horseback riding

There are five drive-in horse camps with handy access to back country trails in the Smokies. They are located at Cades Cove in Tennessee and at Big Creek, Cataloochee, Round Bottom, and Tow String in North Carolina. For reservations, call 800-365-2267 (Park code GRE) 10am until 10pm. There is a $30 ($35 at Big Creek) fee per site. A maximum of 4 horses and 6 people are allowed at each site.

Horseback riding is available from mid-March to mid-November and rates run $15 per hour. For information about a specific area call the following numbers:

Cades Cove (865) 448-6286
Deep Creek (828) 497-7503
McCarters (865) 448-5354
Smokemont (828) 497-2373
Smoky Mtn. (865) 436-5634