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25 RV Parks near Mountain City, Tennessee
Sites: 12 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 1 Reviews
Aug 2007 - $20.00
We were on our way from Bristol, TN to Boone, NC driving along H421. This is a windy road. It was getting dark and we saw the blue sign for "Camping" as we were passing through town. We pulled in and noticed they had 12 sites and only 2 were taken. The camp office is at a museum and they were closed. We took site 5 and backed in on the grass. It had water, electric (We used 30 amp so I don't know about 50 amp), cable and sewer. Some of the sites had damaged cable lines. The bathrooms were locked but we did not need them. Don't know if they had showers or not. They did have some big block fire pits so we did have a fire. We decided to stay a second night and do some geocaching in the area. The fee was $20 per night. It was a reasonably clean place to stay while passing through. - Traveller101
Jul 2018 - $30.00
A really awesome place. The RV park itself is basic. 15 sites, located on a river, with full hookups. That's about it; no bathhouse, no office. But it's location, just over the river from Damascus, but with green forest and the sound of roaring rapids to sooth you...wow. Loved it. Biggest trick here is the REALLY steep gravel driveways down to the sites. Saw many rigs bottom out and scrape parts. The owners are not on site. There is zero ATT, although Verizon is ok from what we heard. The WiFi is solid though, so we were able to communicate adequately by e-mail, etc. Why do people come to Damascus, VA? Aside from the beautiful mountains, lush forests and mountain streams...apparently 200,000 folks a year come to ride the Virginia Creeper Trail. A 34 mile long former railroad bed has been converted into a destination bile path. Damascus is right in the middle of the trail and supports at least 6 bike shops that offer bike rentals and more importantly...shuttle service to the top of WhiteTop Mountain where you catch the trailhead for the upper section of the Creeper Trail. Mostly downhill, with some steep sections at the top, it's a thrilling and beautiful ride from 3700' to 2000' back in Damascus, crossing some 23 train trellises and following babbling brooks and roaring rapids. Lower half is 17 miles from Damascus to Abingdon. Much flatter, this section meanders along the river and thru some farm country. Green and pastoral a very relaxing and enjoyable ride. At about the 9 mile mark is the former train station of Alvarado, which has a very nice park by the river with picnic tables and restrooms. - Todd Hancock
Jun 2017 - $35.00
Right on creek and next to VA creeper trail. Full hookups worked great. Quiet campground and great location. I would stay here again. - Nickncacki
May 2017 - $23.00
Location,Location,Location! Park backs right up to the Laurel Creek for a great setting. This is a no frills place to park while you explore this great area. There are no extras, just a great place to park with water, elec, and sewer. They have the fastest free Internet of any park we have ever stayed in. There is no office on site but the owner is by every morning and loves to talk. He is a good guy. We were there during record rain fall and the park had a drainage problem but they were bringing in loads of gravel and working to correct it when we were leaving. Owner let me pay the monthly rate even though we were only there for 21 days, it was cheaper. - Donny and Donna
Jul 2018 - $45.00
Great location on Main Street in Damascus. The owner is friendly and has a very welcoming place here. Most nights you'll find guests congregating on the front porch. Bathrooms are clean and the shower is hot. And the WiFi is strong! Your stay gets you 10% off at the Bike Station across the street. We'd stay here again in a heartbeat. - Heather5280
Sep 2017 - $35.00
This is not an RV park in any conventional sense. Rather it is a few diagonal parking spaces right on a pulic road to park your RV. It does have full hookups which work well; although it only has 30 amps. There is no cable TV. The wifi is excellent. The road that the parking spaces are on is very busy with bicycles. The host is very pleasant. I would not stay here again. - FSUWizard
Aug 2017 - $35.00
This is a basic, BASIC place to park your RV. The one shower is small with no mirror. (We used the facilities in our RV) The owner is friendly and helpful in setting up your RV. All the sites have full hook-ups. The WiFi was strong and reasonably fast. The sound of Laurel Creek was pleasant to listen to as we went to sleep. The RV Park is within an easy walk to restaurants, bike rentals, churches and the PO. GREAT place to stop if you are biking the Virginia Creeper. - WNC Traveler
