Camping at Big Creek

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We know pets are family, however it's important to remember that other visitors may not feel this way, and wildlife view pets as either a predator or prey.  Please follow the rules regarding pets to ensure an enjoyable experience for all.

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Pets

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.

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.

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 for your name and site number.


For additional information about camping at Big Creek Campground call 423-487-2683.

Return to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Campground page.

Last updated: January 31, 2022

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107 Park Headquarters Road
Gatlinburg , TN 37738

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(865)436-1200

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