Backbone Rock Campground

Bristol, Tennessee

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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 campground stands alongside bubbly Beaverdam Creek. A paved road makes a simple one-way loop through an attractive wooded flat, the kind of place you would want to camp. After being acquired by the Cherokee National Forest, Backbone Rock was developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Today we have a campground, picnic area, and fun trails to hike, with a historic theme.
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by Johnny Molloy (Menasha Ridge Press)

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 campground stands alongside bubbly Beaverdam Creek. A paved road makes a simple one-way loop through an attractive wooded flat, the kind of place you would want to camp.

After being acquired by the Cherokee National Forest, Backbone Rock was developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Today we have a campground, picnic area, and fun trails to hike, with a historic theme.

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

Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Bristol
Campsites: 11
Season: Early May–October
Additional Use: Swimming, Fishing, Hiking
Features: Waterfalls
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: 423-735-1500 www.fs.usda.gov/cherokee
Fees per Night: $10
Facilities: Vault toilets
Driving Directions: Directions to Backbone Rock Campground

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