Indian Boundary Campground

Blue Ridge Mountains, Tennessee

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Indian Boundary Campground


  • The Indian Boundary Campground is one of the most-loved spots in the Tellico District of the Cherokee National Forest.- Indian Boundary Campground
  • You can purchase bread, ice, milk, ice cream, and camping supplies at the on-site camp store.- Indian Boundary Campground
  • The campsite offers shaded and spacious campsites.- Indian Boundary Campground
  • The Indian Boundary Campground is a perfect basecamp for kayaking, exploring the nearby Bald River Falls area, or enjoying the hiking trails along the Cherohala Skyway.- Indian Boundary Campground
  • You'll find sites for both tent camping and RVs.- Indian Boundary Campground
  • The beach area offers a sandy spot to relax in the sun, swim, kayak, or just float around and enjoy the view.- Indian Boundary Campground
  • The swimming area is just minutes from the campsites and also includes a 3.2-mile hiking and biking trail around the lake.- Indian Boundary Campground
  • Enjoy a picnic with the family and a game of volleyball and then cool off in the swimming area, located just a short walk away.- Indian Boundary Campground
  • You'll find multiple areas for a picnic and areas to explore for even just a day trip to the area.- Indian Boundary Campground
  • Indian Boundary Lake offers boating with mountain views and wildlife watching.- Indian Boundary Campground
  • Take the kayak out to explore the lake or enjoy a stroll around the lake on the 3.5-mile hiking and biking trail.- Indian Boundary Campground
  • Kayaks and camping equals the perfect weekend getaway!- Indian Boundary Campground
  • Both hikers and bikers are welcome on the trail.- Indian Boundary Campground
  • Relax in the beach area during a weekend getaway or just on a day trip.- Indian Boundary Campground
Overview + Weather
Family oriented. Access to multiple activities and areas. Swimming. Peaceful mountain setting.
Blue Ridge Mountains, TN
Managed by: 
Cherokee National Forest, Tellico Ranger District
Pets allowed: 
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
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Campground Description

Campground Description


Tucked away in the Tellico district of Tennessee's Cherokee National Forest, the Indian Boundary Recreation Area and campground is one of the most tranquil and impressive spots that you'll find in east Tennessee. Though just a sliver of the 650,000 acres that make up Tennessee's only national forest, there is very little that it lacks, from the 96-acre Indian Boundary Lake that is surrounded by breathtaking mountain views to its central location for exploring hiking trails and waterfalls.

The 87-site campground, complete with electric hookups, water, grills, picnic tables, and more, is the perfect second home as you spend days immersed in the area's activities. Within the Indian Boundary area, you'll find solitude on the 3.2-mile hiking and biking trail around Indian Boundary Lake and while kayaking in its pristine waters. Soak up some sun and enjoy family time in the beach area while floating around, swimming, or playing a game of cornhole. Cookout with friends in the picnic area and play a game of volleyball before cooling off in the lake.

Once you've settled in at camp and picked up last-minute items at the campground store, explore nearby attractions in the Indian Boundary area. Just down the road you'll find Bald River Falls and Baby Falls along the serene Tellico River. Just 2 miles from the campground is the Cherohala Skyway, a 43-mile national scenic byway that stretches from Tellico Plains in Tennessee to Robbinsville in North Carolina. If you're looking to stretch your legs, the 2.5-mile round-trip hike up to Huckleberry Knob starts near mile marker 8 and leads to breathtaking 360-degree views. Once you're finished, head back to camp, get the fire started, and wrap up the day with s'mores and laughter around the campfire.

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