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Elkmont Campground

Smoky Mountain National Park, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
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  • Great Smoky Mountain National Park
    2.4 km
Reviewed 20 August 2016
Wonderful and primitive campground
We just spent 7 nights camping at Elkmont. Relatively few... more
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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We just spent 7 nights camping at Elkmont. Relatively few campers this time of year. I'd guess only 25% occupancy right now. We were at site M6 which backed up to the creek. Very nice. My 3 boys enjoyed playing in the creek. We also had our dog with us. All we could hear was the creek. Very quiet. No...

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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

This was a great campground! The riverside sites are especially nice, but all of them are spacious and beautiful. The rangers were very kind and helpful, and we had short drives to some great hikes (Laurel Falls, Meigs Creek Gap). There's also a little camp store with some essentials that are easy to forget to pack! :) I would definitely...

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Hazel Green
Reviewed 15 August 2016

It's got everything you need, including a well stocked store just in case you forget something-- the staff is friendly & they even have a few walk up sites that are great for picnics & day trips :) it's one of the best places to catch the synchronous fireflies in late May-mid June too.

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1Thank Douglas35
Lakewood, IL
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Our site had a small stream running thru it! And an owl that "hoo"d thru the night and visited us in the morning. The staff was friendly and helpful, the site was clean and full of butterflies, birds, and salamanders. We were sad to leave. For OUR safety and the safety of the bears, I was grateful that the staff...

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1Thank Hchip00
Reviewed 1 August 2016

I have been camping at Elkmont all of my life, as a kid with my parents, with my own kids, and now with my grandkids. I have noticed lately and inconsistency in the enforcement of the rules. Last year when they changed the rules to only "approved firewood" I invested in a propane fire pit only to find that it...

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1Thank Bob M
SEYMOUR
Reviewed 31 July 2016

If you've researched, you know by now that there are only 10 campgrounds in the GSMNP, that you can drive to and camp."car camping".(The others are accessible by hiking into the backcountry.) Among these Elkmont is the largest, and also the busiest. There are numerous sites along the water, some made only for smaller campers, and some for tents only....

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1Thank Beefseeker
Meridian, Mississippi
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

The boys and I really enjoyed our night camping out here. The camp ground is very clean and offers a small camp store. We were right on the river and our spot was beautiful. There are also hiking trails available and they have an old ghost town you can walk through. We will be back.

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maryville, tn
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We just spent 9 days at Elkmont. The campground was wonderful as always. This was the first time that we used the handicap site for my wife's CPAP machine at night. Everyone was great to come by to make sure that everything worked well for us and even the ranger came by to make sure we had all we needed....

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1Thank smokymountainlovers
Lakeland, Florida
Reviewed 14 July 2016

The Autumn in Elkmont Campground, in October 2015, a camping vacation. Was absolutely Beautiful! Colorful trees & Beautiful weather. The weather was in the mid 70's during the day and low 50's at night.

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Thank Ken K
Tennessee
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Love going to Elkmont, sites are well taken care of .I also enjoy that even if it's busy you can still find solitude. Water is great for hanging out and keeping cool!! And if you forget something they have it at the camp store very reasonably priced. The only bad thing is the price of wood. My favorite place to...

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Address: Smoky Mountain National Park, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Region: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Gatlinburg
Number of rooms: 220
Also Known As:
Elkmont Campground Hotel Gatlinburg
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“Book well in advance for the best sites (esp in the fall season)”
  • Sunlight breaking across the camp.
 of 5 bubbles , 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The best sites are away from the road leading into the campground.”
 of 5 bubbles spaghetti2, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“it's a campground”
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 of 5 bubbles Tennessee50plus, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Book early- get the map of campground to pick site near water for best view or up the hill during firefly event”
 of 5 bubbles Douglas35, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Sites are all pretty great.”
 of 5 bubbles 365milissag, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
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