Standard (tent/RV)
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
No Pets
Drinking Water
About #29 Ottercreek
National Park Service
Walk In
Hike In
No ADA Access
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
No Firewood Available
No Market
No Pets
Phone Service
No Picnic Table
No Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
No Showers
No Toilets
No Trash
No Water Hookups
No WiFi
#29 Ottercreek is located in Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee
35.7295 N
-83.2535 W
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2 Reviews of #29 Ottercreek
No Flat Spots...Not a One

Not sure the previous reviewer actually stayed at this campsite or not, but there are no flat spots at all. There are only two spots where you can even think about anything larger than a one person tent. The only spot that’s remotely close to being flat is a spot steps from the trail and pushed up against very tall vegetation. It’s very much sloped (I constantly slide down my pad all night) and narrow. They sell ten permits I think…I assure you there isn’t room for more than 6-8 people at best in this hillside.

The setting is outstanding however if you can deal with the lack of camping spots and get over that. What a beautiful evening as the final rays of sun shown through the tree leaves and into the valley around you. You sit about half up the valley overlooking a beautiful creek. As darkness hits you will be surrounding by a million fire flys. It’s a great spot, but you’ll be uncomfortable for sure.

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Campsite #29

This campsite is right next to the river with several waterfalls. Bear hooks are provided with serval flat spaces to place a tent. Be prepared to dig your own cat-hole for bathroom use! There are two fire rings available for use. If you hike from Cosby campground along snake den ridge trail be prepared for a very steep and difficult climb! It is all uphill with many false summits.