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CAMPGROUND NAME: Backbone Rock

VISIT DATE: 06/09/1997

UPDATE DATE: 2/17/2014

STATE: Tennessee

REGION: Southern

RANGER DISTRICT: Watauga

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Shady Valley

RESERVATIONS: No

DIRECTIONS:
In Shady Valley, TN, take State Rt. 133 north 9.8 miles to
Backbone Recreation Area entrance.  Turn left into campground.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 1,800 ft.

The campground is located between Beaverdam Creek and State Rt. 133
in a grove of mixed hardwoods, pine and Rhododendrons.  "Shortest
Tunnel in the World" is a major feature of the campground. 
Excellent hiking is available including a steep walk up to and
over the tunnel.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: No

Seasonal Comment:
Open May 5 through October 14  

NOTE: Water system reconstruction continues, NO water and port-a-potties 
provided; call ranger district office for status.

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $10 per day - single
$20 per day - double
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 0
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 11
   
   Total Sites: 11

Tent Pads: Yes
Open Sites: Yes
Wooded Sites: Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 11
No. Grilles on Sites: 11
Equestrian Camping: No

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
No. RV Pull Throughs: 0
Waste Station: No
Largest Parking Apron Size: 16' X 94'

Comments:
Parking aprons are composed of gravel.  Sites are level and
spacious and will accommodate any size RV.

BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES
Vaults: Yes
Flush Toilets: Yes
Hot Showers: No

Comments:
Vault located close to campground and adjacent to day-use area is
wheelchair friendly.

OTHER FACILITIES
Playground: No
Public Phone: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2
  No. Threaded: 0
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes

WATER SPORTS - None

Comments:
Wading is possible in Beaverdam Creek

HIKING
Backbone Rock Trail (connects to Appalachian Trail) - 2.4 miles
Backbone Rock Falls Trail - 0.4 miles

FISHING   
Stocked Rainbow Trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Big Oak Cove VISIT DATE: 04/03/2007 UPDATE DATE: 2/17/2014 STATE: Tennessee REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Tellico NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Tellico Plains RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Tellico Plains, TN, take State Rt. 165 east 4 miles to Tellico Ranger Station sign (Forest Rt. 210). At sign, bear right (keeping river on right) onto Rt. 210 and go 16.9 miles to campground sign. GENERAL COMMENTS: NOTE: This campground came on line after the authors researched Cherokee National Forest. All information provided by Tellico Ranger District Office. The campground is located near the Tellico River with most campsites along the river. Campsites, each with its own lantern post, are tucked under a pleasant mix of southern hardwoods, such as hickory, maple, and ash, among others. Two attractions of this rustic campground are the quality fishing in the river and its convenience to an off-road vehicle area in nearby North Carolina. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open mid-March through mid-December RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 11 Total Sites: 11 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 11 No. Grilles on Sites: 11 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 40' Comments: Parking aprons are gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS Wading is possible in Tellico River HIKING Wigg Ridge Trail (foot only) - 3 miles Sycamore Trail (foot only) - 6.1 miles FISHING Rainbow trout (stocked)

CAMPGROUND NAME: Cardens Bluff VISIT DATE: 06/05/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/17/2014 STATE: Tennessee REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Watauga NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Hampton RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Hampton, TN, take US Rt. 321 south/State Rt. 67 east 4.1 miles to Cardens Bluff sign. Turn left at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,940 ft. The campground is on a bluff with some sites overlooking Watauga Lake. Area is heavily wooded. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 14 through November 3 - weather permitting. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 36 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 6 Total Sites: 42 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 42 No. Grilles on Sites: 42 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 11' X 40.5' Comments: Parking aprons are gravel. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Comments: Two of the showers are wheelchair friendly. OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 6 No. Threaded: 0 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Watauga Lake is 6,430 acres. Boat ramp is located 1 mile west of campground on US Rt. 321. Power boating is permitted on the lake, but there is no access from the campground. HIKING Cardens Bluff Trail (foot and bike) - 0.7 miles FISHING Small and Largemouth Bass, Lake Trout, Crappie and Bluegill

