Pickwick Dam Campground – TVA

Location: Savannah, Tennessee

Webpage: Tennessee Valley Authority

General Description: As the name implies, the Pickwick Dam Campground is located just below Pickwick Dam on the Tennessee River, south of Savannah, Tennessee.  There are a total of 92 interior campsites arranged in three loops along the river bank.  All of the sites have ample shade from large pine trees scattered throughout the campgrounds.  Each site had water and electric hookups and there are a few pull-through sites.  Other amenities include a restroom/shower at each loop and access to the river.


1) This is a beautiful campgrounds with the tall stately pine trees and well tended ground beneath.  Each site has a gravel pad, except for the three ADA accessible sites which are concrete, and the roads are all paved.


2) The restrooms are all modern and kept clean on a daily basis.  The staff at the campground were very nice.  We arrived at the campgrounds during lunch and the camp hosts were tending to their dogs at their home offsite.  We had a reservation, so we proceeded to our site, which had a sign with our name posted at it.  As we were attempting to back-in our RV in this strangely laid out site, the camp hosts came by in their golf cart.  They saw the problem we were having and told us of the numerous sites that were first come.  We selected a very nice site based on their information and were much happier.


3) The ONLY drawback to this campground was the proximity of the pulp and paper mill across the river.  During much of the week the smell from the mill was more than noticeable.  However, the smell primarily kept out of the RV since we ran the air conditioner.  Otherwise, this is a great campground that I would highly recommend.