Camping in the Great Smoky Mountains is WIDE OPEN

Family-Owned Pride RV Resort and Family Campground Re-Opens as Great Smoky Mountains National Park Records Record Number of Visitors Post Stay-at-Home Order in NC


​​​​​Elated campers and vacationers got news Saturday, May 9, that the world’s #1 tourist destination would open for the season after a nail-biting extended stay-at-home order was lifted in North Carolina. And bags were packed and vehicles gassed-up just like that.

At Pride RV Resort and Family Campground, the staff cleaned and opened up the facilities. And cleaned again. Spring, is officially on.

”Having a five-star resort means that you’re always at-the-ready. Everything is just so. The amenities work. The facilities are spic-and-span and staff at full attention to our guests every need,” says Park Manager Jimmy Roberson.

With travel around the world restricted amongst fears of the pandemic, the immensely popular and always stunning Smoky Mountains so nearby are the obvious choice for getting out of the house and into the great outdoors. “At Pride, we hang our hat on our slogan—Nice. Next to Nature—it fits us to the tee,” continues the affable Roberson. “You won’t find a more pleasant respite from the ordinary day than here, on the banks of Jonathan Creek, with the slow breeze going by. For accommodations, you can choose a cozy cabin for two or a well-appointed park model with full kitchen and living area. We have your RV paradise waiting, too.”

Maggie Valley is a virtual crossroads of the Smoky Mountains. The beautiful mountain town sits just off I-40, exit 20 in NC. Shortly up the road, Waynesville catches the eye of many with her quaint rolling hills and Main Street USA feels. Just 20 minutes down the road is the famed Cherokee—now a proud host to Harrah’s Casino on the Indian reservation.

A little further along, past scenic waterfalls in the state of Tennessee, lies Gatlinburg, mountain playground and home of legendary Civil War battles, chair lifts, a newly-opened suspension bridge, and Ripley’s Aquarium.

Tennessee is also home to Pigeon Forge, national treasure Dolly Parton’s theme park, Dollywood, with world-class roller coasters and entertainment nothing short of Las Vegas.

With all of this excitement — some natural and always open — and others man-made opening now in stages, it’s easy to see why American’s will flock to The Great Smoky Mountains this season now more than ever.

Robinson wants all to know, “Not every luxury that the virus has taken away will be open just yet. But blue skies, sparkling creeks, fishing, bonfires, scenic walks and safe socializing are here at Pride RV Resort and Family Campground. We are happy to see our guests once again, and we are WIDE OPEN.”

Accepting reservations for cabins, park models, RV space and tent camping May-October and new on-site apartments year-round. Call 1-800-926-8191. For more information, visit or Facebook.

On-site opening updates to mark your calendar: Playground opens May 22. Pool opens June 1.

Source: Pride RV Resort and Family Campground