Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Water Unknown
About Jake Best Campground

Jake Best is one of two developed campgrounds on Citico Creek, and is used as a hub for trout fishermen and hunters alike. Each site contains a picnic table, grill/fire ring, and lantern post. Jake Best has a campground host during peak season occupying one site of the campground.

National Forest
Drive In
Walk In
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Trash Available
Jake Best Campground is located in Tennessee
35.447 N
-84.112 W
Get Directions
From HWY 411 turn on HWY 360 in Vonore, TN.  When the road splits stay straight which becomes Citico Road.  Stay on this road until you get to Jakes Best.  The road will turn to gravel along the creek. You may also access it from the Cherohala Skyway (HWY 165) in Tellico Plains, TN by following directions to Indian Boundary Campground.  Instead of turning into the IB Campground, turn right onto the gravel road which will drop you down to Citico Creek.  Follow the creek downstream and Jakes Best Campground will be on your left.  You will pass several dispersed campsites along the way.
2 Reviews of Jake Best Campground
Plenty of options from here

I stayed two nights. Purchased wood and some other things from the nearby camp store at nearby Indian Boundary Campground (IBC)when I arrived. So if you need anything the store is close by during season with friendly staff. We also swam at IBC beach area.

The campsites at Jake Best Campground (JBC)was clean and the fee was small. Other nearby primitive sites are free and their are several just off Citico Creek. Our stay was over July 4th weekend and only 3 of the 9 sites were being used. The US Forestry Service was in and out of JBC a few times and visible along Citico Creek. We chose a Creekside site with access via short trails.
Plenty of good fishing/swimming/just sitting to be had from the site. Saw several locals that trout fish this creek. We skipped rocks, hammocked, swam in the nearby lake, and finished the trip at nearby Bald River Falls. Good place for a quick getaway.

First to Review

Secluded primitive camping. No bath houses. Plenty of hiking and horseback trails, fishing and swimming!!