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The Best Camping in Bristol

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Top camping spots in and near Bristol

  • Bristol, Tennessee

    Little Oak Campground

    4.0
    Little Oak is a campground in Sullivan County, TN in the Cherokee National Forrest. There are 69 campsites located in three separate sections of the campground. Each section has a vault toilet and there is a shower house for the whole campground. There is a host in each section to help ensure you...
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  • Elizabethton, Tennessee

    Hinkle Branch Trail to Holston Mountain Low Gap

    8.64 mi / 2785 ft gain
    Hinkle Branch Trail to Holston Mountain Low Gap is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Elizabethton, Tennessee.
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  • Shady Valley, Tennessee

    Rich Knob via Appalachian Trail

    6.97 mi / 1188 ft gain
    Rich Knob via Appalachian Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Shady Valley, Tennessee.
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  • Elizabethton, Tennessee

    Little Stoney Creek to Chestnut Flats

    6.7 mi / 1575 ft gain
    Little Stoney Creek to Chestnut Flats is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Elizabethton, Tennessee.
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  • Hampton, Tennessee

    Appalachian Trail: Dennis Cove to Watauga Lake

    8.08 mi / 1955 ft gain
    Appalachian Trail: Dennis Cove to Watauga Lake is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Hampton, Tennessee.
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  • Hampton, Tennessee

    Laurel Falls via Appalachian Trail

    5.0
    2.43 mi / 449 ft gain
    Laurel Falls via Appalachian Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Hampton, Tennessee.
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  • LAUREL BLMRY, Tennessee

    Gentry Creek Falls

    4.51 mi / 679 ft gain
    Gentry Creek Falls is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee.
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  • 36.1774619949846,-82.01167345047, Tennessee

    Appalachian Trail: 19E to Hump Mountain

    10.2 mi / 3287 ft gain
    Appalachian Trail: 19E to Hump Mountain is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Roan Mountain, Tennessee.
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  • Unicoi, Tennessee

    Appalachian Trail: Iron Mountain Gap to Hughes Gap

    9.23 mi / 2037 ft gain
    Appalachian Trail: Iron Mountain Gap to Hughes Gap is a point-to-point trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Roan Mountain, Tennessee.
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  • Whitetop, Virginia

    Virginia Creeper National Recreational Trail

    5.0
    33.25 mi / 2139 ft gain
    Virginia Creeper National Recreational Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Whitetop, Virginia.
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  • Unicoi, Tennessee

    Camp at Unaka Mountain Overlook

    4.0
    0.1 mi
    Unaka Mountain Overlook is one of the highest locations in the Cherokee National Forest. Easily accessibly by vehicle, the overlook towers over the surrounding mountains, including Beauty Spot Gap, and is an ideal spot to camp overnight. Take Rock Creek Road until you meet the border of North Car...
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  • Troutdale, Virginia

    Hike the Appalachian Trail from Elk Garden to Buzzard Rock

    5.0
    6.6 mi / 1000 ft gain
    Starting at the Elk Garden Parking Area hike the Appalachian Trail south (do not cross the road, follow the trail from the parking area). Hike along the trail following the white blazes and at 2.4 miles you'll reach a campsite on your left. This is a great place to camp overnight if you decide to...
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  • Newland, North Carolina

    Hike to Bradley Gap along the Appalachian Trail

    4.6 mi / 1339 ft gain
    Bradley Gap rests along the Appalachian Trail overlooking North Carolina and Tennessee mountains. Part of the Roan Highlands, Bradley Gap can be accessed via Yellow Mountain Gap Trailhead. Follow the Roaring Fork Trail from the trailhead until you intersect the Appalachian Trail (White Blaze) app...
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  • Unicoi, Tennessee

    Appalachian Trail: Beauty Spot to Unaka Mountain

    5.0
    6.35 mi / 1654 ft gain
    Appalachian Trail: Beauty Spot to Unaka Mountain is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Green Mountain, North Carolina.
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  • Roan Mountain, Tennessee

    Roan Knob via Appalachian Trail

    3.1 mi / 850 ft gain
    Roan Knob via Appalachian Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Bakersville, North Carolina.
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  • Roan Mountain, Tennessee

    Appalachian Trail: Carver's Gap to Yellow Mountain Gap

    10.59 mi / 2290 ft gain
    Appalachian Trail: Carver's Gap to Yellow Mountain Gap is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Roan Mountain, Tennessee.
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