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Station Camp, Tennessee Campground Photos, Directions & Reservations

Station Camp Campground Photos


Station Camp Campground (also known as Station Camp Horse Camp) is located on the Tennessee side of the park.


Station Camp Campground combines the experience of traditional woods camping with the modern conveniences of flush toilets, hot showers and electrick hookups. Sites can accomodate both RV and tent camping. Tie-stalls are available on each site.

Natural Features

Big South Fork is located in north-central Tennessee and southeastern Kentucky in some of the most rugged terrain of the Cumberland Plateau. The park encompasses approximately 125,000 acres including rocky gorges and forested plateaus.


Numerous trails snake through the recreation area, offering mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding for visitors. The Big South Fork River provides opportunities for all water-sports.

Recreation Sites

  • Standard Electric
  • Overnight


  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Wildlife Viewing


  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Showers
  • Accessible Sites
  • Campfire Circles
  • Dump Station
  • Flush Toilets
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Pets Allowed
  • Showers
  • Trailhead Parking
  • Wireless Internet
  • Hitching Racks
  • Fire Pit
  • Tent Pads
  • Lantern Posts
  • Electric Hookups
  • Picnic Table
  • Water Hookups
  • Parking Area

Nearby Attractions

Just a few miles down the road is the Station Camp River Access where most horseback riders cross the river to access numerous trails. The river access has a picnic area and vault toilets.

Directions and Contact Information

For detailed directions, please visit:

Need to Know

  • Black bears and other wildlife frequent this campground. Please keep in mind that “food” to a bear includes any item with a scent, regardless of packaging. This may consist of items that you do not consider food, such as canned goods, horse feed, bottles, drinks, soaps, cosmetics, toiletries, trash, ice chests (even when empty), and unwashed items used for preparing or eating meals. All these items must be stored properly.

    –Secure coolers, grills, cooking utensils, horse feed, any food not in use, and anything with food odors inside the locked compartment of a vehicle or trailer or a bear proof storage locker if available. Food storage lockers each measure approximately 29″ deep x 38″ wide x 43″ tall.

    –Wipe off picnic tables and grills. Properly discard aluminum foil used for cooking.

    –Avoid burning garbage in fire rings because it will leave behind grease and food scraps.

    –Always discard all garbage in wildlife proof trash cans or dumpsters. Keep a clean campsite.

    –Do not hang garbage from lantern poles.

    Following these guidelines will keep you from getting your property confiscated from your campsite.
    We appreciate your cooperation.

  • Dipose of garbage immediately in bear-proof garbage receptacles. This rule is strictly enforced!
  • Firewood Quarantine: The possession of any firewood originating from any location for which a federal or state firewood quarantine is in effect is prohibited. The movement of firewood into the park from counties adjacent to the park for which a federal or state quarantine is in place is permitted.Firewood which bears a USDA or a state certificate is allowed. The National Park Service STRONGLY discourages the movement of firewood from one location to another. Help protect the park and chose to bring only heat-treated wood on your next visit!
  • Horses or other members of the Equidae family being transported into or through the park from out of state shall be accompanied by a negative test for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) (Coggins) conducted not more than twelve (12) months prior to entering the state as well as proof of veterinary inspection. These forms must be in possession of the horse handler at all times.
  • Any group larger than 25 persons wishing to participate in any activity in the park in which members of the group will depart from an established road and/or parking area must first obtain a permit for such activity. More information can be found online at

Location Map

Latitude : 36° 32′ 48.8904″ N
Longitude: 84° 38′ 10.2084″ W

Mailing Address


Phone Number

This location is unstaffed. To speak with our main office for general information, please call: (423) 569-9778.

Additional Information

Charit Creek Lodge
Bandy Creek Stables and Camp Store

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