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Most Recent Chattanooga Camping Reviews
Great hiking

Campground has some great spots. A little cautious at first since this was our first trip since Corona. Loop A has new bath house. Brand new ranger station/camp store. Nice people. Overall a great place to camp.

Wonderful Trip

We stayed one night at backcountry campsite number 3 and we loved it. The campsite was awesome- it had a great view and plenty of space, and was a bit off the trail and felt very secluded which we liked. It is high up, so it did get windy and colder than we expected. We hiked over 10 miles and really enjoyed the trails and tons of beautiful views. You do need to pay attention to the map though because we did get off on the wrong trail a couple times. We did have a bear sighting as well! We’re pretty inexperienced campers, but we highly recommend!

Words cannot describe

Wonderful hiking experience for beginners, plenty of beautiful scenery. Very dark at night time, especially with little moon, the stars were jaw dropping.


The staff was awesome. They came by and treated us, offered to help us get backed in. Brought firewood and just came by to say hi. The grounds were clean as well as the bath houses. We’ve stayed here 10 different times.

So many trails, so little time

One of the best hiking parks I’ve ever been to. Miles and miles of trails; short, long, loops, overnights. This place has it all. Make sure you do three things while you’re there: hike to the bottom of the big waterfall (Fall Creek Falls), swim in the cascades next to the nature center, and stand on the edge of the bluff at Buzzard’s Roost (not the scenic overlook but the actual rock jutting over the valley, accessed by a small trail near the overlook parking lot.


DeSoto State Park is one of those parks you just have to visit. The lodge is built around the original CCC structure and has a nice fire pit area out front. A Well maintained campground with huge sites. Not very busy when we visited in February. The falls are very cool and were busy so I’m sure in the summer parking is limited. Nice trails AND a tree top adventure.

Perfect Shade

Wonderful campground with all amenities! I have nothing negative to say, everything is clean and nice! We usually choose primitive tent camping for more privacy since we have three littles and the price is lower. Always a great time and there's plenty of hiking and a short walk to the waterfalls!

Little River Canyon

Your average campground. You can get all the information from the bio. Closest place to camp if you're wanting to explore Little River Canyon! It's beautiful and features many waterfalls and hiking!

Cherokee Falls

We have been here many times, it's one of our favorite state parks! The hiking and scenery is one you don't want to miss! If you can, make the hike down to Cherokee Falls and pack your swimsuit and a picnic! As far as camping, they have literally everything a camper needs and more!! RV, hookups, tent, picnic tables, grills, firepit, yurts, cabins, restrooms, bathhouse, laundry, group lodging, etc. Super friendly and pretty clean!

Amazing !!!

This has been one of my favorite places so far to stay and it’s not because it’s a big fancy park. The man who runs this place is amazing! He was so helpful and kind and made us feel like we were family!