Forest Supervisor's Office
2800 Ocoee Street N
Cleveland TN 37312
(423) 476-9721 (Fax) PLEASE NOTE: This is an information and administrative office located in Cleveland, TN and is not actually in the forest.
Looking to camp near a large lake? Try Little Oak Recreation Area, located on a peninsula along the eastern shore of South Holston Lake in Sullivan County. Here you can find a campground with limited day-use facilities. Most of the 68 universally-accessible sites have lake views and many have direct access. Little Oak is a designated Watchable Wildlife Area with two interpretive trails. A concrete boat ramp provides a popular launch site into South Holston Lake.
At a Glance
All loops are fully open for the summer season.
Gate opens at 7 AM and closes at 10 PM. The entrance road was paved and new water system and bath house were completed in 2012.
Reservations are now taken at www.Recreation.gov. You may make your reservations 4 days to 6 months in advance of your arrival. One third of the campground is open to walk-in visitors without reservations.
Camping is $12 per site May thru October, including water and hot showers. $10 per site during shoulder seasons with limited facilities, no water (March-April, November-December).
Open: March 11-April 18, vault toilets & no water; April 18, water & hot showers available - Closed: November 4, end of water & hot showers; December 9, all loops closed.
Sites are limited to a single family or not more than 5 people and 2 vehicles. No alcoholic beverages are allowed in the area.
Flush and Vault Toilets, Showers, Dump Station
Forest Service Volunteer Campground Hosts help manage the area and can provide visitor information.
From Bristol, take US 421 south for 12 miles, and turn right onto paved Camp Tom Howard Road. After 0.5 miles, this road becomes Forest Road #87. Continue on Road #87 for six miles. Turn right on Road #87G for 1.5 miles to Little Oak.