To make a reservation: Call (423) 444-1545
Due To the COVID-19 outbreak in The area we have decided to temporarily shut down the campground to tent camping and are requiring background checks be done before you arrive with your rig and at the time of booking a Site we have a 30 day waiting period So that we have plenty of time to be process the background checks and all rigs must be fully self-contained. Call to book.
Deep in the heart of Appalachia lays one amazing farm with a very interesting history, where time seems to have stood still until we decided to acquire the property almost 5 years ago and started developing part of it into a really neat camping resort. Fish trails campground is very excited to offer several more camping options for the 2020 season And is the perfect place for you to come explore.
This campground is located directly adjacent and at the top of the new Laurel Creek Trail which is a new multi use trail similar to the iconic Creeper Trail, which is only 4 miles north of here. This area will be sure to meet and exceed all of your hiking, biking, or relaxation needs as we are located right in the middle of Recreational paradise, But yet the campground offers easy and convent access to Damascus Virginia And everything the Tri-Cities Bristol Tn and Boone NC areas have to offer, which are all just a 30 to 40 minute drive from here. Fish Trails offers private access to over 200 yards of stocked trout fishing that could arguably be some of the best fishin east of themighty Mississippi! The main campground area has a base elevation of ~2250’ and offers very comfortable year-round weather. Tennesse being on the sunny side of the Smokies and with next to no mosquitoes you will be sure to find yourself a very pleasant camping experience.
Rates: starting at $30 daily . Taxes and fees are not included. Rates subject to change. Most of the park’s campsites are located near the bathhouse. We offer 12 sites in total for now, but they are larger and more spread out which provides you with a more peaceful camping experience and can accommodate between 2 to 8 tents each. But all sites are prorated for two people additional guest cost $5 per day .
$30.00 Per Night
The campground currently has 3 RV electric sites with water and electric hookups directly at them but they are for smaller type RVs, so maybe like Maybe a 34 foot fifth wheel max or like a 30’ foot pull behind . So come Bring your RV or just pitch a tent for a truly amazing camping experience, weather you want to enjoy a peaceful time fly fishing, Or you’re looking for the ultimate hiking base camp or just want to relax and enjoy nature at its finest All our campsites provide ample room and are spread out to allow for a better camping experience. RV electric sites, while not totally remote still offer a very beautiful setting. Rv campers There’s a place to fill up with water when you pull in if you prefer a dispersed site.
There Is no sewer dump station in the campground yet, we are working on making a dump station for short term RVs to utilize when they leave on their way out, it should be available soon, but for long-term Rv’s staying monthly we offer a couple sites that we have a rv sewer pump that can be utalized to pump up to two different Septics.
We offer 3 group sites, which will accommodate approximately 15 people each. These sites may be reserved up to 12 months in advance And require a two night minimum. Call to book
We are now offering a few hike-in sites where you can even bring your own ATV or side-by-side to access these sites. These sites are remote Leave No Trace pack in pack out style Tent camping sites, which are located about a 1/2 mile hike/utv style trail that rises up approximately 500’ feet in elevation Into peace and solitude situated high up above the main campground which consists of 32 acres of Pristine mountain land backing to the Cherokee National Forest. Read more about these sites below and call to book.
The clubhouse Construction is nearing completion and is available for Campers to start booking August 15 but due to COVID-19 it’s only a weekly to monthly rental now . It can be utilized as a bunkhouse or as a hotel style studio suite. It is located next to the bathhouse and it has its own full private bathroom and kitchenette. It can sleep 3 comfortably on cots or we can set up a queen sized inflatable raised bed and a cot. Its nicely situated tucked hidden back in the woods just steps off the Laurel Creek and Trail,
Policies & Disclaimer Parks Campground Wi-Fi Disclaimer
The Park offers Wi-Fi for your enjoyment. The signal strength may vary depending on the demand, your location and your computer. Our Wi-Fi is not intended for heavy use such as downloading movies, or inappropriate content but can be used to stream video. Should you abuse the system, your access will be blocked. Wi-Fi signal outages may occur from time to time due to weather or other technical difficulties. Fish Trails campground cannot guarantee continuity of free Wi-Fi service at all times. There is no cell phone signal here so you will need to enable Wi-Fi calling on phones with a guest password which will be provided to you after your booking, most sites have high-speed internet available Fast enough to stream Netflix!
We ask that ALL campfires be made with wood we offer or downed wood that you find inside the park, . Please do not bringing wood from outside the Cherokee national forest zone into our park because of the pests that threaten Tennessee. See what you can do to help prevent the introduction and spread of invasive pests, visit www.protecttnforests.org.
