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5 Reasons to go Camping in the Smoky Mountains

By Ross Bodhi Ogle
Posted on December 3, 2020

The Great Smoky Mountains can be found along the Tennessee-North Carolina border. There are lush forests with an astounding abundance of wildflowers that bloom all year-round!

There are many hiking routes, some of which feature streams, rivers, and waterfalls.

The highest peak, Clingmans Dome, offers the most scenic views of the mist-covered mountains and is an absolute must-see for every nature lover.

It's best to visit the Great Smoky Mountains in summer and fall, when the weather is perfect.

The Views & Scenery

The scenery and views take the cake because there truly isn't anything more amazing than the sight of the stunning mountains and watching the sun set or rise from there. Rather than enjoying nature from a distance or through a window, you get to be right there in the middle of it all.

Make sure to bring a good camera along because you're going to need it.

Nothing is more relaxing than a good camping trip to the Smoky Mountains, and you'll be sure to unwind and destress in the fresh mountain air.

No matter how you choose to spend your time, there'll always be the perfect backdrop, making it even easier to sit back and relax.

Not to mention all of the wildlife out there, you never know what you might see on your camping trip, so keep an eye out.

Different Types of Camping

There are all sorts of camping types, which is one of the best things about camping in the Great Smoky Mountains.

Whether you'd prefer to camp the old-fashioned way, there are plenty of campsites to choose from where you can pitch and stay in a tent.

Alternatively, you can bring your RV, as there are a number of RV campgrounds.

If you fancy doing something different this camping trip and not staying in a tent, you could opt for staying at the camping cabins that are quite affordable.

The campgrounds there have plenty of facilities to make your camping trip even better, such as bathrooms with showers, grills, laundry facilities, recreational areas, and more!

No matter where you decide to camp, you will definitely have the experience of a lifetime.

Amazing Hikes

There are some amazing hike trails that can be found in the North Caroline and Tennessee Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The National Park is well known for its variety of plant and animal life and offers some of the best opportunities for wildlife viewing.

One of my favorite trails is the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, which is an almost 6-mile long, one-way loop road that offers incredible mountain scenery and access to two of the region's most popular waterfalls (Rainbow Falls & Grotto Falls). You could spend just two hours on this trail or half a day exploring.

You can even walk behind the 25-foot-high falls at the Grotto from the Trillium Gap Trail. There are also historic log cabins and the remains of a mountain village.

If you are just looking into hiking as a beginner check out this article that is great for advice when starting out hiking.

Cooler Temperatures

Camping in the Smoky Mountains comes with the perfect weather. It's not so hot that you're sweating, but not too cold that you need to wear sweaters all the time either.

This way, you feel much more comfortable while going on adventures and exploring.

You get the perfect atmosphere to go around and admire all of the beautiful nature this place has to offer.

Exciting Outdoor Activities

Apart from the over 850 miles of hiking trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park which feature waterfalls, historic sites, and wildlife, there are also loads of other exciting outdoor activities around.

A camping trip with a little hiking and some extra adventures can only enrich your trip even more.

There are recreational areas at the campgrounds for activities like volleyball, horseshoes, and so on.

After a day of exploration and adventure, there's nothing better than ending it with grilling and looking up at the stars in the clear night sky.

Some other fun activities you can do are water rafting down Pigeon River, and ziplining which gives you a perfect and incredible view of the mountains.

At Smoky Mountain Ziplines, you can find the longest continually operated canopy tour in the Pigeon Forge Area. With over 4,200 feet of cable cross across seven lines, you'll never be able to forget this exhilarating experience.

They have the highest quality gear, and with an exclusive 30-foot, controlled-descent feature, you will be completely immersed in this picturesque mountain environment.


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