With plenty of shaded and secluded sites, Cosby Campground is the place to get your Appalachian on. Hike around the glorious smokies or get fishing for your dinner, we'll let you be the judge. If you're hankerin' to stock up on some munchies, the small town of Cosby has convenience stores and gas stations located only five miles down the road.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
157 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
No picnic table


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Cosby Campground.

Swimming hole
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James S.
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October 14th, 2015

The campsite was beautiful-- not really crowded. It's a more secluded area in the park than the other campgrounds. If you're alright with sleeping somewhere and driving a half hour for a day hike, this campsite is your place!

The beginning of low gap trail just up from Cosby. From the top of Chimney Tops, a nearby hike in the park!
Hipcamper Ted
Ted B.
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August 27th, 2018

Great hiking right from the campground and a good distance away from the hustle and bustle of Gatlinburg, Cosby makes a great place to camp in the Smokies. There is no need to leave the campground, but if you do need to head into town, it is not too far. Cosby is rustic with some fun food options, and it is about 30 minutes to a supermarket.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
United States
Phone Number
(865) 436-1200
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35.753° N, 83.209° W
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