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Old 05-25-2010, 08:29 AM
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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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Old 05-25-2010, 08:43 AM
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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
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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)
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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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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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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Old 05-26-2010, 03:38 PM
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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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