CAMPGROUND NAME: Chilhowee VISIT DATE: 05/27/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/18/2014 STATE: Tennessee REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Ocoee/Hiwassee NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Cleveland RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Cleveland, TN, at the intersection of State Rt. 60 (By-Pass) and US Rt. 64, take Rt. 64 east 14.9 miles to Chilhowee campground sign (Forest Rt. 77). Turn left onto Rt. 77 and go 7.5 miles to another campground sign. Turn right at sign and go 0.5 miles to campground. NOTE: Although paved, Rt. 77 is steep and curvy in places. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,780 ft. The campground consists of six loops and a developed "overflow" area. The latter is for walk-in tent campers. Loops A, B, E and F have electric hookups for both recreational vehicle and tent campers. Loops C and D have no hookups. Sixteen of these campsites are open year round. Interior roads for Loops A and B are narrow. Forest Rt. 77 offers several scenic views of the mountains. The site of a Confederate Camp is 0.5 miles from campground. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Open April 1 through October 31 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Loops A and B: $20 per day with electric hookups $12 per day walk-in tent with electric hookups Loops C and D: $12 per day - no hookups Loop E: $20 per day with electric hookups Loop F: $20 per day with electric hookups $12 per day with no hookups Walk-in Overflow area: $12 per day NOTE: Sites with electric hookups are $15 per day with Senior/Access discount. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 35 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 47 Total Sites: 82 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 82 No. Grilles on Sites: 82 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 37 No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Largest Parking Apron Size: 9.5' X 73' Comments: Parking aprons are grass and gravel. Waste station located between Loops C/D and E/F. All electric hookups are located in Loops A and B. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Comments: Loop F has wheelchair friendly toilets. OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 12 No. Threaded: 12 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: McKamey Lake is 7 acres. Power boats are limited to electric motors. Beach is sandy. HIKING Benton Falls Trail - 1.5 miles Azalea Trail - 2 miles Clear Creek Trail - 5.4 miles Arbutus - 0.7 miles All trails within campground are foot and mountain bike. FISHING Stocked Rainbow Trout, Bluegill and Small and Largemouth Bass

CAMPGROUND NAME: Dennis Cove VISIT DATE: 06/05/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/17/2014 STATE: Tennessee REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Watauga NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Hampton RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Hampton, TN, take US Rt. 321 south for 0.8 miles to the Dennis Cove Recreation Area sign (Dennis Cove Rd.). Turn right onto Dennis Cove Rd. and go 5.1 miles to Dennis Cove sign. Turn right at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,500 ft. The campground is situated among tall hardwoods and hemlocks about 1.5 miles from the Appalachian Trail. It is also near Laurel Fork Creek. Limited groceries and camping supplies are available at Laurel Creek Lodge and Campground. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 14 through October 14 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 Per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 14 Total Sites: 16 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 15 No. Grilles on Sites: 14 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 15' X 49' Comments: Parking aprons are gravel and grass. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 2 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Laurel Fork Trail - 8 miles FISHING Stocked Rainbow Trout and native Brook and Brown Trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Holly Flats VISIT DATE: 05/31/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/17/2014 STATE: Tennessee REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Tellico NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Tellico Plains RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Tellico Plains, TN, take State Rt. 165 east 14 miles to Holly Flats campground sign (Forest Rt. 126). Turn right onto Rt. 126 and go 1.1 miles to "Y" intersection. Bear left and continue on Rt. 126 for 4.9 miles to campground entrance on the left. NOTE: Forest Rt. 126, a single-lane road with few turnouts, is steep and curvy in places. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,800 ft. The campground is rustic, adjacent to Bald River and has a wilderness-like feel to it. It is comprised of hardwoods, pine, Rhododendrons and Mountain Laurel. Some sites could accommodate pop-up tents. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Comments: Open mid-March through December 1 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $6 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 17 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 17 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 17 No. Grilles on Sites: 16 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 0 Comments: Parking aprons are grass and gravel. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 No. Threaded: 0 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow and Brown Trout - not stocked

