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Elkmont began as a logging town with the Little River Logging Company having its base in the community.  Only a couple of years after the establishment of Elkmont, the logging company began to sell parcels of land.  Thus began the "Resort Era".  Soon after that, a hotel was built (the "Wonderland Park Hotel ").  After the founding of the National Park Service, the ownership of the cabins eventually fell into the Parks' hands.  
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Today the main attraction in Elkmont (besides the nature!) is the campground.  The facilities at Elkmont are much like Cades Cove:  no water or electricity at the campsites. This is one place we haven't camped yet, but I hope to sometime soon. 


  1. Hello! I'm stopping by from the A to Z Challenge. Nice to meet you! :) GREAT pictures!!

  2. Elkmont looks beautiful! I bet is smells fresh and lovely there.
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  3. I bet it is pretty up there, but the primitive type of camping wouldn't appeal to me (what am I kidding myself, no camping appeals to me, LOL, not a happy camper here when it comes to camping, but its strange because I married someone who loves to camp and another friend married someone who loves to camp, maybe the husbands should go camping together in Elkmont :)

    (you're doing great with the challenge!)


  4. One of the things we do well is dry camping. I am always looking for great campgrounds so this is being added to my list should I ever make it back to your area.

  5. It does look beautiful. I remember seeing the sign before, but have never checked it out. I am totally loving your A to Z Challenge.


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