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From the Smokies to Dollywood, Gatlinburg is a getaway for families and nature lovers.

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Critter Camp

3 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Sevierville, TN
We are in the Heart of it all. Looking for quiet nights and super starry skies? This is the place. We have 1 rescued horses and a donkey. A lynx, serval cat, sugergliders and trained rats from a movie. We are located exactly in the middle between Pigeon Forge, with shows and go karts or Townsend.. with the quiet side of the smokies... tubing, horseback riding, hiking, Cades Cove offers biking and car tours. We are one mile from the foothills parkway entrance and less than 2 miles to a Great Smoky mountains entrance. Our sites offer toilets, potable water, wifi and trash disposal. We are pet friendly, and you are permitted to have campfires (outside of any burn ban). We offer firewood for sale, as well as animal encounters.
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Mountain Soul

3 sites · RVs, Tents87 acres · Sevierville, TN
Want to relax near a crystal clear stream or lay in a hammock next to a waterfall? Hike in the mountains where you are the only one on the trail, build your own shelter or pitch a tent. Mountain Soul can accommodate all this and more. The property is 84 beautiful acres with 3 private campsites 20 minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Explore creeks, waterfalls and mountain views and travel only 5 minutes to a beautiful clear river. We are located only minutes away from the Great Smoky Mountain's and Cherokee National Forest where outdoor adventure surrounds you. If it's Whitewater Rafting or Dollywood or many other attractions you maybe interested in, it's near by. We have plenty of information for attractions and hiking on site. If you want to do the moonshine or wine trail it's all close by. Live music in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, we love musicians and encourage you to bring your instrument.  For a vacation you won't soon forget, join us at Mountain Soul!
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Harmony hollow

9 sites · Tents80 acres · Sevierville, TN
Learn more about this land:Hi and thanks so much for checking out Harmony Farm . We are conveniently located minutes from Pigeon Forge TN. Home of and only 5 miles from Dollywood. Only a short drive to the Great Smoky Mountains national park . There are too many local attractions to list from horseback riding to shopping outlet malls .  Free firewood at every site upon your arrival. There is a composting potty in the barn area that has been upgraded recently as well as potable water . We are accepting tents, trucks with campers, vans and pop up campers welcomed also . We do have sites set up for you or you may prefer to pack your gear out to create your own site in a more secluded areas of the farm .  There are many private areas along the creekside for your primitive camp on our 60 acre horse farm.   Hike to the back of the farm to watch a sunset over the horse field or down by the stream . Lots of wildlife and scenery at the farm .  Laundromat and food venues just minutes away. you can still feel off grid with just a short stroll by the stream that babbles along throughout the 60 acres you will be able to make your playground while visiting the Harmony Farm. Come stay with us as we grow our hip community. Thanks so much for your support.
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Honeysuckle Springs

8 sites · Lodging, Tents40 acres · Cosby, TN
Welcome to our beautiful campground nestled in the heart of the Smoky Mountains! This enchanting getaway offers breathtaking mountain views that will leave you in awe. Whether you're a nature lover, an avid stargazer, or a hiking enthusiast, this spot has it all. One of the standout features of our campground is its unbeatable panoramic view of the majestic Smoky Mountains. Imagine waking up to the sight of rolling peaks and vibrant colors painted across the sky as the sun rises. The evenings are equally mesmerizing, with a clear night sky perfect for stargazing. Be prepared to witness a dazzling display of stars that will leave you feeling connected to the universe. Nature enthusiasts will be delighted by the abundant wildlife surrounding the campsite. Keep your camera ready, as you may spot deer gracefully grazing in the nearby fields or catch a glimpse of a majestic eagle soaring through the skies. It's an opportunity to truly immerse yourself in the wonders of nature. For adventure seekers, there are numerous hiking trails nearby, allowing you to explore the natural beauty of the Smoky Mountains up close. Whether you're looking for a challenging trek or a leisurely stroll, you'll find the perfect trail to suit your preferences. We understand the importance of comfort during your experience, which is why we provide a well-maintained bathhouse with hot running water. Freshen up after a day of outdoor activities and relax in the clean and inviting facilities. Convenience is key, and our campground is ideally located near two entrances to the Smoky Mountain National Park. This means you'll have easy access to all the park has to offer, from its picturesque trails to its awe-inspiring waterfalls. Adding to the charm of our campground is its historical significance as an old farm. You'll have the opportunity to explore the charming barns and learn about the area's rich agricultural heritage. It's a glimpse into the past that adds a unique touch to your camping experience. We understand the importance of staying connected, even while surrounded by nature. That's why we provide Wi-Fi access, allowing you to share your adventures with friends and family or simply stay connected to the world if needed. While our campground provides a serene and secluded environment, we are just a short 30-minute drive away from the vibrant towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. You'll have the best of both worlds ‚Äď a peaceful retreat in nature and the option to indulge in the attractions, restaurants, and entertainment that these bustling towns have to offer. Come and experience the beauty, tranquility, and adventure of the Smoky Mountains at our camoground. It's a truly unforgettable experience that will leave you with cherished memories and a deep appreciation for nature's wonders.
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Ellis Cove

