Fish Trails Rv park

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144 Fish Trails Pvt Loop , Laurel Bloomery, TN, 37680

Update may 1 2022 unfortunately this property has been sold and the new owners are working hard to carry on what we started and have made alot of improvements but they will not allow any campers out till next year.  we are looking into aquiring other property to start another park.  
     Due To COVID-19 and the clubhouse construction there will be no tent camping for the 2021 season and all rigs must be fully self-contained.  we are now conducting background checks And theres a 30 day waiting period if there any local court records found from the date of booking a site So we have plenty of time to process you. if your looking for a long term rv site we have a few really good options for you to come check out.

Deep in the heart of Appalachia is one amazing farm with a very interesting history, where time seems to have stood still until we decided to acquire the property about 5 years ago and develop part of it into a really neat camping resort.  Fish trails campground is very excited to offer several more camping options for the 2020 season And is the perfect place for you to come explore.

This area will be sure to meet and exceed all of your hiking, biking, or relaxation needs as we are located right in the middle of Recreational paradise, But yet the campground offers easy and convent access to Damascus Virginia And everything the Tri-Cities Bristol Tn and Boone NC areas have to offer, which are all just a 30 to 40 minute drive from here.  Fish Trails offers private access to over 200 yards of stocked trout fishing that could arguably be some of the best fishin east of the mighty  Mississippi! The main campground area has a base elevation of ~2250’ and offers very comfortable year-round weather.  Tennesse being on the sunny side of the Smokies and with next to no mosquitoes you will be sure to find yourself a very pleasant camping experience. 


Rates: starting at $30 daily .  

Taxes and fees are not included. Rates subject to change. 

Most of the  campsites are located near the bathhouse. We offer 12 sites in total for now, but they are larger and more spread out which provides you with a more peaceful camping experience and can accommodate between 2 to 8 tents each.  

Tent site$30.00 Per Night 

Includes 2 people, additional guests add $5.00 each per day

RV Site

$40.00 Per Night (2 Night Minimum)

$200.00 Per Week

$450 Per Month WiFi included

The campground currently has 3 RV electric sites with water and electric directly at them ,  so  like Maybe a 34 foot fifth wheel max or like a 30’ foot pull behind .   So come Bring your RV or just pitch a tent for a truly amazing camping experience, weather you want to enjoy a peaceful time fly fishing, Or you’re looking for the ultimate hiking base camp or just want to relax and enjoy nature at its finest All our campsites provide ample room and are spread out to allow for a better camping experience. RV electric sites, while not totally remote still offer a very beautiful setting.  Rv campers There’s a place to fill up with water when you pull in if you prefer a dispersed site.

There Is no sewer dump station in the campground yet,  but for long-term Rv’s staying monthly we offer a couple sites that we have aspecail  rv sewer  pump that can be utalized to pump up to two different Septics. Or we can develop you dump stations at some sights if your interested in a long term site


We offer 3 group sites, which will accommodate approximately 15 people each.  These sites may be reserved up to 12 months in advance And require a two night minimum. 

Hike-in Sites

We are now offering a few hike-in sites where you can even bring your own ATV or side-by-side to access these sites.  These sites are remote Leave No Trace pack in pack out style Tent camping sites, which are located about a 1/2 mile hike/utv style trail that rises up approximately 500’ feet in elevation Into peace and solitude situated high up above the main campground which consists of 32 acres of Pristine mountain land backing to the Cherokee National Forest.


The clubhouse Construction is nearing completion and should be available in Novemb   weekly to monthly rental now . It can be utilized  as a bunkhouse or as a hotel style studio suite.  It is located  next to the bathhouse and it has its own full private bathroom and kitchenette.  It can sleep 3 comfortably on cots or we can set up a queen sized inflatable raised bed and a cot.  Its nicely situated tucked hidden back in the woods just steps off the Laurel Creek and Trail,  

$95.00 Per Night (2 Night Minimum, includes 3 guests)

 Additional guests $10.00 per night, per guest 

Additional $25.00 cleaning fee for pets. 

