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107 Park Headquarters Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37738
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Balsam Mountain Campground
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Stapleton, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We have been to this campground the last two years. I really like the fact that it never gets very hot. The altitude is over 5000'. It is a little small for as many campsites as they have packed in there. We have always enjoyed it though. Several nice short hiking trails within a few miles. I am sad that... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

"CLOSED FOR 2013 - The Balsam Mountain Campground and Picnic Area including the Heintooga Ridge and Balsam Mountain Roads will be CLOSED for 2013 due to Sequestration Budget Cuts at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park." This is really too bad as this is a nice, high elevation, scenic area. You can still walk up the road to the campground... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Camp host has asked to have this one child to stay out of our camp site,I was told by female host this is a park kids can do what they want.This child threw rocks at our dog,would stand at edge of campsite and stomp his feet to make the dog bark!The child was allowed to draw all over the road... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012 via mobile

This campground is in a beautiful setting..it is off the beaten path, but so worth it. We were there Aug 1 & 2 2012. We had been in the park for a week, staying at Smokemont and Cades Cove campgrounds, and Balsam Mtn was a wonderful place to spend the end of our trip. The campground was very quiet, the... More

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charleston, SC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

The elevation makes this a fantastic spot if you want too enjoy a cool night camping. We camped here in early June with a 30' airstream travel trailer and the night temp was probably in the mid fourties. The trailer camping is not that scenic because you basically just park on the side of the road through this small campground,... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012 via mobile

As we finished the end of journey of a weekend on the blue ridge parkway we decided to spend the night here. Driving in at the end of the day there is a nice spot to enjoy the sunset about 2 miles in on the access road. If your traveling the access road at twilight keep an eye out for... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011

Balsam Mountain is great! Sites are so well kept and the bathrooms are the cleanest I've ever seen at a campground. I love how this site is set away from other more "touristy" areas of the park. Of course, this means you have to drive a ways to get there. But rest assured you will see the most beautiful overlooks... More

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Atlanta, GA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

Balsam Mountain campground was beautiful, remote, clean, and just lovely. We stayed 3 nights. The bathrooms were clean (BYO soap), the dishwashing facility was great, and the camp hosts were very nice. Our only regret is that we didn't know about the sunset overlook that is 1/4-1/2 mile from the campground. It's a beautiful spot to camp, and quite cool... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

Pros: Setting: This campground is a nice campground in a beautiful setting. The drive up to the campground is beautiful. Take advantage of the pull-offs on the way up. The views are incredible. Wildlife: During our particular trip, the Elk were very active along Heintooga Ridge Rd. We saw elk on multiple occasions. If you've not witnessed this massive animals,... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2011

Leave the heat behind and go to Balsam Mountain. In early August the temps were 57 at night and 70 daytime. A far cry from the 96 derees I left at home. On the down side, it's an old camp ground perched on a ridge, so land is scarce when it comes to site size and space for an RV.... More

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Also Known As:
Balsam Mountain Campground Hotel Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Balsam Mountain Campground Hotel
Address: 107 Park Headquarters Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37738
Location: United States > Tennessee > Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Specialty lodging in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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