Category Archive: Smoky Mountains

First Timer’s Guide To Day Hiking Mount LeConte

October 17, 2022

Hiking to the summit of Mount LeConte is a task on the bucket list of many. The extraordinary Gatlinburg massif towers at 6,593 feet at it's highest point, making it the fourth hig...

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Tent Camping 101: Frontcountry Campsites in the Great Smoky Mountains

July 18, 2022

There is more than one way to go tent camping in the Smoky Mountains. There are a handful of great campgrounds outside of the national park with all sorts of community features and...

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Best Places For Fly Fishing in the Smoky Mountains

June 30, 2022

There's something to be said about heading into the woods, wading into a bubbling mountain brook, and casting off. The sense of relaxation you'll enjoy when taking in Smoky Mountai...

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Scenic Routes Through the Smokies

May 4, 2022

What better way is there to spend a day than cruising through the Smoky Mountains on a scenic road? The Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers more than 384 miles of scenic roa...

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Synchronous Fireflies in the Smokies

April 24, 2022

You might have seen fireflies flickering their lights after dark before, but have you ever seen them synchronize with each other? There are at least 19 different species of firefl...

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Cades Cove

February 23, 2022

Cades Cove is one of the most popular areas for visitors of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. With so many things to do in and around the 11 mile loop road, the location is ...

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Great Smoky Mountains Institute At Tremont

February 23, 2022

Tremont is an area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park that predates the park's establishment. Before 1934, it was a small logging town. By the 1970s, an environmental educa...

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Elkmont Campground Information

February 16, 2022

The largest frontcountry campground in the national park, Elkmont campground is also the most popular amongst Smoky Mountain visitors. It is open from mid-March to late November ea...

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Cosby Campground Information

February 16, 2022

Cosby Campground is one of the largest in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, boasting 157 comfortable campsites, three group sites for up to 20 people, a handful of RV sites ...

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Abrams Creek Campground

February 15, 2022

Abrams Creek campground is a frontcountry campground on the western border of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is recommended by the National Park Service as a tent only...

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