Unbelievable you say? Believe it. It's true. You can actually obtain smoky mountain lodgings for as little as $12.00 per night.
These accommodations also offer you the very best in amenities. You will get a cool, shady forested view from every window. You may even be visited by the local welcome committee. That is right, a deer or two may come right up to your front door during your stay. Each night you will be pampered and lulled to sleep by the sounds of a nearby stream as crickets chirp quietly, "Sleep tight, sleep tight." In the morning you will be awakened by the most beautiful melodies you have ever heard. The birds will all serenade you with a beautiful song.
Where is this beautiful place you ask? Well, there are in fact 10 of these places and they are all located within the Great Smoky Mountains national park. The national park offers you a choice of 10 campgrounds. Each of these campgrounds have a price range of just $12.00 a night per campsite to $18.00. This depends on which one you choose. Although you will find no hook-ups at your campsite, you will find that each facility offers you running water and restrooms with flush toilets and showers.
Camping in the smoky mountains national park is a very inexpensive way for you and your family to enjoy a vacation in the smokies. Camping within the national park will give you access to nature trails, wildflowers, waterfalls, horseback riding, and wildlife views. You may even see a black bear or two to make your smoky mountain vacation complete. Your family may opt to take a kayak trip down the pigeon river or go tubing in Townsend. For more adventure, there are a few white water rafting companies that will lead you on a guided tour into the rapids. All of these activities are fairly inexpensive but the memories will be priceless.
Plan to visit the historic Cades Cove, hike to Abram's Falls. Spend the afternoon in Cherokee. Or spend a lazy afternoon along the bank of the river fishing. The activities are endless. Be sure to pack a camera and plenty of film. The photo opportunities that come up will astound you!
For more information on the campgrounds found within the national park you may visit [http://greatsmokymountainvacationguide.com/smoky-mountain-campgrounds/index.htm]. Give your family a vacation they will never forget without breaking the bank.