Rough Ridge Campground

Area Status: Open

One of two group campgrounds located adjacent to Tellico River, each site in Rough Ridge Campground contains two picnic tables, two lantern posts, and a grill/firering. These sites can accommodate two 26 foot camping trailers and four cars.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open year-round.
Reservations: First-come, first-served.
Area Amenities: Tent camping, Camping trailer, Fee charged for some activities, Picnic tables, Toilets, Parking
Fees: Fee is $10 per site for 5 people or less per site, and $20 per site for more than 5 people per site.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: 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: Tellico Plains, TN
Water: No potable water provided
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Passes: Discount Passes do not apply at Rough Ridge Campground.
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. Campground will be approximately 17 miles upstream.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 5
Reservation Info Sites are first come, first serve and nonreservable.
Fire Information There are 2 grill/fire rings at each campsite.
No. of Accessible sites 5

Group Camping

River and Stream Fishing


Toilets: Vault

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