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    Need recommendation on camp gound for 4 day trip to NC/TN/WV/GA

    Hi,

    I am planning to go for a 4 day camping trip somewhere around the Great Smokie Mountains National Park.
    We are going to tow the bikes down and set up a base camp to do 3 individual day trips. One of them should (of course) include the Dragon, one heading NE to WV and the last one down to GA.
    We could stay in GSMN park but think this might be a little too far south so we are looking for something a little further north; ideally another state or national park. Does anyone have a recommendation for this area?

    Also, any suggestions for the day trips would be appreciated too ;-)

    Thanks in advance
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    If you really want to do the Dragon check the web sites for best times, but it can get crowded and tends to have lots of cops patroling it these days, esp. in high summer. There are a ton of equally good roads in the area with lots less traffic....I'd look at maps of the area and I know you will find plenty.

    RM

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    www.blueridgemotorcyclecamp.com/

    This could fit you're needs
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    Kickstand Lodge

    I would Highly recommend the Kickstand Lodge 2097 NC Hwy 28 Stecoah, NC 28771
    http://kickstandlodge.com.

    I just stayed there and it is really nice camping along a stream, shade trees, tables and excellent service. Call Mo

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    Thank you all for your recommendations.
    Are there any good camp grounds north of Great Smokie Mountains National Park?
    If we stay to the south (like suggested in your recommendations) we might get a little too far away from the WV area.

    Thanks,
    Guenther
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    Quote Originally Posted by gschober View Post
    One of them should (of course) include the Dragon, one heading NE to WV and the last one down to GA.
    Stay away from the Dragon. Much better roads w/ less squids and "JohnLaw".
    Explore the area, don't look for crowds.

    Jim...

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    www.willvillebikecamp.com




    - Also, www.twowheelsonly.com

    A bit west of your proposed locale, but a great place
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    +1 on the blue ridge cycle camp, state parks check out interstate breaks, rolled in there in the dark with fog and rain, set up by headlights and flashlights, woke up to clear skies and the most unbelievable view 20 ft from the tent.

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    Cumberland Gap National Historic Park the campground is pretty national park-y... but suitable.

    also, Rocky Bluff, near Hot Springs, NC. You will like the road that takes you there....

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    Suches and a GS

    I have heard a lot of good things about camp grounds at and around 'Maggie Valley', just off the Blue Ridge Parkway.
    There is even a motorcycle museum nearby.

    Since your riding a GS, and if you have the time, I can suggest that you head south to ride the dirt forest service roads in the Chatahoochee National Forest around Suches, Georgia.
    They are vast and wild.
    'Two Wheels Only' is a decent motorcycle campground in Suches.
    They have decent food and Dave's BBQ is around the corner; open on weekends.

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    +1 on Willville...Also, there is a very nice campground at Hungry Mother State Park in Marion, VA just off I-81. Been there several times and will be back there in about 3 weeks for a weekend.

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