A little camping information

When you are planning a camping trip to the Great Smoky Mountains, you have several options when it comes to places to stay. There are campgrounds inside the National Park and various types of accommodations outside the boundaries of the Park in neighboring towns such as Townsend, Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge. So, how do you find the one that’s best for you? Well, here is some information that might help you decide.

Campgrounds inside the Park offer facilities for tent campers and RV campers. There is no full hook-up for RV campers and no water and electric at the sites. There are bathrooms throughout the campgrounds but there are no showers anywhere in the Park. The National Park campgrounds also have time restrictions regarding when generators can be used.  Most sites are nicely wooded and some may be situated by the water.

Outside the National Park, you will find more variety in camping accommodations. Campgrounds and RV Parks may have water and electric or full hook-up at their sites. Many may have showers in the bath houses. Of course, prices will vary and depending upon your plans, the distance to attractions inside the Park may be a consideration.

Tremont Outdoor Resort is outside the National Park, but actually borders it on one side. We are only seven miles from Cades Cove and are located just outside Townsend, TN which is known as “the peaceful side of the Smokies”. While we are located a nice distance from the “hustle and bustle”, we are only about 15 miles from Pigeon Forge via Wears Valley Road. So, you can have peace without giving up convenience to the National Park or other attractions. Tremont offers full hook-up sites for RVs, both 30 and 50 amp, on the river and off, tent sites with water and electric, various sizes of log cabins, and log homes located just about one mile from the main campground. We have newly renovated bath houses complete with showers, a swimming pool that has just been resurfaced, an enlarged outdoor pavilion, a game room, and a playground for children.

Hopefully, this will help you to decide what will best fit your needs for your next camping trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We hope that you will check Tremont out when you are in the area! We welcome you to drive through and see the resort for yourself!


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