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Tennessee has breathtaking landscapes and a moderate climate perfect for camping with an RV. Big Ridge State Park in Maynardville is a heavily forested park situated in the Appalachian Ridge and the Valley Range. No need to worry if you don't own a motorhome; you can book an RV in Union County and spend some time enjoying the natural beauty of Tennessee.

Knoxville is only about a 35-minute drive to the south and offers many different restaurants and shopping. You can spend a day exploring the city after camping at Big Ridge State Park. Head over the Music City and tour some fantastic sites. Nashville is about three and a half hours from Big Ridge State Park.

Getting Outdoors

There's so much to do at Big Ridge State Park when camping with an RV. You can wake up early and enjoy breathtaking sunrises, then head out for a day of hiking through more than 15 miles of trails. Trails range from easy to strenuous and wind through lush hollows, along dry ridges, and beside remnants of early settlements and cemeteries. The hiking trails in Big Ridge State Park are open year-round, and trail maps are available at the park office.

The 49-acre Big Ridge Lake is located in the state park and is excellent for kayaking and canoeing. A boat dock is accessible in the park and is only open seasonally from Memorial Day to Labor Day. A boat ramp is available on Norris Lake, located just outside the Big Ridge State Park entrance where ski boats, wave runners, and fishing boats can enter the water. Visitors can bring their own watercraft, and the park also has canoes, stand-up paddleboards, single-person kayaks, and tandem kayaks available to rent.

Pack your bathing suit in your rental RV and spend the weekend swimming in Big Ridge Lake. The lake has a sandy beach along its shores and is open daily Memorial Day through Labor Day for swimming. An enclosed, concrete-bottomed area is the perfect place for children to swim without fear of them getting too far out in the lake. Big Ridge State Park doesn't have lifeguards on duty at the lake; all swimming is at your own risk.

Camping at Big Ridge State Park

State park RV campgrounds are great places to relax and enjoy nature. Big Ridge State Park offers 50 RV campsites with water and 50-amp electrical hookups. Each campsite has a grill and a picnic table. Three bathhouses offer clean restroom and shower facilities. The maximum length for RV rentals is 35 feet, and some sites are situated on the shores of Norris Lake.

RV camping at state parks is cost-effective, but sites fill up quickly during the peak season. If you'd rather camp near Big Ridge State Park, Hickory Star Resort and Marina in Maynardville offers full hookups, a modern bathhouse with hot showers and a laundry room.

You can also plan on camping with an RV at the Sunset Cove Adventure Park and Campground in Maynardville. This campground is only minutes from Big Ridge State Park. Campers can enjoy swimming or fishing at the campground, and there's a country store on-site for guests to pick up necessities and souvenirs. Campsites are equipped with full hookups, including electric, water, and sewer.

Exploring the Area

While visiting Big Ridge State Park, take the time to learn more about American history by visiting the Tennessee Civil War Trail. There are several trails throughout the state that allow visitors to walk where soldiers, generals, and slaves fought bitter battles during the Civil War. These trails follow some of the lesser-known battlefields and connect the battle of Petersburg and Robert E. Lee’s surrender at the Appomattox Courthouse.

Spend the day wandering through Chuck Swan State Forest in Sharps Chapel. This forest consists of over 25,000 acres that include the Chuck Swan Wildlife Management Area. Visitors can go hiking, fishing, and mountain biking. There are picnic areas located in specific areas near Norris Lake where visitors can enjoy a meal while watching the calming waters of the lake.

Many people rent a camper near Big Ridge State Park on the third weekend of August to enjoy the annual Bluegrass at Big Ridge Festival. The festival has been a draw for locals and tourists for over 30 years and has grown to include not just great bluegrass music, but also several vendors that provide food, drink, and souvenirs for guests. Reserve your campsite early, because the RV campgrounds near Maynardville fill up quickly during the weekend of the Bluegrass at Big Ridge Festival.

Frequently Asked Questions


What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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