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Our Dollywood hotel and relaxing surroundings are fortunate to be so close to one of the country's most beautiful national parks. Explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a wonder we're proud to call a feature of our hotel in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. America's most visited national park, the Smokies include gorgeous sites for camping and lodging, hiking trails, historic buildings, nature-watching opportunities, and a chance to get away from life for a while. Despite its beauty and popularity, it is possible to go for an excursion of your own without encountering anyone else. Just use the park's official site guide to discover the Smokies.
The park offers visitor centers to help you map out all the destinations within the park. If you're interested in the historic homes, farms and other buildings left by the early settlers of the Smokies, plan on seeing Roaring Fork, Cataloochee, and the Mountain Farm Museum. Wildlife watching is abundant in every part of the park, especially Cades Cove and Cataloochee, and you may see anything ranging from white-tailed dear to wild turkeys. Be advised, however, that if you see a bear, you must follow the park's strict cautionary tips to avoid danger. Camping sites are available in several forms, including dedicated RV and tent camping with restrooms and backpacking sites only accessible by several miles of hikes. There are also horse campgrounds and frontcountry group campsites, suitable for groups of eight or more people. No matter what your camping needs, you'll find something suitable. Visit the park's website to find comprehensive tips, guides and maps for planning your Great Smoky Mountains trip.