Chilhowee Recreation Area

Located in the Cherokee National Forest, Chilhowee Campground offers more than 70 campsites, electric hookups, RV sites, tent only sites and multiple bathhouses.

mckamy lake chilhowee web

The campground sits atop Chilhowee Mountain and is in close proximity to Parksville Lake (Ocoee River) and 25 miles of hiking and biking trails. The Big Frog Wilderness, Hiwassee River and Tanasi trail system are also within an hour's drive of the campground.

Chilhowee Campground is open from early April to late October, with an overflow area and day use area open year-round. 7-acre McKamy Lake offers a swim area with a sand beach, and fishing from the bank.

Campsites are first come, first served. No reservations.

Related Activities:
Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running, Flat Water Kayaking and Canoeing, Fishing, Whitewater Kayaking, Canoeing, Rafting

Activity type:
Family, Leisure, Extreme

Distance from Outdoor Chattanooga:
58.4 miles | 1 hr. 27 min.

GPS Coordinates:
35.152249, -84.609149‎

Google Map/Chilhowee

Hours/Dates of Operation:
8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Daily

Contact Information:
Ocoee Ranger District
3171 Highway 64
Benton TN 37307-5823
(423) 338-3300
(423) 338-6577 (Fax)
Chilhowee Recreation Area/Cherokee National Forest Website

Chilhowee Recreation Area