Enjoy Camping in an Outdoor Paradise

Cherokee is a great area for people who enjoy the outdoors, especially camping under the stars after an active day exploring many trails and streams in the area.

For a small town, Cherokee has a large variety of campgrounds to choose from. Whether you need a camping cabin, pop-up or tent site or have an RV, you’ll find a campground that fits your style of camping.
Enjoy the great outdoors and yet stay just minutes from the attractions, restaurants, shops and grocery stores of Cherokee.

Our campgrounds in the Smoky Mountains are one hour west of Asheville, just three hours from Atlanta and Charlotte, and two hours from Greenville, Knoxville and Chattanooga.

This page lists campgrounds in the North Carolina Smokies. By checking your desired lodging amenities, you can narrow the list to match your personal preferences.



  • Happy Holiday RV Village

    NEW OWNERSHIP and MANAGEMENT! Nestled in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, we have 357 sites on 40 acres. Minutes from all attractions and a tradition in Cherokee for decades. Come and enjoy fishing in the mountain streams surrounding the park. Enjoy live music at our Bluegrass Festivals, or simply relax in our truly beautiful natural setting. Reserve online and experience the BEST camping in the area!
  • Cherokee KOA

    Set in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, and in the heart of Cherokee tribal country, the Cherokee KOA boasts 360-degree views of the mountains. This resort-style campground is bordered on one side by the serene Raven Fork River and on the other side by three tribal trout ponds, so bring your rod and reel for some great fishing! Cherokee KOA makes an excellent base camp as you explore the rich cultural tapestry of the area.
  • Yogi in the Smokies

    Welcome to the award-winning Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in Cherokee, North Carolina, where GOOD TIMES and FUN shine everyday for the whole family! This great campground featuring comfortable cabins and beautiful campsites, is nestled deep in the Great Smoky Mountains. Yogi in the Smokies has everything to make your stay a relaxed and pleasant experience with daily, weekly and monthly rates available. Fun for kids and adults alike.
  • Adventure Trail Campground

    Starting with the 2020 season there will be a major change in the campground operation. Starting with 2020 the campground and the pool will be available only to seasonal campers, their guests and special guests of the campground. Please see our website for full information and rates. One of the Best Family Campgrounds in the Smokies. A true family campground located on 20 acres in a beautiful mountain setting. Many on site activities. Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Great Smoky Mtn. Railroad, Cherokee, Asheville, Nantahala Gorge, and other beautiful areas. Clean bathhouse with hot showers. Eight camping cabins. Fully equipped travel trailer for the non-campers in your group. Pets are welcome (except in cabins and rental trailers).
  • Fontana Village Resort

    Located in Fontana Dam, North Carolina, Fontana Village Resort offers a range of accommodations, including rooms and suites in The Lodge, cabins, and RV and tent camping along the Little Tennessee River. The resort also features a marina and supply store, boat rentals, convention and event space, restaurants, shopping, fitness center, pools, championship disc golf course, whitewater rafting, and miles of on-site trails for bikers and hikers.