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Debunking 4 Common Myths About Camping in the Smoky Mountains

If you always thought about taking your family on a camping trip to the Smoky Mountains but were hesitant for one reason or another, you can rest assured that camping with us is the best way to experience the Smokies! There are some common myths about camping that might be holding you back, but we are here to get you excited about your camping adventure! Here are 4 myths about camping and why you should go camping in the Smoky Mountains:…

The swimming pool at Pigeon River Campground in the Smoky Mountains

Top 5 Reasons Why Kids Love Staying at Our Campground Near Gatlinburg TN

When it comes to a family camping adventure in the Smokies, there is no better place for kids than our campground! Our beautiful campground has tons of fun activities for your children to enjoy and is close to all of the action in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and other popular destinations in the Smoky Mountains! Here are the top 5 reasons why kids love staying at our campground near Gatlinburg TN:…

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Top 4 Reasons Why You’ll Love the Pool at Our Campground in the Smoky Mountains

One of the highlights of a summer vacation to our Smoky Mountain campground is the refreshing outdoor swimming pool! Our beautiful pool offers the perfect way to cool off on a warm summer afternoon and features plenty of seating areas, so you can choose to relax or splash around with your family and friends! Here are the top 4 reasons why you’ll love the pool at our campground in the Smoky Mountains:…

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Top 3 Things To Do in the Smoky Mountains in the Summer

It’s never too early to start planning your summer vacation in the Smokies! The area offers a variety of outdoor adventures that are great for the whole family. From mountain biking to ziplining, there is plenty of fun to be had at this time of year. To help you make the most of your getaway, Pigeon River Campground has put together a guide to three of our favorite things to do in the Smoky Mountains in the summer. Check out all the fun details below:…

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4 Reasons to Go Camping in the Smoky Mountains in the Summer

Sometimes the best vacations are the ones that make you completely unplug from everything. The ones that bring you closer to nature and give you a better appreciation for the world around you. Summer is the best time to go camping because you don’t have to worry about cold weather! Plus, there are so many things to do in during the summer months! Still not convinced about spending your summer vacation in the Smokies? Here’s why you should go camping in the Smoky Mountains this summer:…

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4 Tips for Having a Relaxing Time Camping in the Smoky Mountains

The Smoky Mountains are a beautiful, world-renowned vacation destination, offering breathtaking views, hundreds of hiking trails, and so much more. Many people plan a trip to the mountains to get out into nature and destress from every day life. But do you want to know the best way to relax in the Smokies? You should spend a night or a weekend camping in the woods! To plan for your upcoming trip, read our top 4 tips for having a relaxing time camping in the Smoky Mountains:…

A black bear and two cubs walk across a highway to reach the other side of the road.

Top 3 Things to Know About the I-40 Pigeon River Gorge Wildlife Crossing Project

The popularity of the Great Smoky Mountains and Cherokee National Forest has grown over the last 20 years, both in terms of population and tourism. This has led to a 43 percent increase in traffic volume on Interstate 40 in the Pigeon River Gorge in Western North Carolina and East Tennessee. Unfortunately, this growth has also led to a rapid increase in wildlife mortality caused by vehicle collisions! Now is the time to find solutions to this problem with the Safe Passage Coalition, a group working together for safe wildlife passage across I-40. Here are the top 3 things to know about their I-40 Pigeon River Gorge Wildlife Crossing Project:…

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Where Should You Stay at Our Smoky Mountain Campground?

At Pigeon River Campground, we take pride in offering a variety of camping styles for our guests. Not everyone wants to have the same camping experience, and we want to be able to accommodate everyone at our campground! That’s why we have tent pads, RV sites, and even camping cabins, along with a variety of campground amenities. Wondering which camping style is right for you? Here’s where you should stay at our Smoky Mountain campground:…

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How to Tell an Awesome Campfire Story When You Stay at Our Smoky Mountain Campground

What camping trip is complete without a night of campfire stories? Sit under the stars, roast a marshmallow or two and exchange some stories with your friends and family. It doesn’t matter if the story is funny, scary, real, or made up, everyone enjoys having a fun evening by the fire! Here are some tips on how to tell an awesome campfire story when you stay at our Smoky Mountain campground:…

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Top 5 Smoky Mountain Waterfalls You Will Want to See

When you visit the Smoky Mountains, you want to spend as much time outside enjoying the fresh air and natural beauty of the area. What better way to appreciate the Smokies than to get out and hike some trails? One of the most popular features along trails are waterfalls, and there are plenty to find in the area. Check out these top 5 Smoky Mountain waterfalls you will want to see:…