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Big Hill Pond State Park, TN

114 RV rentals

Big Hill Pond State Park is located in southwestern TN, close to the Mississippi border and the towns of Selmer, TNCorinth, MS, and Savannah, TN. The state park covers more than 4,000 acres of timberland and hardwood bottomland along with wetlands and little rivers. The centerpiece of Big Hill Pond State Park is the 35-acre lake known as Travis McNatt Lake. The park is a haven for those who love the quiet of nature. It's close enough to local towns to take advantage of city conveniences, yet secluded enough to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

Big Hill Pond State Park is ideal for campers who wish to spend their trip fishing, boating, hiking, …

Big Ridge State Park, TN

273 RV rentals

Tennessee has breathtaking landscapes and a moderate climate perfect for camping with an RV. Big Ridge State Park in Maynardville is a heavily forested park situated in the Appalachian Ridge and the Valley Range. No need to worry if you don't own a motorhome; you can book an RV in Union County and spend some time enjoying the natural beauty of Tennessee.

Knoxville is only about a 35-minute drive to the south and offers many different restaurants and shopping. You can spend a day exploring the city after camping at Big Ridge State Park. Head over the Music City and tour some fantastic sites. Nashville is about three and a half hours from Big Ridge State Park.

Bledsoe Creek State Park, TN

289 RV rentals

This park is located in the north-central portion of the state, only about 20 miles south of the Kentucky state line. It lies near the town of Gallatin, with the nearest large city being Nashville, located around 40 miles to the southwest. The park sits on the banks of the Bates Branch of the Cumberland River, which offers opportunities to enjoy recreational activities nearby.

Due to the nearby river, water sports, including paddle sports and fishing, are enjoyed at this park. It also features wetland areas where birdwatching is a common activity. This area is rather forested. Hiking, camping, picnicking and viewing local wildlife are other activities found at this site.

Burgess Falls State Park, TN

400 RV rentals

Burgess Falls State Park is a day-use park located northeast of the center of Tennessee. This state park is one of many in the region, and when you book an RV in Putnam County, you’ll be able to explore this park and more. The park is located along Falling Water River, which is known for its numerous waterfalls and gorges. Burgess Falls State Park is built on land that was once used as hunting grounds until the late 19th century, in an area originally populated by Cherokee, Creek, and Chickasaw tribes.

In the late 19th century, a gristmill and sawmill were built to harness the powers of the river, and folks who camp in an RV near Burgess Falls State …

Cedars of Lebanon State Park, TN

368 RV rentals

Set amid limestone glades and lush evergreen forests, Cedars of Lebanon State Park immerses you in the natural beauty of Middle Tennessee. The park occupies more than 900 acres and is crisscrossed with scenic hiking trails and shady picnic spots. It takes its name from the abundance of magnificent eastern red cedar trees in the area, which reminded colonial settlers of the storied Mount Lebanon forests used to build the ancient Temple in Jerusalem. In 1955, the area was designated as a state park for all to enjoy.

At just 30 miles from Downtown Nashville, Cedars of Lebanon State Park is popular with day trippers and weekend warriors from Music City, as well as travelers from further afield. Planning a …

Cherokee National Forest, TN

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Spanning 655,598 acres Cherokee National Forest straddles both the states of Tennessee and North Carolina. It lies about 27 miles away from Elizabethton, TN, and 36 miles from Johnson City. Nestled deep in Southern Appalachian Mountain Range, this is the only forest in the state of Tennessee. It was designated in 1920. The forest is named for the Cherokee Indians, who lived here in the past. Six hundred thirty-one thousand seven hundred fifteen acres lie in Eastern Tennessee while 377 acres lie in Western North Carolina. Great Smoky Mountains National Park bisects the forest into southern and northern regions. It touches ten counties, including Polk and Sullivan. Cherokee National Forest offers a mix of mountainous and plain terrain.

This …

Chicasaw State Park, TN

105 RV rentals

Located in some of the more altitudinous areas of West Tennessee, Chickasaw State Park encompasses a large area (14,384 acres) consisting of thicket and timber, and a lovely zone (1,400 acres) specifically designed for recreation. The park got its name from the Chickasaw tribe, who were the original inhabitants of these lands. It was officially opened for business back in 1955, which makes it one of the first state parks in Tennessee. Today, the park is a popular destination for families on a summer vacation, equestrian enthusiasts, anglers, RVers, and hikers.

One of the park’s main attractions is Placid Lake, and most of the campsites are located along its shoreline. The majority of the park’s territory is covered with hardwood …

Cove Lake State Park, TN

208 RV rentals

Tucked away in a scenic valley amid the majestic Cumberland Mountains lies Cove Lake State Park. Sitting in the southeastern part of the USA, this park is located in Caryville which has the towns of Jacksboro and Norris for its neighbors. Perched right on the edge of the Cumberland Plateau, you will be able to look forward to the marvelous views the park offers when you search for an RV in Campbell County.