$510.00 Per Week

$800 monthly


Policies & Disclaimer Parks Campground Wi-Fi Disclaimer


The Park offers Wi-Fi for your enjoyment. The signal strength may vary depending on the demand, your location and your computer. Our Wi-Fi is not intended for heavy use such as downloading movies, or inappropriate content but can be used to stream video. Should you abuse the system, your access will be blocked. Wi-Fi signal outages may occur from time to time due to weather or other technical difficulties. Fish Trails campground cannot guarantee continuity of free Wi-Fi service at all times. There is no cell phone signal here so you will need to enable Wi-Fi calling on phones with a guest password which will be provided to  you  after your booking, most sites have high-speed internet available Fast enough to stream Netflix!


Firewood Policy

We ask that ALL campfires be made with wood we offer or downed wood that you find inside the park, . Please do not bringing wood from outside the  Cherokee national forest zone  into our park because of the pests that threaten Tennessee.  See what you can do to help prevent the introduction and spread of invasive pests, visit

To learn more about Don’t Move Firewood, visit Permits required to have fires November-May Which are available Online at unless fire has metal great over it.  FIREWOOD: $10 a day burn all you want or $5 for a nice size fire.

Guest access:

From the moment you enter the camp and go across the massive bridge that gthat takes you over  over laurel creek you will begin to feel the beauty and power of this property, that lies along a section of an old rail road bed directly off Tn hwy 91 ~2 miles South of the Virginia tn border. The campground is located adjacent to the new Laurel Creek Trail which is a federally funded rail trail conversion project that cost over $350,000 so far and is a park like setting from the campground to the Virginia state line and is Destined to be extended directly into Damascus in the near future and will connect up with the famous Creeper trail! To access the trail from the 5th wheel head to the north end of the property, follow the gravel road up towards the bathhouse area you will see a trail that drops back down onto the old railroad Bed and then go about 50’ and your on the new trail. We are the only private property with direct access to this trail, if you go about 1/2 mile down the trail from here is a section of the legendary Boone Trail aka FS Butt Mountain trail which has been really improved upon recently and it goes all the way up to the Iron Range Trail which you can then hike directly into Damascus or all the way over to the infamous Backbone Rock even, this trail was The old Appalachian Trail Route before they made the new route the next Ridge west of here, but this area offers a much more peaceful hiking experience and is really amazing given the mild climate we get here with abundant wildlife  this place is awesome!

Other things to note about hike-in sites: 

There are two different areas that we offer hike-in sites here, as there are two massive ridges that rise up directly in back of the lower campground, the north ridge requires a very difficult hike with no gear delivery availabile yet and is only available upon special requests for now.  The South Ridges #11 campsite while you will feel totally remote offers views Of the valley below and of Highway 91, where you’ll be able to see and hear the motorcycles and logging trucks rumble through, which really makes for a spectacle.You May want to consider renting machines through a local outfit in Mountain city who can deliver For a very reasonable prices And ride the trails at Doe Mountain off road park one day too.  

Leave No Trace sites-  Plan ahead and be prepare; Travel and camp on durable surfaces ; Dispose of waste properly; Leave what you find; Minimize campfire impact; Respect wildlife. Be curdious of other campers.

Cutting, chopping or damage of any kind to trees and plants, large or small, is strictly forbidden.

No removal of plants, trees or rocks.

Digging is not allowed.

Do not dismantle the rock fire rings.

Do not pour out candle wax.

Stay on marked trails.

Pick up your trash and dispose of it  properly in The large trash receptacle in front of the garage which is put outside dailey .


Last Updated: 05/04/2022

RV and Tent Campsites

Campsites available to small trailers and tent camping. There is a place to fill your water tank. Sites are shaded and private. Tent sites have a maximum 14 night stay. 

