Crossville, Oak Ridge, and Wartburg Area Campgrounds

Wartburg, Tennessee

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Oak Ridge is probably the best known town in this area. It is nicknamed “the secret city,” because when President Franklin Roosevelt ordered the Manhattan Project, the building of the atomic bomb, Oak Ridge was planned as a city for the workers to live in. Crossville is what I would call a “large small town.” Like a lot of other older towns in our country, it retains some of its past history while at the same time welcoming the future. One of the things that makes Crossville a destination for many people is its golf course. Just outside Crossville, near Cumberland Mountain State Park, is the community of Homestead. Homestead started in the early and mid-1930s to provide the people of Cumberland County with jobs and low-cost housing. Wartburg is definitely a small town, with only 936 residents and covering four square miles, but it is a wonderful place to visit. The folks here are very welcoming.

Crossville, Oak Ridge, and Wartburg Area Campgrounds Professional Review and Guide

"Oak Ridge is probably the best known town in this area. It is nicknamed “the secret city,” because when President Franklin Roosevelt ordered the Manhattan Project, the building of the atomic bomb, Oak Ridge was planned as a city for the workers to live in.

Crossville is what I would call a “large small town.” Like a lot of other older towns in our country, it retains some of its past history while at the same time welcoming the future. One of the things that makes Crossville a destination for many people is its golf course.

Just outside Crossville, near Cumberland Mountain State Park, is the community of Homestead. Homestead started in the early and mid-1930s to provide the people of Cumberland County with jobs and low-cost housing.

Wartburg is definitely a small town, with only 936 residents and covering four square miles, but it is a wonderful place to visit. The folks here are very welcoming."

Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Wartburg
Additional Use: Swimming, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking
Local Contacts: Obed Wild and Scenic River, Tennessee Valley Authority
Driving Directions: Directions to Crossville, Oak Ridge, and Wartburg Area Campgrounds

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