We moved 80 miles west to Cherokee, NC, the southern gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Cherokee is a town on the reservation and has a lot to offer with their rich culture and history. Besides the National Park, attractions include The Museum of the Cherokee Indian, the Oconaluftee Indian Village, the casino and much more.
We stayed at Happy Holiday RV Village, a large but decent RV park not far from the casino. From Cherokee we had access to both the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smoky Mountains.
Happy Holiday RV park worked out well for us. It was a lovely location, especially during the week when it wasn’t so full, and gave us access to the places we wanted to be at. Most of the park was surrounded by creeks, and there was a large pond in the center. As usual, with our week-before booking, we were not on either, but during the week we had great access to the creek and nice views of the pond.