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Lost Creek Road
Benton, Tennessee
GPS: 35.159134, -84.469048
Elevation: 979'
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Public - Forest Service (USDA) (Official)

The road in is Gravel and 7 miles from a paved road. Lost Creek Campground is open Year Round. There are 6-15 campsites at this location. You may stay 14 Days at Lost Creek Campground.

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Submitted by Anonymous. Last update on May 31, 2016

Lost Creek Campground is located along the banks of Big Lost Creek. This primitive campground offers remote camping and is surrounded by dense forest and creeks. Lost Creek Campground is open year round. Sites are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. While staying at Lost Creek, campers can enjoy fishing in Big Lost Creek ( note: special regulations are in effect for fishing in Big Lost Creek

From Highway 64 - Turn on to Highway 30, go 6 miles and turn right on FR 103, it's 7 miles on a 10mph gravel road to the campground.

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Dave Viets
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NOT primitive

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Reviewed December 11, 2017

That is not primitive camping. I drove out there to check it out. Like any forest service camprground...metal rings for fires...concrete picnic tables...tent "squares" site next to another...bathrooms...parking area...only thing that is similar to primitive is the lack of a fee.
Not bad, but NOT primitive.

Stayed here with a passenger vehicle and a tent.

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Joined 1 year ago

Secluded in shady woods, reasonable accommodations, and a beautiful creek.

Reviewed September 16, 2016

This is a good campground most of the time. On holidays and hunting season it's usually full. During summer, it gets busy on weekends if it isn't too hot, but during the week it's uncrowded, often empty. During winter it's usually empty most of the time.
The roads can be a bit rough at times, especially if they haven't graded it for awhile.
Big rigs can make it but, the long drive in is tedious, and the sites aren't laid out well enough to accommodate them. I wouldn't recommend anything over 20-22 feet.
Most people don't get a phone signal at all. there is no water or electric available, but there are tent pads, fire rings, and picknick tables and decent vault toilets, There are trash cans available too. the creek is cold and clear, being mountain fed. I use it for cooking and cleaning, but not for drinking unless boiled. There is a hiking trail next to camp, the Benton Mackeye I think?
There are other (dispersed) tent sites along the roads here, you just have to drive along and look for them. I've camped here many times and will again.

Stayed here in a Passenger Vehicle. backwoods88 would stay here again.

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Not worth the drive on that horrible gravel/boulder road.

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Reviewed May 31, 2016

The gravel road going in was in pretty bad shape. There is no place to pull over when meeting another vehicle head on, which is really bad when you are towing a trailer. There should be reservations for this place, as after we arrived, it was completely full. When you are doing less than 10mph on the gravel road for 14 miles (7 in and 7 out), it was a big waste of time to find out it was full.

The campsites are so small and close together that there is no peace or privacy. Really sad considering it is so remote. You drive all that way and then would not have a nice camping experience.

Stayed here in a 16 foot-long Trailer (RV). DMC would not stay here again.

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Reviewed January 11, 2015

I spent a week there during bear hunting season. Nice free campground on Big Lost Creek. It has a clean vault toilet, trash cans, tables, fire pits and lantern rings.

I think there was 15 marked sites. Off of Hwy 64 you turn on Hwy 30. Its a very curvy paved road. About 7 miles you'll see the sign for Lost Creek. Another 7 miles of gravel mountain road is camp. It's not bad as far as potholes. A few the first mile is all. There was a Class A that pulled into camp while I was there so it's possible.

Stay on 30 and you come out in Benton for shopping or go back to Ocoee.

I can see this campground very fun in the summer.

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