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Welcome to Buddy Bear in the Smokies!

Located just 20 minutes off of I-40, Buddy Bear in the Smokies (formerly Duvall in the Smokies) is the premier family RV campground in Sevierville, Tennessee.

Not only does our enclosed resort-style campground include everything your family could want to enjoy your Smoky Mountains vacation, but we’re located just a short drive from Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.


Location, location, location!

  • Buddy Bear in the Smokies is nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Smoky Mountains in Sevierville, TN.
  • We’re located at 1518 Dolly Parton Parkway at the intersection with Hwy 416. Our entrance is adjacent to a nice 24-hour Weigel’s gas station with gas and diesel available.
  • Our excellent location gives you direct access to Gatlinburg via Hwy 416, Pigeon Forge via Hwy 411S, and I-40 or Bush’s Visitor Center via Hwy 411N. We are conveniently located to these wonderful businesses.
  • The mountain river at the edge of our property provides 650 feet of riverfront campsites. The locals say there’s good fishing!
  • We have plenty of room for pets, but please be considerate to your fellow campers and keep your pet on a leash.

  • overview of pavilion area
  • kayaks in the water
  • evenings at Buddy Bear

All About the Campground

  • Campground is gated & fenced, all roads are paved, and there are street lights throughout for safety and convenience.
  • Most river sites are leveled, paved, and very well shaded with furnished patios, 30/50 amp service, water and sewer hookups, and campfire rings. They’re just dandy!
  • Campsites accommodate 45′ motor homes and fifth wheels.
  • One vehicle per campsite. $5.00 per day for ONE additional vehicle if parking is available.
  • The campground has a speed limit of 7mph.
  • Check-in begins at 2:00 PM; please check out by 11:00 AM. If you would like to arrive earlier, please call our office to see if your site is open earlier.
  • We have quiet hours from 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM.

Extra Perks

  • Kids 6 and under are free, and we have a gift for the lil’ ones at the front desk when you check in!
  • Free Wi-Fi & Cable
  • Bath House (restricted to guests in the cottages and RVers without bathrooms in their RV)
  • Laundry facility
  • Climate-controlled bath house with bathrooms that are cleaned daily.
  • We sell local firewood for use in our campground; only heat-treated wood may be taken into the national park (see our policies for details).
  • Dumpster on site for trash
  • New Swimming Pool now open
  • Bags of Ice
  • Honor system. Place money in the drop box, pay with your phone via QR Codes, or fill out an envelope (located at the office drop box) during your stay to charge your card later.
  • Check-in Office, Camp Store Souvenirs, & RV Supplies for your basic camping needs, now open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Saturday.