Great RV destinations in the South

The southern part of the United States offers an unlimited variety of backpacking, tent and RV camping locations. At Auto Repair Tampa Bay, here are we want to share with you some of our favorite areas to escape to.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee

Open year round and located on the border of North Carolina and Tennessee, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is home to one of the most biologically diverse forests in the country.  There are many amazing places to camp while visiting the historic log buildings, waterfalls, and learning about the Appalachian Mountain.

The park offers several different types of campsites

  • Back Packing – campers will hike several miles to camp sites located in the park’s backcountry.
  • You can also camp near your car in a developed campground areas that have restrooms with cold running water and flush toilets. The Front Country would be your best choice.
  • Group Campgrounds are available with campsites for groups of eight people or more.
  • Horse Camps are accessible by vehicle and offer hitch racks for horses with primitive camping facilities.

Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina

The Pisgah National Forest is known as the Land of the Waterfalls. It is a land of mile-high peaks, cascading waterfalls, heavily forested slopes and hundreds of miles of hiking trails.

Here you can experience a range of day hikes or overnight backpacking.  It also is the home to the first School of Forestry in the United States. In addition to that, it has two of the first designated wilderness areas in the US.

Assateague Island, Maryland

Assateague Island is a barrier island off the coast of Maryland and Virginia.  This island is 37-miles-long and has beautiful beaches, many salt marshes, lots of forests, and intriguing bays. A unique attraction is that it is an island where wild horses roam free. Camping is only allowed on the Maryland side of the island.

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia

Okefenokee Swamp is an animal refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and some of the region’s most unique wildlife. This swamp is surrounded by the 120-mile Wilderness Trail System and is a home to many endangered species.

Visitors can enjoy taking a canoe or kayak ride along the trail system to the designated campsites. Check out the information before you travel as permits are required for camping.

William B. Bankhead National Forest, Alabama

This large National Forest covers 3,5012 acres that includes amazing waterfalls, camping areas for tents and RVs, and many hiking trails. The best time to visit this area is during the rainy season.  Campers can choose between improved and primitive campgrounds, and a lodge with a restaurant for real food.

Enjoy your Road Trip and let us know what your favorite escape spot is.

Happy Camping!