Round Mountain Campground

Newport, Tennessee

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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.

Round Mountain Campground Professional Review and Guide

"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."

Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Newport
Campsites: 14
Season: May–October
Additional Use: Fishing, Hiking
Features: Wildflowers
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: 423-638-4108 www.fs.usda.gov/cherokee
Fees per Night: $7
Facilities: Hand-pumped water, vault toilets
Driving Directions: Directions to Round Mountain Campground

Recent Trail Reviews

6/8/2013
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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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May 2018