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Camping in Great Smoky Mountains National Park ...

Backcountry Camping
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  Backcountry Camping is for backpackers. It requires hiking several miles to a site located in the Park's backcountry. Guided overnight hikes are offered by Tremont Institute and by the University of Tennessee.

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Frontcountry Camping
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Frontcountry Camping is camping close to your vehicle in a developed campground that has restrooms with cold running water and flush toilets. Each individual campsite has a fire grate and picnic table.

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Group Camping
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Group Camps will accommodate tents only. Trailers, campers, or other wheeled units are not permitted. Showers and electric hookups are not available in park campgrounds, however shower facilities are available in the communities surrounding the national park. Please inquire about the nearest facilities when you check-in at the campground.

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Horse Camps
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Horse camps in Great Smoky Mountains National Park provide ready access to backcountry trails within the park. There are 5 drive-in horse camps.

Auto access horse camps are open from April 1 - November 11.

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