Campground Camping

View of Campsite in Cherokee National Forest

More than 30 campgrounds provide visitors with a range of site amenities and services. 

Most campsites in developed campgrounds are large and level enough to accommodate tents, pop-up campers & RVs.  A table, fire ring, and lantern post are common site features.  Water availability varies by campground as well as road conditions.

The most developed campgrounds offering electric hook-ups and large, level campsites are listed under "RV Camping."


Campground Camping Areas

  • Bald Mountains area description
  • Horse Creek Recreation Area
  • Old Forge Recreation Area
  • Big Frog Area area description
  • Sylco Campground
  • Tumbling Creek Campground
  • Citico Creek Area area description
  • Jake Best Campground
  • French Broad River Area area description
  • Houston Valley Recreation Area
  • Paint Creek Campground
  • Hiwassee River Area area description
  • Lost Creek Campground
  • Holston Mountain Area area description
  • Jacobs Creek Recreation Area
  • Little Oak Campground
  • Iron Mountains area description
  • Backbone Rock Recreation Area
  • Ocoee River Area area description
  • Chilhowee Recreation Area area description
  • Parksville Lake Campground
  • Thunder Rock Campground
  • Pigeon River Area area description
  • Round Mountain Campground
  • Starr Mountain Area area description
  • Tellico River Area area description
  • Holly Flats
  • Indian Boundary Recreation Area area description
  • Indian Boundary Overflow Campground
  • North River Campground
  • Big Oak Cove Campground
  • Birch Branch Campground
  • Dam Creek Walk-In Campground and Picnic Area
  • Davis Branch Campground
  • Holder Cove Campground
  • Rough Ridge Campground
  • Spivey Cove Campground
  • State Line Campground
  • Unaka Mountains area description
  • Rock Creek Recreation Area
  • Watauga Lake Area area description
  • Cardens Bluff Campground
  • Dennis Cove Recreation Area
Areas & Activities


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