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Best Dispersed Camping Sites Near Maryville, TN (22)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from Lake Santeetlah Dispersed


    Lake Santeetlah Dispersed

    10 Reviews
    51 Photos
    524 Saves
    Croatan National Forest, North Carolina

    Dispersed camping sites available

    Dispersed campsites are primitive camping areas that don't have bathrooms or many of the other amenities you will find at developed campgrounds. Dispersed camping is only allowed at designated areas.

    For site-specific information, call the local ranger station.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • Dispersed
    • Trash
  2. Camper-submitted photo from Long Hungry Road Dispersed Campsites
  3. Camper-submitted photo from Lake Santeelah Dispersed
  4. Camper-submitted photo from Citico Creek Area


    Citico Creek Area

    6 Reviews
    12 Photos
    130 Saves
    Tallassee, Tennessee

    View of Citico Creek in Cherokee National Forest This area provides opportunities for solitude and backcountry experiences. You will find ample opportunities for fishing, horseback riding, camping, and hiking. With more than 20,000 acres of Wilderness in Citico Creek and Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock, this area provides ample opportunities for solitude and backcountry experiences. Catch both native and stocked trout in Citico Creek and its rugged tributaries, and fish for small-mouth bass and catfish in the creek’s lower reaches. Citico Creek Area Map Citico Creek Area Guide

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Reservable
    • Trash
    • Picnic Table
    • Toilets
  5. Camper-submitted photo from Calderwood Lake Primitive campground
  6. Camper-submitted photo from Sourwood Campground


    Sourwood Campground

    4 Reviews
    9 Photos
    242 Saves
    Coker Creek, Tennessee
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Dispersed
    • Market
    • Firewood Available
    • Toilets
  7. Camper-submitted photo from Harold Parrish Lower Camp - Backcountry


    Harold Parrish Lower Camp - Backcountry

    1 Review
    12 Photos
    13 Saves
    Croatan National Forest, North Carolina

    For hikers and backpackers, the Joyce Kilmer Slickrock Wilderness presents a variety of recreational hiking opportunities. There is a relatively easy two-mile long Memorial Loop Trail in the Memorial Forest, which annually greets more than 35,000 visitors, or there is a complex of hiking trails that cater to more experienced hikers, such as the 13.3 mile long Slickrock Creek Trail, considered as one of the ten toughest trails in the United States. With a 3,700 foot climb overall and 13 stream crossings, this trail is seldom completely traversed, but used in conjunction with the other trails in the Wilderness to provide excellent backpacking trips.

    Other than at trailheads, camping is allowed anywhere within the Wilderness using Leave No Trace principles, but given the steepness of the topography, there are a few relatively heavily used back country camping areas. Many fishermen enter the Wilderness from the north using the Slickrock Creek Trail, Ike Branch Trail or hike down to the creek from Big Fat Gap, camping along the creek. Backpackers use the area at Naked Ground on the southern ridge, and there is an area near the Hangover that offers excellent views, but an unreliable water source. Nichols Cove area has good camping spots with abundant water, and some hikers camp near Wildcat Falls, but long sections of the various trails lack suitable spots for camping.

    As a designated Wilderness, there are no trail blazes, just signs at trail junctions, so it is essential that hikers carry maps and compass, and know how to use them. It is not uncommon for very experienced hikers to get “confused” for a while in the creek area due to the multiplicity of real trails, unofficial trails, old logging trails, etc. Along the ridge, the trails are well-defined, but physically demanding.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Dispersed
    • Alcohol
  8. Camper-submitted photo from Lost Creek - Cherokee NF


    Lost Creek - Cherokee NF

    9 Reviews
    18 Photos
    214 Saves
    Reliance, Tennessee

    Lost Creek Campground is located along the banks of Big Lost Creek. This primitive campground offers remote camping and is surrounded by dense forest and creeks. Lost Creek Campground is open year round. Sites are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. While staying at Lost Creek, campers can enjoy fishing in Big Lost Creek (note: special regulations are in effect for fishing in Big Lost Creek).

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Trash
    • Picnic Table
  9. Camper-submitted photo from Wesser Bald Fire Tower
  10. Camper-submitted photo from Jackson Island Dispersed Campground — Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

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