7.5 Good

Black Bear Cove

Benton, Tennessee

5842 Highway 30
Benton, Tennessee 37307
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 41
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 35.23067
Longitude: -84.56232

Elevation: 802' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes yes
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts yes
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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20 Reviews

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Review Count: 83
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2007 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

New park. The owners are very accommodating, however I was a bit surprised at the two pieces of paperwork I had to sign for "legal" purposes, I guess they think this protects them totally against liability, but it does not if they are of course neglectful in some way, but aside from that the park is new and is not real easy to get into. The gravel road is going to cause him problems during big rains, hopefully he has plans to blacktop in the future. Once in the park is surrounding by some nice scenery. One writer notes all the rules and then cites keeping a dog on a leash, I have been using RV parks for a lot of years and I have yet to find a RV park that did not have a rule requiring your dogs to be leashed! The pool looked nice and clean, the sites well taken care of, some people don't like the fact that their are not a lot of trees, but as long as it is not a hot summer day I like the fact that I have a clear view of the southern sky for my satellite dish! I would stay here again, we had a wonderful time. We camped at Black Bear Cove in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2007 - $29.00
Overall Rating:

This is a small, new park, therefore, not much shade. But, we enjoyed the beautiful scenery, secured walking path, friendly staff, and swimming pool. Only problem we encountered was the availability of laundry room. The park will be expanding soon with a new lodge, cabins, and chapel. We would love to return someday! We camped at Black Bear Cove in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 97
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

The park is basically in a rolling open field. I sure don't recall seeing any shaded sites, unless you count shade from a nearby tree at sunset. There are no sites directly on the river. The pool is very small. Wi-Fi access is very weak in some spots. The park is very well landscaped. Being a brand new park, it will be interesting to see if the park is maintained well over the next few years. Some of the long-term RVs are starting to look trashy. There are several signs for future expansion of other facilities. Apparently the owner's kids hang out in the laundry room and the RV rental units to watch TV. It was a pain having to compete with them for a washer and dryer and seeing their clothes hanging all over the laundry room. Lots of rules, such as keeping a dog on a leash. Even though you have to sign a form acknowledging the rules, some people still let their dogs run without a leash in the nearby field. If you are going rafting on the Hiwassee, this park is probably your best option in the area! We camped at Black Bear Cove in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2007 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

This is an exceptional park with incredible views of the surrounding mountains. Spaces are wide enough to accommodate multiple slides and awnings. There is a large field to exercise your pets. Showers and restrooms are spotless, staff is always friendly and helpful. We have stayed here multiple times and always have had a great experience. We camped at Black Bear Cove in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2006 - $48.00
Overall Rating:

We had just got our TT and wanted somewhere close to home but still out camping to try it out. This campground is still very new. The owners were great. They made their rounds to make sure everything was in order everyday. I would like to see a bigger play ground for the kids. Tennessee game on a huge projection screen and cook out was one of the activities while we were there. I noticed on their website a pool is going in this season. The down sides for me 1- it was just a big field with camp sites; 2- Not a lot to do in the campground (still new this is in their plans); 3- All roads and sights are gravel. (not sure if they plan to pave). All in all it was nice and if your are coming in from out of town with plans for area attractions I would strongly recommend this camp ground. We camped at Black Bear Cove in a Travel Trailer.

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