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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Big Creek Group Campground
236 Big Creek Park Road, Newport, Tennessee 37821
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Take I-40 East from Newport, TN approx. 16 miles. Exit I-40 at exit 451 (Waterville). Follow the road past the Walters Power Generating Station to a 4-way intersection. Continue straight through and follow signs to the group camp. Campground is at the end of Big Creek Entrance Rd and very close to the NC-TN State line.
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April 15 to October 30
: 12 PM
1 Tent Site, 1 No Hookup
Facilities & Services
Bathhouse / Restrooms, No Showers
Biking, Fishing, Hiking
All Ages, Pet Restrictions, Reservation Required, Tents Only
Group Tent Camp
Group camp can accommodate 7-25 campers/5 vehicles.
Firepit / Fire Ring
2022 Rates are per site
Daily Rates: $50.00
Extra Vehicle Fee
Early Check In Fee
Check In Details
Late Check Out Fee
Check Out Details
Facilities and Services
Bathhouse / Restrooms
Rainbow and Brook Trout
Big Creek Trail, Appalachian Trail, Chestnut Branch Trail, Baxter Creek Trail
Big Creek Trail
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Dogs are allowed in campgrounds, picnic areas, and along roads, but must be kept on a leash at all times.
Dogs are only allowed on two short walking paths—the Gatlinburg Trail and the Oconaluftee River Trail. Pets are not allowed on any other park trails.
Quiet hours are in effect from 10 pm to 6 am.
Generator use is prohibited from 8 pm to 8 am.
During quiet hours, noise-producing equipment should be turned off and entry to the campground is limited to registered campers. Unreasonable noise, such as operating a generator for more than an hour at a time, is prohibited at any time.
No more than two motor vehicles or one vehicle with trailer are allowed per campsite. Please keep wheels, including trailer wheels and guest cars, on the pavement. Park only in designated spaces.
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