Cosby Campground information

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Cosby Group Campground Information

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Back country camping in a developed front country campground.
Tucked in the mountains under a canopy of cool shade, this campground creates a peaceful and secluded environment for visitors, offering the best that the Great Smoky Mountains National park has to offer. This campground is usually quieter and without the hustle and bustle of the busier campgrounds.
All campsites have a fire ring, picnic table and several trees. Tent pads are 16ft x 16ft. RV sites are less common and reservations are recommended on busy weekends. Some RV sites also include a tent pad. View map and site descriptions to find the perfect site or companion sites for you and your family!

  • ADA sites: A57, A61

  • RV only: A01-03, A21, A23, A36; B48, B75, B88

  • RV w Tent pad: A17, A20, A25, A28, A57; B93

  • Van/Compact camper w Tent: A11; B20, B34-35, B58

To ensure a site, reserve online. To make reservations by phone call 877-444-6777 and for all other campground related questions you may call 423-487-2683.

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.

Advance Reservations If you arrive after the campground office closes, please proceed to your assigned site. If you have forgotten your assigned site, check the Late Arrival List posted on the bulletin board for your name and site number.

Return to the campground office the next morning to check in. If you fail to check in your site may be reassigned and your reservation may be canceled. If you do not have advance reservations, check the Late Arrival List. If there are campsites available for campers who do not have a reservation, those available sites will be posted on the list. Set up ONLY on one of the sites listed as available. All other sites are assigned to campers with reservations. Return to the campground office the next morning to check in.

For additional information about camping at Cosby Campground call 423-487-2683.
Return to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Campground page.

Last updated: July 1, 2020

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Gatlinburg , TN 37738


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