My wife and I will be making our first trip to Smoky Mountains National Park the last full week of March (23-29). I am wondering if anyone can give us some information on what to expect in regard to the weather, crowds, and fishing.
We have some fly fishing background; that is to say we fish the trout parks here in Missouri about 3 times a year (10+ years) and have fished the San Juan in New Mexico once. This however, will be a new experience for us. My wife will probably not want to hike very far off the beaten path to get to the streams (especially if it’s cold) so any recommendations of streams near the roads are appreciated.
Also, as a first time visitor what are the “must see” park locations?
Oh, I don’t know if it matters but we are staying near Gatlinburg.
Thanks for your help.