Cove Lake Good Sam Verified Campground

110 Cove Lake Ln, Caryville, TN 37714

Good Sam Verified Campground
(3 reviews) 3.7 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
(3 reviews) 3.7 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
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Address

110 Cove Lake Ln
Caryville, TN, 37714

Open all year

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Facility

Type: State Park
Partial Handicap Access

 

Policies

Pets welcome
Day Max Stay (14)
Tents Allowed
Spaces available: 98
Site length: 50
Max length: 50
Paved sites: 3
Gravel sites: 95
Pull-thru size: 30 x 50
Pull-thrus: 2
Back-in size: 30 x 50
Room for slideouts: Yes
Number of water: 98
Number of electric: 98
Amps: 30 Amp
Max Amps: 30

Restrooms
Fire rings

Swimming
Swimming Pool
Lake
Body of water: Cove Lake
Shuffleboard
Body of water: Cove Lake
Shuffleboard
Playground
Horseshoes
Fishing
Boat rentals
Horseshoes
Fishing
Boat rentals

(within 10 miles)

Fishing
Kayaking / canoeing
Boating
Houseboating
Marina
Houseboating
Marina

3.6 (3 reviews) 3.6666666666667 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
Facility
3.3
Restroom
3
Appeal
3.6
What is being rated?
4 4 out of 5 stars 08/16/2017

Nice state park just off I-75. Nice grounds. Paved roads and gravel sites. Sites not completely level, bu leveling jacks handled it OK. Our pull-thru was a jug handle site. Very long rigs (we are 35') might have trouble navigating the entry and exit. Bathrooms are old, but clean and nice. Certainly recommended if you are in the area. Not very close to restaurants and shopping, but most state parks are not.

4 4 out of 5 stars 01/11/2016

My family visited here for some winter camping here in December 2015. There was a special event going on and most of the campground was reserved by a large group of teenage campers - making this not a normal weekend for the park (especially at this time of year). The group was well behaved and just about all that was impacted was the restrooms. It rained that weekend and there was no way that the staff could keep the campground restrooms clean with dozens or more teens running in and out. Otherwise,... Read More

My family visited here for some winter camping here in December 2015. There was a special event going on and most of the campground was reserved by a large group of teenage campers - making this not a normal weekend for the park (especially at this time of year). The group was well behaved and just about all that was impacted was the restrooms. It rained that weekend and there was no way that the staff could keep the campground restrooms clean with dozens or more teens running in and out. Otherwise, the park was actually cleaner than many TN State Parks we have camped in. The ranger staff was nice and helpful. The sites are fairly small and close together. Even if the leaves are on the trees it would be very hard to feel any privacy here. We were in a 22 ft. class B camper van and we felt cramped. The interstate (I-75) is nearby and you can hear the cars and trucks at times in some parts of the park. The lake is nice to walk around and there is a very nice paved walking path through the woods at the opposite end of the park from the campground. I would recommend getting out of the campground and walking if you stay here, though there isn't really in "hiking" in a traditional sense - only walking paths. Overall, I would return here (and have since) to walk on the paths and trails. However, due to the cramped feeling of the campground my family does not plan on returning to this park for camping.
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3 3 out of 5 stars 10/19/2015

park was very full the week we went and our spot was very close to other campers. We did have neighbors on either side of us for overnight camping. After a couple of days of camping a family with several grandchildren and friends moved in next to us. They immediately began to set up their campfire directly behind our camper (about 8 feet from the back of our camper where our spare is mounted.) We asked the ranger to ask them to move the campfire behind their camper but he refused. I explained... Read More

park was very full the week we went and our spot was very close to other campers. We did have neighbors on either side of us for overnight camping. After a couple of days of camping a family with several grandchildren and friends moved in next to us. They immediately began to set up their campfire directly behind our camper (about 8 feet from the back of our camper where our spare is mounted.) We asked the ranger to ask them to move the campfire behind their camper but he refused. I explained that I have asthma and if the fire smoked a lot, it would set off an asthma attack. He offered to let us move, but there weren't many spaces available, and we had already been there 3 days before this family came. The next morning the kids built a fire with green wood and there was excessive smoke which filled our camper with smoke. We had to turn off our fan and a/c as it was pulling it all in our camper. We had just purchased this 2015 camper and was our first time out. The smoke did fill our camper and I experienced an asthma attack. Our only option was to pack and leave even though we had already paid for another night. The fire was so close to the back of our camper that I asked my husband to go check the spare tire and cover to make sure it wasn't melting. I felt that the ranger should either have asked the family to either move to another spot or move their campfire to their space. Also the lake edge had dead fish and a large turtle that had died and washed up on shore. The smell was terrible and the fish and turtle were there when we pulled in and remained there the 3 nights that we were there. I will have to say that the rangers did a good job of keeping activities for all children available. The bathrooms were clean and park mowed very nicely. Have camped at this campground several times, but probably will not go back.
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4 4 out of 5 stars 08/16/2017

