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5 Reasons Smoky Mountain Campgrounds Provide the Perfect Vacation

When you want to escape from the busyness of everyday life, there’s no better place to visit than the Smoky Mountains! For a relaxing getaway that puts you up close to the natural beauty of the Smokies, come camping. Campgrounds offer the perfect opportunity to unwind without any distractions. Here are 5 reasons Smoky Mountain campgrounds provide the best vacation:

1. Can Experience the Great Outdoors

The best part about staying at a campground in the Smoky Mountains is that you’ll be surrounded by the great outdoors! All around you you’ll have gorgeous views of the Smokies. You can experience the true beauty of the Smoky Mountains like you’ve never been able to before. Breathe in the fresh air, admire the scenery and keep an eye out for wildlife! You’ll never know what you might see when you’re camping in the Smokies.

2. Don’t Have to ‘Rough It’

Under Canvas glampingIf you’ve avoided camping before because you don’t want to feel like you’re “roughing it” on vacation, you don’t have to avoid camping in the Smoky Mountains! Many of the Smoky Mountain campgrounds have modern amenities you won’t find anywhere else. Take advantage of things like luxury bath houses, outdoor swimming pools, laundry facilities, and wireless internet! There are even outdoor games available at some of the campgrounds, like cornhole, volleyball and horseshoes. If you don’t feel like sleeping in a tent, bring your RV or find a campground with camping cabins! For an extra special camping trip, go glamping. The Smokies have several places for glamping that offer you the perks of going camping combined with the luxuries staying at a resort.

3. Spend Quality Time with Family and Friends

Have you been wishing you could enjoy some time away with your loved ones without any distractions? Then a camping trip is just what you need! Put the phones away and share quality time together having fun in the Smoky Mountains. Take the time to catch up with each other as you roast marshmallows around the fire and gaze up at the stars before falling asleep underneath the Smoky Mountain sky. You’ll also love playing games and enjoying the great outdoors, whether you make use of your campground’s amenities or go for a hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park!

4. Affordable

tent in the forest surrounded by treesWhen you plan a vacation, we know one of the things you look for is affordability. Campgrounds in the Smoky Mountains are one of the most affordable lodging options! You won’t have to worry about going over your vacation budget when you book a stay at a campground. You can even bring your own snacks and food along to cook on a grill or over the campfire! To guarantee you get the best deal on your stay, take a look at our lodging discounts.

5. Close to Other Fun Things to Do

Campgrounds might make you feel a world away from all the action, but the truth is that you’re still just a short drive away from all the fun things to do in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. That’s one of the many reasons you’ll love camping in Gatlinburg. You can spend the day exploring the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, visiting the attractions in Pigeon and Gatlinburg, or trying some of the delicious dining options in the area! The opportunities for fun will feel endless on your camping trip. After a busy day exploring, you’ll love relaxing at a campground and breathing in the fresh mountain air.

Browse Our Smoky Mountain Campgrounds

A stay in a campground is just a few clicks away! When you’re ready to book the perfect vacation, take a look at our selection of Smoky Mountain campgrounds and choose the one that best fits what you’re looking for.