Camping in the Great Smokey Mountains is an excellent way for people to start their spring following a long winter. Activities are available year round but in the spring the Great Smokey Mountains located in North Carolina and Tennessee are chalk full of activities that include camping, hiking fishing, bicycling, horseback riding, exploring caves, watching waterfalls, and seeing all the spring wildflowers and blooming shrubs come to life. Campers can visit Cataloochee Valley that is surrounded by 6000-foot peaks to see buildings from a village that dates back to 1910. Cades Cove is popular for wildlife lovers who visit hoping to see white-tailed deer, raccoon, and other animals. Other sites of interest include Deep Creek, Cingmans Dome, Fontana Dam, Newfound Gap, Mountain Farm Museum and Mingus Mill and Roaring Fork amongst others.