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Secluded Vacation Getaways in the Smokies

Quiet Campgrounds in the Smokies, Tennesse



Secluded Smoky Mountain Vacations

Getaway to the Smokies for a Relaxing Smoky Mountain Vacation

If you're planning a camping vacation in the Smoky Mountains, but the thought of

  • pitching your tent on a concrete slab,
  • next to a slew of camper trailers,
  • surrounded by multitude of patio lanterns, loud radios, and portable tvs ...
makes you grit your teeth, then you've got to read on ...

Our Smoky Mountain camping guide is for true mountain campers who camp in secluded Smoky Mountain campsites, who pack light, and bring minimal camping gear.


Best Campgrounds in the Smokies, Tennessee

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  • the best,
  • the quietest,
  • most secluded,
  • and most beautiful campgrounds in the Smokies.

We've got all the details on facilities, reservations, fees and restrictions.

We're also using the ever popular star rating system. Campground attributes -- beauty, site privacy, spaciousness, quietness, security and cleanliness are ranked accordingly. Five stars are ideal while one star is acceptable.


Getaway to a Secluded Campground in the Smoky Mountains

No matter which campsite you choose, don't hesitate to ask questions. In the Smokies, you'll meet some of the most friendliest folks around and most will be glad to share a cup of coffee or a piece of their time.


Quiet and Secluded Smoky Mountain Campgrounds ...


Secluded Tennessee Campgrounds Directory
Abrams Creek Campground Cosby Campground
Dennis Cove Campground Holly Flats Campground
Jake Best Campground North River Campground
Paint Creek Campground Round Mountain Campground

Abrams Creek Campground

Abrams Creek Campground is on the far reaches of the western edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Campground Ratings Abrams Creek
Beauty *****
Privacy ***
Spaciousness ****
Quiet *****
Security ****
Cleanliness *****

If relaxing in a quiet woodland beside a cool mountain stream is your goal, then here's a great campground choice. Abrams Creek Campground is a prime choice to escape from the Smoky Mountain crowds.

The creek and campground were named after old Abram, Cherokee chief of the town of Chilhowee.

Since the campground is in the park's lowlands, it can be fairly warm but expect it to cool down in the evening. But don't let the low elevation make you underestimate the ruggedness of this part of the park. Between the sharp wooded ridges, flow twisting streams overgrown with rhodendron where back bear and deer forage for their livelihood.

If you need camping supplies,there is a store nearby. Just head back to US 129, turn right and drive 5 miles to the old-time Talassee General Store. Established in 1933, it offers both modern camping supplies and old-fashioned dry goods.


Hiking Trails Near Abrams Creek Campground

Cooper Road Trail

The Cooper Road Trail conveniently starts at the back of the campground. This 7.5 mile loop hike gives you a good glimpse of the pine-oak woods within this area of the park.

Little Bottoms, Hannah Mountain and Rabbit Creek Trails

Hiking a combination of the above trails, you'll see the Abrams Creek Gorge and a couple of old homesites. The loop ends at the Abrams Creek Ranger Station, near the campground.

Buchannan Cemetery Hike

If you hike along the Cooper Road and Cane Creek trail, you'll come to the old Buchannan Cemetery. The cemetery is proof that American pioneers once lived in the Smoky Mountains.

Pine Mountain Trail

Feeling energetic? Then plan on hiking to Pine Mountain. It's 2 miles up the Rabbit Creek Trail. You'll cross Abrams Creek on a footlog with a handrail, pass the old old Abrams homesite on your left, then start climbing. A semicircle of stones marks the highest point on the trail, where you can see Chilhowee Mountain to the north.

 
Key Information Abrams Creek Campground
Information: (423) 436-1228
Open: May to October
Individual Sites: 16
Each Site Has: picnic table, fire pit, and lantern post
Site Assignment: First come, first served, no reservations
Facilities: flush toilets and cold running water
Parking: at individual sites
Fee: $6 per hight
Elevation: 1,125 feet
Restrictions: Pets -- on leash only
 Fires -- in fire pits only
 Alcoholic beverages -- at campsite only
 Vehicles -- small trailers up to 12 feet; no RV hookups
Other -- 7 day stay limit

Getting to Abrams Creek Campground

From Townsend, TN, drive north on US 321. Turn left off the Foothills Parkway at Chilowee Lake onto US 129. Head south .5 miles to Happy Valley Road. Turn left on Happy Valley Road, and take it 6 miles to Abrams Creek Roadl Turn right on Abrams Creek Road and drive 1 mile to the campground, passing the ranger station on your left.


