Standard (tent/RV)
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Abram's Creek Campground

Abram's Creek Campground is located in a relatively remote area of Great Smoky Mountain National Park. The secluded setting offers visitors the ability to enjoy a multitude of recreational activities like hiking and fishing, without the crowds, which are sometimes common in other areas of the park.


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. Hiking is not the only reason for visiting the Smokies: Fishing, picnicking, wildlife viewing and auto touring are popular activities.

The Abram's Creek area features many hikes from the campground and nearby Abram's Creek Ranger Station. Hikers can access Abram's Waterfall via the Little Bottoms Trail, approximately 8 miles round trip. The Park advises against swimming at the falls due to severe undercurrents. Several drownings have occurred at these falls. Several loop hikes are available for the hiker that does not wish to retrace his/her steps.

Chilhowee lake is located off of US-129 and is less than 10 miles from Abram's Creek Campground. Visitors can canoe, kayak and fish in this lake surrounded by majestic mountains.

Campers can enjoy high-quality backcountry fishing in the cool waters of the countless streams and rivers that snake through the mountains. Anglers will agree that some of the best trout fishing in the area can be found along Abram's Creek. Fly fishing is particularly good during spring months when aquatic insects hatch in large numbers.

Wildlife viewing is a popular pastime, and with around 1,500 bear living in the park, it is not uncommon for visitors to spot one. The park is a sanctuary for a magnificent array of animal and plant life, all 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.


Abram's Creek Campground offers a traditional outdoor camping experience with the added convenience of flush toilets and drinking water. There are no hookups or showers at the campground. Hiking trails and fishing streams are easily accessible from the site.

Natural Features

At a 1,125 foot elevation, Abram's Creek Campground provides a moderate climate, characterized by mild winters and hot, humid summers. Beautiful Abram's Creek flows beside the campground offering the camper the peaceful sounds of rippling water.

Nearby Attractions

Nearby attractions include US-129 (aka "The Dragon"), Foothills Parkway, Chilhowee Lake and Cades Cove

Charges & Cancellations

 • If you plan to arrive at a date later than your arrival date you MUST contact the campground office 865-448-4103 in order to avoid a cancellation to your reservation. If you wish to cancel your reservation the day of your arrival you MUST contact the campground office 865-448-4103 in order to receive a refund.

• Rules and reservation policies can be found at

ADA Access: N

National Park Service
Drive In
Walk In
No ADA Access
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
No Sewer Hookups
No Showers
Trash Available
No Water Hookups
Abram's Creek Campground is located in Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee
35.6111 N
-83.9325 W
Get Directions
There is no street address for this campground North: From I-40 take US-129/Alcoa Highway through Maryville, TN. Continue South on US-129 until mile marker 14.3 (Foothills Parkway exit). Proceed .5 miles beyond Foothills Parkway turning left onto Happy Valley Road. Turn Right onto Abram's Creek Road passing the Abram's Creek Ranger Station. The campground is approximately .5 miles beyond the ranger station. South: Continue North on US-129 where US-19/74/129 split, heading towards Robbinsville, NC. Near mile marker 14 in Tennessee turn Right onto Happy Valley Road (about 05 miles before the Foothills Parkway). Turn Right onto Abram's Creek Road passing the Abram's Creek Ranger Station. The campground is approximately .5 miles beyond the ranger station.
8 Reviews of Abram's Creek Campground
Hidden gem

As close as it is from popular hikes and vistas, its a hidden beauty. Pretty typical site but still worth visiting

Hidden Gem

Nice quiet little campground. Nice level camp sites, each with a fire pit/grill. Make your reservation well in advance because this spot fills up quick. Nice to have a flushable bathroom nearby. Our family has been camping this spot for years and now that it’s part of the state park, they have made some nice improvements. Access to several hiking trails, including one to Abrams Falls. Float the river and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Private, calming area for camping!

The campground itself was smaller than I anticipated. Sites are close to one another, but arranged great. My family of 5 had plenty of room for two tents, chairs, picnic tables, etc. Bear proof garbage cans are in the middle of the campgrounds for easy access. Some campgrounds are directly on the creek which provides fishing and swimming next to the site. Bathrooms were always clean and are a short walk from the sites.

First come first served

Great out of the way campground with a nice river. But very few sites and is first come first serve. So if you don’t get there early you are SOL.

Cozy campground

Even though its a small campground, we were able to get a site, but I've hiked through in the middle of summer with no availability. Its cozy enough you want to go meet your camping neighbors. Not all the sites are on the water, bur one can hear the water from all the sites. There is easy access to trailheads to the backcountry.

Edge of GSMNP

Nice falls nearby,

Abram's Creek- the best way to end a hiking trip

I absolutely loved this area! We were in a two night hiking trip and decided to drive to Abram's for our last night. We will be coming back! I'm excited to return and do the hikes around the area and come back to my comfy site on the water. So beautiful!

First to Review
Great Rugged & Scenic Area

We love the Abrams Creek area of the Great Smoky Mtns. National Park. It is scenic & wild so you feel like you've really gotten away from it all.