We've been waiting for months to enjoy the outdoors without having to wear multiple layers everywhere we go. Now that the weather is regularly in the 80s and 90s, it's prime camping time. You can actually camp in North Carolina at this huge campsite for a break from reality.
The Big Creek Group Campground in the Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina is the place to plan a camping adventure once social distancing is a thing of the past.
This location is closed until April (as following ordinances from the CDC) so a summer vacation is perfect to start planning for now.
There are plenty of hiking trails and a huge gushing river right next to the campsite. If you're trying to have a solo trip, or go on a quick inexpensive trip with your family, this is where you'll want to go.
This is the rustic camping experience you see on TV. Set up your tent, pull out your sleeping bag and get ready to be unplugged from the rest of the world.
You'll actually be renting the entire campsite, which can hold up to 25 guests. This would also be the best place to have a romantic getaway for a great price.
It's only $50 a night which is a steal for all the room you get and all the activities you'll be able to partake in.
During the day, you can hike a mile and a half to the famous Midnight Hole. This is the best place to spend a hot day away from the rest of the world. It's a green pool with a small cascading waterfall.
If you hike another half mile after Midnight Hole, you'll run into another waterfall called Mouse Creek Falls. This waterfall is huge and cascading and you can sit and watch the falls on one of the many boulders.
The WIFI service is spotty out there, so get ready to take a big leap from reality for a weekend.
Big Creek Camp
Price Per Night: $50
Address: Big Creek Entrance Rd., Newport, NC
Why You Need To Go: You can rent out this entire campsite with so many outdoor activities you can engage in.
These prices and terms of occupancy are confirmed at the time of publishing, but they can change at any time.