Hipcamp host Kelly S.,
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Just .5 miles off I-40 we are between Knoxville and Asheville in Cosby, Tennessee in the foothills of the beautiful Smoky Mountains right on the bank of the Pigeon River. This location is phenomenal 40 minutes from Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville.
Campsite area
Tent sites
8 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Kitchen available
Showers available
Bins available
No potable water
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Kelly a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 7% off

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Hipcamper John
John H.
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(Site 7)
May 1st, 2022

There’s nothing like falling asleep to the sound of the river! We had a nice spot, just as described, and Kelly was easy to coordinate with.

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Hipcamper Karina

Very good location and private

Karina S.
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(Site 1)
April 28th, 2022

Great location right in front of the river. Host helped us out with a lighter and starter tinder when we forgot ours. Would definitely recommend

Hipcamper Kelly
Response from Kelly, the Host, on April 29th, 2022

Thank you 🙏 come visit again we will continue to improve.

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Hipcamper Josh

River camping

Josh L.
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(Site 2)
April 26th, 2022

Had a great stay right on the water. Wish I could have taken advantage of Kelly's offer to get the boats in the water, but the rains came in and had to hunker down. After loading up in a cold rain, a hot shower was a great treat! Would definitely return.

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Hipcamper Kelly
Response from Kelly, the Host, on April 29th, 2022

Definitely come back and enjoy the River! I’m so thankful you enjoyed your stay.

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Hipcamper Jason
Jason O.
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(Site 7)
April 24th, 2022

Loved tent camping on Kelly’s property! We were right by the river, it was very quiet and picturesque. Would definitely recommend

Hipcamper Kelly
Response from Kelly, the Host, on April 29th, 2022

I’m so glad you enjoyed it! As we make better accommodations we hope you visit again.

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Hipcamper Ruth
Ruth S.
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(Site 8)
April 17th, 2022

We were right next to the river! Had a good night.

Hipcamper Kelly
Response from Kelly, the Host, on April 29th, 2022

I’ve heard it’s the best ! Glad you enjoyed.

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Hipcamper Liam
Liam G.
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(Site 1)
April 3rd, 2022

Fantastic camping for families. Beautiful scenery and nicely secluded.

Camp host was phenomenal and accommodating I would return and recommend to anyone.

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Hipcamper Kelly
Response from Kelly, the Host, on April 29th, 2022

You had the place to yourself! Truily a beautiful few nights, I hope it was memorable!

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Hipcamper Abbey
Abbey T.
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(Site 11)
January 24th, 2022

Great place to stay, Kelly was really responsive and super accommodating for our last minute stay!

Hipcamper John

Perfect spot.

John S.
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(Site 8)
December 12th, 2021

Kelly’s place is so awesome. Getting better every time we go there. The are the nicest people as well. Sleeping to the sound of moving water makes it hard to pack up and come home. Thanks again guys!

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Hipcamper Kelly
Response from Kelly, the Host, on April 12th, 2022

I hope you all are planning another trip soon.

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Hipcamper Eric

Serene, quiet, accessible.

Eric B.
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(Site 11)
December 6th, 2021

Campsite was fantastic! We were the only people at any of the site, so having the place to ourselves was a special treat! The river is absolutely beautiful. Perfect for fly fishing -- brought in a couple smallmouth and spotted some catfish. We would love to come back in a more swimmable season. The path in to the riverfront campsites were a little rough -- would probably be wise to have 4x4 if you're driving in when it's wet.
Kelly was fantastic -- she came to meet us just as we were checking in, brought us wood and made sure we had what we needed. We would love to return

Awards

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Property
The River Life
State
Tennessee
Country
United States
$35/night
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