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Hampton is a small town in the northeastern mountain region of the state, near the towns of Bristol and Elizabethton, and near the North Carolina border. It's located just 5.5 miles from the Pond Mountain Wilderness Area, and Watauga Lake, making it a perfect retreat for those looking to "get away from it all." The terrain in the Pond Mountain Wilderness Area is steep and rugged, with seven major streams and several cascading waterfalls. Spectacular Laurel Fork Gorge stands 100 to 200 feet above Laurel Fork Creek, and the Appalachian Trail crosses the area for about 6.5 miles. There are also several other hiking trails through the area. The tiny town of Hampton is surrounded by the Cherokee National Forest, just a few miles from Watauga Lake. This lake is one of the most scenic in the Tennessee River Watershed, and is the highest lake in the Tennessee River system, with an elevation of 1900 feet above sea level. Hiking, primitive camping, fishing and hunting are the main activities in the area around Hampton, and it's also one of best areas for a scenic drive. State Highways 67 and 321 follow the shoreline of Watauga Lake and provide views of the lake and surrounding forest, passing through peaceful farmlands and other rural communities.

Surrounding areas: Watauga Lake, Tennessee (5.8 mi), Roan Mountain, Tennessee (7.9 mi), Johnson City, Tennessee (11.6 mi), Butler, Tennessee (12.3 mi), Englewood, Tennessee (14.4 mi), Erwin, Tennessee (14.6 mi), Bluff City, Tennessee (15.5 mi)

Hampton Vacation Rentals

Hampton Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Comfort Inn-elizabethton1515 19e BypElizabethton, TN6.4 mi.(423) 542-4466
Comfort Inn Of Johnson City1900 S Roan StJohnson City, TN9.2 mi.(423) 928-9600
Sleep Inn Inn & Suites2020 Franklin Terrace CtJohnson City, TN9.9 mi.(423) 915-0081
Quality Inn & Suites207 E Mountcastle DrJohnson City, TN11.5 mi.(423) 282-3335
Garden Plaza Hotel211 Mockingbird LnJohnson City, TN11.6 mi.(423) 929-2000
The Jam N'jelly Inn1310 Indian Ridge RdJohnson City, TN11.6 mi.(423) 929-0039
Hampton Inn508 N State Of Franklin RdJohnson City, TN11.7 mi.(423) 929-8000
Red Roof Inn210 Broyles DrJohnson City, TN11.9 mi.(423) 282-3040
Days Inn2312 Browns Mill RdJohnson City, TN12.0 mi.(423) 282-2211
Super 8 Motel108 Wesley StJohnson City, TN12.4 mi.(423) 282-8818
Holiday Inn-johnson City101 W Springbrook DrJohnson City, TN12.5 mi.(423) 282-4611
Ramada Limited2606 N Roan StJohnson City, TN12.5 mi.(423) 282-4011
Comfort Suites3118 Browns Mill RdJohnson City, TN13.5 mi.(423) 610-0010
Holiday Inn Express2002 Temple HL RdErwin, TN14.9 mi.(423) 743-4100
Jameson Inn119 Pinnacle DrJohnson City, TN15.5 mi.(423) 282-0488
Americinn Lodge & Suites376 E Jackson BlvdJonesborough, TN15.5 mi.(423) 753-3100
Sugar Mountain Ski And Country ClubBanner Elk, NC18.9 mi.(828) 898-9784
Regency Inn975 Volunteer PkwyBristol, TN21.9 mi.(423) 968-9474
Eseeola Lodge175 Linville AveLinville, NC22.1 mi.(828) 733-4311
Pixie InnUS 221Linville, NC22.1 mi.(704) 733-2597
Pixie InnLinville, NC22.1 mi.(704) 733-2597
La Quinta Inn #935-kingsport10150 Airport PkwyKingsport, TN22.1 mi.(423) 323-0500
Comfort Inn South4624 Fairlane DrKingsport, TN22.7 mi.(423) 239-7447
Hampton Inn3299 W State StBristol, TN23.2 mi.(423) 764-3600
Bristol Lodging Services LLC111 Holiday DrBristol, TN23.3 mi.(423) 968-1101
Howard Johnson Inn2221 Euclid AveBristol, VA23.4 mi.(276) 669-7171
Knights Inn2221-2 Euclid AveBristol, VA23.4 mi.(276) 669-7171
Microtel Inn & Suites Bristol131 Bristol East RdBristol, VA23.4 mi.(276) 669-8164
Econo Lodge912 Commonwealth AveBristol, VA24.1 mi.(276) 466-2112
Super 8 Motel Bristol2139 Lee HwyBristol, VA25.5 mi.(276) 466-8800
Comfort Inn2368 Lee HwyBristol, VA25.8 mi.(276) 466-3881
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites3005 Linden DrBristol, VA25.9 mi.(276) 466-4100
La Quinta Inn #933 - Bristol1014 Old Airport RdBristol, VA25.9 mi.(276) 669-9353
Courtyard By Marriott Bristol3169 Linden DrBristol, VA26.1 mi.(276) 591-4400
Cleeks Motel2760 East Stone DrKingsport, TN26.3 mi.(423) 228-9996
Hampton Inn-Kingsport2000 Enterprise PlKingsport, TN26.7 mi.(423) 247-3888
Comfort Inn100 Indian Center CtKingsport, TN26.8 mi.(423) 378-4418
Econo Lodge1704 E Stone DrKingsport, TN27.1 mi.(423) 245-0286
Microtel Inn1708 E Stone DrKingsport, TN27.1 mi.(423) 390-2110
Meadowview Conference Resort1901 Meadowview PkwyKingsport, TN27.3 mi.(423) 587-6520

