Smoky Mountain Camping Terrell Team Style

    Every year we go into the Smoky Mountains to camp at Elkmont during the Synchronous Firefly Event. This year was no exception.

    First event is always meeting our friends for grocery shopping. While hot dogs might be a camping staple for many that is not the way we like to do it. There are lots of fresh greens, squash, red potatoes, fresh fruit salad, bbq chicken, fish, and pancakes for breakfast. While it is camping, it is not exactly roughing it for our diet.

    We gather around the campfire where four generations of our family get to enjoy one another’s company. We feel very blessed for our family and friends that share in this event with us each year!

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    2 Responses to “Smoky Mountain Camping Terrell Team Style”

    • Vickie

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      Great post on the Firefly event. Looks like a lot of fun! I’ve been trying to figure out the timing to reserve a campsite at Elkmont for the last couple of years. I live in VA and would like to come for the event next year. Can you advise when the best time to reserve, for us novice camping families? Thank you!

      • Jane Terrell

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        Hi Vickie– the campsites become available 6 months ahead of time, and the fireflies are usually at “peak” the second week in June– so pick a day and then get the campsite on the day that is exactly 6 months before the day you want to come. They sell out very fast. One other thing you can do is go to the Greenbrier entrance to the park– there are fireflies in that area too I have heard, although not as many as in Elkmont. Good luck– it really is fun! Jane


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