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Campgrounds

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  pavilion
  3. Douglas Dam Tailwater Campground near Sevierville, TN   
      map
      rates
  4. Douglas Dam Headwater Campground near Sevierville, TN   
      map  rates  pavilion
  5. Melton Hill Dam Campground near Lenoir City, TN   
      map
      rates   pavilion
  6. Pickwick Dam Campground near Savannah, TN   
      map
      rates

These six campgrounds, located on TVA dam reservation lands, are now managed by Recreation Resource Management (RRM) under a concessionaire agreement. See overall map and addresses.

 

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:

Base
Rate

Upgraded Amenities

Electricity

Water

Sewer

Waterfront /
Premium Lot

RV sites

$14

+ $6

+ $3

+ $2

+ $2

Tent

$10

+ $2

+ $1

+ $1

+ $2

 

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

Rules and regulations

Rules for TVA Day Use Areas and Pavilions

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

See the map now.

 

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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