Date of Stay: August, 2015
We stayed here for 5 nights in a travel trailer. We loved this campground. I was a little worried after reading the reviews on Google, but I'm so glad we stayed here. It's clean, and quiet. The camp sites are large and well taken care of. Our site (414) had a large open area behind it where my 3 year old could run and play. He enjoyed being able to walk the river trail right behind our site. The bath houses were clean and up to date. There are 2 pools, a lazy river and a splash area. There is even a large in ground hot tub. The only thing that could be expanded is the playground. It's basically just some slides and 2 swings. I also didn't see any activities taking place, but we were gone sight seeing a lot. Being on the northern end of the Pigeon Forge area kept us from pulling the camper in all of the traffic. It's still close to all the area has to offer. We toured through 5 other campgrounds and none looked as nice, or had large sites like River Plantation did. We will definitely be staying here when we come back to the Pigeon Forge area. Highly recommend.
Date of Stay: May, 2015
We stayed here over the 2015 Memorial Day weekend. I enjoyed the campground. There were some issues. The bath house needs to be updated, it was somewhat clean but needs to be updated. The fun zone looked awesome from a distance. When you got close you could see that the birds have pooped all over the first one on the right that you come to. There was also standing water in another. The other playground was big and nice, my son enjoyed playing there. On a positive note, the campsites were nice. The sites were plenty big and spacious. We stayed in a Patio site. Good access to the River and awesome views of the Chickahominy River. The pool looked nice, but we never used it. I would stay again.
Date of Stay: May, 2013
This is a clean campground, with friendly staff. It's in a beautiful area. It's been mentioned before, but the entrance does come up quickly, but if you know the general area to look for, you will be fine. The sites are small, but ample to do what you need to do. This was the first trip with a much longer trailer than I was used to. The other campers were very helpful and nice in assisting us with getting into our spot. The creek is nice, but will try to stay at a pull through site next time. Yes, we will go back. The cable had better reception than we are used to. The campground is nice, quite and relaxing. Even our 16 month old made a friend with another child in the campground he also enjoyed his time at the campground and nearby Tweetsie railroad for the Thomas weekend.
Date of Stay: May, 2010
This campground gets a lot of flack from most reviewers, but I must say I enjoyed it. We stayed here Memorial Day weekend. They had bingo on Fridays, a band on Saturday, and karaoke on Sunday. Each activity is well attended by the campers and is a lot of fun. The roads are rough going into the camp site, but if you drive slowly it’s not a big deal. We never used the bath house, but it did look like it could be updated. Stoney Creek has started to put down fresh rock at the campsites. Some of the campsites were a little small, but ours was a nice size. The only thing I didn't like at Stoney Creek is there are a lot of full timers there. There is a fairly large lake, with a small beach area. I would leave any swimming to the nice salt water pool behind the store however. If your idea is a home away from home type of camping, then this probably isn’t for you, but if you like getting away from it all and having a nice relaxing time, then give them a chance.
Date of Stay: April, 2010
My wife and I have stayed at SML state park several times and love it. We have stayed here in a tent and a 21 ft travel trailer. The only bad thing I can say about the campground is that there is no sewage hook up, but that is the case with the VA state parks. The clean bathrooms and shower make up for the lack of sewage hookup. At the campground you are surrounded by woods. The camp hosts that we have, had have all been friendly and helpful. If you pay for one night, you get two days of swimming at the beach, which I do recommend. It’s only a short drive within the state park. The trails around the campground seem endless and can be hilly at times; very good for exercise.
Date of Stay: April, 2010
American Heritage is a very nice campground. The bathhouse and bathrooms were clean and well maintained. The concrete pads made leveling my travel trailer an easy task. The sites are a bit close together, and if you want a fire pit you have to ask for one. There is a very nice walking trail at this park where you walk by a small creek most of the time. My wife and I stayed 3 nights. It was very quiet. The pool had not yet been opened, nor had the slide that you see in the pictures. I believe that opens Memorial Day weekend. We drove through the Anvil Campground and knew that it was not for us, the KOA however did look very nice. We might try to stay there the next time we go to Williamsburg just to see which one we liked the best.