Tent pitched at our Smoky Mountain campground.

Smoky Mountain Camping Rated a Low Risk Activity by NPR

Have you been missing the Smoky Mountains? We have good news for you! National Public Radio had public health experts rate the risk of summer activities, and camping was rated a low risk. That means a vacation spent at our campground in the Smoky Mountains should be at the top of your list of summer plans! Find out more about why you should plan a Smoky Mountain camping trip this summer:

NPR Rates Camping a Low Risk

campsite at smoky mountain campgroundNPR talked to public health experts and asked them to rate the risk of some of the most popular summer activities, from backyard gatherings to beach vacations. Camping was rated a low risk activity! Rebecca Katz, director of the Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University Medical Center, said, “As far as summer activities go, this is least risky from a virus perspective.” That means Smoky Mountain camping is the perfect way to spend your summer vacation!

More Reasons to Go Smoky Mountain Camping This Summer

We can’t wait to have all of you join us at our campground soon! You’ll love getting to spend time in the great outdoors and being surrounded by the beauty of the Smokies. Hiking at Smoky Mountain National Park is a fun activity while camping as well. Here are some more reasons to come Smoky Mountain camping with us:

1. Easy to Social Distance

Entrance to a cabin at Pigeon River Campground near Gatlinburg TN.One of the best parts about staying at our campground is that it’s easy to social distance! Each of our tent sites has its own picnic table, grill and tent pad, so you won’t have to worry about sharing those amenities with people you aren’t vacationing with. We also have RV sites available with water and sewer hook-ups, and a fire ring and picnic table at every site. One of the best ways to practice social distancing at our Smoky Mountain campground is to stay in one of our camping cabins. Our cabins take your camping trip to the next level and include amenities like air conditioning, a refrigerator, a microwave, beds, and more. You’ll even have your own front porch facing the river!

2. Near Outdoor Activities

Our campground puts you close to some of the best outdoor activities, which were also rated a low risk! Whitewater rafting with SMO Rafting is right next door to our campground and provides a fun experience for the whole family. Experience the thrill of class 3 and 4 rapids on the Upper Pigeon River, or go for a scenic float on the Lower Pigeon River! You’ll love making memories on the river with your loved ones. Our campground is also close to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, where you can explore miles of hiking trails, go for a scenic drive, and see wildlife! Spending time outside is the perfect way to stay safe while still having fun this summer.

3. Quality Family Time

Happy family having fun in their tent while camping in the Smoky Mountains in spring.Smoky Mountain camping allows you to spend quality time with your family and friends. When you stay at our campground, you can unplug and just enjoy each other’s company. Make s’mores over the campfire, cook dinner together on the grill, and enjoy all the outdoor activities! We also have river access, so you can go fishing and catch trout and smallmouth bass as you wander along the bank, or take your boat out on the water! If you do need to stay connected, we offer wireless internet access at our pavilion. One thing is for sure: You will make memories together that will last a lifetime when you stay at our campground.

Book Your Smoky Mountain Camping Trip Today

Don’t miss your chance to enjoy a safe and fun activity this summer! Whether you want to stay in a tent, an RV or a cabin, there’s a place for you at Pigeon River Campground. Take a look at all our available campsites and book your Smoky Mountain camping trip today!