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RV, Campsites and Camping in the
Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Visit the Great Smoky Mountain National Park

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The National Park Service maintains developed campgrounds at 10 locations in the park. They are Abrams Creek, Balsam Mountain, Big Creek, Cades Cove, Cataloochee, Cosby, Deep Creek, Elkmont, Look Rock, and Smokemont.

Each campground has restrooms with cold running water and flush toilets, but there are no showers or electrical or water hookups in the park. Each individual campsite has a fire grate and picnic table.

During summer and fall, sites at Elkmont, Smokemont, and Cades Cove may be reserved. For reservations call 1-800-365-2267 (park code GRE). Reservations are accepted only for May 15-Oct 31. Sites may be reserved up to five months in advance. All other campgrounds are first-come, first serve.

No more than six people may occupy a campsite. Two tents or one RV and one tent are allowed per site. Maximum stay during summer and fall is seven days. Maximum stay during the off-season is 14 days. Pets are allowed in campgrounds as long as they are restrained on a leash or otherwise confined at all times. Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Park campgrounds are located in areas frequented by bears and other wildlife. All food, coolers, utensils, stoves, etc, must be stored out of sight in a closed vehicle when not in use. Do not throw food scraps or packaging in fire rings. Feeding wildlife is prohibited.

Abrams Creek
16 sites, elevations 1,125 feet, maximum RV length 12'.

Basams Mountain
46 sites, elevations 5,310 feet, maximum RV length 30'.
Open May 16 through October 13

Big Creek
12 sites, elevations 1,700 feet, NO RV's.
Open March 14 through October 31

Cades Cove
161 sites, elevations 1,807 feet, maximum RV length 35'.
Open year-round.

Cataloochee
27 sites, elevations 2,610 feet, maximum RV length 31'.
Open March 14 through October 31

Cosby
157 sites, elevations 2,459 feet, maximum RV length 25'.
Open March 14 through October 31.

Deep Creek
108 sites, elevations 1,800 feet, maximum RV length 26'.
April 4 through October 31

Elkmont
220 sites, elevations 2,150 feet, maximum RV length 32'.
Open March 14 through November 30

Look Rock
92 sites, elevations 2,600 feet, maximum RV length 35'.
Open May 16 through October 31

Smokemont
140 sites, elevations 2,198 feet, maximum RV length 27'.
Open year-round

for more information or reservations
call 1-800-365-2267

 

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