Happy family having fun in their tent while camping in the Smoky Mountains in spring.

4 Tips For Spring Camping in the Smoky Mountains

Camping is a great way to bond with your friends and family and the best place to go camping is in the Smoky Mountains. The Smoky Mountains will provide you with the warmer spring weather that you desire while you are surrounded by beautiful mountain views. Of course, before you go camping you need to be prepared for whatever is thrown your way. That is why we compiled a list of tips to help you through spring camping in the Smoky Mountains.

1. Stay Warm

It may be warm and comfortable during the day during your spring camping trip but that doesn’t mean it will stay that way at night. Spring camping in the Smoky Mountains is a great experience, however, at night, it can get a bit chilly. You are going to want to bring a ton of firewood for cooking and keeping warm around. Don’t forget to pack extra sweatshirts to cuddle up around the fire in.

2. Bring Extra BlanketsCabins at Pigeon River Campground in the Smoky Mountains.

Sleeping in a tent is a wonderful experience especially during spring camping in the Smoky Mountains. However, it is always smart to bring extra blankets. Though the air is warm, the ground can still be a little chilly so by laying blankets down on the ground and then crawling in your sleeping bag on top of them, you will have an extra barrier of protection against you and the cold. You can also rent one of our small Smoky Mountain cabins for luxury camping.

3. Map Out Where You Want To Go

Camping is a lot of fun and what makes it even more fun is getting to explore the surrounding area during the day. The Smoky Mountains are full of many great adventures for you to have during your spring camping trip. One of the best things to do is to go hiking in the Smoky Mountains. You can hike to the top of mountains at Alum Cave Trail, Chimney Tops or Charlies Bunion. Or you can hike to beautiful scenic waterfalls such as Rainbow Falls, Abrams Falls or Laurel Falls. No matter where you are in the Smoky Mountains, you are guaranteed to have fun and see absolutely breathtaking sights. Also, by mapping out what you are doing beforehand, you are guaranteeing you won’t have to backtrack for any reason or miss out on anything you wanted to see.

A little girl holding an umbrella during a sun shower.4. In Case of a Rainy Day

Rain can sometimes happen during spring camping in the Smoky Mountains, however, you don’t need to get down about it, you just need to find a way to enjoy it. Instead of cooking out that day, go check out the many delicious local restaurants. There are also plenty of indoor attractions and activities that you can check out on a rainy day, so even though it is raining, you can find a way to have fun. You can also still go out and enjoy the outdoor activities like hiking and sightseeing through the Smoky Mountains. No matter what you end up doing you will be with your loved ones and creating memories that will last a lifetime.

To make sure you get to enjoy spring camping in the Smoky Mountains, book a spot at our Smoky Mountain campground today.