Melton Hill Dam Campground is located at TVA’s Melton Hill Dam in Loudon County, TN. The campground is upstream of Melton Hill Dam on the south bank and has a 10-15% slope with three roads tiered up the hillside.
Immediately adjacent to the campground is a public boat ramp, day use, picnic and swim area. An overlook is located on the outskirts with picnic tables and benches. There are four pavilions, two are located in the day use and two at the overlook. Pavilions may be reserved for a nominal fee, when not reserved they are available first come, first-served.
The campground has a total of 55 sites, 9 of these have electric, water & sewer, (4 of which meet ADA guidelines), 13 sites have no amenities (9 of which are tent only waterfront sites). The terrain of the campground is tiered with three levels, with some sites limited to the type or size of an RV. There are 2 bathhouses with warm showers and flush toilets. Entry roads are paved and most sites are flat with gravel parking pads. Each campsite has a picnic table, fire pit & grill combo.
A dump station is located in the campground at no charge for those who are camping.
Recreational activities in the area include swimming, canoe access, boat ramp access, lake and river fishing. The campground is approximately 30 minutes from Knoxville and a little over an hour to the Smokey Mountains, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg,Townsend.
Melton Hill Dam Campground has a dedicated website here with more information on fees and services.
In late 2014, Recreation Resource Management (RRM) won a competitive bidding process to operate this and five other TVA campgrounds. Further information on this transition can be found here.
Address: 13555 Highway 321 North, Lenoir City, TN 37771
From I-75: Exit 81 (Hwy 321). Head north on Hwy 321 approx 5 mi; drive under I-40; continue north on Hwy 95 3/4 mi; right onto Melton Hill Dam Rd – 2 mi to campground on left.
From I-40: Exit 364(Hwy 321/95) – 2 mi north on Hwy 95; follow signs; turn right onto Melton Hill Dam Rd; 2 mi to campground on left.
For more information or questions, you can check our Facebook page or call 865-361-0436.
For Pavilion Rental: Click here