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The Ridges at Royal Blue

Within the pristine North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area, the Ridges at Royal Blue is a picturesque campground in northern Tennessee. It’s on the doorstep of over 900 miles of ATV trails in what has been rated by several ATV magazines as the best place to ride in the Southeast.RV camping at the Ridges at Royal Blue campground includes access to 30 RV sites, with full hookups, picnic tables, and fire rings available at each. Campers can enjoy access to clean restrooms and shower facilities, as well as plenty of grassy areas overlooking Stinking Creek.



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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

A highlight of camping at the Ridges at Royal Blue campground is its access to the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area, which encompasses 146,000 acres of mature hardwood forests. It’s renowned for its population of elk, with the Hatfield Knob Elk Viewing Tower offering the best sightings. Birdwatchers should also head here to spot neotropical migratory songbirds, such as Kentucky warblers, scarlet tanagers, and wood thrush, as well as brown-headed cowbirds and ruffed grouse.Directly west of the Ridges at Royal Blue is the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, which centers around a fork of the Cumberland River. It’s carved a spectacular river gorge that’s renowned for its fascinating geological features, including unusual hoodoos and one of the largest concentrations of natural bridges in the United States. Aside from canoeing and whitewater rafting, the recreation area is also a popular destination for horseback riding, mountain biking, and hiking, with highlights including the Grand Gap Loop and the Angel Falls Overlook.The Ridges at Royal Blue can also be used as a base for visiting the Norris Dam State Park, which lies 30 minutes’ drive south of the RV park. It centers around a human-made impoundment along the Clinch River that was created following the completion of the Norris Dam in 1936. Begin your visit at the Lenoir Historical Complex, which is home to the Lenoir Pioneer Museum, where the personal collection of Will G. Lenoir is displayed. The complex also features the 18th-century Rice Grist Mill that dates to 1798 and the Caleb Crosby Threshing Barn, which once stood on the banks of the Holston River. Stretch your legs along one of the short hiking trails that meander through the park, then relax in the Tea Room that was constructed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Exploring the City

Pioneer campers can pick up groceries at the supermarket in Caryville, which is 15 minutes’ drive south of the Ridges at Royal Blue. There’s also a gas station here if you need to fill up your RV rental and a couple of eateries that include a waffle house and a hamburger restaurant.Campsites at the Ridges at Royal Blue are just 45 minutes’ drive from the heart of Knoxville, which sprawls around the banks of the Tennessee River. It’s home to several fine museums and family-friendly attractions, as well as a great selection of cafes, restaurants, and bars. Learn about the people and events that have shaped the area at the Museum of East Tennessee History while browsing the Civil War-era artifacts and regional artworks on display. Also of note is James White's Fort, a reconstructed 1786 log cabin that was originally built by a Revolutionary War captain as Knoxville’s first permanent building.Admire the 19th-century buildings that cluster in the Market Square district, which is home to the Italianate-style Oliver Hotel and the Neoclassical Ziegler Building. You can shop for fresh produce and artisan goods in the Knoxville Farmers’ Market or see the Vols football team in action at Neyland Stadium. Gaze up at the sparkling Sunsphere that was built for the 1982 World’s Fair, then soak up the views across the Tennessee River, the University of Tennessee, and the Great Smoky Mountains from its observation deck.A short drive from downtown Knoxville will take you to the Ijams Nature Center, a protected nature park that’s renowned for its rock formations and wetlands. It’s a great place to get active, with a beautiful river boardwalk and naturalist-led programs that will appeal to all ages. Fly high at the nearby adventure park or rent a canoe to explore Mead’s Quarry, then soak up the breathtaking scenery on one of the hiking or mountain biking trails. Wildflower Walks, Bat Nights, and Owl Prowls are also held throughout the year, offering an insight into the native flora and fauna of the region.Whether you want to explore the recreational reserves of the Appalachian Mountains or discover the cultural sites of Knoxville, book an RV rental in Campbell County and start planning your next vacation.


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

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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.

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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.

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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.

Truck Camper

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

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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.