Campgrounds Near Ducktown, Tennessee

Campgrounds Near Ducktown, Tennessee
Ducktown, Tennessee, is a small town nestled into the far southeastern corner of the state. Surrounded by rugged mountains, the Cherokee National Forest forms a semi-circle to the north, east and west of town. That places Ducktown at the center of a number of opportunities for hiking and fishing, and there is a mix of public and private campgrounds in the area where not even one big RV can be found.

Slyco Campground

The Slyco Campground is part of the Cherokee National Forest's 8,358-acre Big Frog Mountain Recreation Area, which offers 35 miles of hiking trails. The campground has 12 sites, each with a picnic table, fire ring and lantern post. It is serviced by vault toilets, but otherwise has no facilities. That includes garbage cans, as Slyco Campground operates on a "pack it in, pack it out" trash policy. The campground is less than 10 miles due west of Ducktown.

Sylco Campground
Copperhill, TN 37317
(423) 338-3300

Thunder Rock Campground

Another Cherokee National Forest Campground, Thunder Rock is located in the Ocoee River Recreation Area on the banks of the river. The campground has a trail head for the Tanasi Trail system. Offering 42 camp sites, Thunder Rock is serviced by a shower house and water taps. However, despite the presence of the showers, the facility has vault and not flush toilets. Thunder Rock accommodates trailers and pop-up campers, and is located roughly 8 miles from Ducktown.

Thunder Rock Campground
3171 Hwy. 64 E.
Benton, TN 37307
(423) 338-3300

Jonica Gap Campground

Situated less than 15 miles from Ducktown and in the area where Tennessee, North Carolina and Georgia come together, Jonica Gap Campground is a private facility that serves tent and pop-up campers only. It has 36 sites, some of which have water and electrical hookups. All campsites come with a picnic table and a fire ring. The camping facilities at Jonica Gap include a shower house, camp store with firewood sales and courts for volleyball and horseshoes. A creek runs through one side of the property, and a pair of private fishing ponds have been dug out of it. As the ponds are private, no Georgia fishing license is needed to fish at the campground.

Jonica Gap Campground
1412 Haygood Road
Mineral Bluff, GA 30559
(706) 374-5465

Article Written By Edwin Thomas

Edwin Thomas has been writing since 1997. His work has appeared in various online publications, including The Black Table, Proboxing-Fans and others. A travel blogger, editor and writer, Thomas has traveled from Argentina to Vietnam in pursuit of stories. He holds a Master of Arts in international affairs from American University.

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