Rattler Ford Campground in Great Smoky Mountains National Park ...
Rattler Ford Group Campground is located near the Joyce Kilmer Wilderness and the Cherohala Skyway. There are 4 sites available.
Sites 2 and 3 are not available for the 1st and 2nd weekend (Friday and Saturday) of June.
There are 4 sites available. Site 1 is mostly sunny with 4 tent pads, 3 tables, 2 lantern post and 1 campfire area. Site 2 is partly shade with 3 tent pads, 3 picnic tables, 3 lantern posts and 1 campfire area. Site 3, partly shade on creek, 4 tent pads, 3 picnic tables and 2 lantern posts and 1 campfire area. Site 4, dense shade on creek, 3 tent pads, 3 picnic tables, 3 lantern post and 1 campfire area. All 4 sites have an oversized grill. Each site will accommodate groups up to 25.
Minimum 2 day reservation window.
No electricity/water/sewer site hookups. Tent camping only. No pets. No live music or sound systems. No ATVs or ORVs allowed. There is a Kids Fishing Derby held either the first or second week in June, depending on the weather. Sites 2 and 3 will not be available for reservation. Derby is sponsored by the US Forest Service, for children 5 to 12. Lunch is provided for children fishing and their families.
Services & Amenities:
• Bbq Grills
• Berry Picking
• Bird Watching
• Campground Host
• Drinking Water
• Flush Toilet
• Hiking Trails
• Picnic Tables
• Wildlife Viewing
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Rattler Ford Group Campground
Robbinsville NC 28771
Directions: From Robbinsville Hwy 129 North: Approx 1 mile turn to the left onto 143 West (Massey Branch Road), you will pass the Ranger Office, continue to the stop sign ( approx. 2.2 miles). At the stop sign turn RIGHT continuing on 143 west for approximately 6.9 miles. At this point turn RIGHT on NC 1134 toward Joyce Kilmer. Rattler Ford Campground is approx 1 mile on the left.
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