9.2 Excellent
     
Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Smoky Bear Campground

Gatlinburg, Tennessee


4857 East Parkway
Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738
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Sites: 56
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 35.762837383684
Longitude: -83.302277326584

Elevation: 1948' (approximate)
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 yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • 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
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • 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 yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • 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 ?

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98 Reviews

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

This place is very nice, and quiet. A little pricey but understandable because of the area. Swimming pool was great, and they have some supplies in the camp store, including ice. We camped at Smoky Bear Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
21
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The campground owners have a paper to give you (on arrival) giving you area suggestions such as their favorite hikes, drives, and restaurants. We used this info and it was spot on. We booked a 3 night stay, and if we visit the area again I'd stay here for sure. There's a large grocery store towards town, but close to their CG are small shops and BBQ joints. Golf course about 3 miles away, Max Patch about an hour away.

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

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice and clean facility. Staff is very friendly. Park does have WiFi and cable (some, like 8 channels). We camped at Smoky Bear Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
27
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice quiet well kept grounds. We were on lot 24 in the back corner so we had little road noise. Lot was nice size, very shady. Several lots are all gravel. Staff was very pleasant. Nice store with gifts and supplies. We were escorted to our site and directed where to back in and shown all hook ups. Site was long enough to park our truck in front of our fifth wheel with no problem. It was a rather long drive to Gatlinburg from the campground, then you had to fight traffic to get through town. We went to see the sights not shop, and the heavy traffic every day got old quick. Very few TV channels but what we had was good. Overall, it is a very nice campground. Staff really seems to take good care of the place and their customers. 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
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is very clean and well maintained. The hosts are very friendly and helpful. The spaces are a little tight, but workable. The sewer connection at our site was so far back, we would have driven over the drop-off if we had backed up that far. We dumped at a pull-thru site before leaving. The only real bad thing was the wi-fi; it only worked about 25% of the time. Best time was early morning, so it could be that as more people used it, the weaker it got. They need a repeater at the bath house. 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
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

If you like Mexican food, No Way Jose's in Gatlinburg is very good. Also, Dixie Stampede in Sevierville is lots of fun and lots of food.

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Review Count: 88
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 25

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

Pricing was $45/night less 10% Good Sam discount plus tax. We ended up about $46/night. Reservation and check-in process were professional, efficient and friendly. Signage from the street is good. We hooked/unhooked in front of the office. The entire property slopes so we felt it best to unhook first. All hook-ups worked perfectly. We were able to obtain Verizon cell, Sprint Mifi and DirecTV signals. Our pull-through site was level. There is a pool and hot tub but they were buttoned up for the winter. There is slight road noise but not enough to be annoying. There were a few pieces of small trash (plastic tie wrap, cigarette butt, candy wrapper) in our site but I wouldn't say our site was "dirty". Campground wifi didn't work for us. We had a decent stay - nothing especially good and nothing especially bad. If returning to the area, we would be open to staying here again but might explore other options first.

Our biggest disappointment (not the campground's fault) is how far the CG is from area attractions. The number of miles might not seem like much on paper but when you factor in the extent of traffic in the area (both in/around downtown Gatlinburg AND in/around the Smokes), the extra miles to/from the CG was a bummer. There is another CG closer to town with a Trolley Stop in front of it that might be more convenient. We camped at Smoky Bear Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
45
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Downtown Gatlinburg is very touristy - think t-shirt shops and candy shops. Moonshine tasting is fun. It's $5/per person then they give you a $5 off coupon if you purchase something. Great Smoky Mtn Natl Park is a total cluster. There are lots of cars and lots of traffic. Wish the Park Service could find a solution such as running shuttles. However the Smokes are beautiful and a must see. Buy the $1 trail map to help plan your hikes. Start VERY early and beat the crowds (at least on the way in).

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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $52.00
Overall Rating:      

Campgound outside of Gatlinburg, approx 20 mins. on 321 to town....We requested a pull thru site and were told there was a mix up and we had to get a back in...our request was over a month old??? Our site was spacious #14 back in, surface was gravel, all utilities worked, some shade, but not too much.....Campgound was clean, bathrooms spotless and the host was friendly and pleasant to deal with. Campground is located off 321, which can be noisy. We camped at Smoky Bear Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Plan to make a trip to the artists community on 321 before you get to Gatlinburg...Well worth the time...In addition take the back route to see Roaring Forks Motor Nature Trail, 321 to Roaring Fork Road, on the left before you get to Gatlinburg proper, or stop light #8 in Gatlinburg, you will be surprised.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

Campground was beautifully maintained and staff was incredibly friendly and helpful in all regards.

Pull thru sites were very nice, as were some back-in's, but other back-in's were very close together. As another review here mentioned, there are lots of trees so some back-ins could be a little tricky. Our only problem was the traffic noise.

Be aware that sites #2 thru #13 back right up to busy route 321! When we booked our reservation we were going to be on site #18, off the road, but arrived to find we had been moved to site #5 - a tight back-in smack on the road. We were told the owner has the right to move reservations to where she see's fit, which I guess is her prerogative as the owner, but it made us pretty unhappy. Sites are about 6 feet above the road but that did nothing to lower the noise level. We didn't even use the fire pit because it just was too unpleasant to sit outside due to the traffic noise. Had a 4 night reservation and left 2 days early due to the lack of peace and quiet. The staff was very understanding and even gave us a refund on the two nights we didn't use - which we appreciated.

SO! Smoky Bear is a beautiful little campground with an outstanding staff, but if you want some peace and quiet don't reserve a site on the road side and hope you're site isn't changed before you get there. We camped at Smoky Bear Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Hungry Bear BBQ down the road on 321 is a can't miss if you love good BBQ! Small, unassuming building which does more carryout than sit-down (only has about 6 tables), but best ribs we've ever had.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

We were fortunate to get the last spot in the campground. It was a little tight, especially the car, but staff very helpful getting us comfortable. The owner and staff were excellent and helped with ideas in visiting Gatlinburg. The campground was well maintained. Pool and hot tub were already closed for the season. We camped at Smoky Bear Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

It was a 29 minute drive to Gatlinburg and Smokey Mountain National Park. Both were extremely crowded.

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Review Count: 102
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $51.00
Overall Rating:      

Quaint Campground. Not that large, but adequately spaced sites. Peaceful location. Friendly host. We camped at Smoky Bear Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Plan on staying more than one night. We plan to return someday.

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Review Count: 115
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

On the plus side, the park is very clean and the hosts are extremely friendly and helpful. There are lots of trees, which makes for a pleasant feel but it makes satellite access tricky. On the downside, the spaces are very close together, not level, and tree limbs overhang the sites so the roof of the RV gets scraped as you pull in... they need to do some trimming. As for value, location I guess justifies the high rent, which is commensurate with other RV parks in the area. The 12.75% lodging tax (not under their control) makes it even a bit more burdensome. We camped at Smoky Bear Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
47
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

In some places you look for things to do in the RV park you are at. In this place, you look for an RV park convenient to the various tourist attractions in the area, of which there are an inexhaustible number!

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

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

Owners very helpful and friendly. We had problems with our tow dolly and they lent us the wrenches needed to fix. Back in sites were gravel which was a little hard to walk on but other than that everything was great. Would definitely stay there again. We camped at Smoky Bear Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
15
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 8

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: 4

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: 1

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: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

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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