Top Cabin Camping near Fontana Dam, NC

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    Camper-submitted photo from Elkmont Campground — Great Smoky Mountains National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Elkmont Campground — Great Smoky Mountains National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Elkmont Campground — Great Smoky Mountains National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Elkmont Campground — Great Smoky Mountains National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Elkmont Campground — Great Smoky Mountains National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Elkmont Campground — Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    1.

    Elkmont Campground — Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    119 Reviews
    473 Photos
    991 Saves
    Gatlinburg, Tennessee

    Overview

    Located eight miles from Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Elkmont Campground is the largest and busiest campground in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. At an elevation of 2,150 feet, the area enjoys a moderate climate, characterized by mild winters and hot, humid summers.

    Recreation

    The Little River runs through the campground offering visitors the option to camp waterfront. Campers can enjoy high-quality backcountry fishing in the cool waters of the Little River and countless other streams and rivers that snake through the mountains. Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a hiker's paradise, with over 800 miles of maintained trails ranging from short, leg-stretchers to strenuous treks, with a number of those trails easily accessible from Elkmont Campground. The nearby and popular Laurel Falls Trail leads to a spectacular 80-ft. waterfall. Hiking and fishing are not the only reasons for visiting the Smokies: Picnicking, wildlife viewing and auto touring are popular activities. With around 1,500 bears living in the park, it's not uncommon for visitors to spot one. From the big animals like bears, deer, and elk, down to microscopic organisms, the Smokies are the most biologically-diverse area in the world's temperate zone. The park is a sanctuary for a magnificent array of animal and plant life, all of which is protected for future generations to enjoy. The park also holds one of the best collections of log buildings in the eastern United States. Over 90 historic structures, including houses, barns, outbuildings, churches, schools and grist mills have been preserved or rehabilitated in the park.

    Facilities

    The Little River runs through the campground offering visitors the option to camp waterfront. Campers can enjoy high-quality backcountry fishing in the cool waters of the Little River and countless other streams and rivers that snake through the mountains. Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a hiker's paradise, with over 800 miles of maintained trails ranging from short, leg-stretchers to strenuous treks, with a number of those trails easily accessible from Elkmont Campground. The nearby and popular Laurel Falls Trail leads to a spectacular 80-ft. waterfall. Hiking and fishing are not the only reasons for visiting the Smokies: Picnicking, wildlife viewing and auto touring are popular activities. With around 1,500 bears living in the park, it's not uncommon for visitors to spot one. From the big animals like bears, deer, and elk, down to microscopic organisms, the Smokies are the most biologically-diverse area in the world's temperate zone. The park is a sanctuary for a magnificent array of animal and plant life, all of which is protected for future generations to enjoy. The park also holds one of the best collections of log buildings in the eastern United States. Over 90 historic structures, including houses, barns, outbuildings, churches, schools and grist mills have been preserved or rehabilitated in the park.

    Natural Features

    Generations of campers have returned to Elkmont year after year, drawn by the sounds of the river, the tranquility of the forest, and the variety of recreational activities in the Elkmont area. Little River and Jakes Creek run through the campground, offering easy access for fishing or cool summertime splashing. Trailheads for Little River Trail, Jakes Creek Trail, and Elkmont Nature Trail are located adjacent to the campground. Historic remnants of Little River Lumber Company's logging camp and old buildings from the Elkmont resort community offer campers a glimpse of life at Elkmont nearly a century ago.

    Nearby Attractions

    Gatlinburg, one of the Smokies' most famous tourist towns, is located about nine miles from Elkmont and offers organized rafting trips, museums, restaurants, galleries, an aquarium, skiing and more.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Cades Cove Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cades Cove Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cades Cove Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cades Cove Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cades Cove Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cades Cove Campground

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    Cades Cove Campground

    93 Reviews
    529 Photos
    586 Saves
    Townsend, Tennessee

    Cades Cove Campground, located near Townsend, TN, is a fantastic spot for those looking to immerse themselves in the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Open from March 11 to October 31, this campground offers a range of accommodations including tent sites, RV spots, cabins, and even glamping options.

    One of the standout features here is the proximity to the Cades Cove Loop, a scenic drive that’s a hit with visitors. You can expect to see plenty of wildlife, including turkeys, bears, and coyotes. The campground itself is pretty quiet, especially at night, making it a great place to hear the sounds of nature.

    The campground has flush toilets, potable water at the toilet facilities, and a sanitary dump station. While there are no showers or sewer hookups, the convenience of having a camp store on-site makes up for it. You can grab essentials like firewood and ice without having to leave the campground.

    For those who love biking, the campground offers bike rentals, and the loop is perfect for a leisurely ride. If hiking is more your speed, there are plenty of trails nearby to explore. Just be aware that cell service is spotty, so it’s a good idea to bring a book or download some shows ahead of time.

