The Cardens Bluff Campground overlooks Watauga Lake. The infrastructure consists of 40+ camping sites with NO electric hookups provided. There is, however, a bathhouse with heated showers and flush toilets. Recreational activities include: swimming, boating, and fishing.
At a Glance
|Operational Hours:||Gate opens at 7 AM and closes at 10 PM.|
|Fees:||Camping is $12 per night.|
|Open Season:||Mid April|
|Closest Towns:||Elizabethton and Hampton, Tennessee|
|Restroom:||Flush Toilets, Showers|
|Operated By:||Forest Service Volunteer Campground Hosts help manage the area and can provide visitor information.|
* See the USDA site for the most up-to-date information on fees
From Elizabethton take US 19E/321 south 5 miles to Hampton. Turn left on 321/67 travel 3 miles to the campground entrance on the left.