Wautaga Dam Campground is a beautiful, peaceful campground on the Watauga River in Eastern Tennessee.  It has 29 tent and RV sites, many of which are right on the river.  All RV sites have electric service and water and three have sewer connections as well.

Wautaga 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.

Note that in the last few years, this campground has seen higher levels of bear activity.  In order to discourage bears from coming into the campground, we ask that everyone store food inside their RV or in their vehicle.   On check-in, campers will be given information on proper food storage techniques.

Check our Facebook page for more information or call 423-543-0233.

Campground Information



Making things ready for the season. It's supposed to snow Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Friday. Maybe the weatherman is wrong? ... See MoreSee Less

Confirmation on opening date --- Watauga Campground will be opened on March 15. Let's get ready to camp!!! ... See MoreSee Less

Hello from Hardie & Diane, new managers for Watauga Campground. We look forward to a great camping season and meeting great campers. We are full-timers, been camping nearly 40 years and full-timing since 2009. Our goal is to help make this camping season at Watauga a great one. ... See MoreSee Less

Camping season is just around the corner. Wendy & I have taken a new position in Alabama with the company so we will not be back this coming season. Just wanted to let you all know that we really enjoyed working with our customers the last 2 years. We are excited about our new position, but we will miss everyone here at Watauga. The new managers will be taking over at Watauga this year, I'm sure they will continue to give you guys great service as you come and enjoy Watauga Dam Campground.

Richard & Wendy
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Well our season has come to an end. We would like to thank each and everyone of you guys for coming and spending time here at Watauga Dam Campground, we have made a lot of new friends. Our hope is that you will return to visit us next year. We have had a great season and look forward to next year. We have some new things in the works for next season that we know you all will enjoy. In the meantime you can now make reservations for next year @ wataugadam.com. If for any reason you find yourself having trouble, you can email your concerns to reservations_help@camprrm.com.

Thanks again for a great year
Richard & Wendy Smith
Campground Managers
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