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Cherokee Dam Campground

Cherokee Dam Campground is located right next to Cherokee Lake, a magnificent natural treasure of the state of Tennessee. Whether you’re in search of serenity and peacefulness or fun and adventure, RV camping at Cherokee Dam Campground is sure to suit all your needs. The campground has over 40 campsites, some primitive and some with water and electric hookups. If you enjoy spending your evening next to a crackling campfire, you are in luck – every campsite has its own fire pit and grill, as well as a picnic table. The campground bathhouse has warm showers and flush toilets. There is no need to worry about leaving your pets at home – this campground will be perfect for them as well.When it comes to using your time here to the fullest, you are all set – the lake itself will provide you with hours of fun activities. You can go swimming and boating, and when you get tired, there are picnic tables and a pavilion right by the water where you can rest. However, if you would prefer to stay on land, you have the option to go bird-watching, or you can take a walk through the lush forest along the lakeshore.Many state and national parks and forests are located just a short drive from the campsites at Cherokee Dam Campground, and you can also spend the day in Knoxville or even Nashville or Charlotte if you don’t mind driving for a few hours.



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Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

How Outdoorsy Works

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Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.

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Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

Let us help

Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.

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Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

When you're ready to take your motorhome rental on the road, one of the first places you should visit is Great Smoky Mountains National Park, one of America’s most beloved national parks. If you enjoy hiking and sightseeing, you are in for a treat. The park is home to a very diverse plant and animal population. If you go on a hike, you could see black bears, different species of birds, reptiles, mammals, and even synchronous fireflies. Lots of trails are running through the park. One of them can lead you to Cades Cove, a lovely valley significant both for its history and the opportunity to observe wildlife. You can also hike to the beautiful Rainbow Falls or go on the Chimney Tops trail, famous for its magnificent, sprawling views.Spending a couple of hours on the road in your rental RV will surely pay off if you decide to visit Nantahala National Forest. When it comes to outdoor activities, the possibilities here are practically endless. You can go hiking, climbing, biking, horse riding, and if you want to rest and enjoy the brilliant nature around, you can do so by having a picnic. If you love spending time on the water, you will be thrilled, because Nantahala National Forest has many lakes and rivers where you can go swimming, tubing, waterskiing, and boating. Don't miss a visit to the breathtaking Callusaja Falls or the Nantahala River Gorge, where the sun only reaches the ground at noon. With the numerous activities at Nantahala National Forest, you might want to spend the night, which is why camping with an RV is a great idea – but you can also pitch a tent or even stay at a cabin if you prefer.Pisgah National Forest features hundreds of miles of trails and is the perfect destination for anyone looking for some outdoor recreation. While you hike and explore the forest, you will also have the opportunity to go fishing, horse riding, swimming, waterskiing, and more. Conquer the famous Looking Glass Rock Trail and be rewarded by an incredible view at the top. If you get tired on the way there, you can stop by a beautiful waterfall and rest.

Exploring the Area

If you enjoy being around animals, plan a visit to Zoo Knoxville. Spend time observing the endangered red pandas, the white-naped cranes, African elephants, lions, and more. Besides just observing, Zoo Knoxville offers a plethora of different activities you can take part in. You can take a ride on a camel’s back, feed a giraffe, and even go on a train ride. The fun doesn't end when the sun goes down. Not at all, since you can be a part of the Night Safaris, which will allow you to see what your favorite animals do at night.Several parks are easily accessible when you are camping at Cherokee Dam Campground. One place to check out while you're here is the planetarium in the Bays Mountain Park. It will allow you to lose yourself in the night sky and explore many deep-sky objects in vivid detail. There are also different shows you can attend to learn more about Earth and everything that surrounds it in space.If you wish to marvel at some beautiful art pieces, then you should pay a visit to the Knoxville Museum of Art. The museum regularly holds different art exhibitions. In addition, the museum hosts various events, workshops, and lectures that can introduce you to the wondrous world of art, or broaden your horizons further.


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Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Folding Trailer

Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.

Fifth-Wheel

Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

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Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.

Other

All other types of drivable vehicles.

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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.