Sanctuary Ridge Adventures in Camping

Kingsport, TN


Kingsport, Tennessee is a city located in the north-eastern part of Tennessee. We have family that lives there and yet somehow we have never camped there! So, we packed up and headed to Warriors Path State Park. Our family lives close to the park, but they have never stayed there either. Here is my honest review of the park…

I made my reservations online. There were no pictures of the campsite on the website. The map of the campground shows that most of the sites are actually waterfront sites. When we arrived, we found the site a little difficult to park in. Most of the sites are pretty short. Our site number was #47. Here is the water view from our site!


I’m not kidding! That is the waterfront site view. You can hear boats driving by and music playing on the boats but you can not see the water at all. This was a little disappointing! Here is a view of the campsite- notice that the water and electric hookups were on the wrong side of the site, so it was a bit of a trip hazard.


The little camp store was so cute! And the campground volunteer came out to meet us when we pulled up to let us know she would check us in. She gave us a map and verbal directions to find our site.


There are lots of activities here! There is a beautiful paved path around an island where you can fish, play tennis, volleyball, basketball and picnic. The Marina has kayaks, canoes and boats for rent too but they are only open on the weekends so we didn’t get to utilize the boat rentals. All of the activities are approximately 3/4 mile from the campground. There is a gravel path along the road if you choose to walk from the campground. It is a pretty big hill down to get to the lake area and of course a big hill to walk back up to get back to the campground.

We enjoyed fishing, letting the dogs swim and walking around the island!

So, over all I was not impressed with this campground. Sometimes it’s not where you are, but WHO you are with that makes a memorable, special trip! We had great fun together playing Mafia around the fire and games around the table. We re-connected with family that we have not seen in a very long time. We enjoyed great meals and conversation. It was wonderful!

Plus there were donuts! If you’re in the area, go check out Seaver’s Donuts! They were amazing!

Make the most of the time you have together, no matter where you are!

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One thought on “Kingsport, TN

  1. Sometimes, you just have to make the best of it, and it sounds like you did! The picture of your waterfront site gave me a laugh! Enjoy the day!

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