BALSAM MOUNTAIN - GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS

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CAMPING NORTH-CAROLINA

Balsam Mountain - Great Smoky Mountains


April 21, 2024

Balsam Mountain campground is a picturesque camping area nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. The campground offers a range of amenities to ensure a comfortable stay for campers. Each campsite is equipped with a picnic table and a fire pit, perfect for enjoying meals and evening bonfires. Additionally, there are clean restroom facilities and drinking water available throughout the campground.

Reservations are required at Balsam Mountain campground, and it is advisable to make them well in advance, especially during peak seasons. The campground typically opens in early May and closes in late October, offering campers the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the Smoky Mountains during the spring, summer, and fall.

Visiting during the summer months allows campers to enjoy pleasant weather and lush greenery, while the fall season brings stunning foliage. However, it is important to note that the campground is at a higher elevation, which means that temperatures can be cooler than in the surrounding areas, so appropriate clothing is recommended.

In terms of specific items of interest, Balsam Mountain campground is known for its excellent hiking trails that offer breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. There are also opportunities for wildlife sightings, so campers should be cautious and respectful of the local wildlife. It is advised to store food properly to avoid attracting animals to the campsite. Overall, Balsam Mountain campground is an ideal destination for nature lovers seeking a serene and scenic camping experience in the Great Smoky Mountains.




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