Interested in camping near the start/finish at Hiwassee Ocoee State Park? You have two options at the park's Gee Creek Campground. You can camp in a designated campsite with a picnic table, fire ring and grill. Or you can camp on the group camp side which is open-field camping. Both sides have access to a large bathhouse with sinks, commodes and hot showers. The side with designated campsites is closer to the bathhouse, and the group camp side will be closer to all the action!

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- Reservations for the event require a two-night stay (both Friday and Saturday). 

- The campground does not offer RV hookups or electricity.

- Because this is a primitive campground, generators are not allowed.  


$16-$19 per night + $5 park fee

To reserve an individual campsite, simply call the reservation office at Hiwassee Ocoee State Park @ 423-263-0050, tell them that you're coming for the gravel bike race, and request a specific campsite using the number designations on the map above (e.g. A12).


$15 per night

To camp in the group camp area Friday & Saturday nights April 29th & 30th, use the form below. If you want to camp in the group camp area longer than April 29th & 30th, please call the reservation office at Hiwassee Ocoee State Park @ 423-263-0050.




Policy Regarding the Use of Generators

Please keep in mind that this is a primitive campground. We do not allow the use of generators.

Firewood Policy
Only Certified Heat Treated Firewood is allowed to enter the state park. Please help us to protect Tennessee's state parks and forests. See for more information about invasive forest pests. You may also go to to find a vendor who sells Certified Heat Treated Firewood.

General Campground Policies
Please note that check-in time for camping is 4:00 pm. Check-out time is 12:00 pm.

Camping rates are for up to 6 persons per campsite with exceptions made for immediate family. For groups larger than 6, please reserve additional campsite(s).

Camping and the use of trailers or other camper units is permitted only at designated location.
Within designated locations, the pitching of tents or parking of trailers or other camper units is permitted only at the sites.

The installation of permanent camping facilities is prohibited. Also, the digging or leveling of the ground at any campsite is prohibited.

Camping equipment must be completely removed and camping sites cleaned by campers before departure.

Quiet shall be maintained in all campgrounds between the hours of 10:00 pm and 6:00 am.

The gathering of wood for use as fuel in campgrounds or picnic areas shall be limited to dead material on the ground, except where such gathering is prohibited by the Park Manager by the posting of appropriate signs.

Golf carts are only allowed on the paved roads within the campgrounds. Anyone operating a golf cart in the campgrounds must have a valid driver's license.

Maximum stay for camping is 14 days.

Proof of ADA eligibility must be presented at check-in prior to occupying an ADA designated site. Failure to present proof of eligibility could result in the cancelation of your reservation.

Campground Reservation and Cancellation Policies
Nightly campsite fees are based on location, season, and site amenities. Fees are subject to state and local taxes and are subject to change. Advanced reservations are available prior to arrival, and may be made up to 1 year in advance. There is a non-refundable $5.00 Advanced Reservation Fee per campsite that provides for managing the reservation system at Tennessee State Parks.

Individuals requesting to rent overnight accommodations must be eighteen (18) years of age or older. A parent or an adult must accompany children or individuals under the age of eighteen years. Valid identification may be requested and/or required by park personnel for verification of age.

Reservations may be cancelled up to and including 30 days prior to the scheduled arrival date with a full refund of all campground fees - minus the $5.00 advanced reservation fee.

Cancellations made less than 30 days prior to arrival date will forfeit all fees paid.

To cancel an individual designated site reservation, please call the reservation office at Hiwassee Ocoee State Park @ 423-263-0050 during regular business hours.

To cancel a group camp site reservation, please email

Cancellations may not be made online, via voicemail or via social media.

Refunds to credit/debit cards can take up to 10 days.

Guests that do not occupy their reserved site by 12:00 noon the day following the first nights' reservation will forfeit all fees and the reserved campsite may become available for other guests. If you do not intend to occupy a reserved site on the first reserved night, contact the park so that we can hold the site for you, or assist you in making other arrangements.

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