3 sites · RVs4 acres · Pittman Center, TN
With Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville only a 20 minute drive from this property, you'll have convenient access to many of the area's top attractions; Including, Dollywood, Anakeesta, Ripley's Aquarium, Ober Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Come relax and kick back by the peaceful soothing river, or chat while roasting marshmallows around our oversized campfire and grill. If relaxing isn’t your style, bring your tube to float or pack your fishing pole to take advantage of the regularly stocked Little Pigeon River. The privacy and seclusion of this relaxing riverfront Community of Tiny Homes and 6 RV sites -full hook up- which allows our guests to reconnect with nature while vacationing in luxury
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Crow's Landing RV Site Gatlinburg

1 site · RV1 acre · Gatlinburg, TN
We love the Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg area enough that we purchased a permanent site to bring our RV to on a regular basis to visit for extended periods of time. We hope you also enjoy our little piece of heaven. Please respect the site, and let us know how we can make your stay even better next time. Learn more about this land: Spacious and clean RV site with full hookups (water, sewer, and 50/30/20amp power) located in the Outdoor Resorts at Gatlinburg. Visitors have access to 2 swimming pools (seasonally), 2 mountain streams, a lake, basketball courts, tennis, mini golf, horseshoe pits, shuffle board court, game room, and activities center. Bath house is close to the site, should you need to use the facilities. Coin-operated laundry facilities are also available at the campground. The HOA does charge a one-time $10 pet fee upon check-in at the office, and is separate from anything I collect.
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Low Meadow Farms

19 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Knoxville, TN
WINTER CAMPING SPECIAL! 20% off through the end of February - use discount code TYALHP5U to book today. PLEASE NOTE: Access code to the gate changes weekly. Check your access instructions for the correct gate code. Low Meadow Farms (formerly Brown Bike Farms) is a serene four-acre meadow bordered by Burnett Creek. The campground is an easy distance to Downtown Knoxville and an even easier access to all that South Knox's Urban Wilderness has to offer. It uniquely offers a hint of backcountry camping without the 25-mile hike in, a great way to test the waters for primitive camping or an easy stop close to the city for a seasoned traveler. It is best suited for off-road vehicles, bike, tent, and hammock camping. Our Campsites: Sites 1 through 11 are along the tree line that borders Burnett Creek. Site 12 is not on the creek and is up on a hill that overlooks the meadow. Lucky number 13 is located in the meadow across from campsite 5. Sites 1 and 2 are off the main path and have a grass/dirt access that can get muddy after a lot of rain. Sites 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 13 are easily accessed by a gravel road. Sites 8, 9, 11 and 12 are located on a dirt/grass road on other side of a ditch - some vehicles may not be able to drive to this area and will need to park about 50 yards away. (New owners will be installing a culvert in the coming months for easier access to this area.) There are metal fire pits at most sites (fire rings will be installed in all sites soon). Many trees are suitable for hammock camping in the sites along the river. Campsites are labeled by number from left to right upon entering the drive, except for 13 which is in the meadow across from site 5. Each site can accommodate 2 people in order to keep space between groups and lessen the impact on the land. If you have more in your group, we recommend reserving an adjoining campsite. Potable water and a shared portable bathroom are on site. ***New owners will be making some changes to the campground in the coming months. Please let us know what you liked and what changes you would like to see after your stay!***
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Smoky Mtn Mangalitsa River Ranch

