RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Unknown
Drinking Water
About Cheoah Point Campground

Cheoah Point Campground lies on a peninsula of the vast Lake Santeetlah in the hills of western North Carolina. The lake and surrounding landscape provide countless recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.


Anglers enjoy fishing for trout, walleye, a variety of bass, bream and crappie and more in the 2,800-acre Lake Santeetlah. Boating, canoeing, jet skiing and swimming are also popular activities on the lake. Nearby, the Wauchecha Bald Trail, which begins as a an easy hike and gets progressively more difficult, provides access to the famed Appalachian Trail.


The campground provides multiple open and wooded campsites that can accommodate up to 10 guests and 2 vehicles per site. Six RV sites provide 15/30/50 amp electrical hookups. Tables and campfire rings with grills are provided at each site. Flush toilets, hot showers and drinking water are provided to help create a comfortable camping experience.

Natural Features

Lake Santeetlah sits in the Nantahala National Forest, which covers 1.3 million acres of mountain lands. Old forests grace the hills and valleys, with some of the canyons reaching deep into the earth, providing ample hiking opportunities in the beautiful terrain. Cheoah Point is situated in a forest of mature hardwoods at an elevation of 1,760 feet. The campground covers steep terrain and many of the campsites overlook the lake.

Nearby Attractions

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is just a short distance away, offering an ideal day trip from Cheoah point Recreation Area.

ADA Access: N

$20.00 - $25.00
National Forest
Drive In
Boat In
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Picnic Table
Trash Available
Cheoah Point Campground is located in North Carolina
35.3692 N
-83.8719 W
Get Directions
From Robbinsville, North Carolina, continue on Highway 129 north for approximately 6 miles. Turn left on SR # 1145 - Thunderbird Mountain Road. Continue approximately 1.3 miles on Thunderbird Mountain Road to the Cheoah Point Campground.
5 Reviews of Cheoah Point Campground
Great tent sites; loud neighbourhood across lake

*FYI: This is in a dry country. My wife was disappointed.

The tent sites here are nice, clean and tucked away from the general RV spots, and the showers aren't bad as long as a couple daddy long legs in the corners don't freak you out. 

Here's the downside: just across the lake is the "town" of Lake Santeetlah, which consists of a bunch of vacation homes for a bunch of loud, rich assholes who love to blare their music over their massive, outdoor sound systems, and somehow manage to scream sing even louder. Listen, Karen and Larry, I really don't need to hear your awful, off-key rendition of "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" at 11pm on a Monday. Also, thanks for ruining "Ain't No Mountain High Enough".

Great lake, narrow camp spaces.

The lake is really clear and nice. The $15 campsites are narrowly placed between the road and the drop-off to the lake. You can walk to the beach (we didn't do this) or there is a trail down to the lake as well.

There are two cabins W/o electricity that are pretty nice. This was a nicely maintained campground with clean bathrooms and showers.

quite campground

it's a small campground has 4 sites with power I stayed a 5 which is near bath house has a beach that u could ride a bike to. also has two cabins which is primative.

beautiful lake

The location is really beautiful. the tent sites are nice, especially the ones on the point. The rv sites are a bit small with no shade. Bathrooms were ok…not super clean and no soap, toilet paper etc. Wish there was better water access without having to leave the campground.

First to Review
love it!

this place is great. nice grounds, big spaces, beautiful lake. we picked a spot way out on the tip of the point and had to carry our gear pretty far but it was well worth it. private and spacious and lake front. we hung hammocks over the water and floated all day on our tubes. i got really sick the day we arrived, remained that way for the entire trip and still had a great time. oh and they have showers ahhhhh.