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Cataloochee Campground

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We camped in our tent at site 21 which was large and well maintained. The site and tent pad were level, the fire ring was in good shape and had a grate, and the picnic table had plastic boards on metal frame. The sites are all rather close together and there isn't much for trees in between them. Although I...

1Thank MissMinnow
Shelby, Ohio
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed overnight in the quiet peaceful campground. The ranger was very helpful and kept a good eye on the campground. We saw many elk and Turkey in the fields and once in our campground. Many great trailheads. We fished a little with no luck but another man there had 3. The only bad part about it is the road...

Thank Toni B
Seymour, Tennessee
Reviewed October 24, 2016

This campground is the closest landmark to the Cataloochee Ranger Station and the local Elk herd. Yes, that is correct I said Elk, as in the second largest member of the dear family (moose is biggest). If you want to observe some huge graceful animals this is the place. Their mating season is over so there is no more "bugling"...

Thank Gene H
McDonough, Georgia
Reviewed September 25, 2016

My wife and I stayed here for one night but we wish we could've stayed longer. It is a nice campground with clean bathroom facilities...as long as you don't mind a few bugs. The backside is up against a creek that is nice for sleep at night and to sit next to during the day. The highlight is the Cataloochee...

Thank Z-Valdez
Reviewed August 13, 2016

We stayed in a tent at site 15. We loved it. We were 3 sites from the bathroom and 1 from a water spigot. The description said it was not on the water but there is a small stream right there. We faced our tent to it and our back to the campground road. This site is right near the...

Thank Nadine R
Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Quiet & peaceful campground with a good size creek next to it. Camp host was friendly & bathroom was clean. Lots of cool historical things to see in the valley & a ton of wildlife everywhere (turkeys, elk, black bear, turtles, foxes, birds, & butterflies!) Safe & fun for families. Bring lots of firewood & bug spray!

Reviewed June 23, 2016

I read a lot of reviews on the campground prior to my visit, most talked about the terrible road in and how beautiful the campground was. They were right about the campground it is an amazing place if you are trying to stay off the beaten path. As for the road in, it is narrow and winding, but as long...

2Thank oudda63
Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

A great campsite to visit with friends and family! We stayed right near the creek and we had a spacious campsite. The only downside is your neighbors are quite close. Beautiful hiking trails, we hiked the boogerman trail (about 7.5 miles). Be aware that bridges are out due to flooding last winter so you will be hiking through creeks, some...

2Thank Kelsey L
Gainesville, United States
Reviewed May 8, 2016

Call me a camping curmudgeon, but I don't like Disneyland campgrounds, RV generators, and screaming children. I would rather trade amenities (even hot water) for a modicum of seclusion and the sounds of the river and the wind. Campsites here are spotless and the hosts (Roy and Janet) were attentive, helpful, and dear, making the rounds morning and evening. There...

Thank Julie R. G
Cleveland, Tennessee
Reviewed April 27, 2016

Smaller National Park service campground with a clean bathroom. No problems here. Great neighbors who weren't too close. The host was helpful with trails and park information. He let us borrow his map to plan our hike.

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Address: Waynesville, NC 28786, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC
Location: United States > North Carolina > Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Also Known As:
Cataloochee Campground Hotel Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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“It is a CAMPground, not a hotel”
376geneh, Oct 24, 2016 | Read review
“Pick a site near the river for the best experience.”
BobT360, Aug 3, 2014 | Read review
“Make sure to look at the map when booking your campsite. Being closer to the bathroom and camp host has its advantages, but could have a lot more foot traffic and noise.”
444annap, Jul 26, 2014 | Read review
“book on the river. deep and shady”
cherjbr, Sep 25, 2013 | Read review
“You have to bring your own tent or RV-- it's all self-done.”
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RamblinGal11, Jul 20, 2012 | Read review
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