Hiwassee / Ocoee State Park


Rates: $12 — $80 Taxes and fees are not included. Rates subject to change. $5 reservation fee per site is non-refundable.

The Hiwassee State Scenic Rivers’ Gee Creek campground is a haven and a home-away-from-home to many river users. Campsites are more tent-friendly than most. Some of the campsites are close enough to the river to be lulled to sleep each night by the sound of rushing water. An easy walk will lead you along the rivers edge for fishing, nature walks or a brisk dip in the cold waters.

Gee Creek primitive campground has 47 sites, each with a table, fire ring and a grill. There is a fee for their use and the stay limit is two weeks. Public water and a bathhouse containing sinks, commodes, and hot showers are located near the center of the campground. The bathhouse is available to campers at no additional charge.

Gee Creek offers a Group Camp field with 8 separate group campsites. These sites vary in size:

  • Group Site 1, 2 & 7 ($30/night) can accommodate between 10-25 people per site.
  • Group Sites 3-6 ($60/night) can accommodate between 25-50 people per site.
  • Group Site 8 ($80/night) accommodates up to 75 people.
  • Each site is equipped with 2 picnic tables and a fire ring. There is a large field area in the center of these sites that can be used for group activities.

Please keep in mind we are a primitive campground. We do not have hook-ups and cannot accommodate electrical needs. Due to the high number of complaints regarding generators in the primitive campground and in an effort to accommodate all users, we ask that you please limit the use of generators to – only as needed for a short period of time.

Tent camping is permitted along most of the John Muir Trail above the Appalachia Powerhouse. (THIS IS NOT A STATE SCENIC TRAIL, However, IT DOES PARALLEL THE STATE SCENIC RIVER.) It is a USDA FS managed area of the Cherokee National Forest.

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