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Bandy Creek Campground is located in the Tennessee portion of Big South Fork off of Highway 297, 15 miles west of Oneida and 24 miles east of Jamestown. The campground offers a total of 181 campsites: 96 trailer sites which offer water and electric hook-ups, 49 sites for tent camping, and two group camping loops with 19 sites in one loop and 16 sites in the other. All campsites include picnic tables, fire rings, and access to restrooms and showers. A dump station is located near the registration kiosk. There are no sewer hook-ups at individual trailer sites. The group campsites also have their own cook shelters and campfire circles. A map is available for download (1.2 KB). There is also a list of the campsites with their respective lengths available for download (22 KB).
Black bears now reside within Big South Fork. When staying at Bandy Creek Campground, please use proper food storage techniques.
Additional facilities include a swimming pool, volleyball court, playground areas, and game fields. Bandy Creek Campground is open year-round on the reservation system.
Campground reservations for sites within Big South Fork can now be made through National Recreation Reservation Service by calling 1-877-444-6777 or online at the National Recreation Reservation Service web site. Reservations may be made up to 180 days in advance. Group camp can be reserved up to 360 days in advance.
Adjacent to the campground is the Bandy Creek Visitor Center and the Bandy Creek Stables. The Visitor Center is open daily 9:00 am to 5:00 pm ET. Staff are on hand to provide all the information needed for a safe and enjoyable visit to the park. Eastern National operates a bookstore and vending machines at this location.
Campers are responsible for reading and following the rules and regulations. These have been established to make your camping experience a safe and enjoyable one.
Last updated: April 13, 2021