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Camping in Norris Lake

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Low Meadow Farms

19 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Knoxville, TN
WINTER CAMPING SPECIAL! 20% off through the end of February - use discount code TYALHP5U to book today. PLEASE NOTE: Access code to the gate changes weekly. Check your access instructions for the correct gate code. 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, 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 off-road vehicles, bike, tent, and hammock camping. Our Campsites: Sites 1 through 11 are along the tree line that borders Burnett Creek. Site 12 is not on the creek and is up on a hill that overlooks the meadow. Lucky number 13 is located in the meadow across from campsite 5. Sites 1 and 2 are off the main path and have a grass/dirt access that can get muddy after a lot of rain. Sites 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 13 are easily accessed by a gravel road. Sites 8, 9, 11 and 12 are located on a dirt/grass road on other side of a ditch - some vehicles may not be able to drive to this area and will need to park about 50 yards away. (New owners will be installing a culvert in the coming months for easier access to this area.) There are metal fire pits at most sites (fire rings will be installed in all sites soon). Many trees are suitable for hammock camping in the sites along the river. Campsites are labeled by number from left to right upon entering the drive, except for 13 which is in the meadow across from site 5. Each site can accommodate 2 people in order to keep space between groups and lessen the impact on the land. If you have more in your group, we recommend reserving an adjoining campsite. Potable water and a shared portable bathroom are on site. ***New owners will be making some changes to the campground in the coming months. Please let us know what you liked and what changes you would like to see after your stay!***
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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 1 rescued horses and a donkey. A lynx, serval cat, sugergliders and trained rats from a movie. 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 firewood for sale, as well as animal encounters.
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GlampKnox Canvas Retreat

3 sites · Lodging55 acres · Mascot, TN
GlampKnox, where the outdoors meet luxury! GlampKnox is the new way to glamp! Our BRAND NEW canvas tent sleeps 2 comfortably with 2 cozy twin beds, towels and linens provided, outdoor HOT and cold shower, INDOOR SPACE HEATER and private men's and women's bathrooms. Relax by the fire pit, and enjoy our LED lantern, ice machine, fan, private parking, extended covered porch with rocking chairs, and views of the beautiful Cumberland Mountains. This is the perfect getaway! Cleaning fee is waived with 3-night reservation. Available for rent: 20 lb PROPANE FOR SPACE HEATER TO WARM THE TENT: $50 Bundle of wood, matches and fire starter $15 *PLEASE MAKE REQUESTS BEFORE 5PM, OUR STAFF GOES HOME TO THEIR FAMILIES. THANK YOU. HOWEVER, FEEL FREE TO REACH OUT WITH QUESTIONS ABOUT DIRECTIONS OR ISSUES YOU MAY HAVE 24/7. Follow us on Instagram @GlampKnox
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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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Clayton Geneva Memorial Camp Ground

23 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents18 acres · Williamsburg, KY
Thank you for considering Clayton Geneva memorial campground for your camping trip. Please read the entire description including our rules and regulations. Also be sure to view the site map. The gravel driveway to the sites is passable with any vehicle. We offer camping ranging from primitive tent sites, to an actual cabin. We have some construction going on currently on at the main cabin on the property. Construction takes place 9am-5pm daily. A deck & siding is being added. 10/1-11/15 Hikers, Horses and riders welcome, located a couple miles from Daniel Boone National Forrest, seemingly endless trails through some of the most beautiful country. Bring your canoe and kayaks. Located 16 miles from Cumberland Falls State Park. Located 11 miles from Sheltowee Trade Adventure Park. Located 11 miles from Kentucky Splash Water Park. Clayton Geneva Camp Ground began as a retreat for our family since the 70's. My grandparents, Donald Clayton Russell & Jewel Geneva (Davis) Russell, purchased this little piece of heaven to get away from the hustle and bustle of Cincinnati life. Judy was born in a little cabin just down the road. Judy & Don along with many family members have made cherished memories here over the years. We want to share its beauty with you and your family. Guests love staying here "We stayed in Birdsong cabin for the Halloween campout weekend. The cabin was ready for us upon arrival and very clean. We enjoyed the privacy of our covered porch and fire ring. The bird feeders hanging all around the cabin are wonderful to watch all the birds during the day. The community fire ring is close enough to enjoy with other campers, but not to close that we could hear anyone in our cabin. Amber and Michael checked on our needs many times during our stay. They hosted a chili cook-off that we greatly enjoyed and passed out candy to all the kids. Overall a great time and experience. We will stay here again."
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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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Rocky Meadows Farm & Recreation

