut trails, built the outdoor chapel for our wedding and of course fenced it all in for the horses! Started sharing with guests in 1993, so we have met so many amazing folks from all over the world!  Pass thru our gate into another world and leave all your worries and tensions behind. We are all about getting back to what is real -- nature, animals/horses and each other. Complete privacy!There are many mountain trails leaving right from our property! Lots to explore. You can even hike to the outdoor chapel with the pretty view of the Chilhowee Mountain range.  It is a short hike to the barn area for those who want to spend time rubbing the pot belly pigs' tummy, walk the mini horses, groom the love bug~Junebug (donkey), pet horses, cuddle with bunnies and feed chickens!  Every morning and night we set a time for all those who want to become involved with the care/feeding of petting animals and horses! 
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Ellis Cove

4 sites · RVs4 acres · Pittman Center, TN
With Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville only a 20 minute drive from this property, you'll have convenient access to many of the area's top attractions; Including, Dollywood, Anakeesta, Ripley's Aquarium, Ober Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Come relax and kick back by the peaceful soothing river, or chat while roasting marshmallows around our oversized campfire and grill. If relaxing isn’t your style, bring your tube to float or pack your fishing pole to take advantage of the regularly stocked Little Pigeon River. The privacy and seclusion of this relaxing riverfront Community of Tiny Homes and 6 RV sites -full hook up- which allows our guests to reconnect with nature while vacationing in luxury
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Top of the World Lake Access

1 site · Tent1 acre · Tallassee, TN
CAMPSITE DETAILS: You are invited to enjoy a portion of a newly acquired mountain retreat nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains with Private Lake Access! It is a humble beginning with less than half an acre of newly excavated steep mountain terrain but it is easily accessible from Foothills Parkway near Townsend and Maryville, Tennessee. The main attraction is relaxing and having fun at the community manmade lakes such as the 50 acre Lake in the Sky. The private Top of the World Community Recreation Area has a beach with Adirondack chairs, boat ramp, horseshoe poles, and a basketball court. On school days during the week, you may be the only one(s) there! The campsite itself is a mere gravel parking area at the foot of our steep property next to a road. We have a mulched tent site next to the gravel parking area. Refer to many more site details listed next to the Tent Site entry such as newly added rainwater flushable toilet house. Book now to get this opportunity at the lowest price as we get started! Unavailable during winter months. If you would prefer to camp directly on one of the private lakes then look up our friend’s “Rowin’ with the Flo” Hipcamp site. If you need pavement with RV hookups then check out the newly renovated Great Smoky Mountains National Park Look Rock Campground just up the hill, but they do not provide private lake access of course.
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Mountain Soul

3 sites · RVs, Tents87 acres · Sevierville, TN
Want to relax near a crystal clear stream or lay in a hammock next to a waterfall? Hike in the mountains where you are the only one on the trail, build your own shelter or pitch a tent. Mountain Soul can accommodate all this and more. The property is 84 beautiful acres with 3 private campsites 20 minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Explore creeks, waterfalls and mountain views and travel only 5 minutes to a beautiful clear river. We are located only minutes away from the Great Smoky Mountain's and Cherokee National Forest where outdoor adventure surrounds you. If it's Whitewater Rafting or Dollywood or many other attractions you maybe interested in, it's near by. We have plenty of information for attractions and hiking on site. If you want to do the moonshine or wine trail it's all close by. Live music in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, we love musicians and encourage you to bring your instrument.  For a vacation you won't soon forget, join us at Mountain Soul!
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Forest Hideaway

1 site · Tent15 acres · Andersonville, TN
When we purchased this property we had no idea how much we would love this property. Although only an acre the views and feeling of the property are priceless. We quickly named it the Pizza Slice because it is literally the shape of a pizza slice. It’s our little slice of heaven and we hope you enjoy it just as much as us.Learn more about this land:Welcome to what we call our pizza slice. The acre is shaped just like a pizza slice. Hip campers can enjoy quiet, mountain wooded views to enjoy by the camp fire watching the sunset through the trees and the colors over the mountain top. About 30 minutes from Norris Lake. 30 minutes from downtown Knoxville. About 20 minutes from finding antiques in Clinton. 2 person tent available for rent. Current toilet is a humble bucket/compost toilet sawdust shaving included.
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Welcome to Hipcamp, the ultimate camping resource for outdoor enthusiasts! If you're looking for a camping experience near Knoxville, Tennessee, with a focus on swimming, you're in luck. We've got over 3,480 options that match your criteria. Whether you're interested in pitching a tent, parking your RV, or staying in a cozy cabin, we've got you covered. And with an average price per night of $25 and options as low as $10, you're sure to find something within your budget. Looking for top-rated campsites? Check out Smoky Mountain Mangalitsa Farm (388 reviews), Belle and Beau Acres (305 reviews), and Chattooga Belle Farm Lakeside (266 reviews). These campsites offer popular amenities like potable water, showers, and pet-friendly accommodations. And if you're in the mood for some boating, wildlife watching, or paddling, you'll find plenty of opportunities to indulge in your favorite activities. So start planning your next camping adventure with Hipcamp today!

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