Open Year-round
No
Reservations possible?
Yes
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
Yes
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Big Creek Campground is located in a remote eastern corner of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. There are several hiking trails nearby ranging from easy hikes along Big Creek, to more strenuous hikes including Mount Sterling and Mount Cammerer. The Big Creek area is also an optimal location for fishing, swimming, wildlife viewing and relaxing away from the crowds often found in other areas of the park.

Big Creek Campground consists of 12 tent only campsites. There aren’t many amenities here other than flushing toilets and running water. All the campsites require a short walk from the parking area, and must be reserved in advance. In addition to the tent sites there is also a group camp and horse camp just down the road.

Big Creek Campground is open seasonally. Dates differ year to year so be sure to check with Great Smoky Mountains National Park and reserve a site (required) before your visit.

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Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Occasionally full

Parking Pass

None

Open from

April 01 to November 01

Price per night (basic site)

17.50 $ (14.69 €)

Pros

Remote & beautiful area.

Cons

Tent camping only. Limited amenities.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

National Park Service

Reservation phone number

1 (877) 444-6777

Features

Vault toilet
Wildlife
Fishing
Big Game Watching
Picnic tables
Near lake or river
Bird watching
Potable water

Access

Vehicle

Total number of sites

12

Lodging type

Lodge

Location

Nearby Adventures

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Smoky Mountains, North Carolina

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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