Known to be one of the most popular and beloved areas in the Cherokee National Forest, Indian Boundary Recreation Area has it all. Kick back on the sandy shores of the swimming beach, explore the rugged area along the 3.2 mile hiking/biking trail that takes you around the scenic lake, or just drink in the camp vibes from around the fire. Whatever you're looking for you, the peaceful and naturally beautiful setting here can’t be beat. You get impressive mountain views, lakeside chillaxing, and forested beauty within this 96 acres of outdoor goodness.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
87 sites
Up to 5 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 Indian Boundary Campground.

Hot spring
Swimming hole
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Bethany C.
recommends this listing.
March 8th, 2017

You will have to drive to get to some good trails from this campsite. But going in the early spring is interesting as it is frog mating season! This campsite is a minutes walk from the lake, so you will hear a chorus of frogs in the evening. Make sure that you procure a hiking map before you go adventuring as the roads aren't particularly well labeled and it is easy to get confused when trying to find a trailhead. But once you do, beautiful day hikes await!

Fire ring and grill on every campsite. The overflow camping area is ideal for larger groups. Just minutes away from the nearby lake, which features a three mile long loop.
Hipcamper Jay S.
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January 31st, 2020
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October 24th, 2018
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February 13th, 2019
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January 8th, 2018
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December 14th, 2017
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November 24th, 2017
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June 28th, 2017
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June 12th, 2017
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February 7th, 2017
Cherokee National Forest
United States
Phone Number
(423) 476-9700
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35.403° N, 84.105° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 87 Sites
(Up to 5 people per site)

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