A group of people sitting around a campfire.

Top 5 Reasons to Build a Campfire at Our Campground in the Smoky Mountains

When it comes to camping in the Smoky Mountains or anywhere else for that matter, the most traditional evening ritual is the campfire! There is nothing like gathering around the warmth of the fire with your family and friends as you enjoy some unique time together under the stars! Here are the top 5 reasons why you should build a campfire at our campground in the Smoky Mountains:

1. Perfect Bonding Opportunity

A group of kids sitting around the campfire on a Smoky Mountain camping trip.If you are spending a family vacation at our campground in the Smoky Mountains, the campfire offers the perfect bonding opportunity! While your daily routine back home might be filled with job duties, school work and other responsibilities, you can unwind completely at our campground. If you have kids, you can teach them how to safely build a campfire and even have them help collect some of the kindling. While you are away from electronics and other distractions, you can focus on this special time with each other for memories that will last a lifetime!

2. Enjoy Making S’mores

Another reason why you should build a campfire at our campground in the Smoky Mountains is to enjoy making s’mores! This mouthwatering combination of graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate bars is a fun way to end another fantastic evening in the Smokies! While there are various techniques to make the ultimate s’more, everyone has their own favorite method! If you are interested in making the perfect s’more, be sure to check out our 6 tips for making s’mores!

3. Warm Your Bones

A campfire beside a riverbank.While the temperature in the Smoky Mountains is generally moderate all year long, there are some evenings that can get a bit cool! Most campers find they love the crisp air because it’s ideal for sleeping. If you want to warm your bones up a bit before crawling into your sleeping bag at night, kick back by the campfire and feel the heat of the flames. You can even wrap a blanket around you while lounging by the fire and before you know it, you’ll be ready to drift off into a wonderful night of sleep!

4. Tell Ghost Stories

Telling spooky ghost stories around the campfire is nearly as much of a camping tradition as the campfire itself! Gather your family and friends together to tell your favorite ghost story or make up a creative tale all on your own! The Smoky Mountains are full of unique legends so do some research before your vacation and be ready to have your friends on the edge of their seats!

5. Convenient Supplies

Roasting marshmallows over a campfireWe know it is easy to forget something when packing for a vacation to our campground in the Smoky Mountains! If you need any supplies for your campfire, including snacks, drinks, and other items, just stop by our convenient General Store! Our shop is literally just steps away from your campsite and has plenty of goods to help with your campfire experience!

Now since you know why you should build a campfire at our campground in the Smoky Mountains, check out our campground map and availability to plan your adventure! We look forward to seeing you soon!