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Stinking Creek Campground

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Other Names

North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area, North Cumberland WMA, Sundquist Unit, Cumberland Mountains, Campbell County

Last Known StatusOpen

This RV campground offers direct access to the North Cumberland WMA, a 900+ multiple use trail system that forms long loops and takes riders near abandoned mines, remote waterfalls and large rock boulders. This trail system is huge, so plan to stay at least several days.

The property offers both back in and pull through sites with full hookups, plus a fully furnished 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom rental home. Other amenities include a bathhouse with two bathrooms and free trail maps. Firewood and ice can be purchased onsite and a guided tour service is available (call for details).

Visitors should note that a TWRA Permit is required to ride the North Cumberland WMA Trails, which can be purchased through local vendors or online prior to entry.

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Permit RequiredYesTWRA Riding Permit (not required for riders under 13)
Dates Opencall for rates and availability
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedNoTWRA Riding Permit required. One permit per vehicle, passengers ride free.
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (86 dB)86dBs measured at 50' from exhaust
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers Four WheelersPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
MX Helmet RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for persons under 18
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedvehicles must stay on trail
Rule Enforcement
CommentBlaze orange vests required November through January.


AreaMotorized Trails
LandState Forest, Private


RidingYes ($38.00 per OHV)
Non-Resident Daily Permit - $38/OHV; Resident Daily Permit - $18/OHV. One permit per vehicle, passengers ride free.
Tent: $0.00
RV: $50.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $5.00
50amp with water and septic - $50/night, 30amp with water and septic - $45/night, 30amp with water only and no septic - $40/night. All rates are per night plus tax - 14.25%


Our RatingRatingExcellent
Recommended Stay1 Week
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Nearest CityPioneer, TN
Address6609 Stinking Creek Road, Pioneer, TN 37847
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Knoxville, TN
1) Take I-75 North about 40 miles to Exit 144
2) Turn right (north-east) on Stinking Creek Road, continue 3.4 miles
3) Campground entrance is on the right.


Contact InfoKeith And Christ Rogers (Owners)
Stinking Creek Campground
6609 Stinking Creek Road
Pioneer, TN 37847
(423) 871-2300
Contact InfoTennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
440 Hogan Road
Nashville, TN 37220
(888) 814-8972
(615) 781-6500
CommentTN Riding Permit Info


Stinking Creek Campground Trail Photo

Stinking Creek Campground Trail

A view of the campground office. Photo Submitted 7/26/2018 (Thanks!)

Stinking Creek Campground Trail Photo

Several campsites with hookups for RV and travel trailers.

The campground offers pull through sites with full hookups for RV and travel trailers. Photo Submitted 7/26/2018 (Thanks!)

Stinking Creek Campground Trail Photo

A view of the main area of the campground with gravel pull-through campsites for RVs.

All of the campsites are level with gravel parking and picnic tables. Photo Submitted 7/26/2018 (Thanks!)


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Approx Size50 acres
Climate TypeForest
Elevation1300 to 1500 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has some loose dirt.Some
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has many water crossings.Many
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel PitsThis state forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis state forest has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis state forest has some roads.Some
ShadeThis state forest has almost all shaded areas.All
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little


Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (SW)Pilot Travel Center (423) 562-5000
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (SW)Pilot Travel Center (423) 562-5000
Potable Water WaterOn Site
RV Hookups RV HookupOn Site
RV Dump Station RV DisposalOn Site
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv StoreOn Site
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