This large campground is shadily set among poplars, hemlocks, and rhododendrons, near Cosby and Rock creeks. Many of the campsites are for tents only, and RVs/trailers are limited to 25 feet. Of the 157 total sites, 26 can be reserved in advance by telephone or online, while the rest are first-come, first-served. This campground is rarely very busy and nearly always has sites available even when others are full. Bears are in the area, and several campsites may be closed temporarily due to aggressive bear activity. The campground has a small amphitheater, picnic area, horse trails, and an RV dump station. Nearby are many opportunities for hiking, with trailheads for Snake Den Ridge and Gabes Mountain trails. The self-guided nature trail (pick up a booklet at the trailhead, 50¢) winds down into a green ravine.
127 Cosby Park Rd., off TN 32. From Cosby, go south on TN 32 about 1½ mi south of the junction with U.S. 321; turn right at Cosby sign; campground is another 2 mi, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina, 37722, United States