Round Mountain Campground

Newport, Tennessee 37822

Round Mountain Campground

Round Mountain Campground Professional Guide

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"Round Mountain Campground is off the beaten path in a seemingly forgotten corner of the Bald Mountains in Cherokee National Forest. Maybe it is the tortuously twisting gravel road that keeps visitation minimal up there.

Between the quiet solitude and classic, high-country atmosphere of each campsite, and the magnificence of Max Patch, this area exudes the best of the uplands that extend from the North
Woods into Dixie. It is hard to go wrong combining the beauty of the Appalachians and the charm of the South."

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6/8/2013
My wife and I tented here for two nights. The camground is reached by a gravel road. Not too difficult. Few other tenters were there. We were in site 6, which has a small stream running beside it.
WARNING: At the time of this writing, there is no potable water. Bring or purify your own.
The vault toilets are modern, clean, and well maintained.
Both nights, we saw the amazing synchronious firefly display. If you are there when that is happening, be sure to be out of your tent around 9:30pm.
If you decide to drive to Rattlesnake gap, know that its a very narrow road, and pray you don't meet a car going the other direction.
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Trail Information

Newport
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
14
Campsites
May–October
Season
Fishing, Hiking
Additional Use
Wildflowers
Features
Local Contacts
$7
Fees per Night
Hand-pumped water, vault toilets
Facilities

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