tents set up at pigeon river campground

Top 4 Ways to Prepare for Your Camping Trip to the Smoky Mountains

There’s not a better way to enjoy nature and bond with your family than a few days of relaxation in the mountains! Kick back, take some deep breathes, and take in all the surrounding nature of the Smokies. Once the trip is planned, leave your stresses at the door and prepare for an awesome getaway. Here are the top 4 ways to prepare for your camping trip to the Smoky Mountains:

1. Decide How You’ll Camp

pigeon river rvThe first step to preparing for your camping trip is to decide what type of camping experience you’d like to have. Our Smoky Mountain campground has traditional campsites to pop your tent, camping cabins available to rent and even some spaces available to park an RV, so no matter how you like to camp, we’ve got several great options for you. Even when the weather starts to cool down in the fall, you can still have a wonderful time tent camping with your family. Our beautiful Smoky Mountain campsites are the most peaceful place to pop a tent, relax outside and spend time bonding with your family in nature. Our Smoky Mountain camping cabins sleep up to 5 people and are the perfect way to get the camping experience while still enjoying the comfort of a roof over your head! Our cabins are temperature controlled and have a refrigerator, microwave and nearby bathrooms for your convenience.

2. Check Our Current Specials

Spending a few days camping in the mountains is already one of the most affordable vacations you could plan, and we are always offering seasonal specials and savings to get you even more of a great deal! From discounted rates to great camp & hike package deals, we promise to always have an affordable option for you!

3. Make a Packing List

hiking clothesAnother way to ensure a relaxing, stress-free camping trip to the Smokies is to sit down and create a packing list of everything you might need during your weekend in the woods. Creating a thorough packing list is important at any time of year, and you’ll be especially glad to have all the things needed to keep you comfortable no matter the season. We also recommend packing essentials like sunscreen, a first-aid kit, sleeping bags, and plenty of water and food.

4. Plan Activities

In order to keep yourself and your kiddos entertained during your weekend of camping, check out all the great Smoky Mountain attractions located nearby! Your entire family will love being able to enjoy outdoor adventures such as hiking the trails or flying high on a zipline tour. And if you need a break from nature and feel like checking out shops, restaurants or other fun attractions, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are just a short drive away!

Now that you know how to plan for your next camping trip to the Smoky Mountains, you can begin the process! For a fun family vacation that everyone will love, reserve your spot at our campground! We look forward to seeing you!