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Smoky Bear Campground

2017

4857 East Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738 Sevier County • 865-436-8372 www.smokybearcampground.com


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Smoky Bear Campground WELCOME

to our new and old friends! We’re glad you’re here! Please let us know if there is anything we may do to make your visit more enjoyable. There’s lots to see and do in the area, so drop by the office and we’ll be happy to assist you as you plan your activities. Enjoy your stay, come back soon, and we hope you will find this your favorite spot in the Smokies!

DONATE ONLINE OR BY MAIL

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Your Smoky Bear Campground Hosts, Chong, Barry, Patrick and Klaire

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Camping Guidelines PLEASE HELP US KEEP OUR HIGH RATINGS! Pick up after your pets (no cheating) and NO cigarette butts and other trash on the ground.

Check-In 1:00 pm for Campsites; Cabins 2:00 pm. Check-Out 12:00 noon for Campsites; Cabins 11:00 am. • Garbage — Leave bag at your site. Garbage will be collected by 10:00 am. Please do not leave trash or food outside your rig or vehicle, to reduce incidents of animals such as bears and raccoons, being attracted to your belongings. • Quiet Time is 10:00 pm until 8:00 am. Please be considerate. No unattended children are SPEED LIMIT permitted off campsite during quiet time. 5 • No washing vehicles or RV. • Speed Limit is 5 miles per hour at all times. Please watch for children. • Pool hours and rules are posted at the pool. • Fires are allowed only in the fire rings provided. • No Fireworks or Firearms permitted at any time. • Alcohol is permitted only on your campsite. • Campsites — Please do not drive nails into or tie ropes around trees. Do not cut or chop any standing trees or their limbs. Do not dig holes or disturb the ground cover. • No clotheslines are permitted. • No dish washing is allowed in the bathhouse. MPH

• Pets must be on leashes at all times. Owner is responsible for cleaning up pet’s waste and for keeping the pet quiet. They may not be left outside unattended. No pets in any building. No pets are permitted in the pool area.

Emergency Number 865-436-8372

Management assumes no responsibility for accidents, injuries, or loss from any cause. Take valuables with you when you leave for the day. Management reserves the right to evict anyone not observing the rules. No refunds will be given due to eviction or Mother Nature. Page 2


Museum • General Store • Cafe • Theater

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Visitor Center

Free Admission

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Our Facilities • Free Wi-Fi • Handicap Facilities • 49 Large, Shady Sites • 30/50 Amp Service • Seasonal Pool and Hot Tub • 9 Paved Pull Through Sites Page 4

• Extra Clean Bathhouse and Laundry • Large Fire Pit with Benches • Playground with Basketball • Picnic Tables and Fire Rings at Each Site • Air Conditioned Clubhouse

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Events • Apple Harvest Celebration • BBQ Contest • Chili Cook-Off

• Live Entertainment • Ice Cream Socials • Campfire Cooking Demonstrations • And More!

THROUGHOUT Join THE YEAR Contests H Prizes the Fun!

To begin, step far enough back from your RV so you can see the entire rig. You’re looking for the big stuff now! Start at the front and walk all the way around the coach, looking up at the roofline, down at the ground, and along the sidewalls of your RV. ❏❏ Antenna(s) down ❏❏ Vent covers lowered (if you can’t step back far enough to see these, then you can go inside and check) ❏❏ All utilities detached and stowed, and sewer cap(s) attached ❏❏ Leveling or stabilizer jacks retracted ❏❏ Tires properly inflated — no obstructions ❏❏ Exterior doors closed and locked ❏❏ Entry door(s) closed and locked; step(s) retracted ❏❏ Awning(s) secured ❏❏ Windows closed ❏❏ Propane turned off ❏❏ Automotive lights functioning ❏❏ Check tire pressure ❏❏ Adjust rearview mirrors

Additionally, if towing, see that: ❏❏ Tongue jack or landing gear fully retracted ❏❏ All safety pins in place ❏❏ All electrical cords attached, with proper clearance ❏❏ Safety chains secured ❏❏ Electric brake breakaway cable securely attached ❏❏ Finally, COUNT NOSES! Make sure the kids, dogs, cats, friends and assorted relatives are safely aboard and secured as applicable.

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Fresh Meat & Produce - Beer Cave - Craft Beer American Owned

Diesel - Lottery - ATM

5040 Hooper Hwy • Cosby, TN

Locally Operated

423-532-7650 Cade’s Cove

Settlers first entered the Cove legally after an Indian treaty transferred the land to the State of Tennessee in 1819. Year after year they funneled through the gaps, urged on by the lure of a scenic and lush mountain valley. Most of the settlers traced their way down the migration route from Virginia into Eastern Tennessee (now more or less Interstate 81). Tuckaleechee (modern Townsend) was the last point of supply before the leap into Cades Cove. A few years later, pioneers moved directly over the mountains from North Carolina. They came equipped with personal belongings and the tools and skills of an Old

World culture, enriched with what they learned from the Indians. By 1850, Cades Cove supported 685 members of 137 households. Today, Cades Cove is one of the most popular locations in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This 11-mile loop follows the old wagon road trail and visitors can see deer, turkey and black bear, plus the historic settler’s homes, barns and churches, preserved as they were when Cades Cove become part of the Park.

Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail For an intimate experience of the Great Smoky Mountains’ lush mountain wilderness, don’t miss Roaring Fork Nature Trail! Along this five mile long narrow and winding road you’ll have the opportunity to discover some of nature’s secrets, and to learn the story of the people who once lived here. Rushing mountain streams, old-growth forest dominated by cove hardwoods and hemlocks, cascades, rapids and falls adorn the roadside, with many easily accessible hiking trails. Well preserved log cabins and other historic

buildings can be found, and at the end of Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail you will find Ely’s Mill, a family owned and operated grist mill built in 1925. To access Roaring Fork, follow the Parkway to Gatlinburg, traffic light #8. Follow the Historic Nature Trail Road to the Cherokee Orchard National Park entrance. Slightly beyond the Rainbow Falls trailhead is the one-way Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. Please note that buses, trailers, motor homes and bicycles are not permitted on the motor nature trail. Page 7


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• BLACK BEAR • Perhaps the best known of our native species, the Black Bear is more vegetarian than carnivore. As a word of caution, do not attempt to approach bears. Enjoy them at a distance. While bears will normally f lee from humans, should they feel threatened or protective, they are capable of inflicting serious harm. With running speeds up to 30 mph, they can outrun the fastest human. • WHITE-TAILED DEER • When fleeing, this deer is easily identifiable by the flashing white tail underside. Active year-round, day and night, the deer population was nearly decimated by the early logging industry, but quickly rebounded after the establishment of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Area Wildlife

• EUROPEAN WILD BOAR • With the exception of the bears, this is the largest wild animal in the area. These found their way into t he a rea in t he ea rly 1950 s. Wit h destructive habits (rooting up large areas in search of food or wallowing in small highcountry streams), they compete with native animals for sometimes scarce food. • RIVER OTTER • Hunted to near extinction for their pelts, River Otters were gone from the area by the 1920s. A successful reintroduction program, begun in the 1980s by the National Park Service, has seen a remarkable recovery in their numbers. They are now frequently found along Abrams Creek in Cades Cove.

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