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|Less Than 1000 Feet|
|Less Than 1 Mile|
New Firewood Regulation: Beginning March 1, 2015 only heat-treated firewood bundled in its original packing and bearing a certification seal from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) or a state department of agriculture may be brought into the park. For additional information, please visit the park website at http://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/frontcountry-camping
ANTHONY CREEK HORSE CAMP, TN
part ofGreat Smoky Mountains National Park, National Park Service
Status: Closed through Tue Mar 31 2015 Season Dates
OverviewAnthony Creek Horse Camp is located near the gently rolling waters of Anthony Creek. Whether blanketed in bright wildflowers in the spring or vivid colors in the fall, the scenery at Anthony Creek never disappoints.
Anthony Creek Horse Camp is surrounded by picturesque mountain ranges, pristine streams and rivers and clear blue skies that set the backdrop for your camping and horseback riding adventure. At 1,800 feet elevation, Anthony Creek provides a moderate climate, typified by mild winters and hot, humid summers.
With access to several of the Smokies' popular horseback riding trails, equestrians will never be bored. Anthony Creek Trail intersects the campground and takes travelers up Bote Mountain, a 3,000 foot altitude gain. Although the trek is fairly strenuous, the trail is one of the most popular in the area due to the extraordinary views.
Anthony Creek offers primitive-woods camping. There are no hookups or showers at the campground.
The Cades Cove Campground, Group Campground and Picnic Area are located just a short walk away, providing additional camping for larger groups without horses.
Activities and Amenities
Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Maryville, TN: Take U.S. 321 North (you'll actually be driving south!) from Maryville to Townsend, TN (about 22 miles). At the traffic light in Townsend, continue straight on TN 73 and follow signs to Cades Cove.
From Pigeon Forge, TN take US 321 South (you'll be driving westerly) to Townsend, TN. Turn left (south) at Townsend onto TN 73. Follow signs to Cades Cove.
The horse camp is accessed through the back of the Cades Cove picnic area, through an unlocked gate.
Mailing Address:ANTHONY CREEK HORSE CAMP
c/o Cades Cove Ranger Station
10042 Campground Drive
Townsend TN 37882
Phone Number:Information: (865)436-1261