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Elkmont Campground

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National Park Service

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Located eight miles from Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Elkmont Campground is the largest and busiest campground in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, making a great place for camping near Nashville. At an elevation of 2,150 feet, the area enjoys a moderate climate, characterized by mild winters and hot,…

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Individual Campsites: A customer who cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee (not to exceed the total paid for the original reservation). Cancellations for a one-night reservation will forfeit the entire…

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  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.

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  • WiFi
  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Cabins
  • Tent Cabin
  • Equestrian


For Campers

  • Market
  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Reservable
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Big Rig Friendly


109 Reviews of Elkmont Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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  • 76
Megan B.
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2022

Perfect for a nights rest!

It’s a nice place for $25 in a tent! They have restrooms (no showers) and even a sink specifically for you to wash your dirty dishes in. Everyone around us was so friendly too so that was a plus. If you want a drink or candy BRING CASH. They have vending machines but they’re not the ones with a…

Month of VisitNovember
Steph P.
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2022

Generator Free Site B11 Tent only

Elkmont is a massive campground, one of the better ones I've seen in a National Park. We spent 2 nights in B11, it's on the corner of a section, at the bottom of a hill, only has 1 immediate neighbor, which is above you. Good canopy coverage and a little stream runs next to it. Driveway is slanted…

  • View of site from parking spot
  • Stream is beyond the picnic table, neighbor is to right, behind and above tent
Month of VisitJune
Shana D.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2022

Love rustic NP camping!

I love camping inside National Parks! This is a large campground with several loops. There are some great sites along the river, but those are obviously the most popular and hardest to get. That also comes with having lots of neighbors. Other areas of the campground off river are more quiet and…

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Month of VisitSeptember


Elkmont Campground is located in Tennessee

Detail location of campground


From Cherokee, NC: Take Newfound Gap Road (aka U.S. 441) North through the park into Tennessee. Turn left at Sugarlands Visitor Center. Follow Little River Road approx. 4.5 miles. Turn left at the Elkmont Campground sign and proceed 1.5 miles to the campground office. From Gatlinburg,TN: Take Newfound Gap Road (aka U.S. 441) South into the Park. (If coming from Pigeon Forge, take the Bypass into the park.) Turn a right at Sugarlands Visitor Center. Proceed 4.5 miles to the Elkmont entrance and turn left at the Elkmont Campground sign. Go 1.5 miles to the campground office.


434 Elkmont Rd
Gatlinburg, TN 37738


35.65833326 N
83.58222282 W

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