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Top 5 Campgrounds in the Smoky Mountains You'll Love to Visit

There is nothing quite like camping near the Great Smoky Mountains. Each morning brings a new adventure as you explore everything this area has to offer. Wake up with a breathtaking view of the mountains and enjoy the serene tranquility of being surrounded by nature. One of the best ways to fully immerse yourself in the Smoky Mountain experience is by camping. There are lots of great campgrounds in the Smoky Mountains. Here are a few of our favorites: 

1. Riveredge RV Park 

With 175 beautifully landscaped campsites, Riveredge is one of the most beautiful RV Parks in Pigeon Forge. Riveredge offers a large heated pool up to 8ft deep, playground, and, of course, fishing in the beautiful Little Pigeon River just a few steps away. The game room is conveniently monitored from your campsite or cabin onsite. If you don’t have an RV and you still want the camping experience, then you can stay in one of Riveredge’s camping cabins, or their 1 and 2 bedroom cabins. 

2. Clabough’s Campground 

This amazing campground offers 320 campsites for tent and RV camping in the Smokies. They also have 20 cabin rental units to choose from. The best part is that Clabough’s Campground is located in the heart of Pigeon Forge, TN. When you stay at this campground, you are just minutes away from one of the largest shopping outlets in the Southeast, tons of attractions, and tasty restaurants.

3. Pine Mountain RV Park 

Located in Pigeon Forge, Pine Mountain RV Park is a great campground in the Smokies. They offer RV sites and log cabin rental options. Their amenities include a splash pad for the kids, swimming pool, laundry facilities, and bathhouses. They are only two miles away from all the incredible attractions of Dollywood and only ten miles from the world-famous Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

4. Two Rivers RV Resort

Looking to stay at an exclusive luxury RV resort in the Smoky Mountains? Two Rivers RV Resort features outstanding amenities and is just minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge. They have RV camping waterfront sites that overlook the French Broad River. You can spend your days hiking in the mountains and then come back to the resort to enjoy the swimming pool, fitness center, or take the kids to the playground.

5. Riverside RV Resort

This RV resort has a variety of options for those looking to go camping in the Smoky Mountains. You can choose to rent an RV site, camping cabin, or log cabin at Riverside RV Resort. The campground is bike-friendly and includes a swimming pool, picnic area, and laundry facility. There are river sites available if you want to be close to the water! 

It’s time to start planning your trip to the Smoky Mountains. Explore Staylist’s campground reservation map for even more campgrounds in the Smoky Mountains