Backbone Rock Campground


Backbone Rock Campground will close for the season on Monday, October 14, 2019. Backbone Rock Campground is a small campground situated along the beautiful Beaverdam Creek at an elevation of 2,100 feet in northern Johnson County. This developed campground is popular with those visiting the nearby Backbone Rock, a tunnel originally blasted through the rock ridge for the railway. The creek side location with popular swim area and lush forest surroundings make Backbone Rock Campground particularly desirable during hot summer months. With 10 campsites and an adjacent large Civilian Conservation Corps- built reservable pavilion with lawn, Backbone Rock is a great option for a group to reserve the whole campground for retreats and other events.


Facilities

There are 10 single campsites, including two double sites within Backbone Rock Campground. The campground has flush toilets. Each site contains a table, fire ring and lantern holder.

Nearby attractions

The trailhead for the Appalachian National Scenic Trail (#1) is approximately a quarter mile south of the campground on TN Highway 133. Damascus, VA is approximately 5 minutes north of the campground.

Natural feaures

Backbone Rock Campground is located along the beautiful Beaverdam Creek nestled in the mountains of the Southern Appalachians.

Recreation

Along with camping, Beaverdam Creek is stocked with trout. The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is accessed via the nearby Backbone Rock Recreation Area parking.


Driving directions to Backbone Rock Campground

Highway TN 133 north from Highway 91. The campsite is on Highway 133, just north of Backbone Rock.

Location and contact info

Tennessee 133, TN 37688

For campground inquires, please call:423-735-1500

Backbone Rock Campground details

  • Campfire allowed
  • Checkin time: 2:00 PM
  • Checkout time: 11:00 AM
  • Hike in distance to site: 0
  • Location rating: Prime
  • Max num of people: 5
  • Max num of vehicles: 2
  • Pets allowed
  • Site rating: Standard
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Camping with an RV

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Amenities at Backbone Rock Campground

  • supplies

    Fire pit

    Picnic table


Activities at Backbone Rock Campground

Camping

Hiking

Scenic drive

Wildlife viewing

Hunting

Fishing

Backpacking

Biking

Swimming

Rock climbing

Star gazing


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