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This place had been a race-only campground, but is now open year round according to the manager. The sites are gravel or grass. You get a 40ft by 40ft site but a lot of the sites are longer. It is very quiet and peaceful with a creek running through the back of the campground. We stayed a week and wished we could have stayed longer with so much to do in the area. There is even a drive-in theater across the street. The bathhouse was extremely nice and clean. The reason for an 8 was the WiFiwas only available in the office and a couple of the roads could use some fresh gravel.

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This is our first visit to this park but it won't be the last. The sites are very large with nice patios and grills at each site. The pool is nice and the hot tub was wonderful. I will say that the pool seems small for the size of the park. The lake is large with a nice paved trail around it. It also has a nice beach and swimming area. The bath house has separate rooms and was clean although we did not use them. Two reasons we did not give the park a 10. One was how dark it was at night in the park. The signage is small and if you don't know where you are going it is easy to take the wrong street. Two was the distance from everything at the beach. If all you need is a grocery and gas you will love this place but if you want the beach it is about 12 miles away. Great place to hang out, ride bikes, fish, and enjoy the quiet.

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This park has been around for many years. This was our first visit here and we had to learn the system. They say cable TV in the listing but you have to pay for it at $2.50 per day. Sites are reservable but you cannot preselect your site. If you have a guest come in, they are charged $5 use the amenities or not. All sites have a cement pad and most have a wooden deck. My rating is based on the "it is what is is" thought process. A lot of updates need to be done. The employees are very nice and do what they can to help, but are hindered my management even for simple things. One of the managers I met was extremely rude to employees and when I told them so, the manager agreed. They later apologized for their rudeness. With some updating and better management this could be really wonderful resort. We will stay here again.

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This is a typical state park. The sites are OK and they are fairly level. They are updating some of the sites but from what we saw, only two had been completed. The site we were in said 40 foot and we did fit but the issue was not the site. It was the road in the loop. At the top of the loop, the pavement has deteriorated and is not made for larger rigs. The trees need trimming as well to keep them from scratching your camper. If you are over 35 feet long I would stay in sites 1-5 on the main street.

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We were on our shake down cruise in our new rig. We picked Pine Mountain because it was new. We are glad we did. All the sites are cement pads and the streets are paved. We stayed in a stream side site and it accommodated our 38 footer easily. The resort is great for walking as it is very flat. It has no shade so if you want shady sites this would not be for you. It is off the main drag in Pigeon Forge so the noise is very little. This time of year the park is allowed to use the indoor pool and hot tub at the main stay suites across the street. The only negative about this park is the amount of animal waste all around the park. We only saw one other pet in the park and I do not believe that it was the culprit. It was just a nuance for us and our two pups. We will return when we go back to the area. The nightly rate included 50amp, Good Sam and Tax.

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This was our first time visiting this campground. We were not impressed at all. This campground is old and run down. Upon arrival we checked in, paid, and were told to pick a site. They have pull through sites but most are narrow if you have slides. We were told that new owners had bought the campground in October and changed the name to Paradise Lake Campground and Restaurant. The best thing that could happen here is a total redo of the sites, including the water/electric hookups (it was hard to tell what site the electric box was for, and most water was for two sites), sewer (ours was literally in the site and the cap was made like a plug and was hard to find), all the sites could use some grading and fresh gravel as little gravel was visible but plenty of mud to go around after the rains. We asked the lady working some questions about how far the sites went around the lake and her answer was "I don't know. I have only been here a month." She was very friendly though as was the owner we met. If the new owners make improvements this could be a very nice place but until then it would be OK for a stop over but very little else.

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We were very impressed with this park. It is really less than two years old and I am betting that the owner is a long time camper. The park layout is wonderful. They have all types of sites from pull throughs for the longest rigs to wooded tent sites. All the sites are spacious, with gravel and full hookups including cable. The rustic tent site area even has a dish wash sink set up for campers to use. The pool was closed but very nice. The campground is less than a mile off of I-85. It has lots of area to ride bikes, a small playground, horse shoes, at-site trash pickup, and a nice meeting area for groups. The only reason that I gave it a nine was that the loop B roads; where we camped, were not paved. This campground is close to Salisbury NC and about 25 minutes from Concord and the speedway.

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We looked at the web site for this campground and made our reservations based on what we saw and read. We arrived and the fellow that checked us in was very nice and informative about the area. We knew that of of our groups sites had been changed but only one of us were put in the site we were told when we made reservations. The road entering the campground is narrow and in need of some repair, the pull through sites we were in were not well thought out. If you parked close enough to the hookups the cement pad was in front of your unit and a badly placed tree interfered with the awning. We also had little grass and lots of mud around our site. Most of the sites in this park looked to be seasonal or permanent. They stayed to themselves. It rained so we had little to do at the park. The owner said that he has owned the park for two years and has done a lot to it and has plans to do more. I hope he does because this could be a nice park with some work.

