Parksville Lake Campground
Located near Parksville Lake, this popular campground is divided by Highway 30 into an R.V. campground and a tent/group campground. The R.V. sites are well shaded and well spaced and many will accommodate large R.V.’s. Several sites offer the opportunity for two R.V.’s to camp close together and some are located along a small stream. The group sites are set up with tent pads around a central fire ring and picnic table area. Convenient to the Ocoee River, the Ocoee Whitewater Center (site of the 1996 Olympic Kayak events), Parksville Lake beaches and boat ramps, many miles of mountain bike/hiking trails and whitewater rafting, it’s a great central location for day trips.
Parksville is an absolutely breathtaking lake nestled in the foothills of Appalachia. Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachians, Parksville Lake and the surrounding Cherokee Forest are a constant wonder. In summer, one can delight in the rope swings lining the shores, hidden waterfalls and cascades from surrounding draws, and meandering creeks in which to find crawdads and frogs. Winter finds a more solemn grace and poise, while spring and fall bring their own bursts of color. It is easy to slip your boat into nooks and crannies to explore both on foot and by water. A keen eye may see bald eagles, osprey, and great blue herons. Few things compare to sipping an early morning coffee mid-lake while the fog lifts around you and the forest begins to wake and stir. Be aware that you’ll be sharing the water with powerboats. Summer weekends can be a bit hectic on the lake, so I prefer to visit during the cooler months. In the summer, I generally go midweek to avoid the bulk of the pleasure boaters. The waters of Parksville Lake are generally sheltered and suitable for all levels of paddlers. Reference ~ Roots Rated
Directions: From Highway 64/411 intersection, travel Hwy. 64 east approximately 9.5 miles, turn onto Highway 30 for 0.25 mile. RV sites are located on the left, group tent camping on the right.