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jross 05-25-2010 08:29 AM

cheapest camping option
 
looks like I might be coming down next week! This time it's just me and an old friend (who has no S.M. fishing experience). Where could we stay in a tent that is the cheapest? Isn't Elkmont $20? What about other campgrounds in the area more near civilization?

(Can we stay in someone's yard?:biggrin: We'll do some yard work for you to pay for the stay!.... J/K)

Carlito 05-25-2010 08:43 AM

Big Creek's about as cheap as it gets, but you won't be likely to score a campsite if you show up on Friday evening...

Look here for more info: http://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisi...ry-camping.htm

Speckleman5 05-25-2010 05:41 PM

Anywhere in the backcountry is free.

BlueRaiderFan 05-26-2010 01:00 AM

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Originally Posted by jross (Post 80911)
looks like I might be coming down next week! This time it's just me and an old friend (who has no S.M. fishing experience). Where could we stay in a tent that is the cheapest? Isn't Elkmont $20? What about other campgrounds in the area more near civilization?

(Can we stay in someone's yard?:biggrin: We'll do some yard work for you to pay for the stay!.... J/K)

Treemont Campgrounds has tent sites cheap and they have a pool, showers and toilets.

Crockett 05-26-2010 09:52 AM

Hey BlueRaiderFan where is Treemont campgrounds? I am assuming it is a commercial campground outside the park right?

Mundele 05-26-2010 01:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Crockett (Post 80958)
Hey BlueRaiderFan where is Treemont campgrounds? I am assuming it is a commercial campground outside the park right?

I think it's that place on the left as you enter the park from Townsend. there's a bridge that crosses the little river, with a sign over top, if I'm not mistaken.

Grannyknot 05-26-2010 02:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Mundele (Post 80974)
I think it's that place on the left as you enter the park from Townsend. there's a bridge that crosses the little river, with a sign over top, if I'm not mistaken.

Correct...you can't miss it. It will be the place that is filled with campfire smoke.

jross 05-26-2010 03:38 PM

that tremont campground looks nice, but how much are tent sites? I couldn't find it on the net.

I also found the Old Mill campground, how does it relate to other campgrounds?

I should've specified that the cheapest is backcountry, but my friend was less than thrilled to think a bear could stop by for a chat in the backcountry!

BlueRaiderFan 05-26-2010 09:18 PM

You'll have to call them. You can get their number by Googling them. Try Abrams Creek Campground.


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