107 Park Headquarters Road, Gatlinburg, TN
Carpool from the Ann Arbor area. Set up camp at the Smokemont area campsite. There's 6 people max per campsite, 6 tents max per campsite. Two cars per campsite. Bring $15.00 to cover camping fees. Smokemont Campground has flush toilets, drinking water and sinks.There are two sites reserved. Please confirm your RSVP to keep your spot.
Bring your own food, water and basic toiletries. People are usually happy to share, but it's good to have what make you happy. We may be able to share a cooking stove to heat up water and share some dinner.
Head down the road 30 minutes for a day hike around the Deep Creek Loop:
Head the other way on the road to Clingman's Dome. We'll take a short but steep walk up to the observation tower. At 6,643 feet, Clingmans Dome is the highest peak in the Smokies and the third highest mountain east of the Mississippi. On clear days the observation tower on the summit of the mountain offers spectacular 360° views of the Smokies and beyond.
Afterwards, check out the trails in the Smokemont area and go horseback riding.
For riding: http://www.smokemontridingstable.com/
Pack up camp, clean up and head into Gatlinburg to walk around, shop and scare the locals with our scruffy appearance.
Check out the Smokies:
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IMPORTANT: There are bears in the Smokies. Please watch this short safety video:
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