Day trip to Cataloochee NC/TN

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  1. movingparts1

    movingparts1 Member

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    The dw and I did a day trip to cataloochee in the great smokey mountains national park. My poor foot is still boogered so we were unable to camp but we did get a campsite so we could do everything but stay over night. The park is beautiful and the primitive campground is nice. $20 a night is a bit much but consider the beauty you're surrounded by and it makes is worth it. Anyway, enjoy the pictures!
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    bud121156 Western North Carolina

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    Looks great. That's on my to-do list too.
     
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    Word of warning. The road getting there is gravel and at some points there is a huge drop with no guard rail. A horse trailer went over a couple of weeks ago.
     
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    Been there, done that, it is beautiful.

    With a geezer pass, the camping is half price.
     
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    I'm applying for the handicap pass. Half off.
     
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    Was it nice for overnight camping? I can't wait to camp there. I'm doing another camper-less day there in October.
     
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    We camp there at least once a year, sometimes twice. The wildfowers are awesome there in the spring and then the elk rut in September/October is another must see. The best part about overnighting there is that most of the daytrippers leave by early evening to avoid driving the entrance road after dark. That leaves the whole valley to the people who are camping there. [ALPU]
     
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    Good to know! I saw some bugleing last weekend. Fascinating!
     
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    Quiet and peaceful except for those noisy elk!
     
  10. jmkay1

    jmkay1 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah

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    I'm going to have to look into visiting that place. Looks like you had a good time and fairly cheap camping too.
     
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    Part of the reason its so cheap is because the only amenity is flush toilets.
     
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    I thought you felt $20 was "a bit much."
     
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    Sorry, should have said "cheap". $20 is a bit much for nearly no amenities. SC state parks have spoiled me.
     

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