|Firewood Regulations: Beginning May 1, 2017, only heat-treated firewood that is bundled and certified by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) or a state department of agriculture may be brought onto the Parkway. Campers may also collect dead and down wood found in the immediate vicinity of campgrounds and picnic areas.
Certified heat-treated firewood is packaged and clearly marked with a state or federal seal. Heat-treated wood is available from a growing list of private businesses in communities around the Parkway. Concessioners at Peaks of Otter and Mount Pisgah, as well as most visitor centers near campgrounds, already provide heat-treated wood for sale during their operating season (typically May-November). Visit firewoodscout.org for a map of local stores and businesses that sell certified firewood. Additional information about this regulation.
The Parkway's eight campgrounds are open from May through late October, weather permitting. Current schedule of campground seasonal dates. All campgrounds have potable water, comfort stations with flush toilets and sinks, and a dump station for recreational vehicles. Showers are available only at Mount Pisgah Campground. Each camp site includes a picnic table and fire ring.
Camping is permitted only in designated campsites. Campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis at a fee of $16 per night. In addition, advance reservations can be made for all campgrounds except Crabtree Falls. The fee for campsites reserved in advance in $19 per night. Reservations can be made up to six months in advance by visiting www.recreation.gov or by calling (877) 444-6777. Reservations are not accepted for the final week of the season to accommodate possible early closing due to inclement weather.
Please follow all campground regulations.