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15
miles
Kroger (Sparta) - Sparta, Tennessee
Supermarket - Courtesy of MovinSue
19
miles
Cordell Hull Lake Horse Trail - Granville, Tennessee
54 votes, average: 2.83 out of 554 votes, average: 2.83 out of 554 votes, average: 2.83 out of 554 votes, average: 2.83 out of 554 votes, average: 2.83 out of 5 BoatingHorse TrailsWildlife ViewingBoat RampFire RingPicnic TablesRestroomsNear Water
Lots of room for horse trailers. It is very quiet during the week but is full of riders on the weekends.
28
miles
Walmart parking lot - Crossville, Tennessee
4 votes, average: 1.50 out of 54 votes, average: 1.50 out of 54 votes, average: 1.50 out of 54 votes, average: 1.50 out of 54 votes, average: 1.50 out of 5
At this walmart Like all Walmarts overnight rv stays are permitted
36
miles
Tompkinsville City Park - Tompkinsville, Kentucky
10 votes, average: 3.70 out of 510 votes, average: 3.70 out of 510 votes, average: 3.70 out of 510 votes, average: 3.70 out of 510 votes, average: 3.70 out of 5 FishingHiking TrailsHorse TrailsWildlife ViewingBoat RampFire RingPay PhonePicnic TablesRestroomsPlaygroundNear Water
Free primitive camping at City Lake 5 Sites Available by Reservation All sites include picnic table, fire circle & grill. Tents welcome. Pets accepted. Restrooms available in 2 nearby Shelters. Boat …
43
miles
Pickett State Forest - Pall Mall, Tennessee
3 votes, average: 3.00 out of 53 votes, average: 3.00 out of 53 votes, average: 3.00 out of 53 votes, average: 3.00 out of 53 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5 ATV TrailsBike TrailsHiking TrailsHorse TrailsRock ClimbingShooting Range
Great quiet camping spot
49
miles
Savage Gulf - Palmer, Tennessee
Hiking TrailsRock ClimbingWildlife ViewingFire Ring
The campsites here are free but require quite a bit of hiking to get to ( 3+ miles of difficult trail ). The campsites are large and very remote. The …
50
miles
Jackson's Island - Spring City, Tennessee
6 votes, average: 4.17 out of 56 votes, average: 4.17 out of 56 votes, average: 4.17 out of 56 votes, average: 4.17 out of 56 votes, average: 4.17 out of 5 BoatingFishingSwimmingWater SkiingWildlife ViewingBoat RampTrash Cans
Located outside Spring City, TN is a nice primitive campground on TVA land. It's a peninsula that extends out into Watts Bar Lake so all campsites are waterfront. I would …
53
miles
Great Meadows Campground - Stearns, Kentucky
FishingHiking TrailsHorse TrailsWildlife ViewingDrinking WaterRestroomsNear Water
The Great Meadows Campground, located on Stearns District of the Daniel Boone National Forest, is developed on both sides of the road. Deer Loop is on the right; Raccoon Loop is on the left. Deer …
56
miles
Rock Creek-Bell Farm Road - Strunk, Kentucky
2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 52 votes, average: 4.00 out of 52 votes, average: 4.00 out of 52 votes, average: 4.00 out of 52 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5 FishingHorse TrailsHuntingWater SkiingWildlife ViewingDump StationFire RingHorse CorralPicnic TablesRestroomsPlaygroundTrash CansNear Water
This area is off a gravel road is off HWY 92. Turn on Hwy 1363 to Yamacraw-Bell Farm Road. When you get to the gravel \"T\" turn right and follow …
57
miles
Barren River Lake State Resort Park - Lucas, Kentucky
8 votes, average: 3.38 out of 58 votes, average: 3.38 out of 58 votes, average: 3.38 out of 58 votes, average: 3.38 out of 58 votes, average: 3.38 out of 5
Open Year Round But Free 9/15-4/15 (800) 325-0057
58
miles
Bell Farm Horse Camp - Stearns, Kentucky
FishingHiking TrailsHorse TrailsWildlife ViewingPicnic TablesRestroomsNear Water
