Balsam Mountain

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Groceries, Camping Supplies, Food, and Firewood

A limited selection of groceries, camping supplies, visitor convenience items, and food and beverage service are available in the park. Please see listing for additional information.

Bundles of certified heat-treated firewood are available for sale in the communities surrounding the national park. Firewood may not be brought into the park unless it bears the USDA-APHIS-PPQ or state certification that it has been heat-treated. See Firewood FAQs page for additional information. The following campgrounds have on-site firewood sales:

● Cades Cove (at Cades Cove Campground Store)

● Elkmont

● Smokemont (at Smokemont Riding Stables)

Late Arrival Procedures

Park campgrounds are not gated. You may check in after hours. However, please be considerate of your neighbors while setting up camp by keeping noise and light to a minimum. Quiet hours are from 10:00 PM-6:00 AM. If you have forgotten your assigned site, check the Arrival List posted on the bulletin board at the kiosk for your name and site number.

Pets are allowed on a leash no longer than six feet. Hiking in the park with pets are allowed only on the roads, Oconaluftee River Trail and Gatlinburg Trail.

For additional information about camping at Balsam Mountain Campground call 828-497-9270.

Return to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Campground page.

Last updated: April 26, 2022

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107 Park Headquarters Road
Gatlinburg , TN 37738

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(865)436-1200

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