Open Year-round
Yes
Reservations possible?
Yes
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
Yes
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Big Cove Campground is located within Tennessee's 24,000 acre Frozen Head State Park and Natural Area. This remote area along the Cumberland Plateau is famous for its rugged and beautiful mountainous terrain. Big Cove Campground allows campers easy access to this park and the many miles of hiking trails found within.

Big Cove Campground consists of 20 campsites including 2 group sites that can hold 15-20 people. The campsites here are rustic feeling and lack amenities such as electric and water hookups. There is, however, a bathhouse with restrooms and hot showers, as well as a water faucet and sink basin for dish washing.

Campsites #14-20 are located near the river and offer a little more seclusion than the other sites. In addition, there are also eight primitive campsites available in the Flat Fork Primitive Group Site Area. For those looking to tent camp this is another option. Lastly, there are 10 backcountry campsites within Frozen Head State Park. Backpackers may reserve these sites online ahead of their visit.

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Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Occasionally full

Parking Pass

None

Price per night (basic site)

16.00 $ (13.43 €)

Pros

Nice campsites. Close to river. Easy access to miles of hiking trails.

Cons

None.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

Tennessee State Parks

Reservation phone number

1 (423) 346-3318

Features

ADA accessible
Wildlife
Fishing
Family friendly
Flushing toilets
Amphitheater
Picnic tables
Near lake or river
Potable water
Showers
Covered picnic areas
Wildflowers
Big Game Watching
Historically significant
Bird watching
Playground

Access

Vehicle

Total number of sites

20

Lodging type

Lodge

Maximum trailer length

32.00 ft (9.75 m)

Recommended Campsites Without Photos

18

Location

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