Forest Supervisor's Office
2800 Ocoee Street N
Cleveland TN 37312
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Dennis Cove Recreation Area is a secluded campground and picnic area alongside Laurel Fork Creek in Carter County. It includes a remote developed campground, popular with those seeking a rustic experience. The altitude, creekside location and lush forest surroundings make Dennis Cove particularly desirable during hot summer months.
At a Glance
Campsites are $10 for single site (12 sites) and $20 for double site (2 sites). There is no fee for day use.
April 15 - October 15
Elizabethton and Hampton, Tennessee
Directions: From US 321/TN 67 in Hampton, turn right at Citizens Bank onto Dennis Cove Road (Forest Road #50). Travel 5.0 miles to Dennis Cove Recreation Area.
Dennis Cove offers camping opportunities for tents and RVs up to 30 foot.
Sites are first come, first serve and nonreservable.
There is a grill/fire ring at each campsite.
No. of Sites
River and Stream Fishing
Laurel Fork Creek is stocked with Rainbow Trout below the campground. Above the campground, it is managed as a wild trout stream for three trout species, Brown, Rainbow, and Brook in the tributaries. Laurel Fork Trail (#39) follows the creek upstream for 8.0 miles with twenty-six stream crossings.
See TWRA licences and for rules and regulations on fishing.
Two waterfall hikes are nearby, Coon Den Falls and Laurel Falls. Appalachian Trail passes nearby.