Originally Posted by cruizerEd
Other than the Walmart off of 40 (west of Knoxville, Tennessee (TN)) does any body know where a 37ft RV with a toad can pull in to boondock for two nights to visit ORNL?
The Walmart is ok but it is still a 40 mile round trip.
We will be passing through August 20,2016 or so.
Thanks for considering my question.
I have a place about 30 minutes from Oakridge, so I've never taken my RV there. However, I've visited the area many times, and when I saw your post, my first reaction was: "his is a difficult request." The area around Oakridge is is either populated, or hilly, heavily-forested land that leaves little room for open, public areas that one might successfully park overnight. Tennessee folks are awfully friendly and accommodating, however, so you might have luck contacting the local Chamber of Commerce to see if they could lead you to a local business owner who would allow you to park in their lot.
On the other hand, one of the area's campgrounds has dry camping spaces that go for $20 a night, plus tax. At that rate, it may just be easier (and more relaxing) to stay at an established campground minutes away from Oakridge. Be sure to visit the American Museum of Science and Energy while you're in the area, as well. It has some pretty good displays. --Alan
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