Date of Stay: June, 2010
We spent 2 nights here, but it was for the purpose of having a place to stay while doing some business nearby, so it wasn't really a camping trip. We did find time to take a walk around the facility, and found it to be very well kept. There are a lot of seasonal/permanent sites, and most of them are very well kept. The lake is beautiful. The roads and landscaping are well maintained. Staff was very friendly. The only downsides I can think of, are the lack of cell phone service (Verizon), the lousy road leading to the place, and they charge extra for Wi-Fi service.
Date of Stay: May, 2010
Nice clean park at the edge of Pigeon Forge, with very level concrete pads. Very quiet. Sites are a little close together, and your neighbors fire ring may be right at the corner of your RV. Keep that in mind if you plan on having your windows open. You could easily get filled up with smoke. Also, if your neighbor gets careless you could end up getting scorched. A little scary. We paid the premium for a creekside site. Only worth it because the sites are longer back in sites. The stream is small, but made for a nice setting. Also, you have no neighbors to the rear. Staff was very friendly. There is no shade here, so the hot summer days may be a little uncomfortable. We would stay here again if our intention was not to spend a lot of time at the RV, as was the case for this trip. Otherwise, we would look for a little more shade and privacy.
Date of Stay: July, 2009
Nice state park campground with recently upgraded rest rooms and shower facilities. About half the sites have electric. There is a swimming area in the creek with a sand beach. Water comes from mountain streams, so it is quite cold. Great for hot days, but not too good for cooler days. It was in the 70s while we were there, so going in the water was not an option. Only made it in to my knees before I turned around. This park is set in a beautiful forested valley with lots of wildlife and mountain trails. Kettle Creek is known for some of the best trout fishing in the state. There is no cellular service or TV reception. I wouldn't bet on a satellite dish doing much for you either. Sites are gravel, and fairly level. Crew does a good job of maintaining the park. This place is Pennsylvania wilderness at it's best.
Date of Stay: June, 2009
Brand new rest rooms and showers. They are really nice. They have widened a few of the tight turns to make access easier for big rigs. Most sites are situated so you are not looking directly at your neighbors. The nicest sight is number 69. Long pad and the best view of the woods. If you can't get that one, 68 and 70 would be our next choice. They have increased the number of pet sites this year, which gives the pet owner many more choices, but takes some great sites away from us non pet RVers, unless we want to spend the extra $4 for nothing.
Date of Stay: June, 2009
This is a very nice park. Sites are available for everything from tents to larger RVs. There are plenty of trails, including the Allegheny Passage rail trail. I would rank it higher than 7 if the sites were more level, and if they would enforce the quiet time hours. We tried to go to sleep at 11pm listening to people in party mode. Also was awakened at 6:30am by screaming children on bicycles and someone driving in tent stakes. Quite time is 9pm to 8am. We may go there again, but only on weekdays. Be prepared for a lot of going up and down hill to get to this park. If you have a larger rig, pay attention to the alternate route on the web site.
Date of Stay: October, 2008
This is one of the nicest state park campgrounds I’ve seen. It has a huge variety of sites, and they make it fairly easy for us with long rigs to maneuver around. Park has swimming, boating, and plenty of hiking trails. Verizon wireless signals are strong, and Verizon wireless internet works at broadband speed. Most sites are level, and offer at least a little bit of privacy. It certainly isn’t far out in the country, but if you want to camp somewhere that is still close to shopping and other amenities, this is the place. You are about half way between Harrisburg and York PA, and less than 25 minutes from both.