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  • Island Camping….

    Posted by jboy on August 19, 2015 at 2:39 am

    This trip has been in the making sence early Spring… A group of Guys we all work with from time to time have all been wanting to do a one night fishing trip and camp… We just found out that Anderson Campground closes Labor Day Wknd,,, That sucks if you ask me Fall Fishing hasn’t even started… Keep in mind my Pontoon Boat is old and with a 35 HP motor ..(but wouldn’t have it anyother way… I love my slow boat lol.) so Places like Pools Knob and 7 points camp ground is out.. I fish mostly around Anderson and smith springs area.. My question is the Island you see ppl camp on across from Anderson Beach, Is that a pay camp site??? I cant find anything on it.. But this is after Labor Day that we plan on fishing and camping with all the work guys… It has always looked like a very cool place to camp if its cool enough, with I think it will be after Labor Day,, Feed Back on the Pay to Site or any info about camping on the Island is all Welcome,,, Thanks John

    jboy replied 8 years, 3 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • eagertofish

    August 19, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    Percy Priest Lake camping opportunities range from primitive tent campsites to full water and electrical hookup campsites. Whether you are looking for a site to pitch your tent or park your recreational vehicle you should be able to find a camp location that fits your needs. All the developed camping locations at Percy Priest Lake feature restrooms, shower facilities, fresh water, and dump stations. Camping fees range from $14 – $24 depending on campsite location and camp facilities. Campgrounds also charge a daily visitor fee of $3 per person per day.

    For the more adventurous camper primitive camping is also available on select islands. To determine if camping is allowed on an island look for a white post bearing a tent symbol. Make sure to read the camping rules on the post before unpacking gear and equipment.

    Firewood from outside the area is not permitted at the campsites on Percy Priest Lake. It is recommended that campers collect firewood at or near your camping destination.

    The camping season runs from approximately April – October and varies by campground.

    this tells me it is free on islands but only certain islands are available to camp on, that being said I know there are certain islands that people camp on that dont have this camping marker… also keep in mind its labor day, so those that look like good camping now will probably be camped already so try and get out early so you dont get disappointed or at least have several different locations picked out. good luck!

  • eanderson

    August 19, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    I do know that there are some islands that have a sign on them that say “Sanctuary keep out”. One in particular is bird island (What I call it) on the left just before you go under hobson pike bridge going down river. Its a protected wildlife area. Those I know are off limits. But other than that if there is no sign then I dont think you’ll have any issues as I see dozens of people camping on them every weekend.

  • jboy

    August 20, 2015 at 2:22 am

    Thank you both for the Replies.. This is the wknd after Labor Day, so im hopeing most of the ppl will be home watching College Football,, Ill just record mine and wath the Vols after I get home … That’s the only Reason my True fishing starts after Labor Day, cause most Boaters and Jet Skies call it quits Labor Day Wknd… Wish everyone a Happy Fall Fishing Coming Soon…

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