15 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents95 acres · Waynesville, NC
Voted 2nd in NC!! We are a Mangalitsa farm in The Smoky Mountains of western NC. The entire property is oriented toward private farmland views, a half mile of river and surrounding mountains. It's really quite remarkable to be so accessible yet feel so remote! Come swim, fish, cook and play! Check out www.smokymtnriverranch.com for more information. PLEASE NOTE, our rate is based on the number of vehicles in your group. The first vehicle is included in the nightly rate and admits 4 campers. WE CHARGE FOR ADDITIONAL CARS. The charge will be added to your booking once you select the number of vehicles at checkout. Please note that each additional car admits four campers. For EXAMPLE, 2 cars = 8 campers total. If you only have two cars but more than eight people, YOU MUST select the "Extra Person" Extra for each night they are camping. Please select these extras at checkout. If you have questions about this PLEASE message me prior to booking. Our 95-acre farm was once owned by the Davis family who predominantly raised dairy cattle. We now raise the wooly Mangalitsa pig and sell to the best chefs and restaurants. We sell our pork at the farm too! All of our campsites are next to running water except the two hilltop sites. Two porta-potties are on the farm and private porta-potties are available for rent. Groups of eight or more are required to rent a porta potty should you not bring your own toilet system with you. We do not allow the use of our small wooded areas as toilets. Please review the Extras options as we offer river lifts, firewood and dog stays; thank you! Quiet hours are from 10pm to 9am. Checking in before 5 pm is requested. Later times may be available with prior arrangements. Our farm is very dark and navigating at night is difficult. Please contact Catherine directly so you can be checked in safely and accommodate your schedule. NO CHECK-INS AFTER DARK. We are 1 mile off of I 40, 17 minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway, 15 min. to Maggie Valley, 10 min to the Elk at Cataloochee, 25 min to Cataloochee ski area, 10 min to Lake Junaluska and 15 min to downtown Waynesville. Asheville is 20 miles to our East.
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Lil Snowbird Farm Primitive Camping

12 sites · RVs, Tents36 acres · Robbinsville, NC
Private property bordering Nantahala National Forest on Little Snowbird Creek in Robbinsville, NC. 16mi from Lake Santeelah, about 10mi from the Cherohala Skyway. MUST HAVE 4X4 OR AWD VEHICLE TO ACCESS MOUTAINTOP CAMPSITES. Property damage fee of $100 for 2WD vehicles not adhering to rule. 2WD vehicles must camp creekside, sites 1-6. NO AXES, HATCHETS, MACHETES ALLOWED ON THE PROPERTY. NO NAILS IN THE TREES TO HANG THINGS. It damages the tree and causes them to die. Spacious camping lots, and great trout fishing but will need a landowner permission slip as little snowbird creek is on private property. Fishing privileges are actually written into property owners' deed on the purchase of land. Amazing views and relaxing sounds of the creek can be heard from anywhere on the property. Many Hiking trails are just a short drive from the property and please be respectful of others' property and no trespassing signs. It’s a kinda bumpy mountain road to get there but the secluded, peaceful and breathtaking views make this location a must-see and adventure.
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MCMAHAN/ BELMONT FARM

1 site · RV, Tent40 acres · Sevierville, TN
It is a Seven generation farm, one of the oldest homestead in Sevierville Tn.37876 Your also close to grocery store, Thing's to do close by Forbidden Caverns, Wild Bear tubing, the Fox Fire zip lines, Bush Cafe , the Preachers diner, the glades in Gatlinburg, the trout farm, wacky Tacky food truck, and of course our historic Sevierville Tn.37876.
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Creekfront Livin' the Smokies

