Little Oak Campground

Cherokee National Forest

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Little Oak Road
Elizabethton, TN 37643
423-735-1500
423-476-9700
Reservations: 877-444-6777
Official Website

GPS: 36.5201, -82.0608

Last Price Paid: $12
Number of Sites: 72
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 1761 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
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Tin Can Annie
Roanoke, VA
20 Airstream Flying Cloud
2011 Ford Expedition
24 reviews
Nightly rate: $12
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 72

Tin Can Annie would stay here again

“What took us so long?”

Reviewed Aug 19, 2018

Overall Rating

How is it we have lived 3 hours from here for 24 years but never visited? We stayed in Poplar Loop, which is more quiet than the other loops. ( I agree that you shouldn’t stay near the bath house.) Every site is on the water. Those on the right face a view of the dam, the rest, the mountain and islands. It is very easy to carry your kayaks, SUP down to the water from your site, or drop off your motor boat at the boat ramp and then tie it up right next to your site. The site was nicely kept, although I saw toilet paper scattered around as if some folks didn’t feel like walking the short hike to the nice, clean bathroom, not a vault toilet. I assume that was an anomaly. The bath house with nice warm showers seemed pretty new and was a short drive or bike ride away. Lots of tall trees and shade. There were hardly any boats on the lake and kayaking was a dream. Well, except Saturday night in the dark. Maybe there was a fishing tournament. It isn’t that they woke us up, or were too noisy. The only reason I knew they were there was that in the middle of the night, loud thunder and lightening woke us up, and all of a sudden I could hear a bunch of those tournament style fishing boats veeeeeerroooooom-ing back to shore at high speed, as if someone called and said get your butts back here. Then came the deluge for hours. Plenty of islands to explore. Beautiful mist on the lake in the morning. This campground is isolated, but the roads were very well maintained, and no tight hairpin turns. Don’t expect to set up camp and then go out to dinner somewhere, or stay here if you are going to the race in Bristol. It is too far. The Tennessee side of the lake is mostly all within National Forest, so no homes on the shore, which also explains the very low boat traffic.

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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


2 reviews
Nightly rate: $12
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 27

Dmw would stay here again

“Nice spot on S Holston Lake”

Reviewed Jul 16, 2018

Overall Rating

We’ve camped here 3 times now. The first time we were right by the bath house so that wasn’t great with all the cars, people, and noise, but our last two spots have been better (51 and 27). 51 has a trail that leads right down to the water, just as many other sites do. A lot of people tie their boats off on shore behind their campsites. 27 is on a pretty quiet loop and not on the water. The back of the site runs onto a field where some people played softball. The people playing were friendly and considerate. The vault toilets were across the field and quite nice for vault toilets. We actually liked the quietness of this site better and not having the water so close with our kids. Sites are semi private, some more than others, but overall not bad. The sites do not have water or electric though. The camp hosts are friendly and do a good job keeping it clean. There isn’t an official swimming area, but there’s a grassy area that is good for swimming. The lake is clean and the mountains are beautiful.

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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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