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Seymour, Tennessee
Reviewed 25 October 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 26 September 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 14 August 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 2 July 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 24 June 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 25 May 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 9 May 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 28 April 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.

Thank havemoneywillgo
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Reviewed 14 April 2016

This was a wonderful campground, located at the end of a very fun and long mountain road. It is a wonderful campground run by volunteer campground host. It does have restrooms, but alas no showers. There is nothing to purchase at this location it is basically just sites. You have to pack in everything you use. Gas, ice extra firewood....

Thank josepette82local
Taghkanic, New York
Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile

First I would like to say that this was a nice, quiet and clean campground. The host (forgot her name) was very helpful. The sites are partially wooded so you have some privacy. The scenery driving to the campground is beautiful with a pulloff to take some pictures. Bring EVERYTHING with you BEFORE travelling on the road up because it...

Thank DianeR12521

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Additional Information about Cataloochee Campground

Address: Waynesville, NC 28786, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC
Region: 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”
 of 5 bubbles 376geneh, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Pick a site near the river for the best experience.”
 of 5 bubbles BobT360, 3 Aug 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.”
 of 5 bubbles 444annap, 26 Jul 2014 | Read review
“book on the river. deep and shady”
 of 5 bubbles cherjbr, 25 Sep 2013 | Read review
“You have to bring your own tent or RV-- it's all self-done.”
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 of 5 bubbles RamblinGal11, 20 Jul 2012 | Read review
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