Mickey L.
Knoxville , TN
Joined July 2019
I’ll tell you when I’m done
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.

Words cannot describe the most horrible thing ever

But you can imagine

Great morning swim

Hard to get to but worth the time. Go during swim season.

Good mtb spot

Has one of the best views of the lake and GSMNP that I know of…

Meteor shower

Camped up on Max Patch with friends. It’s a must see/experience for a sunset/sunrise!!!

Great experience

Stayed 20 feet from the water on a holiday weekend! Staff was great!

Cool spot next to the river

Great place for the family close to some epic hiking!

Good place

Swimming, fishing, hiking, and mtb.


Next to a wonderful creek that puts you right to sleep. Plenty of room and seclusion.

Very busy spot

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!!

Great place

Rained. Plenty of space. Neighbor ran generator from 8am-10pm.

See it before it’s underwater

You sleep to the sound of the waves crashing

Great car camping in GSMNP

Even with out loops bathroom under renovation it was a great experience. You are in the middle of everything.

Tucked away behind the state pen

Clean and quiet. Good hiking. Fun spot near home base.

Great place to try and find

Don’t have a horse but everyone was friendly and we enjoyed our stay. Very quiet getaway

Good quick getaway

Very friendly staff. Clean facilities and nice playground. Whippoorwill called through the evening which was cool.