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..
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.
park trail map in PDF format.