Cades Cove Campground to camping anywhere, some history of camping in the Smoky Mountains

Putting up Camp: Amenities up, numbers down

Knownews.com has an EXCELLENT article about the history of camping in the Smoky Mountains.  I love the photo of early camping in the area.  What I love about it is how I could see the exact same scene today somewhere in the Smokies.  They also reference a book being published soon on the area.  I’ve copied the photo (from the WPA) above.  This might make a great episode of the www.gosmoky.com radio show. Check out the article.  It’s a real treat.

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2009/jul/26/putting-up-camp/

******If you aren’t ready to “rough it,” then stay where we stay, www.smokymountaintower.com . It’s a great place:)******

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