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This camp site was absolutely perfect for us! We spent 3 nights here to watch the fireflies and were satisfied in every way.
First of all, don't be mislead by the pictures of the dilapidated buildings. Those are part of an abandoned, former resort nearby,...More
This campground is one of the best I've seen. Lots of mature shade trees, generous sites so you're not on top of your neighbors. Fell asleep each night to the sound of the stream running through the campground. Most sites have camper and tent area,...More
The waterfront sites are absolute perfection. This is our favorite place to camp. We wish all campsites were equally as relaxing and beautiful. Neighbors were all great. They have all the basic camping necessities for purchase. Sugarlands visitor center is very helpful for anything you...More
If you can live without hookups..there is no better choice than this. Fresh cool mountain air..beautiful river. Camping doesnt get any better than this. Great place to hike, fish, ride bikes and relax. It is bear country though so follow the food storage regulations.
Was a nice central campground. Time of year was perfect for tent camping. Some of the RV noise was annoying but expected. Nice sites. Small camp store open from 4 to 7. Bathrooms were clean but showers would be nice.
Drove thru there last year on the Friday after Thanksgiving and there were several campers. One thing that surprised me was the park was packed with visitors. If you want to go to Laurel Falls or another area other than in... More
Drove thru there last year on the Friday after Thanksgiving and there were several campers. One thing that surprised me was the park was packed with visitors. If you want to go to Laurel Falls or another area other than in Elkmont then you might want to go early. I'm not sure about the camp store hours although I saw one comment that sounded like they had been there before and it was open. I was there again for the fireflies this year and ice at the store was $2.50 but being "off season" things may very well go up and store hours shortened. As for firewood you can get USDA approved bundles at the Food City grocery stores for $4.99 and I've seen it at the Tractor Supply stores for $3.99. One observation is that sometimes it the Tractor Supply wood is/has been wet and starting to rot (may only be my local store). I did get some good bundles there so just be sure to look 'em over. Also, the Park Service web site has links to other vendors in the area. The campground restrooms are clean with an ample supply of toilet paper but I always take a couple of rolls just in case. I don't recall seeing any hand soap. I have encountered a hand dryer in the restrooms that didn't work so you might want to take a few paper towels with you till you figure it out. Also there is a utility sink outside at the restrooms for washing dishes. It is cold water so don't be surprised. Not sure how much you know about Elkmont but it is flat and easy walking. There are a few trails that you can take. I enjoy waking up to the old cabins and looking around. Spence Cabin to the left is a great restoration of one of the cabins. If you go to the end of them along Jakes Creek there is a bridge that crosses so you can make a loop around and see pretty much the whole campground. I'm sure that was confusing so pull up the Elkmont campground map (or on Google maps) and hopefully you'll see what I'm sadly trying to describe.
One more thing. Read up on all the bear country storage requirements. They will make sure you understand these requirements when you check in. I saw them confiscate two group site's coolers one year for leaving them out unattended. They had a pickup truck full of coolers. It's somewhere around a $75 fine, or more to get them back so they are serious about this regulation.
We did not have any cell service while at the campground. In fact, we did not have service most of the time we were in the national park. When we did it was very limited. For good reliable service we went to Gatlinburg or... More
We did not have any cell service while at the campground. In fact, we did not have service most of the time we were in the national park. When we did it was very limited. For good reliable service we went to Gatlinburg or Townsend.