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Big South Fork - Brandy Creek CG -- TN

TenOC
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This is a review of Brandy Creek campground located at the Big South Fork National River and Recreational area near the border of Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia. Not Brandy Creek located in California. The campground is remote, quiet, clean, private and somewhat big rig friendly. We camped in a 36-foot 5th wheel during the weekend of the spring planning Festival. Even during this busy part of the camping season there were empty campsites. There only a few 50-amp service campsites and only one of four areas that has electricity. The washrooms are clean - showers has lots a hot water. The water is obviously softened because it takes a long time to wash off the soap. Big South Fork is one of the top destinations for the horse trails in the Southeast. More than half the trailers in the electrical area were long horse trailers. The horse stables are about a mile from the campground. There are no first come first serve sites you need to make a reservation. Big South Fork is one of the better dark-skies areas in the southeast. It is also a top destination for Whitewater canoes. Big South Fork is one of the very few parks in the National Park system which allow dogs complete free access to all the trails and even the buildings as long as they are on a leash.

Now for the bad, the “Park” is very big, one of the largest in the southeast this means often an hour-long drive on winding roads to reach an interesting hiking trail head. The entrance from the east from Oneida Tennessee Highway 297 is one of the steepest in the southeast. It is a 13% grade with four switchbacks; however, at the foot of this canyon is one of the prettiest rivers in the southeast.


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OldF__t
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dedmiston wrote:
OldF**t wrote:
Actually it is Bandy Creek without the "r".


Bandy Ceek?

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dedmiston
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OldF**t wrote:
Actually it is Bandy Creek without the "r".


Bandy Ceek?

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OldF__t
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Actually it is Bandy Creek without the "r". Stayed there several times when I lived in TN. Great campground with lots of hiking available. If you have a big rig enter from the west. Coming in from the east you have a steep descent down to the river with tight switchbacks and the same going up the other side to the campground.
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agesilaus
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We stayed at a South Fork CG for 2 weeks last summer, it was in Colorado tho.
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