Smokemont was once a thriving lumber town with homes, businesses and a school. When the logging camps in the Park played out people moved on and the area became a part of the National Park. Still remaining in the Smokemont area is Lufty Baptist Church and Bradley Cemetery. Smokemont once housed a logging mill, commissary, houses, a club house, and a hotel. Smokemont is now a campground maintained by the National Park Service.
Smokemont is located on Newfound Gap Road (between Cherokee, NC and Gatlinburg, TN) just 4.5 miles from Cherokee.
The Smokemont areas offers campsites for tent camping, RVs, and campers. Each campsite has a bbq grill, and there are picnic tables located throughout the camping area.
The camping area has restroom facilities but no showers.
There is a grocery store, several convenience stores, service stations, fast food restaurants, mom and pop restaurants, and a drug store in Cherokee.
There are riding stables at Smokemont offering 1 hour, 2.5 hours, and 5 hour trips.
Camping in Smokemont