My two favorite Camp Grounds in the GSMNP are Cades Cove and Deep Creek. We would
start camping at Deep Creek first, then move to Cades Cove to fulfil the enjoyment of both.
Deep Creek is known for rushing streams, waterfalls and loop hikes. In Summer, riding
a Tire inner Tube down the creek was great Fun.
Deep Creek is in the N. Carolina part of the Park about a mile from Bryson City.
Cades Cove is known for its 11 mile one-way loop road, wildlife viewing, access to historic
Farms, Grist Mill, Log Homes, Churches, Hiking, Abrams Falls, Horseback and Bicycle riding.
Cades Cove is in the Tennessee part of the Park about a 7 miles from Townsend, TN.