INDIAN BOUNDARY, TN

Indian Boundary Recreation Area is the crown jewel of the South Zone of the Cherokee National Forest on the Tellico Ranger District. This family-oriented campground offers a swim beach and picnic area with grills and an accessible picnic pavilion, as well as a fantastic, 3.2-mile ...
Status: Open through Sun Nov 02 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • This is bear country; food storage restrictions apply; all food, trash and beverages must be stored properly at all times inside a bear-proof container
  • Campground road is designed for vehicles up to 26 feet in length; any damage caused by larger vehicles may result in a fine
  • Please fill your RV at the dump station before you enter the campground
  • The hydrant that was beside Site 57 has been removed and a new hydrant is located near Site 55; sites 73 and 74 are 250 feet from the nearest hydrant
  • Alcohol is prohibited
  • Please do not call the Indian Boundary Outpost for information or reservations; they are a private concessionaire.
  • Click here for more information on the Cherokee National Forest


Due to the infestation of the Emerald ash borer, Asian long-horned beetle, and Sirex woodwasp, Monroe County is quarantined. You can bring firewood, but you are not allowed to take it out of Monroe County. If you do not live in Monroe County, you must leave your wood. This will assist in spreading these insects to counties that are not infested.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Help protect our forests! Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. Moving firewood is illegal in some states. Visit dontmovefirewood.org to learn more.
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Photo: INDIAN BOUNDARY BEACH PANORAMA Photo: INDIAN BOUNDARY HANDICAP PIER Photo: INDIAN BOUNDARY BOAT RAMP Photo: INDIAN BOUNDARY PAVILLION Photo: INDIAN BOUNDARY CAMPSITE Photo: INDIAN BOUNDARY CAMP STORE
Overview

Overview

Indian Boundary Recreation Area is the crown jewel of the South Zone of the Cherokee National Forest on the Tellico Ranger District. This family-oriented campground offers a swim beach and picnic area with grills and an accessible picnic pavilion, as well as a fantastic, 3.2-mile hiking and biking trail around the lake. Spectacular mountain views, glimpses of wildlife, and a peaceful setting await visitors who come to Indian Boundary.

Natural Features:

Indian Boundary Lake covers 96 acres at an elevation of 1,560 feet, and sits among hardwoods and pines. At the lake, visitors enjoy watching beaver that inhabit an adjacent pond, identifying several species of ducks and other waterfowl and trying their luck at catching bass, sunfish and catfish.

The Cherokee National Forest is located in eastern Tennessee and stretches from Chattanooga to Bristol along the North Carolina border. The 650,000-acre swath of land is Tennessee's only national forest. It lies in the heart of the Southern Appalachians and is home to more than 20,000 species of plants and animals, as well as many rivers, creeks and lakes. Elevations range from 750 to 5,500 feet.

Recreation:

Opportunities abound for fishing, swimming, boating, wildlife viewing and scenic driving. Other popular activities include hiking and biking the trail around Indian Boundary Lake.

The recreation area contains a swim beach, boat ramp, fishing pier, picnic area and volleyball court.

Facilities:

The 87-site campground has electric hookups, water faucets throughout the campground, grills, picnic tables and lantern posts. Modern restrooms add to the comfort of visitors in this natural setting.

An on-site campground store sells bread, ice, milk, ice cream and other camping supplies.

Nearby Attractions:

The campground is two miles off the Cherohala Skyway, a 43-mile National Scenic Byway that stretches from Tellico Plains, Tennessee, to Robbinsville, North Carolina.

Booking Window
Mon Aug 25 2014 - Sat Feb 21 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates
Peak Wed Apr 16 2014 Sun Nov 02 2014
Peak Wed Apr 22 2015 Sun Nov 01 2015

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Wed Apr 16 2014 Sun Nov 02 2014
Peak Wed Apr 22 2015 Sun Nov 01 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Beach
  • Bike Trail
  • Biking
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • General Store
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Kayaking
  • Lantern Posts
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Ranger Station
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball Courts
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
Apr 16 2014 -
Nov 02 2014
STANDARD ELECTRIC $10.00
Peak Season
Apr 22 2015 -
Nov 01 2015
STANDARD ELECTRIC $10.00

*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):
35.40167, -84.10722
35°24'6"N, 84°6'26"W

From I-75 at Sweetwater, Tennessee, take State Route 68 to Tellico Plains.

From Highway 68 in Tellico Plains, take Highway 165 (Cherohala Skyway) east for 16 miles. Turn left onto Forest Development Road 345 and travel 2 miles to the entrance.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

INDIAN BOUNDARY
CHEROKEE
  TN 

Phone Number:

Project Office: (423)253-8400