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colatownkid


Feb 18, 2008, 11:06 AM
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Camping at Foster Falls  (North_America: United_States: Tennessee: Eastern: Foster_Falls)
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I am planning a trip to Foster Falls Mar 8-11 and had a few questions about the camping there:

1) I know the campground is closed "for the winter" "until mid-march" and will "[re-]open in the spring." That's great, but it doesn't tell me much. Does anyone know the specific day that the campground will re-open?

2) Assuming the campground is not open, I have read that there are some primitive sites along the trail to the crag. Are these a feasible option for a 3-night stay? I have read that they do not have water. Are they near enough to the falls/creek that water is convenient to come by and purify? (I don't really want to count on the creek for a water supply if it's in a gorge i can't get down into 2 miles away from the campsite.)

3) I have also read plenty of warnings about cars being broken into. Any thoughts about the likelihood of being broken into in the middle of march?


yevquest


Feb 18, 2008, 12:02 PM
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I'm not sure when the regular campground reopens so I can't help you on that. As far as the primitive sites, these are also known as the Father Adamz campsites. No water there but you're about 7-10 minutes from the main parking lot that has a regular bathroom (no showers) and running water. This would be a better option than trying to filter IMO.

I've personally never had stuff stolen at Fosters so I wouldn't make that a deal breaker. I would just use common sense.

Hope that helps.


colatownkid


Feb 19, 2008, 3:08 PM
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cool. thanks for the info. now i just need to get in shape...


ozoneclimber


Feb 19, 2008, 3:15 PM
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The stream is pretty prevelent along the first half of the trail so water probably shouldn't be a problem. I'm not sure about the campsites. But... T-wall isn't too far away and the campsites there are pretty nice and close to the river. Great climbing too!Cool


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