We're going to be on a roadtrip from Florida (Tampa area) back to Minnesota starting Jan 1. Our family of 5 loves National Parks, so we're tossing around the idea of stopping to see the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Is it crazy to think about camping (tents, not an RV) during that time frame? We're going to have our camping equipment with us anyway- so we would likely just see if the weather is cooperating and camp if possible (no reservations). I understand there is no guarantee when it comes to weather, but am looking for some advice on whether or not this plan is likely to work. We're pretty hardy folk- being from Minnesota, but don't want to be camping in a snowbank either.
Also, which campground would you suggest, since we'll be coming in from the south?