2 sites · RVs, Tents65 acres · Blaine, TN
Rocky Meadows Farm is a beautiful, rural landscape located in Blaine, Tennessee. Formerly the land was used for the cultivation of tobacco, then pastures for grazing cattle. We have now adapted the property to accommodate you with a peaceful camping experience in this history rich area of East Tennessee!Learn more about this land:Rocky Meadows Farm is a beautiful, rural landscape located in Blaine, Tennessee. We have 65 acres for you to enjoy during your visit. Our property has about 20 acres of fields and 45 acres of woods.
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Yeary Valley Farms

9 sites · Lodging, RVs50 acres · Speedwell, TN
Yeary Valley Farms is in the heart of God's Country in Speedwell, TN. This area is known for it's beauty and majestic views that will take your breath away, and give you that relaxation you are searching for. Time slows down, and allows you to take part in many of our surrounding activities to ensure you find exactly what you are looking for. Are you looking to hit the trails on your UTV/Atv? Great! Yeary Valley Farms is 6 miles to Tackett Creek, and 12 miles to Royal Blue trail access, so you can choose which style of riding you want to do! Ready to catch some rays, and relax on Norris Lake? Fantastic! Yeary Valley Farms is 2 miles from the Public Boat Launch where you can get to multiple marinas, partake in watersports, or catch some of the best fishing in the area! Maybe you're looking to just relax and spend time with your loved ones and experience the simplicity of Farmlife. We, also, offer beautiful cabins for your family to stay in, with all of the amenities you could want! Sit on the back porch while watching the sunset, interact with the miniature animals, or sit by the firepit and see the brightest stars you've ever seen, all at Yeary Valley Farms!
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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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MCMAHAN/ BELMONT FARM

1 site · RV, Tent40 acres · Sevierville, TN
It is a Seven generation farm, one of the oldest homestead in Sevierville Tn.37876 Your also close to grocery store, Thing's to do close by Forbidden Caverns, Wild Bear tubing, the Fox Fire zip lines, Bush Cafe , the Preachers diner, the glades in Gatlinburg, the trout farm, wacky Tacky food truck, and of course our historic Sevierville Tn.37876.
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Ellis Cove

3 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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Black Fox Escape

3 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents25 acres · Luttrell, TN
We are gladly sharing our 25 acres of land with 2 campsites and one vintage camper for others to enjoy. There are 2 remote camping areas and both have access to a cleared field with plenty of space to relax and unwind. This is a beautiful place for stargazing away from the city lights. Wildlife sightings may include deer, turkey and a wide variety of birds. We welcome families; kids 12 yrs and under are free. Firewood is provided at no additional charge. Relax and enjoy your time in the woods. A simple composting toilet is provided for all sites to share. It is located behind the Vintage camper in a small, wooden outhouse.
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Camping in Norris Lake guide

Overview

A 34,000-acre reservoir on the Powell and Clinch rivers, Norris Lake is 30 miles northwest of Knoxville. Campgrounds and marinas surround the lake, so access to watersports and fantastic bass fishing is a breeze for campers, while surrounding state parks spotlight East Tennessee’s mountain-and-river terrain and its Appalachian culture. The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) developed several of these state parks during the Great Depression, and CCC-built facilities are still in use today. Glamping options include farm sites, canvas tents, and tiny homes—and birdwatching and hiking are popular no matter where you stay nearby.

Where to go

Anderson County

Campgrounds are scattered along the shoreline beside Norris Dam, which sits at the southwestern edge of the lake in Anderson County. Small towns with camping, glamping, and RV sites include Rocky Top, Norris, and Andersonville.

Norris Dam State Park

The 19 cabins built by the Civilian Conservation Corps at Norris Dam State Park merge Depression-era history with modern amenities. The sprawling lakefront park also has two campgrounds, both with tent and RV campsites. A marina and a Southern Appalachia museum are bonus highlights.

Big Ridge State Park

Lakeside campsites accommodate tents and RVs at Big Ridge State Park, another Depression-era park constructed by the TVA and the CCC. Watersports are popular here, but hikers have plenty of options too, with 15 miles of trails exploring the forests, hollows, and ridges. Campgrounds are also scattered across the towns of Maynardville and New Tazewell.

Knoxville

Tennessee’s capital and the home of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville is a convenient launchpad for campers looking to mix urban adventuring with paddling and fishing at Norris Lake. In Knoxville, ride the elevator to the observation area atop the soaring Sunsphere, then check out the quarry and the nature center inside the Urban Wilderness, a network of parks and multi-use trails scattered across the city. Campgrounds surround the downtown area.

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