Learn about camping and boondocking in Tennessee

Boondocking in Tennessee!

Boondocking in Tennessee is mostly found within Cherokee National Forest in the eastern part of the state and Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area in the western half. There are no BLM lands in Tennessee. The Army Corps of Engineers offers some free campgrounds at its reservoirs. There is also free camping at some of the state’s wildlife management areas.

Tennessee Boondocking Map

This Tennessee Boondocking Map contains locations of free boondocking and free campgrounds where bloggers and YouTubers have produced detailed reviews. Click on a map marker to access their reviews…

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Tennessee Boondocking Maps

Where to Camp for Free in Cherokee National Forest

Updated: March 29, 2024

Cherokee National Forest offers many places where you can camp for free. Tennessee's most popular national forest is filled with...

Places to Camp for Free in Tennessee

Tennessee State Camping Laws and Regulations

Tennessee Rest Area Rules

Updated: April 3, 2024

How long can you stay at a rest area in Tennessee? Is overnight parking allowed at Tennessee rest areas? Is...

Federal Lands in Tennessee

Cherokee National Forest, Camping Rules

Updated: March 29, 2024

These official camping rules and regulations for Cherokee National Forest were gathered from Orders and documents issued by the Supervisor...