I've been to Benton Falls twice. Once in the summer and once in the spring. Both times were a great experience for me and my friends!
I was here this last spring with our HS Seniors and college students from our youth group. We white water rafted down the Ocoee River and spent a day hiking and lounging when we got to the waterfalls. The hike was only about 3 miles round trip, so we didn't kill ourselves getting to the waterfalls and back. Beautiful
We went to this area pre-summer to hike Benton Falls area. While these sites are nice, be aware there are lots of other campers. For us, this is not someplace to stay because we have a young lab puppy who likes to bark when there is commotion. However, when we leave the pups at home, this definitely becomes a doable option. Cool little swimming area with lots of good people watching and lots of great site seeing to do in this area.
Very relaxing place for a day trip. Busy with locals nearly year tound. Good place to boat and fish. Great place to take a family camping. Good scenery with lots of open space. Lots of mosquitoes during certain times of year.
Really nice campground, although it does get very crowded during peak season. Well-maintained, pet-friendly, and close access to lots of great trails. There is a nearby lake, perfect for swimming. Just down the mountain is the Ocoee River, which is great for paddling (both flatwater and whitewater).
The entire Chilhowee Recreation Area is beautiful, with plenty of overlooks and places to explore. Be sure to check out as much as you can while you're here!