CAMPGROUND NAME: Horse Creek VISIT DATE: 06/03/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/17/2017 STATE: Tennessee REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Nolichucky/Unaka NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Greeneville RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Greeneville, TN, take State Rt. 107 east for 6.5 miles to Cherokee Forest campground sign. Take first right after sign and go 0.9 miles to campground road symbol sign (Horse Creek Park Rd.). Turn right onto Horse Creek Park Rd. and go 2 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,840 ft. The campground has a landscaped and manicured appearance and is heavily wooded with hemlock, hardwoods and Rhododendrons. There are five walk-in tent sites and Horse Creek runs through campground. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through November 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 11 Total Sites: 11 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 11 No. Grilles on Sites: 11 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Potable Water at Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 70' Comments: The parking aprons are a combination of gravel and asphalt. An RV waste station is available for a fee at Pebble Mountain Family Campground, 0.2 miles down Dunham Rd. (off Horse Creek Park Rd.). FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: No Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: No Boating (no power): No Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: There is man-made, stream-fed pool for swimming. HIKING Scarlet Oak Trail (foot) - 0.2 miles Horseback 4WD Trail - 5 miles (4WD, horse, foot and mountain bike) FISHING Stocked Rainbow Trout - From May through October, fishing is limited to children 13 and under and persons 65 and older.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Indian Boundary VISIT DATE: 05/30/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/17/2014 STATE: Tennessee REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Tellico NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Tellico Plains RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Tellico Plains, TN, take State Rt. 165 east 13.2 miles to Indian Boundary campground sign (Forest Rt. 345). Turn left onto Rt. 345 and go 1.3 miles to stop sign. Turn right and continue on Rt. 345 for 0.7 miles to campground entrance. Turn left into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,560 ft. The campground is located on Boundary Lake among hardwoods and pine. There are four loops - A, B, C and D. The campground is unique in that it offers three different types of camping experiences. Loop B is the most developed with electric hookups and a modern bathhouse. Loop A has some sites overlooking the lake. Loop C is the most rustic with outdoor showers and fire rings made from local stone. Although some sites lack grilles, all have fire rings. There is volleyball court on Loop A. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 26 through November 2 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $20 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 88 Total Sites: 88 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 88 No. Grilles on Sites: 88 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 88 No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Largest Parking Apron Size: 10' X 40' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Comments: There is no bathhouse in Loop D. OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 14 No. Threaded: 0 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Indian Boundary Lake is 96 acres. Power boats are limited to electric motors. HIKING Indian Boundary Trail (foot and mountain bike) - 3.6 miles FISHING Largemouth bass, bluegill and catfish. There is wheelchair friendly fishing pier on Loop A.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Jacobs Creek VISIT DATE: 06/04/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/17/2014 STATE: Tennessee REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Watauga NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Bristol RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Bristol, TN, take US Rt. 421 east 12.5 miles to Jacobs Creek Recreation Area sign (Denton Val Rd.). Turn left onto Denton Val Rd. and go 1.6 miles to another Jacobs Creek Recreation Area sign (Jacobs Creek Rd.). Bear left onto Jacobs Creek Rd. and go 0.9 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,780 ft. The campground is located adjacent to South Holston Lake and nestled among comprised of hardwoods and pine. Boats can be moored near some sites. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 14 through October 14 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 27 Total Sites: 27 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 27 No. Grilles on Sites: 27 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Largest Parking Apron Size: 13.5' X 50' Comments: Parking aprons are gravel. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 0 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: South Holston Lake is 7,580 acres. Beach is large and grassy. Although there is no provided boat ramp in the campground, access for boats can be found nearby. Most all water sports are possible on the lake. HIKING Jacobs Trail (foot & bike) - 0.3 miles FISHING Small and Largemouth Bass, Lake Trout, Crappie and Bluegill

