Smoky Mountain Campground
Nancy C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2021

A beautiful surprise in the desert!

Caution:  Save yourself some time, dust and frustration and enter Smoky Mountain Campground into your GPS and not Castle Rock State Park like we did.  Haha.

We were so surprised when we got to this campground. Private sites.   Clean.  Paved,  not gravel.  Not the most level we’ve been in but totally workable. 

Bathrooms were clean.  Toliets are on one side of the building and individual shower rooms on the other.  All handicapped accessible and plenty of places to put you stuff so it stays dry. 

Also, DARK Skies!!!  A star gazer’s dream. 

Be sure you have gas before Sunday rolls around because the  one station around is closed on Sunday.   The next closest one is 1 hr away.  Speaking of, the Tracys General Store in Almo is really nice.  Gas, Cafe (even offered a vegan burger!) and other general supplies.  Rock City Pizza, just down the way, also has groceries. 

We got caught in 3 different local cattle drives on the roads. It was so cool to watch real cowboys at work.  Oh, and I even saw a jack rabbit! They are a hoot!

  • site 20
  • road leading to the campground
Month of VisitJuly