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Cosby Campground

Cosby Campground is the perfect base to explore the virgin forests and the Greenbriar area. Also, while other camgrounds in the Smokies can be cramped and noisy, Cosby Campground is rarely crowded.

Campground Ratings Cosby Campground
Beauty ****
Privacy ****
Spaciousness *****
Quiet ****
Security ****
Cleanliness *****

Set on what once was pioneer farmland, this quiet campground is surrounded by mountains. The large camping area is located between the confluence of Rock Creek and Cosby Creek. The campground has several loops and bathrooms are conveniently located throughout. A small store, specializing in campers' needs is located at the turn off of TN 32.

The Cosby area is rich in Smoky Mountain history. At one time Cosby was one of the most heavily settled farmlands in the Smokies, but because of the marginal harvests, Cosby residents set up moonshine stills. In fact Cosby became known as the Moonshine Capital of the World.

All in all, you can't beat Cosby Campground. But best of all, it's rarely crowded. Cosby Campground's size allows you a perfect degree of privacy and solitude.

Hiking Trails near Cosby Campground

Lower Mount Cammerer Trail

If you hike the Lower Mount Cammeerer Trails for 1.5 miles, you'll come to Sutton Ridge Overlook. Along the way, you'll see signs of old homesteads, rock walls and old chimneys. At the overlook you can see Gabes Mountain to your east, the main crest of the Smokies to the south, the Cosby Valley below, and East Tennessee on the horizon.

Gabes Mountain Trail

Along the Gabes Mountain Trail you'll pass Henwallow Falls and you'll pass through huge old-growth hemlock and tulip trees. After 6 miles, you'll come to the Sugar Cove backcountry campsite.

Mount Crammerer Fire Tower

Of all the hiking trails near Cosby Campground, this is the crown jewel. Thsi six mile hile takes you to the restored Mount Cammerer fire tower. It was formerly called White Rock by Tennesseans and Sharp Top by Carolinians. It was renamed Mount Cammerere after Arno B. Cammerer, former director of the Nationa Park Service. The wood and stone fire tower was originally built by the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Once you reach the top, the 360 degree view will be well worth the climb. To the north you'll see the Cosby Valley, to the south you'll see Mount Sterling, and to the west is the main crest of the Smoky Mountains.

Other Smoky Mountain Hikes

Other nearby trails include the 4-mile Ramsay Cascades Trail. It passes through virgin forests and ends at a very picturesque waterafall.

Brushy Mountain Trail meanders and climbs to an impressive view of Mount LeConte and Gatlinburg.

Grapeyard Ridge Trail is the areas's most historical and secluded Hike. If meanders along Rhodendendron Creek and passes by countless old homesites.

 
Key Information Cosby Campground
Information: (423) 487-5418
Open: May to October
Individual Sites: 175
each Site Has: picnic table, fire pit, and lantern post
Site Assignment: First come, first served, no reservations
Facilities: flush toilets and cold running water
Parking: at individual sites
Fee: $14 per hight
Elevation: 2,459 feet
Restrictions: Pets -- on leash only
 Fires -- in fire pits only
 Alcoholic beverages -- at campsite only
 Vehicles -- no restrictions
Other -- 7 day stay limit

Getting to Cosby Campground

From Gatlinburg, TN, take US 321 east until it comes to a T intersection with TN 32. Follow this a little over a mile, then turn right at the Cosby section of the park.

After 2 miles, you'll arrive at the campground regitration hut.


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Dennis Cove Campground

Dennis Cove campground is free and it's located in the heart of the Pond Mountain Wilderness.

Campground Ratings Dennis Cove
Beauty *****
Privacy ***
Spaciousness ****
Quiet ****
Security ***
Cleanliness *****

Dennis Cove is deep in the bosom of the Southern Appalachians. in fact the Appalachian Trail runs near and is easily accessible from the campground.

Dennis Cove campgroound has three evenly dispersed water spigots and a small comfort station with flush toilets for each sex is near the campground entrance.


Hiking Trails Near Dennis Cove Campground.

If you love to see our Smoky Mountain Waterfalls, you have two great options ...

Coon Den Falls

If you walk back on FS 50, toward Hampton, after a half a mile, you'll see a creek flowing in on the left. Just follow the old trail along the creek to the falls. It's .8 of a mile

If you keep hiking beyond the falls, you'll run in the AT. Turn left then after another mile, then you'll come to Whiterock Lookout Tower.

