Campbell County is filled with plenty of culture, adventure, beauty, and history. Find something for everyone!
Things to do in Campbell County
Appalachian Quilt Trail
The AQT is a celebration of all things local! Communities everywhere are falling in love with quilts and barns and the idea that the small act of hanging a wooden quilt square on one building has grown into an international movement. The AQT is a collaboration among several groups and trails to connect local trails so your excursion will be easier and more rewarding. Simply put, we want you to be able to find all the wonderful works of art and discover all the hidden and, not so hidden, treasures along the way. Campbell County has 17 quilt patterns for you to enjoy.
Campbell County has plenty of camping locations with and without amenities. Rough-it back in the mountains or go glamping (glamorous camping) at one of the local camping locations. Amenities include bath houses, RV hook-up (water and electric), swimming pools, pavilions, and plenty more. Bring your outdoor side and stay awhile!
Campbell County offers the Eagle Rock section of the Cumberland Trail. The Eagle Rock Section is one of the most geologically varied and scenic trails in east Tennessee. The trail starts at a trailhead located in Cove Lake State Park, follows I-75 a way, and then climbs to a wonderful lookout atop the Devils Racetrack rock formation that is visible from I-75. Thereafter the trail follows a series of often rocky double ridges along the edge of the Cumberland Plateau escarpment to LaFollette. Along the way there’s a wonderland of rock, including two “Great Walls of China” rock walls, massive sandstone cliffs, a stone arch, and numerous rocky lookouts.
Hatfield Knob Elk Viewing Tower
Hatfield Knob is home to hundreds of elk on thousands of acres. In 2000, TWRA and local volunteers started reintroducing elk to the area. To date, over 200 elk have been released. Volunteers worked together to clear land for food plots and to erect the Hatfield Knob viewing tower. Enjoy the elk, songbirds, and wildflowers in this outdoor adventure.
Historical Society of Campbell County
Devoted to preserving and promoting the history of Campbell County, the Historical Society is a non-profit organization founded in 1989. Find just about anything you’re looking for like families histories, county information, cemetery records, and so much more. Find displays of Campbell County’s military memorabilia, the LaFollette family’s original furniture, or read the January 4, 1800 edition newspaper telling of George Washington’s funeral.
Lonas Young Park
Lonas Young Park has plenty for everyone to enjoy. Play tennis or basketball on the courts, let the kiddos enjoy the playground, or have a picnic with friends and family. Nestled up to Norris Lake, Lonas Young Park has a sandy beach for all ages to enjoy… for free. Also free, the public boat launch into Norris Lake has become a staple for the park. Plenty of parking allows for church gatherings and family reunions.
Ride Royal Blue
Ride Royal Blue is a favorite for outdoor lovers all over the country. Whether its ATV’s, dual sport, trail bikes, four wheel drive trucks, jeeps, rail buggies, or mountain bikes, you’ve found your ultimate destination! Enjoy majestic mountain side vistas and thrilling rides on over 600 miles of trails, featuring picture perfect waterfalls, elk viewing and abundant wildlife. They offer 200,000 acres suited for all skill levels. The trails range from leisurely treks for families to white knuckle obstacles for thrill seekers. Stay overnight in a rented cabin! Bring a tent or RV and wake up to the smell of home cooked breakfast at the onsite restaurant.
Skywalk at McCloud Mountain
Nature provided this property with the largest chain of exposed stone chimneys in the nation. 32 distinct chimney formations standing from 100 to 250 feet high grace the north side of McCloud Mountain. Only now are they joined by a walkway that allows all to enjoy this natural wonder. The Chimney Skywalk is available to McCloud Mountain's home and property owners, as well as visitors to the restaurant and lodge.