Welcome to the ultimate guide for Appalachian Springs Outdoor Resort! Have questions about your upcoming stay? Our comprehensive list of frequently asked questions has got you covered. From campground policies to amenities, nearby attractions, and more, find all the answers you need to ensure a seamless and enjoyable experience. If you have a question that’s not covered here, please call us!

What Time is Check In?2024-03-18T19:27:31+00:00

Check in time is 2 pm. If you need an earlier check in, please call ahead to arrange.  

What Time is Check Out?2024-03-18T19:27:49+00:00

Check out time is 11 Am. If you need a Late check out, please call ahead to arrange.

Are pets allowed at Appalachian Springs Outdoor Resort?2024-03-18T19:29:32+00:00

Yes, we love Fur Babies, Please Keep in mind the following rules: 

  • Your pets must be on a leash or in a pen when out of your camper.  
  • Please respect other campers, your pet must be kept quiet. 
  • If the campground staff must pick up pet waste this will result in a $30.00 clean-up fee. 
  • Pets should not be left outside unattended.  
Are campfires allowed?2024-03-18T19:30:19+00:00

Everyone loves a campfire, but fires can be dangerous, so please be mindful and if you aren’t sure check here. Campfires (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov) 


Campfires are only allowed in designated firepits.  

Firewood is sold at the clubhouse for your convenience. 

(We do not allow firewood from out of state as this can cause potential problems of bringing in outside pests.) 

Do not cut down any standing trees (alive or dead) 

Are alcoholic beverages allowed?2024-03-18T19:30:42+00:00

Yes, consumption of alcoholic beverages is permitted at your campsite, however, consumption of alcoholic beverages by minors is strictly prohibited. 

Is smoking allowed?2024-03-18T19:31:05+00:00

Smoking is not allowed in the Clubhouse, Bathhouse, Bathrooms, Common Areas or Outdoor amenities. Smoking is allowed on your own site as long as it is done in a way that is respectful of and does not indirectly impact the experience of other guests and are disposed of properly. 

Is there a daily garbage pickup?2024-03-18T19:31:29+00:00

No, there will be in the future though. There is a dumpster located at the edge of the campground on Ogle Dr.  

Is there a maximum allowed number of occupants?2024-03-18T19:31:53+00:00

Yes, the maximum allowed number of occupants is 6 per campsite. Visitors must be registered. 

Is there a maximum number of Vehicles per campsite?2024-03-18T19:32:13+00:00

Yes, no more than 1 RV and 2 vehicles per site, please contact office for extra vehicle parking. There is no parking on grass or other campsites allowed. Towing is enforced at the guest’s expense. 

Are visitors allowed?2024-03-18T19:32:36+00:00

Yes, visitors are allowed, but campers are responsible for their own guests. There is a $5 per day Visitor fee that can be paid at the clubhouse during business hours. Visitors may stay overnight if the site does not exceed the maximum number of occupants. All guest must stay within resort property boundaries. No trespassing on neighboring land is permitted. 

What time is curfew?2024-03-18T19:32:56+00:00

Curfew is 11pm-7am 

How much does it cost to camp at Appalachian Springs?2024-03-18T19:33:19+00:00

Rates vary based on the time of year, location and type of campsite.  
Please call our office for further information. 

Does Appalachian Springs offer Discounts?2024-03-18T19:33:38+00:00

Yes, we currently offer AARP and Military discounts.  

Please call our office for further information. 

What are the Office & Clubhouse hours?2024-03-18T19:34:05+00:00

Office/Clubhouse hours are from 9 am to 6 pm daily. 

Which popular attractions are close to Appalachian Springs Outdoor Resort?2024-03-18T19:34:33+00:00

Nearby attractions include Old Forge Distillery (0.6 miles), Dollywood (3.5 Miles), the mountain mile (2 Miles), The Island (2 Miles), Great Smoky Mountains National Park Visitor Center (10 miles) .

What are some of the property amenities at Appalachian Springs Outdoor Resort?2024-03-18T19:34:57+00:00

Free parking, Free High-Speed Internet (Wi-Fi), Direct TV, Kids stay free, Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly), Pets Allowed (Dog / Pet Friendly), BBQ facilities, Convenience store, Outdoor fireplace, Outdoor furniture, Picnic area, Shared bathroom, Shared lounge / TV area, Self-serve laundry, Washing machine, Clothes dryer, Pool access local hotel. 

What does pool access at a local hotel mean?2024-03-18T19:35:18+00:00

We have a partnership with a local hotel only a mile away. Our guests have access to the indoor and outdoor pools at Riverchase Lodge. 

