Campgrounds in Jellico, Tennessee

Campgrounds in Jellico, Tennessee
Jellico, Tennessee, is a small town off I-75 just inside the state line with Kentucky. The Norris Reservoir system of lakes and Tennessee state parks, with their many opportunities for boating and fishing, are a short drive away. Hikers, climbers and mountain bikers, on the other hand, will need to travel narrow mountain roads to reach the trails of Daniel Boone National Forest and Big South Fork National Recreational Area.

Indian Mountain State Park

Situated in Jellico, Indian Mountain State Park has a campground of 49 tent and RV sites. Every site has water and electrical hookups, a barbecue grill and a picnic table. The 200-acre park is at the foot of Indian Mountain on reclaimed mining land. It offers a pair of small lakes for fishing and boating, as well as a pair of walking paths. Fireworks fans should note that while recreational fireworks are legal in Tennessee, and the state-line area around Jellico boasts a number of fireworks stores, their use in state parks is prohibited.

Indian Mountain State Park
143 State Park Circle
Jellico, TN 37762
(423) 784-7958

Ride Royal Blue ATV Resort and Campground

The Ride Royal Blue ATV Resort is in Pioneer, less than 15 miles down I-75. It offers 430 miles of trails for riding, hiking and biking. The resort has a campground that offers both tent and RV campsites, which are serviced by bathhouses, as well as a set of more remote, primitive campsites. Other accommodations are available in the resort lodge and rental cabins. Among the Ride Royal Blue's amenities are a buffet restaurant at the lodge and a camp store.

Ride Royal Blue ATV Resort and Campground
6307 Stinking Creek Road
Pioneer, TN 37847
(423) 784-9445

Cove Lake State Park

Cove Lake State Park is directly off I-75 and about 20 miles south of Jellico. This 673-acre park offers 100 tent and RV sites, each of which has electrical and water hookups, a barbecue grill and picnic table. The campground has a pair of bathhouses. For on-site outdoor activities, there is a 3-1/2 mile hiking trail, fishing and boating on Cove Lake and convenient access to the mountain biking trails on nearby Cross Mountain. The amenities at the park include Rickard Ridge BBQ restaurant and an outdoor swimming pool.

Cove Lake State Park
110 Cove Lake Lane
Caryville, TN 37714
(423) 566-9701

Article Written By Edwin Thomas

Edwin Thomas has been writing since 1997. His work has appeared in various online publications, including The Black Table, Proboxing-Fans and others. A travel blogger, editor and writer, Thomas has traveled from Argentina to Vietnam in pursuit of stories. He holds a Master of Arts in international affairs from American University.

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