By Alli Hill
Tennessee is widely known as a camping destination, and there’s no better spot to pitch your tent than nestled against the shoreline of one of Tennessee’s beautiful lakes. It’s tough to beat spending a night under the stars surrounded by nature, but waking up to a waterfront view makes the experience even better. Reserve your spot at one of these five gorgeous waterfront campsites in Tennessee.
Located in close proximity to some of Tennessee’s whitewater rafting hot spots, this campground offers plenty of activities to make your trip enjoyable. Here you can book a site for your RV or tent, with tent sites just a stone’s throw from the lake. You also get access to boat ramps and mountain biking/hiking trails that are ideal for day trips.
This gorgeous lake has been a mainstay for campers because of its incredible birdwatching opportunities and natural surroundings. The lake is dotted with submerged cypress stumps and other aquatic plants that make for beautiful photography, as well as thousands of bald eagles in the early part of the year. Many of the campsites in the two campgrounds here are right on the shore, giving you some of the best lake views to start and end your day.
Situated on Cherokee Lake in east Tennessee, this family-friendly campground offers a safe place to park your RV while you enjoy all the area has to offer. You can snag one of their lakefront campsites, as well as enjoy the on-site fishing pond, family-friendly pavilion, fishing pier, and clean sandy beach.
This beautiful man-made lake is home to some of Tennessee’s most beautiful plant and wildlife, including the Tennessee coneflower. Campers can enjoy fishing for a variety of bass, including white, smallmouth, largemouth, and Cherokee, in addition to crappie, bream, catfish, and bluegill. The campground also features a 1.6-mile nature trail that takes you on a journey through Tennessee’s natural sights.
This state park offers tent and RV camping to help you enjoy your stay your way. Cove Lake is a prime destination for wildlife viewers and those who enjoy natural scenery. Guests love coming here because of the abundance of hiking trails and fishing opportunities, in addition to its photogenic backdrops. The park features over 100 campsites, each equipped with water and electrical and most of them offering grills and tables.