Category Archive: Smoky Mountains

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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Cades Cove Campground

February 15, 2022

The Cades Cove campground is one of the few frontcountry campgrounds in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park that is open year round, with select sites available during the off ...

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Cades Cove Trails: Top Hiking Trails Around Cades Cove

February 15, 2022

There are several popular Cades Cove trails that make great hikes all year long. In addition to these trails, it's also possibly to hike or bike the 11 mile Cades Cove loop road. T...

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Cades Cove History

February 14, 2022

Cades Cove is the most popular destination in the most visited national park in the country, the Great Smoky Mountains. The valley was home to many settlers before the national par...

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Great Smoky Mountains Rules & Federal Policies

February 2, 2022

Because the Great Smoky Mountains is the most visited national park in the country, it is imperative that visitors respect the park rules and federal policies put in place for best...

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Smoky Mountain Waterfalls: Auto Tours, Cascades, & Easy Access Waterfall Hikes

January 3, 2022

Not all Smoky Mountain waterfalls are only reachable via a strenuous hike. There are numerous waterfalls and cascades that you can drive to or view along a peaceful auto tour. Ther...

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The Sinks

August 24, 2021

The Sinks is a scenic location on the Townsend side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It features heavy cascades that seem to pour into a drain-like basin - thus the name...

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Metcalf Bottoms: Location & Things To Do

June 16, 2021

Metcalf Bottoms is one of the most enchanting parts of the Great Smoky Mountains, and it’s easy to see why. Mountain views and a babbling brook make Metcalf Bottoms a perfect pla...

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Fast Facts About Snakes in the Great Smoky Mountains

June 8, 2021

Part of what makes the Great Smoky Mountains National Park so magical is the unbridled access it provides to miles of untamed wilderness. This allows you to hike rugged trails, get...

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Where To See Synchronous Fireflies

May 25, 2021

The lottery for the synchronous fireflies display at Elkmont has come and gone. If you missed your chance to enter or were not awarded a pass, don't be too disappointed. While the ...

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