Situated on the border of North Carolina and Tennessee, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a must-see for any RVer. It’s perfect for families and features stunning views of wildflowers, rivers, and waterfalls. A segment of the Appalachian Trail snakes through the park, and there’s so much to do and see in this great national park.
Crazy Family Adventure recently decided to stop off in this amazing place for four days to do some hiking, camping and exploring. Craig and Bryanna make a point of taking their family off the beaten path and onto some trails that are far less crowded than the typical ones you’ll find that are a little closer to the visitor’s center. That said, they do hit some of the main attractions like Clingman’s Dome.
They don’t connect up with the trails that are part of the Appalachian Trail, but they do find all sorts of cool spots, including shelters constructed by the parks department, rivers, streams, waterfalls, and so much more. It’s clear that the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has something for every outdoor lover. The sheer expansiveness of the park makes it worth visiting and seeing. You could hike for days and not see everything.
The family also comes across some Ranger programs in the park, which are being done a little differently now due to the situation with the COVID-19 Pandemic. The park’s department is doing its best to still offer programs while keeping crowds or groups of people down as much as possible.
Crazy Family Adventure manages to camp right in the national park at one of the many campgrounds and enjoy all that it has to offer. Over the course of the four-days adventuring, they get to see quite a bit of the park and hit some of the main attractions.
It’s important to note that the situation with the national parks and COVID-19 is always changing, and because of this, you’ll need to make a point of checking in with the park’s website often, and making sure that your trip to the Great Smoky Mountains can not only happen but be everything you want it to be.