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The River Life

· Cosby, Cocke, Tennessee
9 acres hosted by Kelly S.
2 lodging sites · 1 RV/tent site · 11 tent 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.
Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at some sites.
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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470 ratings · 250 reviews
Destani U.recommends
July 2, 2024
The Willow
It was very peaceful and quite! Much needed the boost was sweet and told us a few local places to visit
April K.recommends
June 27, 2024
Site 1 - The River Life
Honestly incredible. Definitely coming back to this beautiful place!
Anthony N.recommends
June 25, 2024
Site 6 - The River Life
Do it!
Kellys land is absolutely amazing! We had the best camping experience here… beautiful river, spacious site, and close to many hikes and activities. People are complaining about traffic noise but you can barely hear anything. We booked last minute so we couldn’t get a river front site but site 6 is close enough to see/hear the river so no complaints here. Judging by what I saw sites 1,7, and 9 are prime river front spots with plenty of space. 2,3,4, and 5 are away from the river but are closer to the bath house. Kelly was super nice, helpful with directions, and very responsive to every questions. She was also nice enough to haul over some firewood and talk about nearby attractions, floating advice, and cultural/natural history of the area. We will definitely be back!
HC M M.recommends
June 24, 2024
Site 7
Peaceful and beautiful. Site 1 is more separate from all the others so I think I would book that one in the future, but site 7 was amazing. Would recommend this for future campers.
Dominique A.recommends
June 17, 2024
Site 9
Nice place 👌
Loved the area!! Hostess was on the spot with any info I wanted, bath house was kept up, area was a little clumpy so good tires needed but overall good experience for me and my family 🥰
Lilhak H.
June 14, 2024
Site 3 - The River Life
I feel misled
While the site itself is nice, it’s not nearly as secluded or separate from the other sites as described. I spoke with the host to reiterate that fishing was the key component to my trip. She assured me this was the case. However, upon seeing the river itself, it’s almost completely covered with large rocks with hardly any depth at all. Practically un-fish able especially with the swift current. While the natural low of a river is not the fault of the host, some honesty on the matter would’ve been appreciated. Also the campground itself is essentially right on the other side of a highway, so all day and night you hear traffic and machinery.
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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