Want to take your family camping? Or perhaps, you’re looking for a romantic getaway with just you and your partner?
Whomever you want to take with you to commune with nature, there is one spot you may have missed when making your plans: Pigeon Forge.
So, if you’re looking to break the mold and go somewhere totally new this year, this post will give you a few reasons why you should consider camping in Pigeon Forge.
Read on for more.
1. It Has Several Types of Camp Grounds
Let’s face it, not everyone is the pitch a tent and sleep on the ground type of camper. But, on the other hand, some folks love it and look forward to it.
So whether you’re in a tent and ready to brave the elements, or you’re more of an RV camping kind of person, you’ll find something for your tastes.
Pigeon Forge has both types of camping available. You can drive your RV on in and park it for several days while you enjoy the natural beauty.
If you’re more of a tent and sleeping bag kind of person or family, you can stay near facilities that have bathrooms and showers. So while you’ll be “roughing it,” you don’t have totally medieval. Unless you want to. And if you’re a fan, you’re more than welcome to do that, too.
2. You Can “Glamp”
Have you ever heard of “glamping?” It’s a type of camping where you get to be one with nature while keeping nature at an arm’s length. And, depending on the type of RV you might have, spending the night in one of them might also be a “glamping” adventure.
But, Pigeon Forge has many different cabin facilities, some of which offer you a full kitchen and bathroom. This affords you a bit more privacy than some of the campgrounds where you’ll have to share the shower with your fellow campers.
If you stay in a cabin, you can enjoy all that the Smoky Mountains have to offer without immersing yourself completely in it.
3. The Views
“Doing it for the views,” is a phrase many YouTubers and content creators joke about when they say they do crazy stunts just to garner views. So, while you’re not doing it for the views in terms of social media, you can do it for the view you’ll be getting.
The Smoky Mountains are amongst some of the most gorgeous mountain ranges in America. You won’t cease to have your breath taken away as you marvel at the gorgeous mountains, watch the wildlife and generally have a great time being one with nature.
And, if you’re an Instagrammer, you’ll get some great shots. You might just “get some views” on social media as well!
4. You’re Near an Assortment of Attractions
The Smoky Mountains are famous for a wide variety of attractions, in addition to its majestic beauty. If you decide to camp, or “glamp,” in Pigeon Forge, you’ll have no shortage of things to do. And, you don’t have to be a big nature person to enjoy it.
Situated near Pigeon Forge are world-famous attractions like Dollywood, the Dixie Stampede, go-carting, an aquarium, NASCAR SpeedPark and more. With nearly 75 local attractions, you won’t be short of things to do during the days.
5. Have Fun in Nature
While there are many things to do in the Smoky Mountains, some of the best things to do are free and just right outside your tent’s flap. You can enjoy hiking, water activities, zip lining and an array of outdoor adventures.
Participating in these activities can help you not only boost your physical fitness and have a great time, but you can also use them to bond with your loved ones. You can go out to eat or the movies any time, but you can’t always fly down a zip line or hike up a mountain.
Enjoy it to the fullest.
Camping is a great way to unplug and unwind. And while we can’t guarantee that all areas near Pigeon Forge are free of cellular service, being outside will prompt you to put down the phone you’re glued to and have fun with your family and friends.
If you’re swamped with school, work and other commitments that get you stressed, camping is a great way to press that reset button. Enjoy communicating with your fellow campers without the added depersonalized screen in the way.
Take some time to get to know yourself and those around you.
7. It’s Cheap
The Smoky Mountains are a great family or romantic destination. But, staying in a hotel for several nights can get expensive. The price will go up as well if you’ve got several of you sharing more than one room.
If you’re on a shoestring budget, it doesn’t mean you have to skip the vacation. Instead, bring your RV or come to camp and one of the many campgrounds. It’s not free to camp or park your RV, but it is miles cheaper than a hotel.
Are You Ready For Camping in Pigeon Forge?
If camping in Pigeon Forge sounds like a great way to spend a few days, don’t hesitate to start poking around and planning out some of your days. It will be a vacation you and your family won’t soon forget!
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