What food & drink options are available at Appalachian Springs Outdoor Resort?2024-03-18T19:35:39+00:00

The camp store offers a limited variety of food and drink options, if you are looking for something in particular, please give us a call! 

Is Appalachian Springs Outdoor Resort located near the city center?2024-03-18T19:35:59+00:00

Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Pigeon Forge.  

Is Appalachian Springs Outdoor Resort located near Dollywood?2024-03-18T19:36:18+00:00

Yes, it is 3.5 Miles from Dollywood. 

Is Appalachian Springs Outdoor Resort located near hiking trails?2024-03-18T19:36:48+00:00

The closest trail is the Riverwalk Greenway, which begins at Patriot Park about ¾ of a mile away From Appalachian Springs Outdoor Resort. This trail is very moderate and has asphalt & concrete. This trail is lit up with lights throughout Winterfest in pigeon forge! 

Riverwalk Greenway is a beautiful multiuse trail in the resort town of Pigeon Forge in east Tennessee. While the town is better known for its tourist attractions the Riverwalk Greenway is still worth a visit, a place to take a time-out within a serene natural setting. The paved trail begins by looping behind the Pigeon Creek Community Center before it meets the West Prong of the Little Pigeon River. Staying close to the river, the trail stretches south to the Island entertainment complex and then continues down to Patriot Park where it closes with a 1/2-mile loop. The trail is open for use 24 hours a day, thanks to the lighting provided. Benches are placed at intervals along the route. Pedestrians, cyclists, inline skaters, and users with leashed dogs are all welcome to enjoy.  Riverwalk Greenway (Pigeon Forge) | Tennessee Trails | TrailLink 


If you want something a little deeper in the woods, you will want to check out the trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Visit their website to find the perfect Hiking Trail for you! 

Hiking – Great Smoky Mountains National Park (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov) 

Is there fishing near Appalachian Springs Outdoor Resort?2024-04-25T20:41:58+00:00

Yes! Appalachian Springs is a campground in Pigeon Forge, in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains and we have fantastic fishing opportunities nearby.

Here are some great fishing locations in and around Pigeon Forge:

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park:

  • The park boasts over 2,115 miles of streams, making it home to one of the last wild trout habitats in the eastern United States.
  • From remote, headwater trout streams to large, coolwater smallmouth bass streams, there’s something for every angler.
  • The East Prong of the Little River is one of the largest streams in the park and is heavily fished. It’s an excellent spot for fly fishing with abundant rainbow and brown trout.
  • For more information and a map of all park waters, visit a visitor center.
  • License required: Yes


Big Rock Dude Ranch Fishing Pond:

    • Located in Pigeon Forge, this pond is stocked with bluegill, crappie, catfish, and bass.
    • You can fish here without a license, and the ranch provides rods, reels, and bait for a nominal fee.
    • License required: No

Douglas Lake

  • A beautiful reservoir created from the French Broad River.
  • Stretching over 32 miles, it’s just a few miles from the national park.
  • Offers fantastic bass fishing accessible from various pulloffs along the road.
  • License required: Yes

Gatlinburg Trout Facility – Herbert Holt Park

  • Tennessee’s only municipal trout farm, located in Gatlinburg.
  • Rainbow trout reared here are deposited into the West Prong of the Little Pigeon River every Thursday.
  • The surrounding waters are designated for children-only fishing.
  • License required: Yes

Mynatt Park

  • Along LeConte Creek, near the beginning of the Historic Motor Nature Trail extending from the GSMNP boundary.
  • Another great spot for children-only fishing.
  • The park also includes a picnic area by the water.
  • License required: Yes
  • Fishing is permitted year-round in the park, from 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset. The park allows fishing in all streams. You must possess a valid fishing license for Tennessee or North Carolina. Fishing permits are not available in the park, but can be purchased in nearby towns. Special permits are required to fish in Gatlinburg and Cherokee.

Abrams Creek

  • Just outside the Cades Cove loop, the trailhead for Abrams Falls leads to this creek.
  • Opportunities for fishing along the 4.2-mile trail.
  • License required: Yes


License and Permit Information (tn.gov)

Fishing In The Smoky Mountains | Fishing in Gatlinburg | Licenses & Fees (pigeonforge.com)

Mobile On The Go APP (tn.gov)



Cancellation Policy:


If you wish to modify your reservation, you must call the campground before the deadlines listed below to receive the applicable refund. Text, Email and/or Social Media Messages are not acceptable methods of notification.

Please Call us at 865-657-8464

15 Days or more = 100% Refund minus a $25 Cancellation Fee

7 to 14 Days = Deposit Forfeited

6 Days or Less = No Refund

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