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Smoky Mountain Horse Camps

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214 Sharon Dr.
Seymour, TN  37865

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Nestled within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are 10 developed campgrounds, 5 horse camps, 7 areas for group camping and over 100 backcountry campsites. Fire grates, picnic tables, cold running water, flush toilets, tent sites and the larger campgrounds are equipped with amphitheaters for slide shows and ranger talks. No electrical hookups, water hookups, or showers are available. All campgrounds are on a first-come, first-saved basis, unless reservations are made through the National Park. 

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RESERVATIONS: Reservations are Required for Anthony Creek, Tow String, Big Creek, Cataloochee and Round Bottom horse camps. For reservations contact the National Park Service at (800) 365-2267 (Park Code GRE) from 10 am - 10 pm. 

RECOMMENDATION:  Due to maintenance, weather or wraths of nature, the Park Service may close campgrounds, shelters and roads. For updated road and weather information, call 865-436-1200. 

POLICIES: All horse must be accompanies by a copy of an official negative Coggins test administered within the past 12 months. Proof must be provided upon request.

OCCUPANCY: Stay must not exceed 7 days.

~ Anthony Creek - Open April 1 - November 1, $20 per night, located 30 miles Southeast of Maryville. Take US Highway 321 to Townsend. Take Highway 73 to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Follow the signs to Cades Cove Campground. Horse camp is at back of picnic area, through gate. Rules: You MUST have a horse to camp here. Sites are limited to 4 horses and 6 people. If you have more, reserve a 2nd site. You may have two 24' horse trailers per site, plus two motor vehicles.

 ~ Big Creek - Open April 1 - October 31, $25 per night, located 16 miles East of Newport, exit 451 off I-40, follow road past Walters Power Generating Station to 4-way intersection. Follow signs to Big Creek. Rules: You MUST have a horse to camp here. The site is limited to 4 horses and 6 people. If you have more, reserve a 2nd site. You may have 2 horse trailers per site, plus two motor vehicles and 1 - 2 tents. 

 ~ Cataloochee - Open April 1 - October 31, $20 per night, located 25 miles West of Asheville, NC. Turn right onto Cove Creek road 1/10 mile from I-40. Follow Cove Creek road approximately 11 miles to Cataloochee horse camp. Rules: You MUST have a horse to camp here. Sites are limited to 4 horses and 6 people. If you have more, reserve a 2nd site. You may have 2 horse trailers per site plus 2 motor vehicles and 1 - 2 tents.

 ~ Round Bottom - Open April 1 - October 31, $20 per night, located just North of Cherokee, NC. Turn off US 441 onto Big Cove road. Go 0.2 mile to stop sign and turn left. Go 8.8 miles to a tee. Turn right and go 0.9 mile to end of pavement. Take gravel road (adjacent to trout rearing facility) 3.5 miles to horse camp. Rules: You MUST have a horse to camp here. Sites are limited to 4 horses and 6 people. If you have more, reserve a 2nd site. You may have two 24' horse trailers per site, plus two motor vehicles.

 ~ Tow String - CURRENTLY CLOSED Open April 1 - October 31, $20 per night, located 4 miles North of Cherokee, NC. Turn right at sign for Tow String. Rules: You MUST have a horse to camp here. Sites are limited to 4 horses and 6 people. If you have more, reserve a 2nd site. You may have two 24' horse trailers per site, plus two motor vehicles.

Horse rentals are available at Cades Cove (865) 448-6286; Smokemont (865) 497-2373; Sugarlands (865) 436-3535; McCarter's Riding Stables (865) 436-5354; Smoky Mountain Riding Stables (865) 436-5634. Rates average $20.00 per horse per hour. 

All Smoky Mountain Vacations
214 Sharon Dr.
Seymour, TN 37865

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