Big Creek Campground - Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Big Creek Campground is located just off the Blue Mountain Scenic Byway. There are 12 campsites and an accessible vault toilet. There is no potable water or garbage service, so please pack out all garbage and dispose of it at home. The campground provides access into the North Fork John Day Wilderness. There is ample parking for truck and stock trailers at the trailhead. The campground sits at an elevation of 1,700 feet. There are no electric hookups or shower facilities, only running water and bathroom facilities.
Map & Directions
Camping at Big Creek Campground is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Number of Camp Sites: 12
Cost per night: $14
Camping Policies | Other Campgrounds
Open April 10 through October 31st.
Big Creek Campground
236 Big Creek Park Road
Newport, TN 37821
423-487-5418 (Cosby Ranger Station)
Directions: Take I-40 East from Newport, TN approx. 16 miles. Exit I-40 at exit 451 (Waterville). Follow the road past the Walters Power Generating Station to a 4-way intersection. Continue straight through and follow signs to the group camp.