YOUNG BRANCH HORSE CAMP, TN

Young Branch Campground is situated near Citico Creek and is a hub for the Little Citico Horse Trails. It is one of Cherokee National Forest's two horse campgrounds. Visitors enjoy horseback riding, hiking, fishing and rafting.The campground is set in a densely wooded area about...
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Know Before You Go
  • Campground is open only to campers with horses/livestock
  • If sites are not reserved, they are available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • This is bear country; all food and trash must be properly stored in a bear proof container or in your vehicle unless you are preparing, eating or disposing of it; failure to comply could result in a citation
  • A maximum of 5 people and 5 horses allowed per site
  • One wheeled camper and two passenger vehicles allowed per site, or one horse trailer, one haul vehicle, one passenger vehicle and one wheeled camper per site
  • Alcohol is prohibited
  • Drinking water is not available
  • No hookups available
  • Please bring garbage bags; this is a "pack it in, pack it out" facility
  • Camping equipment cannot be left unattended the first night of reservation
  • Click here for more information on the Cherokee National Forest
  • 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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HORSE CAMP EQUESTRIAN NONELECTRIC 5 Accessible 35 Back-In
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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: YOUNG BRANCH HORSE CAMP  Horse Stalls Photo: YOUNG BRANCH HORSE CAMP Horse Corral Photo: YOUNG BRANCH HORSE CAMP Campsite 1 Photo: YOUNG BRANCH HORSE CAMP Entrance along Citico Creek Road Photo: YOUNG BRANCH HORSE CAMP Photo: YOUNG BRANCH HORSE CAMP Corral Overview
Overview

Overview

Young Branch Campground is situated near Citico Creek and is a hub for the Little Citico Horse Trails. It is one of Cherokee National Forest's two horse campgrounds. Visitors enjoy horseback riding, hiking, fishing and rafting.

Natural Features:

The campground is set in a densely wooded area about 100 yards from Citico Creek, within the Cherokee National Forest in eastern Tennessee. The forest stretches from Chattanooga to Bristol, along the North Carolina border.

Cherokee is Tennessee's only national forest. It covers 650,000 acres 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:

Young Branch is situated near the Little Citico Horse Trails, a system of more than 15 miles of trails that mostly follow old Forest Service and logging roads, along ridgelines and over creeks.

Citico Creek offers plenty of fishing and rafting opportunities.

Facilities:

This primitive campground has seven accessible, equestrian campsites available for reservations. Each site is equipped with a picnic table, grill and lantern post. Vault toilets are provided. No water or electric hookups are available. Horses may drink from Citico Creek.

A corral and 25 horse stalls with feeding bins are provided. Horses must be kept in the corral, stalls or in trailers and are not permitted in campsites, tied to trees or in the grass. Manure must be placed in provided manure bins before departure.

Nearby Attractions:

Vonore, Tennessee is approximately 20 miles from the campground and makes for an interesting day trip for its rich Native American archeological history. The town contains the nearest telephone, gas and food.

Booking Window
Sat Aug 02 2014 - Fri Jan 30 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates
Campground is first come, first serve from October 16 until May 14 each year. If campsite is not reserved during the reservation season, campsite can be occupied by walk in customers. If you occupy the site during the reservation season without a reservation, you may be required to move as reservation customers have first priority.

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Thu May 15 2014 Wed Oct 15 2014
Walk In Thu Oct 16 2014 Thu May 14 2015
Peak Fri May 15 2015 Thu Oct 15 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Birding
  • Corrals
  • Equestrian Sites
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Horse Stalls
  • Lantern Posts
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Site Pads
  • Vault Toilets
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Swimming
Within 10 Miles
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
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:
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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
May 15 2014 -
Oct 15 2014
EQUESTRIAN NONELECTRIC $15.00
Walk In Season
Oct 16 2014 -
May 14 2015
EQUESTRIAN NONELECTRIC $15.00
Peak Season
May 15 2015 -
Oct 15 2015
EQUESTRIAN NONELECTRIC $15.00

*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):
35.48389, -84.12333
35°29'2"N, 84°7'24"W

From Vonore, Tennessee, take Highway 411 to Highway 360 South, then Highway 360 South for 7.2 miles to County Road 455. Continue on County Road 455 for 8.9 to Forest Developed Road 35. This is a single-lane gravel road. Take Forest Developed Road 35 for 3.5 miles. The campground will be on the right.

From Tellico Plains, Tennessee, drive east on Highway 165 for 1 mile. Turn left onto Highway 360 for 14 miles. Turn right onto County Road 455 and continue 8.9 miles to Forest Developed Road 35. Continue on Forest Developed Road 35 for 3.5 miles. The campground will be on the right.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

YOUNG BRANCH HORSE CAMP
250 RANGER STATION RD
TELLICO PLAINS  TN  37385

Phone Number:

Project Office: (423)253-8400
Additional Information