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August 21st, 2023
spring in the Smoky Mountains

Top 4 Reasons Why Your Family Will Love Spending Spring Break in the Smoky Mountains

February 24, 2023 August 21st, 2023

When it comes to the best spring break destination for families, there is no better place to be than the Great Smoky Mountains! This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy some unique family time together as your kids take a well-deserved break from their schoolwork and college studies! Here are the top 4 reasons why your family will love spending spring break in the Smoky Mountains:

1. Fantastic Weather for Outdoor Activities

entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National ParkThe spring months offer fantastic weather for outdoor activities with pleasant daytime temperatures and cool evenings! This is a delightful time to enjoy one of the many scenic hiking trails through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, where you can discover gorgeous blooming wildflowers, majestic waterfalls, fascinating historical structures, wildlife, and more! You’ll find plenty of fun outdoor activities in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge too, such as miniature golf courses, go-kart tracks, amusement parks, and mountain coasters!

2. Exciting Special Events

Another one of the reasons why your family will love spending spring break in the Smoky Mountains is to take advantage of the special spring events! Celebrate the magic of the season by attending Blooms and Tunes at Anakeesta, a wonderful event where the mountain top theme park comes alive with larger-than-life spring-themed art installations, live music, chef-inspired seasonal menu items, and thousands of new blooms! Other fun spring events in the Smokies include the Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament, Dollywood’s Flower and Food Festival, and the Great Smoky Easter Arts and Crafts Show!

3. Camping at Pigeon River Campground

pigeon river campgroundA wonderful thing about a spring vacation in the Smoky Mountains is camping under the stars at Pigeon River Campground! Whether you’re setting up a tent, staying overnight in an RV, or renting a camping cabin, you’ll love staying at this peaceful camping retreat on the Pigeon River! There are a variety of fun campground amenities for your family to enjoy, including recreational equipment such as volleyball, horseshoes, and cornhole! In the evening, prepare a delicious meal on the grill and gather around the campfire to roast s’mores!

4. White Water Rafting Adventures

You’ll be excited to know that when your family spends spring break in the Smoky Mountains, you can be among the first guests to experience our thrilling white water rafting adventures! Our popular Upper River Rafting trips kick off in March, and offer a breathtaking 6.5-mile journey through class 3 and 4 rapids! Our spring trips can be particularly fun as the water levels are completely dependent upon mother nature! This means you may encounter anything from a scenic trip to one of the wildest rides of the year! Kids who are at least 8 years old and weigh at least 70 pounds can join our trips, so bring the whole gang along for this adventure of a lifetime!

Check out our Upper Pigeon River Rafting trips today to book your adventure and make the most of your spring break in the Smoky Mountains! We look forward to seeing you soon!