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Indian Boundary

Campground or RV Park

The Indian Boundary Recreation area is the crown jewel of the South Zone of the Cherokee National Forest on the Tellico Ranger District. This family oriented campground offers a beach, picnic area (with grills), a picnic pavilion at the beach and a 3.2 mile trail around the lake that is fantastic for hiking or bicycling. The 96-acre Indian Boundary Lake is a popular destination for lake anglers casting their lines for bass, sunfish and catfish. The 85-site campground has electric hook ups, water faucets throughout the campground, grills, picnic tables, and lantern posts. Modern restrooms add to the comfort of visitors in this natural setting. A new dump station will also be a plus to visitors. There is a campground store that provides visitors with bread, ice, milk, ice cream, and other camping supplies. Spectacular mountain views, glimpses of wildlife, and a peaceful setting await visitors who come to Indian Boundary.

Services & Amenities: Within Facility

  • Bike Trail

  • Boat Launch

  • Boating

  • Campground Store

  • Electric Hook-Up

  • Electrical Plug On Site

  • Fishing

  • Hiking Trail

  • Picnic Tables

  • Ranger Station

  • Restroom

  • Showers

  • Swimming

  • Volleyball

Within 10 Miles

  • Canoeing

  • Fishing

  • Kayaking

Open from April 19th through November 2, 2011. Gate opens at 6 AM and closes at 10 PM.

Reservations can be made from 5 to 180 days in advance by calling 1-877-444-6777 or online at Sites that are not reserved are open to first-come, first-serve customers.

Pavement Type for Parking: Main road is asphalt, Campsites are graveled.

Dump Stations: Yes

Fire Information: There are accessible fire rings at each campsite.

Hookups - Electric Yes. Sites 1-71 are 20/30 amp breakers; Sites 73-91 are 50 amp breakers.

Hookup - Sewer: No

Recreation areas with activity Swimming: Want to take a break from the heat? You can wade or swim into 8 feet of water at IBRA's swim beach! Please note that there is no life guard at the beach.

Lake and Pond Fishing

Loop A of Indian Boundary Recreation Area offers an accessible fishing pier for fishing in Indian Boundary Lake.

See website for more information:

Driving Directions

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
35.40167, -84.10722

From Interstate 75 - take Exit 60, turn south on TN 68 for approximately 30 miles. In Tellico Plains, turn left on TN 165 (Cherohala Skyway) for approximately 17 miles. Turn left onto FR 345. Follow signs in to Indian Boundary Recreation Area.

Maximum Campsite Spur Length

Maximum camper size 26 feet.

Number of Camp Sites

85 (Sites #69 and 75 are not accessible)


Nightly Fee

$20, electric included. Day use fees for beach, picnic area, & picnicking in the overflow campground are $3 per vehicle. If camping at IBRA, there is no additional day use fee. Senior Pass & Access Pass receive 1/2 off


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