RV Parks & Campgrounds

Chilhowee Recreation Area Campground US Forest Service

4.6 Stars 4.6 - 7 Reviews  $
(423) 338-3300
Benton, Tennessee


All year

Total: 78, Max RV Length: 70 ft

Water, Tents, Picnic Tables, Restroom, Dump Station, Showers, Campfire


May 17, 2023 - reviewed by Ricky
5.0 Stars   
Beautiful place and the drive in was amazing! Apple Maps tried to send us up from Benton but that road is closed to rv’s so I called the ranger and he said he was glad that I had heeded the sign. Several rv’s had been rescued by tow trucks on that road. Verizon cell service has from 1 to 4 bars at different times and locations in the park. We streamed YouTube.

June 23, 2021 - reviewed by Poppy99
5.0 Stars   
Worth The Trip
Steep and curvy going in all 7 miles. Some of the locals will push you and pass you. If you are going the speed limit (30) you are going too fast. Loved the hikes and overlooks. We were in loop A and most campsites are paved, roomy and shaded. You have to get your water from the spigot around the camploop but it is good quality. You have to bring your wood since you cannot get it there. Beautiful area beautiful lil lake. June '21

May 17, 2021 - reviewed by Miguel D
4.0 Stars   $20
Great CG
Stayed 2 nights on a weekday at loop b. Very quiet, nice hiking for all levels. Almost 30 min climb on a very narrow and steep road. Bathhouses are a little run down and in need of a remodel. Staff seemed nice. $15 with pass included 30a or 50a hookup. There is a Verizon antenna nearby so was able to stream videos at 4G speeds.

May 5, 2019 - reviewed by Brian
5.0 Stars   $20
Great place to camp! This campground can accommodate everybody from tent campers to larger RVs and trailers. We got our 33' travel trailer in with no problem. Camp hosts are great too. A great place to relax with nicely spaced sites and very adequate facilities. Highly recommend. Just make sure you tow vehicle is up to the task of a 7 mile long uphill pull and the braking going back down.

August 14, 2018 - reviewed by Fritz
5.0 Stars   
Love This Place!
Pulled our 35' 5er up the hill without problem. Nice view of lake from overlooks along the road. Good spacing between sites, great hike to waterfall from campground.

June 10, 2017 - reviewed by Jim
4.0 Stars   
Road to campground steep and windy but worth it when you get there. Secluded and shady campsites. Great hiking trails. 30 foot 5th wheel was tight trying to get in to site but once in was a very good size. Fall there is beautiful.

June 26, 2016 - reviewed by Charles
4.0 Stars   
Really liked this campground, limited facilities however....would camp here again...long road up the mountain

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