Tennessee is one state that has no shortage of camping opportunities, and Cove Lake State Park is no exception. Located right next to the freeway, the 673-acre park might seem small, but it packs quite a punch when it comes to camping and outdoor activities. The …

Cumberland Mountain State Park, TN

347 RV rentals

Set on the shores of Byrd Lake, Cumberland Mountain State Park lures outdoor lovers with scenic hiking trails, splash-happy water sports, and picturesque picnic sites. Once a recreational area for local homestead families relocated as part of the New Deal program, today, the 1,700-acre park welcomes visitors from across the country and beyond. There's a dash of history thrown in for good measure, with sites like the Stone Arch Bridge and Homestead House Museum recalling the park's fascinating past.

Venture further afield and you can explore nearby state parks like Fall Creek Falls and Rock Island, as well as other attractions on the Cumberland Plateau, from tumbling waterfalls to legendary smokehouses. While state park RV camping at Cumberland Mountain, you're …

Cummins Falls State Park, TN

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Despite being only 282 acres, Cummins Falls State Park has a lot to offer those that book an RV in Jackson County, TN. This scenic spot has been used for recreation for more than 100 years, with the beautiful waterfall being the main attraction. The park sits within the rolling hills along the Blackburn Fork State Scenic River in the Codell Hull Watershed and offers some spectacular scenery. Head to one of the nearby towns, such as Baxter, Cookeville, and Livingston, while on your outdoor adventure, to see even more of the incredible state of Tennessee.

Native Americans used to use the area as a hunting ground for great buffalo and other animals, and then in 1845, …

David Crockett Birthplace State Park, TN

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Located along the Nolichucky River, between Johnson City, TN and Greeneville, TN, is David Crockett Birthplace State Park. This state park consists of more than 100 acres of land and is focused on the famous Tennessee soldier, politician, and frontiersman Davy Crockett. When you book an RV in Greene County, it should be easy to enjoy some RV camping at David Crockett Birthplace State Park.

David Crockett Birthplace State Park is focused on telling the story of Davy Crockett and includes a replica of the original cabin in which Davy Crockett was born and raised. Getting an idea of what it was like where Davy Crockett grew up, including surveying and appreciating the landscape and seeing a recreation …

David Crockett State Park, TN

363 RV rentals

When planning your vacation in Greene County, Tennessee, be sure to set aside some days and visit David Crockett State Park in Lawrenceburg, about an hour north of Columbia. Sitting on over 1300 acres, the park is closely bordered by the towns of Pulaski and Summertown. The large natural playground provides the perfect setting for a date with nature for outdoorsy folks just like you. So what are you waiting for? Search for an RV in Greene County and explore the region’s hidden secrets at your own home away from home.

Born near Limestone in 1876, David Crockett established a couple of businesses that later got washed away by floods. This prompted him to move to West Tennessee, …

Dunbar Cave State Park, TN

289 RV rentals

Dunbar Cave State Park is one of Tennessee's most popular parks, which is no surprise considering that the cave complex is approximately the 280th largest in the entire known world. When you book an RV in Montgomery County, it is easy to explore this state park, and motorhome camping nearby will make multiple visits a breeze. Dunbar Cave State Park has an extensive prehistoric history and has been used for thousands of years by various peoples living in the area.

In more modern times, Dunbar Cave State Park can trace its history to Mississippian people living along the Red River during the 14th century, who treated the cave as a sacred place. Many cave drawings can be seen within …

Edgar Evins State Park, TN

398 RV rentals

Located some 60 miles east of Nashville and neatly situated along Tennessee's Eastern Highland Rim, Edgar Evins State Park impresses and dazzles with its breathtaking vistas, abundant animal and plant life, and a wide range of events and outdoor attractions. Named after James Edgar Evins, a Smithville business figurehead and state senator, this 6,000-acre park is revered as one the most popular tourist attractions in the state of Tennessee.

This comes as no surprise, since camping at Edgar Evins State Park provides the visitors with a bevy of enjoyable and exciting outdoor activities. There's a little bit of everything for everyone. From observing the local wildlife, which includes bald eagles and hawks, to enjoying the local flora species such as …

Fall Creek Falls State Park, TN

452 RV rentals

A charming state park that protects around 26,000 acres, Fall Creek Falls State Park is, without a doubt, one of the most exciting outdoor recreation areas in the entire country. Home to mesmerizing streams, waterfalls, and gorges, this park is an outdoor oasis for all those who relish being in nature and exploring its secrets. Due to its close proximity to Doyle (25 miles) and Pikeville (12 miles), the park is a convenient place to go camping with an RV.

Aside from its dazzling vistas, Fall Creek Falls State Park also impresses with its variety of recreational activities suitable for adventurers of all ages. You can do a little bit of everything here, including hiking, swimming, playing golf, educational programs, …

Frozen Head State Park, TN

230 RV rentals

Just seven miles away from the small town of Wartburg is a craggy and wooded paradise for mountaineers, RV campers, and bird watchers called Frozen Head State Park. The park encompasses nearly 24,000 acres and is named after the snow-capped peaks of the Cumberland Mountains.

The lower section of the park is comprised of mesophytic forest characterized by maple, tulip poplar, hemlock, and oak trees, whereas the upper slopes mainly consist of chestnut oaks and shortleaf pines. However, in spite of the natural beauty and tranquil surroundings, there's a strange and unnerving echo lingering on the land. The reason for this is the park’s history, as it used to be a maximum-security prison where truly violent individuals were kept locked …