Nice state park just off I-75. Nice grounds. Paved roads and gravel sites. Sites not completely level, bu leveling jacks handled it OK. Our pull-thru was a jug handle site. Very long rigs (we are 35') might have trouble navigating the entry and exit. Bathrooms are old, but clean and nice. Certainly recommended if you are in the area. Not very close to restaurants and shopping, but most state parks are not.

4 4 out of 5 stars 01/11/2016

My family visited here for some winter camping here in December 2015. There was a special event going on and most of the campground was reserved by a large group of teenage campers - making this not a normal weekend for the park (especially at this time of year). The group was well behaved and just about all that was impacted was the restrooms. It rained that weekend and there was no way that the staff could keep the campground restrooms clean with dozens or more teens running in and out. Otherwise,... Read More

My family visited here for some winter camping here in December 2015. There was a special event going on and most of the campground was reserved by a large group of teenage campers - making this not a normal weekend for the park (especially at this time of year). The group was well behaved and just about all that was impacted was the restrooms. It rained that weekend and there was no way that the staff could keep the campground restrooms clean with dozens or more teens running in and out. Otherwise, the park was actually cleaner than many TN State Parks we have camped in. The ranger staff was nice and helpful. The sites are fairly small and close together. Even if the leaves are on the trees it would be very hard to feel any privacy here. We were in a 22 ft. class B camper van and we felt cramped. The interstate (I-75) is nearby and you can hear the cars and trucks at times in some parts of the park. The lake is nice to walk around and there is a very nice paved walking path through the woods at the opposite end of the park from the campground. I would recommend getting out of the campground and walking if you stay here, though there isn't really in "hiking" in a traditional sense - only walking paths. Overall, I would return here (and have since) to walk on the paths and trails. However, due to the cramped feeling of the campground my family does not plan on returning to this park for camping.
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3 3 out of 5 stars 10/19/2015

park was very full the week we went and our spot was very close to other campers. We did have neighbors on either side of us for overnight camping. After a couple of days of camping a family with several grandchildren and friends moved in next to us. They immediately began to set up their campfire directly behind our camper (about 8 feet from the back of our camper where our spare is mounted.) We asked the ranger to ask them to move the campfire behind their camper but he refused. I explained... Read More

park was very full the week we went and our spot was very close to other campers. We did have neighbors on either side of us for overnight camping. After a couple of days of camping a family with several grandchildren and friends moved in next to us. They immediately began to set up their campfire directly behind our camper (about 8 feet from the back of our camper where our spare is mounted.) We asked the ranger to ask them to move the campfire behind their camper but he refused. I explained that I have asthma and if the fire smoked a lot, it would set off an asthma attack. He offered to let us move, but there weren't many spaces available, and we had already been there 3 days before this family came. The next morning the kids built a fire with green wood and there was excessive smoke which filled our camper with smoke. We had to turn off our fan and a/c as it was pulling it all in our camper. We had just purchased this 2015 camper and was our first time out. The smoke did fill our camper and I experienced an asthma attack. Our only option was to pack and leave even though we had already paid for another night. The fire was so close to the back of our camper that I asked my husband to go check the spare tire and cover to make sure it wasn't melting. I felt that the ranger should either have asked the family to either move to another spot or move their campfire to their space. Also the lake edge had dead fish and a large turtle that had died and washed up on shore. The smell was terrible and the fish and turtle were there when we pulled in and remained there the 3 nights that we were there. I will have to say that the rangers did a good job of keeping activities for all children available. The bathrooms were clean and park mowed very nicely. Have camped at this campground several times, but probably will not go back.
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110 Cove Lake Ln, Caryville, TN 37714
Coordinates: 36.308790, -84.211100
Elevation:

Directions
From Jct of I-75 & Hwy 25W (exit 134), N 0.8 mi on Hwy 25W (L)

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