Rock Creek Recreation Area

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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.

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Overview

Rock Creek Recreation Area is named for the small creek that runs alongside this recreation site. The facilities, creek-fed concrete pond and bathhouse were originally built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the early 1930s. It is located just outside the town of Erwin, TN at an elevation of 2,300 feet - a welcome respite from the summer heat.

Recreation

Hike on one (or all) of the trails adjacent to Rock Creek Recreation Area. Visitors can enjoy cooling off in the creek-fed concrete pond. Younger children can enjoy the playground located in the day use area of the recreation area. Campground programs are offered every Friday night in July at the amphitheater.

Facilities

There are 27 fully accessible single and five double campsites in Rock Creek Recreation Area; all with electric hook-ups. In addition, there are five walk-in tent sites without electric hookups, which are available first-come, first served only. Three bathhouses are located within the recreation area; one in Loop A, one in Loop C, and one located by the concrete pond - it is a Civilian Conservation Corps-era bathhouse adapted for modern use. Each bathhouse has flush toilets and shower facilities. A dump station is located on site. An on-site host is located in the campground.

Rock Creek Recreation Area Map

Natural Features

Campsites are nestled in a cove hardwood forest. Adjacent to the campground is Unaka Mountain Wilderness area, a rugged and undeveloped area.

Nearby Attractions

The Appalachian Trail crosses TN 395 at Indian Grave Gap, 3.1 miles east of Rock Creek. Mountain Balds, Beauty Spot and Unaka Mountain Overlook are located nearby along Forest Service Road #230. Whitewater rafting on the Nolichucky River is provided by private companies located in Erwin, TN.

Popular nearby hiking trails and campgrounds


  • Hiking TrailLocation
  • Rock Creek Falls Trail, TNErwin, TN
  • Rattlesnake Ridge Trail, TNUnicoi, TN
  • AT Indian Grave Gap/Unaka Mountain Trail, TNUnicoi, TN
  • Little Dark Hollow Trail, TNUnicoi, TN
  • Limestone Cove Trail, TNUnicoi, TN
  • Pinnacle Mountain Fire Tower Trail, TNUnicoi, TN
  • Red Fork Falls Trail, TNUnicoi, TN
  • AT Nolichucky River/Indian Grave Gap, TNErwin, TN
  • Appalachian Trail: Nolichucky River to Iron Mountain Gap, TNUnicoi, TN
  • Appalachian Trail: Iron Mountain Gap to Hughes Gap, TNRoan Mountain State Park, TN

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