The magic of the Great Smoky Mountains is waiting to thrill you, especially if you’re traveling in the comfort of an RV. This vacation season is the perfect time to explore the ridges and hollows, forests and rivers that make Great Smoky Mountains National Park a favorite destination of our RV rental clients.
We asked our clients what, exactly, keeps drawing them back to “The Smokies” and here’s what they had to say:
- Abundant Wildlife: The variety and abundance of wildlife you’ll find in Great Smoky Mountains National Park may come as a big surprise on your first visit. Large species like black bear, elk and white-tailed deer can be safely viewed without disturbing their natural habitats. They share the Park with smaller birds and animals such as coyotes, barred owls and salamanders, promising wildlife lovers and nature photographers plenty of vacation memories.
- Glorious Scenery: Breathtaking sunsets and sunrises are only two of the reasons not to miss this National Park. You’ll never forget finding a secret valley filled with the famous blue haze that gives the Smokies their name. Natural attractions such as Cades Cove, Roaring Fork and Newfound Gap Road are spectacular places you’ll want to see for yourself.
- Endless Outdoor Sports: Great Smoky Mountains National Park isn’t just for seeing from the road. Biking or hiking the trails will give you a front row seat to waterfalls, forests and streams not easily seen from the roads. If you’d like to try your hand at brook trout fishing, the streams in the Park are the place to go. There are also several horseback riding concessions and exciting whitewater rafting excursions available.
- Unforgettable RV Campgrounds: Even though this Park features many remote areas, there are several unforgettably beautiful “front country” campgrounds accessible to RV campers. Use this link to find information on NPS campgrounds suitable for RVs within the Park. Just in case those are full, there’s an extremely helpful website, Smoky Mountains RV Campgrounds, with full information on two dozen campgrounds nearby.
There’s no doubt about it, Great Smoky Mountains National Park should be on your list of “must camps.” Our El Monte RV Rentals location in Atlanta, Georgia is closest to the National Park, about two hours away once you pick up your RV rental. Call us to reserve your RV, and be sure to let us know about your own Great Smoky Mountains adventure!