The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for its great diversity of species, including 65 species of mammals. The raccoon, known as the “masked bandit” is an intelligent, mostly nocturnal mammal. Fully grown, raccoons weigh from 8-14 pounds, and live up to 7 years old. They feed on many aquatic species such as frogs or crayfish, and the nests of both birds and turtles. In the fall, acorns are the food of choice, helping build up their fat stores for the winter. Raccoons can be found from Canada to Central America and have an average home range of 200-500 acres, mostly along stream courses. You can help raccoons stay wild by keeping your trash put away, as they are frequent visitors to camprounds, such as Elkmont, or Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, or Up the Creek RV Camp in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
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