    Visitors have mentioned that the sites are a bit close together, but the overall experience of being so close to nature more than makes up for it. Whether you’re here for a weekend getaway or a longer stay, Cades Cove Campground provides a great base for exploring the Smokies.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Greenbrier Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenbrier Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenbrier Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenbrier Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenbrier Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenbrier Campground

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    Greenbrier Campground

    69 Reviews
    222 Photos
    656 Saves
    Gatlinburg, Tennessee

    Greenbrier Campground TN is surrounded by the Little Pigeon River and offer RV sites, tent camping, RV rentals, cabins, and bell tents. Located only 6 miles from downtown Gatlinburg and 8 miles from the entrance to the GSMNP, we are convenient to all area attractions.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $35 - $258 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg KOA Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg KOA Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg KOA Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg KOA Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg KOA Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg KOA Campground

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    Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg KOA Campground

    53 Reviews
    88 Photos
    274 Saves
    Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

    This KOA campground in Pigeon Forge is perfectly located to take everything the Great Smokies has to offer. Spend the day taking in the local area attractions such as Dollywood theme park, Dolly Parton's Stampede, Wonderworks, or the Old Mill just to name a few. Pigeon forge is bursting with over 70 attractions the whole family will love. Gear up for an adventure of hiking, fishing, biking or driving in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The options here are endless!

    For a home away from home, try our fully furnished Deluxe Cabins or Camping Cabins. Park your RV at our Pull-Thru RV Site with KOA Patio®, all with free cable and Wi-Fi. Pitching a Tent? We have beautiful waterfront sites conveniently situated with picnic tables and fire rings. Whatever accommodation you choose, you can rest assured you will enjoy your stay in this beautiful location.

    Explore our abundant entertainment options such as the NEW Gravity Rail, pan for fossils and gems at our Gem Mine, play at the NEW Playground, rent bikes or play in the zero-entry pool complete with a Rain Tree. There's even a safe place for Fido to play within the Kamp K9® Dog Park. As your day winds down, settle in to watch a movie at the Outdoor Cinema, sit around the Community Fire Pit or relax in the Hot Tub.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Townsend-Great Smokies KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Townsend-Great Smokies KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Townsend-Great Smokies KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Townsend-Great Smokies KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Townsend-Great Smokies KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Townsend-Great Smokies KOA

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    Townsend-Great Smokies KOA

    28 Reviews
    66 Photos
    252 Saves
    Townsend, Tennessee

    Townsend-Great Smokies KOA is a gem nestled near Townsend, TN, offering a fantastic camping experience all year round. This spot is perfect for those who love the great outdoors but still appreciate some creature comforts. The campground sits right by the Little River, providing a serene backdrop and plenty of opportunities for tubing, kayaking, and fishing.

    The sites are well-maintained, with many offering beautiful views of the river. Some even come with private decks and paved patios, making it a cozy spot to relax after a day of adventure. The campground is big-rig friendly, so RV travelers will find it accommodating. Plus, there are options for tent camping, cabins, glamping, and even yurts.

    One of the standout features here is the friendly and helpful staff. Visitors consistently mention how the employees go above and beyond to make your stay enjoyable. The bathhouses are kept immaculate, and there's a handy little store on-site for any necessities or a quick ice cream fix.

    For families, there's a playground and a pool to keep the kids entertained. And if you're into hiking, the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is just a couple of miles away. Spruce Falls is a must-see if you're up for a short hike to a stunning waterfall.

    Bear sightings are not uncommon, so be sure to store your food and trash properly. The campground's laid-back atmosphere and beautiful natural surroundings make it a fantastic spot for a relaxing getaway. Whether you're here for the water activities, the hiking, or just to unwind, Townsend-Great Smokies KOA has got you covered.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Little Arrow Outdoor Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Little Arrow Outdoor Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Little Arrow Outdoor Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Little Arrow Outdoor Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Little Arrow Outdoor Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Little Arrow Outdoor Resort

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    Little Arrow Outdoor Resort

    22 Reviews
    158 Photos
    218 Saves
    Townsend, Tennessee

    Rich history with fresh adventure! Just steps away from the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Little Arrow invites you to take aim at adventure. Our cozy accommodations have been thoughtfully designed with perks like wood-burning fireplaces, plush bedding, and more to meet your unique needs! With RV Sites, Cabins, Glamping Tents, Tiny Homes, an Airstream, and a Vacation Home, escaping to your own wilderness retreat has never been easier! We're passionate about the mountains that surround us and strive to make the most of our stunning environment. From a swimming pool, easy river access, 24/7 coffee lounge, a club house, hiking trail, and exciting activities onsite, your visit will be full of adventure!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $60 - $185 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Riverslanding
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Riverslanding
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Riverslanding
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Riverslanding
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Riverslanding
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Riverslanding

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    Camp Riverslanding

    21 Reviews
    16 Photos
    218 Saves
    Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

    Welcome to Camp Riverslanding, nestled near Pigeon Forge, TN. This spot is a favorite among campers for its prime riverfront locations and top-notch amenities. If you're looking to cool off, the pool is a hit, and the showers are clean and well-maintained.