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First let me say that this is a beautiful campground. It is like being in your own little world. It is very quiet and peaceful. Most of the campground is made up of seasonal campers.Do not let that scare you away The ones we met were very nice,welcoming, and they take great pride in their site. It is like they compete for site of the week or something. They are a family though as most have come there for years. The short term campers have large sites and most have cement pads. They do have tent sites that are mostly shaded and right on the Linville river. other than the really short term sites, the layout took some getting used to but once you figured it out the sites are very large. The things that lowered the score are it says family campground; and yes children are welcome,but they have nothing visible for children to do. It is like family means the seasonal one. Even a small playground, basketball court, or something of that nature would be nice. The streets are all one way and could use better markings especially to exit. They are pet friendly as most folks had doggies, but they want you to take your pet; a good ways for most, to do their business. Like you can tell your pet to wait until we can get over behind that building. All in all a nice place to camp and we will definitely go back.

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It is still early in the camping season for some but this park has gone downhill a little since our last visit. The interior roads are rough with very little gravel and the sites are not much better. A lot of the sites are very unlevel. It is a State park and the rate is cheap enough but some upkeep would be nice. Something that worried me was all the downed trees inside the park. If a fire escaped a fire ring it could be a big mess. We will stay here again because it is close to home and the price is right.

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This park is a hidden gem. We were reluctant to try this park before we went, but once we arrived it was a lot better than we expected. The sites were all nice and sandy. Most were very level. The site we were in was such that all we had to do was unhook. This park is for those who do not need a lot of amenities to have a good time. It has good hiking trails, a lake for fishing, and if you walk the trail or drive to the other side of the park they have a nice playground for the children. It is a nice place to just sit back relax and enjoy nature. The only negatives about this park that we had were trains that ran in the near distance from about 7am until midnight. Not bad or too close but still noticable

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This state park campground was built in the time of small roads and small sites. The main road coming into the park was very curvy and narrow. We were almost hit when we were leaving by someone in a jeep that took his half out of the middle. A few of the sites could handle bigger rigs but most are for small campers and tenting. The park's staff was friendly. The swimming area is a good distance from the campground. In other words it is not a walking distance for most people and that is also where the trash dumpsters are located. We liked the peace and quite and the free fire wood. We would stay here again, but it was not one of our favorite places.

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We could go on and on about the wonders of this park. It is always clean and the staff is very friendly and helpful. The paved, yes paved bike trails were really nice and probably have a combined run at least three or four miles. My boys loved the fishing and crabbing dock. The playground is huge with a nice splash and play across the big grassy area from it. The free run dog area is very nice; but I will say that you need to be careful there due to some people bringing in dogs that are not that friendly or watched very well by their owners. The sites are plenty big in most cases for big rigs and an extra tent. The water park was crowed but at $7 for campers, it was hard to beat. A really nice surprise was the price of concessions in the waterpark. They were as cheap or cheaper that a lot of fast food places. Another perk for campers was free entry and parking into Folly Beach County park. Only a few dollars but it all adds up. It is no wonder this park is full a lot of the time. We already have reservations there for next year as well.

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We had so looked forward to this trip and staying at this resort. We made our reservations back in December of 2007 knowing that the reservation had to be paid in full and were non refundable so we, and our friends, could have adjoining sites. We arrived at the resort just after dark and checked in. Travis, the manager, escorted us to our site on the creek. When I saw the site I knew this was not going to be good. The sites in this resort are the tightest I have ever seen. After positioning several times we were finally able to get both the slide and the awning both open with a couple of inches to spare. Our view from under the awning was the pvc sewer hookup from the permanent camper next to us. Our friends were to arrive the next day so we just decided to make the best of the site we had. After doing some shopping we returned to the campground to find a fifth wheel set up in the site that was reserved for our friends. We talked to the manager (Travis) and he did apologize, but other than offer us a coupon for half off at a local restaurant, he put our friends in a site down the street from us. The heated pool was a joke. This pool is no where near big enough for the size of this resort. The big problem was the cloudy water that we felt was unsafe because you could not see the bottom. The gameroom should have been marked out of order. The pool table did not have any balls, the air hockey table had no puck, and the change machine worked when it felt like it. When these issues were reported, the staff was unconcerned because they said the games were operated by and outside company. This resort is more a haven for seasonal and permanent campers in my opinion. The creek; I will say; was beautiful. We will not stay at this resort again.

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This is a great State park if you like U.S. history. The battle section was very informative and educational. It has a nice paved 1.5 mile trail with story boards along the way explaining how the battle played out. The way it is put together made it easy to see and imagine what both sides faced during the battle. The campground was in a different section of the park. The entrance is very easily missed so be careful and look for the small sign that says campground/day use area pointing to the right. The road into the campground is paved but once you get in the campground they are dirt, very little gravel. Pay attention to the site length when making reservations. Most places you can always allow a foot or two variance, but most of the site here are exact. They do have sites available for most every size rig. The bath house in our loop looked very new, and was kept clean. The sites were mostly dirt with wood chips scattered around the edges, which made for dust when dry, and mud after a rain storm. More woodchips or gravel would be a huge plus. They did have lots of available activities on the grounds to keep both children and adults busy. The park is a great place to walk and ride bikes. They have signs on the web site, and in the park, saying they have swimming, but the info from the rangers we were given said they have not allowed swimming in the lake for several years. We will stay there again.