2013 Big Meadow Family Campground was selected as National Park of the Year
2006 and 2013 Big Meadow Family Campground was selected as Tennessee Park of the Year.

Big Meadow Family Campground Recognized as One of the Top Rated Big Rig RV Campgrounds in North America by Trailer Life Directory
Townsend’s Big Meadow Family Campground was rated as one of the nation’s top RV Campgrounds by the Good Sam RV Travel Guide & Campground Directory- formerly, Trailer Life Directory. This year, of more than 16,000 parks in the United States and Canada, Big Meadow ranked in the Top 300 again!

Hours of Operation: 7 days a week, Normal 8am-9pm, Winter 8am-6pm

Capacity: 462 

 Number: 77

8215 Cedar Creek Road
National Park TN, 37882
(865) 448-0625

Cades Cove Campground at an elevation of 1807' 

Open year -round. Size of RVs: 25'. 

10035 Campground Drive
National Park TN, 37882
(865) 448-2472

Cataloochee campground is located in the historic Cataloochee Valley--a relatively remote part of Smoky Mountain National Park. The secluded setting offers visitors the ability to enjoy a multitude of recreational activities like hiking and fishing, without the crowds, which are sometimes common in other parts of the park.

Elevation: 2610' 

Fees: $20

Open: Mar. 15- Oct. 31

RVs size: 31' 

Reservations Required. 

3576 Ranger Station Road
Great Smoky Mountains NC, 37876
(828) 497-9270

Cosby Campground sits an elevation of 2459'.

Fees: $14.

Dates Open: Apr. 12- Oct. 31.

Size RVs: 25'. 

Located eight miles from Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Elkmont Campground is the largest and busiest campground in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. At an elevation of 2,150 feet, the area enjoys a moderate climate, characterized by mild winters and hot, humid summers.

Elkmont campground at an elevation of 2150' with fees ranging $17-23.

Dates open: Mar. 8 -Nov. 30.

Size RVs: 25'.

Note: $23 charge for riverside sites at Elkmont during reservation period only.


Lazy Daze Campground is right in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains with mountain views and right on the Little River. There are many quaint little shops that are still locally owned and operated but yet we are close to action packed Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Dollywood!

We are on the "Peaceful side of the Smokies" but yet are close enough to all area attractions to be convenient! Come and enjoy all Lazy Daze Campground and Townsend Tennessee has to offer!

8429 State Highway 73
Townsend TN, 37882
(865) 448-6061

Townsend, Tennessee, calls itself the "Peaceful Side of the Smokies". Here there are numerous mountain views, open green spaces and an abundance of elbow room to enjoy. Mountaineer Campground takes full advantage of the location in Townsend with lovely campsites on the sparkling Little River. Rest comfortably in a place where your nightly lullaby is the sound of water rushing over rapids and mountain breezes chasing through tree tops.
We are a wonderful family place with numerous activities nearby for all ages. Our campground has many amenities to offer such as all shaded sites (grass, gravel with patios, or concrete), river sites with large decks, swimming pool, children's playground, laundry facilities and a modern, super clean bathhouse.

8451 State Highway 73
Townsend TN, 37882
(865) 448-6421

Punkin Center Motorcycle Resort was established in September 2000 by Jody and Sherry Montgomery, natives to the Dragon and the Smoky Mountains, from the ground up. PCMR is conveniently located near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the famous Dragon and offers camping facilities, ranging from roughing it with tent sites to full service cabins with all of the amenities. We are a biker-friendly campground with events geared specifically toward bikers, and we host many major motorcycle events and rallies throughout the year.
We are also close to the Cherohala Skyway, the Foothills Parkway, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Cades Cove, Chilhowee Lake, and the many lesser known treasures waiting to be discovered.
Best of all, PCMR is only 400 yards off Highway 129 and 9 miles from the start of the Dragon, one of the most famous motorcycle tours in the Eastern US!

7304 Old Railroad Bed Road
Maryville TN, 37801
(865) 856-5455

River John's can help you find, not only peace but also a whole lot of beauty, fun and relaxation. Learn the true meaning of "quiet" where the only sound you might hear may be the dipping of a paddle in the water alongside your canoe.
You'll see Great Blue Herons soaring among stately Sycamore trees. See fish flash beneath you... watch turtles sunbathing on ancient craggy stumps... swim or wade a little, or maybe throw in a line or two. Top your adventure by camping over a night or two on River John's 3 acre island surrounded by the Little River.
So test your spirit of adventure! There is nothing like some sunshine and fresh air mingled with Mother Nature to sooth your outlook on life and actually experience that "Peace" we are always looking for!
Come on and explore with us... and at reasonable rates at that!

4134 Cave Mill Road
Townsend TN, 37804
(865) 982-0793