Date of Stay: September, 2010
Great campground if you want to get away and stay at a resort. There really is not much to do in the surrounding area without driving a while to get to it. We just stayed on the resort and didn't leave, because there wasn't much need to. The only problem was the campground was away from everything the resort had to offer, so we had to drive (or use a golf cart if you had one). The resort had a nice outdoor pool with daily activities (felt like I was on a cruise ship), along with another indoor/outdoor pool at a different location that was a little quieter and not as crowded. The lake was not very big, even though they do allow gas motor boats on it. The stables and horses looked nice as well. We stayed on an Executive site, so we had an outdoor sink/counter (kitchen), along with a propane grill. Overall it was a wonderful campground and we will stay here again. Next time I probably will spend the extra money and get the Presidential site with the private hot tub. That site looked worth the extra money.
Date of Stay: October, 2009
This park was easy on and off of I-81 / I-77 at exit 80. Because of this most of the people there used it for an overnight stay. We used it for a weekend get away to the Wythville area. It was very easy to get to the Wythville area because of the easy access to the interstate. The park had nice level, pull through sites that were OK size. They had an in ground heated pool (wasn't open because it was October) and a Catfish pond that was pay by the pound at $2.99/ pound. Staff was nice and friendly and the manager lived on site. Park was clean and family oriented, but definitely not a destination campground. Best suited for use for an overnight stay or as a home base to see the surrounding area.
Date of Stay: May, 2009
Nice sites no matter where you set up. The camp host was very friendly and helpful as well as all the state park staff. Short walk or drive to the beach access to Claytor Lake. Not the typical VA State Park. Pets are allowed but be ready for a $10 per pet, per night charge for them. So if you have 2 or more dogs the per night charge could get fairly expensive.
Date of Stay: April, 2009
This park was wonderful. But, no concrete pads and very few sites with a little gravel, most were dirt or pine needles. Some sites are better than others, some bigger, some more private, but most all will take some leveling. Lots of construction on the resort and the roadways, it is trying to be the "premier resort vacation spot in the southeast," but no construction around the campground. It takes about 5 minutes to get from the main resort gate to the campground and they have a one time 8 dollar fee to get past the main gate. The bath houses were clean, but needed cosmetic updating. Other than these few things the campground is very nice, the people were friendly and helpful, the views were spectacular, and the lake access was great. We would like to come back in the summertime so we can get in the lake and go to the water park (it looked fun). We used this campground to sitesee Atlanta and it was a short 20 - 30 minute drive in. We would definitely stay here again when were are in the Atlanta area.
Date of Stay: August, 2008
The campground is a gravel lot with a fence post to separate the sites. The sites are all gravel with no grass or trees anywhere nearby. I could not tell you anything about the bath house because it was too far away to think about going to. The phase 1 campsites were not available, only phase 2 and they did not have cable. While we were there they were doing construction so we had construction noise starting at 8:00AM going all day. I have also dealt with more friendly and helpful staff. To end on a good note, very convenient to the speedway, if your there for the races, as well as Concord Mills Mall, if you're there to shop.
Date of Stay: July, 2008
Very nice and family oriented. Sites have concrete pad but the size of the sits and pads vary by location. Some pads are just big enough for the camper others you can fit a table and chairs on. Owners are very strict on the rules, but very nice and easy to get along with. Most people are return campers and come back year after year. I am looking forward to returning next year for my beach trip.
Date of Stay: July, 2008
The spaces were tight but really was not that bad. Staff was really helpful and nice, especially when we were trying to find a space to fit our trailer. Spaces were level and the concrete pad was nice, a little small but at least we had one. Pool is on the small side, but was good. Very convenient to everything Pigeon Forge has to offer, it's not far off of the main drag. Campground very quiet and family oriented and I would stay here again.
Date of Stay: May, 2008
This was the first time we had camped here and everything was great. We camped in the field, or rally area, and it was perfect for the kids to run and play. The pool was also large and had diving boards for the kids. Easy access to the river. Plenty going on and to do on the weekend. It was probably near capacity, but we didn't feel crowded.