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
RV Site - electric only $40.00 $300.00 $450.00 See More Choose Your Site
RV Site - no hookups $35.00 $300.00 $450.00 See More Choose Your Site
Fully Furnished Fifth Wheel

Long term rentals are welcome and appreciated! Maximum stay is 5 months, if you'd like to stay longer we can discuss it though!

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Fifth Wheel $125.00 $600.00 $800.00 See More Choose Your Site
Hike In Sites

H-10, H-11,: Sites:  Remote hike-in-tent sites are about 1/2 mile hike from the parking area.  Most sites have a fire ring, We offer Gear Delivery to the remote sites for a 25$ fee. 

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Hike In Sites $25.00 Choose Your Site
Lodging Clubhouse

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Clubhouse Lodge $95.00 $510.00 Choose Your Site

Length of stay

Most campers are restricted to a five month max stay And are welcome to come April 1 through November 1. campers with trailers have a 2 night minimum & Tent campers are restricted to a 2 week max stay to help reflect that this is a Family orientated vacation destination Campground And nobody is allowed to sleep in cars here.

Cancelation policy

If a cancellation is made prior to 7 days of the scheduled check-in date, a refund will be issued minus a $20 processing fee. The guest is responsible for the full amount of the reservation 7 days prior to the scheduled arrival date. GROUP CAMPING     The cancellation policy for groups reserving 3 or more sites is 30 days and require a 50% non refundable deposit. Reservations a month or more in length- The cancellation period for reservations is 30 days and require a 50% non refundable deposit.

Check in

A valid credit card is required to check in to the campground, but guests may use cash or credit card at check-out to settle their bill.

Guest registration

All Guest must register upon arrival at the Guest registration building and adults must show a valid government issued picture ID at Check-in And everyone must sign a waiver policy and children will not be admitted into the park unless both parents have signed it. By making a reservation at Fish Trails Camp, guests agree to abide by all rules and policies of Fish Trails Camp. Fish Trails Camp reserves the right to move your reservation to a different site when deemed necessary by management. Quiet Hours The quiet time is from 12:00 midnight to 6:00 AM. Campfire Policy All campfires must be contained, and A good rule of thumb is a rock circle around the perimiter which some sights already have or you may make one with the abundent rock around if we agree on a spot. Burn permits required November- May at, Unless fire is covered with a steal mesh cover All acts of vandalism are prohibited and will be prosecuted to the full list extent of the law.

Pet policy

Pets on a leash are welcome. Please let us know if you are bringing your pet when you make your reservation. Please remember that you are responsible for your pet and we ask that you clean up after you pet. Additional fees may be charged for damage or if additional cleaning is required.

RV restrictions

RVs should be somewhat limited in length to probably 25’ tow behind and 34’ foot 5th wheel’s and maybe a 30’ foot motor home.

Pets Allowed



Pull-Thru RV Sites

Hike / Bike Campsites

Laundry Facilities

Gravel Roads


Community Showers

Community Water Fountain

Drinking Water

Trek-in > 1.5m

Fire Ring / Grill

Water Hookups

Community Fire Pit

Gasoline Nearby

Community BBQ/Grill

Community Restrooms

Back-in RV Sites

RV Hookup


Cable Hookups

Fire Pit

Pet Friendly

Slide Outs

Trash Service



50 Amps

20 Amps

30 Amps

100 Amps


Kayaking & Canoeing

Whitewater Rafting & Kayaking

Historic Sightseeing








Horseback Riding


Jet Skiing



Rock Climbing

Scenic Drives


White-Water Rafting

Wildlife Viewing


Family Friendly

Pet Friendly


Tent Camping



Extended Stay

Remote Work Friendly

National Forest

Dept Fish and Wildlife

Dept Natural Resources

Conservation Area

Wildlife Reserve

144 Fish Trails Pvt Loop , Laurel Bloomery, TN, 37680
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Fish trails camp is the perfect place to Come spend time not only for the camping here but offers easy and convenient access to so much, Not only Damascus Which has several new restaurants such as “7 trails” which makes the most amazing wood fire pizza and bbq and has an outdoor dining area with a full bar.  But Then there’s the all new “Wicked Chicken” also on this side of town which is a local favorite as they have restaurant full bar with outdoor seating area and really neat ice cream parlor as well.   And on the other side of Damascus make sure to check out the “Old Mill Restaurant and Hotel which has the best outdoor dining around and all these places have some of the best live music entertainment.  Pizza plus in Damascus will deliver right here to the campground.

