Swimming Pool Fees
Built in 1988 by the Army Corps of Engineers, the Bandy Creek Pool is a rare amenity for a National Park Service campground. The complex contains a main pool, wading pool, accessible restrooms, outdoor shower, volleyball court, playground, and picnic shelter. The pool is open to the public every Saturday and Sunday (and Holidays) from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). The daily use fees are based on age:
All Bandy Creek pool patrons must pay at the campground entrance station and obtain a wristband in order to enter the pool area. Click here for more information about our season pass.
The pool may be reserved from Monday through Friday between the hours of noon and 8:00 p.m. ET and on Saturdays and Sundays between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. ET. Reservations must be made at least 3 days in advance. For groups with more than 25 persons, a special use permit is required. For more information or reservations, please call 423-286-8368.
Did You Know?
In the 1960's Congress requested the Army Corps of Engineers to study the feasibility of damming the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River just above the Devils Jump Rapid to create another reservoir. Had that happened Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area would never have existed.