Hampton Weather & Climate

The climate of the northeastern Tennessee mountains is temperate with moderately cold winters and warm, humid summers. Precipitation is fairly well distributed throughout the year; as there is no distinct wet or dry seasons. October has the least rainfall, July the most. Snowfall is quite variable from year to year, and some winters have relatively little. Thunderstorms occur anytime of the year, but are most frequent in spring and summer. Summer temperatures are rarely extreme, but the high humidity often makes it seem hotter than it actually is. Snow is minimal in Tennessee except in the higher mountain regions. Severe storms are infrequent in the state, being east of the center of tornado activity, south of most blizzard conditions, and too far inland to be affected by hurricanes.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 44°F 24°F 3.60 in. -
February 48°F 27°F 3.75 in. -
March 57°F 33°F 3.92 in. -
April 66°F 41°F 3.29 in. -
May 74°F 51°F 5.11 in. -
June 81°F 59°F 4.40 in. -
July 84°F 63°F 4.75 in. -
August 83°F 62°F 3.45 in. -
September 78°F 56°F 2.99 in. -
October 68°F 43°F 2.07 in. -
November 57°F 34°F 3.02 in. -
December 47°F 27°F 3.49 in. -

Hampton Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Tri Cities Regional Tn Va airport (TRI) located about 19 miles northwest of Hampton in Bristol Johnson Kingsport, Tennessee, the Greeneville Greene County Municipal airport (GCY) located approximately 35 miles west of Hampton in Greeneville, Tennessee, the Hickory Regional airport (HKY) located roughly 57 miles southeast of Hampton in Hickory, North Carolina, the Asheville Regional airport (AVL) located around 60 miles southwest of Hampton in Asheville, North Carolina, and finally the Wilkes County airport (UKF) located about 60 miles east of Hampton in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina.

Hampton Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Ghost Town in the SkyMaggie ValleyNC72.1 mi.
NASCAR SpeedParkSeviervilleTN81.3 mi.
DollywoodPigeon ForgeTN82.9 mi.
Rockin' RacewayPigeon ForgeTN82.9 mi.
Cherokee Fun ParkCherokeeNC83.1 mi.
Santa's LandCherokeeNC83.1 mi.
Water Parks
Paramount's Carowinds-Water WorksPinevilleNC109.0 mi.
Golf Courses
Elizabethton Municipal Golf CourseElizabethtonTN5.8 mi.
Buffalo Valley Golf CourseUnicoiTN9.6 mi.
Pine Oaks Golf ClubJohnson CityTN11.6 mi.
Tillery Tradition Country ClubMount GileadNC16.1 mi.
Mountain Glen Golf CourseNewlandNC18.8 mi.
Village of Sugar Mountain Golf CourseBanner ElkNC19.0 mi.
Tri Cities Golf CourseBlountvilleTN20.2 mi.
Hawksnest Golf & Ski ResortSeven DevilsNC21.4 mi.
Steel Creek Golf CourseBristolTN21.5 mi.
Clear Creek Golf ClubBristolVA23.0 mi.
Bear Trace at Tims Ford State ParkWinchesterTN23.4 mi.
Mount Mitchell Golf ClubBurnsvilleNC24.2 mi.
Grassy Creek Golf & Country ClubSpruce PineNC25.1 mi.
Roan Valley Golf EstatesMountain CityTN26.1 mi.
Cattails at Meadowview Golf CourseKingsportTN27.5 mi.
Crocketts Ridge Golf ClubKingsportTN27.5 mi.
Warriors Path State Park Golf CourseKingsportTN27.5 mi.
Graysburg Hills Golf CourseChuckeyTN27.6 mi.
Twin Creeks Golf CourseChuckeyTN27.6 mi.
Green Oaks Golf ClubConcordNC27.8 mi.
Rocky River Golf Club at ConcordConcordNC27.8 mi.
Boone Golf ClubBooneNC29.2 mi.
Willow Creek Golf CourseBooneNC29.2 mi.
Ski Areas
Ski BeechBanner ElkNC18.9 mi.
Sugar Mountain Ski AreaBanner ElkNC18.9 mi.
Hawksnest Golf & Ski ResortSeven DevilsNC20.9 mi.
Ski Wolf LaurelMars HillNC36.0 mi.
CataloocheeMaggie ValleyNC72.1 mi.
Scaly MountainScaly MountainNC106.9 mi.
Canaan ValleyDavisWV108.6 mi.
WinterplaceFlat TopWV109.7 mi.
State Parks
Warriors Path State ParkTN22.8 mi. 
Mount Mitchell State ParkNC33.9 mi. 
Carroll Reece MuseumJohnson CityTN9.9 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Hands On! Regional MuseumJohnson CityTN9.9 mi.(Children's)
Hickory Museum of ArtHickoryNC59.7 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Western North Carolina Nature CenterAshevilleNC49.8 mi.
Greenville ZooGreenvilleSC97.8 mi.
Knoxville Zoological GardensKnoxvilleTN98.8 mi.

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