Cherokee National Forest: Lost Creek Campground, Reliance, TN
Lost Creek Campground is pretty much out in the middle of nowhere in the Cherokee National Forest. It is a 6.8-mile drive down unpaved Lost Creek Rd. If you are looking a secluded primitive campground, it doesn’t get much better than this.
The site we stayed at would be perfect for going with some friends. The site next to us was situated close, to almost suggest a double site. Whatever your intention for camping here, you will find something suited for you.
The middle sites here almost seem defunct. It doesn’t appear that they really get much use. However, they do have everything needed to make camp. It just seems that the creekside spots are the most used. With good reason, they are spectacular!
The Benton MacKaye Trail runs adjacent to the campground and you can do a 6 mile out and back to the Hiawassee River. You can also hike on the Big Lost Creek Trail south as well, which shares track with the BMT.
Lost Creek Campground is an awesome place for some peace of mind. Our trip here was spectacular. The creekside sites are definitely the way to go. The sites in the middle would be better suited for a group camping situation. All of the sites are a little close together, but we were there on a Sunday and Monday with little traffic.
- 15 campsites
- 8 Creekside
- 7 Middle
- Fire rings with grills
- Lantern poles
- Picnic tables
- Tent pads
- Vault toilets
- Benton MacKaye Trail access
- No fee
Click the pin for directions.