Standard (tent/RV)
Tent Cabin
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Unknown
Pets Allowed
Water Unknown
About McNabb Creek Group

McNabb Creek Group Campground is located on the North River in the Tellico River area. Fishing, swimming, hiking and hunting are popular activities.


The North River offers plenty of fishing and swimming opportunities. Visitors also enjoy hiking local trails and seasonal hunting.


The campground offers one group site that can accommodate from 10 to 60 people. It is equipped with picnic tables, grills and portable toilets.

Natural Features

The campground sits along the North River, a major tributary of the Tellico River, in the Smokey Mountains of the Cherokee National Forest in eastern Tennessee.

Cherokee is Tennessee's only national forest, covering 650,000 acres from Chattanooga to Bristol along the North Carolina border. The forest is 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.

Nearby Attractions

The mountain town of Tellico Plains, less than 20 miles away, is known for its arts and crafts.

The campground is 18 miles off the Cherohala Skyway, a 43-mile National Scenic Byway stretching from Tellico Plains, Tennessee, to Robbinsville, North Carolina.

ADA Access: N

National Forest
Drive In
No Market
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
McNabb Creek Group is located in Tennessee
35.3283 N
-84.1289 W
Get Directions
From I-75 in Sweetwater, Tennessee, take State Route 68 to Tellico Plains. Turn left onto Highway 165 for 6 miles. Turn right onto Forest Development Road 210 (Tellico River Road) for 10 miles. Turn left onto 217 (North River Road). The camp is located 2 miles on the left.
2 Reviews of McNabb Creek Group
Needs Improvement when raining

Its beautiful camping site, however, it floods with even a little rain. There needs a ditch around the road to keep the runoff from flooding the whole place

Beautiful setting!

This is a large spacious campsite. We did not camp there, but stumbled upon it while out exploring. There are numerous fire pits, charcoal park grills and picnic tables. Very reasonably priced for a group camp. 2 portajons on site. No water or electric. River close by for swimming, playing, fishing. Also a small creek at the far end to play around in. Close to many trails but be aware there are many river crossing and you will get wet! Can’t wait to bring a Group of Girl Scouts down to camp here!