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Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Unknown
Drinking Water
About Chilhowee Group Camp
Located in the Chilhowee Recreation Area, Chilhowee Group Camp offers camping for up to 75 individuals. Nearby McKamy Lake offers a swim area with a sandy beach and fishing from the bank. On the drive up to the campground, stop at one of the many observation overlooks to enjoy the beautiful mountains. Wildlife is abundant in this area, so have your camera ready and tread lightly. Natural Features: The campground is located near the top of Chilhowee Mountain at an elevation of 2,000 feet. It is in a mixed hardwood and pine forest and the lake is a short walk from the group camp. Recreation: Within the recreation area are approximately 25 miles of hiking and biking trails including the Chilhowee Trails System. Chilhowee Group camp is an excellent location for wildlife viewing and accessing a nearby scenic waterfall. Fishing is available on the seven-acre McKamy Lake. Boats are allowed, but gasoline motors are not. Facilities: The group camp includes a large open area with picnic tables and a grill as well as an RV site with electric hook up. Camp sites are scattered through the trees surrounding the RV site. Within the group site itself, a waterless vault toilet is available year-round. During the warmer months, (typically April-October), a bathhouse with flushing toilets and showers is available nearby. Both the beach and many trails are located within a short walking distance of the site. Drinking water is available near the entrance to the group site. Nearby Attractions: In addition to the immediate local activities, world class whitewater rafting opportunities are nearby on the Ocoee and Hiwassee Rivers. ACTIVITIES Biking: Mountain Biking Hiking Day Use Area: Amphitheater Swimming Site
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Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Sanitary Dump
Chilhowee Group Camp is located in Tennessee
35.154 N
-84.609 W
Get Directions
From Highway 64/411 intersection, travel east 7 miles, turn onto Forest Road 77, drive 7.5 miles to campground/recreation area.
1 Review of Chilhowee Group Camp
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Group camping in Cherokee National Forest

Mountaintop campground with exceptional views, mountain lake/beach, waterfall, and hiking trails. We went in the spring for a work retreat. We had about 50 people, which filled the site nicely but wasn’t cramped. We had good access to the rest of the park facilities but as a group we had a lot of privacy: our own power hookups, picnic area, bath house, water.