Oct 2014 - $38.00
We will camp here again. Start with 10, then -1 poor in campground signage, -1 poor campground roads, -1 poorly marked sites, -1 poorly marked/oddly spaced hookups, -1 web site says wi-fi, but only available at camp store, -1 bathhouse 1/4 mile from trailer camp, -1 too few showers/toilets,-1 wi-fi signal not dependable-tested .3 down, .1 up (megs) when working. +1 no night lighting in trailer camp. This is a unique campground. Beautiful night sky set on a wooded ridge and renting bikes @ $15 to ride trail. Very laid back guy around the store (managing or running is too strong). They prefer cash. Plenty of hot water for returning Creeper Trail riders. 6 of us rode trail while the 7th took our truck into town to return riders and bikes. Campground has bikes on demand for $15. Roads to camp are good. Roads in camp are poor and steep and narrow and begging for grading and stone. Sewer connections very difficult to find as grass grows over them. I found 3 sites with WES, there may be more. About 10 are WE. Hook up services good. Dump site is on the ridge, too. Sites are not assigned-pick your own. There is no check in procedure and no rules sheet. First priority is growing Christmas Trees. 2nd is tent camping near the store for lots of Boy Scouts and youth groups riding the trail. Third priority is trailer camping which is 1/4 mile away from camp store and tents. We did not see big rigs. Road layout allows always driving forward so if a big rig can handle the roads and hills, the campground can handle the rig. - Frank Rader
Jun 2012 - $35.00
This campground is located on the trail head of the Virginia Creeper (rails-to-trails) near the top of the mountain (3500'+ elev.). Getting there challenged our GPS as we ended up missing a critical turn and found ourselves towing our fifth wheel up a gravel, one-lane road across the ridge. Without 4-wheel drive we would not have made it. If the GPS liked us, we would have been on paved road all the way to the campground. The campground is rustic in nature and our site was on a newly cut of mountain. It overlooked the office. Check in and VERY friendly and easy - the owner is a nice, older guy. Our site was a pull through with water and electricity (thought it was 30 amp but the breakers were only 20 amps). Water pressure was low but of good quality. The site stills needs a 'finish' grade to get it more level (needed a LOT of planks to get the fiver level). It hadn't been mowed in some time making our site more of a field. The view was very nice. We were one of two campers in the whole place. So the night was very quiet and the stars were out in full force. Used the fire ring for S'mores. Leaving the next day, the exit road was very rutty and it was a slow go. Overall, this campground is perfectly placed for Virginia Creeping. It's not really close to anything else, so pack in whatever you need. The campground need some TLC and grooming but it will do for a night. Little pricey at $35.00/nite but there's no close competition so c'est la vie. - Owlet
Nov 2017 - $35.00
Very nice, somewhat rustic CG. Open main area with 10 RV sites, and several tent sites. 20, 30, and 50 amp service at RV sites. No water or sewer at RV sites. Fill up your camper's freshwater tank at the bath house on arrival (they supply blue hose), and there is a dump station for when you leave. The owner is very friendly and helpful. Firewood is $10 per large bundle, as you can't bring your own. He brings it to your site. There are numerous hiking trail. Elevation is 3,800 ft., so this would be a nice summer CG. - Ken H.
Jun 2016 - $40.00
What a gem! One of those places you kinda' don't WANT to review, because you'd rather keep it quiet!
It's a treacherous drive up the last mile or so to get to the campground. It's basically a one lane steep, windy, gravel and dirt road with very few opportunities to move out of the way of another vehicle. But.... if you're willing to do that, the payoff is so worth it! Just DON'T miss the left turn into the campground and go too far.... it'll be tough to get back there!
The one ONLY other downside is that there are no water hookups at the sites.... but the staff will help you fill up on the way in and then if you run out, they will assist with helping to run hoses to you for refilling. Obviously there's also no sewer hookups.... but they will arrange pump out service.... it's $40.... so choose wisely!
The campground is VERY tenter heavy and GREAT for hiking. The weekends are FULL.... but it's so spacious etc that the only real downside was that the shower house had pretty long lines with all those tenters on the weekend days. The bath house is immaculate as is the rest of the property!