 Mountain City Tennessee is approximate 10 mile drive and has really grown in the last few years with many restaurant, 3 grocery stores, along with all the drive through dinning options such as Hardees, Burger King, McDonald’s Taco Bell KFC and a few other non chain ones.  

Abingdon Virginia which is ~20 minute drive hosts the legendary Barter Theatre which is the countries oldest  continuing operating theater in the country, but due to COVID-19 has been shut down for the summer , so they decided to acquire the old drive-in theater which will be sure to be a big hit this summer!  Many good dining options  in Abington to, along with a new Walmart shopping center,  Lowe’s home improvement and a brand new hospital all 20 minutes from The Campground.

 We are located closely in between two amazing large lakes Wautaga and Holston lake which both offer boat, Jet-ski, canoe, and kayak Rentals at some of the nicest marinas with full service restaurants, We especially like Holston lake.

At most of our sites you don’t even really need air conditioning here in the summer as this place is the perfect spot for year round RV living , oddly not Even Northern Maine or Michigan has cooler more comfortable weather in the summer than we get here! In the 5 years we have been developing the property I have never even really had to shovel snow as the area only average ~12 inches a year hear because the property lies in a big bowl surrounded by huge mountains and storms seem to go one way or the other around us or even blow right over us, also no tornadoes have ever hit here to my knowledge  so that’s just a huge bonus Not to mention the clubhouse and bathhouse are basically built like tornado shelters 😁! We think it’s much better visiting the Tennesse side of the smokies than North Carolina cause just a couple miles from here as they get three times more rain and snow, but we still have the nice cool summer weather That Appalachia provides. we are only 30 minutes from Bristol motor Speedway so make sure to book in advance for Race weeks Which go on during the summer months! 

Overall Rating: 4.8

Paul Braun

We stayed for five nights with a travel trailer and tent. We had power and water hook ups. We may have been the first campers to use the new bathrooms and they are pristine. We did not use the shower. We used several of the hiking trails out of the campground. There is a rebuilt trail going up to the Iron Ridge that will be an improvement. From prior posts and by our experience John is a very gracious host. The rushing water from Laurel Creek is a nice effect.

Thomas Cramer

We recently stayed at site#3 on the creek, in our Airstream Basecamp. There is no water or AC at this site, but our trailer is self-sufficient so no problem. There was a lot of rain, but the driveway and campsite are well maintained so it stayed very usable. It is a pleasant spot, but hopefully John (the owner) will move the storage trailer soon which will make the views even nicer. A little stream runs below the campsite into Laurel Creek making for a pristine little area there. John was working hard the entire time we were there (a 2 night stay), trying to finish his brand new bathhouse. Just below the bathhouse is access to the Laurel Creek Trail. A short walk on Laurel Creek leads to a U.S. Forest Service trail to Butt Mountain on the Iron Mountain Trail; this trail is steep but has some rewarding views and peaceful solitude. John seems enthusiastic about his plans to make this a really nice campground in the near future, and was extremely helpful. He has maintained a small pollinater garden, and a large wetland area next to Laurel Creek, which shows a reverence for the natural beauty of the area on this converted farm. There is free wi-fi access which worked all the way to our campsite (we streamed Netflix). We would definitely stay here again, and wish John well in his efforts to make this a really nice campground.


Pretty site - very friendly and accommodating land owner (John). A lot of investment is happening on this property - it’s sure to be even more amazing by spring/summer 2020. Definitely returning for more tent camping

John D.

This place is just awesome I can’t wait for the fiddlers convention here later this summer just down the road in Laurel bloomery