March 23, 2013 in Camping
If you prefer nights by a crackling fire and sleeping under the store instead of drunken crowds on the beach, then spring break is a great excuse to go camping! Spring is the perfect time for camping – the nights are still cool but the days are warm and the bugs haven’t quite invaded yet!
Here are our recommendations for camping spots in Tennessee that have lots of great options for outdoor activities. Be sure to reserve your spot through the state’s new online campsite reservation system.
- Smoky Mountain National Park - This one will be crowded, but if you don’t mind the crowds there are endless options for recommended good times in the Smokies. From mountain climbing to waterfall chasing to the sheer joy of lounging by the campfire, you’ll find what you’re looking for in the Smokies.
- Frozen Head State Park - If you’ve followed this blog for while you know that Frozen Head is the first place Nate took me camping when we started dating. Tucked away in east Tennessee, it’s a beautiful spot with tons of hiking options. And if Frozen Head is full, be sure to check out Rock Creek camp ground not too far away.
- South Cumberland State Rec Area – Located between Chattanooga and Nashville, Big South Fork is another great spot with tons of different camping, hiking, rock climbing, swimming holes and all sorts of nature-loving activities. Be sure to check out the Stone Door trails if you’re up for a challenging hike!
And be sure to stock up for my favorite part of camping — the food! Check out our camp recipes page to for 25+ unique, delicious and easy campfire recipes.
Happy Spring Break!