The Great Smoky Mountains is an area that everyone needs to experience in their lifetime. Nestled in the middle of this wonderful area is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Our tour will help you make sure you experience the best of what this spectacular national treasure has to offer – panoramic mountain views, a wide range of recreational activities and a chance to step back in time and see what life was like “way back when."The park straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee and it has three main entrances: In Gatlinburg and Townsend, TN, and in Cherokee, NC. Here’s a bit of trivia. The Smoky Mountains aren’t really smoky at all. They get their name from the perpetual blue mist that hangs over the mountains that is created by the moist air. It only adds to the park’s natural beauty. Plan to spend plenty of time on your visit because there’s plenty to do, including scenic drives, hiking, bicycling, fly fishing, kayaking and horseback riding. If you visit the park in the spring or summer, you’ll quickly discover why it’s called “wildflower national park.” During your visit, you may also see some elk, white-tailed deer or even a black bear.The park covers more than one half million acres, so since you can’t see everything, here are a few highlights you won’t want to miss:
Also, be sure to take in some authentic Appalachian culture when you’re in the area. The region proudly embraces its past through art, music and dance.Helpful resource: If you own an iPhone or Android smart phone, you can download a free Smokies Visitor Guide that includes information on trip planning, recreation and services along with a park map.Where to CampTwin Creek RV Resort (Gatlinburg) – Family owned and operated since 1984, Twin Creek RV Resort offers the peace and beauty of camping with all of the comforts and conveniences of a full-service RV resort. Just imagine going to sleep with the sound of a rippling stream just outside your window. Twin Creek also offers on-site car rentals, camper supplies and grocery store, a playground and free Wi-Fi. Sorry, no tents and there are some pet restrictions.Cove Creek RV Resort (Sevierville) – Cove Creek RV Resort offers luxury RV living with an unencumbered view of Cove Mountain in the peaceful Smoky Mountain area known as Wears Valley, right between Pigeon Forge and Townsend, TN. This upscale RV campground location offers convenient access to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cades Cove, and Townsend river tubing, and the best Pigeon Forge attractions including Dollywood, Titanic Museum, live entertainment, and great restaurants.