The Tennessee Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (TN ARVC)

is a private, non-profit organization chartered by the State of Tennessee on September 12, 1979. Its mission is to represent the best interests of private RV parks and campgrounds across the state and to provide the camping public with the highest quality camping experience. TN ARVC provides its members with the following programs and services:

Become a member of TN ARVC.

Click to access the Membership application

Mail or email to:
P.O. Box 237
Walland, TN 37886


When you attend a TN ARVC meeting, make a phone call, exchange email messages, or visit another TN ARVC campground, you have an opportunity to interact with your peers one-on-one and share common interests and concerns.  You probably learn more about the campground business through this networking process than in any other way.  And, you develop lifetime friendships and great referral sources.

Camping Guide:

Each year, TN ARVC publishes the Tennessee RV Camping Guide.  It is distributed to the public via the state’s welcome centers, rest areas, RV shows, local chambers of commerce, TN Department of Tourist Development, and other strategic locations. In terms of new business from the camping public, TN ARVC member campgrounds benefit greatly from this exposure.  Members are entitled to a free basic listing in the Guide and the annual Tennessee Vacation Guide published by the state department of tourism.


TN ARVC publishes an electronic newsletter and frequent news flashes which are sent to all members and campground suppliers.  It contains feature articles and reports on the current activities of TN ARVC and National ARVC.  The newsletter is an excellent source of information on major issues affecting the campground industry, both at the state and national levels.  Sign up today!

Member Discounts:

As a member of TNARVC and National ARVC, you are entitled to many revenue generating and expense reducing benefits.  These include a discount on pool and office supplies, vehicle discounts, a discount on lawn equipment, mobile phone discount, discounts on music and video licensing, savings on propane expenses, and many more. The savings from these and other member benefits more than offset the cost of your dues.


At the annual Tennessee Campground Conference & Trade Show each year, TN ARVC offers “nuts and bolts” workshops, “cracker barrel” discussion sessions, and Outdoor Hospitality Education Program (OHEP) courses that are designed to help you do a better job of running your campground. You will also have an opportunity to do some shopping at the trade show.

Internet Site:

TN ARVC provides its members with a free basic listing on the Internet at and, the latter of which is now receiving over 500,000 user visits per month and is the preferred website for campers.  The TN ARVC website is also linked to the TN Department of Tourist Development website.


Each year, legislation in the Tennessee General Assembly that relates to the RV park and campground industry is monitored by the Tennessee Tourism Roundtable of which TN ARVC is an organizational member.  The TN ARVC membership is kept abreast of important legislative issues via the newsletter and legislative alerts. Through the efforts of members, state legislators are made aware of TN ARVC positions on campground issues.

National ARVC:

National ARVC is the only organization representing the interests of all RV park and campground owners/operators in the country.  It is actively engaged in lobbying and educating the members of Congress on regulatory and legislative issues affecting the campground industry.  NARVC also provides its members with a monthly newsletter, annual convention and trade show, OHEP, formerly the Certified Park Operator program, School of RV Park and Campground Management, and other services.

Assistance and Advice:

The TN ARVC leadership and staff, along with nearly 60 of the finest RV parks in Tennessee, are available to share any information about campground management and operations.   For further information about TN ARVC programs and services, contact the TN ARVC office at

TNARVC Antitrust Statement:

It is the policy of the Tennessee Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds, and it is the responsibility of every Association member and leader, to strictly comply in all respects with federal and State antitrust laws. No activity or discussion at any the Association meeting or other function may be engaged in for the purpose of bringing about any understanding or agreement among members to (a) raise, lower, or stabilize prices; (b) regulate production; (c) allocate markets; (d) encourage boycotts; (e) foster unfair trade practices; (f) assist monopolization, and (g) the Association members and leaders will neither knowingly permit nor condone anti-competitive behavior, whether willful or inadvertent, in connection with any Association activity.

TNARVC Officers:

Would you like to meet the Board? Click HERE.




Barbara Johnson
Big Meadow Family Campground
8215 Cedar Creek Road
Townsend, TN 37882
(865) 448-0625


Doug Phillips
Caney Creek RV Resort & Marina
3715 Roane State Hwy.
Harriman, TN 37748
Phone: (865) 882-4042


James Puckett
Texas T Campground
2499 Lynnville Highway
Cornersville, TN 37047
Phone: 931-293-2500




Donna Martin
True West Campground, Stables & Mercantile
3341 Leatherwood Ford Road
Jamestown, TN 38556
Phone: (931) 752-8272


Aurora Moldovanyi Pulliam
TVA Camp Right Coordinator
1015 TVA Parkway
Jefferson City TN 37760
Phone: (865) 828-1186