Spring time is upon us. This bring about many daydreams of being outdoors and away from work and any responsibilities of home. Many families begin making plans for Spring Break getaways and summer vacations. But in today’s economy, hotel rooms are just too hard to justify. Room rates are usually so expensive that a family just cannot afford more than one or maybe two nights away. Staying in a hotel room also means lunches and dinners out, which simply causes even more expense. Camping is a wonderful solution to those financially encumbered. Usually camping facilities are in very picturesque places with many outdoor things to do such as hiking or swimming. Outdoor cooking is also one of those highly favored activities. Parents spend days or even weeks planning the perfect meals to be prepared either on the open flame of a fire pit or on a grill. There is nothing finer than a meal cooked and consumed outside. Ela Campground in Bryson City is a wonderful destination for your family this year. They are located next to the Tuckaseegee River and are just miles from the beautiful downtown Bryson City which is the home of the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. This lovely campground boasts many choices for river front camping. They have small camping cabins and RV rentals as well as many tent sites. They have many off river choices as well. Fishing is permitted from common area open decks as well as those sites that are river front. Ela Campground also rents tubes for floating down the river! Many who go tubing make the local diner the meeting spot for their pickup to take them back to the campground. If you are not one for the river, Ela Campground also offers a splendid pool that is 8 feet at its deepest end. But that is not all! Ela Campground has ample space for your children to ride their bikes in safety or they may choose to play on one of two playgrounds or on the basketball court. Ela Campground also offers a common pavilion with tables and a propane grill. Monday nights are typically Bingo night so do not plan to go to bed too early! It is all here so look no further! If you happen to forget something at home or if you run out, Ela Campground has a country store that is sure to have just what you need. So don’t worry if you forget your marshmallows for your s’mores, we have plenty! Go to www.elacampground.com for all the different packages available and for the list of rates. You can even see some detailed photos of some of the RV rentals. You will not be disappointed. While you are there, take a look at some of the wonderful reviews of those who have stayed with us and loved it. Some have loved it so much they stay for entire seasons! But don’t take our word for it! Come join us! You will make new friendships that will last a lifetime. Contact Ela Campground at (828) 488-2410 for any questions you may have or to make your reservations.