Laurel Falls

Back down a bit farther on FS 50 toward Hampton, you'll find more the the Appalachian Trail. Follow it as it follows an old railroad grade in the the Laurel Fork Gorge to Laurel Falls.

 
Key Information Dennis Cove Campground
Information: (423) 743-4452
Open: May to October
Individual Sites: 16
Each Site Has: tent pad, picnic table, fire pit, and lantern post
Site Assignment: First come, first served, no reservations
Facilities: flush toilets and cold running water
Parking: at individual sites
Fee: none
Elevation: 2,600 feet
Restrictions: Pets -- on leash only
 Fires -- in fire pits only
 Alcoholic beverages -- prohibited
 Vehicles -- no restrictions
Other -- 14 day stay limit

Getting to Dennis Cove Campground

From Hampton, TN, drive north on US 321 for .8 mile. Watch carefully and turn right at the sign with a picture of a tent. This is the unmarked Dennis Cove Road. You'll climb away from Hampton on this winding and twisting road. After 3.9 miles, Dennis Cove Campground will be on your right.


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Holly Flats Campground

Holly Flats offers a variety of spacious camping sites in a secluded setting with plenty to do nearby. The Bald River Gorge Wilderness is just across the road.

Campground Ratings Holly Flats
Beauty ****
Privacy ****
Spaciousness *****
Quiet *****
Security ***
Cleanliness ***

Holly Flats campground is true to its name because holly trees dot the campground and their prickly leaves are on the woodland floor.

In gerneral, Holly Flats is an old-time campground. The sites have not been regraded in awhile, the picnic tables have their share of initials carved in them, and the fire rings are circular piles of rocks. But that's not al all bad.

You can't beat this secluded campground for old-time camping ambience --

  • the smell of wood smoke,
  • hamburgers cooking on the grill,
  • the sun filtering through the trees, and ...
  • relaxing, quiet, lazy afternoons.


Holly Flats Campground Features

Holly Flats lies adjacent to the Bald River. Two sunny campsites are located in the grassy area by the bridge. Farther up, the campground splits into two loops. The road to the right leads away from the Bald River and has 8 thickly wooded sites. They offer the most seclusion and solitude.

The other road that runs to the left has six sites along the river. These are more open and the melody of the splashing river fills the air.

A comfort station with vault toilets for each sex is on the side of the road opposite the Bald River. An old fashioned water pump is located where the two roads split apart.

Please note, there are no trash cans at Holly Flats. It's designated as a pack-it-in, pack-it-out campground.


Hiking Trails Near Holly Flats Campground

Bald River Trail

The Bald River Trail, #88, starts .4 of a mile west down the Bald River on Forest Service Road 126. It meanders through the heart of the 3,700 - acre Bald River Gorge Wilderness. The trail takes you 4.8 miles to the Bald River Falls. Thisl is an excellent day hike and it's a great spot for trout fishing.

The Kirkland Creek Trail

The Kirkland Creek Trail, #85 starts .4 of a mile east of the campground on FS 126. The trail runs up a valley for 3 miles, then follows an old logging road. For 4.6 miles it leads to Sandy Gap and the North Carolina state line.

Brookshire Creek Trail

The Brookshire Creek Trail, #180 is one mile east of Holly Flats campgroundson FS 126. It begins in an old field, it crosses the Bald River, then climbs 6 miles to the state line.

Along the trail are some remote old homesites where mountain pioneers scraped by to make a living.

The Warriors Passage National Recrreation Trail

The Warriors Passage National Recreation Trail, #164 traces and old route usede by the Cherokee Indians, our early Smoky Mountain Pioneers and US Soldiers. This historic trail leads one way for 5 miles to FS 76.

From Holly Flats Campground, drive west on FS 126 to FS 126c, turn left. Halfway up you'll see the trailhead on your right.

Wauccheesi Mountain Lookout Drive

If you prefer, you can drive to the top of Waucheesi Mountain. Rangers used to watch for fires from an old tower perched there, but it has since been torn down.

The Smoky Mountain view is here spectacular. At the top you can peer down into the Bald River Gorge and the Tellico River Basin.

From Holly Flats, drive west on FS 126 to FS 126c, turn left. FS 126c will climb up the mountain until the road ends at the top.


