Top Horse Camping near Farragut, TN

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Are you looking for a place to stay in Farragut with your horse? Camping with horses is a beautiful way to experience nature. These scenic and easy-to-reach Tennessee campsites are perfect for your horse camping excursion.

Best Equestrian Sites Near Farragut, TN (15)

    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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    1.

    Cades Cove Campground

    93 Reviews
    529 Photos
    588 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 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

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    Elkmont Campground — Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    119 Reviews
    473 Photos
    997 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 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

    3.

    Townsend-Great Smokies KOA

    28 Reviews
    66 Photos
    254 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 Gee Creek Campground — Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Gee Creek Campground — Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Gee Creek Campground — Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Gee Creek Campground — Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Gee Creek Campground — Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Gee Creek Campground — Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park

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    Gee Creek Campground — Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park

    29 Reviews
    100 Photos
    69 Saves
    Delano, Tennessee

    Welcome to Gee Creek Campground, nestled in the Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park near Delano, TN. This place is a gem for families and nature lovers alike. The campground is right on the north bank of the Hiwassee River, offering some pretty sweet views and easy access to the water. If you're into kayaking or whitewater rafting, you're in luck—this area is famous for its world-class rapids.

    The campground itself is pretty straightforward. You've got your basics covered with drinking water, showers, and toilets. Each campsite comes with a concrete picnic table, a fire ring, and a lantern post. No electric hookups here, so be ready to rough it a bit. But hey, that's part of the charm, right?

    Families will love the playground and the fairytale story walk. There's also a nature trail that loops around the park, perfect for a leisurely hike. If you're into fishing, the river's right there, and there's a boat launch for easy access. Firewood is available at the visitor center, so no need to haul your own.

    The campground is pretty open and flat, which makes it easy to set up camp but also means you might hear your neighbors. It's a trade-off, but the spacious sites and the natural beauty more than make up for it. Plus, the rangers here are top-notch—friendly and always ready to help.

    So, if you're looking for a family-friendly spot with plenty of outdoor activities, Gee Creek Campground is worth checking out. Just don't expect total solitude; this place is popular for a reason.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $35 - $85 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Toqua Beach Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Toqua Beach Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Toqua Beach Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Toqua Beach Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Toqua Beach Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Toqua Beach Campground

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    Toqua Beach Campground

    2 Reviews
    12 Photos
    26 Saves
    Vonore, Tennessee

    Toqua Campground has Premium RV sites, Standard RV sites, and Primitive Cabins. All RV sites are full hookup.

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

    $49 - $69 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Panther Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Panther Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Panther Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Panther Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Panther Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Panther Creek State Park Campground

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    Panther Creek State Park Campground

    18 Reviews
    37 Photos
    111 Saves
    Talbott, Tennessee

    Welcome to Panther Creek State Park Campground! Nestled near Morristown, TN, this spot is a gem for anyone looking to escape into nature without straying too far from civilization. The campground is open all year and offers a mix of tent and RV accommodations, making it a versatile choice for different camping styles.

    One of the standout features here is the variety of trails. Whether you're into hiking, mountain biking, or horseback riding, there's something for everyone. The trails might not be marked as well as some would like, but that just adds a bit of adventure to your trek. Plus, there's a fantastic disc golf course and easy access to the lake for boating and fishing.

    The campground itself is compact but packed with amenities. You'll find clean, private bathrooms with hot showers, and even a laundry room. The sites vary in size, so make sure to check the lengths before you reserve. Some sites come with sewer hookups, which is a nice perk for RV campers. And if you're into campfires, you'll love the fire pit area near the upper pavilion—perfect for small gatherings.

    Safety and cleanliness are top priorities here. The park is well-patrolled, and the facilities are well-maintained. There's even a small store nearby for any last-minute supplies you might need. And if you're an early riser, the visitor center opens at 7 AM.

    Wildlife is abundant, so keep an eye out for deer, raccoons, and even the occasional wild turkey. Just remember to secure your food—those raccoons are crafty! Whether you're here for a quick stopover or a longer stay, Panther Creek State Park Campground offers a peaceful, activity-filled retreat.

