Smokemont NP Campground
Why we chose here? It’s in the southern part of the Great Smoky Mountains
Location: North Carolina, just north of Cherokee
Peak Season: 15 May to 15 Oct
Sites: 142, they say it accommodates 35-40’ RV’s but there are limited spots for these sizes, especially for 5th Wheels as we need to fit a truck on the site as well, unhooked. There are a number of loops, F loop which is for RV’s was closed as it doesn’t open until the 15th May. The campsites are tight.
Facilities: Restrooms, Dump Station with drinking water, Garbage bins
Groceries: Cherokee is 8 miles away, the Lion grocery store is next to McDonalds on the 441
Reservations: Yes, but not before 15 May
Cell Coverage / WiFi: No, you will get it in Cherokee
Price Paid: $17 off peak, $20 in peak season
Date of visit: May 2016, we camped in A6
Other: There are some trails accessible from the campground.
No generators are allowed in loops A, B & C during peak season.
Quiet hours 10pm to 6am. Loop F is for RV’s only.
Loops D & F are closed in the off season.
Ranger station in the campground.
The campground runs along the river.
Self registration during the off season.
Ten minutes to the town of Cherokee
Would we come here again? Yes, it’s a nice campground.
|Looking towards Loop B|
|Loop F - RV's only|
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