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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:…

A porch overlooking the river at a cabin at Pigeon River Campground.

4 Ways to Have Fun at Our Great Smoky Mountain Campground

When you choose to spend your next vacation at our campground, you’ll be amazed by all the fun activities and adventures that you’ll experience! Whether you love adrenaline-fueled adventures or you’d rather spend the day relaxing and unwinding, there is something fun for everyone. Check out our 4 favorite ways to have a blast at out Great Smoky Mountain campground:

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Top 4 Perks of Smoky Mountains RV Camping With Us

Want to get away from your everyday life and enjoy the great outdoors? Then you should plan a camping trip! There’s no better way to enjoy the area around the Great Smoky Mountains, and you’ll definitely be spending plenty of extra time outside when you camp. Plus, we have a great setup for RVs you’ll love! Here are the top 4 perks of Smoky Mountains RV camping with us:…

2 small black bear cubs playing in tall grass in the Smoky Mountains

Top 3 Tips for Viewing Smoky Mountain Wildlife

When people visit the Smoky Mountains, they usually want to take in the incredible mountain views, learn more about the area, and explore in different ways. One thing almost everyone wants to experience is seeing wildlife in person. It’s super exciting when you are driving or hiking and you happen to see animals in their natural habitat, but you may be wondering what you can do to make it more likely that you’ll see animals on your trip. Here are the top 3 tips for viewing Smoky Mountain wildlife:…

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Top 3 Things to Do in the Smoky Mountains During Our Off Season

During the winter months, our Smoky Mountain campground closes down for the season. We know you wish you could visit us year round, but since you can’t, we thought we could share some of the fun things you can do in the area during our off season! From exploring the national park to visiting one of the most popular cities in the area, you’ll find plenty of fun things to do! Check out these top 3 things to do in the Smoky Mountains during our off season:…