The Best In Tent Camping: The Southern Appalachian & Smoky Mountains Guide Book

by Johnny Molloy (Menasha Ridge Press)
The Best In Tent Camping The Southern Appalachian and Smoky Mountains  by Johnny Molloy

192pp/maps
ISBN: 9780897329606

If you subscribe to the opinion that televisions, Japanese lanterns, and electric guitars are not essential camping equipment, The Best in Tent Camping: Southern Appalachian and Smoky Mountains should be your constant companion. Whether you’re looking for tree-topped mountains, clear streams, or lush woodlands, the highlands of eastern Tennessee, western North Carolina, northern Georgia, and western South Carolina have it all. The Best in Tent Camping: Southern Appalachian and Smoky Mountains is an easy-to-use guidebook that’s perfect for tent campers looking for quiet and scenic campgrounds. Completely updated, The Best in Tent Camping will lead you far away from the concrete pads and loud music of lesser campsites to the most beautiful, serene, and special campgrounds in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and beyond.

© 2007 Johnny Molloy/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "The Best In Tent Camping: The Southern Appalachian & Smoky Mountains" Guide Book
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... Preview: The rare spruce-fir forests that cloak the highest elevations of the Smokies were among the primary reasons the Smoky Mountains were designated a national park. Covering only 13,000 of the park’s 500, ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: The Southern Appalachian & Smoky Mountains"
Gatlinburg, TN - Campgrounds
... Preview: The National Park Service is catching on quite nicely. It realizes there are two divergent groups that use campgrounds: tent campers and RVers. Here at Bandy Creek Campground, the Park Service has des ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: The Southern Appalachian & Smoky Mountains"
Oneida, TN - Campgrounds
... Preview: The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has a reputation, somewhat undeserved, of being overcrowded. Sure, some places can seem a bit peopled, but if you know the right places to go, your limited time ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: The Southern Appalachian & Smoky Mountains"
Gatlinburg, TN - Campgrounds
... Preview: Black Mountain Campground has been around a long time. Over the years it has been well maintained. Now it is like an antique, treasured by families that have been returning to Black Mountain through t ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: The Southern Appalachian & Smoky Mountains"
Burnsville, NC - Campgrounds
... Preview: Black Rock Mountain Campground defies any campground stereotype—it has a 48-site campground with water, electricity, and cable TV hookups that is cram-packed with RVs, but on a dead end road on a moun ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: The Southern Appalachian & Smoky Mountains"
Mountain City, GA - Campgrounds
... Preview: Before the Chattooga was declared a wild and scenic river, campers could drive all the way to Burrells Ford Campground. But since its inclusion as a wild and scenic river, a protective corridor has be ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: The Southern Appalachian & Smoky Mountains"
Mountain Rest, SC - Campgrounds
... Preview: Recent history is a theme of sorts for this charming and sedate campground. It sits on former farmland once tilled by the Cable family. After World War II broke out, the demand for aluminum soared. ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: The Southern Appalachian & Smoky Mountains"
Robbinsville, NC - Campgrounds
... Preview: Cataloochee Campground is only the first attractive spot you’ll see in this valley of meadows, streams, mountains, history—and elk. Elk have been introduced into the valley and offer extraordinary wil ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: The Southern Appalachian & Smoky Mountains"
Gatlinburg, TN - Campgrounds
... Preview: Cherry Hill Campground is the focal point for the Cherry Hill Recreation Area. And it is a fine place to be—one of the best national forest campgrounds in the Southern Appalachians. The campground, ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: The Southern Appalachian & Smoky Mountains"
Mountain Rest, SC - Campgrounds
... Preview: In 2006, a fatal bear mauling occurred near Chilhowee Campground, but the culprit was caught and euthanized, garnering Chilhowee nationwide attention. However, don’t let this deter you from visiting—j ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: The Southern Appalachian & Smoky Mountains"
Benton, TN - Campgrounds
... Preview: Cloudland Canyon is another example of a state stepping in and preserving a special slice of nature for all of us to enjoy. Sure, Cloudland Canyon is developed to a degree, but part of that developmen ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: The Southern Appalachian & Smoky Mountains"
Rising Fawn, GA - Campgrounds
... Preview: Set on a slight incline in what once was pioneer farmland, this attractive, terraced campground is surrounded on three sides by mountains. The large camping area is situated between the confluence o ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: The Southern Appalachian & Smoky Mountains"
Gatlinburg, TN - Campgrounds
... Preview: Camp here and enjoy the delightful national forest that surrounds the fine campground. It can be busy on weekends, but no busier than other national forest campgrounds. There are fishing and hiking op ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: The Southern Appalachian & Smoky Mountains"
Greeneville, TN - Campgrounds
... Preview: Where do the names Desoto and Frogtown come together? The answer is at Desoto Falls Campground, which is located along the banks of Frogtown Creek in the 650-acre Desoto Falls Scenic Area. The sylva ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: The Southern Appalachian & Smoky Mountains"
Dahlonega, GA - Campgrounds
... Preview: Have you ever seen Lake Jocassee? Others may disagree, but I believe this impoundment to be South Carolina’s most beautiful lake. A richly forested shoreline overlooks emerald water against a backdrop ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: The Southern Appalachian & Smoky Mountains"
Salem, SC - Campgrounds
... Preview: In exceptional campground beside a trout-filled lake beneath the shadow of the Appalachian Trail. And that is only the beginning of Dockery Lake Campground. Set in a large cove on the southern shore o ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: The Southern Appalachian & Smoky Mountains"
Dahlonega, GA - Campgrounds
... Preview: The National Park Service does a really good job with this Blue Ridge Parkway campground. It is located on the crest of the Blue Ridge and has a mountaintop ambience. A smart design spreads out 100-pl ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: The Southern Appalachian & Smoky Mountains"
Asheville, NC - Campgrounds
... Preview: Fort Mountain is the site of an unexplained mystery. A strange, serpentine rock wall sits atop the mountain, bounded on both sides by sheer cliffs. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Pl ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: The Southern Appalachian & Smoky Mountains"
Chatsworth, GA - Campgrounds
... Preview: The south end of the Cumberland Plateau has some of the wildest, roughest country in Tennessee. Sheer bluffs border deep gulfs—what natives call gorges. In these gorges flow wild streams strewn with r ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: The Southern Appalachian & Smoky Mountains"
Sequatchie, TN - Campgrounds
... Preview: Frozen Head is a little-known jewel of a state park tucked away in the Cumberland Mountains, a mountain range west of the Smokies. Steep, forested peaks and deep valleys diffused with rock formations ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: The Southern Appalachian & Smoky Mountains"
Wartburg, TN - Campgrounds