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What a trip! Fontana is the largest of the lakes bordering Great Smoky Mountains National Park and while 10,000,000 persons visit the Smokies annually, I only encountered about four other boats the entire trip.
In fact campsite #78 is managed by GSMNP and is a terrific island campsite for about two or three tents. The island is on a curve and is situated in an area where there are no houses, no street lights, no roads, no motorcycles driving the "dragon" and little to no people.
Warm lake water and no people are inviting ingredients for night swimming. As I laid on my back floating staring at the night sky I could see millions of stars that cannot be seen from the city. In fact the milky way was very distinct... try seeing that in the 'burbs of Maryville!
Free Standing Boat Racks
Recreational Kayak Paddle
Canoe / Kayak Anchors