Little Oak Campground

  

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

Current Conditions: All loops are fully open for the summer season.
Operational Hours: 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: 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.
Fees 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 Season: 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.
Restrictions: Sites are limited to a single family or not more than 5 people and 2 vehicles. No alcoholic beverages are allowed in the area.
Closest Towns: Bristol, Tennessee
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush and Vault Toilets, Showers, Dump Station
Operated By: Forest Service Volunteer Campground Hosts help manage the area and can provide visitor information.

General Information

Directions:

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.


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Boating - Motorized

Don't forget to bring your boat. Little Oak has a boat ramp into South Holston Lake.

Boating - Non-Motorized

Canoes and kayaks are welcome on this lake with mountain views of Holston Mountain.