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Backcountry Shelters in the Smoky Mountains

Spence Field Shelter

Spence Field Shelter in the Smokies.

Below are all the shelters located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  They are all found along the Appalachian Trail, except for Kephart, Laurel Gap, Mount Collins, Mount LeConte, Pecks Corner, and Spence Field. 

Remember to call the Backcountry Office at (865) 436-1231 and reserve a spot in the shelter a month in advance.  If not, you will not be able to stay in the shelter.

Shelter Nearby Trails No. of Spots Horse Accessible? Add to Planner
Cosby Knob Appalachian Trail, Low Gap Trail, Big Creek Trail 12 Yes

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Davenport Gap Appalachian Trail, Chestnut Branch Trail 12 Yes

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Derrick Knob Appalachian Trail, Greenbrier Ridge Trail 12 No Add To The Explore Kentucky Lake Vacation Planner
Double Spring Gap Appalachian Trail,Goshen Prong Trail, Clingmans Dome Bypass Trail 12 No Add To The Explore Kentucky Lake Vacation Planner
Icewater Spring Appalachian Trail, Newfound Gap, Sweat Heifer Creek Trail, The Boulevard Trail 12 No

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Kephart Kephart Prong Trail, Sweat Heifer Creek Trail, Grassy Branch Trail 14 Yes

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Laurel Gap Benton MacKaye Trail, Balsam Mountain Trail, Sterling Ridge Trail 14 Yes

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Mollies Ridge Appalachian Trail 12 Yes

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Mount Collins Sugarland Mountain Trail, Appalachian Trail, Mountains-to-Sea Trail, Fork Ridge Trail 12 No

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Mount LeConte The Boulevard Trail, Alum Cave Trail, Rainbow Falls Trail, Bull Head Trail, Trillium Gap Trail, Appalachian Trail 12 No

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Pecks Corner Hughes Ridge Trail, Appalachian Trail 12 Yes

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Russell Field Appalachian Trail, Russell FIeld Trail 14 Yes

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Silers Bald Appalachian Trail, Welch Ridge Trail, Jonas Creek Trail 12 Yes

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Spence Field Eagle Creek Trail, Appalachian Trail, Bote Mountain Trail 12 Yes

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Tricorner Knob Appalachian Trail, Balsam Mountain Trail 12 Yes

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