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Riley Creek Campground

If you're searching or a peaceful waterfront campground near Knoxville, consider Riley Creek Campground. This RV park is situated along Watt's Bar Lake, making it ideal for watersports, including swimming, fishing, and boating. There's even a marina on the lake if you're looking to store your boat. This campground is ideal for getting back in touch with nature, and you can bring your dog along to this pet-friendly Kingston campground so that you can make the most of the beautiful countryside with your four-legged friend.When you camp in an RV at Riley Creek Campground, you'll have access to everything your motorhome needs. There are over 40 available campsites, which provide water and electric hookups. All sites offer back-in access, and every campsite at Riley Creek Campground comes with a fire ring. There are also some basic amenities around the campground, including showers and restrooms.During your stay with an RV rental near Watts Bar Lake, you'll have a diverse environment to explore, as well as some exciting cities to discover. With many vast lakes, some beautiful parks, and the Smoky Mountains on your doorstep, you won't be short of scenic areas to visit. There are some great cities, too, including Gatlinburg, Knoxville, and Chattanooga, offering tons of unique activities and family-friendly attractions.


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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 rent an RV in Roane County, you'll want to plan a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This huge park offers thousands of acres of tree-covered mountains and lush valleys with glistening streams. Hikers will love this park, with hundreds of miles of trails that lead past waterfalls, through dense forests, and up the side of mountains. One of the most popular hikes is climbing Charles Bunion. This eight-mile trek leads 1,600 feet above sea level, affording breathtaking views of nearby mountains and the valley below. Nature watching is also popular at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and common sights include elk, woodchucks, and black bears. If you'd prefer to relax and go fishing, there are over 2,900 streams in the park, with catches that include trout and bass.There are some excellent parks just down the road from Riley Creek Campground if you'd prefer to stay close to home, and one of the closest parks is Frozen Head State Park. This 24,000-acre park features dense woodlands surrounding the 3,300-foot-tall Frozen Head Mountain, which is usually capped with ice or snow. Visitors will have 50 miles of trails to explore, some of which lead up the mountain. At the top of the mountain is an observation deck, which provides stunning views of the Smoky Mountains. If you'd like to go fishing, the Flat Fork Creek is a favorite location for anglers looking to catch trout.Another beautiful nearby park worth exploring is Big Ridge State Park. This park consists of 3,600 acres of lush forests and valleys between three mountainous ridges. The park features 15 miles of walking trails which lead through the woods, along old roads, and through historic, abandoned villages. The park also contains the 49-acre Big Ridge Lake, which is excellent for watersports such as boating, swimming, and fishing. The park features a sandy swimming beach, and there's a concession stand where you can rent kayaks and canoes. Anglers can expect to catch bream and bass in this lake.

Exploring the City

After discovering some of the best natural sights in the area, you may want to explore one of Tennessee's biggest cities, Knoxville. Campers will find plenty to do in Knoxville, and an excellent activity for families is Zoo Knoxville. This mid-sized zoo is known for its conservation work, with a percentage of ticket costs going to support conservation efforts. The zoo consists of over 800 animals, with many rare animals, including Malayan tigers, red pandas, and western lowland gorillas. The zoo also offers animal encounters. Visitors can get close up to adorable animals, ride camels, and much more.If you want to learn more about local culture, consider a visit to the Knoxville Museum of Art. This small art museum focuses on displaying the works and sensibilities of local artists, with pieces by many Appalachian painters on display. The museum also holds temporary exhibitions featuring local and international artists.Knoxville is a beautiful city, and Kingston campers looking to make the most of their trip should visit the Sunsphere. This tower was built as a symbol of the 1982 World's Fair and stands at over 260 feet tall, overlooking the city of Knoxville. Visitors will be able to enjoy gorgeous panoramic views of Knoxville, with the nearby mountains providing the perfect backdrop. The Sunsphere also features restaurants if you want to relax after climbing the tower.


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Trailer

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.

All drivables

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.