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. Most of the campsites are now on the National Recreation Reservation System for your convenience.

At a Glance

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. You may choose to camp in a site that is not yet reserved for a recommended maximum of 2 nights.
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
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 23-April 12 and November 8-December 5 or when water is not available).
Open Season: Open: March 23-April 12, vault toilets & no water; April 13, water & warm showers available - Closed: November 7, end of water & warm showers; December 5, 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. No burning of plastic or other non-wood products except charcoal in campfires.
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.
Information Center: Groups of up to 20 individuals are encouraged to reserve sites 24-27. There is an adjacent play field and separate lake cove well suited for group activities. All campground rules apply.

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.

Amenities

Boat ramp
Toilets
Picnic tables
Parking
Tent camping
Drinking water