Cherokee Dam Campground is located in Jefferson City, TN, on the upstream south side of the TVA Cherokee Dam. Adjacent to the campground is Cherokee Lake where there is a large public boat ramp, a day use & swimming area with picnic tables and a pavilion. The pavilion may be reserved for a nominal fee, and is available first come when not reserved. The campground has a total of 44 camp sites, excluding the 5 primitive, all the sites have electric and water hook up with 4 sites meeting ADA guidelines. Most all of the campsites in the campground have beautiful lake and mountain views. The entry roads into the campground are paved and most campsites are level with gravel parking pads. Each campsite has a picnic table and fire pit/grill. The campground bathhouse has warm showers and flush toilets. An additional bathhouse is presently being installed and is expected to be in operation by summer 2015. A dump station is located in the campground at no charge for those who are camping. Recreational activities in the area are abundant. The campground location is approximately an hour’s drive to the popular tourist spots in the Smokey Mountains, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Townsend and Knoxville.

Cherokee Dam Campground has a dedicated web site with more information on fees and services here.

For 2016, some seasonal sites for Cherokee Dams and Pickwick Dam will be available by lottery.   The lotteries will be Sunday April 3, at 10 am Cherokee Dam and Pickwick Dam.  Please bring drivers license number and tag number for recreational vehicle.  Only one site per family.

In late 2014, Recreation Resource Management (RRM) won a competitive bidding process to operate this and five other TVA campgrounds.  Further information on this transition can be found here.

Address: 2805 North Highway 92, Jefferson City, TN 37760

Directions:  From Jefferson City, TN, head west on 11E, then Right on 92N, go 4.8 miles to the Dam & Campground entrance. From Interstate 40, Exit 417 to Highway 92, follow it north to the Dam & Campground entrance.

For additional information, please call: 865-361-2151, you may also view pictures on Facebook and read about updates for the campground.

For Pavilion Rental: Click here

Campground Information



Welcome to the new camping season! We are officially open. Come on out to see us. If we can assist you in any way call 865-361-2151 ... See MoreSee Less

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Cherokee Dam Campground is now closed for the winter. You will be able to make reservations for the 2017 camping season after March 1st. The manager's, Dallas & Toni Jones will be off duty until March 1st, 2017. ... See MoreSee Less

It's that time of the year when the camping season comes to an end. The manager's and staff at Cherokee Dam Campground would like to thank all of our campers for a wonderful season. We've made many new friends along with those who come back each season. As a reminder to all our visitors, the campground will be closing on November 15th and reopens on March 15th, 2017. We are looking forward to our third year as manager's of the campground and hope you visit us again next year along with some new folks. Happy Holidays to all!
Manager's, Dallas & Toni Jones
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For anyone interested in long term camping next year (2017) there will be a lottery drawing held in the campground on Saturday,
October 22, 2016 at 10:00 am. Only specific sites may be camped on long term, there is a minimal number of sites available. The rate for long term is $425 per month, this includes your electric & water. Long term camping requires a two month commitment stay and payment at the time of the drawing.
Note: The posted newspaper ad reflects 2016 sites, it should read 2017 sites.
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