Date of Stay: July, 2008
We camp at this campground often because it is close to home. The campground is well taken care of and the bathhouses in the larger part are new and clean. There is 50amp sites available for those who need them. We stay on the 30 amp sites. The roads can be a bit narrow for the larger rigs but not to the point they are a great problem. Most sites are back in and fairly level depending on the hills near the site. I would recommend this site. It is located near several parks and locations for recreation.
Date of Stay: October, 2007
We have camped at FDR two times and both times have been a great experience. The campground is in the state park and pretty much centrally located to all the area attractions. It is a popular campground so I would suggest making reservations. Although there are no sewer hookups, the dump station is easily accessed. All sites are gravel and dirt but for the most part are fairly level. There is one section that handles larger rigs but I believe you can get any sized rig in the proper sites. Check in is pretty easy depending on the time you arrive. We arrived after the office closed and our instructions were left on the door and were easy to follow. You can not reserve particular sites in this park. If you are coming on fridays, come early as you can because the park will start filling up. When we were there, one of the camp hosts had had an emergency. The second set of camp hosts filled in very well and were around all weekend helping campers. I would highly recommend this campground. It is shaded and is easy to get too. There are two almost brand new bathhouses that are kept very clean. The park is now allowing campfires for the cool nights. Oh yeah, for you tv lovers, you can get the local stations out of Columbus Ga. with your antenna and I saw some satellite dishes being used.
Date of Stay: April, 2007
We camped at Claboughs during spring break this year. We had reserved a pull through site but when we arrived, the site had a tree keeping us from using our awning. We called and were given a few options to move to and selected a back in site. The management told us the campground was pretty much fully booked for the upcoming weekend even though there were several open sites. We hooked up and found the site we picked was fine. During the remaining days, only five to ten more campers came in the area where we were set up. Appeared to me the management was trying to cluster the campers together to make it easier for their clean up crews. The campground was quiet and clean. The showers were clean and all were working with the exception of one. We used the laundry room and it worked fine and was reasonably priced. Claboughs is located off the main traffic of Pigeon Forge and is a good location to visit the area. There was a new grocery store within a half mile and Clabough's had a store and gas station on the site. There were two pools at the campground that looked to be in fine shape but it was way too cold to even think about getting into it. I did notice when I dumped my tanks before leaving there was some overflow out of the sewer hookup below our site. I would recommend you stay on the higher ground or in the middle of the flatter areas. I would recommend this campground. It was worth the price we paid. It had a good selection of cable channels and was easy to get in and out of when we left for a day of looking around. I rated it an 8 because of the sites being a bit tight in spots and the management maybe not being totally truthful about what was going on. I have to give them the benefit of the doubt and say maybe there were a 100+ cancelations. We will camp there if we visit again.
Date of Stay: April, 2007
Red Top Mountain is a beautiful state park with plenty to do for families. They have a lodge, plenty of fishing areas and a swimming area when the weather is warm. It is a large campground but be warned most sites are small, short, and hard to get in to. It is a campground for smaller campers, pop ups and tents. There are 12 pull through sites that will handle larger campers at the entrance to the campground. We really enjoyed this campground and stayed three nights in the pull through area with out fifth wheel. There are sites farther down in the campground that will handle larger campers but you would have to know which ones. The shower facilities were very clean and the campground hosts were available if needed. There is a pass code gate so you can get in and out of the campground as needed. I would recommend this campground. I suggest you reserve a site if you need one of the pull-throughs, they do fill up fast.
Date of Stay: April, 2007
We have camped here four times and I have enjoyed each time. It is a nice well kept campground. The campground is pet friendly and a good overall campground for families. Fishermen should especially like the campground. Many sites have boat trailer parking and many of them you can pull your boat to the shore near your campsite. Most sites are very roomy and easy to get into especially for someone that backs better than I do. The campground is near the city of West Point and not far from LaGrange also. Only draw back would be that it isnt full hookups but there is a dumpsite that will handle two campers at a time. I would recommend this campground and suggest booking a site before arriving because it fills up quickly.
Date of Stay: October, 2006
It is a very large park and has several different sections. We arrived about dark and registered for a full hookup water site but after driving through changed our mind and picked a back in site with water and electric only. The campground is older and I think it must have been built before slideouts. The site we picked was a bit narrow but after a few tries we got in it. The sites are mostly gravel and dirt. I have to say once set up, it was a nice place to stay. A shower house near our site was very clean and was cleaned each morning. There were larger shower houses that were brand new. Like I said, this park is older so some of the roadways are narrow with drainage ditches so you have to watch about backing. We rode around and there were many very nice sites that would have been easier to get in to. I gave it a 7 due to the narrowness of the roads and some of the sites. I also need to say the park was patrolled regularly. We would go back and I do think it was a good value for the price we paid. I would also expect my rating to go up with a better site picked by myself. It was the weekend before Halloween and the campground did have activities for the kids and several camp sites were set up for the kids to trick or treat.