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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
    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 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
    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 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.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    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 Anderson County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Anderson County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Anderson County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Anderson County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Anderson County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Anderson County Park

    5.

    Anderson County Park

    1 Review
    7 Photos
    28 Saves
    Norris, Tennessee

    196 Acres on Norris Lake 12 short-term RV sites with water and electric hook-up ($30 per night) , 13 non-electrical-sites with water hookups ($20 per night).

    38 Long-term sites ($350 per month) with winter storage option ($150 per month) Group camp with covered shelter, trails, 2 boat ramps, picnic tables, electric and water hookups and grills-must reserve ($60 per night with a $20 deposit that will be applied to the first night camp fee) Two ADA accessible shower/restroom facilities and 2 other bath facilities Dump station ADA campsite-Must have proof of a disabled occupant Security lights at the campground, boat ramp and along shore. Playground equipment Public Swimming Area Boat Ramp for campers only and a public boat ramp Self-guided nature trails Two Pavilions with grills-must reserve ($35 per day) Camping Season March – November

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

    $20 - $60 / 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
    • Cabins
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    Clayton Geneva Memorial Campground

    8 Reviews
    78 Photos
    44 Saves
    Williamsburg, Kentucky

    Thank you for considering Clayton Geneva memorial campground for your camping trip. Please read the entire description including our rules and regulations. Also be sure to view the site map. The gravel driveway to the sites is passable with any vehicle. If you choose to use our alternate parking there will be a hike to your site, appropriately 1/8 of a mile. I can’t stress enough that it is primitive camping, there is a restroom available at the top of the hill. We are inviting you to enjoy a peaceful, primitive camping experience on a spacious plot right on the sandy banks of the Cumberland River. We offer a tree canopy covered, serene spot that offers river swimming, fishing, enjoy a camp fire or just plain nothing but peace and quiet. Each site is equipt with a fire ring. The drive way to the primitive sites is a little lane that wraps around a mountain side that leads to the primitive sites. We do our best to keep up with it however due to the nature of weather, gravity and water it’s a constant chore. Your welcome to hike in to the sites, it’s not mandatory that you driver on down. If you feel comfortable by all means slowly drive directly to your site. If your not sure of the lane please hike to your site. Hikers, Horses and riders welcome, located a couple miles from Daniel Boone National Forrest, seemingly endless trails through some of the most beautiful country. Bring your canoe and kayaks. Located 16 miles from Cumberland Falls State Park. Located 11 miles from Sheltowee Trade Adventure Park. Located 11 miles from Kentucky Splash Water Park. Located 11 miles from Wal-Mart, restaurants and Pilot

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

    $20 - $70 / 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 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 Bear Creek Horse Camp — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Bear Creek Horse Camp — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Bear Creek Horse Camp — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Bear Creek Horse Camp — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Bear Creek Horse Camp — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Bear Creek Horse Camp — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

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    Bear Creek Horse Camp — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

    5 Reviews
    31 Photos
    24 Saves
    Revelo, Kentucky

    Overview

    Bear Creek Horse Camp is located in the Kentucky portion of Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.

    Recreation

    Numerous trails snake through the recreation area, offering mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding for visitors.

    Facilities

    Numerous trails snake through the recreation area, offering mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding for visitors.

    Natural Features

    Big South Fork is located in north-central Tennessee and southeastern Kentucky in some of the most rugged terrain of the Cumberland Plateau. The park encompasses approximately 125,000 acres including rocky gorges and forested plateaus.

    Nearby Attractions

    Just a few miles from the campground is Blue Heron Mine, also known as Mine 18, a historic abandoned mining town that has been rebuilt as an outdoor museum. Visitors can hear audio presentations from actual people who lived in the community in the 1950s.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $35 / night

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