CAMPGROUND NAME: Little Oak VISIT DATE: 06/04/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/17/2014 STATE: Tennessee REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Watauga NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Bristol RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Bristol, TN, take US Rt. 421 east 12.5 miles to Little Oak Recreation Area sign (Camp Tom Howard Rd.). Turn right onto Camp Tom Howard Rd. and go 6.6 miles to Littel Oak campground sign. Continue straight past sign onto Forest Rt. 87G for 1.6 miles into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,760 ft. The campground is composed of five loops - Lone Pine, Big Oak, Hemlock and two separate loops with the same name of Poplar. Most sites overlook or are adjacent to South Holston Lake; boats can be tied up near some sites. There is a fish-cleaning hut located at the boat ramp. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 14 through November 3 Big Oak and Lone Pine loops: Open March 10 through December 10 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 70 Total Sites: 70 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 70 No. Grilles on Sites: 70 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Largest Parking Apron Size: 12' X 62.5' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: Yes No. Water Spigots (non-site): 19 No. Threaded: 0 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: South Holston Lake is 7,580 acres. HIKING Little Oak Mountain Trail - 1.4 miles Little Oak Trail (foot and bike) - 1.4 miles FISHING Small and Largemouth Bass, Lake Trout, Crappie and Bluegill

CAMPGROUND NAME: Lost Creek VISIT DATE:2/24/1998 UPDATE DATE: 2/17/2014 STATE: Tennessee REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Ocoee/Hiwassee NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Reliance RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Reliance, TN, take State Rt. 30 south 1.6 miles to Lost Creek campground sign. Bear left at sign onto Forest Rt. 103 and go 7.2 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 660 ft. The campground is adjacent to Big Lost Creek with some sites overlooking the creek. It is tranquil and picturesque, set in mature hardwoods and Hemlock. The campground is good for having a wilderness-like experience without the hardships. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Limited facilities in winter; contact Ranger District Office. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $7 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 4 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 11 Total Sites: 15 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 15 No. Grilles on Sites: 15 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 10' X 37.5 Comments: Parking aprons are gravel. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No WATER SPORTS - None Comments: Wading is possible in Big Lost Creek HIKING - No FISHING Stocked Rainbow Trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: North River VISIT DATE: 05/31/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/17/2014 STATE: Tennessee REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Tellico NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Tellico Plains RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Tellico Plains, TN, take State Rt. 165 east 9.8 miles to the North River campground sign (Forest Rt. 217). Turn left onto Rt. 217 and go 2.7 miles to campground sign. Turn right into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,860 ft. The campground is adjacent to North River among mature hardwoods. Some sites overlook the river. The North River is floatable most of the year. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 10 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 10 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 13' X 60.5' Comments: The parking aprons are large and gravel. The spigot is a hand pump. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No WATER SPORTS Lake: No Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: No Boating (no power): No Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): Yes Comments: Wading is possible in the North River HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow and Brown Trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Old Forge VISIT DATE: 06/03/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/17/2014 STATE: Tennessee REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Nolichucky/Unaka NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Greeneville RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Greeneville, TN, take State Rt. 107 east for 6.5 miles to Cherokee National Forest sign. Take first right after sign and go 0.9 miles to campground road symbol (Horse Creek Park Rd.). Turn right onto Horse Creek Park Rd. and go 2 miles to Old Forge campground sign (Old Forge Rd. - Forest Rt. 331). Turn right onto Old Forge Rd. and go 2.8 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,960 ft. The campground is adjacent to Jennings Creek and appears to be recently renovated. It is picturesque and intended only for tenters. The campground is in mature hardwoods with little understory. All sites are walk-in and nicely laid out but close together. There are horse stalls at end of parking lot. