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The River Life

· Cosby, Cocke, Tennessee
9 acres hosted by Kelly S.
2 lodging sites · 11 tent sites
Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at some sites.
Amazing views
Hipcampers say this spot has amazing views.
Near Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Within a 60-minute drive from the Gatlinburg Welcome Center.
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
Our location is phenomenal we are an hour from Knoxville and Asheville and just about 1/4 mile off I-40. Right at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains and 35 minutes from Gatlinburg about 40 minutes to Pigeon Forge (Dollywood), also about 45 minutes to Sevierville and one of my favorite Tanger Outlets!! The beautiful Smoky Mountains the National Park is filled with hiking trails and horse stables and trails. Some of the best white water rafting is less then 5 miles up the road along with zip lining and a lil taste of moonshine here and there. This property is primitive with no electric and has a camping style bathhouse. IT’s recommended for outdoor lovers and people that are not to needy. Site 7, 1 and 9 are the only direct riverfront.
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442 ratings · 227 reviews
Mara M.recommends
April 28, 2024
Site 1 - The River Life
Great Rive Side site
We stayed at site 1 with a small off road capable teardrop camper. Beautiful site right along the river. We were close to the bathhouse with toilets and shower. I loved the sound of the river, so peaceful. There was more road noise that I prefer but that gave nice access to things in the area and the river being right there was great. My husband would like to try for site 7 next time as he feels the fishing will be better at that spot. We drove about 15 minutes to do a Beautiful hike out to mouse falls, highly recommended if you like hiking. We will be back to River Life for sure.
Zach C.recommends
March 30, 2024
Site 3 - The River Life
Beautiful spot on the river! Easy to access and convenient bathroom.
Elisabeth T.recommends
March 15, 2024
The Sydney
Spring break
I loved camping at Kelly’s campground, we stayed at the Sydney, it was perfect to keep us warm on the cold nights, the views are spectacular, plenty of space to explore and view different entrances to the river. The bath house was clean and well equipped , Kelly came over twice quickly to help us figure out the hot water and the heater in the room. We are definitely going to come back, the Buddhist temple is a must see, I went back to a favorite trout farm restaurant only 20 minutes away and we were also able to make one trip for lunch at the Apple Barn. Several gas stations and restaurants nearby making it convenient for small last minute purchases. I give it a thumbs up 👍
Randy P.recommends
November 2, 2023
The Sydney
Gorgeous little cabin, really good heat. River is a lovely view. Simple and great
Joanna G.recommends
November 1, 2023
Lucy’s Place
Great relaxing night’s sleep
I loved the tent/ clamping option at the location, the river was a added bonus! It was clean and very comfortable ! Great option after a long journey on a motorcycle
Marina M.recommends
October 29, 2023
Site 7
Camping with large dogs
This campsite gets 5 stars, we went with our two large dogs (black lab and german Shepard mix) and had the absolute best time ever right on the water and the sounds of the river made us feel so peaceful!!! The spots are pretty close together with only a couple skinny trees seperating them so keep that in mind if you're going with high energy pups. That being said my partner (who camps often) said that those campsites were at a normal distance apart. I'd say rent sites 7&8 at the same time if you're going with a group to maximize river fun. It was THE BEST vacation I've had in so many years, we would love to be there forever. Alsooo we were there during fall and didn't get any ticks on us or the dogs, which was awesome!!! It's well maintained and we appreciate Kelly letting us stay on her land.
Cosby, 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 Kelly S.Joined in June 2021
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