9.3 Excellent
     
Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Smoky Bear Campground

Gatlinburg, Tennessee



Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Phone: (865) 436-8372

Sites: 56
Recent Rate: $44 7/2016

Latitude: 35.762837383684
Longitude: -83.302277326584

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

Review Details

Ratings overview

82 Reviews

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

Place was perfect easy to pull into your spot, great pool and hot tub cable and wifi. Flowers planted at each lot. The owners were so helpful with car rental and suggestions on places to eat and see in Gatlinburg . If you are going to go to Gatlinburg this RV park is a must ! We camped at Smoky Bear Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Caver's apple orchard good home cookin. Greenbrier before you get into town great atmosphere and good food sugarland to try some moonshine in downtown . The aquarium is a must so well done great city !

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

Very clean, quiet except for some traffic noise, away from hordes of tourists and small enough to be very homey. The staff all go overboard to make your stay comfortable and pleasant. We camped at Smoky Bear Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Great access to Great Smoky Mountains Nat'l. Park.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We were looking for a place away from the downtown crowds. This is the place. The campground is well maintained, to say the least. Spotless would almost be a better way to say it. We had plenty of room for our 5er. The owner was friendly and very helpful with advice about local events. We needed mechanical work done and she guided us to a gem of a mechanic. I would recommend this to friend or family and for sure would stay here again. We camped at Smoky Bear Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
24
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Very friendly staff. Gave me a information sheet on stores,food, sites, etc. The park is cozy small and kept in immaculate condition! We had a cement pad pull-through site with full hookups. Sites are wide and paved road is easy to navigate. We requested a site where satellite could be set up, works great. Wi-Fi worked well.

We came in mid October to see the fall leaves turn color and we're not disappointed. Would come back again. We camped at Smoky Bear Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
43
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent park near Smokey Mtn. National Park. We were in site 13, very large, level, also very close to noisy highway. We will stay again, but all visitors should be cautious of the busy highway when turning East out of the RV park. It is a short run on a relatively steep hill hiding oncoming traffic. Look carefully before exiting the park. Highway has lots of traffic, and many are "speeding", creating a potentially dangerous situation. We camped at Smoky Bear Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Site number 13
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

GasNGo gas station, is 11 miles East of the RV park near a large Food City grocery store. Note, prices 30% higher in this tourist town. Good gas prices and lots of room turning by Class A and C towing vehicles. Also, avoid arriving from Knoxville if you have a large rig. Opt to arrive from the NE, down I40, then 321 to the RV park. Gatlinburg is a wonderful little town, but on weekends, a tourist "zoo".

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

Very comfortable, quiet, and clean campground away from the crazy tourist towns. It's the ultimate place to relax and enjoy the beauty of the Smoky Mountains. We were even given an impromptu concert by the concert pianist Rocky Fretz, accompanied by Patrick O'Leary, that was one of the most memorable moments of our trip. The campground owners were very gracious and helpful, even giving us a printout of their favorite things to see and do in the area. We will definitely stay here again when we get back to the Smoky Mountains! We camped at Smoky Bear Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Site 45
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

The road (321) to the campground is a bit challenging for bigger rigs, but it is worth it! Be sure to follow the campground suggestion as to what way to come in.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

Great park! Only about 20 minutes from Galinburg. It's immaculately maintained, everything is neat as a pin. The back-in sites are gravel which is a large type of gravel, not the typical crushed gravel. This was good because it made for good drainage when raining. Pull through sites have concrete pads. Excellent hosts and employees, they even offered to blow the leaves off our hybrid trailer so we would have an easier time packing up. They also take you to your site and help you back in. We will stay there again some time. We camped at Smoky Bear Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
20
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

The "moonshine" sampling in Gatlinburg is a hoot. The "tour guides" make it fun and entertaining. If you are there to hike in GSM, best to hit trail heads as early as possible or right after a rain storm. Trail head parking fills up fast. Great food in Gatlinburg, Smoky Mountain Brewery and Restaurant for good beer, and for breakfast, Crocketts Breakfast Camp. Both close to the park entrance.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground has a lot of positives. Easy to get to (see further comment below), and for a smallish park, interior navigation is good. Shady and quiet. The pool is small but quite adequate (adjacent hot tub's a bonus), a nice little play area for kids, and the bath house is nice, clean and well maintained. We did not utilize the clubhouse or, for a change, cable (I managed to convince the rest of the family we could actually do without TV), so no comment offered there. It was a somewhat tight back-in to site 29, but the site itself was spacious. It was also level (as were others in that immediate vicinity), which, by the way, did not appear to be the case with all sites (it may be just me, but I like to avoid dealing with that if at all possible). It's an easy drive into Gatlinburg. On that note, unless you just enjoy the madhouse that is driving through Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, you'll do well to heed their suggestion to come in from the northeast via US 321.

As is the case with all our camping trips, as we left the premises, I asked my spouse "okay, would you come back here?", and she answered affirmatively. That's what determines such things at our house. We camped at Smoky Bear Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
site 29
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Easy access to Gatlinburg, if that's your thing.

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

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

The staff here were so nice and helpful. The roads are paved and so was our pull through site and they have gravel back ins. plenty of room for our rig and car. There was a valley area by the campsite to run our dogs along with a dog walk area. Very clean and laundry area was so nice. We liked it so much we stayed several days longer. I highly recommend this place. It would have been nice to have a lower rate at this time of year since the spa and pool were not open. They are very dog friendly which we liked. We camped at Smoky Bear Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
41
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 47
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

The owner's son is really nice and hospitable. The pull through spaces are close , but it is a very pretty setting and well maintained. The pool area is small, so we waited until the weekend was over to use it. The laundry room has two washers and dryers that are not high energy. It took hours for our clothes to dry as a result. It could be because it was still pretty humid. I'm only conjecturing because we are from the western US and it doesn't take hours for our clothes to dry. We never used the cable/satellite, so I cannot comment on it, but the location is great. Not too far from Gatlinburg, but far enough that it is peaceful. We would stay here again. We camped at Smoky Bear Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This is probably one of the best parks in the area. So clean and neat. The only thing that kept me from giving them a perfect 10 was the limited cable and the sites were a little tight. Maybe a 9.75? We camped at Smoky Bear Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Campground was very well maintained. Owners and staff great and knowledgeable about the area. HENCE, why you should follow their directions to get there on their website instead of your GPS. The back in spots seems to have more room than the pull through site. If I had any complaint at all it would be that there wasn't a fenced pet area - but not the end of the world for sure. I would certainly stay here again. We camped at Smoky Bear Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a lovely park located east of the tourist insanity of Gatlinburg (i.e., it's quiet) but still close to all the area attractions. The owners are extremely friendly and helpful. They provided us with a very informative list of area attractions, including good descriptions of various hiking trails in Great Smoky Mountain National Park. On our last morning, we had a bad problem with our landing gear as well as a tire issue and they helped us out so we could safely hit the road. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Smoky Bear Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent park and very helpful and friendly staff. Concrete pad. Quite area except for small amount of traffic noise from hay 321. Pool and hot tube close due to October and falling leaves. Only draw back is that it is 10 miles East of Gatlinburg. We camped at Smoky Bear Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

So happy to have found this lovely little campground. As far as I'm concerned the further I could get from tourist-centric Gatlinburg the better. My level, gravel back in site # 29 is wooded in back, preferable to me with my Class B cargo doors that open onto that view. Limited traffic noise and few TV channels, but excellent Wi-Fi. Spotless bathroom and quiet, serene atmosphere. We camped at Smoky Bear Campground in a Motorhome.

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