 
Key Information Holly Flats Campground
Information: (423) 253-2520
Open: Year-round
Individual Sites: 17
Each Site Has: tent pad, picnic table, and fire ring
Site Assignment: First come, first served, no reservations
Facilities: vault toilets
Parking: at individual sites
Fee: $6
Elevation: 2,150 feet
Restrictions: Pets -- on leash only
 Fires -- in fire rings only
 Alcoholic beverages -- prohibited
 Vehicles -- no restrictions
No Trash Cans, pack-it-in, pack-it-out

Getting to Holly Flats Campground

From Tellico Plains, drive east on TN 165 for 5.3 miles. Next, turn right on FS 210 and follow it for 13.9 miles to FS 126, turn right.

Continue on FS 126 and follow for 6 miles. Holly Flats Campground will be across the bridge, on your left.

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Jake Best Campground

Jake Best campground lies in a secluded mountain bluff overlooking Citico Creek. Although the isolated campsite is in some hilly terrain, the seven campsites are level and far apart from each other. So, with so few sites, you'll never be bothered by the noise of countless cars coming and going along the loop.

Campground Ratings Jake Best
Beauty *****
Privacy ****
Spaciousness ****
Quiet *****
Security ****
Cleanliness ****

The campground is named for Jake Best, a settler from the mid 1800s. A nearby clearing and some graves still mark the homesite.

The allure of Jake Best is its primitive setting in a beautiful woodland. The restroom is a pit toilet for each sex and you can get water from the creek. just remember to treat or boil all water before drinking it.

Although the campsite is just 10 miles from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, it features scenery and beauty that rivals the park itself.

This area used to be Cherokee country. In fact, Citico comes from the Cherokee word sitiku which meams clean fishing waters. And even today, the Citico Creek is a wonderful fishing spot.

After the Cherokee, came the lumberjacks. Once the logging era ended, settlers moved in. Next, the Forest Service bought the land and a Civilian Conservation Corps camp was converted into the campground we see today.

Now the surrounding watershed continues to return to its original beauty. In fact in 1984, the upper section of the Citico Creek watershed was recognized for its exceptional beauty and it was designated as a wilderness.

Hiking Trails Near Jake Best Campground

Jake Best Campground is a perfect base to do some hiking in the Citico Wilderness. A series of trails begin at Double Camp Road ( Forest Service Road 59 ).

From Jake Best, drive 4 miles up Citico Creek Road ( FS 35 -1). Next, turn left to reach FS 59.

Crowder Branch Trail

The Crowder Branch Trail, #84 begins 3.5 miles up FS 59. It meanders 2.6 miles along a charming mountain stream through a beautiful forest to Crowder Place. It's an old homesite with a reliable spring and an open meadow, a perfect picnic spot.

The Kirkland Creek Trail

The Kirkland Creek Trail, #85 starts .4 of a mile east of the campground on FS 126. The trail runs up a valley for 3 miles, then follows an old logging road. For 4.6 miles it leads to Sandy Gap and the North Carolina state line.

Foderstack Trail

At 6.7 miles on FS 59 up you'll find the Foderstack Trail. It leads along Foderstack Ridge and offers intermittent views of the wilderness and the Smokies beyond.

South Fork CitikoTrail

If you drive 5.6 miles up Citco Creek Road, FS 35-1 then turn left on FS 26, you'll find a slew of trailheads. The South Fork Citico Trail, #105 leads deep into the woodlands where you'll see more mountain history and beauty.

Camping Supplies for Jake Best Campground

If you need camping supplies, you can shop at Citico Beach Store. It's in an old house 8 miles down FS 35 - 1. It really is a country store but it's still best to bring along all of your camping supplies. Overall, Jake Best Campground is secluded and pretty far from civilization.

Smoky Mountain Solitude at Jake Best Campground

Overall the beauty of these forest wetlands rivals that of the Smokies. In fact this area probably would have been a national park itself had the unmatched Smokies had not been so close.

 
Key Information Jake Best Campground
Information: (423) 253-2520
Open: Year-round
Individual Sites: 7
Each Site Has: graveled tent pad, picnic table, lantern post, and a rock fire ring
Site Assignment: First come, first served, no reservations
Facilities: pit toilets
Parking: at individual sites
Fee: $6
Elevation: 1,300 feet
Restrictions: Pets -- on leash only
 Fires -- in fire rings only
 Alcoholic beverages -- prohibited
 Vehicles -- no restrictions
Other -- 14 day stay limit

Getting to Jake Best Campground

From the town square in Tellico Plains, drive south on TN 165 for .5 of a mile. Next, turn left on TN 360 and drive 9 miles to Monroe County Road 504, also known as Buck Highway. A sign to Citico Creek will mark your right turn.

