Campgrounds in Erwin, Tennessee

Campgrounds in Erwin, Tennessee
Erwin, Tennessee, is in a valley between the Great Smoky Mountains and Cherokee National Forest. It also has the Nolichucky River, which is a main draw for outdoor enthusiasts. There is whitewater rafting, as well as some calmer areas for tubing and canoeing. There are several good camping spots in the area, and a few trails. The Appalachian Trail is not far away, and there are several small mountains in the area.

Nolichucky Gorge Campground.

Nolichucky Gorge Campground offers a bit of everything in a beautiful setting.
The site is on the river, with white water rafting tours available. Just to the south is calmer water for tubing and canoes. The campground is also 75 yards from the Appalachian Trail, with short or long hikes available. RV sites have full hookups, and there's a laundry facility. Primitive tent camping is available on the river, and there are cabins, a hostel and a bunkhouse for groups.

Nolichucky Gorge Campground
1 Jones Branch Road.
Erwin, TN 37650
(423) 743-8876

Grandview Ranch RV Park

Less than 10 miles from Erwin, near Unicoi, is a unique camping experience. The campground is surrounded by great views of the Smoky Mountains and is on a small lake. This place is unusual because there's a working horse ranch connected to the campground. Horse riding is available. There are full hookups for RVs, some tent sites and some sites on the water. Cable TV and phone are available. There's a new bathhouse as well. Grandview Ranch is relatively knew, not as well known and off the beaten path.

Grandview Ranch RV Park
5050 Horseshoe Drive
Unicoi, TN 37692
(423) 743-3382

River View Campground

About 10 miles from Erwin near Jonesborough, the oldest town in the state, is the River View. This is also on the Nolichucky River, nestled in the hills of the Appalachians. White water rafting is a available, as well as calmer waters for tubing, canoeing, or fishing. RV sites have full hookups, and there are many tent sites along the river. There's also a grass landing strip for small airplanes.

River View Campground
408 Highway 107
Jonesborough, TN 37659
(423) 753-2577

Article Written By James Jordan

James Jordan has been a writer and photographer since 1980. He has worked for newspapers in Arkansas, Tennessee, South Carolina and Kansas, winning state press association awards for writing, photography and page design. In 1995 he received his master's in Christian education and completed two years of Ancient Greek at the graduate level. Jordan holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism.

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