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Attention: 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 www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/firewood-alert
ROUND BOTTOM HORSE CAMP, NC
part ofGreat Smoky Mountains National Park, National Park Service
Status: Closed through Thu Apr 02 2015 Season Dates
OverviewSaddle up your horses for a camping trip in the stunning Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Located in the North Carolina portion of the park, this campsite offers miles of horse trails with a breathtaking backdrop. Whether blanketed in bright spring wildflowers or vivid fall colors, the scenery at Round Bottom never disappoints.
World-renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian culture, Great Smoky Mountains is America's most visited national park.
Round Bottom Horse Camp is surrounded by picturesque mountain ranges, pristine mountain streams and rivers and clear blue skies that set the backdrop for your camping and horseback riding adventure.
With access to several of the Smokies' popular horseback riding trails, equestrians will never be bored.
Round Bottom offers a traditional outdoor camping experience
Cherokee, North Carolina, located about 13 miles away, offers fuel and grocery stores.
Activities and Amenities
Know Before You Go
• 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. Campers may collect dead and down wood in the park for campfires. This rule is strictly enforced!
• Heat-treated wood is available from a growing list of private businesses in communities around the park. Please visit www.nature.org/firewoodmap for a list of available vendors near the park. Concessioners at Cades Cove, Elkmont, and Smokemont will provide heat-treated wood for sale during their operating season. Certified heat-treated firewood is packaged and clearly marked with a state or federal seal.
• For additional information about these firewood regulations, please visit the park website at www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/firewood-alert
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
There is no street adddress for the horse camp.
Round Bottom horse camp is located about 9 miles NW of Cherokee, NC.
From Cherokee, NC: Take US 441 north. Just before entering the park, turn right at last traffic light onto Acquoni Road. Go one block, acorss river, and turn left onto Big Cove Road (marked by detour sign). Go 9 miles to a tee. Turn right and go 0.9 mile to the end of the pavement. Take the gravel Straight Fork-Round Bottom road, adjacent to a trout rearing facility, 3.5 miles to the horse camp.
From Gatlinburg, TN: Take Newfound Gap Road (US 441 South) towards Cherokee, NC. Exit the park into Cherokee and turn left at the first traffic light. Go one block, across river, and turn left onto Big Cove Road (marked by detour sign). Continue with directions above.
Mailing Address:ROUND BOTTOM HORSE CAMP
Mailing address is c/o Oconaluftee Ranger Station, 60 Enloe-Floyd Bottoms Road
Cherokee NC 28719
Phone Number:Information: (865)436-1261