Next, drive 5.1 mies to FS 35-1. The campground is 2.9 miles away. Make sure to veer left at the junction with Monroe County 506. Finally, you'll see Jake Best Campground on your left.

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North River Campground

North River Campground is hidden deep within the Cherokee National Forest. For tent campers who love pure Smoky Mountain beauty, this is your place.

Campground Ratings North River
Beauty *****
Privacy *****
Spaciousness *****
Quiet *****
Security ****
Cleanliness ****

All in all, the natural amenities at North River are abundant. The campground is shaded by hemlock, sycamore and rhodendron. Grassy areas grow between the trees giving ample space between the campsites.

With only 11 sites in the entire campground, all is peaceful and quiet. The lower end of the campground is more shaded and isolated, while the upper end is more open and sunny. If you love to camp by the water, 8 of the 11 sites are actually riverside.

There is one pit toilet for each sex and an old fashioned water pump is in the middle of the campground.

Pheasant Fields Fish Hatchery

The nearby Pheasant Fields Fish Hatchery is just 4.5 miles away. Turn right out of the campgroundd and then after .1 of a mile turn right onto Forest Service Road 216. Drive a mile then turn left at FS 210. The hatchery is 3.5 miles up the road.

Rainbow trout are raised here for stocking and in one of the many tanks, you'll see some lunkers that will cause your eyes to pop in disbelief.

The Sycamore Creek Trail

The Sycamore Creek Trail, Forest Trail #61, begins at the hatchery and leads up to Whigg Meadow. It's a mile high meadow with views into the Citico / Slickrock Wilderness.

Hiking Trails Near North River Campground

McNabb and Hemlock Creek Trails

Nearby, down FS 217 from the campground are the McNabb and Hemlock Creek Trails, #92 and #101 respectively. Each follows a scenic tributary of the North River up to the high country.

Camping Supples for North River Campground

During the summer months you can purchase supplies in the small community of Green Cove. There's a small motel, summer cottages, a small country store and a gas station.

North River Campground

If you want to camp in a secluded area corner of the Smokies that's surrounded by natural beauty, come and camp at North River Campground. It's totally surrounded by mountain woodlands, but is spacious enough that you won't feel packed in.

 
Key Information North River Campground
Information: (423) 253-2520
Open: Year-round
Individual Sites: 11
Each Site Has: graveled tent pad, picnic table, lantern post, and a rock fire ring
Site Assignment: First come, first served, no reservations
Facilities: pit toilets, pump-well water
Parking: at individual sites
Fee: $6
Elevation: 1,840 feet
Restrictions: Pets -- on leash only
 Fires -- in fire rings only
 Alcoholic beverages -- prohibited
 Vehicles -- no restrictions
Other -- 14 day stay limit

Getting to North River Campground

From the town square in Tellico Plains, drive 4.7 miles south on TN 165 to FS 210. Next, turn right on FS 210 and drive for 9.6 miles to FS 217. Along the way, you'll pass the Tellico Ranger Station at .4 of a mile. Why not pick up a forest map there? You'll also pass Bald River Falls at 6.3 miles.

3.3 miles past the falls, turn left onto FS 217. Just follow it for 3 miles and North River Campground will be on your right.

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Paint Creek Campground

Extremely well laid out on an inside bend of Paint Creek, this cozy campground blends in well with its surroundings. Eleven are directly creekside, and all of the sites are large and offer a great degree of privacy.

Campground Ratings Paint Creek
Beauty *****
Privacy *****
Spaciousness *****
Quiet ****
Security ****
Cleanliness ****

Paint Creek Campground has two small loops, each with one group site. Vault toilets for each sex are on the loop and an old-fashioned hand-pump is at the campground entrance. The north loop has six sites -- half are along Paint Creek. The other 15 sites are on the south loop.

Hiking Trails Near Paint Creek Campground

The Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail is very accessible from Paint Creek. Just turn left out of the campground and drive up FS 31 for 5 miles to Hurricane Gap. The AT passes through the gap.

Hike the AT to your right for .8 of a mile to Rich Mountain Fire Tower. You're at an elevation of 3,643 feet. From the tower you'll see the French Broad Valley. Also the Bald Mountains are all around you and Mt. Mitchell, the highest peek east of the Mississippi is to the east.

Dudley Falls and the French Broad River

During the summer months, Dudley Falls is a popular swimming hole. Just drive along Forest Service Road 41 to the falls. Past the falls, the road meanders a few miles to Paint Creek's confluence with the French Broad River at Paint Rock.

