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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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... More 

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Wheaton, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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5 of 5 stars 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... More 

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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

This was a great campground! The riverside sites are especially nice, but all of them are spacious and beautiful. The rangers were very kind and helpful, and we had short drives to some great hikes (Laurel Falls, Meigs Creek Gap). There's also a little camp store with some essentials that are easy to forget to pack! :) I would definitely... More 

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Hazel Green
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

It's got everything you need, including a well stocked store just in case you forget something-- the staff is friendly & they even have a few walk up sites that are great for picnics & day trips :) it's one of the best places to catch the synchronous fireflies in late May-mid June too.

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

The campground itself was a bit off the beaten path, but not difficult to find. It was wooded and reasonably quiet at night and had clean restrooms and dishwashing sinks. We were pleasantly surprised at the restrooms and sinks being available because we came in mid March and the official website said pit toilets. There were plenty of trails within... More 

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Lakewood, IL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Our site had a small stream running thru it! And an owl that "hoo"d thru the night and visited us in the morning. The staff was friendly and helpful, the site was clean and full of butterflies, birds, and salamanders. We were sad to leave. For OUR safety and the safety of the bears, I was grateful that the staff... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

I have been camping at Elkmont all of my life, as a kid with my parents, with my own kids, and now with my grandkids. I have noticed lately and inconsistency in the enforcement of the rules. Last year when they changed the rules to only "approved firewood" I invested in a propane fire pit only to find that it... 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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