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Elkmont Campground

Smoky Mountain National Park, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
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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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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been using this campsite for 4-5 years and love it! We are tent campers and this place has great level sites and clean bathrooms. The staff are friendly and informative. The bonus is the ghost town within a 5 min walk! We love it! If you stay here you have to check out the old town of Elkmont,... More

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Fairfield, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the campground and national park. Sites had shade and space, and many were along the river. No electric hookups or showers, but bathrooms were well equipped and clean. I was there with a group, and we rented the clubhouse. The fireflies were outstanding.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband just camped here with our kids. He sent two 7 year olds in the campstore with a 10$ bill to buy two bags of ice. He told them they could purchase something for themselves with the change. The exited the store with 2 bags of ice and only 6 cents I change( and nothing purchased for themselves. My... More

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Cocoa, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love Elkmont. Its so close to Gatlinburg yet so far removed from everything. Be prepared for no power or running water and you'll be fine. Fairly large sites with lots of very private tent sites in some of the loops. Its also close to Cases Cove and Newfound Gap rd. This campground is loaded with history also, if your... More

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a site right on the river. It was absolutely stunning. The sites are large and spacious. Ours had a fire ring with grill and also a place to hang your lantern. There was a nice big loop for the kids to ride bikes on and the weather was fabulous. Keep in mind that you can't use your generator... More

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Plainfield, Illinois
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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This campground was a great place to stay in the smokies. It is centrally located fairly close to cades cove and even closer to Gatlinburg. We had to buy a new battery unexpectedly and it was easy with a town so close. Roaring fork trail is just outside Gatlinburg. It has a 3 mile round trip trail to grotto falls.... More

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Seymour, Tennessee
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome safe family-friendly environment to camp with park ranger presence. Love to stay on sites by river to sleep while listening to gentle running water in river just few feet from site. Bears can be present at night, so rangers demand bear proofing your site at all times and will fine if in violation.

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North Plainfield, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've stayed at this site nearly every trip through the Smokys. It is a beautiful area, with two cold streams bordering each side. The individual sites are well manicured & situated for privacy. There are a tons of tent sites, so you can pick your favorite spot. Plenty of restrooms, which are not intrusive. There are several RV sites, though... More

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Mount Juliet, TN
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Elkmont, like other national park campgrounds, has no hookups. But there are bathrooms close to each group of campsites. Lanterns, more minimalist cooking, and a portapotty if you don't want to hoof it to the restroom in the middle of the night, make for a great camping experience (no dump station on site...it's 6 miles away). Rangers and check-in staff... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I have stayed at this campground since I was 9. I'm now 35 and bring my kids! It is just so peaceful & beautiful! Most camp sites are on or very near the river! The sound of the river flowing is very serene! We want to venture out and try other campgrounds, but can't bring ourselves to do it! We... More

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Address: Smoky Mountain National Park, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Location: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Gatlinburg
Also Known As:
Elkmont Campground Hotel Gatlinburg

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