North River Campground

Area Status: Open

Want a family oriented setting just off the beaten path? This quiet campground offers 11 campsites with a picnic table, fire ring, and lantern post. Sites 5 and 6 are side-by-side, making it ideal for two groups to be together.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 5/8/2023 - North River Campground is now open. It was closed due to construction on North River Road.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees: Fee is $8 per site (11 sites)
Usage: Heavy
  • 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.
  • Maximum of 5 people and 2 vehicles at each site.
Closest Towns: Tellico Plains, TN
Water: No potable water provided
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: US Forest Service

General Information

Directions: From Tellico Plains - turn onto TN 165 for approximately 5 miles, turn right onto FR 210 going past Ranger Station, for about 10 miles. Turn left on FR 217. Campground will be approximately 3 miles upstream.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 11
Reservation Info Sites are first come, first serve and nonreservable.
Fire Information There is a grill/fire ring at each campsite.
No. of Accessible sites 11


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Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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