Camping at Abrams Creek in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Kyle and I went camping at Abrams Creek in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Friday night. I’m not really into camping, but I promised Kyle that I would go with him this year. I like being outdoors but I also like having a bed to sleep in. I think sleeping in an RV or glamping would be more my thing. Anyway, it was a really awesome campground and it was nice to get away from technology and spend the night talking and relaxing.
Abrams Creek is really easy to get to and pretty close, too. It was less than an hour away from our home in West Knoxville, located past Maryville in the Happy Valley area. The campground is smaller with about 14 campsites total and half of them are right on the creek. It’s first come first serve on the campsites, so Kyle got there early and set up our campsite.
There are a few trails around to hike and a creek to swim in. We decided to be lazy and just relaxed and enjoyed some adult beverages. It’s hard to beat sitting around a campfire and looking at the stars. It was a little warm out since we are on the tail end of summer, but I think camping weather will be perfect over the next few weeks.
Overall it was a good Friday night. The Abrams Creek campground is really nice. (Side note: if you look for it on Google, the first two results are an Abrams Creek campground in West Virginia. It looks beautiful but not the same place!) I’d highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great place to camp.
Here are a few pictures I took with my phone since I didn’t bring my DSLR.