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Synchronous Firefly Viewing at Elkmont

Every year in late May or early June, thousands of visitors gather near the Elkmont Campground located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, to witness the naturally occurring phenomenon of “Photinus carolinas,” a firefly species known for flashing synchronously. There are 19 species of fireflies that live in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, but Photinus […]

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Great Smoky Mountains Waterfalls – Mingo Falls

Mingo Falls on the Cherokee Indian Reservation, located just outside Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a lesser-known gem! The 120 ft waterfall is one of the tallest and most spectacular in the southern Appalachians. Of all the hikes to Great Smoky Mountains Waterfalls, this one is relatively short, being only 0.4 miles in length, one-way. However, it […]


Pigeon Forge Campground Volunteer Opportunities

We are currently seeking volunteer work-camping couples for the 2021 Season (March-Jan 3) at Up the Creek RV Camp for 2-3 days per week. We ask for at least a 4 month commitment. We offer a (30 or 50 amp) FHU site with Wi-Fi, cable TV, fire-ring, picnic table and large concrete patio! If you […]