Northgate RV Center was founded in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1994, and we’ve been equipping RV campers in The Volunteer State ever since. Although our Tennessee location is in Alcoa now, we still think our home state is a fantastic place to go RVing. From Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the east, to the home of Elvis Presley in the west and Music City in between, the sights to see in Tennessee are endless. Whether you love getting in touch with the outdoors or having every amenity at your fingertips, there are plenty of campgrounds to choose from. We’ve selected some of our favorite RV campgrounds in Tennessee to inspire your next RV trip.
If you’re looking for a place to enjoy upscale RV camping in Tennessee, look no further than Anchor Down RV Resort in Dandridge. This luxury resort is perched atop beautiful Lake Douglas with stunning views of the lake down below and the mountains framing it in the distance. Here, you’ll get to enjoy all the amenities of a high-end RV stay and still feel like you’re getting in touch with the outdoors. You’ll find 170 concrete padded sites with full hookups, and you can even opt for lake front sites or buddy sites. Not only are you close to the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area, but there’s plenty to keep you busy on-site as well. Swim at the lake front beach, rent paddle boards and kayaks, take the kids to the pool with a waterslide, and play a game of gaga ball, pickleball or beach volleyball. You can even get firewood delivered to your campsite fire pit. It’s the perfect mountain getaway.
You’ll find another gorgeous waterfront RV park near the Pigeon Forge area at Two Rivers Landing in Sevierville. It’s located along the serene banks of the French Broad River and has 25 riverfront and 30 river view RV sites complete with panoramas of the Smoky Mountains beyond the water. Here, you’ll find full hookups and concrete pads as well as a large clubhouse with a workout facility and event room. Enjoy the outdoors at the river front gazebo, go for a swim at the pool or keep the kids busy at the playground. When you’re ready to explore the area, you can check out Dollywood, visit nearby outlet malls, or get on the water with canoeing, kayaking, tubing, fishing, jet skiing or water skiing.
For a Smoky Mountain escape with that log cabin feel, head to Honeysuckle Meadows in Wears Valley. It’s another RV park that will place you close to the popular Pigeon Forge area, but this one gives you a little seclusion outside of town. The grounds are beautifully kept with a clubhouse and on-site deli and grill designed with quaint mountain cabin style. The campground also has a pool and a pond for you to enjoy during your stay. If you can, plan a trip during autumn – the fall foliage here is breathtaking!
This list is heavy on the Smoky Mountains as it’s one of the best places to camp in Tennessee. We’ll give you one more stop in the Gatlinburg area: Smoky Bear Campground. If you’re looking to hike the national park, this is the place to stay. It’s located in the northeast section of the park near the Greenbrier and Cosby entrances and has shady, wooded spots for you to set up camp. While there’s plenty of nature to discover in the area, you can also stay entertained at the RV park with a seasonal heated pool and hot tub, a playground, a spacious clubhouse for events, and a camp store to keep you stocked with everything you need for your trip.
Moving west, Fall Creek Falls State Park is an incredible place to discover that deserves a visit just as much as the mountains in the east. Mountain Glen RV Park is the perfect home base for exploring the park’s cascades, gorges and flourishing forests. Each camp site has full hookups, a picnic table and a fire ring. The general store is there to make sure you never run out of necessities, and the 2 acre stocked pond will provide plenty of fishing entertainment.
For some campers, nothing beats great state park camping. Natchez Trace State Park is the best place to go if this describes your camping style. This campground is off of the Natchez Trace Parkway, a scenic and historical roadway through Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee, which makes it the perfect starting point for a fantastic RV road trip. There are some full hookup sites at the Pin Oak Campground located on the shores of Pin Oak Lake where they will accommodate RVs up to 80 feet in length. For smaller RVs, check out the Cub Lake Campgrounds, where select sites have electric and water hookups. If you brought your off-road vehicle along, check out Wrangler Camp where you have electric and water hookups and access to 250 miles of riding trails in the park.
Best Campgrounds in Tennessee
Now that you’ve got some ideas on where to go, let us help you get there! Search our RV inventory at our Alcoa, Tennessee location online or contact us today to get started on finding the perfect RV for you and your family.