Planning Your Trip to Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Fly Fishing the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Where To Stay:

Inside the Park:

Le Conte Lodge:
Few anglers, even those that are familiar with the park, are aware that there's a lodge
inside the park that you can arrange to stay in. It's
Le Conte Lodge. This website will tell
you all about it. It sits on top of Mount Le Conte at 6,593 feet above sea level. Now we
don't suggest it for anglers or at least the average angler. We are mentioning it only for
those that also enjoy hiking. You cannot drive there. They list three locations you can
park and hike to the lodge from. It's only about a 6.5 mile hike but it's a climb of almost
4,000 feet in elevation.

The park offers several types of campgrounds. They have backcountry, frontcountry,
group campgrounds, and horse camps that are available. The following is our
comments and recommendations for some of these campgrounds and campsites.
• Abrams Creek:
• Balsam Mountain:
• Big Creek:
• Cades Cove:
• Cataloochee:
• Cosby:
• Deep Creek:
• Elkmont:
• Look Rock:
• Smokemont:

Additional Information on Campgrounds:
Because the rules and requirements are subject to change, we will link you to the
National Park's website pages that provide the information you will need to arrange to
stay at these various campgrounds.

National Park Website Pages:
Campground Rules and Regulations:

Frontcountry Camping:
Frontcountry Camping Maps:

Backcountry Camping:
Backcountry Rules and Regulations:

Group Campgrounds:

Horse Camps:

Before you plan your camping you should check this page of Trail Closings and

Copyright 2011 James Marsh