Forest Supervisor's Office (8a-4:30p M-F)
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.
Jake Best is one of two developed campgrounds on Citico Creek, and is used as a hub for trout fishermen and hunters alike. Each site contains a picnic table, grill/fire ring, and lantern post. Jake Best has a campground host during peak season occupying one site of the campground.
Food storage restrictions apply at all areas on the Tellico Ranger District. All food and beverages must be stored in an approved bear-proof container, your locked vehicle or hard-sided camper at all times unless being eaten, prepared, or transported. Maximum of 5 people and 2 vehicles at each site.
From HWY 411 turn on HWY 360 in Vonore, TN. When the road splits stay straight which becomes Citico Road. Stay on this road until you get to Jakes Best. The road will turn to gravel along the creek.
You may also access it from the Cherohala Skyway (HWY 165) in Tellico Plains, TN by following directions to Indian Boundary Campground. Instead of turning into the IB Campground, turn right onto the gravel road which will drop you down to Citico Creek. Follow the creek downstream and Jakes Best Campground will be on your left. You will pass several dispersed campsites along the way.