Free Camping Eastern Tennessee Cherokee National Forest

Free Camping Eastern Tennessee Cherokee National Forest

Join Us As We Leave Rhea Springs and head for Citico Creek Dispersed Camping in the The Cherokee National Forest of Eastern Tennessee. Free Dispersed camping in the Cherokee National Forest’s Tellico Ranger District. No reservations. First come, first served. This is a great place to camp has several places along the creek side maybe 3 or 4 spots for 25 foot camper or rig, 2 spots with vault toilets there is a spring between 4and 5 no cell service. We ended up camping at the Jakes Best camp and paid just three dollars a night with our Access America The Beautiful Pass. Jakes Best has big camps with picnic tables, fire pits and vault toilets.

Citico Creek Dispersed Camping
Citico Road
Tellico Plains, Tennessee
GPS: 35.428823, -84.106202
Elevation: 1280′

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  1. LAF filmfest on March 11, 2023 at 9:38 am

    Thank U for info!!

  2. Mellissa Hayden on March 11, 2023 at 9:46 am

    #9 and #12 are my favorite! But if you go down to the split past 12 and turn left before the bridge, there are lots of good sites down there along the creek.

  3. Summer Stardust on March 11, 2023 at 10:00 am

    Tennessee is such pretty state. I enjoy camping there. Can’t beat those campground prices, and very pretty sites. Sure enjoy watching Nebo checking things out and then hugging your shoulder.

  4. Bob the Traveler on March 11, 2023 at 10:01 am

    Seen the Camo Dave interview…😃😃

  5. Deryk MacLeod on March 11, 2023 at 10:04 am

    yeah, Parks should stay open till first snowfall at least.

  6. Trey M on March 11, 2023 at 10:13 am

    I’m in Loudon and usaully goto Citco to solo camp but, Im looking for a new solo camping site where i can spend 2-3 maybe even 4 days just by myself, any suggestions? obviously I’m planning this for the spring and dont get me wrong Citico is amazing im just looking for another place with alot of trails and stuff to hike but be able to come back to my camp every night. Gotta watch out for those Boogers though, they’re there

  7. We're the Roberts on March 11, 2023 at 10:14 am

    those lifetime passes are really amazing for disabled or seniors, but even the regular passes seem like a really great deal… Love the national park camping areas, Woody… in 3 years when I retire we’ll definitely be taking advantage of the national park pass… 🙂 God bless you, buddy!!!

  8. 3 Generations on March 11, 2023 at 10:17 am

    Jake’s Best had real big sites-I think I would have to go swimming with the kids for a little bit 🤣🤙

  9. richard weston on March 11, 2023 at 10:27 am


  10. Erik Rafter on March 11, 2023 at 10:27 am

    Cherokee national forest is in believe it or not Cherokee north Carolina it’s the smokies in east tn Cherokee national ain’t no where near central Tennessee twat

  11. Marvin Dockery on March 11, 2023 at 10:30 am

    I camped a lot in 2016 and 17 at citico and spring city.

    Both places were above average and free.

    I hope to be there again in 2023. At this time i am on the island of leyte in the philippines.

  12. Above Always on March 11, 2023 at 10:31 am

    Free camping in Tennessee!! I love tn!! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

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