Waterfall camping near Knoxville

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

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12 top waterfall campgrounds near Knoxville

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Sunset Ridge in the Smoky Mountains

1 site · RV2 acres · Del Rio, TN
Welcome to our picturesque RV site, where you can experience stunning views of the Smoky Mountains, Cherokee National Forest, and Pisgah National Forest. The natural beauty of this area is truly breathtaking, with layers upon layers of mountain vistas stretching as far as the eye can see. Our site is conveniently located just 5 miles from the Martha Sundquist State Forest, offering easy access to hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities. For those seeking a bit more adventure, there's also white water rafting just 4.5 miles away! If you're looking to explore the surrounding towns and cities, you're in luck. Our site is located just an hour from Gatlinburg, TN, and Pigeon Forge, TN - two popular tourist destinations known for their theme parks, attractions, and shopping. You're also just an hour away from Asheville, NC, a vibrant city known for its arts, music, and culinary scene. And if you're looking for a more low-key experience, Hot Springs, NC is just 45 minutes away, offering natural hot springs, charming shops, and restaurants. Our RV site is the perfect basecamp for your next adventure in the mountains. You'll have access to all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay, including electric and water hookups, and ample space for parking. And when you're ready to relax after a long day of exploring, you can kick back and enjoy the stunning views from your RV or around the campfire. We can't wait to welcome you to our little slice of paradise in the mountains!
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Wanderlust Woods

10 sites · Lodging10 acres · Cosby, TN
Wanderlust Woods is a hidden 10 acre property hosting a flowing creek, mountain views, and plenty of space to wander yet minutes from adventure activities, fishing, and hiking in the National Park. Perfect for all seeking the glory of the mountains in a unique & immersive setting. We are located in Cocke County Tennessee near the towns of Cosby and Hartford, 10 minutes from the Interstate and situated very near the boundary of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The natural beauty of the area is unparalleled with views of the Smokies at almost every turn. Hiking, fishing, kayaking, white water rafting, and ziplining are all within a 10 mile radius of the property. Gatlinburg, TN is a 25 minute drive and Asheville, NC is just over an hour, offering guests options for fun day trips in the area.
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Awakening Adventures

16 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents42 acres · Grandview, TN
Welcome to our serene and rejuvenating private getaway nestled within 42 acres of forested beauty. The Sanctuary offers an unparalleled experience where nature meets comfort, allowing you and your group to unwind and reconnect with the tranquil surroundings. During the month of July 2024 we are setting up a 100ft Slip-N-Slide for our guests to enjoy and beat the summer heat!! Also we have added multiple tree swings throughout the forest. We are uniquely situated on the edge of the Tennessee Cumberland Plateau and the Tennessee river valley. We are currently offering 4 treehouse dwellings to share our peaceful land full of God's promises. The dwellings are spaced far enough apart for privacy yet not to far of a walk to the common area where the kitchen and shower are. You'll be surprised at how cool the tents stay under the forest canopy in the heat of summer. Then in the colder months we have various heating options to keep you cozy in 3 of the dwellings I hope you come to share this with us, it's an amazingly peaceful area. Nearly 3 miles of hiking trails to enjoy during your visit. Take a spur trail off the main trail loop and there is a prayer shelter with a fire pit inspired by Luke 6:12 in the back corner of the property. The latest improvement is a sunrise/sunset/bird-watching platform that is 20 feet in the air with a 2 stage bridge to access it. We updated the outdoor kitchen with a 3 burner propane stove and running water. Other cooking options include a tripod over the fire and a charcoal grill. A short 10 minute drive to firetower rd brings you to a 2 mile loop trail with 2 waterfalls, Upper and Lower Piney Falls. Ozone falls is just a 20 minute drive. Then toward Spring City is Stinging Fork Falls at 25 minutes. The Hiking possibilities are nearly endless and close. I'll highlight one thru hike here since both trailheads are only 20 minutes away and is easy to coordinate with only 2 vehicles. It's a 10.2 mile hike that can be done in either direction and has a little something for everyone including a cave, boulder field, cascade and waterfall. Then you have massive Watts Bar Lake which is only 20 minutes away with a plethora of activities including the excursions we offer! We look forward to hosting you!
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Friendship Falls Campground

