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Elkmont Campground

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Smoky Mountain National Park, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Elkmont Campground
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Jonesborough, Tennessee
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58 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here 2 nights for the synchronized lightening bugs. Our campsite was really clean, and we appreciated the privacy of our space. It was also close to 2 bathhouses. We will definitely camp here again.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't stay at the campgrounds, but had to visit after hearing some of the stores of the eriy ghost town of Elkmount. There are many remains of the old town here as well as the Appilatiin Clubhouse. It's also the site of the Wonderland hotel that was built in the end of the 1800. The hotel was badly damaged... More 

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SEYMOUR
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156 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you've not visited the smoky mountains, you may not be aware of the limited campground space. Of coarse, if you're backpacking, there are numerous backcountry sites. But, there are only 10 campgrounds with services, with Elkmont being the largest. It's also the busiest. So, make your reservations as far ahead as possible. The campground has several "loop" roads, containing... More 

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Indiana
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82 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We love our yearly family vacation in the Smoky Mountains. Usually we stay in a cabin or a hotel. We camp near our home often. This year we decided to camp at Elkmont! It was by far our favorite vacation. We stayed in site B11, it was amazing. we have three children ages 14, 11, and 6. They all loved... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Visiting from Australia, and we were so impressed with these campsites. Offering a fire pit, camping pad, and picnic table at each site. Toilets, and washing up stations and bear proof bins. Easily accessible to all hiking routes. Even in the off season it was busy, so you should book ahead!

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Whitwell
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We did not stay at the campground but we did ride out to check out all the old cabins and cottages surrounding it. Some of them have been restored but a lot were falling down. You can see then from the Little River Trail that starts from the edge of the campground. We also found the old Elkmont Cemetery but... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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66 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great for all levels of camping experience. I have enjoyed this campground for as long as I can remember. Now my kids are getting to experience the same joys I did as a child. Whether you stay in a tent, pop-up or an RV you're sure to enjoy this campground.

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Missouri
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We stayed one night in our coach RV. We were lucky enough to score a sight that backed up to the river. The setting was beautiful. Plenty of room between sites. Quiet even though a road is close by. The campground is within the park and just 10 minutes from Gatlinburg. We loved our stay here. Would definitely stay here... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The three most important considerations - Elkmont passes with flying colors. The overall looped campsite layout fits naturally around the Little River, allowing a large number of sites while preserving considerable privacy. You can come off the Little River Trail and within about 20 minutes be dining in Gatlinburg. About ten minutes away (by car) is Laurel Falls, well worth... More 

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Knoxville
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We have traveled over 25,000 miles camping around the entire USA and one of my top 5 campgrounds ever is Elkmont. I especially like that the Little River bisects the campground and can be heard burbling over the rocks and boulders strewn along its bed in the still of the night from over half of the sites in the place.... More 

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