A friend and I travel nine hours checking out campgrounds in the Pigeon Forge, Tennessee area.We were planning on taking our summer vacation together this coming June. I got on RV Park Review and read the comments on each campgrounds in the area. Yet, we thought it might be best to take a couple of days and go personally and check the campgrounds out. For we did not want to make a reservation and get there and not be happy with it. With the fees of the campground, the rising cost of gas, (pulling travel trailers), actitivites while there, food, we both look at each other and admit we just couldn't afford it. Just the campground itself was between $400.00 and $500.00 for a week. Several of them charge you for extral people, extral cars, etc. An average family who is on a low income can not afford to take a vacation with their camper in an area such as this. Many of the sites we saw were very close to the other sites. For an example if you were sitting on your picnic table, you were right on your neighbor's sewer drain. When you open your slideout you were right on top of your neighbor's awning. It seems the campground are trying to get as many sites they can on their property. I know campground is a business and they have to make a living. Yet, why is it they charge for everything under the stars? We enjoy camping but the encomeny is keeping US from going far away from home. One day, we be able to travel to these wonderful places.