Cosby Campground

Great Smokey Mountain National Park, Cosby, Tennessee, United States | Campground
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Travel Blogs from Cosby

Rainbow Falls

A travel blog entry by jmpncsu


From Wildwater, we headed towards Gatlinburg and into Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Although the sun was shining when we left Hartford, it was down-pouring as we drove the traffic congestion in Gatlinburg. Turning left at stoplight #8, we followed Cherokee Orchard Road to the Rainbow Falls Trail parking area. By the time we had arrived, the …

Whitewater "Surf"

A travel blog entry by jmpncsu

In the morning, we headed to Wildwater for our rafting trip. The tour guides went through some safety information and then we broke into groups with individual guides for our rafting. Our guide was Channing. After getting our equipment, we piled into the school bus with the rafts on the roof and headed just over the state line to put in our rafts …

To the Smokies

A travel blog entry by jmpncsu

Finally, we made it back to paved roads and continued on I-40 just past the state line into Tennessee and to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A storm had recently passed through, knocking down a tree on a small road leading to the park. Some men were out with chainsaws cutting the tree up and I tried to go around, but got stuck in the mud! …

Ramsey Cascade

A travel blog entry by jmpncsu


After breaking camp, we headed to the Greenbrier area of Great Smoky
Mountains National Park for one last waterfall before heading home. The
road in is initially paved then turns to another scary gravel road for
about 5 miles to the trailhead. The road includes a couple of narrow,
one-lane bridges that made me a bit nervous, but …

First road trip - Gatlinburg

A travel blog entry by thegrahams13

Day 1 - Friday night, we drove from spartanburg to gatlinburg and arrived at the river terrace. It was lightly snowing on our ride up and was it was still snowing when we got to gatlinburg. We got to our room and then went for a walk to get ice cream. We got back to our room for some nice fireside time and relaxing. Day 2 - Saturday we woke up late, had some pop tarts and researched for going to ober gatlinburg. After riding up ...

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This campground, located on Great Smokey Mountain National Park, Cosby, is near Wildwater Ltd. Pigeon Rafting Center, Big Creek Expeditions, and Cosby Picnic Area.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsCosby Campground

    Reviewed by jmpncsu

    Cosby Campground

    Reviewed Aug 3, 2012
    by (11 reviews) Raleigh , United States Flag of United States

    Cosby Campground in Great Smoky Mountains National Park is located on the northwest side of the park on the Tennessee side. There is a group campsite and over 150 individual campsites. A few of the sites takes reservations, but most are first-come first-served. Amenities include parking for 2 vehicles, a good size tent pad, fire ring, picnic table, restrooms with flush toilets and cold running water, and bear-proof dumpsters. The area is bear habitat, so all waste must be disposed of in the dumpsters and food must be kept in a closed car. The rangers strictly enforce this rule. You should also put anything else that might smell like food - deodorant, toothpaste, medicine, etc. - into your car. There are a couple trails that can be accessed from near the campground - the Low Gap Trail that leads to the Appalachian Trail, the Lower Mount Cammerer Trail, and the Gabes Mountain Trail that leads to Hen Wallow Falls. Just outside the campground is easy access to Cosby and Hartford, Tennessee. There are a limited number of gas stations and restaurants in the area as well as some attractions like whitewater and zip-lining.

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    TripAdvisor Reviews Cosby Campground

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding