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Loyston Point Campground

Looking for a lakeside campground near Knoxville? Consider Loyston Point Campground. This RV park provides campers with plenty to do, thanks to Norris Lake, which is ideal for swimming, fishing, kayaking, and much more. There are also some activities around the campground, with a playground for kids and outdoor games such as horseshoes. Dogs are allowed at this pet-friendly campground in northeastern Tennessee, so you won't have to leave your pup behind.During your stay with an RV rental at Loyston Point Campground, you'll have a peaceful base from which to explore Tennessee. There are over 60 campsites, which have electrical hookups, fire rings, and picnic tables. Restrooms and showers can be found on-site if you need to freshen up. Sites are available with pull-through or back-in access.Andersonville campers looking to explore the best of Tennessee will love Loyston Point Campground. It's situated right next to a state park as well as several lakes, making it an ideal campground for nature lovers. Loyston Point is about 30 miles from one of Tennessee's premier cities, Knoxville, and smaller towns such as Gatlinburg, are also close by if you want to see more of the state.



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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.

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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 camp at Loyston Point Campground, you'll want to explore the adjacent Big Ridge State Park. This 3,500-acre state park consists of dense woodlands and three ridges that create beautiful valleys. There are over 15 miles of trails to explore, which lead along streams, through the forests, and along old roadways. During your hike, keep a lookout for local bird species, including herons, bald eagles, and kingfishers. The 49-acre Big Ridge Lake is perfect for watersports, and the lake has a sandy beach for sunbathing and swimming. Boating and fishing are also possible here, and anglers can expect to catch bream and bass in these waters.Another nearby state park worth visiting is Norris Dam State Park. This park is located at the far end of Norris Lake, with more than 800 miles of shoreline to explore. This massive lake is perfect for watersports, and there's a large marina next to the dam, which is great for docking a small boat. Fishing is another favorite pastime; however, swimming is prohibited in the lake. There is a swimming pool if you want to cool off. Several small trails ranging from half a mile to over four miles in length lead through the park's gorgeous valleys and along the edge of the lake.One of the most scenic parks in the area is Frozen Head State Park. This massive 24,000-acre park features verdant forests encompassing the 3,300-foot mountain. Hikers who are looking for a challenge will love exploring the rugged terrain at this park, which leads up the mountain, past stunning waterfalls, and through the woods. During your walk, keep an eye out for local bird species, including blue-gray gnatcatchers, Louisiana waterthrush, and yellow-throated warblers. The park also contains s small river called Flat Fork Creek, which is stocked with trout.

Exploring the City

During your visit with an RV rental near Knoxville, you'll want to venture into the city and experience the area's history and culture. Knoxville is a beautiful city, and one of the best ways to see it is by visiting the Sunsphere. This unique tower stands at over 260 feet tall and overlooks Knoxville. It was constructed in the early 1980s as a symbol of the World's Fair. Visitors can climb to the top of the tower and visit the observation deck, which provides panoramic views of the city. The tower also includes a gallery featuring pictures of Knoxville from the past as well as pictures of the Wolrd's Fair.Knoxville has some excellent attractions for families, and one of the best is Zoo Knoxville. This zoo is one of the best in the southeast and is highly focused on conservation; it has won awards and set records for breeding and protection. Visitors will see some rare and endangered creatures during their visit, including red pandas, Malayan tigers, and southern white rhinos. The zoo even offers animal encounters where you can get up close and personal with some of nature's cutest critters.Alternatively, you might consider visiting one of Knoxville's exquisite museums. The Knoxville Museum of Art is a small museum mainly focused on art relating to Tennessee. It displays works by local artists, including Joseph Delaney and Bessie Harvey. This museum is an excellent place to learn about how local people perceive their surroundings. The museum also hosts temporary exhibits, so you'll see something new every time you visit.


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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.