Suggestions for camping/lodging outside Great Smoky Mountains National Park?

Hi community! 

My boyfriend and I are driving home to be with family during COVID. It's a few day road trip and we'll be driving right by Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The park will actually be open, but all of the camping spots will be closed. I'm looking for recommendations for places to camp that might be right outside of the park, maybe state parks?! Anything that's open!

We of course want to adhere to social distancing, and will be car camping. We're open to hotel/motel lodging recommendations that are close to the park as well. Thanks in advance!