Date of Stay: July, 2016
This park is definitely in transition. They are a relatively new KOA (1 year old) and still are working on revitalizing the park. The spots are set up a bit old (with power/water/sewage) not really aligning to today's trailers. The spots were very flat and large - allowing for a great overnight pull through stop. There weren't that many amenities. You can tell the owner's are working on getting this park going. It looked like the kids playground was getting built, sites were getting redone, etc. The park is a no-frills, park and sleep location. Hopefully the owners continue to update and add some landscaping. The staff was very friendly and accommodating.
Date of Stay: July, 2016
This is my second time staying at this KOA. Since I stayed last, the park has been completely renovated due to hurricane Irene washing it away. The 6.2MM worth of renovations were extremely apparent. The camp store and restaurant were really impressive. They also completely renovated the pool area and it is awesome. My only complaint is that we stayed on the sites right beside the dunes and they have a natural bush that is encroaching into the sites that is full of burs. There were many times that the kids got it stuck in their feet. I also think we will be pulling burs out of our camper for awhile. Overall, great campground. Awesome location. Very nice renovated campground.
Date of Stay: May, 2016
I can't say enough about this park. Was surprised to be able to book it so late and close to Memorial Day. Upon arriving, the staff was friendly. The park is in GREAT shape with 2 beautiful pools. They had a great weekend planned for the Memorial Day holiday with activities and food for the family. There are a ton of large, pull through sites and all are very level. My only two recommendations would be to have a couple more "small-kid" things at the playground and improve the speed of the wifi. Overall, great stay. Have already planned another trip to this place.
Date of Stay: September, 2015
Stayed at this park for a long weekend. The park it tucked away in the mountains, so getting to it is quite an adventure. The roads leading to the park are not really big-rig friendly, but the park definitely is. I pulled my 37' travel trailer in with no problem. The staff was extremely nice and funny. The owner was VERY active during the entire trip - cleaning, fixing, etc. The campgrounds are what you would expect for such a mountain campground. Basic in their setup, but very comfortable. Each site offered full hookups (30A) and were very easy to pull in/through. The setup of the campground was very nice (tent campers had their own area, as did RVers). The bathroom/wash house was great. Very clean. Great water pressure. Awesome showers. Not a ton of shade in the RV section. Most of the shade is taken by full-timers. They had a community fire pit which a lot of whitewater boaters tend to use. This is a great campground if you are using the Smokey Mountains or NOC. Wifi is available at the park. Be aware that some cell services are limited here.. as is everywhere in this area.
Date of Stay: July, 2015
Stayed at Bear Cove for the first time. Was unbelievably surprised about the layout, cleanliness and overall experience. We stayed in a Standard site (versus Premium or Economy). It was very nice with a great paved back-in. Each site had a trash area, planter and lighted power boxes. While it was a typical "tight" Pigeon Forge RV campground - you got the feeling that you were tucked back in the woods. The campground has two different pools. Both very clean. A bit smaller, but fine for a quick dip. This park is also located only 1.25 miles from Dollywood. It was really easy to get in/out of the park and back to the campground. We will definitely be returning.
Date of Stay: June, 2015
Stayed at this KOA over the weekend and was unbelievably impressed. You can tell that it's a labor of love for the owners. We pulled up and were welcomed by a waving greeter. Check in was no problem. Then escorted back to our spot. The entire campground is extremely neat and beautifully maintained. Spots were VERY roomy and private feeling. Overall, I would recommend it. Would definitely go back. Thanks again for a great stay!
Date of Stay: July, 2010
We camped at this location for five nights. Our site was located one row away from the ocean in the top left corner. Great site, very low traffic. Bathrooms were fairly clean. Their dump station was out of service, so you just had to go to a different designated full hookup site that they were using for the time. Staff was extremely friendly. This campground is located in a great spot on the Outer Banks that allows you to easily go north or south. It's about 20 minutes away from Nags Head (which we went to quite a few times).
Date of Stay: June, 2010
Campground was very well shaded. Easy to pull in and hook up. The bathrooms were extremely clean and well serviced. Bring your lake gear as most sites have easy access to the lake. Will definitely camp here again.