Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina

Smokemont Campground (NPS Campground)

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina



Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina
Phone: (828) 497-9270

Sites: 138
Recent Rate: $20 6/2015

Latitude: 35.549657970302
Longitude: -83.3097258210182

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers no
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-stream Waterfront Waterfront yes-stream
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

19 Reviews

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LanderWust

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed three days in the F loop at site 44, a great spot with the river running directly behind the site. We got to fall asleep to the sound of running water, which was wonderful. No hookups at any sites. Our Verizon MiFi had no signal, even with a cell booster, but we could get a signal (even without booster) once we left the park and went south into Cherokee. Some issues with barking dogs (which happens in every campground), but other than that noise wasn't a problem - this wasn't a partying crowd like a lot of campgrounds tend to be plagued by on the weekends (the lack of connections and the fact that F loop is an RV only loop probably helps). We camped at Smokemont Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

This is a great jumping off point for exploring the trails - Clingman's Dome is a must!! Getting Internet in the park is impossible unless you climb pretty high and end up in a spot with a clear view, then it's possible to get enough of a signal to do some basic things.

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Veebyes

Review Count: 196
States Visited: 49
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Bad luck on our part. The weather was not cooperative at all. It rained so much we were expecting Noah to come sailing down the creek, which rose to an alarming level over one of the nights there. Beautiful cg. Just a little pricey for dry camping though kept it from a 10 in my rating system. Sites in F loop are large & reasonably spaced. CG roads had some tight spots for a large rig but doable for anything with care. We camped at Smokemont Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Barefootdog

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

Another typical national park campground. Prior to May 15, only walk-in sites are available, however only in Loop B. The more desirable Loop F as well as all other loops are closed until May 15. Loop B contains small sites more suited to tents and small trailers. We were able to find a couple of sites that could accommodate our 30’ trailer but we had to park the truck in a separate spot. In many sites, the picnic table and sitting area is on the street-side of the trailer. No hookups are available. They do have flush toilets which are kept clean. There is a beautiful stream that flows through the campground and flows right by many Loop F sites. Roads and sites are paved. Sites are fairly level; we did not need to use side-to-side leveling blocks. The is a very faint Verizon signal although we could not get an improved signal using our booster and external antenna. Heavy tree cover prevents the use of satellite. We camped at Smokemont Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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campingandtravels.blogspot.com

Review Count: 107
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful park, however definitely not big rig friendly. Yes, sites themselves are large enough, but travel on the campground roads to get to them (and in/out of them) is tough! There is also the issue of low-hanging branches throughout the campground that will brush your RV. Although a nice campground, we will not camp here again and recommend that if you have a >30' towable (FW/TT) or >34' MH, pass on this campground. We camped at Smokemont Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

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pumper9x9

Review Count: 131
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

National Park campground. Loop D are all pull through, loop F is all back in. Roads paved. You can get Wi-Fi and cell service down at the visitors center. Verizion data service works well down here. They have a dump station and water down there. Campground generator hours are 8-8. A nice quiet campground with lots of hiking. There are no showers and only 20 amp hookup available in the handicap sites. Plan on a boon docking dry camp experience. Old peoples pass is $10/night. Use recreation.gov for reservations. We camped at Smokemont Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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oldnctnboy

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

We were here over the Memorial Day weekend. The campground staff were very friendly and enforced the rules. The only issue was the cable was fuzzy and staff tried to fix it. They were unable to but it was the first busy weekend of the year. We camped at Smokemont Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Kokomo

Review Count: 49
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is typical mountain / National Park. Most sites are generous and well shaded. We were in D2, a pull-through facing the stream. There was no Verizon cell or data in the Park. A 9 mile drive to Cherokee provided a solid signal for both. We were here over Memorial Day weekend, and although the Park was full, the atmosphere was friendly. As an activity, we went zip-lining with the Nantahala George Canopy Tour CO, it was GREAT!!! We camped at Smokemont Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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RV Outreach

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Nightly rate is based on the Federal Handicap Access pass rate. This is a very good park! We stayed here for 4 nights and were glad we have 270 watts of solar and 4 golf cart batteries as there are no hookups! It rained everyday and we were in the F section. It was the only section to ever dry out, the others were damp the entire time. We had site F1 and it was nice, partially shaded and allowed morning sun. Beautiful stream you could hear at night, clean restrooms nearby and water spigots so we could resupply using 5 gallon jugs. Construction is still going on and the road to the dump station was often blocked. We will certainly camp here again. We camped at Smokemont Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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The Happy Traveler

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Dry camping only here, but worth every bit if you are seeking a quick outing into the back country.

Pros - Absolutely quiet at night. Everyone turned off their generators. Climate was perfect. Good bicycle riding on the roads, although the speed bumps were a bit of a nuisance. Great hiking trails in the area along many streams and up to waterfalls. Horseback riding offered and the birdlife is phenomenal! Cute historical church located at the entrance. Dump station and drinking water fill stations were very modern and clean.

Cons - No electricity. Also, people tend to walk across campsites as there are no designated walkways to restroom or creeks. Trails can be rugged in areas, so wear boots for the more distant hikes. There are black bears, so food precautions must be taken.

That said, we had no problems with bears during our stay. We did encounter one on a trail, and several other reported bears in pairs near the waterfalls. We would definitely camp here again. We camped at Smokemont Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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User813

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We loved this campground. By reserving early we were able to get a site where our rear window overlooked the stream. The only thing better would have been to have some utilities but it was still very nice. We appreciated someone's advice not to bring a large RV over on 441 from Gatlinburg and not to come across on Hwy 19. Best to stay on Hwy 74/23, excellent road. Don't miss going over the mountain on 441 to Tennessee. We camped at Smokemont Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

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paphil

Review Count: 39
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Had a stream site in the generator loop. Sites are large. Campground was quiet. We camped at Smokemont Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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T Hoch

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

A very nice campground. The only problem we had was interference with low untrimmed branches. The F loop is definitely the preferred place for big rigs. We camped in the D loop and had difficulty turning into and out of our site. We witnessed one camper who shattered the satellite dome on his fifth wheel with a low hanging branch. The camp host was marvelous. If they trim the trees we'll stay here again. We camped at Smokemont Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Scudman

Review Count: 29
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2008 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great place. Sites are large over in the F section. This is dry camping and there are restrooms but no showers. They have a dump station and fresh water available down the road about a quarter mile at the horse stables. There is a nice 6 mile hiking trail at the campground. It is a short drive down to Cherokee for supplies. We camped at Smokemont Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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SargeW

Review Count: 326
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: October, 2008 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

A very nice National Park. Paved sites, lots of grass and trees. Dry camping only, but a dump site is close by. If you are in to campy Indian stuff, the town of Cherokee is close down the road. I would stay here again. We camped at Smokemont Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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4cothscampin

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2008 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice National Park. More rustic if you are use to RV parks. No showers or hot water. Restrooms were clean where we stayed which was in Loop F next to the stream. Great family environment. You can fish, ride bikes, tube and hike. You do have to purchase a Tennessee or North Carolina fishing license to fish in the park. We purchased our licenses on North Carolina's Fish and Game website. Very reasonable price for a 10 day license. We will be back. We camped at Smokemont Campground (NPS Campground) in a Tent Trailer.

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