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Old 09-30-2008, 10:32 AM
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Default Camping around the South Holston?

I am planning a trip to the SOHO soon with my 14 year old son and would like to pitch a tent for a few days rather than do the Hotel thing. The problem is that I don't know of any areas to camp. Could someone please help with any ideas oon a good spot. Showers and electricity would be nice but not necesarry.

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Old 09-30-2008, 10:26 PM
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Your thread got buried on here today. We could really use an "off topic" forum for anything other than fly fishing related questions and post.
I have never stayed here but have heard that it is nice, and close to the river. Hope this helps. http://www.cherokeetrailscampground....utfishing.html
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Old 09-30-2008, 10:35 PM
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I have no idea what their season is, but they are on Holston Mountain. You can access it from HWY 421 or from the Hickory Tree area. If I can get any more info on their season I will post again. I think someone else on this board was thinking about coming up to East TN and hoping to stay there. It's a gravel road but doesn't take too long to get in and out.

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Old 09-30-2008, 11:18 PM
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The place the local fly shop recommends is Pursuit Farms. I dont have any info as of yet but I do at the office. I will post info later.
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Old 10-01-2008, 09:04 AM
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Pursuit Farms is a piece of private property owned by a very friendly gentleman named Jud. He does allowing camping at times as long as nothing is planned for his family at that time. No facilities, just a piece of farmland, and it is a donation type location. I usually give him around $15 per night just for the convenience and company he provides. I have also stayed at Cherokee Trails campground, and they do have a bathroom on site.


Pursuit Farms is part of the spawning grounds that are closed to fishing from Nov 1st till Feb 1st. I am not sure of the dates, but I am positive that this property is covered by that regulation.

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Old 10-01-2008, 09:13 AM
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Would you email me some contact info? (cdustinc@comcast.net) I'm planning on an overnight trip to the SoHo at the end of the month. Last year, I slept in the car. (Not recommended.)


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Old 10-02-2008, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by ChemEAngler View Post
I have also stayed at Cherokee Trails campground, and they do have a bathroom on site.

I have also stayed at Cherokee Trails Campground. It's not bad at all and very fairly priced cabins available.

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