Best Places to Backpack in Northeast Tennessee

Follow along with outdoorsman and writer Johnny Molloy as he treks through the mountains of Northeast Tennessee. Northeast Tennessee is a backpacker’s paradise. With more than 220 miles of the Appalachian Trail coursing through the area, the mountains create a backbone for overnight loops when combined with trails in the Cherokee National Forest. So grab […]

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Staying by the Water at Little Oak and Jacobs Creek Campgrounds

You’ll find yourself enjoying the mountain-bordered, island-studded South Holston Lake so much you won’t want to leave. And the answer for that is camping along the shorelines in Bristol. Two favorite camping destinations by South Holston Lake are Little Oak Campground and Jacobs Creek Campground, both part of Tennessee’s Cherokee National Forest. At either place, you’ll find ramps, marinas, and water access areas for boating, skiing, fishing, paddling, and swimming. […]

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Fifteen Miles Before 5 O’Clock

  Our area is no stranger to the adventurous souls and thrill-seekers that come here to explore our mountains, float our rivers, and chase our waterfalls. Whether you are a local weekend warrior looking to get in some extra miles or a visitor of the beloved recreational opportunities we boast in our region, here is […]

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