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Chilhowee Recreation Area

22 Reviews

About This Campground

USDA Forest Service

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. Be Aware; Do not…

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  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Tent Cabin


For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Water Hookups
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Big Rig Friendly


22 Reviews of Chilhowee Recreation Area

Ratings Breakdown

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Reviewed Jun. 15, 2022

Very nice

Campground was well taken care of and clean. It was easy to navigate even after pulling in after dark. We will definitely be staying there again.

Month of VisitJuly
Tracy J.
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2021

Stunning Views

Beautiful, well maintained park. Stayed 2 nights and made plans to return for a week. Stayed in A loop. The A&B loops are well spaced and mostly shaded with fairly level gravel pads. Bathhouse was clean and well lit. Roads around the loops were narrow but there were big 5th wheel rigs so its…

  • Hike to Benton Falls
  • Site A2
  • Bridge to Lake trail
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Month of VisitNovember
Katrin  S.
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2021

Large private sites

We love this campground! Large private sites throughout. Flush toilets and hot showers nearby. 25 miles of hiking and biking trails starting right from our campsite. F loop is very quiet during the week. $12 non electric. Water spigots can be found throughout the campground. There’s no camp store…

Month of VisitNovember


Chilhowee Recreation Area is located in Tennessee

Detail location of campground


The campground is located on FDR 77/Oswald Dome Road. Be Aware; Do not use GPS directions: GPS coordinates will direct you up Benton Springs Rd. This route is not recommended. We recommend using Forest Service Road 77 to reach the recreation area. It's important to note, this facility requires driving 7 miles up to Chilhowee Campground on a narrow, winding road. Do not use the Benton Springs Access Road to the campground as this is an unpaved and dangerous road for RVs. Inexperienced RV drivers may have difficulties getting to and around the site.   From Highway 64/411 intersection travel east 7 miles, turn onto Forest Road 77, drive 7.5 miles to campground/recreation area. Do not use Benton Springs Road for access to the mountain.


35.15209755 N
84.60861555 W

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