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angelinmypocket
Does anyone have any comments about Arrow Creek Campground or Twin Creek RV REsort close to Gatlinburg Tennesse. We'll be camping in that area in late July and had saw these CG's on the web but had a bad experience last year with the campground we picked out and would like to get some information from others that have maybe camped at either of these campgrounds. Thanks
Mike C
Angel, we don't have experience with either of those campgrounds. We did however stay at Little River Village Campground in Townsend. It is off of Route 73 (I think the # is correct) west of Gatlinburg and the National Forest. Nice place. Stayed there twice and even took friends with us the second time. If you have kids the place is great. Not a vehicle got in while we were there without being noticed. Also the staff does not put up with inappropriate horseplay, especially at the pool. I believe they have a website, search for them if interested.

Mike
CHUCK GRAFTON
biggrin.gif I AM ALSO LOOKING FOR GOOD CAMPING AREAS IN OR NEAR GATLINBURG. I HAVE FOUND A COUPLE THAT SOUND PRETTY GOOD. CRAZY HORSE & HUCK A BEE, WHICH HAS CHANGED OWNERS. ANY ONE STAYED AT EITHER ONE LET ME KNOW.
CCrew
Twin Creek is a nice place. Facilities are wonderful, bathrooms the most immaculate I've ever seen. Conveient to Gatlinburg via a couple minute trolley ride, longer to Pigeon Forge.

"interesting" to pull a long trailer into if coming in through Gatlinburg, as the G'burg streets are small, but the campground itself is easy to get into. Would stay there again in a second. They don't allow pop-up's, if that matters.

Crazyhorse is very nice, but much further out of town.

Hope that helps!
Roger
hammerdown
We stayed @ Twin Creek in the hot summer of 1999. Great place, clean and scenic. We travelled south thru Sieverville, Pigeon Forge and found that to be a giant mistake. Heavy traffic, lots of traffic lights. Approaching Twin Creek from the east is a whole lot easier.


Hammerdown
sswilliams
Twin Creeks is really nice. One of the best rated campgrounds in Tennessee. Has a trolley stop at the entrance to the campground which you can take to Gburg or Pigeon Forge. Be careful, however, about the registration rules. I think there is a minimum night stay and I have heard it is difficult to change at the last minute. I would make sure to call and get details before making a reservation.

Also, DO NOT go through Gatlinburg to get there. Go I-40 to Cosby and backtrack. Much easier. The campground can give you directions.

If you want to stay in the area around Pigeon Forge, I recommend River Edge or Fort Wear. Both are good as well.
ohwillyb
I stayed at the CRAZY HORSE CAMPGROUND in Gatlinburg and loved it they had a water slide fishing pond live band on the weekends and a little theater that the kids put on a little play for all of the other campers. The general store the was on of the best I have ever been in. only down side is its 12 miles from gatlinburg..
Shorty
mad.gif I stayed in Crazyhorse and the bathrooms were without hot water and the pool was not heated as advertised. The staff was rude and charged me for the nights I left early after accepting my complaint as valid. I will not stay there again I don't care how many waterslides they put up or which band comes to play. mad.gif
lm jennings
If you are looking for bumper-to-bumper madness, then Gatlinburg &/or Pigeon Forge is the place for you.......any campground will do. But, if you are going to enjoy the Smoky Mts, then camp in Townsend, Tn. Someone has already mentioned Little River Village Campground. We have camped in 38 different states........this is our favorite campground of all. You can take a day trip back to G'burg, if you must, but don't miss Cades Cove or the rest of the Nt'l Park.
D. King
We have stayed in several campgrounds in and around Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. The Twin Creeks is very nice and the campground is immaculate. The River Plantation is also very nice. It is outside Pigeon Forge, actually in Sevierville, although very close to all the shopping. The Riversedge in Pigeon Forge is great. I prefer Gatlinburg. It depends on what you want to be close to. The Crazy Horse is too far out of town for our taste.
Steve & Beth
If you are fully self contained, I would recommed staying in Cades Cove Campground inside the National Park. They have a dump station but like most National Park Campsites they have no hookups at the individual sites. No showers either but if you have adequate holding tanks this isn't a problem. You won't find a more peaceful place to stay. The campground is just next to the entrance to Cades Cove, a 10 mile loop that has a lot of wildlife and beautiful scenery. Bring your bikes because they close the cove to cars on Saturday morning and it's a great ride.

We've also stayed at Little River Campground in Townsend. THis is a real nice park on the river. Lots of shade and nice pool. Restrooms are clean and showers provide excellent privacy. Campground is just outside the entrance to the National Park. The Little River is one of the best rivers in the NP for swimming and tubing. The Townsend entrance is very convenient to Cades Cove, approx. 1/2 way between Cades Cove and Gatlinburg.
napier
QUOTE(CHUCK GRAFTON @ Mar 27 2003, 06:59 PM)
biggrin.gif I AM ALSO LOOKING FOR GOOD CAMPING AREAS IN OR NEAR GATLINBURG. I HAVE FOUND A COUPLE THAT SOUND PRETTY GOOD. CRAZY HORSE & HUCK A BEE, WHICH HAS CHANGED OWNERS. ANY ONE STAYED AT EITHER ONE LET ME KNOW.

