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6 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at this campground the last weekend of October and it is officially our favorite camp ground. One of the downsides of the Smoky Mountains for us is all the people. Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are cool, but we are just not into the whole tourist crowds thing. With Cosby it was perfect for us, it... More 

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Thank Brian H
Port Charlotte, Florida
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32 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

We hiked up to this overlook, and it was worth the hike. The trailhead is reached by the nature trail located off the parking lot just before you get to the campground in the Cosby Park area. Not marked as Sutton Ridge until you get to the low gap trail then you will come onto another trail sign pointing you... More 

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Thank Treasures941
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

I always enjoy going to the smokey mountains but I usually go to cades cove to camp. this time I chose Cosby Campground because it was close to the trail head for Mt Cammerer. The campground is clean, and quiet. It has clean bathrooms. It has fire pits and plenty of parking areas. The trail head started right in the... More 

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Thank Sue D
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3 reviews
Reviewed 29 September 2016

My wife and I spent six nights over Labor Day weekend here and had a great time. I picked this campground because it's known for not being as busy as the other grounds inside the main park. While it did fill up over the weekend by Monday it was almost empty. On the days it was not busy we had... More 

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Thank Joe L
Irmo, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We made a last minute decision to go camping Labor Day weekend. We picked Cosby for the hiking trails that lead out from the campground. Due to Hurricane Hermine we were unsure of the weather conditions we might face, luckily it was not an issue! We arrived around 9 pm Friday night we had studied the campground map before leaving... More 

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Shallotte, North Carolina
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We spent 2 night here after visiting gatlinburg. The surroundings are beautiful and the staff was friendly. We had a great private site in section B. $14 per night...nice bathrooms...but no showers.. We hiked to the falls....beautiful!....but a pretty steep hike..seemed longer than the 2.4 miles posted... Great weather and time!

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Thank Foodie4lif
Charlestown
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We just got back from spending a weekend at the Cosby Campground. There is plenty of spots to camp not too close to each other. We were lucky and put off by ourselves away from other campers. The staff seemed friendly, even when our scouts were bug hunting. The restrooms were very clean of the two I used. There were... More 

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Thank Russell L
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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

We camped over the holiday weekend. We have been here numerous times, and although they do reserve certain sites, if you get there early enough, you can get a good space. Very large campground backing up to lots of hiking trails and streams. I don't think the camp completely filled up any night we were there. Close enough to get... More 

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Thank Rob A
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 6 July 2016

I decided at the last minute that I wanted to go back to the Smoky's over the 4th of July weekend. I couldn't find ANY campground with availability still, so I searched for campgrounds that had some first-come/first-served sites. While some of the sites at Cosby Campground can be reserved ahead of time, the vast majority of them can't -... More 

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5 reviews
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

We camped for 6 nights here. Amazing. We were in love. We drove to all other campgrounds in the actual park and this was our favorite. Although they did not have running showers here it was still amazing for camping and our favorite of all camps in the parks. They are spread out a bit more than others and less... More 

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Address: Great Smokey Mountain National Park, Hwy 321, Cosby, TN
Region: United States > Tennessee > Cosby
Number of rooms: 157
Also Known As:
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“Pay for one day at a time so you have the option to change sites or leave early if you need to.”
  • B40 Campsite at Cosby Campground
  • View from Mt. Cammerer Fire Tower
 of 5 bubbles goaskdad, 5 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Reservations don't seem necessary, there were plenty of campsites available first come first serve.”
 of 5 bubbles swofford4, 4 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Drive around the campground to see what sites are available then stop at the ranger station.”
 of 5 bubbles StacyK324, 31 Jul 2015 | Read review
“drive around to find a spot you like! several to choose from!”
 of 5 bubbles carriem928, 27 Jun 2015 | Read review
“The B Loop is excellent.”
 of 5 bubbles 368ElizabethB, 6 Jun 2015 | Read review
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