Horse Creek Recreation Area

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Horse Creek Recreation Area is located eight miles from Greeneville, off TN 107 north. This recreation area is nestled into a hardwood cove beside its namesake, Horse Creek.


There are facilities for camping and day-use activities including hiking, fishing, picnicking and swimming.  During the 1930’s, a rustic picnic pavilion and swimming area were constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Company 1455, Camp Cordell Hull, stationed in Unicoi.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed to camping October 31.  The pavilion and adjacent picnic area are open unti December.
Reservations: Sites are first come, first serve and are non-reservable. Reservations for the pavilion are made through either online or call 1-877-444-6777.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees Camping fee is $10 per night. The pavilion can be reserved for a $30 per day fee. There is no fee for Day Use.  Reservations for the pavilion can be made through; online reservations through or call 1-877-444-6777.
Open Season: May, 2016 - November 1, 2016
Usage: Light-Medium
Busiest Season: Summer weekends
Restrictions: Camping and picnicking are on a first-come, first-served basis. Group size is 5 people, 2 vehicles per site. No alcoholic beverages are allowed in the area.
Closest Towns: Greeneville, Tennessee
Water: Drinking water available.
Restroom: Flush and Vault Toilets, Showers
Operated By: Forest Service Volunteer Campground Hosts help manage the area and can provide visitor information.

General Information


From Greeneville, take TN 107 north for six miles. Turn right at Horse Creek Road and follow the signs about two miles to the recreation area.

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Campground Camping

Horse Creek Recreation Area offers camping opportunities for tents and RVs. Each campsite is equipped with a picnic table, firering and lantern post. Six of the 15 campsites are walk-in tent sites.  The remaining sites can accomodate up to a 24 foot camper.

Reservation Info Sites are first come, first serve and nonreservable.
No. of Sites 15
No. of Accessible sites 9


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Camping trailer
Picnic tables
Tent camping
Drinking water