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Shoestring Creek Campground

· Newport, Cocke, Tennessee
40 acres hosted by Rhonda R.
4 lodging sites
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Near Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Within a 60-minute drive from the Gatlinburg Welcome Center.
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96% of recent Hipcampers say the sites felt private.
We are a campground with tent sites and cabins. 40 acres to explore, the grounds are heavily forested, with walking trails and nature, nature, nature. Each site is secluded, We are located in the Cherokee National Forest at the foot of the Smokey Mountains. Just outside the towns of Hartford and Cosby. Hartford has River Rafting, Zip Lines, Kayaking on the Pigeon River. You will be able to get away from it all. but less than 45 minutes from favorite tourist attractions like Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Sevierville. We are located 2.6 miles off of I-40 at mile marker 447 just across the NC state line. Learn more about this land: Small off grid campground away from the noise and bustle of bigger campgrounds. Seclusion and privacy at all cabins. Cabins are primitive with no power or plumbing. Cabins have full or queen bed with 1 set of bunk beds in 2 of the cabins, table and chairs. Fire pit. Charcoal grills and picnic tables outside for cooking and eating. Bathhouse on site with thermal shower and real toilet. You will need your camping items such as sleeping bags, lanterns, and cooking items etc.
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203 ratings · 89 reviews
Ann K.
June 22, 2024
Momma Bear
Not a bad review, a reality check
As beautiful as the campground is it is far more remote than we expected. The cabin was clean and well furnished and Rhonda, her husband or her mother checked in on us each day. .. bringing supplies. The bathhouse was cold water only but there are flush toilets and sinks and a quaint shower system. Mama Bear is better suited for more experienced campers rather than "two-old-ladies-getting-away for-a-few days" type of glamping we have often done in past. Shoestring Creek Campground is lovely, but it was a bit more challenging that we were comfortable with.
Vasan A.recommends
June 19, 2024
A wonderful camping experience
The camp was very well set up and Rhonda’s mom was so kind in giving us all the info we needed to enjoy our experience! Can clearly tell the site was made with lots of love and care.
Lindsay S.recommends
May 12, 2024
Rhonda was such a great host! When people say this campsite is remote, they mean it. It was great! The bath house was nice and clean. The shed is simply a shed with a bed and a few chairs but that’s ok because it was all we needed to stay out of the elements. It was great to feel remote but yet be only 30 minutes away from Gatlinburg. We also had our dog, so it was great that this site was pet friendly :) he definitely enjoyed the great outdoors.
Melissa J.recommends
May 12, 2024
Wonderful primitive camping spot.
We stayed in the momma bear cabin and it was wonderful. Nestled on a hill with plenty of shade coverage and trees to hang out hammocks out on. Rhonda was definitely so accommodating and we would absolutely stay here again and again.
Hanna S.recommends
April 30, 2024
Stayed in mama bear and it was the best! Got to bring my dogs and was in perfect walking distance from the bathroom. Will definitely be back
James I.recommends
April 5, 2024
Momma Bear
Newport, Cocke, Tennessee, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of ᏣᎳᎫᏪᏘᏱ Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee, East), S’atsoyaha (Yuchi), and Miccosukee First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking

Hosted by Rhonda R.

Joined in September 2018
Response rate: 100%
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