Located in the Chilhowee Recreation Area, Chilhowee Campground offers more than 70 campsites, electric hookups, RV sites, tent only sites and multiple bathhouses.The campground is open from early April to late October, with an overflow area and day use area open year-round. 7-acre McKamy Lake offers a swim area with a sand beach, and fishing from the bank. Boats are allowed, but gasoline motors are not. Also, within the recreation area are approximately 25 miles of hiking and biking trails, and a scenic waterfall. On the drive up to the campground, stop at one of the many observation overlooks to see beautiful mountain settings. Wildlife is abundant in this area, so have your camera ready and tread lightly.
Chilhowee Recreation Area Map
Chilhowee Recreation Area Guide
At a Glance
||Reservations can be made for Chilhowee Group Camp. Beginning July 9th, 2015, Loops A, B, E, and F will be available for reservations. To make a reservation, please call 1-877-444-6777 or online at www.recreation.gov.
||Non-electic sites (42 sites) - $12. Electric Sites (29 sites) - $20. Walk-in sites with electric (7 sites) - $15. Day use fees are $3 per vehicle per day.
||Open April-November. 16 sites remain open in winter with limited facilites.
||Flush Toilets, Showers, and Dump Station.
From Highway 64/411 intersection travel east 7 miles, turn onto Forest Road 77, drive 7.5 miles to campground/recreation area entrance sign and turn right.