We have a 38 ft mountain air and had no problem entering and exiting the 3rd campsite on 321 directions are once in gatlinburg go to light #3 turn Left on 321 that thier are 2-4 pretty nice camping sites I stay in one, cant remember the name sorry but the campsites on 321 puts you no more than 2miles away from all the activites, the most expensive one I called on 321 seem to be the most beautiful the next to the last one last year had a lot of construction going on and the noise would wake you by 8am they may be done with that now, i would ask when i make my reservation is construction is still going on on the highway. Hope this is some help. If interested email me at saladmaster1@adelphia.net and i will look up the info for you i keep all that in the motorhome
RVman3252
We stayed at Twin Creek RV Resort the 2nd Week of October 2004. It was a fantastic campground! Although we didnít use them, the Restroom / Showers were immaculate. This was one of the most expensive Parks weíve stayed at, however in my opinion, itís a great location, the owners are nice, and the facility was wonderful. I would definitely go back when in the area. I do think I remember reading somewhere there was a minimum stay? But I talked to many there when we were there, who were only staying a day or two? So maybe that is a rule during certain times of seasons?

Good Luck and enjoy!

RVman
John S.
We stayed at Smokey Bear Camp Ground and loved it. It is smaller but nice and neat. Has a hot tub and pool and nice sites....

John S.
morphew
You can't be River Edge. It is located at the end of the main highway in Pigeon Forge before you start up the mountain into Gatlinburg. You can ride the trolly which stops in the campground into Gatlinburg as well as to all the outlets in Pigeon Forge if you don't want to drive. The bath house is 5-Star, the best I've seen. The staff is great, the sites are gravel with full hook-up as well as a channel on their cable that lets you see what the kids are doing in the game room.

Their website is www.stayriveredge.com
madiswaysc
We go to Townsend also, but we always stay at The Mountaineer. This is a small quiet Cg that is on the river. Has the cleanest restrooms I ever found in a Cg, and the owners are super!
Stephanie Reuter
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napria
sad.gif We stayed at Twin Creek this April 2005, and didn't really care for it. We have a puppy who was 3 months old at the time and learning to be crate trained. When I checked in, I was shown my site was to be at the far back corner of the park, and the pet area was across the park at the entrance. I told them that my puppy was too young, and never would make the walk to the designated area in time to do her business and asked for a site closer. They told me that I could not have any other site. In the entire 5 days that we were there, there were multiple sites much closer to the pet area that were never occupied. Additionally, the day after we arrived three families that were camping together each in very large class A's (we have a fifth wheel, not that it matters) were put on either side of us and directly across from us. Their kids were constantly on our site, playing, riding bikes and talking.

I didn't find the owners/managers to be helpful or friendly in the least. Also, we were under the (mistaken) impression that being situated at the foot of the Great Smokies, Twin Creek RV park would have access. We were hoping to be able to leave our 5er and walk some nature trails. Unfortunately, to go into the Great Smokies, it would have required a drive of at least 20 minutes, from what I recall.

I was very disappointed in this RV park, in part because it consistently gets such high ratings. Perhaps if the person who had checked us in had accommodated our needs, we would have had a better time.
bluedurango
Last year we stayed at River Plantation in Sierville (sp?). It was really nice traffice wise, because you didn't have any of the heavy traffic as you do closer to Pigeon Forge. The sites were spacious. Some sites sit on Little Pigeon River, but you do have to reserve those sites early. They have two pools, arcade, store, and entertainment at the pavilion about every other day. The staff is very friendly. They do have a dog walk and provide bags. But your not condemned if your dog doesn't make it. Just clean up wherever it happens to land ohmy.gif

We really enjoyed this park. We would definitely stay there again. My only downfall of the whole park was the roads were not paved. Makes it hard for the kids to ride their bikes, and me with a scooter. Scooters and gravel don't make a good team blink.gif

Hope this helps!
Have a great day!
justhaf2camp
QUOTE(CHUCK GRAFTON @ Mar 27 2003, 10:59 PM)
biggrin.gif I AM ALSO LOOKING FOR GOOD CAMPING AREAS IN OR NEAR GATLINBURG. I HAVE FOUND A COUPLE THAT SOUND PRETTY GOOD. CRAZY HORSE & HUCK A BEE, WHICH HAS CHANGED OWNERS. ANY ONE STAYED AT EITHER ONE LET ME KNOW.
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Has Huck A Bee changed owners?
denbroncs
We've stayed at a great Yogi in Gatlinburg a few times. Very quiet - very quaint with the 3 mountain streams crossing the property.
brcamper
We have 3 young kids and are looking for a pretty park on water with a nice pool area. We have a 40 ft. with a slide so we prefer a larger space. We plan on visiting Dollywood etc.. but do not have to be right next door to the activities. This is a vacation so we are not trying to find a bargain. We would like to have a park that provides beautiful scenery combined with family fun. We would appreciate your recommendations.
Cheryl
We stayed at the Crazy Horse Campground. But, it was several years ago - 1998. Our kids loved it. It was clean and a very nice park then.
http://www.crazyhorsecampground.com/index.php
Here are reviews of it.
http://rvparkreviews.com/Tennessee.html#Gatlinburg
As you can see, some of the reviews from 2003 are bad. It seems as if mostly the complaints are about the management. Judging by the last review 2004, it's under new management. If you don't want to take a chance, there are several others listed on the review page. A lot of them have good reviews and links to their websites. Good luck.
Waubee
My wife and I stayed at Creekside in Pigeon Forge and found it okay. We only needed a place to stay because we were very busy visiting the area. The cg is a bit tight but we were able to park our 40' DP with 4 slide outs with no problem. Our daughter stayed next to us in a popup and our granddaughters enjoyed the pool. We would stay there again if we visit that area. It is located a few blocks away from the main highway so it was very peaceful.

