Camping – Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park boasts ten large developed campgrounds with more than a thousand campsites for RVs, trailers, or tent camping, and 100 undeveloped sites. Roanoke Mountain Campground is one of these quaint, quiet little campgrounds located at Milepost 120.4. There are no showers, no hookups, just beautiful little campsites on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Most of the developed campgrounds are open from April to October. The two campgrounds at Cades Cove and Smokemont are open year round. Permits are required for overnight traveling within the park and can be picked up at one of the many campgrounds, ranger stations, or visitor centers. Camping reservations are also needed for the Elkmont, Smokemont, and Cades Cove campgrounds for overnight camping from May 15th through October 31st.

Most of the commercial campgrounds that encircle The Great Smoky Mountains National Park offer RV, trailer, and tent campsites. Amenities such as swimming pools, hot showers, and clean bathrooms are advantages you’ll find when staying at one of the many reasonably priced locations. Some are open year round, some are open from April through October.

Camping in Majestic Appalachians Great Smoky Mountains , especially those hidden sites around Wautauga Lake is a wonderful family fun filled experience that you don’t want to miss while you are visiting the Appalachian Mountains! Please do remember wild animal are not to be fed or petted. If you leave them alone they will leave you alone.

If you love nature then I’m sure you will love camping in the Great Smoky Mountains. ~Anthony Benjamin~

Anthony Benjamin is an avid world traveler, lover of nature and animals. He loves to write and share his wealth of information and adventures in his writings. His favorite place to retreat and write is his summer home, secluded high on a mountaintop in the Great Smoky Mountains. A visit to his website is a true delight: http://www.appalachian-treasures.com

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