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New Post 12/21/2010 10:13 AM
  ontheroadagain365
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Horse camping in Great Smoky Mountains National Park 
Modified By ontheroadagain365  on 12/21/2010 11:15:16 AM)
Here's a list of horse camps in Great Smoky Mountains National Park:

Five drive-in horse camps provide ready access to backcountry trails within the park. Auto access horse camps are open from April 1 - November 13, 2011.

Anthony Creek
Thirty miles southeast of Maryville, TN on U. S. Highway 321. Take US 321 to Townsend, TN. Take Highway 73 to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Follow signs for Cades Cove Campground. The horse camp is in the back of picnic area, through the gate to the Anthony Creek Trail.

Big Creek
Sixteen miles east of Newport, TN on I-40. Exit I-40 at exit 451. Follow road past Walters Power Generating Station to 4-way intersection. Follow signs to Big Creek.

Cataloochee
Exit I-40 at exit 20, 25 miles west (north) of Asheville, NC (87 miles east of Knoxville, TN). Turn right onto Cove Creek Road 0.1 mile from I-40. Follow Cove Creek Road approximately 11 miles to Cataloochee horse camp.

Round Bottom
Just north of Cherokee, NC turn off US 441 onto Big Cove Road. Go 0.2 mile to the stop sign and turn left. Go 8.8 miles to a “T” intersection. Turn right and go 0.9 mile to end of pavement. Take a gravel road (adjacent to trout rearing facility) 3.5 miles to horse camp.

Tow String
Campground is located 4 miles north of Cherokee, NC off US 441. Turn right at sign for Tow String Road and horse camp.

Auto-access horse camps have picnic tables, grills, designated parking spaces (usually gravel), refuse containers, hitch racks and space to pitch a tent or two. Big Creek has flush toilets with cold water. Other horse camps have portable toilets and no drinking water. Water is available for horses, either in the campground or at a nearby stream.
 
New Post 1/14/2013 11:26 PM
  georgito
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Re: Horse camping in Great Smoky Mountains National Park 
That sounds really interesting. I haven't gone horse camping yet. Going to add this to my bucket list for this year.
 
New Post 2/5/2013 10:27 AM
  maximo
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Re: Horse camping in Great Smoky Mountains National Park 
Thanks for this list! Will definitely check these out.
 
New Post 2/5/2013 9:21 PM
  lizzpreto
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Re: Horse camping in Great Smoky Mountains National Park 
Thanks so much for the headsup, ontheroadagain! Haven't tried horse camping yet, but would love to try that out at least once this year.
 
New Post 5/29/2013 8:11 AM
  BruceMark
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Re: Horse camping in Great Smoky Mountains National Park 
Modified By AnnaSibal  on 5/29/2013 10:35:21 AM)
Sounds quite adventurous and fun too. Can you suggest me some place to go near to my location?
 
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