7 Best Campgrounds and RV Parks in the Smoky Mountains

Campers on the River

1. Alpine Hideaway Campground

Location: 251 Spring Valley Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Alpine Hideaway Campground is excited for you to experience a truly beautiful RV park in the great Smoky Mountains. Alpine Hideaway is proud to announce the completion of the new bath house facility and laundry room. The bath house features four individual suites along with the attached bath house which is handicap accessible. This park is situated between 2 mountains with plenty of trees for shade. You feel like you’re miles away in the quiet mountains yet within walking distance to the parkway and trolley stops.

For your enjoyment, they offer a beautiful salt water pool to relax by or just cool off. They have a nice playground for the children and other games available for check out in the office. Alpine also offers camping cabins and on-site RV rentals. The cabins will accommodate from 2 to 8 people and the RV’s up to 6 people. The RV sites are full hookup with cable and 30 or 50 amp service. The office offers ice and firewood for sale and extends discounts to Seniors, Military, First Responders and Good Sam Club members.


2. Cove Creek RV Resort

Location: 3293 Wears Valley Rd, Sevierville, TN 37862.

Only about a 15-minute drive from Pigeon Forge, this scenic RV resort is found in Wears Valley. The first thing you’ll notice about the park is the view, with a picture-perfect sight of Cove Mountain in the distance. The park is a 5-star luxury RV resort complete with several amenities, including a swimming pool, bath house and laundry, clubhouse with a conference room, Wi-Fi, and cable TV. There’s also a playground for the kids, a premier site with a fireplace and a pergola. The park is completely pet friendly, with doggie waste stations throughout as well.

Near the back left of the park (as you’re coming in) you’ll find a fully stocked catch-and-release fishing pond. In the back of the park there is a covered bridge that leads to the park’s tent camping sites. Cove Creek, the namesake of the resort, runs along the southern edge of the park. The owners are happy to welcome big rigs, and have the facilities to back it up.


3. Foothills RV Park & Cabins

Location: 4235 Huskey St Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

This awesome park has been family owned and operated for more than 20 years. Located just off the Parkway at Traffic Light #10, Foothills RV Park and Cabins is a perfect place for campers looking to stay close to the Pigeon Forge excitement! The park has plenty of amenities, including a heated outdoor swimming pool, a laundry room, and a bathhouse. A trolley stop is found directly on site, so visitors can park and ride wherever they desire. The site offers 37 full hookups with 30/50 amps; visitors can also enjoy cable TV and free Wi-Fi. Decks overlooking mountain views are found on-site, complete with picnic tables for a family meal.

The park offers a wide range of different cabin rentals, including a-frame cabins, log cabins, and camping cabins. The cabins each have unique offerings, but all feature heat and air condition, color cable TVs, charcoal grills, and picnic tables.


4. KOA- Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg

Location: 3122 Veterans Blvd., Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863

There’s a reason this campground has been around as long as it has, and its location, amenities, and facilities don’t leave much to be desired. Located right off the Parkway on Dollywood Lane, this campsite is under five minutes from the Island, Dollywood, and all the shopping and amusements you could want. There’s also a walking trail that takes you to Patriot Park, adjacent to the Old Mill.

Campers will find that they can enjoy a wide range of activities without ever having to leave the campground. Unlike many campgrounds, KOA has planned activities for kids such as games, movies on their outdoor cinema, crafting, and more. You’ll find tons of unique amenities at the park, such as a disc golf course, rent-able bicycles, the fun trail, a gem mine, a gaga pit, horseshoes, cornhole, tetherball, a zero entry wading pool, the jumping pillow, an on-site café, and more! 


5. Mill Creek Resort

Location: 449 W. Mill Creek Rd Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

The saying goes ‘Home is where the heart is’. At Mill Creek Resort they hope you will leave a little piece of your heart here and call it home. The park has been family owned and operated for 30 years. The goal is to provide you with an experience you won’t forget when you visit the Smokies and the staff welcomes you and your family. They are always happy to help you get the most out of your action-packed stay in Pigeon Forge, TN!

The campground offers more than just a friendly staff and convenient location, they pride themselves on the improvements they continue to make throughout the year. Mill Creek Resort offers a playground for children to play, pool and kiddie pool, remodeled bath house, basketball court, horseshoes and clubhouse where you can enjoy a game of pool, read a book, or play some board games. The campground itself is surrounded by mature trees and mountain peak views. Mill Creek Resort is a destination you don’t want to miss out on no matter how you choose to travel!


6. Pigeon River Campground

Location: 3375 Hartford Rd., Hartford TN 37753

If you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city living and to connect with nature, then Pigeon River Campground might be the place for you. Located in Hartford, TN, the campsite is about 45 minutes away from Pigeon Forge. The campground offers campsites for tents as well as cabins and RV campsites. A river runs along the back end of the campsite, and visitors can enjoy fishing along the river or take advantage of the on-site put-in and take-out for private boaters and fishermen. The site also includes laundry facilities, a general store, and a 4 ft. swimming pool.

When you stay here, you’re right next to easy access to whitewater rafting, ziplines, and horseback riding! The campsite also offers free Wi-Fi, horseshoes, and a sand volleyball court. The campground sits at the intersection of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Cherokee National Forest, and the Pisgah National Forest.


7. Riverside RV Park and Resort

Location: 4280 Boyds Creek Highway, Sevierville, TN 37876

Sitting at a curving bend of the West Prong Little Pigeon River, Riverside RV Park & Resort is found in Sevierville about one minute away from Smoky Mountain Knifeworks. This park offers you a great location that’s not too far from attractions, but far enough to feel like you’ve escaped the  city.

The resort has a wide range of lodging options, with close to 300 campsites to accommodate its visitors. They also offer great cabin rentals along the river, including two honeymoon cabins complete with king size beds, Jacuzzis, and fireplaces. Amenities you’ll find on-site include a swimming pool, playground, and fishing along the river that surrounds the park. One unique aspect about this campsite is its Christian ministry. Every Sunday you’ll find a morning service at the park’s outdoor pavilion. Twice a year the ministry takes a mission trip to Honduras, and the rest of the year the ministry works in the local community.




Featured Posts


Up-to-Date Retail Businesses Reopening

As of January 1st, 2021: Busi.


Up-to-Date Activities Reopening

As of January 1st, 2021: Busi.


Up-to-Date Lodging Businesses Reopening

As of January 1st, 2021: Busi.