Autumn is here and that makes it one of my favorite times of the year to go camping. The reason I like it so much is that it isn’t so hot during the day and it gets just cool enough at night.

If you enjoy camping there are some spots that you must camp that you may not even know exist. The US has a wide variety of places where camping is rewarded by natural beauty and Tennessee is rich with those places.

There are 10 spots in Tennessee that every die harder camper should experience. Even if you are a novice, you will want to visit these spots.

1. Abrams Creek, Maryville, TN

This is a rugged area that is chock full of waterfalls and a creek. This is a gorgeous area that is ideal for hiking. You can pitch a tent.

2. Bandy Loop, Oneida, TN

This spot is located off of Bit South Fork. Bandy Creek Campground TN is large enough to house over 180 campsites. This site offers picnic tables, showers and fire rings.


3. Cades Cove Campground, Townsend, TN

This is a beautiful scenic place to camp that offers a camp store which is super convenient to cover all the things you have forgotten. This is a lovely site to camp at.

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4. Cherokee National Forest – Tellico Plains

This is a beautiful area where you can take your RV. There is plenty of fishing, hiking and fun to be had in this stunning camping area. This forest is amazing and a great place to commune with nature.


5. Chickamauga Lake, Chattanooga, TN

This beautiful southern Tennessee lake area offers a wonderful place to camp. You can row around the lake and pitch a tent on the shore of the lake. There is plenty of great fishing!

6. Foster Falls – Jasper

This lovely area offers grills to cook on, bathrooms and a parking lot. There is a small fee to camp in this area but it is well worth the fee.


7. Frozen Head State Park, Wartburg, TN

This camping area offers 20 camping spots and over 50 miles of hiking trails. It is a beautiful part of the Cumberland Mountains.


8. Mousetail Landing, Linden, TN

This is the perfect place to camp for anyone that likes a little mystery. The lake is supposedly the home to a town buried under the water! This camping spot is a clean and easy to use spot.


9. Fall Creek Falls, Spencer, TN

This is an amazing state park often considered the best state park in the southeast. There are amazing waterfalls and plenty of areas to hike.


10. Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, TN

Last but not least! The Great Smoky Mountains is the most visited national park for a reason! There are tons of trails to hike and plenty of camping options. It is a great experience for any camper.


Have you made your way to any of these neat campsites? Let me know your favorites in the comments below!

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