Bell Farm Horse Camp, located on Stearns District of the Daniel Boone National Forest, is a popular place for wagontrain riders who come to "rest a spell." The nearest hiking and horse …
61
miles
Tailwater campground - Glasgow, Kentucky
24 votes, average: 2.92 out of 524 votes, average: 2.92 out of 524 votes, average: 2.92 out of 524 votes, average: 2.92 out of 524 votes, average: 2.92 out of 5 BoatingFishingHiking TrailsBoat RampDrinking WaterDump StationRestroomsPlaygroundShowers
The Tailwater campground is a 48-site area located along the Barren River, just below the dam. The cool water provides fishing for catfish, hybrid striped bass, and rainbow trout when …
69
miles
Prentice Cooper State Forest - Chattanooga, Tennessee
49 votes, average: 3.20 out of 549 votes, average: 3.20 out of 549 votes, average: 3.20 out of 549 votes, average: 3.20 out of 549 votes, average: 3.20 out of 5 ATV TrailsHiking TrailsHorse TrailsHuntingWildlife ViewingShooting Range
This is a great place to camp, hike, bike, and off road. There is parking/camping at the gates. The forest is open dawn to dusk. Ranger lives …
71
miles
Barren Fork Horse Camp - Whitley City, Kentucky
FishingHiking TrailsHorse TrailsWildlife ViewingDrinking WaterHorse CorralPicnic TablesRestroomsNear Water
The Barren Fork Horse Camp, located on Stearns District of the Daniel Boone National Forest, is a popular campground for horseback riders who enjoy the forest setting. Several interconnecting trails …
78
miles
Wilson Creek Recreation Area - Yuma, Kentucky
10 votes, average: 3.00 out of 510 votes, average: 3.00 out of 510 votes, average: 3.00 out of 510 votes, average: 3.00 out of 510 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5 BoatingFishingHiking TrailsRestroomsNear Water
This is a very small gravel/dirt lot in a valley in the woods along a creek near the Green River Lake. Our 34' rig with a 20' trailer fits here. …
82
miles
Raccoon Valley Campground - SKP Park - Heiskell, Tennessee
Hiking TrailsSwimmingWildlife ViewingDrinking WaterDump StationLaundryPay PhoneRestroomsTrash CansShowersNear Water
This is an Escapees Membership Rainbow Park. Non-members are allowed to dry camp for one night a year. The fee is $12. A non-member can camp in their tent or …
82
miles
Redbird 204 Bridge - Williamsburg, Kentucky
Bike TrailsBoatingFishingWildlife ViewingBoat RampNear Water
Hwy 204. On the Cumberland River,  Redbird Bridge boat ramp and camp site . Locatio in Whitley County, Kentucky
82
miles
Houchin Ferry Campground - Brownsville, Kentucky
4 votes, average: 2.50 out of 54 votes, average: 2.50 out of 54 votes, average: 2.50 out of 54 votes, average: 2.50 out of 54 votes, average: 2.50 out of 5 Wildlife ViewingBBQ GrillDrinking WaterFire RingPicnic TablesRestroomsTrash CansNear Water
The camping fee is $12 per night per site and $6 for visitors with Golden Age/Golden Access and America The Beautiful Senior/Access passports. No refunds. Campsites are available on a …
82
miles
Little Lick Campground - Somerset, Kentucky
31 votes, average: 3.45 out of 531 votes, average: 3.45 out of 531 votes, average: 3.45 out of 531 votes, average: 3.45 out of 531 votes, average: 3.45 out of 5 FishingHiking TrailsHorse TrailsFire RingPicnic TablesRestroomsNear Water
Little Lick sits on a long ridgetop north of the Cumberland River, west of the Rockcastle River, and offers plenty of opportunities to see the natural beauty of the forest. …
84
miles
Rockcastle Campground - London, Kentucky
FishingHiking TrailsWildlife ViewingPicnic TablesRestroomsNear Water
Rockcastle Campground is located on the backwaters of Lake Cumberland at the mouth of Rockcastle River. Large, towering beech and hemlock trees provide plenty of shade and a sense of …

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