Balsam Mountain Campground

Cocke County, Tennessee 37878

Balsam Mountain Campground

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The rare spruce-fir forest that cloaks the highest elevations of the Smoky Mountains are among the primary reasons this mountain range was designated a national park. Covering 13,000 of the park’s 500,000 acres, the forest composes the southern limit of this relic of the Ice Age.

So what does this have to do with tent camping? Well, it just so happens that Balsam Mountain Campground is located in a swath of this rare forest. Not only does it offer the highest tent camping within Great Smoky Mountains National Park, but it also offers campers a chance to experience this remarkable forest firsthand."

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Trail Information

Cocke County
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Nantahala National Forest
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