It's like sleeping in the clouds.....literally on SOME days! It was just spectacular though! Mountains all around.... warm summer breezes and cool nights! AMAZING escape from the heat and humidity of Florida! And we saw lightning bugs, chipmunks and even a hummingbird! Very cool! - doggpurr
May 2016 - $35.00
When we arrived I found out that due to my negligence I did not notice when booking that the campsites did not have water a each site. Only electricity. Our camper has never had the fresh water tanks filled so we were not going to take a chance on contamination or it having leaks. The owners were very nice and understood my decision to cancel the reservation. They still charged me the cancellation fee but that was to be expected and I did not argue as it was my fault. On another note!! Please be advised that this campground name has mountain in it. That being said we were pulling a 32 ft trailer with our F250 and it was a struggle to get it up to the campground. Once you get off the highway from Boone the road is gravel up to Blue Bear CG. One other word of caution. Do not miss the turn as there is no sign that tells you the turn off goes to your campground. You have to know the road name and be watching for it diligently. The second we realized we missed the turn it was too late and drove 3 miles looking for a place to turn around on this narrow two lane road. I finally gave up and stopped in the middle of the road and backed up on to a side road to turn around. They could use a sign just before the turn if it was permissible. I'm sure it would have been a pleasant stay if you did not need the convenience of water on your site. - Bill from Texas
Sep 2018 - $6.00
We stayed there a week. Want to say I cant remember names very well but the camp host in the hemlock section were very friendly and very helpful, and I seen them working a lot while we were there. The 8 mile gravel road is now pavement. A few of the old out houses need to be replaced. A few of our tax dollars could pay for that if the gov. would do it. And stalls in the bath house would be very helpful. - Rick Woodruff
Jun 2017 - $12.00
Campground is nice, right along south holston lake. Host not friendly and drives at high speeds throughout the park. Restrooms are usually pretty clean but wasn't during our last stay. Lots of shade and large flat sites. - John52575
Jun 2012 - $6.00
You have never seen such poorly designed showers in your life. Each shower room is entered from the outside and the potty, sink, electric hand dryer (I hope they are properly grounded), mirror and yes, the shower are out in the open. If you enter the room after someone has used the shower the entire room is soaked! In other words, there is no partition between the shower and the rest of the room! We were here for 3 night and the garbage cans were not emptied. When we left, garbage was piled up at, but not in the containers. So much for bear-proofing. The grounds are pretty and the Lake offers a lot of appeal, but between the shower facility and poor garbage collection, for the new renovation, we are not impressed! One last word: at least the long 8 mile trip from 421 is not over a dusty, gravel road. It's paved. - Konnarock Kid & Marge
Jan 2019 - $38.00
Close to Boone. Small, older campground. Independent operator. They don’t take credit cards so bring cash or check. Extra $3/day for any person more than two. Owner was friendly and helpful, lives onsite. We were here during a snowstorm and had no problems. Will check it out again next time we are in the area. - TimO
Nov 2017 - $39.00
Small, quiet park in Vilas, NC and 7 mi outside of Boone. No cable but wi-fi is the best we have ever had in a park and it allowed us to stream TV easily. My husband used the laundry room and said it was clean and well maintained. This is a no frills park but it is a great price for FHU 50 amp and great wi-fi. Sprint cell service was good in this area. Open Year around. Our site was a bit of a challenge to level but we got it. Owner is very helpful and accommodating. Monthly guests pay for their electricity separately at the end of the month. We stayed in a back in site with our 39ft 5th wheel toy hauler long term guest. There are a number of guests who are full time and work nearby. Office is cluttered and smells of fertilizer or something but you don't have to go in often. We did not buy anything in the camp store. - Joulesanne
Jun 2017 - $37.00
We got all setup and after discussing the situation, we went looking for another campground. The campground is run by a very nice elderly woman who is in way over her head. The office is one of the worst messes I have ever seen. I was uncomfortable even being there. The utilities were awful. The sewer connection was several inches below ground level. The water connection was covered by a barrel, and when I removed the barrel to hook up I found a hideous mess of insulation apparently protecting the pipe. There were nasty looking RVs on each side of us that appeared to be permanent residents. We found another place to stay. I do not recommend this place. - FSUWizard
Apr 2016 - $22.00
This is primarily a seasonal-camper place, but to the park's credit they keep some nice waterfront sites open for short-term transients. They are a mix of back-in sites and pull-offs alongside the road. The electric hookups are 30-amp only and do not have circuit breakers, so you have to plug in "hot". The bathhouses are rather primitive, are unheated, and could use a good sprucing up. They do provide free hot showers. - WxToad