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New Campsite Numbers in Cosby

Effective beginning in the 2010 camping season, many campsite numbers in Cosby Campground will change. The table below lists the old and new campsite numbers. If a campsite number is not listed, it has not been changed:

Loop A Loop B

Old Number

New Number

Old Number

New Number

12

13

4

5

13

12

5

4

18

19

6

7

19

18

7

6

21

43

14

15

22

42

15

14

23

44

16

17

24

45

17

16

25

47

18

19

26

46

19

18

27

48

20

21

28

49

21

20

29

51

24

25

30

50

25

24

31

53

33

24

32

52

34

33

33

54

43

44

34

55

44

43

35

56

45

46

36A

57

46

45

37

58

54

55

38

59

55

54

39

60

56

57

40A

61

57

56

41

62

59

60

42

64

60

59

43

63

74

75

44

21

75

74

45

22

89

90

46

24

90

89

47

23

48

25

49

27

50

28

51

26

52

29

53

30

54

31

55

32

56

34

57

33

58

35

59

36

60

37

61

38

62

40

63

41

64

39

Did You Know?

Mingus Mill is a turbine-driven grist mill.

Ninety seven historic structures, including grist mills, churches, schools, barns, and the homes of early settlers, preserve Southern Appalachian mountain heritage in the park. More...