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About Chilhowee Campground

Located in the Chilhowee Recreation Area, Chilhowee Campground offers a multitude of camping opportunities for both RV and tent sites, many with electric hookups. The day-use area includes McKamy Lake, a swim area with sand beach, picnic sites, a group picnic area, and a bathhouse. Natural Features: The Cherokee National Forest is located in eastern Tennessee and stretches from Chattanooga to Bristol along the North Carolina border. The 650,000-acre swath of land is Tennessees only national forest. It lies in the heart of the Southern Appalachians and is home to more than 20,000 species of plants and animals, as well as many rivers, creeks and lakes. Recreation: Chilhowee Recreation Area is an excellent hub for hiking and mountain biking in the Chilhowee Trails System, fishing in McKamy Lake, and wildlife viewing without having to get in your car. The 7-acre McKamy Lake offers a swim area with a sand beach, and fishing from the bank. Boats are allowed, but gasoline motors are not. Within the recreation area are approximately 25 miles of hiking and biking trails, and a scenic waterfall. On the drive up to the campground, stop at one of the many observation overlooks to see beautiful mountain settings. Wildlife is abundant in this area, so have your camera ready and tread lightly. Facilities: Picnic tables, grills, and lantern posts are located at each site. Bathhouses providing flush toilets and warm showers are available in each loop, as well as in the day use area. Water hydrants are located throughout the campground. An RV dump station is located at the end of E Loop. Loops A and B offer walk-in tent sites with electricity. Nearby Attractions: In addition to the immediate local activities, world class whitewater rafting opportunities are nearby on the Ocoee and Hiwassee Rivers. ACTIVITIES Biking Boating: Rafting Hiking Water Sports: Whitewater Rafting Swimming Site

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Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Trash Available
Chilhowee Campground is located in Tennessee
35.154 N
-84.609 W
Get Directions
The campground is located on FDR 77/Oswald Dome Road.From Highway 64/411 intersection travel east 7 miles, turn onto Forest Road 77, drive 7.5 miles to campground/recreation area.
3 Reviews of Chilhowee Campground
Great site for large group camping!

I absolutely loved this site and hope to go back here soon! There is a beautiful waterfall called Benton Falls near this location and it is a very pleasant, short hike. Our location was very large and had bathrooms near and showers about a mile away.


This campsite was beautiful. sites were clean. the bike trails were challenging. my only complaint is the bathroom. it's not that it was dirty. like most campgrounds insects get into the bathroom. I'm not big on sharing a stall with spiders.

First to Review

My husband and I stayed here as our first camping trip as a married couple. It’s beautiful! There’s a small hike to Cumberland Falls, which is gorgeous!! We had a great time! Hot water for showers/restroom facilities.