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Top 4 Things to Do in the Smoky Mountains in the Spring

April 16, 2018 March 15th, 2020
smoky mountains spring

When you visit the Smoky Mountains in the spring, you’re in for a treat! The sun shining and flowers blooming creates a breathtaking scene. Spring is the perfect time to try all the exciting outdoor adventures available in the Smoky Mountains! Whether you’re spending your time with us on the river or exploring the miles of trails in the National Park, you’re in for an amazing time. Here are the top 4 things to do in the Smoky Mountains in the spring:

A boy smiling while river rafting in Gatlinburg TN.1. Whitewater Rafting

Whitewater rafting in the Smoky Mountains during the spring is an exciting experience. Mother Nature can be unpredictable, which makes our rafting trips even more fun! You’ll never know what to expect on your trip down the Pigeon River. Nothing can stand in your way of having a great time! One of the best parts about whitewater rafting at Smoky Mountain Outdoors is that everything is completely safe. With experienced guides in all the rafts, you won’t have to worry about anything but having fun!

2. Ziplining

Another great way to enjoy the outdoors is to go ziplining in the Smoky Mountains! The best thing to do is to book our zipline and rafting combo package, so you can enjoy a rafting trip with us and a ziplining adventure with CLIMBworks. When you go ziplining with CLIMBworks, your feet won’t touch the ground for more than 2 hours! You’ll soar through the trees on 9 world-class ziplines, cross 3 sky bridges and even ride an ATV. It’s a great way to take advantage of the spring weather while experiencing the true beauty of the Smoky Mountains.

smoky mountain wildflowers3. See the Smoky Mountain Wildflowers

Another popular spring activity in the Smoky Mountains is to see the wildflowers! The Smoky Mountains are home to more than 1,500 kinds of gorgeous flowers. The wildflowers scattered around the park make for a beautiful sight. Each year, visitors come to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to witness the spring wildflowers. The best way to enjoy the wildflowers is to go for a hike on one of the many trails in the park. One popular trail to see the flowers is Porters Creek, a 4-mile round-trip hike that runs along a beautiful mountain stream.

4. Camping

If you’re looking for a place to stay when you visit the Smoky Mountains, look no further than Pigeon River Campground. What better way to take advantage of the spring weather than spending a night sleeping underneath the stars? Camping is the perfect end to a day spent outside rafting, ziplining and hiking. At Pigeon River Campground, you can choose to sleep in a tent, go RV camping or stay in one of their camping cabins! There are also fantastic amenities like a swimming pool, laundry room and even a general store at the campground. When you spend a night at Pigeon River Campground, you’ll be able to appreciate the beauty of the nature around you.

Try all of these incredible things to do in the Smoky Mountains when you visit this spring! Browse all of our whitewater rafting trips to get started planning your adventure.