It is August, which means that many people across the country are trading in their swimsuits and flip-flops for textbooks and backpacks. That's right- school is back in session! Returning to the stressful world of homework, test-taking, and academic lectures means that many students will soon be longing for a break. What better place is there to escape to than the beautiful Smoky Mountains? Get off the grid and spend a weekend camping, far away from the pressures of the classroom! Here are some of the best places to camp near Gatlinburg.
Camping in the Smokies
Camping in the Smokies is a quiet RV park situated along a mountain stream right near Smoky Mountains National Park. They offer full hook-ups, satellite, bathhouse, laundry, a pool, and trolley service.
Camp LeConte Luxury Outdoor Resort
If RVs and primitive tents aren't quite your speed, check out the stylish glamping offered at Camp LeConte Luxury Outdoor Resort. They offer trendy camping options including luxury tree houses, European safari tents, and 1960's retro campers.
Twin Creek RV Resort
Twin Creek RV Resort is an RV park near downtown Gatlinburg that has been operating since 1984. They offer , a supply store, a pool, a
Greenbrier Campground features tent camping, RV camping, and cabins, all alongside a creek and swimming hole. This campground prides itself on being pet-friendly, so if you want to camp with your pets, check out their website!
Smoky Bear Campground and RV Park
Smoky Bear Campground and RV Park offers both tent and RV camping sites and features a clubhouse, a pool, a hot tub, fire pits, a supply store, and a book and DVD lending library, along with other, more traditional amenities.
Little Arrow Outdoor Resort
Not sure what camping style you want to try? Little Arrow Outdoor Resort offers just about every style available. This restored campground features RV sites, cabins, glamping tents, and tiny homes. As a bonus, this campground features a rotating schedule of food trucks!
Where is your favorite place to camp in the Smokies?