Lodging & Camping

Welcome to Polk County

Tennessee, a nature lover’s paradise nestled in the beautiful southeastern region of the United States. Known for our scenic landscapes, diverse wildlife, and rich cultural heritage, Polk County offers an array of lodging and camping options to accommodate every type of traveler. Whether you’re seeking a relaxing retreat or an adventurous outdoor experience, Polk County has something for everyone.

Whether you desire an experience in the great outdoors like camping on a mountain top or your prefer the comfort and serenity of a cabin rental on Lake Ocoee, Polk County offers a wide range of affordable lodging accommodations to suit your needs. Your first visit may be a vacation getaway, but we guarantee your heart will stay for life.

Lodging Options:

1) Cozy Cabins: Escape into the tranquility of the Tennessee mountains by staying in one of the many charming cabins available for rent. These cabins are often equipped with modern amenities while still providing a rustic and authentic experience.
2) Bed and Breakfasts: For a more intimate stay, consider a welcoming bed and breakfast offering a homey atmosphere and delicious homemade breakfasts.
3) Hotels and Motels: If you prefer a more conventional lodging experience, there are hotels and motels throughout the area catering to travelers seeking comfort and convenience.
4) Unique: Tired of traditional hotels and seeking a more adventurous and memorable way to spend your vacation? You’re in for a treat in Polk County! Consider a stay in a glamping tent or maybe a Conestoga wagon. How about a camel condo where you can get up close and personal with camels, kangaroos, and sloths?

Camping Options:

1) State Park and National Forest Campgrounds: Polk County is home to several campgrounds in the Cherokee National Forest. From easily accessible Hiwassee/Ocoee State Park on the banks of the Hiwassee River to the remote Lost Creek Campground, there’s something for everyone. All campgrounds are well maintained and include a variety of amenities – fire pits, picnic tables, and restroom facilities.
2) Private Campgrounds: A number of privately-owned campgrounds in the area offer unique features and activities. From family-friendly sites to more secluded and adventurous options, these campgrounds cater to different preferences.
3) Backcountry Camping: For the ultimate nature experience, consider backcountry camping in the Cherokee National Forest. With miles of trails and pristine wilderness, this option allows you to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Polk County.
4) RV Parks: Traveling with an RV? Polk County has several RV parks equipped with full hookups and amenities for a comfortable stay.

Quick Links:

Our Whitewater outfitters generally offer camping on the outpost grounds, give them a call for more info.

US Forest Service / Cherokee National Forest Campgrounds

Click this link to visit Cherokee National Forest Campgrounds

Tennessee State Camp Grounds

Link to Hiwassee/Ocoee Camping