Dispersed Camping

For visitors wanting to get away from it all, dispersed camping outside of developed campgrounds is allowed throughout Cherokee National Forest unless posted otherwise.  Camping is not allowed within 100 feet of water, trails, trailhead parking lots and developed recreation areas.  Dispersed camping is free and no permits are required.


Dispersed Camping Areas

  • Citico Creek Area area description
  • French Broad River Area area description
  • Paint Creek Corridor area description
  • Tellico River Area area description
Areas & Activities


https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/cherokee/recreation/camping-cabins/?recid=34864&actid=34