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Six campgrounds that are located on TVA dam reservation lands are now managed by Recreation Resource Management (RRM) under a concessionaire agreement.

These six campgrounds are:

  1. Watauga Dam Campground near Elizabethton, TN    map  rates
  2. Cherokee Dam Campground in Jefferson City, TN    map  rates
  3. Douglas Dam Tailwater Campground near Sevierville, TN    map  rates
  4. Douglas Dam Headwater Campground near Sevierville, TN    map  rates
  5. Melton Hill Dam Campground near Lenoir City, TN   
  6. Pickwick Dam Campground near Savannah, TN    map  rates


Beginning in 2015, the length of stays are limited to 21 days during the high season (May 1 to Sept 30) and 30 days in the off-season (Oct 1 to April 30, excluding closure dates).

The new nightly rate structure is as follows:


Upgraded Amenities




Waterfront /
Premium Lot

RV sites


+ $6

+ $3

+ $2

+ $2



+ $2

+ $1

+ $1

+ $2


Other information—including opening and closing dates, rules and reservation details—can be found on Recreation Resource Management’s website:







NEW! Apply to be a Campground Host for RRM. Campground hosts live on site in their own tents or RVs and are responsible for greeting guests, collecting fees, keeping a log of attendance and revenues, helping guests solve problems, cleaning and light maintenance work.


Recreation Map

Our map viewer provides three distinct views for lake recreation areas, as well as GPS coordinates and directions to recreation areas and facilities across the Tennessee Valley.

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Campground information

Senior Pass, Access Pass, Golden Age Passport or Golden Access Passport holders receive a 50 percent discount on the base camping rate. For more information, see the Federal Recreation Pass Programs site.


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