Paint Creek Campground

Area Status: Closed

Looking for a family-oriented campground tucked away in a mountain cove? Paint Creek Campground, located in Greene County along the banks of Paint Creek is the place! Most of the widely-spaced campsites have streamside views and are well screened with native vegetation. While visiting, try your hand at fishing for trout in Paint Creek (seasonally stocked).

Paint Creek Campground Map

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Closed for 2023 season.   Please practice Bearwise and make sure to store ALL unattended food and garbage in a hardsided container or vehicle.   2024 Season Dates: May 1 - October 24
Reservations: All campsites at Paint Creek are available for reservation. Reservations go live on 1/15/2024 for the 2024 camping season. To make a reservation please visit
Area Amenities: Tent camping, Camping trailer, Fee charged for some activities, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
Fees: Camping is $10 (20 sites)
Open Season: 5/10/2023 - 10/20/2023
Usage: Heavy
  • Group size is 5 people, 2 vehicles per site.
  • No alcoholic beverages are allowed in the area.
  • Food storage restrictions apply at all areas on the Cherokee National Forest. 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.
Closest Towns: Greeneville, TN
Water: Drinking Water through October
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Forest Service Volunteer Campground Hosts help manage the area and can provide visitor information.

General Information


From Greeneville, take TN 70 south for 11.2 miles, turn fight on Rollins Chapel Road and then follow the signs to Paint Creek.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Paint Creek Campground offers camping opportunities for tents and RVs.  Most sites can accommodate trailers and RVs that are 45-50 feet.

No. of Sites 20 single sites
Reservation Info Vist to make your reservation.
Fire Information There is a grill/fire ring at each campsite.
No. of Accessible sites All sites are accessible.

River and Stream Fishing


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1760 feet