New member here, although, I've used the reviews for some time now to help find new places to camp.
We're looking to go to the mountains next year. (We're in Florida) I'm thinking NC, SC, TN, maybe VA, W.VA areas? Somewhere around a day's drive from the Orlando area give or take.
What we're really looking for is a river side campground. (or near enough to walk/short drive) However, some touristy things are fun as well. I really like the Lookout Mountain area near Chattanooga, but, I'm open for ideas.
I spent my youth camping at Buffalo River in Arkansas and remember being able to literally walk from the campsite and get in the water. On a few occasions, we camped right next to the river itself. Mainly, I remember how crystal clear the water always was, the Mrs. is insisting she won't swim unless she can see what's in the water with her.
I can find a number of mountain campgrounds, but, none that seem to fit what I'm looking for. We're looking for that clear mountain stream/river for swimming, maybe some tubing, fishing.
Also, advice on best time of year to go would be appreciated. Not too hot/cold. Warm enough to swim, but, cool enough to enjoy. Oh yea, and low mosquito count would be nice.
Are we dreaming?