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through October 15 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $7 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 10 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 10 Equestrian Camping: Yes RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 0 BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 No. Threaded: 0 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No WATER SPORTS - None Comments: Wadding is possible in Jennings Creek HIKING Jennings Creek Trail - 1.8 miles Little Jennings Creek Trail - 2 miles Cowbell Hollow Trail - 1.5 miles The three trails make a loop and all are for horse, foot and mountain bike. Check with District Ranger's Office for more information about horse trails. FISHING Stocked Rainbow Trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Paint Creek VISIT DATE: 06/02/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/17/2014 STATE: Tennessee REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Nolichucky/Unaka NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Greeneville RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Greeneville, TN, take State Rt. 70 south for 10.2 miles to Paint Creek campground sign (Rollins Chapel Rd.). Turn right onto Rollins Chapel Rd. and go 1.3 miles to Lower Paint Creek Rd. Turn left onto Lower Paint Creek Rd. and go 1.7 miles to campground. NOTE: At 1.1 miles, Lower Paint Creek Rd. becomes a dirt and gravel single-lane road with turnouts. It is steep in places with washboard surfaces. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,820 ft. The campground is heavily wooded and adjacent to Paint Creek. It is secluded and well laid out. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Comments: Open May 1 through November 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day - single $20 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 4 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 17 Total Sites: 21 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 21 No. Grilles on Sites: 21 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 12.5' X 65' Comments: The parking aprons are pea or chat gravel. The spigot is a hand pump. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No WATER SPORTS - None Comments: Wading is possible in Paint Creek HIKING Paint Mtn. Trail - 9.5 miles Paint Creek Trail - 2.7 miles FISHING Stocked Rainbow and Brown Trout and native Brook Trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Parksville Lake VISIT DATE: 05/30/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/18/2014 STATE: Tennessee REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Ocoee/Hiwassee NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Ducktown RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Ducktown, TN, take US Rt. 64 west for 16.4 miles to campground sign (State Rt. 30). Turn right onto Rt. 30 and go 0.3 miles to another campground sign. Turn left into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 560 ft. The campground is a adjacent to Rock Creek. Some sites overlook the creek. It is 10 miles west of Ocoee Whitewater Center (location of 1996 Olympic kayak and canoe competitions). Parksville Lake (Ocoee) is 0.3 miles from campground. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $20 per day $15 per day with Senior/Access discount Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 16 Total Sites: 16 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 16 No. Grilles on Sites: 16 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 16 No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Largest Parking Apron Size: 11.5' X 60' Comments: Parking aprons are chat gravel. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Comments: Wheelchair friendly showers OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: Yes No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 3 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes WATER SPORTS - None Comments: Nearby Parksville (Ocoee) Lake is 1,890 acres. The lake offers swimming and most other water sports. The Ocoee Whitewater Center (site of 1996 Olympic canoe and kayak competition) is 10 miles away. Call 800-OCOEE96 for info. on outfitters. HIKING Clemmer Trail - 3 miles Clear Creek Trail - 5.5 miles FISHING Large and Smallmouth Bass

