Campsites can be a bit close together, but it's very nice and wooded. We we're lucky enough to get a site next to a small creek. Other sites are near a bigger stream. There are no showers and no soap or paper towels or hand dryers in the bathrooms. Not necessarily a complaint, but a warning. Staff was nice and the small store had camp essentials like firewood.
This park had no entrance fee and had great Ranger run programs and hikes. We hiked to Laurel Falls and it was beautiful, but the real stunner was Clingman's Dome. VERY worth the drive from the campsite (GPS tells you 8 miles, but it's more than an hour drive)
We spent a week in this campground and loved everything. The restrooms were clean. There are no showers or electricity but it is a great campground. We plan to go back next summer!
Had a great time here, the camp host was delightful!
This campsite is in Great Smoky Mountains National Park and is one of the biggest and busiest.
Yay: this is a fairly typical big national park campground in many ways. There is a camp store with firewood (you are required to buy it from an authorized location!). Nice roomy campsites with a lot of plant cover letting you feel like you have a private area. You can hike some trail from right on site. Rangers have almost nightly programming for all ages.
Nay: given the traffic it is well maintained but can still be a little behind in restroom cleanliness. We’ve stayed here many times and how clean the campsite and bathrooms/facilities are can vary a lot. The staff are all excellent though and are happy to hop to it and solve any issues you may have with the facilities. Also bring tons of bug spray! No showers.
Surprise: cool little ghost town nearby for neat photos. Many sites are along an adorable creek (B-teens for example).
Let's face it, it gets HOT in the Blue Ridge Mountains in the summer time and having a spot to cool off at the end of the day is an added bonus when camping. This campground is within the national park and offers well shaded spots for both RVs and tent campers. It's a relatively large campground with multiple loops that helps to spread out visitors so that you don't fell like you're on top of one another.
There are no hook ups for electric and sewer here, nor are their showers. However, there are flush toilets, cold running water and large sinks for you to do your dishes or hand wash a few clothing items if need be. The town of Gatlinburg is also a short drive away from this particular campground. There are water spigots with potable water through the campground.
This is one of the more popular sites within the park and fills quickly (especially the AMAZING sites right along the water). So if you're interested in spending a few nights here, be sure to make your reservations early. There is also a small general store located within the campground.
A perfect way to camp in the Great Smoky Mountains - down in a holler, right by a babbling stream. The sites are paved so you won't camp on rocks or sticks, and there's a small shop there with basic supplies (wood, snacks, etc.) for sale. Love this site, will return!
this is a great campground. Quiet, close to all the major sites in GSMNP! We went 4 days over 4th of July- it rained a lot and was always extremely humid. Bathroom were clean, but oddly, always wet? No showers, or electricity. Great camp store on site for essentials (firewood, ice, personal items). Dish washing sink at every bathroom and bear storeage unit at some campsites if you don't want to store in your car.
Great park operated car camping site with a few primitive sites. Always clean and the only spot to catch synchronized fireflies.
The campground has a wonderful area and the history of the place is amazing.
Busy but nice campground. Over 200 campsites, with small RV and tents mixed in. The best sites are either the walk in tent sites or the creek side sites. No showers, but nice clean bathrooms with cold running water. Great location to be in the middle of the park.