Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
About Old Forge Recreation Area

Are you looking for a primitive tent camping experience? Come stay at this small campground located along the banks of Jennings Creek. Large walk-in tent sites are screened by native vegetation.  In the early 1900’s, this area was the site of an iron forge. Iron ore was smelted and made into materials for the railroad operation that harvested timber in the area.

National Forest
Drive In
ADA Accessible
Fires Allowed
No Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Trash Available
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RVs and Trailers
Max Vehicle Length Unknown
Old Forge Recreation Area is located in Tennessee
36.0925 N
-82.6828 W
Get Directions
From Greeneville, take TN 107 east (off US 11E) for six miles and then follow signs to Horse Creek Recreation Area (approximately two miles). From Horse Creek, turn right onto Forest Road #331 for three miles. The road dead-ends at campground.
2 Reviews of Old Forge Recreation Area
Small with little amenities

All tent spaces are open with folks near you. Nice little creek but, cold. Each spot has a fire pit with plenty of wood nearby.

First to Review
Very wooded tent only primitive campground

Good trails along the rolling hills and creeks. Very simple rustic site with very little facilities. Pros: very wooded and private large campsites, babbling creek, outhouses. Cons: none unless you prefer a more built up campground. FYI: no water so bring treatment methods. Not far from the Appalachian Trail, the TN/NC border, and highway 26. Asheville is about an hour away and is one of my favorite towns in the east.