Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  Interactive campground map for Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Interactive Campground Map
Welcome to the Great Smoky Mountains Interactive Campground page. The Great Smoky Mountain section is currently under construction.

The potential for a great camping experience is highly likely at Great Smoky Mountain National Park. This park offers a wide array of drive-in campgrounds for you to choose from, ranging from the small and simple to the large and complex.

Like with many other National Park campgrounds, signing up and paying for your site is simple. Walk up to the campground entrance registration center, fill out the form, insert your money, tear off your portion of the envelope (receipt) then deposit the envelope in the collection box. You then place your receipt on your campground stake (usually this has your site number and a clip). Also, there may be camp office's in Great Smoky Mountain National Park campgrounds which would require you to pay up front. Campgrounds in Great Smoky Mountains operate on a first come, first serve basis. From May 15th to October 31st, family or group campsites at Cades Cove, Cosby, Elkmont and Smokemont can be reserved. Call 1-877-444-6777 to make your reservations.

You cannot bring wood from Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Ontario and Quebec into Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Fires are only permitted in grates, and you can only use downed wood which is dead.. All pets must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet in length. Quiet hours are from 10 PM to 6 AM. Generator hours are from 8 AM to 8 PM. users are limited to 7 consecutive days in one site during the warm season, and 14 days during the cold season. All food must be kept in trunks and sealed containers such as coolers. Great Smoky Mountains National Park has many black bears..

Backcountry Camping:

Great Smoky Mountains National Park has an extensive rule system for backcountry users. Backcountry permits are free and can be picked up at Abrams Creek ranger station, Cades Cove campground office, Elkmont campground office, Greenbrier ranger station, Cosby campground office, Big Creek ranger station, Deep Creek campground office, Fontana Marina, Twentymile ranger station, Oconaluftee visitor center and Sugarlands visitor center. You can also make reservations for some of the backcountry sites and park shelters. You do this by calling the Backcountry Reservation Office at (865) 436-1231, from 8 AM to 6 PM.

Download the park trail map in PDF format.