Indian Boundary Recreation Area is the crown jewel of the South Zone of the Cherokee National Forest on the Tellico Ranger District. This family-oriented campground offers a swim beach and picnic area with grills and an accessible picnic pavilion, as well as a fantastic, 3.2-mile hiking and biking trail around the lake. Spectacular mountain views, glimpses of wildlife, and a peaceful setting await visitors who come to Indian Boundary.
Opportunities abound for fishing, swimming, boating, wildlife viewing and scenic driving. Other popular activities include hiking and biking the trail around Indian Boundary Lake.
The recreation area contains a swim beach, boat ramp, fishing pier, picnic area and volleyball court.
The 87-site campground has electric hookups, water faucets throughout the campground, grills, picnic tables and lantern posts. Modern restrooms add to the comfort of visitors in this natural setting.
An on-site campground store sells bread, ice, milk, ice cream and other camping supplies.
Indian Boundary Recreation Area Map
Indian Boundary Lake covers 96 acres at an elevation of 1,560 feet, and sits among hardwoods and pines. At the lake, visitors enjoy watching beaver that inhabit an adjacent pond, identifying several species of ducks and other waterfowl and trying their luck at catching bass, sunfish and catfish.
The Cherokee National Forest is located in eastern Tennessee and stretches from Chattanooga to Bristol along the North Carolina border. The 650,000-acre swath of land is Tennessee's only national forest. It lies in the heart of the Southern Appalachians and is home to more than 20,000 species of plants and animals, as well as many rivers, creeks and lakes. Elevations range from 750 to 5,500 feet.
The campground is two miles off the Cherohala Skyway, a 43-mile National Scenic Byway that stretches from Tellico Plains, Tennessee, to Robbinsville, North Carolina. Bald River Falls on Tellico River Road 210 is a popular destination. The Pheasant Fields Fish Hatchery also on Tellico River is operated by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and is the rearing pools for the fish stocking program on Tellico River, Citico Creek, and the Green Cove Pond.
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The most wonderful place to get closer to God's wonderful handiwork, and see some awesome sights and hear some of the most wonderous tunes nature can provide. This place is so serene and peaceful it will blow your mind, You will get the chance to see,hear all sorts of Wildlife, Bear's and Deer are normal as is Bald Eagles Trout and Various types of Fish, song birds and Plant life. It is National Forest accessable, and Parkway also. Picnic shelters and walking paths for gatherings. Lot of Cherokee Heritage here also.
Beautiful lake. Well maintained. Easy access to hiking/biking trail. Clean bathrooms. Well stocked camp store.
This place is beautiful only if you love lakes on top of a mountain! Great family spot or just you and your happy camper. The bathrooms are very clean and spacious. Great beach area and they rent SUP and kayaks. I would highly recommend booking your next adventure at this campground!
Great camping area, great for family camping
Hiking trail around lake fun to kayak and fish on also has a swimming area and large picnic area that’s covered
Indian Boundary is the first campground we took our son to when we got our pop up some 21 years ago. A couple of weeks ago we took another sweet boy we love dearly for his first trip too! There's a bike trail, a lake for swimming and kayaking, a river nearby for crawdad hunting and hiking trails all around - this campground has something for everyone!
Love this place. Nice lake. Hiking trail, beach, swimming, fishing. Nice bathrooms with showers. Camp store and best of all no cell service! Near falls and the skyway to dragon scenic route. Joyce Kilmer memorial forest has some huge trees about a mile in on a hike.
It was a great place we went fishing swimming and hiking loved it
By far one of the most beautiful campsites we have visited. The surrounding mountains and water were breathtaking. This camp ground is close to the water if you stay in loop A. Just a short walk the water and beach. Several hiking trails throughout the site and around the lake. This is a perfect site for those who like to kayak and explore!
This is a great place for the family to stay! Campground features a beach and a little store, and it's located right off of the Cherohala skyway so it's a short drive for day hikes and beautiful views. One of my favorites!
This campground is truly a hidden gem. The grounds themselves are immaculate, the bathroom and showers are so clean they don't even smell like bathrooms. There are 4 loops and each loop has their own campground hosts, who do an amazing job. The lake area was just beautiful - grass all the way down to the clean, sandy beach and a very nice covered picnic area overlooking the lake. Bathrooms were clean here as well. The swim area was well marked and also very clean. The campground store was very well stocked and Chad, the owner,was just awesome. We rented 2 kayaks to play on the lake with and it was AWESOME. They also rent SUPs, corn-hole boards and sit in kayaks. The store also sells ice, firewood, camping equipment, food, drinks, fishing stuff, camp stoves, blow up beds, etc. His wife also makes and sells some AWESOME lotions and soaps. They DO NOT sell fishing licenses because they have no WI-fi, so better get it before you come. The nearest town is not much to write home about and honestly I think the store at the campground was more stocked. The campground itself was quiet when we were there but I imagine if full it could be a little busy. There's a 3.5 mile bike and hike trail that's graveled bit not paved, so a more aggressive tire is needed but all the loops are paved so its easier riding. There's a boat launch for boats with trailers (electric motor ONLY) and a nice fishing pier. Take a ride to Citico creek, its worth it!