Great Smoky Mountains National Park Campgrounds Locator Map
(click map to open very large locator map of the campgrounds below)


Abrams Creek Campground in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Abrams Creek

Size/Cost
16 sites, $14 per site
Location
Map Marker #1
Reserve
No, first come, first served
  • Located 6 miles down Happy Valley Road off of US-129 on a side road, near the south end of the Foothills Parkway
  • Amenities include running water, flush toilets, fire rings and picnic tables
  • Sites are available for both tents and small RVs - length limit is 12 feet
  • This campground is far from the main park area, but is small and frequently fills during peak visitation
Balsam Mountain Campground in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Balsam Mountain

Size/Cost
46 sites, $14 per site
Location
Map Marker #2
Reserve
No, first come, first served
  • Located at the end of Heintooga Ridge Road, off of the Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Amenities include running water, flush toilets, fire rings and picnic tables
  • Sites are available for both tents and RVs - length limit is 30 feet
  • This campground is far from the main park area, but is accessed from the very popular Blue Ridge Parkway, so it often fills during peak visitation
Big Creek Campground in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Big Creek

Size/Cost
12 sites, $14 per site
Location
Map Marker #3
Reserve
No, first come, first served
  • Located in the Big Creek section, accessed off I-40 at Tennessee Exit #451
  • Amenities include running water, flush toilets, fire rings and picnic tables
  • Sites are available for tents only - no RVs are allowed
  • This campground is far from the main park area, but is small and frequently fills during peak visitation
Cades Cove Campground in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Cades Cove

Size/Cost
159 sites, $20 per site
Location
Map Marker #4
Reserve
May through October, Online
  • Located at the entrance to the Cades Cove Loop Road
  • Amenities include running water, flush toilets, fire rings and picnic tables, campstore, and dump station
  • Sites are available for both tents and RVs - length limit is 40 feet
  • This campground is at the entrance to the insanely popular Cades Cove area, and is almost always full during peak visitation - reserve in advance
Cataloochee Campground in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Cataloochee

Size/Cost
27 sites, $17 per site
Location
Map Marker #5
Reserve
No, first come, first served
  • Located in Cataloochee Cove near Maggie Valley, accessed off I-40 at North Carolina Exit #20 via long gravel roads
  • Amenities include running water, flush toilets, fire rings and picnic tables
  • Sites are available for both tents and RVs - length limit is 31 feet
  • This campground is far from the main park area, but is small and frequently fills during peak visitation
Cosby Campground in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Cosby

Size/Cost
165 sites, $14 per site
Location
Map Marker #6
Reserve
May through October, Online
  • Located off of US-321 in the Cosby section, east of Gatlinburg
  • Amenities include running water, flush toilets, fire rings and picnic tables, and dump station
  • Sites are available for both tents and RVs - length limit is 25 feet
  • This campground is a bit removed from the main park section, but is still likely to be full during peak visitation - reserve in advance
Deep Creek Campground in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Deep Creek

Size/Cost
92 sites, $17 per site
Location
Map Marker #7
Reserve
No, first come, first served
  • Located in the popular Deep Creek area, near the town of Bryson City, west of Cherokee
  • Amenities include running water, flush toilets, fire rings and picnic tables, and dump station
  • Sites are available for both tents and RVs - length limit is 26 feet
  • This campground is in the popular Deep Creek area, and usually fills during peak visitation
Elkmont Campground in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Elkmont

Size/Cost
220 sites, $20-$23 per site
Location
Map Marker #8
Reserve
May through October, Online
  • Located off of Little River Road, 4.8 miles west of Newfound Gap Road
  • Amenities include running water, flush toilets, fire rings and picnic tables, campstore, and dump station
  • Sites are available for both tents and RVs - length limit is 35 feet
  • This campground is the most centrally located on the Tennessee side of the park, and is almost always full during peak visitation - reserve in advance
Look Rock Campground in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Look Rock

Size/Cost
68 sites, $14 per site
Location
Map Marker #9
Reserve
No, first come, first served
  • Located off of the Foothills Parkway near its midpoint
  • Amenities include running water, flush toilets, fire rings and picnic tables
  • Sites are available for both tents and RVs - no length limit
  • This campground is far from the main park area, but sometimes fills during peak visitation
Smokemont Campground in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Smokemont

Size/Cost
142 sites, $20 per site
Location
Map Marker #10
Reserve
May through October, Online
  • Located off of Newfound Gap Road 4.3 miles north of the Cherokee Entrance
  • Amenities include running water, flush toilets, fire rings and picnic tables, and dump station
  • Sites are available for both tents and RVs - length limit is 35 feet
  • This campground is the main location on the North Carolina side of the park, and is almost always full during peak visitation - reserve in advance


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