How can I camp for free in Tennessee?

Hipcamp staff
A scenic view of Tennessee

In Tennessee, you can camp for free in dispersed camping areas within the Cherokee National Forest. Dispersed camping is allowed in most areas of the forest unless otherwise posted. Keep in mind that dispersed camping comes with no amenities, so you'll need to be self-sufficient and follow Leave No Trace principles. For more information on camping in Tennessee's national forests, visit Hipcamp.