Piney Campground at Land Between the Lakes (near Dover, TN)


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Jul 11, 2012
Piney Campground Review - Dover, TN
Located within the Land Between the Lakes

We visited this public campground managed by US Forest Service in March 2017, staying there in our pop-up on site P220.

This modern campground has 380+ sites, most of which are electric. There are a dozen handicapped sites. There are two non-electric loops, which have good tree cover. Much of the Dogwood loop has water, sewer, and 50 amp service. Water hydrants are numerous. Sites have a well-defined gravel pad and are close, but not on top of each other. Little vegetation between sites. 60 interior sites are seasonal, which is determined by a lottery each fall. There are trees throughout the campground, but the amount of shade varies by site. Many loops are within view of Kentucky Lake. The campground sits on the east side of the lake, so the sunsets are beautiful!

There are CLEAN bath houses throughout the campground. These have bathrooms on one side and individual shower rooms, one being handicapped accessible, on the other side. There is a coin-operated commercial washer and dryer on the side of each bathhouse.

There is a large centrally located dump station. The Outpost (camper store) is well stocked with snacks and anything you might have forgotten. Wood and ice are for sale there or at the gatehouse. There is a permanent bike repair station in front of the Outpost. There are playing fields, courts, an archery range, playgrounds, and a swimming beach. Two boat ramps and courtesy docks are available.

The gatehouse staff were friendly and helpful. There is a book they refer to for picking sites. Some sites are reservable, but many are FCFS. They get busy and fill on holiday weekends with locals. The campground is open March-November.

There is a lot to do and see in the Land Between the Lakes and surrounding area. There are birds and wildlife, hiking and biking trails, attractions, boating, and Civil War history.

We enjoyed our stay and would visit again. You can read a full review and see photos on our camping blog:

Cross post with the Pop Up,Teardrop, HTT and Tent Camping Campground Reviews Facebook Group.
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