    One of the standout features here is the riverfront sites. Many visitors rave about setting up chairs right in the water to beat the heat. Even when the campground is bustling, it tends to quiet down nicely in the evenings, making it a peaceful retreat.

    Families will find plenty to keep the kids entertained. There's a large bouncy area and a playground, plus a trolley service that can whisk you into town without the hassle of driving. The bathhouse is often praised for being exceptionally clean, and there's even a laundry area if you need to freshen up your clothes.

    The campground is pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. And if you're planning to stay connected, be aware that WiFi can be hit or miss.

    Overall, Camp Riverslanding offers a great mix of convenience and natural beauty. Whether you're in a tent, RV, or cabin, you're in for a relaxing stay with easy access to the attractions of Pigeon Forge.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $37 - $63 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Black Rock Mountain State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Black Rock Mountain State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Black Rock Mountain State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Black Rock Mountain State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Black Rock Mountain State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Black Rock Mountain State Park Campground

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    Black Rock Mountain State Park Campground

    53 Reviews
    322 Photos
    394 Saves
    Rabun Gap, Georgia

    Situated at 3,640 feet, Black Rock Mountain State Park is Georgia’s highest park and is often home to much cooler weather than the rest of the state, offering relief for much of the year. RVers should check the weather in Clayton, GA before embarking up the steep, winding roads on icy days. With over 50 campsites and 10 cabins in Black Rock Mountain State Park, every kind of camper will find comfort.

    Though the park is named for Black Rock Mountain, it is also home to four other peaks, topping out at over 3,000 ft each. Five different hiking trails can be found within the park, providing access to the diverse wilderness of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Hop on the newest trail, the Norma Campbell Cove Trail, or opt for something more traditional like the Eastern Continental Divide. No matter what you choose, the views are sure to impress.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $30 - $150 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Vogel State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Vogel State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Vogel State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Vogel State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Vogel State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Vogel State Park Campground

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    Vogel State Park Campground

    64 Reviews
    290 Photos
    573 Saves
    Suches, Georgia

    Established in 1931, Vogel State Park stands today as one of Georgia’s oldest state parks. Over 223 acres of land make up this beautiful reserve, known for its extensive selection of trails and crisp, brightly colored forests. Located at the base of Blood Mountain in the heart of the Chattahoochee National Forest, Vogel is especially popular during the fall thanks to the blanket of colors that transform the park’s trees and wildlife. In fact, Red, yellow, and gold leaves cover the landscape of the surrounding hills, mountains, and valleys for months at a time.

    This park is also full of history, with many facilities being constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. To learn about the “CCC” boys and their incredible story, check out the park museum open seasonally.

    The North Georgia Mountains around Vogel were also linked to native tribes for generations before European settlement, and the adventurous individual can still find remnants from their time on this land via the surrounding trails. In fact, there are a variety of trails available, including the 4 mile Bear Hair Gap loop. Bear Hair is easier than other hikes in the area and leads to the Trahlyta Falls, a peaceful set of waterfalls perfect for photo opportunities or a small picnic. More seasoned hikers can undergo the challenging 13-mile Coosa Backcountry Trail, which showcases the regional wildlife and various water features throughout.

    If hiking isn’t your thing, the park’s 22 acre lake is open to non-motorized boats, and during summer, visitors can cool off at the mountain-view beach. Enjoy paddleboarding or kayaking while your family watches you from shore, then finish up with a round of mini golf at the park’s 18 hole course.

    For overnight accommodations, 34 Cottages, 85 campsites and 18 primitive backpacking sites are all available for a reasonable rate.There is also a pioneer campground available for rent, which is perfect for groups and allows campers to see how past settlers would have lived. During your stay, there are 4 picnic shelters available for use, as well as a group shelter and a lake pavilion, which seat 90 and 100 guests respectively. There is also a general store open year round, with Wifi open at the visitor center.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $30 - $250 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Deep Creek Tube Center & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Deep Creek Tube Center & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Deep Creek Tube Center & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Deep Creek Tube Center & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Deep Creek Tube Center & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Deep Creek Tube Center & Campground

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    Deep Creek Tube Center & Campground

    14 Reviews
    76 Photos
    218 Saves
    Bryson City, North Carolina

    16 tents-only sites on the banks of Deep Creek. 10 creekside sites with power and full hookups 16 RV sites with power and full hook-ups 3 sheltered sites with water and electricity 10 big rig sites including 3 pull-through sites with full hook-ups and cable

    A cascading whitewater stream flowing out of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Rippling trout runs, sparkling waterfalls, natural swimming holes, mountain trails lined with wildflowers and a mile of the best whitewater tubing in the Smokies. That's Deep Creek, a family vacation paradise in the Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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