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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had an excellent time tent camping at Elkmont. He is a veteran camper, but I am not. We were pleased with the facilities, and we loved the little camp store. So convenient for firewood, and anything you may have forgotten. We cannot wait to go back!

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Reviewed October 27, 2016

We weren't sure where to camp for the 4 days we had and selected Element. It is a perfect location. It is serviced by a shuttle that for $1.00 takes you into Gatlinburg and for $.25 will take you to Laurel Falls or Sugarlands visitor center. The campground is spacious and sites are huge. We were in the J section...

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Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

We somehow landed a site on the water and it was so picturesque. I wish we could have stayed another night! The bathrooms are very clean and we enjoyed walking the campground. It is peaceful and quiet. I would certainly recommend this campground.

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1Thank Denae D
Springfield, Tennessee
Reviewed October 14, 2016

Like all GSMNP campgrounds, this one is located in a beautiful part of the park along the little river. As with all, there are no utilities and the sites only allow short RV's and tents. It is ideal for tent campers, pop-ups and short self contained RV's. The river is stunning and as a bonus, you can stroll the streets...

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Melbourne, Florida
Reviewed October 14, 2016

We stayed at campsite B024 for 5 total nights, and I HIGHLY recommend even though we weren't on the river, we saw a bear one day FROM OUR TENT. Awesome! We had neighbors on the left that were about 30 feet away and the neighbors on the right were quite a distance. Campsites B25-B27 are VERY close to each other....

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Elkmont campground for 4 nights in our teardrop camper. We loved it. The campsites are spacious but they have no electricity or water. The staff running the campstore are extremely friendly and helpful. The bathrooms were clean but note there are no showers or hot water. It is located along the river so a lot of families...

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Wheaton, Illinois
Reviewed September 7, 2016

First things first there are clean bathrooms here. On the road to this campground there are cool places where you can turn off and play in the river. What's nice is there aren't many people on the little river in this area compared to the Sinks. When we went we were the only people near the river and were able...

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Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

This campground was incredible. My friends and I enjoyed every aspect of our stay and would definitely come back. The Rangers were all very helpful and the sites were all clean. Our site was in the N loop near the river. The sound of the water running nearby was very calming. Would highly recommend.

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed September 2, 2016

We stayed in this campground for four nights and really enjoyed it. There are no showers but we did wade around in the river that goes through the campground. The bathrooms are very basic, but on the side iof the building is a dishwashing station. The ranger talks were informative and interactive. there is a concession in the campground that...

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Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

We just spent 7 nights camping at Elkmont. Relatively few campers this time of year. I'd guess only 25% occupancy right now. We were at site M6 which backed up to the creek. Very nice. My 3 boys enjoyed playing in the creek. We also had our dog with us. All we could hear was the creek. Very quiet. No...

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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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“Book well in advance for the best sites (esp in the fall season)”
  • Sunlight breaking across the camp.
 of 5 bubbles , 1 week ago | Read review
“The best sites are away from the road leading into the campground.”
 of 5 bubbles spaghetti2, Oct 27, 2016 | Read review
“it's a campground”
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 of 5 bubbles Tennessee50plus, Oct 14, 2016 | Read review
“Book early- get the map of campground to pick site near water for best view or up the hill during firefly event”
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“Sites are all pretty great.”
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