Thunder Rock Campground

4.00 out of 5
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Campground Description

Located just north of the 1996 Olympic Site, behind TVA Powerhouse Number 3, Thunder Rock Campground is nestled along the banks of the Ocoee River. There are two trailheads in the surrounding area - Thunder Rock Express and Dry Pond Lead with parking available at the Campground entrance (no fee for hikers). Many whitewater rafters and kayakers often enjoy this campground. For the hiking and biking enthusiasts the Tanasi Trail system that adjoins the Ocoee Whitewater Center is a short hike or drive from the campground. Open April - Nov.
Contact: US Forest Service
Posted by: Jeff Barber on December 14, 2012
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    Campground Activities

    Kayaking, whitewater rafting, fishing, mountain biking, hiking.

    Campground Amenities

    Flush and Vault Toilets, Showers

    Reservation info

    $20 for electric site (1 site). $12 for single site (37 sites). $15 for group site (1 site, 20 people maximum).

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    Q: Respectfully my hiking partner and I plan to hike the BMT in Sep/Oct 2014 and would like to mail our resupply boxes to the Thunder Rock Campground, if possible. Please provide the details on how to accomplish this (e.g. address, hours for pickup, phone #, etc.). Thank you. Tom Fuller -Guest

    A: Thunder Rock does not have a physical address, so it is not an option to have a package sent there. The White Water Center would be your best bet if they will let you have the package sent there, however, they are closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. Good luck on your journey.

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    Reviews of Thunder Rock Campground

    Reviewed by Jeff Barber on October 27, 2015

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    Excellent location beside the Ocoee River. Nice and flat campground loop with a decent number of sites plus showers and flush toilets. The rocks on the southern side of the campground are fun for kids to climb on and the tree cover is excellent. The only ding for this campground is the proximity to the highway--noise can be a little annoying, though fortunately you can't see any of the vehicles.
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    Thunder Rock Campground 4.00 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 1 user reviews.

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