is held at Sullivan County Campground, (Observation Knob Park), Route 44, 553 Knob Park Road, Bristol, TN. 37620. The campground telephone number is (423) 878-1881. Dan
is the Manager and he or his staff can be contacted daily for additional questions, directions,
CAMPGROUND: Located along the shore of South Holston Lake, Observation
Knob Park offers one of the finest campgrounds in the Southeast. The campground
now requires reservations but has assured us there will be more than sufficient
space to accommodate all campers with their new additional improved sites.
All attendees therefore should contact the campground now, (423) 878-1881 to reserve your site. The campground will require your first night's deposit in advance (paid with VISA/MC) which is non-refundable. You then settle when you arrive for additional nights that you will be staying.
Designated Area: We will be situated in our regular spot which is Area T. There are 21 improved capsites for RVs and tenters in this section with overflow provided in Section A (adjacent) which has another 26 improved sites.
Campground Fees: Fees are $20.00 for improved RV and tenting sites per night, and $15.00 for unimproved tent sites. You are allowed
to double up tents on one site, however, there is a surcharge for doing so.
Additional tents on the same site are charged $15 per night. You will be given
a sticker for your vehicle which serves as your pass to enter and leave the
campgrounds. NOTE: Please square away any camp site payment balances with the campground
upon your arrival we have had problems with folks who leave without
paying in the past even though they have shared sites with others, and as such we would
like to avoid such problems this year.
Finding A Site All USABLE sites are marked with a Green Marker. Look for a site within our designated area with a Green Marker. If the site has an Orange Marker tag hanging from the bottom the site is Reserved. If you locate a site that does not have any marker on it, that site is not available for rent.
campgrounds offer hot shower and toilet facilities, playgrounds for the kids (and
big grown-up kids), an ice machine, a handicapped fishing station, and located
on the shore of South Holston Lake is a ramp for those with a boat or for
pontoon access, although due to low lake levels this Fall the ramp has been temporaily closed for boat launches.
Please put a FF@ sign/ or Tenn'Clave sign
on your windshield for identification so that you may be directed by the campground staff to our designated section of
site is provided with a permanent picnic table and a fire ring. The improved sites do not offer sewage hookup but there is a Dump Station
adjacent to the campground entrance. Bring your own firewood as there is none available at the
campground and it can be cold this time of the year.
campground locks up at 11:00 PM and should you arrive after closing, then
come down to the FF@ Banner/Tenn'Clave HQ and look for available sites. You
can settle up or relocate with the campground management in the morning. The
Canopy (you can't miss it) will be straight down the driveway on the left
at the corner of the first intersecting road. Please let us know if you will
be arriving late and we will also try to post your site number at the Campground
Entrance Shack as well. Additionally, there is a roving Security Patrol who
assists as needed.
Other Camping Rules and Guidelines
Camping is allowed for a maximum of 14 days.
Quiet hours are from 11:00PM to 7:00AM.
Check-n time is 3:00PM, Check-Out is 2:00PM.
All guests must check-in at the main office before setting up on a campsite. Camping fees are to be paid within 30 minutes of arrival.
Speed limit inside the park is limited to 10 MPH.
Trash must be placed in proper dumpsters located near the day use parking area. The campground no longer furnishes daily trash pick-up services. Burning of trash in fire pits is prohibited.
Fires must be limited to fire pits only provided at each site. Unattended fires are prohibited.
The cutting of firewood or other woody vegetaion within the Park is prohibited. Remember to bring your own firewood!
Bicycles must have lights after dark.
Dump stations are located at the front and rear of the campground. Wastewater of any kind may not be dumped on to the ground.
Guests are to register and if staying over night must pay applicable fees per adult. All non-paying guests must be out of the Park by 11:00PM.
No washing of camping units or vehicles on campsites.
All facilities at Observation Knob and during Tenn'Clave are to be used at your own risk.
FEE: For the past years we have charged a small fee to cover expenses of insuring a
great weekend for all. Based on the projected attendance we may
request a small Clave fee prorated amongst the final number of attendees to cover a new expense for the Saturday Night Pavillion, the large rented canopy,
additional chairs, tables, "bottomless" coffee pot for all to share,
trash bag liners, paper goods, special gifts, and other incidental weekend expenses.
ALCOHOL: Tennessee County and State Parks prohibit alcoholic beverages or controlled substances in their campgrounds.
Discretion is the key to successful beverage consumption at Tenn'Clave - if
you don't attract attention you won't get
We cannot overstate the importance of safety particularly with crowded tenting
areas, fires, cooking equipment, the proximity of the lake to the campgrounds with children,
unannounced dam water release, etc. Please alert your fellow camper to any
potential safety hazard/issue so that we come away from the weekend without
injury or an unforeseen emergency. All fisherman should have a buddy nearby at all times when in amnd around the water. In the event of an emergency please contact the Clave HQs, Tel# (615)-347-9494 or campground directly at (423) 878-1881 for the Campground personnel's assistance.
MEDICAL: The nearest hospital for major emergency treatment is
the Bristol Regional Medical Center, located at the intersection of I-81 and
Highway 11-W, approximately 8-10 miles away. The campgrounds staff will call
local 911 for emergencies should they occur.
IN THE AREA: Not all attendees are campers. For those requiring a motel/hotel
we have made special discount rate arrangements for Tenn'Clave with the Comfort Inn in Abingdon, VA, about a 15 minute drive to the campground, from I-81 to RT75 S to RT44 S to Knob Park Road (Campground).
You should contact Gail, Sales Mgr at: (276) 676-2222 and mention you are with the Tenn'Clave outing for a discounted room.
PETS: Pets are allowed on the campgrounds but must be leashed at all times IAW Campground
regulations. Remember to tell Fido no barking, or howling
after the sun goes down to make the stay enjoyable for all who appreciate
the quiet time of the evening. The campground also asks that you not leave your dog unattended while away from your site. The campground personnel are very specific
about this policy and will enforce this requirement.