Although a wet time of the year for many National Parks in temperate climate zones, it is also one of the most beautiful times to visit with the blossoming trees and flowers.
Take the Great Smoky Mountains for example, which have over 1,500 types of flowering plants and is known as the “Wildflower National Park.” (There is even a Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage that takes place April every year.) Even though you may have to deal with some competing rainfalls, hearing the birds chirping and seeing the bright colored flowers can be well-worth the hassle.
Preparing to camp in the Spring means preparing for many types of weather possibilities, with rain being one that you want to prepare the most for. Equipment needs to be waterproof and taking into consideration that you may be cooking in the rain.