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Young Branch Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Young Branch Campground is located on Citico Creek and is a hub for the Little Citico Horse Trails. The campground offers 25 horse stalls as well as a corral that may accommodate up to 10 horses (if they get along with each other).

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open year round
Reservations: Reservations may be made online or 1-877-444-6777, mid-May through October. First come, first serve campers may stay in un-reserved sites.  Sites may be reserved from 3 to 180 days in advance.  
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees Campsites are $15 per site. If reservations are made on-line payment can be made through the on-line system.  There is also a fee tube at the campground to submit your payment. 
  • Maximum of 25 horses.
  • Maximum of 5 people per site; 35 people maximum for entire campground.
  • Food storage restrictions apply at all areas on the Tellico Ranger District. 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: Vonore, TN
Water: No potable water provided
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: US Forest Service

General Information


From Hwy. 411 in Vonore, TN: Follow Hwy. 360 South 7.2 miles to County Road 455. Continue on County Road 455 for 9 miles to Forest Developed Road 35 (single lane gravel road). Take FDR 35 for 3.5 miles. The YB Campground will be on your right.

From Tellico Plains, TN: Travel East on Hwy 165 for 1 mile. Turn left onto Hwy 360 for 14 miles. Turn right onto County Road 455 and continue 8.9 miles to FDR 35. Continue on FDR 35 for 3.5 miles. The YB Campground will be on your right.

Recreation Map

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Horse Riding & Camping

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Horse Camping

Young Branch Campground is the hub for the Little Citico Horse Trails.

CorralsThe corral may accommodate up to 10 horses.
No. of Sites 7 Each site has a grill, fire ring, lantern post, and picnic table.
Reservation Info www.recreation.gov or 1-877-444-6777
No. of Accessible sites 7


Picnic tables
Fee charged for some activities
Tent camping
Camping trailer
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