Whether your idea of camping entails “roughing it out” or simply enjoying being outdoors while surrounded with creature comforts, we have a feeling you will have a great time at Gatlinburg’s new campground experience, Camp LeConte Luxury Outdoor Resort.
We should clarify that calling this campground new is a bit misleading. The park was built in the 1960s as a basic campground, but closed in 2007 and is now undergoing extensive renovations to become a luxury resort with all the trimmings.
Patrons can currently choose from RV sites with complete hookups, primitive tents with access to shared picnic tables, grills and fire pits, and the newest offering: luxury safari tents with covered porches and beds for children and adults. Beginning in the 2014 season, Camp LeConte will also offer fully-furnished luxury treehouses reminiscent of those found in the Australian Outback, as well as a secluded cabin. Check out the resort’s website for rates.
Amenities at Camp LeConte include free WiFi, vending machines laundry, bathhouse, convenience store and a heated pool.
For more information about other camping options in Gatlinburg and the surrounding Great Smoky Mountains, check out our previous post.
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