Waubee Man
TnTraveler
In Townsend we stayed at Tremont Hills and enjoyed it. In Pigeon Forge we have stayed at King's Holly Haven RV Park three times and also enjoyed that one. I think it all depends on what you are doing and what you require as to which campground you choose. We chose Tremont to do hiking, etc but Holly Haven to do Pigeon Forge & Dollywood.

http://www.hollyhavenrvpark.com

http://www.tremontcamp.com/
Vol61
I think Claybaughs Campground is the best value in Pigeon forge area. It is nice campground with lots of shade. Has nice pool and bath houses plus it is cheaper than any we have found near by. We have also stayed at Little River and enjoyed it. It is closer to park and you can rent innertubes which was nice. But the next time we will probably stay at tremont hills wich has decks that overlook the creek that were really awesome. Alot of good campgrounds in area but there are also some that are not worth a visit. Be careful.
Pudman
What about Tuckaleechee Campground in Townsend? I can't find a review for it anywhere!
Vol61
Sorry Pudman,
I do not recall ever seeing that campground. I do know that most campgrounds in Townsend are pretty much together on the river before you get to the Cades Cove entrance. That is were Tremont Hills and Little River are.
funcowboy31
I will agree that Rivers Edge is nice, Also there is River Plantation. River Plantation is my favorite ( though you need reservations ). I live only an hour from Pigeon Forge and make a lot of trips there in the RV. Crazy Horse is really great if you have kids. With Crazy Horse you may not want to take a large RV unless you call ahead. I have taken my 40' Endeavor there with reservations. Avoid the KOA in a motorhome because you will pay double there over any campground in the area.
debhart
Absolutely River Edge is the best. cool.gif Also there is one right next to it, Twin Mountain, formerly Creekstone, that is just as nice.
Both are walking distance to Pidgeon Forge main drag but still very quiet.
RVman3252
QUOTE(napria @ Jun 1 2005, 08:38 PM)
sad.gif We stayed at Twin Creek this April 2005, and didn't really care for it.† We have a puppy who was 3 months old at the time and learning to be crate trained.† When I checked in, I was shown my site was to be at the far back corner of the park, and the pet area was across the park at the entrance.† I told them that my puppy was too young, and never would make the walk to the designated area in time to do her business and asked for a site closer.† They told me that I could not have any other site.† In the entire 5 days that we were there, there were multiple sites much closer to the pet area that were never occupied.† Additionally, the day after we arrived three families that were camping together each in very large class A's (we have a fifth wheel, not that it matters) were put on either side of us and directly across from us.† Their kids were constantly on our site, playing, riding bikes and talking.

I didn't find the owners/managers to be helpful or friendly in the least.† Also, we were under the (mistaken) impression that being situated at the foot of the Great Smokies, Twin Creek RV park would have access.† We were hoping to be able to leave our 5er and walk some nature trails.† Unfortunately, to go into the Great Smokies, it would have required a drive of at least 20 minutes, from what I recall.

I was very disappointed in this RV park, in part because it consistently gets such high ratings.† Perhaps if the person who had checked us in had accommodated our needs, we would have had a better time.
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napria,

Wow sorry to hear of your bad experience at Twin Creek. As I said ours was quite the opposite, in fact the owner every morning was out blowing the leaves from the roads, restroom area and your site if you wanted him too (It was in October). He even offered to blow the leaves off our slides and awning on the day we were packing up to leave.

When we arrived, he jumped on a golf cart, escorted you to the site, and helped you back in. Most of the folks (fellow Campers) were really friendly, and the only problem we could ever say we had... which certainly was not Twin Creek's fault, was the trolley was never on schedule. I guess maybe they had a bad day or week? while you were there... sad.gif However, that being said, If I felt I was mistreated or mislead, I certainly understand you not wanting to go back. We did meet some friends there and it was in October, most of the children were back in school, not that that would make any difference.

There are a lot of nice campgrounds in that area, this just happens to be one I really enjoyed. Hopefully you will have a better experience on your next visit to the area.

RVman
busyteach
We love Little Rivers campground just out of Townsend. The bike trail goes all the way into town on both sides of the road and makes for a leisurely day. Campground is clean and quiet and watched closely. We go there at least once a year to chill.
Lindafb
we camped at twin creeks campground about 3 years ago,, was clean, but sites are very close,,never did see the creeks, would not go back sad.gif
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