7 sites · Lodging1 acre · Cosby, TN
Friendship Falls Campground is a small campground with ten sites on the river, featuring a small waterfall. We have several tiny homes and RV hookup sites that offer electric, water, and sewer hookups. Additionally, our property features a bathhouse for all guests to use, as well as a community pavilion for socializing and relaxing
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The Cove at Dick Branch

4 sites · RVs, Tents58 acres · Robbinsville, NC
The Cove at Dick Branch is a trails focused mountain side campground. Horse stalls and pasture available on request. The property is secluded and away from traffic noise but not difficult to get to. Everyone who sees the property comments on its beautiful grounds. The mountain rises above the camp sites with hiking trails leading directly from your site.
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Sutton Camping And Cabin Rentals

9 sites · Lodging, Tents32 acres · TN
Welcome to your nature retreat on 32 acres of wooded bliss, where trails, creeks, and wildlife await your exploration. Surrounded by the beauty of waterfalls, swimming holes, and mountain climbing adventures, our land is a haven for nature enthusiasts. Nestled in this natural paradise is our Solar Powered Cabin, providing a sustainable and eco-friendly escape. As a guest, you'll revel in the tranquility of the wooded surroundings, with the possibility of using a generator for a few hours on cloudy days to maintain the cabin's power supply. The cabin features a loft, offering a cozy and elevated sleeping space (must be able to climb stairs). For added convenience, a pull-out couch is available on the bottom floor. The kitchen is equipped with a two-burner stove and a mini fridge, allowing you to prepare meals amidst the serenity of the forest. Step into the great outdoors to find an enclosed outside full bathroom, complete with a compost toilet and shower, providing a unique and immersive experience with nature. Beyond the natural wonders of your surroundings, venture into the nearby small town for shopping, and connect with the locals at two breweries where you can enjoy music and camaraderie. Whether you're seeking daily or weekly rentals, our Solar Powered Cabin invites you to embrace the beauty of nature, recharge your spirit, and create lasting memories surrounded by the wonders of the wooded landscape.
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Drifting Meadows

99 sites · LodgingTellico Plains, TN
Hello! We are Drifting Meadows. A small community located just shy of three hours from Atlanta. Nestled in TN. Not far from Chattanooga and Knoxville. We strive to hold art events, educational seminars, weddings, corporate get-aways and much more. We look forward to hearing from you. Learn more about this land:Hello! We are Drifting Meadows. A small community located just shy of three hours from Atlanta. Nestled in the Tennessee mountains. Not far from Chattanooga and Knoxville.  Primitive camp spots "with community campfire" available with quick access to nearby waterfalls, a lake, and many hiking trailheads. You can also get into town to see live bluegrass bands on the weekends or stop by the local bakery for some amazing fresh food selections. We provide fire wood and portable toilets. Please note that we are off grid so we request that you use all degradable products if possible. (shower supplies are provided). Also, we do request that any trash/recycling products are taken with you when you leave. Looking forward to hosting you. 
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Firefly Campground & Cottages

4 sites · RVs1 acre · Bryson City, NC
Our Campground is located directly on Deep Creek located in Bryson City, NC. We are a small family owned RV campground that has 9 RV sites and two cottages. We offer water, sewer, and electricity for your convenience. If you love to fish, tube, hike or just soak up the sun then look no further. We have sites for 20 foot travel trailers and up to 35 foot trailers. We offer seasonal sites, if interested please contact us.
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Camping with the Cows

