Citico Creek Area

View of Citico Creek in Cherokee National Forest

This area provides opportunities for solitude and backcountry experiences.  You will find ample opportunities for fishing, horseback riding, camping, and hiking.

With more than 20,000 acres of Wilderness in Citico Creek and Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock, this area provides ample opportunities for solitude and backcountry experiences. Catch both native and stocked trout in Citico Creek and its rugged tributaries, and fish for small-mouth bass and catfish in the creek’s lower reaches.

At a Glance

Closest Towns: Vonore, TN, Tellico Plains, TN

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Areas for Campground Camping at Citico Creek Area

Dispersed Camping

Dispersed camping is allowed at several designated sites along the Citico Creek Corridor.  There are no services or facilities provided at dispersed camping sites.  You must pack it in and pack it out. 

Fees: no fee

River and Stream Fishing

Areas for River and Stream Fishing at Citico Creek Area

Day Hiking

Areas for Day Hiking at Citico Creek Area

Horse Camping

Areas for Horse Camping at Citico Creek Area

Horse Riding

Areas for Horse Riding at Citico Creek Area

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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