Cardens Bluff Campground

  

Located on a bluff overlooking the 6,430-acre Watauga Lake, Cardens Bluff Campground offers more than 40 sites, primarily for tent camping. There is a bathhouse with showers and flush toilets. No electrical hookups are provided. Day use areas are located nearby for those wanting to take advantage of swimming, boating, and fishing opportunities.

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At a Glance

Operational Hours: Gate opens at 7 AM and closes at 10 PM.
Reservations: Reservations are now taken at www.Recreation.gov. Campers may reserve a site 4 days to 6 months in advance of their visit.
Fees Camping is $12 per night.
Open Season: April 15 - November 4
Closest Towns: Elizabethton and Hampton, Tennessee
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush Toilets, Showers
Operated By: Forest Service Volunteer Campground Hosts help manage the area and can provide visitor information.

General Information

Directions:

From Elizabethton take US 19E/321 south 5 miles to Hampton. Turn left on 321/67 travel 3 miles to the campground entrance on the left.


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Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Sites #16, 28 and 29 can accomodate up to a 30 foot RV or trailer.

Reservation InfoSites are first come, first serve and nonreservable.

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