Great Smoky Mountains National Park-Balsam Mountain Campground

Maggie Valley, North Carolina

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Sitting high on a spur, Balsam Mountain affords amazing long-range mountain views from just about anywhere within this small but wonderful campground. The views are just a taste of why this is one of my favorite places to camp. The sites offer lots of privacy and the bathrooms are clean, as is the drinking water. There’s wildlife galore. The dedicated tent camping area has bear-proof food containers, you may see some wild turkey, and the elk population is growing at a healthy rate. Although it’s well off the beaten path, if you’re in the Maggie Valley area and looking for a place to camp, this is it!
Camping North Carolina

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Camping North Carolina

by Melissa Watson (Falcon Guides)

Sitting high on a spur, Balsam Mountain affords amazing long-range mountain views from just about anywhere within this small but wonderful campground. The views are just a taste of why this is one of my favorite places to camp. The sites offer lots of privacy and the bathrooms are clean, as is the drinking water.

There’s wildlife galore. The dedicated tent camping area has bear-proof food containers, you may see some wild turkey, and the elk population is growing at a healthy rate. Although it’s well off the beaten path, if you’re in the Maggie Valley area and looking for a place to camp, this is it!

© 2013 Melissa Watson/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Maggie Valley
Campsites: 46
Season: May–Oct (Specific dates vary each year)
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/frontcountry-camping.htm
Local Maps: DeLorme: North Carolina Atlas & Gazetteer: Page 30 F1
Fees per Night: $10-$19
Facilities: Flush toilets, water spigots dispersed, fire rings, picnic tables, lantern holders, bear- proof food containers (on tent campsites only), no showers; pet friendly
Driving Directions: Directions to Great Smoky Mountains National Park-Balsam Mountain Campground

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