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, and to help you make the most of your mountain retreat, we’ve created a list of  the 4 best ways to prepare for a weekend of camping in the Smoky Mountains. Follow these tips to ensure you and your family have a relaxing and stress-free weekend in the Smokies!

1. Decide How You’ll Camp

The first step to preparing for your camping trip to the Smoky Mountains 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, that doesn’t mean that you can’t have a wonderful time tent camping with your family, and our beautiful Smoky Mountain campsites are the most peaceful place in the area 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. Make a Packing List

Another way to ensure a relaxing, stress-free camping trip to the Smoky Mountains is to sit down and create a packing list, carefully thinking of everything you might need during your weekend in the woods. Creating a thorough packing list is important at any time of year, but you’ll be especially glad to have all the things needed to keep you comfortable no matter the season.

We also recommend several other essentials, such as:

  • Sunscreen
  • First-aid kit
  • Sleeping bags
  • Plenty of water and food

3. Check Specials

Spending a few days camping in the Smoky 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.

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!

For a fun family vacation that everyone will love, reserve your spot at our Smoky Mountain campground. We reopen on March 1 to kick off with a beautiful, spring camping season. We’re the best way to enjoy camping in the Smoky Mountains!