One of the first wildflowers to bloom each year, the fragile bloodroot appears well before trees leaf out. Native Americans used bloodroot as dye for baskets and clothing, as well as for body paint. In large quantities, the orangish-red juice found in its rhizome is poisonous and can be lethal. These flowers appeared near the creek bank at Up the Creek RV Camp but can also be seen on Porters Creek Trail or Rich Mountain Road in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Up The Creek RV
An Authentic Camping Experience
Our personal camping experience in RV parks and campgrounds across America inspired us to find the most ideal setting to create a campground with over-sized RV sites that are easily accessible. We’re a refreshing alternative to those unreasonably cramped campsites that we’ve all grown accustomed to. Nestled between two creeks, Walden Creek and Cove Creek, surrounded by magnificent hardwoods, you can relax in the shade and enjoy the beautiful sounds of the creek.
We look forward to having you as our guests!
Alison & Tony Rast, Owners & Operators