The French Broad River is a popular canoeing and rafting river and you'll find outfitters in Del Rio, Tennessee, or across the mountain in Hot Springs, North Carolina.

 
Key Information Paint Creek Campground
Information: (423) 638-4109
Open: April 15th - December 15th
Individual Sites: 21
Each Site Has: graveled tent pad, picnic table, lantern post, and a fire grate
Site Assignment: First come, first served, no reservations
Facilities: pit toilets, pump-well water
Parking: at individual sites
Fee: $6, $10 per night for group sites
Elevation: 1,640 feet
Restrictions: Pets -- on leash only
 Fires -- in fire rings only
 Alcoholic beverages -- prohibited
 Vehicles -- trailers up to 26 feet
Other -- 14 day stay limit

Getting to Paint Creek Campground.

From Greenville, take US 70 south for 12.5 miles. Turn right on Rollins Chapel Road and continue on for 1.1 miles.

Turn left on Lower Paint Road. The pavement will end after 1.1 miles, but continue on for .5 of a mile. Next, you'll cross Paint Creek on a small bridge and Paint Creek Campground will be on your left.

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Round Mountain Campground

Round Mountain Campground is off the beaten path in a seemingly forgotten corner of the Bald Mountains in the Cherokee National Forest

Campground Ratings Round Mountain
Beauty *****
Privacy *****
Spaciousness *****
Quiet *****
Security ****
Cleanliness *****

The entrance road up the mountain is long and winding, but those who come to Round Mountain will relish the tranquil high-country setting.

The sites of Round Mountain Campground are scattered on a single, thickly forested loop road. Tall trees, including yellow birch and pin cherry inter-mingle with hemlock and white pine. Thick rhododendron on the forest floor buffers campers from one another.

The first two campsites are located on the approch road. The next five sites are scattered where possible between the large trees and thick undergrowth.

Two of the campsites are walk-up sites including the campground's most isolated one. A water pump is located at the beginning of the loop, along with a clean restroom with vault toilets for each sex.

Hiking Trails Near Round Mountain Campground

Walnut Mountain Trail

From the campground, it's just a short walking distance to the Walnut Mountain Trail. Just walk out to Forest Service Road 107, go downhill 30 years to the trailhead. It meanders 1 mile to Rattlesnake Gap and another mile further to the Appalachian Trail near the Walnut Mountain shelter.

Scenic Drive to Lemon Gap and Max Patch

If you trun left out of the campground on FS 107, then drive two miles up to Lemon Gap and the North Carolina border. At Lemon Gap, veer right onto FS 1182 and drive for 3.5 miles. You'll come to a trout pond that's stocked by the Pisgah National Forest. Beyond the pond on your left, the forest will open up, revealing the famed Max Patch.

Max Patch is a 230 - acrea field that was once part of a working farm. Now, it's filled with thousands of wildflowers, struting their Smoky Mountain Splendor. At the crest of the field, it's 4,629 ft. and you'll be treated to the following bird's eye view...

To the south you'll see the Great Smoky Mountains including the fire towers on Mount Sterling and Mount Crammerer. To the north you'll see the open fields of the Bald Mountains.

All in all, don't be surprised if Round Mountain Campground becomes your favorite. Between the quiet solitude and high-country beauty, this area showcases the best of the Smokies and the Southern Appalachians.

Getting to Round Mountain Campground

From Newport, take US 25/70 for 10 miles to TN 107 at Del Rio. Turn right on TN 107 and drive for 5.8 miles.

Next, turn left on gravel road FS 107 ( Round Mountain Road ). The road will climb and twist. After 6 miles, Round Mountain Campground will be on your left.

 
Key Information Round Mountain Campground
Information: (423) 638-4109
Open: May to December 15th
Individual Sites: 16
Each Site Has: tent pad, picnic table, lantern post, and a fire grate and a stand-up grill
Site Assignment: First come, first served, no reservations
Facilities: pit toilets, pump-well water
Parking: at individual sites
Fee: $6
Elevation: 3,000 feet
Restrictions: Pets -- on leash only
 Fires -- in fire rgrates only
 Alcoholic beverages -- prohibited
 Vehicles -- 22 foot trailer limit
Other -- 14 day stay limit

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Smoky Mountain Camping Guide

And finally, if you love to plan, dream and read vacation books, here's a useful Smoky Mountain camping guide ...
Smoky Mountain Hiking and Camping: A Guide to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park


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