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Cove Lake State Park

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Closes in 11 min: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open today: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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This campground has lots of trees and sites are not crowded. There are walking trails that are... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Sheila B
Knoxville, Tennessee
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Very nice park with friendly and helpful staff

Very clean and nice park with most sites having ample distance between them. Just a few miles off... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
Jd H
Port Charlotte, Florida
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  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“walking trails”(12 reviews)
“bath house”(4 reviews)
This scenic area sits in a valley of beautiful mountains in the Cumberland Plateau. The lake is surrounded by over 100 campsites, large picnic pavilions for rent, and hiking trails; including an 11 mile section of the Cumberland Trail. More...more
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Hours Today: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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110 Cove Lake Ln, Caryville, TN 37714-3800
+1 423-566-9701
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Generally the grounds are well kept. The lake was a real disappointment. I don't know if they were having a drought have read others on here remark about the same thing. It was a stagnant unattractive mess when we were there. (Nothing like the picture)They...More

Thank Tim R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This campground has lots of trees and sites are not crowded. There are walking trails that are paved so bike riding is also possible. There isn’t a store on site but several within a couple of miles. Some sites are against the water.

Thank Sheila B
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Very clean and nice park with most sites having ample distance between them. Just a few miles off the interstate with easy access in and out. We saw 40' motor homes in the park without a problem. Bathrooms were clean (but dated) but were very...More

1  Thank Jd H
Tennessee S, Owner at Cove Lake State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Hello Jd, thanks for the positive feedback about the campgrounds! We're always happy to hear good things from our customers.

Reviewed 22 June 2018

Very nice state park.. Clean,lots to do and see.. Quite,nice spaces and host are very gracious..You wont be disappointed..

1  Thank Pat D
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Nice place for a stopover to get a little walk to break up a long trip. Just a few miles off the Caryville exit on I-75. Pretty little lake with a short walking trail. Not a very busy exit but gas and food nearby.

Thank cunninghamcaroline5
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

We went here to visit with our kids and grandkids. It was a relaxing place with wonderful scenery for our pictures together!

Thank willoughby117
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

We arrived late and were registered in minutes. The Officer kindly suggested a site closer to the facilities that were open for the season, which was very accomodating. After setting up, in the dark we walked the paved 3.5 mile loop. The moonlight was enough...More

Thank zcachers
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Always nice to go here in the evening. Take a long walk on the forest trail or take the front trail to enjoy the sun. The restaurant on the premises is nice.

Thank Amanda1106
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here briefly for a hike and wished we had more time to explore. We stopped in October and it was a beautiful time.

Thank Meahme
Reviewed 23 November 2017

We visited this park for about an hour before we checked into our hotel. They have nice picnic areas and paved walking trails. Very nice area.

Thank luv2cruiseeverywhere
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Kathy S
23 July 2018|
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Response from Pat D | Reviewed this property |
Yes.. I have 6 Pekingese and we use 3 xpens and had no problems.. Beautiful place to visit..
2 July 2016|
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Response from Susan H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is called little Egypt. Just ask a local for directions. Beautiful waterfall
30 March 2016|
Response from CoveLakeStatePark | Property representative |
You can if you are camping on a camp site. Fires aren't allowed anywhere else on park grounds though due to safety. Thank you