Enjoy camping at Piney Campground in the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area near Dover, Tennessee.
Piney Campground at Land Between the Lakes
For Spring Break 2017, we traveled to the Land Between the Lakes and stayed in the Piney Campground. Land Between the Lakes is a 170,000 acre National Recreation Area in Kentucky and Tennessee.
Piney Campground is located in the southwest part of the park, along the shores of Kentucky Lake. This camping area has 360+ campsites, most of which have electricity.
All sites have a camping pad, fire ring, and concrete picnic table. Each site number is painted on the road and the electrical sites have a reflective site number sticker on the electrical box so you can find it in the dark. There are also cabins to rent within the campground.
This campground is one of three in Land Between the Lakes open March through November. Some of the sites are reservable, but many are first come, first serve.
Approximately 60 sites are rented on a seasonal basis, where people set up elaborate campsites that they visit on weekends. These are mostly in the interior, which leaves the lakeside sites open for other campers. The hosts at the check-in station will help you pick out a campsite if you haven’t reserved one.
Clean Bathrooms and Plenty of Amenities
There are several CLEAN bathhouses located throughout the campground. The bathrooms have private stalls, electrical plugs, and hand dryers.
A commercial washing machine and dryer are available for use on the side of each bathhouse. Individual showers rooms are on the back of each bathhouse. These showers have a wall that separates the dressing and shower areas.
What to do at Piney Campground
There are a lot of amenities at Piney Campground. A fully stocked camper store sells supplies, food, and snacks and has bike rentals. A bike repair station is located in front of the store.
There is a basketball court, playing fields, playgrounds, an archery range, a swimming beach, and two boat launch ramps.
The campground is quite spread out and offers a lot of roads for biking, skating, or walking. Everyone seems to abide by the 15mph speed limits, including the golf carts which are allowed within the campground. One of the popular campground activities is driving around the loops.
Sunsets over Kentucky Lake are beautiful!
Many locals visit Piney, but it’s a great place for out-of-the-area visitors. You can bird watch, hike or bike on trails, explore the entire Land Between the Lakes including the Homeplace 1850s Working Farm, or explore Civil War sites in the area.
If you find yourself in the area, it’s worth a stay at Piney Campground. Get more information about Piney here.