CAMPGROUND NAME: Rock Creek VISIT DATE: 06/06/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/17/2014 STATE: Tennessee REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Nolichucky/Unaka NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Erwin RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Erwin, TN, turn onto 10th St. to State Rt. 395 and go east 3.1 miles to Rock Creek Recreation Area sign. Turn left at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,300 ft. The campground is composed of three unnamed loops and consists of a lush hardwood and pine forest. Ample shade is provided by tall oaks, maples, hemlocks and rhododendron. The lush vegetation provides excellent privacy between campsites. Tent-only sites are without electric hookups and all are walk-in. All other campsites have electric hookups and can accommodate both tent and RVs at the same time. Loops A and B have 30 amp hookups while Loop C has 50 amp electric hook-ups. The day use area, which includes a man-made swimming hole and renovated bathhouse, were originally built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), Company 1455 and 1472, in the early 1930s. The campground was constructed by the Forest Service in the early 1960s and has been upgraded several times. NOTE: Entrance gate is secured from 10pm to 7am. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through November 15 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day - no electric hookups $5 per day surcharge - electric hookups $30 per day for double occupancy - electric hookup NOTE: No discount on surcharge. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 5 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 31 Total Sites: 36 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 36 No. Grilles on Sites: 36 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 31 No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 15.5' X 50' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: Yes No. Water Spigots (non-site): 10 No. Threaded: 10 Comments: Wheelchair friendly showers are available at the bathhouses in Loops A and C. WATER SPORTS Lake: No Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: No Boating (no power): No Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Swimming provided in "man-made" swimming hole fed by Rock Creek. Wading in creek also possible. HIKING Rattlesnake Ridge Trail - 3.6 miles Rock Creek Falls Trail - 1.5 miles Hemlock Forest Trail (interpretive) - 0.4 miles Trail of the Hardwoods (interpretive) - 0.2 miles Rock Creek Bike Trail - 0.8 miles FISHING Stocked Rainbow trout and native Brook trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Round Mountain VISIT DATE: 06/03/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/17/2014 STATE: Tennessee REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Nolichucky/Unaka NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Harmony Grove RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Del Rio, TN, at the intersection of US Rt. 25/70 and State Rt. 107, take Rt. 107 south 6.1 miles to Round Mtn. campground sign (Round Mtn. Rd.). Turn left onto Round Mtn. Rd. and go 6.1 to campground. NOTE: Round Mtn. Rd. is gravel, single lane road with turnouts. It is steep and curvy in places. There are minimal washboards. GENERAL COMMENTS: The campground is very scenic in mature hardwoods, Hemlocks and rhododendrons. Some parking aprons are moss-covered. It has the appearance of a sub-tropical forest with a creek running through the campground. Each site is nestled in lush vegetation. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open mid-May through mid-October. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $7 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 5 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 11 Total Sites: 16 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 16 No. Grilles on Sites: 16 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 9.5' X 49.5' Comments: Parking aprons are paved. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Walnut Mtn. Trail Rattlesnake Gap - 1.1 miles Appalachian Trail - 2 miles FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Spivey Cove VISIT DATE: 05/31/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/17/2014 STATE: Tennessee REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Tellico NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Tellico Plains RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Tellico Plains, TN, take State Rt. 165 east 4 miles to Tellico Ranger Station sign (Forest Rt. 210). At sign, bear right (keeping river on right) onto Rt. 210 and go 12.9 miles to Spivey Cove campground sign. Turn left at sign into the campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,860 ft. The campground is near the Tellico River situated in hardwoods. It is rustic with fire rings made from local stone. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open mid-March through mid-December. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $6 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 12 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 2 Total Sites: 14 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 14 No. Grilles on Sites: 0 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 13.5' X 34.5' Comments: Parking aprons are dirt. Spigot is hand pump. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No WATER SPORTS Lake: No Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: No Boating (no power): No Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): Yes Comments: Tellico River is a non-commercial whitewater river. HIKING - No FISHING Stocked Rainbow and Brown Trout in nearby Tellico River.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Thunder Rock VISIT DATE: 05/27/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/17/2014 STATE: Tennessee REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Ocoee/Hiwassee` NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Ducktown RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Ducktown, TN, take US Rt. 64 west for 7.4 miles to campground sign (TVA Ocoee Powerhouse #3). Turn left at sign and proceed around powerhouse into the campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,040 ft. The campground is adjacent to Ocoee River. There are seven walk-in sites. It is popular camp for kayak and canoe enthusiasts. Sites are close together with minimal understory. The campground is one mile from Ocoee Whitewater Center, site of 1996 Olympic kayak and canoe competition. Whitewater equipment and guides are available from local outfitters; call 1-800-ocoee96 for more information. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 7 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 35 Total Sites: 42 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 42 No. Grilles on Sites: 42 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 12.5' X 58' Comments: Parking aprons are pea gravel. Spigots are hand pumps. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: Yes No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes WATER SPORTS Lake: No Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): Yes Comments: See general comments HIKING Thunder Rock Trail 305 - 1.6 miles Benton Mackaye Trail - a network of trails; obtain information from District Ranger's Office FISHING - No




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