7 sites · Lodging, Tents100 acres · Thorn Hill, TN
We are an established longhorn ranch, focusing on harvesting grass-fed longhorn beef. Our mountain property is bordered on the east end by a shady ravine with a spring-fed creek. This area is ripe with amazing forage and hiking opportunities or simply a quiet place to rest and rejuvenate. The relatively undisturbed area is perfect to unplug with yourself, your partner or your family. A great option for groups looking for prepper-ready practices as well. All sites have hiking access to see the cattle, the Shiloh Hill has direct access to the paddock fences. Each tent spot will sleep up to 6 people, and host 1 - 3 tents depending on your tent size. Some added amenities are firewood and fire ring provided, community shower room and composting toity. The spots are hike in only with transportation available to help assist your set up. Concierge services include tent/equipment rental, Sunday brunch at check out, snack shack on site and access to our fresh spring for drinking water. Farm tours and extended stays are also available upon request. We anticipate you arriving as guests and departing as friends.
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N E W! FireFly MTN!

2 sites · Lodging1 acre · Sevierville, TN
Reconnect with nature at this unforgettable escape. Want to camp in the Smoky mountains of Tennessee just minutes away from Dollywood, Gatlinburg, Anakeesta, Ober and Pigeon Forge?! Welcome to Butterfly Cove Enjoy the tranquil sounds of the relaxing Creek that runs along side the property. Reserve this camp site today for $45 without tent or $85 with tent set up, air mattress, and bedding! There NO bathroom or Shower! Fire wood will be provided along with fire pit and large cooking grate.
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Tiny House Cabins - Cedar Heights

2 sites · Lodging1 acre · Bryson City, NC
Incredible views of Smoky Mountain National Park from screened porches. New Tiny House Cabins only one mile from Downtown Bryson City. Close to popular destinations like Deep Creek National Park, Nantahala Outdoor Center, the Appalachian Trail, and the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, Maggie Valley, The Tail of the Dragon & Deal’s Gap. Relax and unwind in our cozy cabin. You can hear the rush of the Tuckasegee River and the whistle of the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad train. You can even see the train in the fall & winter!
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Creek side stay rocky top!!

6 sites · RVs, Tents21 acres · Lake City, TN
Welcome campers ! To creek side staycation rocky top Tennessee!! You want a one of a kind truly off grid creek side camping here you have it ! from the minute you arrive you are on your own 21 acers of pasture thick woods or your choice of premative creek side camping at it's best !! It's up to you to find your dream spot or you can use one of the ones we provide !! Don't forget your folding chair cooler tent and swim trunks !! camping spots are all natural you can choose to use a ground deck or find a more private spot in the brush !! Thats your choice ! We also will have fire wood for sale or feel free to pick your own ! We would love to meet you and hope to see you enjoying the true beauty that this piece of land has to offer here in the one and only world famous rockytop Tennessee! Come stay a day week or month ! We also will in future have camper and cabins available to rent coming next summer ! We also are located to ridding distance from windrock off-road park ! If you want to enjoy some true offroading and then come back to the creek and relax you can ! So don't forget your 4x4 of your choice !
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Waterfall camping near Knoxville guide

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Welcome to Hipcamp, your go-to resource for camping adventures near Knoxville, Tennessee. With over 1,000 options to choose from in the area, you're sure to find the perfect campsite that suits your love for waterfalls. Whether you're looking for a secluded spot with stunning views or a family-friendly campground with plenty of amenities, we've got you covered. Check out top-rated campsites like Belle and Beau Acres (305 reviews), Pisgah Forest Mountain Meadows (266 reviews), and Patrick's Point River Camp (263 reviews) to see what other campers have loved about these spots. With popular amenities like potable water, toilets, and pet-friendly areas, you'll have everything you need for a comfortable stay. And if you're up for some adventure, you can also enjoy activities like climbing, horseback riding, and snow sports. So pack your gear and get ready to experience the beauty of nature at its finest.

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