Cataloochee Campground

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

2 Reviews
Cataloochee Entrance Rd. Waynesville, NC 28785 423-436-1200 Reservations: 877-444-6777 Official Website

GPS: 35.6313, -83.0865

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Overview of Cataloochee Campground

Number of Sites 27

Pad Type gravel

Reservations yes

Open Seasonally March-Oct.

Elevation 2661 ft

Max Length 31 ft

Tent Camping Yes

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Memphis, TN 28' Coleman 2016 278BHS Yukon
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“Might be the best NPS camping we have done so far”

Reviewed 5/20/2019

Nightly rate: $25
Days stayed: 6
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We camped here in early June of 2018. Wonderful National Park camping off the beaten path on the North Carolina side of GSMNP. Like most National Parks, this is dry camping with no hook ups, no dump station, and no showers/hot water at the restrooms. Not a problem for us because, frankly, that’s part of what we like about National Parks. Excellent trout fishing in the creek running next to the campground and elk all over the place. One important thing to note: the road in is NOT for the faint of heart. The posted max RV length is 31'. Our camper is 28’ long and I consider myself to be a solid driver. Maybe not nerves of steel but pretty close. Even so, I white knuckled it all the way in and out of the campground. It isn’t too bad if there are no other vehicles coming but if you do happen to meet one, you have to slow down, pick your spot, and then hug the side of the road while one of you drives by. You may even need to back up occasionally to get to a spot in the road wide enough for one of you to pass. Fair warning: Do NOT attempt this road with a big rig. I have a Chevy 2500 Silverado and a 28’ camper. I wouldn’t try it with anything bigger or longer than that. With that said, it is some of the best camping we have done and we will probably do it again, white knuckles and all!

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3 reviews
“Beautiful, Quiet, little campground”

Reviewed 10/21/2016

Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 5
Overall Rating

We made the short trip from Asheville to stay one night and see the Elk in the valley. The campground is small and quaint. Site # 5 is right by the creek/river and it was amazing sleeping at night with the van doors open. Campground is very clean, well kept, and bathrooms are nice. We saw the whole herd of elk in the valley as well. We will certainly be back!

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Cooper would stay here again

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Amenities

Hookups
  • dry camping
Recreation
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities
  • restrooms: flush
  • trash
  • water available
Pets
  • pets
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