CHILHOWEE GROUP CAMP, TN

Located in the Chilhowee Recreation Area, Chilhowee Group Camp offers camping for up to 75 individuals. Nearby McKamy Lake offers a swim area with a sandy beach and fishing from the bank. On the drive up to the campground, stop at one of the many observation overlooks to enjoy the...
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  • The nearest restaurants and or stores for purchasing supplies are about 14 miles from the campground.
  • Campground hosts are on site.
  • Pets must be on a leash and are not allowed on the beach.
  • Bears, though not frequent, are possible in this area, please store food appropriately.
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    CHILHOWEE GROUP CAMP GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC 75
    Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
    Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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    Overview

    Overview

    Located in the Chilhowee Recreation Area, Chilhowee Group Camp offers camping for up to 75 individuals. Nearby McKamy Lake offers a swim area with a sandy beach and fishing from the bank. On the drive up to the campground, stop at one of the many observation overlooks to enjoy the beautiful mountains. Wildlife is abundant in this area, so have your camera ready and tread lightly.

    Natural Features:

    The campground is located near the top of Chilhowee Mountain at an elevation of 2,000 feet. It is in a mixed hardwood and pine forest and the lake is a short walk from the group camp.

    Recreation:

    Within the recreation area are approximately 25 miles of hiking and biking trails including the Chilhowee Trails System. Chilhowee Group camp is an excellent location for wildlife viewing and accessing a nearby scenic waterfall. Fishing is available on the seven-acre McKamy Lake. Boats are allowed, but gasoline motors are not.

    Facilities:

    The group camp includes a large open area with picnic tables and a grill as well as an RV site with electric hook up. Camp sites are scattered through the trees surrounding the RV site. Within the group site itself, a waterless vault toilet is available year-round. During the warmer months, (typically April-October), a bathhouse with flushing toilets and showers is available nearby.

    Both the beach and many trails are located within a short walking distance of the site.

    Drinking water is available near the entrance to the group site.

    Nearby Attractions:

    In addition to the immediate local activities, world class whitewater rafting opportunities are nearby on the Ocoee and Hiwassee Rivers.

    Booking Window
    Sat Oct 25 2014 - Wed Oct 21 2015

    Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

    Season Dates

    Season Schedule

    Park Season Start End
    Peak Wed Jan 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
    Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Accessible Swimming
    • Amphitheater
    • Day Use Area
    • Dump Station
    • Group Camping
    • Hiking
    • Host
    • Mountain Biking
    • Parking Area
    • Picnic Area
    • Swimming
    • Vault Toilets
    Within 10 Miles
    • Scenic Overlooks
    Fees and Cancellation Policies

    Fees and Cancellation

    Fee Information
    Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

    Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
    Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

    Changes and Cancellations
    A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


    Facility Rates*
    Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
    Peak Season
    Jan 01 2014 -
    Dec 31 2014
    GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC $50.00
    Peak Season
    Jan 01 2015 -
    Dec 31 2015
    GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC $50.00

    *Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
    **Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
    Getting There
    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    35.15361, -84.60889
    35°9'13"N, 84°36'32"W

    From Highway 64/411 intersection, travel east 7 miles, turn onto Forest Road 77, drive 7.5 miles to campground/recreation area.
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    CHILHOWEE GROUP CAMP
    3171 Highway 64 East
    Benton  TN  37307

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (423)338-3300