Old Forge Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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

Reservations:  Sites are first come, first serve basis and are non-reservable.
Fees Camping fee is $7 per site per night.
Open Season: May, 2016 - December, 2016
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Group size is 5 people, 2 vehicles per site. No alcoholic beverages are allowed in the area. Horses are not allowed in the campground.
Closest Towns: Greeneville, Tennessee
Water: No potable water available.
Restroom: Vault Toilets

General Information

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.

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Campground Camping

Old Forge Recreation Area features tent camping along Jennings Creek.

Reservation Info Sites are first come, first serve and nonreservable.
Fire Information There is a grill/fire ring at each campsite.
No. of Sites 10 walk-in tent sites


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1880 feet