Best Tent Camping: Tennessee Guide Book

by Johnny Molloy (Menasha Ridge Press)
Best Tent Camping Tennessee  by Johnny Molloy

181pp/maps
ISBN: 9781634040266

Well-traveled outdoor writer and native Tennessean Johnny Molloy methodically set forth into his home state, searching for campgrounds to include in this new edition of Best Tent Camping: Tennessee. Having camped the state for decades, Molloy, with over 50 outdoor guides to his credit, uaed his wealth of experience and scoured the entirety of Tennessee -- choosing only the most pristine campgrounds that included not only a great locale for tent campers but with fun outdoors activities nearby, most as close as your tent door.

© 2016 Johnny Molloy/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Best Tent Camping: Tennessee" Guide Book
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... Preview: Campers don’t just stumble into this well-kept secret, hidden at the end of a gravel road off a meandering valley road. But those who find it make it worth their time. Located at the extreme weste ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Tennessee"
Tallassee, TN - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
... Preview: Part of the Army Corps of Engineer’s Anderson Road Recreation Area, Anderson Road Campground is a wooded oasis in the fast-growing area near Percy Priest Lake. Not only is it a refuge, it is a darn go ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Tennessee"
Nashville, TN - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
... Preview: Backbone rock is a narrow, tall sandstone spine around which Beaverdam Creek flows. The rising mountain ridges, geologic beauty, and mountain stream conspire to create a scenic setting. The small camp ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Tennessee"
Bristol, TN - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
... Preview: The National Park Service is catching on quite nicely. It realizes there are two divergent groups that use campgrounds: tent campers and RVers. Here at Bandy Creek Campground, the Park Service has des ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Tennessee"
Oneida, TN - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
... Preview: Big Hill pond state park is the best-kept secret in West Tennessee. The park was created in part because of its wetlands, which lie in the floodplain of the Tuscumbia River. But this park is not all a ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Tennessee"
Selmer, TN - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
... Preview: Bledsoe Creek is a wooded refuge from the ever-escalating pace in Nashville. Life was far different two hundred years ago. At Bledsoe Creek State Park, you can explore what it was like back then while ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Tennessee"
Gallatin, TN - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
... Preview: If Cardens Bluff were private land it would go for big, big bucks-the scenery is that outstanding. Luckily for us tent campers, we can overnight here for ten bucks a shot. Tall mountains rise from the ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Tennessee"
Hampton, TN - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
... Preview: Cedars of Lebanon State Park doubles as a recreation getaway and a preserve for a unique remnant of cedar forest native to Tennessee. As nearby Nashville grows, these 9,000 acres will become even more ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Tennessee"
Lebanon, TN - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
... Preview: Chickasaw state park and the surrounding Chickasaw State Forest comprise more than 14,000 acres. Part of the acreage has been developed for intense recreational use, and it is in this segment that t ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Tennessee"
Henderson, TN - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
... Preview: The Chilhowee experience starts on the road to the campground. Forest Service Road 77 is a Forest Service–designated scenic byway that climbs 7 miles to the campground. Don’t rush the trip— pull off a ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Tennessee"
Benton, TN - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
... Preview: Set on a slight incline in what once was pioneer farmland, this attractive terraced campground is surrounded on three sides by mountains. The large camping area is situated between the confluence of R ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Tennessee"
Gatlinburg, TN - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
... Preview: It seems that few of David Crockett’s real-life adventures and accomplishments overshadow the “myths” imparted by the Disney television show of the early 1960s about our Tennessee hero. The primary my ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Tennessee"
Lawrenceburg, TN - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
... Preview: Camp here to enjoy the delightful national forest that surrounds this fine campground. It can be busy on weekends, but no busier than other national forest campgrounds. There are fishing and hiking op ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Tennessee"
Hampton, TN - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
... Preview: This park is set on the shores of Center Hill Lake, where innumerable steep, folded hills offer outstanding scenery. There is very little flat land, and this forced campground designers to construct s ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Tennessee"
Silver Point, TN - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
... Preview: Elkmont Campground is big, but so is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Situated at the confluence of Jakes Creek and the Little River, deeply ensconced in the bosom of the Tennessee Smokies, El ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Tennessee"
Gaitlinburg, TN - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
... Preview: It is only fitting that Fall Creek Falls— considered by many to be not only Tennessee’s best state park, but one of the finest in the Southeast—would have some of the best walk-in tent campsites aroun ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Tennessee"
Pikeville, TN - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
... Preview: Simply put, I love this campground. Why, you ask? It has everything that a tent camper could desire: the sites are in an attractive wooded setting and are well designed; campsite spaciousness and priv ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Tennessee"
Covington, TN - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
... Preview: Franklin state forest is one of those quiet, out-of-the-way places that seem to stay out of the public eye and are used only by locals. However, word is spreading about this mountain biking and hiki ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Tennessee"
Sherwood, TN - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
... Preview: Frozen Head is a little-known jewel of a state park tucked away in the Cumberland Mountains, a mountain range west of the Smokies. Steep, forested peaks and deep valleys pocked with rock formations ch ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Tennessee"
Wartburg, TN - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
... Preview: This is a boater’s campground, which is only fitting for a camp located at Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area. Gatlin Point Campground overlooks two lakes—Bards Lake and Lake Barkle ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Tennessee"
Dover, TN - Campgrounds - Trail Length:

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