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Dennis Cove Campground
Dennis Cove Campground © James Willamor / CC BY-SA 2.0
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Hampton, Tennessee   37658
(lat:36.2568 lon:-82.1106) map location
Dennis Cove Campground is now open for the 2021 season. Dennis Cove Campground is a secluded campground along Laurel Fork Creek at an elevation of 2,650 feet in Carter County. This remote developed campground is popular with those seeking a rustic experience. The altitude, creek side location and lush forest surroundings make Dennis Cove particularly desirable during hot summer months. With 15 campsites, Dennis Cove is a great option for a group to reserve the whole campground for retreats and other events.

Trailheads for Coon Den Falls Trail 37 and the Appalachian National Scenic Trail 1 are approximately a half mile west of the campground on Dennis Cove Rd. Watauga Lake is approximately 25 minutes away.Along with camping, Laurel Fork Creek is stocked with rainbow trout below the campground. Above the campground, the creek and its tributaries are managed as wild trout streams for brown, rainbow and brook trout. Laurel Fork Trail 39 follows the creek upstream for 8.0 miles with twenty-six stream crossings. The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is accessed via the nearby Coon Den Falls Trail 37.There are 15 single campsites, including two double sites within Dennis Cove Campground. The campground has flush toilets. Each site contains a table, fire ring and lantern holder.

Dennis Cove Campground is located along the beautiful Laurel Fork Creek nestled in the mountains of the Southern Appalachians.
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Dennis Cove Campground is located near Bluff City, Elizabethton and Johnson City

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Area Campgrounds
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Area Fishing Related Businesses
Cole's Tackle Box
816 Highway 321
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(423) 725-4954
Area Cabins and Lodges
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1700 Sink Valley Rd
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2285 Highway 321
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(423) 725-2223
Nearby Hotels

Take US 321/TN 67 East out of Hampton, TN. Turn right onto Dennis Cove Road and drive approximately 5 miles. Dennis Cove Road is steep with hairpin turns, so plan to drive slowly.

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