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Smoky Mountain National Park, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
4 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Elkmont is very pretty, and we slept well with the sounds of the river. The bathrooms were gross, and there many many spiders. In fact I don't think I've ever seen so many spiders in my life. For someone with a general distaste for all things spiders, there were moments for me straight out of a horror film. We easily... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We tent camped for four nights here in Elkmont. We wanted to save money on lodging so we decided to camp out. We showed up with no reservations and since no one was manning the station, had to pick a site and pay the next morning. The next day we ended up having to move to another site because the... More 

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Collierville, Tennessee, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A nice campground with the illusion of seclusion. Though there were roads within 100 feet of all four sides of our camp site, the river kept things quiet and this place has a really peaceful feel to it. Good points: you really do feel like you’re in the forest; beautiful views and if you can get near a river, wonderful... More 

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Auburn, Indiana
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We stayed one night here on a recent trip to the area. My wife is always apprehensive about tent camping where there are no shower houses but she agreed since it was the last night of our trip. Boy was she glad we did!! When we arrived we apparently lucked out as the ranger told us he just had a... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
14 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The Smoky Mountains are beautiful enough, but when you add a wooded campsite with a the Little River flowing directly behind it...then that is perfect. We stayed in C loop and it was just awesome. the kids had a great time rafting and playing in the river (shallow). The location of Elkmont compared to other Smoky campgrounds is excellent very... More 

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Address: Smoky Mountain National Park, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Location: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Gatlinburg
Number of rooms: 220
Also Known As:
Elkmont Campground Hotel Gatlinburg

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