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Davenport Shelter

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National Park Service

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Shelter on the Appalachian Trail at the North Carolina / Tennessee border.

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2 Reviews of Davenport Shelter

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Lynn G.
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2017

Amazing shelter but NOT car camping

**This is a beautiful shelter on the Appalachian Trail. The trail from the parking lot to the shelter is at least 3 miles, so this is a true backpacking trip. The shelter is both logs and stone, lots of personality. It sleeps at least 10 people. There’s a great fire pit, nice water spigot nearby,…

Art S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2016

Davenport Shelter on the Appalachian Trail

Coming upon Davenport shelter we decided to eat a snack and rest up. The shelter has a cage around it to keep out the bears. (They all did in the smokies until people started feeding bears to coax them to stay for photos. Then the bears showed up to much. It was like a reverse zoo. Now the fences…

  • It's a green tunnel area to hike in
  • The last caged shelter remaining on the AT in the Great Smokies


Davenport Shelter is located in Tennessee


35.76930073 N
83.1234004 W

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