Camping & Campgrounds

Camping & Campgrounds in the Smoky Mountains offer a retreat from the stresses of everyday life.

camping & campgrounds

Camping & Campgrounds

If you’re looking for a great camping area where you are in the heart of nature, Great Smoky Mountains National Park has a variety of excellent campgrounds.  All campgrounds are located on a mountain river; therefore, you will enjoy cool mornings and evenings.  There are also spots for tent camping, spots for campers, and some for RVs.

Camping reservations inside the National Park

Campsites at Cades Cove, Cataloochee, Cosby, Elkmont, and Smokemont may be reserved online or by phone at (877) 444-6777. All other campgrounds are on a first-come, first-served basis.

LeConte Lodge, accessible only by trail
Reservations are required and can be made by calling 865-429-5704, fax 865-429-5705 or

Campground Concessions

The Cades Cove Campground Store and bicycle rental opens April 1st.  From this point, you can ride a bicycle on the 11-mile Cades Cove Loop Road.  This is a one-way road that leads you through some of the most scenic areas in America.  The store provides snack foods with several hot food items. Wood concessions are available at Elkmont, Smokemont, Cades Cove, and Balsam Mountain.


National Park campgrounds

Campgrounds in nearby towns offer tent camping, camper areas, and RV areas.  In addition, some campgrounds even have tiny cabins and others have treehouses.  Most campgrounds have swimming pools and special outdoor activities.  Others have live entertainment and even a chili cookoff!


Smoky Mountain camping. Image courtesy of Imagination Mountain

Gatlinburg Campgrounds & RV Resorts:

Arrow Creek
• Camp LeConte
Greenbrier Campground
Imagination Mountain
Outdoor Resorts at Gatlinburg
Riverbend Campground
• Smoky Bear Campground & RV Park
Smoky Mountain Premier RV Resort
• Twin Creek RV Resort

Pigeon Forge Campgrounds & RV Resorts:

Alpine Hideaway Campground
• Bear Cove Village
Camp Rivers Landing
Clabough’s Campground
• Creekside RV Park
Eagle’s Nest Campground
• Foothills RV Park & Cabin Rentals
King’s Holly Haven RV Camp
• KOA Pigeon Forge
Mill Creek Resort and Campground
Pine Mountain RV Park
• Riveredge RV Park & Log Cabin Rentals
• Up the Creek RV Camp
Walden Creek Campground and Cabins

Sevierville Campgrounds & RV Resorts:

Cove Creek RV Resort
Honeysuckle Meadows RV Park
Ripplin Waters Campground
• Riverside RV Park and Resort
Two Rivers Landing