Rules and Regulations

Refunds and Campsite Rentals

  • Refunds for cancellations, rescheduling or any changes, must be done no later than three (3) days before your reservation.
  • The individual renting the campsite must be the individual occupying the campsite. Camper is not required to bring RV / tent to register. You must stop and register at the Ranger Station before you park or set up on any campsite. Your site is not secured until you have reserved and paid for your site number, including when you are transferring to another site. Stabilizers and jacks must have wooden blocks under each when parked on asphalt sites.
  • Age Requirement: Campsite may only be rented to someone 18 years of age or older. Any camper under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult during their stay.
  • Subleasing is strictly prohibited.
  • Be Courteous and Respectful: Please follow only designated roads or walkways. Do not cut through occupied campsites.

Campsite Transfers

Only allowed due to site safety concerns as approved by Ranger on Duty and availability.

Check In / Check Out

  • Check In 2 p.m. or after (at the ranger station), bring valid ID / Driver's License, proof of any qualifying discount and proof of payment if possible. You will then receive your check in-check out tag.
  • Check In Time: 2 p.m. or later
  • Check Out Time: Noon (No late check-outs are allowed. Reservations are a priority and all sites are subject to removal of abandoned items from campers who have failed to check-out.)
  • Length of Stay: Select Sites (Waterfront and Inland): Minimum 7 consecutive nights, Maximum 14 consecutive nights. All Other Waterfront sites: Minimum 3 consecutive nights, Maximum 14 consecutive nights; All Other Inland sites: Minimum of 2 consecutive nights, Maximum of 28 consecutive nights. Limited Inland Walk-Up Sites are available at the Ranger Station at a First Come First Serve Basis. After staying the maximum days on any site you must Check Out. Prior to relocating with a new reservation you must Check In at the ranger station. A new reservation for a different campsite is subject to availability. 
  • Residency is not allowed at Chester Frost Park regardless of the length of stay.
  • Quiet Hours: 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. No loud music, loud talking or bright lights are permitted. All children under 18 years must be on their site by 10 p.m.

Camping Tags

Please drop your tag in the mailbox provided when checking out. Drop box is for Park Employees only and shall not be tampered with including removal of contents.


Each site may contain no more than 8 people. A campsite may contain only one approved camping unit. This site may also contain one tent but no more than three tents. All parked vehicles must not infringe on a neighboring campsite or block the road in any way. Camping is not allowed on spaces between numbered sites.


Laundry Facilities

These are open 24 hours. Please do not leave clothes in the machines unattended. No clotheslines allowed.

Water & Electrical Hook-Ups

Rewiring of electrical hook-ups is strictly prohibited. During freezing temperatures, disconnect water hoses when not in use.

Dump Stations

The dumping of gray or black water is allowed only at the designated dump stations provided in the park.


Trash is picked up daily. Campers should use the trash receptacles provided and keep their campsites in a neat and orderly fashion.


Campfires are only allowed in the provided fire ring or by using a self-contained unit that is at least 6 inches off the ground. No unattended fires are allowed.


Camping or parking between sites is not allowed nor is blocking the road in any way. All vehicles must remain on prepared surfaces at all times. No parking in the grass or in empty campsites. There is a 2 vehicle maximum at each site. Overflow parking is available throughout the campground.


Alcoholic Beverages are prohibited. State Law prohibits the possession or use of illicit drugs in the Park. Violators may be prosecuted.


All park patrons are required to have motorized transportation throughout the course of their stay. No unlicensed or unregistered motorized transportation is allowed. All motorized transportation and operators must conform to state laws.


Prohibited are:

  • Bows and Arrows
  • Devices That Discharges Projectiles by Any Means
  • Explosives
  • Fireworks
  • Fishing Spears
  • Slingshots

Firearms are prohibited unless a person possesses a valid weapons-carry license for a firearm that is valid in the State of Tennessee. Persons with such licenses may carry a firearm except where prohibited by state or federal law.


Pets are welcome everywhere except the Beach. Pets must be leashed (no longer than 6 feet) and accompanied by the owner at all times. If a pet demonstrates aggressive behavior toward another pet or camper, you will be asked to leave the campground. No excessive barking. Owners must clean up after their pets.

Collecting Wildlife

The removal or destruction of wildlife, plant life, or shore line rock is prohibited.