Cataloochee Campground is located in the Catalooche Valley in the North Carolina portion of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Reservations are required and can be made on recreation.gov. The campground has no hook-ups. There is a bath house with a cold water sink and flush toilets. There is also a water spigot located near the opposite end of the campground from the bathroom. Our most recent trip to Cataloochee was our first trip in our PUP. We have tent camped there several times as well as making a few day trips. We enter and exit the valley by exiting I-40 at exit #20 and taking Cove Creek Road. The road begins as two lane pavement, narrows to very narrow two lane pavement, transitions to one lane gravel, then goes back to two lane pavement when you enter the valley. The road is a bit exciting, but is well worth the "pucker factor". Our preferred sites in the campground are the sites adjacent to the creek. Sites 3, 5, 7 and 9 are our particular favorites. Each season has its own particular highlights in the valley. Spring brings a profusion of wildflowers. Painted Trillium grows is several spots in the campground itself. Pink Lady Slippers grow in a few spots along trails in the valley. Early summer brings elk calves. Fall brings the elk rut and the changing of the leaves. Fall also brings a larger number of people to the park to view the elk rut. Cataloochee Campground is one our favorites!