In the early 1900s, Henry Ford and Thomas Alva Edison were making their way from New York to Asheville, North Carolina, camping along the way. In Washington County they stopped at a private farm and camped for several days. Legend has it that Edison decided since he was in the South he would honor the Confederacy and name the camp Robert E.Lee. It became a media event with Jonesborough dignitaries and the press visiting the camp.
Today, you can create your own camping history at Persimmon Ridge Campground. If you are looking for a relaxing mountain getaway, soak in the surrounding natural mountain landscape. If you are looking for activities, soak in some sun when you take a short walk to Wetlands Water Park. Stop at the playground or basketball courts along the way and take a hike on the trails behind the Water Park. Take a short ride or long walk to historic Main Street, Jonesborough, where you will find history, culture, shopping, and unique dining.
Persimmon Ridge Campground
1527 Persimmon Ridge Road