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Old Forge Campground

Greeneville, Tennessee

Old Forge Campground

Old Forge Campground Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Old Forge was the site of an iron forge in the early 1900s. Iron was melted and made into tools for use on the logging railroad that extended up to Cold Springs Mountain. Men cut the timber by hand with crosscut saws then transported the logs via horse or mule before loading them onto trains at the railroad. Talk about hard work! That makes it all the more ironic that this is a recreational site now. It doesn’t take much effort nowadays to have a good time at this campground, which was revamped exclusively for tent campers.

The natural setting is appealing. Old Forge is set in a flat along Jennings Creek, which tumbles into numerous falls and pools, some large enough for a swim. Overhead is a mix of hardwoods along with white pine, hemlock, and a little rhododendron. The Forest Service built a wooden fence around the campground with handsome archway entrances."

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Trail Information

Greeneville
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
10
Campsites
Mid-April to December
Season
Swimming, Fishing, Hiking
Additional Use
Waterfalls
Features
Local Contacts
$7
Fees per Night
Vault toilet
Facilities

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