Gee Campground

Hiwassee/Ocoee Rivers State Park

Lower Valley + Ridge, Tennessee

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Gee Campground


  • The campground information board.- Gee Campground
  • The modern bathhouse with showers. - Gee Campground
  • Gee Campground features great little playground.- Gee Campground
  • The outside of the A Loop (situated away from the river) is not as level as the rest of the sites.- Gee Campground
  • The river-adjacent side of the A Loop.- Gee Campground
  • A nature trail encircles the campground.- Gee Campground
  • The amphitheater near the boat ramp and group campsites.- Gee Campground
  • Gee Campground. - Gee Campground
Overview + Weather
Great location. Access to fishing, floating, and hiking.
Can be crowded.
Lower Valley + Ridge, TN
Managed by: 
Tennessee State Parks
Price per night (basic site): 
15.00 $ (12.59 €)
Frequently full
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Maximum trailer length: 
35.00 ft (10.67 m)
Year round: 
Parking Pass: 
Preferable Season(s):
Fall, Summer, Spring
Reservations possible: 
Total number of sites: 
Current Local Weather:
Campground Description

Campground Description

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Gee Campground is a basic 55-site campground located in the center of world-class whitewater, great trout, perch, and bass fishing, and miles of hiking trails situated between the Hiwassee River and the small Gee Creek Wilderness in the Cherokee National Forest. This makes it a great base of operations for hiking, fishing, and floating.

Geared towards tents and small to mid-sized RVs, there are two loops comprised of of 47 single sites and 8 group sites. The state park describes this as primitive campground, but such a description is deceptive, boasting a modern clean bathhouse with showers. Each site has a picnic table, lantern pole, and fire ring. It does not have water, power or sewage hook ups, but does have a RV dump station. During peak seasons for floating and fishing, it is crowded. Reservations can be made via Tennessee State Parks. The most desirable campsites are along the river, of which A14 is probably the best. The standard price is $15/night.

Gee Campground offers access to several worthwhile destinations. A short nature trail offers fishing access, a well-maintained playground, and a boat launch for the river near the amphitheater and group campsites. The Gee Creek Trail is about 2 miles away from the campground, and many more trails are in the area throughout the national forest. The Hiwassee River offers trophy-sized trout fishing between Big Ben Parking and Reliance. The Hiwassee and Ocoee Rivers feature Class I to Class IV whitewater. The adjacent Gee Wilderness offers a short but pretty hike through its cliff-lined gorge, and the surrounding national forest has miles of trails.

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