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Camping Grounds Oak Ridge TN

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Fox Inn Campground
(423) 494-9386
2423 Andersonville Hwy
Clinton, TN
 
Soaring Eagle Camp & Rv Park
(865) 376-9017
3152 Buttermilk Rd W
Lenoir City, TN
 
Escapees Raccoon Valley Rv Park
(865) 947-9776
908 E Raccoon Valley Rd
Heiskell, TN
 
Watts Bar Lake Campground
(865) 376-8847
511 De Armond Rd
Kingston, TN
 
Knights Inn Campground
(865) 458-5855
15100 Highway 72 N
Loudon, TN
 
Lazy Acres
(865) 986-3539
8500 Jackson Bend Rd
Lenoir City, TN
 
Jellystone Park
(865) 938-6600
9514 Diggs Gap Rd
Heiskell, TN
 
Four Seasons Campground
(865) 376-4568
120 Farmer Rd
Kingston, TN
 
Mountain Lake Marina
(865) 426-9756
136 Campground Rd
Lake City, TN
 
Sportsmen At 58 Boat Dock
(423) 334-1443
Highway 58 S
Decatur, TN
 

Campsite Courtesy



"The highest compliment anybody can pay you occurs when he arrives at a campsite the day after you left it and wonders whether anyone's camped there recently," says Les. "Your objective should be to leave it much as it was when you got there, if not better."

According to Les, the first and foremost campsite rule is to leave no sign of human waste. He recommends using a shovel to dig a small hole, then using the shovel to properly cover any fecal matter and toilet tissue. It's disgusting to think about, but Les says he's seen more than one campsite ruined in this regard by discourteous campers.

When it comes to other kinds of refuse, he notes, "If you can pack it in, pack it out."Don't leave trash behind, even if it's not yours.

When pitching camp, Les says to make sure you're back a minimum of 200 feet from water and trails. "A water source is your prime requirement," he says of site selection. But, he adds, proximity to water often means boggy ground. To avoid damaging the area, look for a sandy or rocky strip of beach to use as water access.

Les also recommends that you check with jurisdiction authorities to determine current fire regulations. If your campsite has a pre-established fire pit, don't make a new one. If you're in an area that's never had a fire pit before, asbestos cloths made for such use helps protect the ground. When gathering fuel for your fire, use only dead and downed timber.

"We're really strong proponents of leave-no-trace camping,...

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