Date of Stay: September, 2010
Campground is set in a river valley farm and has riverfront sites. However, these sites are occupied by "permanent" campers with a waiting list and are angled back in sites. Most all other sites are parallel to the roadways. Sites are roomy enough with most having some shade. Only a few sites have 50A service. Campground roads are not paved but are easy to maneuver. Campground is about 10 miles off I-81 located about 20 miles from Morristown, Greenville and Newport. No nearby shopping. Swimming pool and picnic shelter are nice. Owners are friendly and helpful. We would stay again only for 1 to 3 nights, but not a destination stay of one week or more.
Date of Stay: June, 2010
Beautiful, remote campground on Dale Hollow Lake that is well-maintained. Only about 12 sites have 50 amp service. Nearest town is over 20 miles away, so take ample supplies when you go. About half the sites are shaded, and most are reasonably level. Lake swim area has clear water with sand/gravel bottom. Comfort stations are clean and accommodating. Enjoyed walleye and smallmouth bass fishing in the clear water lake. While campground was heavily occupied during weekends, occupancy rate during weekdays was only about 20%.
Date of Stay: August, 2008
Easy access and good internal roads make this campground easily maneuvered even in a big rig. Hosts lead you to site and help you get parked. Lots of amenities and fun things to do for the entire family. Wi-Fi worked well and cable TV was good. Sites are close together. Big negative is the night noise. Campground is alongside a major road, then across the road is a railroad, then across the railroad is I-40. Road noise and loud train whistles will irritate light sleepers like me. Otherwise, we enjoyed our five night stay. Probably will not stay here again because of all this night noise.
Date of Stay: May, 2008
Marion County Park is located on Nickajack Lake in Jasper TN, and is easily accessed from I-24. The sites are graveled, fairly level and big rig friendly. We stayed on a lake front lot, so we had to contend with the ample supply of goose dung. Bath houses are functional but need upgrading. The park has a good boat ramp, and other amenities include a playground, a fishing pier, and a swimming area. Most of the campers were there with boats to fish. No shade on the lake front sites, but some sites away from the lake front have partial shade. While the campground is separated from the interstate with a large span of water, the road noise reflects off the water and is somewhat noisy. Campground is quite accommodating for an overnight stay. Lots to do, see and eat in nearby Chattanooga.
Date of Stay: May, 2008
Beautiful, well-maintained state park in foothills of Blue Ridge Mountains. First time to park and campground which are very pleasant. We stayed on site 48 in B loop for RVs. Loop B sites are paved, flat, with water and electric hookups, very nice RV sites. Loops A & C are tent only with some great tent camp sites but no hook ups. Favorite sites are B loop 55 & 56. Small stream runs through B loop. Access road is steep uphill entering park, but straight into campground. Roads are big rig friendly. Bath houses are clean and functional. No playgrounds at campground, but children will enjoy playing in stream. Amenities include bike riding and hiking. Nearest bigger town is Sparta. $14 per night senior rate. We would visit here again.
Date of Stay: November, 2007
Easy access park and campground off I-85, only 5 or 6 miles. Very nice, large site sizes and shady sites. Lots of trees but no problem for big rigs on most sites. Fifty or sixty or so of the sites are big rig friendly and most sites or level enough. Staff very helpful, but not much security since park was almost empty. The only things missing in this campground are sewer hookups, WiFi, and cable. Dump station access takes some maneuvering but is doable. The park has many family entertainment amenities for use by the public as well as campers. Great place to take your family for outdoor entertainment. We look forward to our next visit.
Date of Stay: October, 2007
David Crockett State Park has two campground areas. Included in Campground 1 are some restricted sites (17-21) - restricted for us by RVs 32' and longer - no tents allowed on these sites. Tenters use area 1 mostly because of Shoal Creek that borders the campground. We stayed in Campground 2 where there is no body of water, but the sites are quite nice. Best, most level sites for big rigs are 73,75,76,83,84,86. Most all the other site slope down toward back of site making it difficult to set up level. Several facility upgrades are in construction for area 2 and should make this campground area even better. Bathrooms were clean and cozy warm. Up the park road from campground 2 is a large park swimming pool, discounted use fee for campers, and a park restaurant open for lunch daily and dinner Friday and Saturday. The restaurant overlooks the park lake where boats can be rented for pleasure and fishing. We enjoyed bike riding and hiking some of the park trails. This was a convenient stop for us while visiting relatives in Lawrenceburg. Park gate was locked each day at dark, but campers were given lock combination to come and go as they please. We would visit this park again.
