Tennessee Camping Areas

Thunder Rock

Thunder Rock Camping Area is located in the Cherokee National Forest of Tennessee, offering breathtaking views of the Ocoee River and surrounding mountains. The area is popular for hiking, kayaking, and whitewater rafting, with the Ocoee Whitewater Center just a few miles away. The campground has 37 campsites, with amenities such as restrooms, picnic tables, and fire rings. Reservations can be made in advance, but a limited number of sites are available for first-come-first-serve campers. An interesting fact about the area is that Thunder Rock is a large boulder that was used as a landmark by early Native American tribes and is now a popular spot for rock climbing. The best time of year to visit is during the fall when the leaves are changing colors, with average temperatures ranging from the mid-50s to mid-70s Fahrenheit. Thunder Rock Camping Area offers a peaceful and picturesque escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life, making it the perfect destination for nature lovers seeking a relaxing retreat. Get driving directions.


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