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    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? We'll do some yard work for you to pay for the stay!.... J/K)

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    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
    I got no style, I'm strictly roots.

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    Anywhere in the backcountry is free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jross View Post
    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? 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.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crockett View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mundele View Post
    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.

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    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!

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

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