1 site · RV1 acre · Gatlinburg, TN
CREEK FRONT Lot #299 in Outdoor Resorts of Gatlinburg. This is one of the longest lots in the resort with 70ft of usable length! Class A and below welcome up to 45ft! No tents or pop ups allowed. We don’t allow cancellations unless message us first . This creek lot backs up to a large common area and horseshoe pit. This gives it a very spacious feel while also maintaining the privacy on your lot. It is THE Prime Location in the park! Located directly across from the Large Olympic Size Pool, as well as the Childrens Playground, Basketball Courts, Miniature golf, Recreation Hall, Cafe, Arcade, and Laundromat. The resort also has a second Adults only pool as well as a catch and release lake for fishing. Pets welcome. Golf Carts Welcome. Kid Friendly environment. 5 minutes to National Park hiking! 15 minutes to downtown Gatlinburg! Full Hook Ups: 30/50 AMP Electric, Sewer, and Water. FREE Wifi and Cable. Open Year Round!!! Veteran owned for 4 plus years. Please contact us to discuss stays over 3 weeks. Discounts given for 7 or more days but must contact us directly via text @ 256-710-1403
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Twin Valley Horse Ranch

5 sites · Lodging100 acres · Walland, TN
My late husband and myself bought the property in 1983 and it was all just overgrown land!We worked, cleared, built horse shelters/barns, cabins, cut trails, built the outdoor chapel for our wedding and of course fenced it all in for the horses! Started sharing with guests in 1993, so we have met so many amazing folks from all over the world!  Pass thru our gate into another world and leave all your worries and tensions behind. We are all about getting back to what is real -- nature, animals/horses and each other. Complete privacy!There are many mountain trails leaving right from our property! Lots to explore. You can even hike to the outdoor chapel with the pretty view of the Chilhowee Mountain range.  It is a short hike to the barn area for those who want to spend time rubbing the pot belly pigs' tummy, walk the mini horses, groom the love bug~Junebug (donkey), pet horses, cuddle with bunnies and feed chickens!  Every morning and night we set a time for all those who want to become involved with the care/feeding of petting animals and horses! 
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Camping near Gatlinburg guide

Overview

Home to moonshine joints, mountain coasters, and Ripley’s museums, Gatlinburg is a kitschy explosion of excess bumping against the slightly embarrassed Great Smoky Mountains. Bordering US 441 at the entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, this gateway city is not low-key. But the nearby foothills and countryside? Different story. Families, couples, and solos flock to secluded cabins, campsites, glamping tents, and RV parks backdropped by misty peaks and tumbling creeks. Woodsy campgrounds in the national park also await. In other words, nearby campsites feel remote, but when it’s time for an exuberant pancake or a shot of apple pie moonshine, there’s joy in knowing that Gatlinburg is just minutes away,

Where to go

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Of the park’s nine developed campgrounds, three are within 35 miles of Gatlinburg: Elkmont, Cosby, and Cades Cove. All have tent sites, RV sites, and restrooms, but you won't find electric hook-ups or showers. Elkmont, the largest, earns raves for forested sites along Little River and James Creek. Thirty minutes northeast of the city, Cosby offers more seclusion. Cades Cove borders historic homesteads and wildlife-filled meadows in a lush valley.

Cherokee National Forest

This vast woodland sprawls across along the slopes of the Great Smokies on the eastern fringes of Tennessee. There are more than 30 developed campgrounds across the forest and most can accommodate RVs. Hiking, rafting, mountain biking, and wildflower spotting are popular activities. There’s also camping at Roan Mountain State Park, famous for its cabin rentals, high-altitude meadows, and rhododendron blooms in June.

Townsend

With a rafting company, an old-school burger joint, an Appalachian heritage museum, and plenty of open space, Townsend is a slow-speed town with pockets of hustle and bustle. It‚Äôs also the closest town to Cades Cove and its scenic loop road‚ÄĒjust 10 miles away.¬†

When to go

Gatlinburg is popular year-round, but its high season is in spring through late fall. Campgrounds in the national park ae busy during the Wildflower Pilgrimage in April and the synchronous firefly display in late May and early June. Public and private campsites around Gatlinburg are packed from June through August, when kids are out of school. Campgrounds fill up again in October when the mountain foliage blazes with color. For pleasant temperatures and smaller crowds, visit in early June or the month of September.

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