Pigeon River Campground

3375 Hartford Rd
Hartford, TN 37753
(888) 820-8771
Location: 35.81733, -83.15871

Mailing Address:
103 Silverbell Lane
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Easy access from I-40. One hour from Asheville or Gatlinburg. Bordering the Great Smoky Mtns National Park. Pool, Wi-Fi, store, private bathrooms. On-site boat ramp. Close to award-winning rafting, hiking, fishing & biking
Open Mar 01 - Oct 31
Last Year's Rate
Card(s) Accepted
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Type (Campground)
Emergency Phone


Folding Tent Campers Allowed
Pets Welcome
Tent Camping Allowed


Spaces Available (12)
Max Length (50)
Gravel Sites (12)
30 Amp
50 Amp
Full Hookups (12)
Max Amps (50)
Back-ins (30 x 50)
Room for Slideouts (Yes)
Fire Rings
Table at Site
Tent-Only Sites (17)


Cabin/Cottage Rentals (6)


Dedicated Tenting Area


WiFi at Overnite Sites
WiFi at Park
WiFi at Park Supports Mobile Devices
WiFi at Park Supports Streaming
2 Devices supported per Overnite Site
12 Sites with WiFi

Other Amenities & Services

Road Condition (Good)
Road Type (Gravel)
Restroom and Showers
RV Supplies
Self-Service RV Wash
Fishing Supplies
Onsite Rentals (6)

Recreational Facilities

Heated Pool
Body Of Water (Pigeon River)
Outdoor Games
Lawn Bowling
Rec Open to the Public

Recreation Nearby (within 10 miles)

ATV Riding
Mountain Biking
Rock/Mountain Climbing
Snow Sports
Whitewater Rafting


Military Discount

On-Site Rentals

All cabins have heat and a/c, grills, fire pits, riverfront decks with tables and chairs. No smoking allowed in any cabin.

Cabins/Cottages/Tiny Houses

6 Rentals Available
Sleeps 5
Daily Rate $85.00 - $120.00
None Bathrooms
Partial Kitchen
Pets Allowed $
Linens Available $

Customer Reviews

Pigeon River Campground
Avg Rating 3.5out of 5 stars 3.5 out of 5 stars  (4) Reviews
3.5 out of 5 stars   Avg Facility Rating
interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance...
4.5 out of 5 stars   Avg Restroom Rating
cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
3.5 out of 5 stars   Avg Appeal Rating
the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.


Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: October, 2021
3 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
2 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
3 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
2 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
The connections for the water and septic were so far from the camper we had to purchase 10’ to go with our 20’ of septic hose to make the 26’ connection. That was after backing as close as possible. No one was ever in the office. Won’t stay again.
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Florida Bound

Reviews: 6
Helpful Reviews: 5
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: August, 2020
3 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
3 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
Small park located on the Pigeon River and part of a larger complex for white water rafting. Poorly maintained gravel roads and sites. Sites not close to level. Staff not around most times in spite of posted hours. Not much in the store other than beer. Nice pool and playground. Cabins look new as does the office/pavilion. WiFi is basically useless. Not very much in the general area other than white water rafting.. Reasonably close to Gatlinburg which is a plus. Unless your desire is to get out on the river probably not the place for you.
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Doug and Patti

Reviews: 9
Helpful Reviews: 4
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: March, 2020
4 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
5 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
5 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
A very nice campground situated between the Pigeon River and I-40. We visited in mid March and the place was not completely open, then COVID-19 shut everything down. The Good: - Scenic location with river rafting within 50 feet of your site. Site has put in ramps for your canoes, kayaks if that is your thing. - The grounds are clean and well kept, as were the laundry and facilities. - The staff were very friendly and helpful. - Hookups were easy and worked well. - Close location to remote part of Smokey Mt National Park and hiking areas. - There is a pool on site, but it was not open in March. - Its easy to get to from I-40. The Not so Good: - Few, if any, trees and no any privacy between RV sights. They are too close to each other. - The gravel RV sights need to be leveled up a bit, ironic given the overall flat location of the site. - Once off the gravel, the ground was muddy. - The small playground is there just so they can claim they have one. - Because of its location so close to I-40, there was a LOT of truck noise which kept me awake when we had the windows open at night. Overall, would expect that be a great place to raft and party mid summer. But it does not have the look and feel of a quiet place once the season is underway.
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Reviews: 20
Helpful Reviews: 19
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: September, 2016
4 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
5 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
Overall a very nice campground and the Good Sam's rating is correct. The RV sites are built as pull through but designed for 2 units to each back in with the hook ups designed for such. The pads are crushed rock and could probably use a little leveling touch up. Each site has a table on a concrete pad. The bathroom/showers are excellent, however, strangely do not have any hand drying equipment. The entire grounds are very clean and the setting is right on the Pigeon River. Note that the campground gets very dark at night as the owners do not have a street lights that are on all night. A trip to the bathroom could be an adventure. Overall, I would recommend this campground.
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