Forest Supervisor's Office
2800 Ocoee Street N
Cleveland TN 37312
(423) 476-9721 (Fax) PLEASE NOTE: This is an information and administrative office located in Cleveland, TN and is not actually in the forest.
Are you looking for a primitive tent camping experience? Come stay at this small campground located along the banks of Jennings Creek. Large walk-in tent sites are screened by native vegetation. In the early 1900’s, this area was the site of an iron forge. Iron ore was smelted and made into materials for the railroad operation that harvested timber in the area.
At a Glance
Sites are first come, first serve basis and are non-reservable.
Camping fee is $7 per site per night.
Currently closed - December
Group size is 5 people, 2 vehicles per site. No alcoholic beverages are allowed in the area. Horses are not allowed in the campground.
No potable water available.
Directions: From Greeneville, take TN 107 east (off US 11E) for six miles and then follow signs to Horse Creek Recreation Area (approximately two miles). From Horse Creek, turn right onto Forest Road #331 for three miles. The road dead-ends at campground.
Old Forge Recreation Area features tent camping along Jennings Creek.
Sites are first come, first serve and nonreservable.
There is a grill/fire ring at each campsite.
No. of Sites
10 walk-in tent sites
River and Stream Fishing
Old Forge Recreation Area features opportunities for trout fishing.
See TWRA licences and for rules and regulations on fishing.
Rainbow and brook trout
Fly fishing is very popular.
The Jennings Creek Trail (#21) and Little Jennings Creek Trail (#195) leave Old Forge campground and connect with the Cowbell Hollow Trail (#24) to create a loop system for horses, bikes and hikers between the campground and Round Knob Picnic Area. Poplar Cove Trail (#24) connects to Horse Creek Road (FSR# 94).