Big Creek Campground: "Big Creek Campground" Great Smoky Mountains National Park Hotel Tip by jmpncsu

Big Creek campground is one of several campgrounds within the park. It is conveniently located just a few minutes off I-40 near the North Carolina/Tennessee state line. There is a group campsite, individual campsites, and horse camp. The campsite has indoor bathrooms with flush toilets and running water. Someone got bit by a bear the previous weekend so rangers were onsite with a bear trap and tranquilizer guns, although we never saw the bear while we were there. The camp hosts and rangers were friendly and helpful.

Unique Qualities: The campground has easy access to some nice trails. The Big Creek Trail leading to Midnight Hole and Mouse Creek Falls runs through the campsite as well as the Baxter Creek Trail leading to Mount Sterling and the Chestnut Branch Trail leading to the Appalachian Trail and Mount Cammerer.

Price Comparison: about average
Phone: (865) 436-1200
Price: less than US$20
Theme: Campground

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  • Updated Aug 11, 2012
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