4 Reasons We’re the Best Campground in the Smoky Mountains for Outdoor Enthusiasts

If you are an outdoor enthusiast, complete the ultimate Smoky Mountain experience with a camping adventure at the Pigeon River Campground! Our peaceful camping retreat offers beautiful campsites for tent camping, as well as riverside cabins and RV campsites. When you want to be among the great outdoors, there is just no better place for your vacation! Here are the top 4 reasons why we are the best campground in the Smoky Mountains for outdoor enthusiasts:

1. Fun Outdoor Activities

The Pigeon River Campground offers tons of fun outdoor activities that you can enjoy with your family and friends! We offer recreational opportunities such as volleyball, horseshoes and cornhole! Gather up your family members for a volleyball tournament or a cornhole competition! If you are staying with us during the warm summer months, go for a swim in our refreshing swimming pool or lounge under the sun on our large tanning deck! Our pool is just 4 feet deep so that everyone in the family can enjoy cooling off and having fun. The evening hours are a special time at our campground. As, you gather around the fire pit to roast marshmallows, share ghost stories and gaze up at the twinkling stars!

2. Close to Whitewater RaftingWhitewater rafting on the Little Pigeon River.

If you are planning on spending at least one day whitewater rafting on the Pigeon River, you couldn’t pick a better place to stay than the Pigeon River Campground! Our campsites are literally walking distance to Smoky Mountain Outdoors! They offer a variety of whitewater rafting excursions! The Lower River Rafting Trip is ideal for families with young kids. It is relatively calm. However, the Upper River Rafting Trip is a bit more adventurous. This trip features approximately 70 rapids ranging from class 1 to class 4! After being on the Pigeon River for a couple of hours, you can look forward to the quick trip back to our campground to relax at your campsite!

3. Endless Hiking Opportunities

Another reason why we are the best campground in the Smoky Mountains for outdoor enthusiasts is because we are just minutes from endless hiking opportunities! You can enjoy more than 800 miles of scenic hiking trails at  the Great Smoky Mountains National Park or visit the Pisgah National Forest to explore their trails. Whether you are a novice hiker or consider yourself an expert, you will find trails of all skill levels ranging from easy to difficult. There is always something to see when you are out on the trails, including fresh wildflowers, waterfalls and wildlife. You might even get lucky enough to spot the Smoky Mountain black bear in the forest!

Appalachian Trail marker with hiker in background4. Hiker Friendly Campground

The Pigeon River Campground is a hiker friendly campground and we are delighted to welcome any hikers who are making their way across the Appalachian Trail! When you want to rest for a night or two, our campground is the perfect place to take a break. We have a convenient general store where you can pick up any camping supplies that you need, as well as a laundry room with 2 sets of coin-operated laundry machines. We even offer wireless internet access at our pavilion when you want to check in with your family and friends back home!

Check out all of the information about the Pigeon River Campground today to start planning next season’s camping adventure at the best campground in the Smoky Mountains! We look forward to welcoming you to our spectacular location next camping season!