5 Spots to Camp in the Smokies

Okay, so I’m not a huge fan of sleeping in a tent.

But I know a lot of people are. Two of those people happen to be in my family. For sure, I’ll be spending at least a few nights in a tent this summer. Maybe even in the Smoky mountains. If so, I’ll need the following information!

So here it goes — 5 spots to camp in the Smoky Mountain region.

Adventure Bound Camping Resorts

  • Location: 4609 E. Parkway, Gatlinburg
  • Amenities: Get this — included with stay is entrance for kids to a Fun Zone with inflatables and a giant water slide; pool; high speed Internet access; laundry; general store; arcade; fishing
  • Summer Campsite Price (water & electric): $34 nightly
  • Also available: Cabins, RV rental, RV sites

Great Smoky Jellystone

  • Location: 4946 Hooper Hwy, Cosby
  • Amenities: Two mountain streams to play in; game room; pool; mini golf; sing-along with Yogi the Bear; laundry; wireless Internet access; camp store; live music & karaoke; playground; theater
  • Summer Campsite Price (water & electric): $38 nightly
  • Also available: Cabins, RV sites

Bear Cove Village

  • Location: 3404 Whaley Dr., Pigeon Forge (1 mile from Dollywood)
  • Amenities: Wireless Internet access; laundry; 2 pools; playground; souvenir shop; dog park; fish pond; pizza restaurant
  • Summer Campsite Price (water & electric): $35 nightly
  • Also available: Cabins, RV sites

Clabough Campground

  • Location: 405 Wears Valley Road, Pigeon Forge (about 1/2 mile off the Parkway)
  • Amenities: Pigeon Forge trolley service; 2 pools; lazy river; market; restaurant; game room; playground
  • Summer Campsite Price (water & electric): $37 nightly
  • Also available: Cabins, RV sites; cottages; house rental

Smoky Bear Campground

  • Location: Highway 321, Gatlinburg
  • Amenities: Wireless Internet access; heated pool; hot tub; playground; store; free movie rentals
  • Summer Campsite Price (water & electric): $20; pay per person for more than 2 per site
  • Also available: Cabins, RV sites
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