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Camping in Cherokee National Forest


Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee

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1185 Reviews of 293 Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee Campgrounds

Jess The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2021

Small, beautiful campgroud

Really beautiful spot. It's one small loop with around 30 sites, as well as 3 luxury yurts. Very level w/ nice gravel, fire pits & picnic tables. A nice big creek runs behind most of the campsites. There's a playground for the kids and a little fenced in dog park, too (it even has a nice dog…

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Month of VisitAugust
Paul K.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2021

Noisy camp

Campsite was clean and bathrooms were clean. The noise in this campground carries and makes for a restless night. Ok for one night but would not stay again.

Month of VisitSeptember
Katie M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2021

Crowded, But Fine

By the time I got around booking my trip, it was pretty slim pickings within the national park boundaries.

I was fortunately able to snag a few nights here in Smokemont, but was unfortunately placed RIGHT next to the bathroom. While the bathroom is highly trafficked, it actually wasn’t that bad…

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Month of VisitJuly
Katie M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2021

Peace & Quiet

My days beforehand had been spent at Smokemont Campground and Cosby offers a completely different vibe while still camping within the national park’s boundaries.

It was quiet and outdoorsy and definitely did not have the hubbub of Smokemont with campers coming and going all the time.

There are…

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Month of VisitJuly
GThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2021

Great Stay

The road out to the campsite takes a while, but the facilities were well-maintained and the sites were fairly secluded and well spaced out.

Month of VisitAugust
Roland R.
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2021


Nice, clean campground. Used the primitive camping, everything was well taken care of. The rangers are informative and friendly. The employees, the same. Real nice place to stay.

SitePrimitive campsite
Month of VisitSeptember
Elizabeth B.
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2021

Top Notch Fun For All Ages

Campground is very well maintained. Our group was in tents, campers and the only cabin on property. The tent sites are a little tight and fire pits in slightly odd places with proximity to the tent pads. The fire pit grills worked beautifully. The swimming hole was a blessing durning the hot…

Month of VisitAugust
wenpigsfly L.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2021

Beautiful , clean, charming and.. QUIET!!!

Beautiful and convenient camp near Smoky Mountain National Park. River access for tubing on property, great swimming hole. Little things like the staff cleans every campsite before guests arrive. We watched the staff every morning zip around to make sure everything is tidy. River was low but we…

Month of VisitSeptember
Cosmo D.
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2021

55 and over campground

This is a awesome chilling place if you are Looking for a wonderful peaceful place this is for you no bicycle van and no kids yelling a beautiful goes stream you can see it have your coffee in the morning or Glass some wine late in the afternoon

Month of VisitSeptember
Evan G.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2021

Great place to stay

This is by far my favorite camp ground that I've been too. This place is top notch, very well managed and maintained.

They offer a wide variety of camping from tents to rental rvs and they even have a nice little swimming area. The main campground is on an island, the place is very quiet and…

Month of VisitAugust
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2021

Great last minute stay

We showed up last minute and we’re able to secure a site. Toilets/ wet baths are available, and the water was hot. There was a trail right across from our site that lead out to a scenic view of the water, is kayak accessible.

Month of VisitAugust
Myron C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2021

One of the Better Shelters along the Appalachian Trail

I have stayed at this shelter a few times, and it has not changed much the last three or four times I went. The main difference was the time of year and the ability to see past the trees. During December when I went, you can see much more than I could this time because of the foliage. Another great…

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Month of VisitJuly
Myron C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2021

Great Campground for Trout Fishing

Years ago, my wife and I stayed at this campground in a cabin beside Raven Fork River.  If I’m not mistaken, the one we were at this time was either the same cabin or one close to it.  It is perfectly situated beside the river.  There are several types of cabins (Kamping Kabins) with various…

  • One of the many trout ponds
  • The bath house was under construction.
  • Many of the fisherman left their marks at the trout pond.
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Month of VisitAugust
EThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2021

Relaxing with my copilot :)

A beautiful place to relax in peace. My copilot Artemus and I enjoyed this beautiful gem which was a last minute first pick while in the area. Can’t wait to return, best experience yet. Brunch Sunday was beyond amazing!! Thank you:)

SiteFirst one out the door to the office/ snack , supply area. Perfect !!
Month of VisitAugust
Diane H.
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2021

Relaxing weekend

Had a great site where everyone was quiet and very friendly. No power but water was nearby for use. Hosts very very nice and stopped by to say hello! Can’t wait to return!

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Month of VisitJuly

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