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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Olympia, Washington
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great campground right along the river. We were in Group site #4 and we felt like we had the whole campground to ourselves. It was great! The rest of the campground sites can feel like you are a bit on top of your neighbor but overall its a great campground. No showers, though, so get ready to take a jump... More 

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Houston, Texas
8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the 2nd stage of our family vacation. We were able to get a site on the little stream. It was nice to go to sleep after some long hiking days hearing the water. The camp side we were on was well kept and quite. This camp was perfect place to reach all the hiking spots in the Great... More 

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Lebanon, Virginia
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've stayed at campgrounds in national parks all across the country and found Elkmont Campground to be above average. Our campsite was M02 and it was an excellent location. I imagine this area being the quieter section of the campground and there was quiet a bit of room between the campsites. If you are worried about feeling like you are... More 

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Montreal
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45 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Elkmont Campground is surely not the greatest national park campground. Our space in G loop was shaded from the sun, but was all rocks and there was no privacy whatsoever. Restrooms are in need of upgrading (especially more light) and could be more clean. Ice, firewood and some limited food items are available at the concession, at decent price. We... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked ahead of time and was able to get a spot on the river. The kids had such a blast playing in the river all day. It was quite a hot day at regular elevation, but it felt amazing at Elkmont. Some people brought tubes and were tubing down the river. The campsites were wooded along the river. Theres... More 

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bradenton, fl
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here 2 nights in late June, after the scheduled fireflies "showings", but we still saw them throughout the park. Even saw them through the top of our tent at night. As for the campground, it was busy, due to the fireflies, but you wouldn't know it. The campground was quiet, the sites were spacious and clean. We will... More 

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Jonesborough, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

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 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 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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26 hotel reviews
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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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