Before planning your backcountry trip please read the trail closures and warnings page.
Five drive-in horse camps provide ready access to backcountry trails within the park.
A cancellation fee will be charged if you cancel your reservation or if we cancel your reservation because you fail to show up. You will also be charged for one night’s camping fee if you cancel on or after the day your reservation begins or you fail to show up.
To make changes to your reservation or to cancel, please call 1-888-448-1474. If you are going to be arriving late (i.e. after noon of the second day), please phone 865-436-1230 to hold your reservation.
Horse Camp Rules and Regulations
• Horses must be kept in stalls and not at the campsite. Clean stalls out when leaving. Discard old and unwanted hay in designated areas.
• Keep horses out of campsites. Future campers will appreciate it.
• Tie horses only to hitching racks and stalls. Do not tie horses to trees.
• Stall spaces are limited. Bring only the number of horses for which you have reservations.
• Do not leave stock unattended.
• Never leave feed where wildlife can get to it—wildlife attracted to feed can come into conflict with people.
• All equine brought to or kept at any park horse camp or ridden on any park trail shall be accompanied by either the original or a copy of an official negative test for equine infectious anemia.
Food Storage Regulations
All food and equipment used to prepare and store food (stoves, pots, coolers, etc.) must be kept sealed in a vehicle (preferably the trunk) or in a camping unit constructed of solid, non-pliable material or as otherwise directed at all times when not in use.
Dispose of garbage promptly in dumpsters provided. Unattended or improperly stored coolers and food may be impounded by campground staff and stored at the campground office. This regulation will be strictly enforced and violators are subject to fines.
Last updated: January 5, 2023