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The Ridges at Royal Blue

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Other Names

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

Last Known StatusOpen

This RV campground offers direct access to the pristine North Cumberland WMA, a 900+ multiple use trail system with long loops that go near unique landmarks, waterfalls, mud pits plus with beautiful panoramic views of the Appalachian Mountains. This is a large trail system, so plan to stay at least a few days!

The campground is bordered by a scenic creek, trees and grassy meadows and offers both back in and pull through sites with full hookups. All sites are graveled and come with a picnic table and fire ring. Amenities include a bathhouse and laundry room. Currently only RV sites are available but their sister property Ride Royal Blue Resort and Campground is a short distance away and offers plenty of tent sites.

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

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Permit RequiredYesTWRA Riding Permit (not required for riders under 13)
Dates OpenYear-Round
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, can be purchased at Ride Royal Blue General Store.


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: $38.00
RV: $50.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
RV rates range from $45-$60/night and are based on season and availability. Call or check website for current fees.


Our RatingRatingExcellent
Recommended Stay1 Week
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Nearest CityPioneer, TN
Address6949 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 2.6 miles
3) Campground entrance is on the right (south).


Contact InfoThe Ridges at Royal Blue
6949 Stinking Creek Road
Pioneer, TN 37847
(423) 784-1700
Contact InfoTennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
440 Hogan Road
Nashville, TN 37220
(888) 814-8972
(615) 781-6500


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The Ridges at Royal Blue Trail

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Climate TypeForest
Elevation820 to 3350 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 few small jumps.Few
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
IntersectionsThis trail has some intersections.Some
Rider TrafficThe state forest has many rider traffic on typical days.Many
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 Store5-20 Miles (SW)Pilot Travel Center (423) 562-5000
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