Date of Stay: October, 2007
Campground is new, two years in operation, and is very well maintained. Owner Tom Guy exemplifies what customer service should be - friendly, helpful and available. Campground is convenient to the New River Trail State Park where we enjoyed bike riding and hiking. Tom and wife took a van load of us campers to nearby Galax on Friday evening to enjoy a bluegrass music concert - a nice amenity. There is no swim area and no playground, so children have to be entertained in other ways. Wifi service first night was shaky, but after Tom rebooted, service was very good rest of our stay. Campground was easy to get in and out of, and was very quiet. We look forward to returning to Fries New River Trail RV Park.
Date of Stay: September, 2007
Off beaten path so campground was quiet, less than 20 sites occupied and most of those were long term use. Upper level sites were gravel and level, we used sites 10 and 11. All sites were fairly well maintained, but the bathrooms are outdated and not well cleaned. Don't use the lower sites if rain is imminent, you'll contend with mud. Two pull-through sites are available. Hiking trails are available, OK but not great. Nice shelter for group functions. Campground is within walking distance of Dan River. We went there to tube the Dan, but management would not accommodate us since we had not made advance reservations to tube. We did not know this requirement until we arrived at the campground. Only thing we bought and the so-called camp store was ice. Super Wal-Mart is four miles from campground. We were here as three family units, so we have a good time even if parked in a corn field. May go back just to tube the Dan.
Date of Stay: July, 2007
Campground has large wooded sites with trees and space between sites. Waterfront sites are great but hard to get during summer months unless reserved for one to two weeks well in advance, same as all good campgrounds. Whole park area is well maintained. Area B is most popular area since it has lake beach swim area. No swimming pool available. Area C has the most dual sites, we love these for family and friends camping together. Loop A also has great sites but no hookups. Good hiking trails, not too strenuous. Lake is popular for boating, skiing, personal water crafts. Campground has its own boat launch area. Rangers patrol campground regularly and respond well to issues. We use this campground 3 or 4 times a year and always have a good time.
Date of Stay: June, 2007
Edgar Evans State Park is set on the shores of Center Hill Lake, where innumerable steep, folded hills offer outstanding scenery. Because of these steep hills, campsite constructions is very unusual where large, level, wooden camping platforms supported by concrete and metal poles extend from the steep sloping hillside. So, you literally pitch your tent or park your RV on a wood deck. The picnic tables are on the platform, but the upright grill and fire rings are on the land, by the platform. Better not build a fire on the deck! This platform setup literally has campers hanging out in the trees. Low wooden fences border the platforms to keep you from falling off or driving off them. These campsites are great for tenting and some travel trailers, but are not big rig friendly. While the decks are level, most all of them are above or below road level. So you will most likely drag when parking on the campsite. Campground roads are difficult to drive in a big rig. Rest of park is great, but I will not return to this campground in a big motorhome.
Date of Stay: June, 2007
Campground is well maintained and has all the amenities. Staff very helpful and courteous. Nice camp store and grill. Swimming pool very nice. Most campsites are occupied by seasonal and full term campers. Most sites are tight, close together, but easy to get into. Nice playground for children. Plenty of activities including boating, skiing, fishing. Bath houses were clean and well maintained. We enjoyed our stay here and would definitely return.
Date of Stay: June, 2007
COE campground on Center Hill Lake, Floating Mill has waterfront sites with concrete pads. These high use sites are pullthrough or back in, and sites are close together with only a few shady sites. Most sites away from water have good shade. Two or three road turns have very tight maneuvering, but even big rigs can make the turns. Sites should be reserved well in advance. No store nearby, so expect to go 5 miles or more if you have to restock the pantry. No swimming pool in campground, but there is a nice lake swim area with beach. Stayed two weeks with eight other family and friend RVers - all had sites close together - so had a great time. We would visit this campground again.