Why Should You Go Camping in the Smokies?

Camping in the Smokies is a great way to get out and enjoy nature and have a real camping experience in one of the most beautiful areas in the Smokies. Here’s a few reasons you should join us at Pigeon River Campground for camping in the Smokies:

Only Minutes from the Heart of the Great Smoky Mountains

Close to hiking trais in the Smoky MountainsWe offer all of our campers a peaceful retreat near the Great SMoky Mountains National Park, right at the border of the Cherokee National Forest. Our campground is located right on the Little Pigeon River, so you can even watch white water rafters make their way down the river while you relax. Plus, the river offers different scenery and a different view than other campgrounds in the area.

Close to Hiking Trails in the Smoky Mountains

Since you’ll be staying in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, also near the border of the Cherokee National Forest. This is a great way to experience two parks and even more hiking trails during your vacation. One of the most popular hiking trails is Greenbrier because it gives you a half-day experience of hiking and enjoying the mountains in a historical area of the national park.

At Pigeon River Campground, we offer guided hikes March through November, so be sure to check with us to book your guided hike.

White water rafting in the Smoky MountainsTo learn more about all of the hiking available at Pigeon River Campground, click here.

Plenty of Great Things to Do

When you stay at Pigeon River Campground, you won’t have to worry about finding things to do. Smoky Mountain Outdoors is located just a couple minutes away from your campsite, so you can take on a whitewater rafting experience with your friends or family. You can go ziplining, and you can also venture out to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge to explore and see all of the fun things to do along the Parkways. Then, you can easily retreat back to camping in the Smokies for all of the fun things to do at the campground.

If you’re staying at the campground, there’s also a lot of great things to do, including a swimming pool, outdoor activities like horseshoes and a general store where you can buy everything you need for roasting s’mores or cooking a meal!

Take a look at all of the campground amenities, so you’ll know exactly how to prepare for your trip!

Stay at Cabins or Campsites

Stay in cabins or campsitesAt the campground, there are 20 individual campsites available and 6 riverside camping cabins.  Tent pads are 12’ by 12’ and the cabins are 24’ by 16’. These camping cabins are a great way to experience camping in the Smokies – just a step up from tent camping! These cabins will sleep 5 guests and have a covered porch facing the river.

Ready to spend some time camping in the Smokies? We’re ready to have you join us! To save money on your Smoky Mountain camping cabin or campsite, take a look at our specials HERE.

Hi, my name is Emily Wolff. I am a writer and editor based in East Tennessee, right in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains. I have enjoyed writing for as long as I can remember, but I truly fell in love with it as a young adult. Some of my favorite things include makeup, magazines and ice cream with sprinkles. Thank you for taking the time to read about me; I hope you’ll continue to follow my writings about the Smoky Mountain area on this website!