To learn more about Don’t Move Firewood, visit www.dontmovefirewood.org.Burn Permits required to have fires November-May Which are available Online at burnsafetn.com unless fire has metal great over it. FIREWOOD: $10 a day burn all you want or $5 for a nice size fire.
From the moment you enter the camp and go across the massive bridge that gthat takes you over over laurel creek you will begin to feel the beauty and power of this property, that lies along a section of an old rail road bed directly off Tn hwy 91 ~2 miles South of the Virginia tn border. The campground is located adjacent to the new Laurel Creek Trail which is a federally funded rail trail conversion project that cost over $350,000 so far and is a park like setting from the campground to the Virginia state line and is Destined to be extended directly into Damascus in the near future and will connect up with the famous Creeper trail! To access the trail from the 5th wheel head to the north end of the property, follow the gravel road up towards the bathhouse area you will see a trail that drops back down onto the old railroad Bed and then go about 50’ and your on the new trail. We are the only private property with direct access to this trail, if you go about 1/2 mile down the trail from here is a section of the legendary Boone Trail aka FS Butt Mountain trail which has been really improved upon recently and it goes all the way up to the Iron Range Trail which you can then hike directly into Damascus or all the way over to the infamous Backbone Rock even, this trail was The old Appalachian Trail Route before they made the new route the next Ridge west of here, but this area offers a much more peaceful hiking experience and is really amazing given the mild climate we get here with abundant wildlife this place is awesome!
Other things to note about hike-in sites:
There are two different areas that we offer hike-in sites here, as there are two massive ridges that rise up directly in back of the lower campground, the north ridge requires a very difficult hike with no gear delivery availabile yet and is only available upon special requests for now. The South Ridges #11 campsite while you will feel totally remote offers views Of the valley below and of Highway 91, where you’ll be able to see and hear the motorcycles and logging trucks rumble through, which really makes for a spectacle.You May want to consider renting machines through a local outfit in Mountain city who can deliver For a very reasonable prices And ride the trails at Doe Mountain off road park one day too.
Leave No Trace sites- Plan ahead and be prepare; Travel and camp on durable surfaces ; Dispose of waste properly; Leave what you find; Minimize campfire impact; Respect wildlife. Be curdious of other campers.
Cutting, chopping or damage of any kind to trees and plants, large or small, is strictly forbidden.
No removal of plants, trees or rocks.
Digging is not allowed.
Do not dismantle the rock fire rings.
Do not pour out candle wax.
Stay on marked trails.
Pick up your trash and dispose of it properly in The large trash receptacle in front of the garage which is put outside dailey .
FINES FOR VIOLATIONS WILL BE IMPOSED.
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Length of stay
Most campers are restricted to a five month max stay And are welcome to come April 1 through November 1. campers with trailers have a 2 night minimum & Tent campers are restricted to a 2 week max stay to help reflect that this is a Family orientated vacation destination Campground And nobody is allowed to sleep in cars here.
If a cancellation is made prior to 7 days of the scheduled check-in date, a refund will be issued minus a $20 processing fee. The guest is responsible for the full amount of the reservation 7 days prior to the scheduled arrival date. GROUP CAMPING The cancellation policy for groups reserving 3 or more sites is 30 days and require a 50% non refundable deposit. Reservations a month or more in length- The cancellation period for reservations is 30 days and require a 50% non refundable deposit.
All Guest must register upon arrival at the Guest registration building and adults must show a valid government issued picture ID at Check-in And everyone must sign a waiver policy and children will not be admitted into the park unless both parents have signed it. By making a reservation at Fish Trails Camp, guests agree to abide by all rules and policies of Fish Trails Camp. Fish Trails Camp reserves the right to move your reservation to a different site when deemed necessary by management. Quiet Hours The quiet time is from 12:00 midnight to 6:00 AM. Campfire Policy All campfires must be contained, and A good rule of thumb is a rock circle around the perimiter which some sights already have or you may make one with the abundent rock around if we agree on a spot. Burn permits required November- May at burnsafetn.gov, Unless fire is covered with a steal mesh cover All acts of vandalism are prohibited and will be prosecuted to the full list extent of the law.
Pets on a leash are welcome. Please let us know if you are bringing your pet when you make your reservation. Please remember that you are responsible for your pet and we ask that you clean up after you pet. Additional fees may be charged for damage or if additional cleaning is required.
A valid credit card is required to check in to the campground, but guests may use cash or credit card at check-out to settle their bill.
RVs should be somewhat limited in length to probably 25’ tow behind and 34’ foot 5th wheel’s and maybe a 30’ foot motor home.