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.
But you can imagine
Hard to get to but worth the time. Go during swim season.
Has one of the best views of the lake and GSMNP that I know of…
Camped up on Max Patch with friends. It’s a must see/experience for a sunset/sunrise!!!
Stayed 20 feet from the water on a holiday weekend! Staff was great!
Great place for the family close to some epic hiking!
Next to a wonderful creek that puts you right to sleep. Plenty of room and seclusion.
The staff wasn’t very friendly or flexible about securing a walk up reservation when I had appointment for kayaking at the time checkin started. Place was very clean and sites were well maintained!!
You sleep to the sound of the waves crashing
Even with out loops bathroom under renovation it was a great experience. You are in the middle of everything.
Clean and quiet. Good hiking. Fun spot near home base.
Don’t have a horse but everyone was friendly and we enjoyed our stay. Very quiet getaway
Very friendly staff. Clean facilities and nice playground. Whippoorwill called through the evening which was cool.