The Smoky Mountains are a remarkable destination in the southeastern United States. Their ancient rounded “knobs” and winding mountain roads remind us that these bumps are the oldest mountain range on the continent.
The Smoky Mountains have been a haven for travelers for thousands of years. And today, it’s no different, with several free campsites available for those just passing through.
As long as you can locate a dispersed camping area, you can camp in your car. There are plenty of campsites that are free to use because they are in national forests within the Smoky Mountains.
#1 Magazine Branch Lake Access #2 Weavers Bend Road Dispersed Camping #3 Paint Creek Corridor #4 Black Balsam Knob #5 Santeetlah Lake