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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
BIG CREEK HORSE CAMP, NC
part ofGreat Smoky Mountains National Park, National Park Service
Status: Open through Sat Oct 31 2015 Season Dates
OverviewPack up your horses for a getaway at Big Creek Horse Camp, located on far northeastern side of Smoky Mountains National Park, approximately 16 miles from Newport, Tennessee. This campsite sits along the gently rolling waters of Big Creek and offers miles of horse trails with breathtaking scenic backdrops.
At a 1,700 foot elevation, Big Creek provides a moderate climate, characterized by mild winters and hot, humid summers. The camp is surrounded by picturesque mountain ranges and pristine mountain streams.
The rolling terrain surrounding the campsite makes for some of the best horseback riding trails in the park. Numerous trails are accessible from Big Creek and for riders looking for a little hiking, the Appalachian Trail can be easily reached via the 2.1 mile Chestnut Branch Trail, located within walking distance from the camp.
Big Creek Horse Camp is fairly primitive, providing only the basic amenities, but an unforgettable outdoors experience. The sites are large and the facility does offer flush toilets, drinking water and plenty of shade.
The Big Creek Group Campground is located nearby, with plenty of space for larger groups.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
The campground is sixteen miles east of Newport, TN on I-40. Exit I-40 at exit 451. Follow the road past the Walters Power Generating Station to the 4-way intersection. Follow the signs to Big Creek.
Mailing Address: (Do not use in GPS)
236 Big Creek Park Road
Newport, Tennessee, 37821
Mailing Address:BIG CREEK HORSE CAMP
Phone Number:Information: (865)436-1261