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

    $26 - $42 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Tsali Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Tsali Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Tsali Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Tsali Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Tsali Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Tsali Campground

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    Tsali Campground

    12 Reviews
    10 Photos
    162 Saves
    Almond, North Carolina

    Enjoy mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing, motorized boating, kayaking or camping at Tsali Recreation Area, all located within steps of Fontana Lake. Follow the Trail. The Tsali (pronounced “SAH-lee”) Recreation Area’s four-loop trail system has become a popular destination for mountain bikers and horseback riders. It is best known as a challenging mountain bike course. The Right Loop , rated moderately difficult, offers 13.9 miles of single track, with shorter 4- and 8-mile loops possible. The Left Loop , rated moderately difficult, is 11.9 miles of single track with views toward the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Fontana Lake. The Mouse Branch Trail , rated moderately difficult, is 8.7 miles of single track and includes old logging roads. The Thompson Loop , rated moderately difficult, is 7.3 miles of single track. Hikers may travel the trails on any day, but mountain bikers and equestrians–the primary users–are kept separated by alternating days on the trails. Be sure to follow the trail schedule: Jan./Feb./March/April/June/Sept./Nov./Dec. Right Loop and Left Loop: Horses – Tuesday , Thursday, & Saturday Mountain Bikes –Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday Mouse Branch and Thompson Loop: Horses – Monday, Wednesday, Friday, & Sunday Mountain Bikes – Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday May/July/August/October Right Loop and Left Loop: Horses – Monday, Wednesday, Friday, & Sunday Mountain Bikes – Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday Mouse Branch and Thompson Loop: Horses – Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday Mountain Bikes – Monday, Wednesday, Friday, & Sunday There is a per-person day use fee for trail use. Fees can be paid at either the Tsali Bike or Horse Trailheads. Sleep under the Stars. Open early April through October, Tsali Campground offers 42 campsites on a first-come, first-served basis. Many sites accommodate small RVs, but no hookups are available. Each campsite has a picnic table, fire ring and lantern post. Accessible flush toilets, hot showers and drinking water are available. Campers pay fees at the campground fee station. Get in the Water. Fontana Lake offers flatwater paddling and motor boating. One boat launch is located at Tsali, while another is located nearby on FR 2553 at Lemmons Branch. Ample parking is available at either launch. Fishing is permitted year-round, and anglers will find some of the best fishing for walleye in the state. Anglers can also catch black bass, crappie, catfish and white bass. Check out the brochure.

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

    $10 - $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Bote Mountain Campsite 18 — Great Smoky Mountains National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Bote Mountain Campsite 18 — Great Smoky Mountains National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Bote Mountain Campsite 18 — Great Smoky Mountains National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Bote Mountain Campsite 18 — Great Smoky Mountains National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Bote Mountain Campsite 18 — Great Smoky Mountains National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Bote Mountain Campsite 18 — Great Smoky Mountains National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Young Branch Horse Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Young Branch Horse Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Young Branch Horse Camp
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    Camper-submitted photo from Young Branch Horse Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Young Branch Horse Camp

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    Young Branch Horse Camp

    1 Review
    8 Photos
    8 Saves
    Tallassee, Tennessee

    Young Branch Campground is situated near Citico Creek. It is one of Cherokee National Forest's two horse campgrounds. Visitors enjoy horseback riding, hiking, fishing and rafting. Recreation Young Branch is situated near the Little Citico Horse Trails, a system of more than 15 miles of trails that mostly follow old Forest Service and logging roads, along ridgelines and over creeks. Citico Creek offers plenty of fishing and rafting opportunities. Facilities This primitive campground has seven accessible, equestrian campsites available for reservations. Each site is equipped with a picnic table, grill and lantern post. Vault toilets are provided. No water or electric hookups are available. Horses may drink from Citico Creek. A corral and 25 horse stalls with feeding bins are provided. Horses must be kept in the corral, stalls or in trailers and are not permitted in campsites, tied to trees or in the grass. Manure must be placed in provided manure bins before departure. Natural Features The campground is set in a densely wooded area about 100 yards from Citico Creek, within the Cherokee National Forest in eastern Tennessee. The forest stretches from Chattanooga to Bristol, along the North Carolina border. Cherokee is Tennessee's only national forest. It covers 650,000 acres in the heart of the Southern Appalachians and is home to more than 20,000 species of plants and animals, as well as many rivers, creeks and lakes. Elevations range from 750 to 5,500 feet. Nearby Attractions Vonore, Tennessee is approximately 20 miles from the campground and makes for an interesting day trip for its rich Native American archeological history. The town contains the nearest telephone, gas and food. ADA Access: N

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • Tents
    • Equestrian

    $15 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Riverside RV Park & Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Riverside RV Park & Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Riverside RV Park & Resort

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    Riverside RV Park & Resort

    2 Reviews
    3 Photos
    28 Saves
    Sevierville, Tennessee
    • Electric Hookups
    • ADA Access
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian
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