Recreational Campground Information

Chest Frost Park has:

  • Recreational Camping Year-Round
  • Day-Use Areas With Picnic Tables
  • Numerous Boat Docks Used for Fishing
  • Playgrounds
  • Shelter / Pavilion Rentals
  • Shower / Laundry Facilities

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Ideal Camping Location

Chest Frost Park is situated on the shores of Chickamauga Lake and offers year-round camping. There are a total of 228 recreational campsites, which include:

  • Select Campsites:(Waterfront & Inland) Minimum 7 Night stay, Maximum 14 Night stay
  • Waterfront Campsites: Minimum 3 Night Stay, Maximum 14 Night Stay
  • Inland Campsites: Minimum 2 Night Stay, Maximum 28 Night Stay
  • Tent Campsites With Utilities: Minimum 2 Night Stay, Maximum 14 Night Stay
  • Primitive Tent Campsites: Minimum 2 Night Stay, Maximum 14 Night Stay 
  • Walk-Up Sites: Subject to availability day of. Available in person only. 

Other campsite-specific amenities include:

  • 50 / 30 Amp Breaker Service for All Electrical Sites (50 Amp Breakers and Receptacles Are 240 Volt / 20 and 30 Amp Breakers and Receptacles Are 110 Volt)
  • Boat Ramp
  • Dump Stations (See Campground Map)
  • Fishing Piers
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Playgrounds
  • Showers / Restrooms
  • Swimming Area at the Beach: No Lifeguard on Duty - Swim at Your Own Risk
  • Volleyball Equipment on Loan (Must Leave Drivers License Until Equipment is Returned)
  • Wi-Fi

Prices & Availability

Prices and Availability of campsites vary.

Please Visit our Reservation Website or Give Us a Call at 423-209-6894.

Ranger Station Clerk Hours  10 AM - 6 PM ESTCampground Rates

* Citizens qualifying for ANY courtesy discount must occupy the rented site each night and must show proof of qualification at the time of check-in.                                                                    (Examples: Driver’s License, Military ID, DD-214, a letter from Social Security or disabled placard)

The reservation system is not applying discounts at this time. ANY ELIGIBLE DISCOUNTS will be VERIFIED and REFUNDED to the customer UPON CHECK-IN. Apologies for the inconvenience.

A $2.00 NON-REFUNDABLE RESERVATION FEE WILL BE INCLUDED IN ALL RESERVATION TRANSACTIONS.

Age Limit

You must be at least 18 years old or older and have motorized transportation to register for camping.

Campground Rules

Chester Frost Park – Campground – CHECK IN/CHECK OUT

Policies Effective June 1, 2020

Ranger Station Lobby is closed to the Public.

A Clerk or Park Ranger is available daily by phone at 423-209-6894

Please be advised of the following changes:

  • Please STAY in your vehicle upon arrival. A Clerk or a Park Ranger will come outside to you.
  • Have your Photo ID ready to verify the Account Name on your Reservation.
  • You will receive a Reservation Check-In Tag to install on your campsite.

A clip to hang your Tag is located at the panel box on your site (this is new).

CHECK IN TIME is between 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM Daily

  • Please DO NOT arrive early. 

Maintenance staff needs time to address site issues before you set up.

  • Please DO NOT move to another site earlier without a new check-on tag.
  • If you have another reservation extending your stay or moving to another site, we will provide you with a new check-in tag after 12 NOON and before 2:00 PM. Call the Ranger Station if you have not received your new tag by 1PM to relocate. 423-209-6894.
  • If you arrive after 6:00 PM your Reservation Check-In Tag will be installed on your reserved campsite. You may set up prior to 10PM and contact the Ranger Station at 423-209-6894 the next morning after 7am to complete the check-in process.

CHECK OUT TIME is 12:00 PM – NOON

  • Please DO NOT move to another site earlier without a new check-in tag.
  • If you have another reservation extending your stay or moving to another site, we will provide you with a new check-in tag after 12 NOON and before 2:00 PM. Call the Ranger Station if you have not received your new tag by 1PM to relocate. 423-209-6894.

No late departures or extended check-outs are allowed. You may be charged a late check out fee of $20.00 per campsite should you fail to vacate your campsite in a timely manner past the Check Out Time of 12:00 PM NOON.

Upon your departure, drop your Reservation Tag in the mailbox adjacent to the Ranger Station

Click Here for the Complete CHECK IN/CHECK OUT POLICIES

  • QUIET HOURS ARE 10 PM – 6 AM:  No loud music, loud talking, or bright lights are permitted. All children under 18yrs must be on their site by 10 pm.
  • CAMPSITES: Each Campsite requires a registered guest upon Check-In at the Ranger Station.  Each reserved site allows up to 8 persons and may contain one approved camping unit. The site may also contain a tent but no more than three total units. Camping is not allowed on spaces between numbered sites. No Tents allowed on the Grass except on Primitive Sites or Overflow Sites. Stabilizers and jacks must have wooden blocks under each unit when parked on asphalt sites.
  • CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS:  To cancel a Reservation, please call the Ranger Station at 423-209-6894 to speak with a Clerk Monday through Sunday between the hours of 10am and 6pm.

For a Full Refund:

  • 7 Night Sites require 7 days prior to scheduled arrival date notice for full refund
  • 3 Night Sites require 3 days prior to scheduled arrival date notice for full refund
  • 2 Night Sites require 2 days prior to scheduled arrival date notice for full refund
  • 2 Night Sites require 2 days prior to scheduled arrival date notice for full refund

For a Partial Refund:

  • 7 Night Minimum Sites: Cancellations made less than 7 days, up to and including 1 days prior to scheduled arrival date will forfeit the first two-night’s campsite fees per campsite. Remaining balance will be refunded.
  • 3 Night Minimum Sites: Cancellations made less than 3 days, up to and including 1 day prior to scheduled arrival date will forfeit the first two-night’s campsite fees per campsite. Remaining balance will be refunded.
  • 2 Night Minimum Sites: Cancellations made less than 2 days, up to and including 1 day prior to scheduled arrival date will forfeit the first night’s campsite fee per campsite. Remaining balance will be refunded.  
  • Same Day Cancellations: Cancellations made the same day as the scheduled arrival date on any campsite reservation will forfeit the first three night’s campsite fee per campsite.
  • If three or less nights were reserved, cancelling on the scheduled arrival date will forfeit all campsite fees per campsite.

Click Here for the Complete Rules and Regulations for Chester Frost Park Campground.