The Chilhowee Group Camp sits near the top of Chilhowee Mountain, at an elevation of 2,000 feet. The campground is nestled in a forested area of hardwood and pine, just a short walk to McKamy Lake. The lake is popular with swimmers, boaters, and anglers. The recreation area also has 25 miles of trails for hikers and bikers, including a short 1.5-mile trail out to Benton Falls—a 65-feet tall waterfall.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 75 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
No picnic table


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Chilhowee Group Campground.

Hot spring
Swimming hole
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Leah H.
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June 6th, 2019

My family has RV camped here a couple of times when white water rafting the Ocoee and Nantahala Rivers. You have to drive up into the mountains to reach the campground and there are some beautiful overlooks along the way. There is a small mountain lake with a great beach and swimming area just a short hike from the campground. I would highly recommend this campground.

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January 6th, 2020
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May 29th, 2018
Hipcamper Tyler J.
recommends this listing.
April 15th, 2017
Cherokee National Forest
United States
Phone Number
(423) 476-9700
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35.154° N, 84.609° W
Unknown price
Tent Only - Group: 1 Site
(Up to 75 people per site)

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