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Founded in 1858 as the county seat of Sequatchie County, Dunlap is a small city that was named for the state legislator William Claiborne Dunlap. It flourished with the discovery of coal around the turn of the 20th century, with the coal converted into coke at nearby Fredonia Mountain, a site that is now protected within the Dunlap Coke Ovens Park.
Dunlap’s proximity to spectacular natural wilderness areas makes it a popular place to rent an RV while exploring southeastern Tennessee. It’s well-served by RV campgrounds while being just a stone’s throw from the cultural museums and family-friendly attractions of Chattanooga.
Pick up your motorhome rental in Dunlap and drive south to the Prentice Cooper State Forest, which sprawls across more than 24,000 acres along the scenic Tennessee River Gorge. There are around 35 miles of hiking trails to explore, as well as mountain biking, horseback riding, and rock climbing pursuits. Follow the Mullens Cove Loop for breathtaking views of the Tennessee River Gorge or tackle the famous rock climbing crag - the Tennessee Wall.
A short drive west of Dunlap is the Savage Gulf State Natural Area, a 15,590-acre scenic wilderness of dramatic sandstone cliffs and waterfalls. Witness the iconic Stone Door - a deep crack that stretches from the top of the escarpment to the gorge below - or trek to the Greeter Falls that drop into a crystal clear plunge pool. If you’re visiting during the spring months, head to Collins Gulf that’s renowned for its magnificent displays of wildflowers.
A 30-minute drive north of Dunlap is the Fall Creek Falls State Park, which is centered around the upper Cane Creek Gorge and the 256-foot Fall Creek Falls. Aside from this photogenic cascade (which is the highest free-fall waterfall east of the Mississippi River), there are numerous other falls that can be explored along the park’s hiking trails. Admire the 125-foot Rockhouse Falls or soak up the breathtaking views from the Cane Creek Gorge Overlook and Buzzard’s Roost.
Pick up your RV rental in Dunlap and pull into one of the RV sites at the Mt Airy RV Park, which occupies a tranquil setting close to town. There is a range of back-in sites to select from with 30 or 50 amp service, as well as direct access to a picturesque walking trail.
A little farther away is the Mountain Glen RV Park & Campground in Pikeville, which has just over 40 RV sites with full hookups. It’s big rig-friendly, with picnic tables, fire rings, and an on-site laundry facility, as well as a general store where you can pick up camping necessities and basic groceries.
If you’re willing to travel farther, head east to the Bluewater Resort and RV Campground in Dayton, which overlooks the waters of Richland Creek. There are full hookups with 30 or 50 amp service, as well as a swimming pool, a laundry room, and a private boat ramp for fishing on Chickamauga Lake.
Park your RV rental near Dunlap and head to the Coke Oven Museum, which is situated in the Dunlap Coke Ovens Park where the remnants of an early-20th-century coke production facility can be seen. The five batteries of 268 beehive ovens are now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, with a small museum detailing their history and significance to the local industry. See the replica coal mine where vintage mining machinery is displayed and the remains of a 1906 coal washer, then follow the hiking trail that leads to the former mining site atop Fredonia Mountain.
Dunlap makes a good base for exploring Chattanooga, which lies just 45 minutes’ drive to the south in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Delve into the region’s Civil War history at the Battles for Chattanooga Museum or soak up the sweeping waterfall views from Lookout Mountain along the Incline Railway. If you’re traveling with kids, don’t miss a visit to the Tennessee Aquarium or the Chattanooga Zoo, which is home to more than 200 different species.
If you’re in need of a cultural fix, Chattanooga is home to the Hunter Museum of American Art, which occupies an early 20th-century Classical Revival mansion. There’s an outstanding collection of American Modernist and Impressionist works, as well as plenty of educational programs for all ages. Another museum not to miss if you’re traveling with kids is the Creative Discovery Museum that’s filled with interactive exhibits themed around art, music, and science. They can cool off in the water-themed RiverPlay area or get hands-on in the inventor’s workshop, with The Little Yellow House designed specifically for toddlers.
Dunlap is home to a couple of grocery stores where you can pick up supplies, as well as a good selection of fast food restaurants and eateries for dining out. There are also gas stations if you want to fill up your campervan in Dunlap.
Whether you’re visiting Sequatchie County for its industrial museums or hiking trails, book an RV in Dunlap and start exploring.