Breathtaking views. Mountains. Wildlife. Marinas. Charming downtowns. Explore Campbell County, an awe-inspiring East Tennessee destination.
Let your cares fall to the wayside, and embark on an East Tennessee journey like no other. Take advantage of 800 miles of shoreline on Norris Lake. With more than 2,900 square miles of surface area, it is sure to fulfill all your boating, fishing and watersports needs. Campbell County is home to 11 marinas and has been named the “Marina Capital of Tennessee” by the state of Tennessee legislature.
Experience a true outdoor destination with more than 600 miles of ATV trails and approximately 60,000 acres for turkey and deer hunting. The Hatfield Knob Elk Viewing Tower is a local favorite and home to more than 500 elk. Fall evenings are perfect for showcasing the elk population.
Campbell County is home to four state parks. Cove Lake State Park features 667 acres with Cove Lake State Recreational Area and its nearby sister parks, Big Ridge State Park and Norris State Park. Cove Lake is situated in a picturesque valley surrounded by the towering Cumberland Mountains, the winter home for more than 400 Canada geese. The geese are attracted by the quiet inlets, marshes and fields in this area
Along with Cove Lake and Norris Lake, Campbell County residents also enjoy Indian Mountain State Park, which is located on the Tennessee-Kentucky border. The 213-acre park began as an abandoned strip mine and has developed into a useful and attractive recreational area, perfect for camping and scenic walking trails.
Norris Dam State Park, located on the shores of Norris Lake, places great emphasis on historical interpretation. Lenoir Pioneer Museum, an 18th-century gristmill, a threshing barn and a shop featuring authentic Tennessee crafts are among cultural attractions for park visitors. Rustic cabins, picnic areas, woodland trails and an Olympic-sized pool keep campers relaxed and happy
The Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Park offers the first linear park passing through 11 Tennessee counties on the eastern escarpment of the Cumberland Plateau. The Cumberland Trail will contain a core corridor of more than 300 miles of trail beginning in the Cumberland Gap National Park in Kentucky and stretching south to terminate at Signal Point National Historic Park and Prentice Cooper Wildlife Management Area near Chattanooga. In Campbell County, the trail can be accessed in LaFollette and at Cove Lake State Park in Caryville.
Annually, In October, downtown LaFollette is host to the Big Creek ATV Festival, a celebration with music, food, vendors and ATV rides through the beautiful Cumberland Mountains.
With the University of Tennessee’s location just down the road, collegiate sporting events are a way of life, especially in football season! Campbell County is also home to two golf courses.
Soaring cliffs, majestic arches and a view from the clouds make McCloud Mountain a place of awe and adventure. Some say it could be the South’s best-kept secret. McCloud Mountain Restaurant & Lodge is located on a 1300-acre tract of land at an elevation of 2,700 feet, atop the Cumberland Mountains. From the top, you can get a breathtaking view of the valley below: Norris Lake, House Mountain, Clinch Mountain, the Great Smoky Mountains and Knoxville.
Music and arts are memorably celebrated in Campbell County. Feel an artist’s vibe in a restaurant that features local musicians. Or, experience big events like the Louie Bluie Music and Arts Festival, a festival at Cove Lake State Park celebrating the life and music of Howard Armstrong. Armstrong, an internationally acclaimed string band musician, artist, storyteller and writer, spent his childhood days in Campbell County in the 1920s.
Postmark LaFollette is a local attraction for the Campbell County artist community, hosting art shows, galleries and intimate monthly events, such as book signings and Santa’s Post Office.
Play to what you have a passion for in Campbell County. Crowds of car enthusiasts attend biannual LA Cruizers Car Club, while heritage explorers visit LaFollette House Historical Tours.
Downtown LaFollette is home to quaint, locally owned shops including antiques, jewelry, furniture and boutiques. From May to October, a seasonal local farmers market is available, a showcase for local fares.
A true outdoor destination offering scenic views and relaxing activities, Campbell County is an ideal place to call home. With easy access to I-75, residents are always in close proximity to metropolitan cities, a local airport and modern amenities.
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With an average population of 39,918, plentiful humanitarian and volunteer opportunities, and places of worship, the sense of community in Campbell County is hard to beat. Art exploration, expansion, exhibits and education are also readily available.
Award-winning, local healthcare with many medical specialties locally provided make living in Campbell County even more desirable.
Tennova–LaFollette Medical Center has award-winning patient care and was honored with the National Benchmarks Award on the 2008 Thomson Reuters list of “100 Top Hospitals,” one of 23 facilities in the nation to receive the inaugural Everest Award. The Everest Award recognizes those hospitals among the 100 winners that delivered the greatest rate of improvement over a five-year period
Jellico Community Hospital has provided quality healthcare to the region since 1974. The 54-bed acute care facility operates as a nonprofit hospital and is managed by Community Hospital Corporation. Patients benefit from the latest medical technology along with comprehensive healthcare from highly skilled physicians, nurses and professional staff
Campbell County is proud to be the home of a Veterans Affairs Clinic, associated with Community Health of East Tennessee.
Tax and Living Expenses
Tennessee has no state property tax. Property taxes are locally determined and collected.
The median home value in Campbell County is $92,223.
Campbell County residents interested in higher education have access to two 4-year universities: Lincoln Memorial University and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Both are approximately 40 miles to the north and south, respectively. Also, Campbell County is home to Roane State Community College and Tennessee College of Applied Technology campuses.
Experience Living in Campbell County
We found our piece of heaven here in Campbell County. The lake, rural area and mountains top it off. We experience four seasons and enjoy working outdoors in January! Spring is one of the most beautiful times of the year; redbuds and dogwoods from our windows, and the lake with McCloud Mountain in the background—breathtaking.- Karen Cumorich, Chicago, Illinois
Campbell County can take some of the hassle out of your lifestyle visit. We have arranged discounts with select hotels and have coordinated VIP treatment for our visitors with participating development partners (subject to availability).
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