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Top 4 Reasons to Camp in the Smoky Mountains

January 25, 2021

Make the most of your white water rafting adventure in the Smokies by staying in the Pigeon River Campground! This is the perfect way to enjoy the great outdoors and the natural beauty of the Smoky Mountains while being within easy walking distance of our Hartford TN outpost! Here are the top 4 reasons to camp in the Smoky Mountains:

1. Reconnect With Nature

creek in the mountainsOne of the top reasons to camp in the Smoky Mountains is to disconnect from technology and reconnect with nature! Use this opportunity to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life to relax among the gorgeous natural surroundings of the Smokies. The Pigeon River Campground is situated directly on the river so you can enjoy the refreshing sounds of the flowing water and perhaps even the sight of some white water rafters on an afternoon excursion. There is also nothing like sleeping under the twinkling stars and waking up to the fresh mountain air!

2. Close to Outdoor Fun

A huge benefit of staying at the Pigeon River Campground is it is literally right next to our Hartford TN outpost! When it is time for your white water rafting trip, simply walk on over from your campsite and join the fun! Once your trip is over, you will love the convenience of being just steps away from your tent or camping cabin. Since the campground is situated on the northeast side of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you are also just minutes away from hundreds of scenic hiking trails through the Pisgah National Forest and the national park.

3. Exciting Campground Activities

burgers and hot dogs on a grillAnother one of the top reasons to camp in the Smoky Mountains is to enjoy all of the traditional campground activities, including nature walks, picnics, campfires, and roasting s’mores. Take a pleasant stroll through the Pigeon River Campground to discover some of the famous Smoky Mountain wildflowers or keep your eyes on the river for a turtle lounging in the afternoon sun. You will also find recreational activities such as volleyball, horseshoes, and cornhole, as well as a refreshing swimming pool. After a day of exploring the campground or rafting on the river, wind down in the evening with a delicious cookout at your campsite with hamburgers, hot dogs, and all the other traditional favorites.

4. Variety of Camping Options

The Pigeon River Campground offers a variety of camping options for all tastes! If you always wanted to camp in the Smoky Mountains but are not a fan of sleeping in a tent, the camping cabins are a perfect alternative. These cozy and comfortable cabins feature a temperature controlled environment, indoor table and chairs, refrigerator, microwave, and ceiling fan. For those guests who have their own recreational vehicle, there are 12 RV campsites with electricity, water and sewer hook-ups. Of course, for those folks who do enjoy tent camping, there are 20 available campsites to pitch your tent!

Camping in the Smokies is an adventure you’ll definitely want to experience. While you’re enjoying being outdoors, check out all of the information about our white water rafting trips today to plan a fun adventure in the great outdoors! We look forward to seeing you this season!