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Cherokee County Park, TN

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Cherokee County Park is located on Cherokee Lake, about 3 miles north of Morristown in northeastern Tennessee. The park offers an 95-site campground, marina, picnic pavilions and the Citizen Tribune Jefferson Federal Amphitheater.

Tel: 423-586-0325

Date of Visit: Apr 2016

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We stopped here for a night on our way home after a snow-bird winter in the south. As usual we had no reservation, and we had no problem getting a site. When we arrived at the campground the office was closed; while I was reading the signs on the bulletin board to see what to do, a woman pulled up and asked if she could help. She told us to follow her to the main part of the campground, where she pointed out several available sites and collected our fee for the night.
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On a fairly steep hillside behind the office are a number of seasonal sites.
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Two more of the seasonal sites. Most of the sites in this area enjoy great view of the lake.

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The main campground is several hundred yards farther down the road past the office. Here we are on site 39.

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Luckily it wasn't too crowded, or else we would have been squeezed in a lot more. These are sites 34 to 42 - there could have been 5 more rigs in this row.

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Down the middle of the campground are sites 45-52.

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Sites 27 and 28. 27, on the left, is one of the nicer sites, looking out over the lake. Unfortunately the water in the lake is down considerably; some of that is seasonal, as water is drawn down in the winter to help alleviate spring flooding.

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Sites 16 and 17.

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Sites 19-24.

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Site 25 is another prime site right at the edge of the lake.

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A nice private site is 26, which also is on the lakeshore.

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Sites 53-61.

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The bathhouse is nothing to write home about, but it does provide hot showers.

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The low water level is apparent. Where I am standing would be underwater when the lake is full.

 

I don't normally rate campgrounds, but if I did, Cherokee Park would not rate very high. Most of the park seemed to be well maintained, but not so much the campground area. Mostly seasonal campers with lots of "stuff" around their rigs. Sites were just dirt - a little gravel would improve them considerably. The bathhouse was pretty primitive and run down. I doubt we would stop here again. Nicer choices in the area would be either Panther Creek State Park or Cherokee Dam TVA Campground.

Amenities

85 RV sites: W/E(20/30/50A) - $20

10 tent sites - $15

Dump station, showers

Verizon 4G coverage

Activities

Boating & Fishing

Disc golf

Coordinates: 36.261757 N, -83.276123 W

Elevation: 1150'