View Full Version : camping in Gattlinburg

5 WT
06-09-2010, 10:37 PM
I just got back from a gsmnp trip and I am already planning my next one. I was wondering if any of you could recommend a good camp ground in Gatlinburg. (TENT) I usually stay in Townsend, but I want to fish some different areas of the park. (Greenbrier, Cosby, Roaring Fork and Cataloochee) I know I could stay at Cosby in the park but a hot shower every night is a wonderful thing!!!!!!


06-10-2010, 03:41 PM
call 865-436-0519...gatlinburg welcome center...they will be able to help

pitch black
06-10-2010, 03:44 PM
Elkmont, lot of fishing, but no hot showers

06-10-2010, 06:07 PM
Hot showers are sooo overrated. :biggrin: Maybe that's why my wife makes sure she's out shopping when I come in from one of my camping/fishing trips!

Btw, the restrooms at Elkmont do have sinks where you can wash up...pretty nice if you're going to camping for a few days.

06-10-2010, 09:30 PM
I don't have any personal recommendations (no real experience with Gburg CG's); but you might find this Google Map link (http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF8&q=campgrounds&fb=1&gl=us&ei=1IwRTPLcLcOAlAfW66GHCA&ved=0CDAQtgMwAA&sll=35.744283,-83.420563&sspn=0.53724,1.234589&split=1&rq=1&ev=zo&radius=41.54&hq=campgrounds&hnear=&ll=35.744283,-83.420563&spn=0.53724,1.234589&z=10) helpful.

If I'm car camping or backpacking without being weight conscious, I'll take alot of Wet Ones to sponge off with in lieu of a shower. Besides, how can one truly appreciate a long, hot shower until he's gone without one for a few days ;-)