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Like most COE CGs, very nice. Sr rate of $13, well paved roads, widely spaced huge gravel-sand sites with nice table and mostly level. Right on the lake views. Bathhouse clean. Wooded. The CG follows the hills about the lakeshore and is up and down hilly so not good for biking or elderly walkers. Several miles to the Thurmond dam and COE vistor centers with history of the building of the dam and its value to the area in flood control, recreations, and electrical power. The entire Thurmond lake area has an incredible number of recreational opportunities; like 13 COE CGs, 6 state parks, 7 county parks, 3 US Forest Serevice, and 6 marinas, plus 23 day use and boat ramp areas.

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Large CG with well paved roads, sites dirt-gravel and variably level-unlevel. Moderate number trees and lots of grass between sites which aare nicely spaced. Bathhouse we used is worn and needs upgrading, though fairly clean. No soap, paper towels or hand dryer blower. By the sandy dunes and white sand beach. Woodland walks and lots of bike paths. A good nature center by a board walk on the esturary and a long entrance causeway with sidewalks on both sides connecting to the mainland.

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Stayed in the north figure of eight loop lay out campground. Didn't see the southern campground. The main road into the campground is well paved, and the ranger station, nature center, camp store, lake side and on the pier cabins are first class. The campground road though has very rough lurching pot holed surface, and the sites are ill-defined dirt and sand, variably unlevel with tree roots. Lots of trees. The bath house is old and worn and really needs updating though plus minus clean. There are several nice modern playgrounds for the kids. Nice piers and boat put in. Right on the side of the huge lake with beautiful view.

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We can in from I-59 over small twisty narrow roads with small hard to see signs. Not good. Easy to get lost even with aid of google map. Better to approach by highway 49 as the campground entrance is right off it. The campground is spread out by a large lake with a great view for most sites. Sites and roads well paved. Some sites are level, many not quiet level. Very clean rest rooms and showers. Sites with Electric Sewer & Water. We were an overnight stay. Great value at $14 plus 91 cents tax. A good campground to spend several days.

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Paved road and sites, nice evenly spaced. Well mowed grass and some landscaping. Extremely neat and clean. Right by the locks viewing passing boats. Quite with pastures and woodland behind. Shelter by each site. Watch out for the entry off highway 80, from the west large sign off two lane section may cause you to turn too soon on to a small road. Entry is a little further east.

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Located in the hills and hollows of east Tennessee, the CG is on the fairly top of a hill with a very steep paved road coming up from the nice park office in the valley (hollow). An older CG area that is not quite level, with pull-throughs and electricity and water. A newer area has large graveled sites more level. Bathhouses were clean. Dump station by the entry road. The Natural Tunnel is spectacular with a steep taxing zig zagging trail from a nice visitor center leading down; better to use the excellent chair lift. A creek has created a huge natural tunnel at the base of a hollow eroding a tunnel through a mountain. A railroad and the creek both run through the tunnel. There are hiking trails. Now for a complaint. The CG site price was $30. We were drop-ins, but we were charge $5 for a "reservation" anyway, plus tax on the site and the "reservation" So $38. The ladies at the office obviously have already caught a lot of grief about this but this was not in their control.

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We overnighted so only used the campground which was fine. Paved roads and gravel sites mostly level that I saw. 30 amp and water at site. Dump station. CG clean, neat with large central grassy areas. The north section we were in had a central bathhouse with only one paved walkway to it and the opposite side was a steep grassy sloop. Unfortunately Canadian geese were liberally pooping the area. The rest of the park has all sorts of recreational facilities that make it a great place for families to stay. Senior rate was 25% off, so $16/night for me. Very pleasant ranger I dealt with and rangers full time living at the park.

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A small CG just one mile south of the road to the Deep Creek Area, Smoky Mountain National Park. The CG is just in it's first or second year and is a narrow plot with a gravel road and sites that are not quite level, but have 30-50 amp E, W, and S. The sites are adequately wide and long in a slanted configuration pull through. There is no camp office and no bath room facilities, so not the place for tents and pop tops. No play grounds. There is a red train caboose mounted on rails for show. There is a camp host on site part time. $30 is over high for this. But it is quiet and the Deep Creek Area has three water falls and hiking trails so if your RV is self contained and you are just going to the national park it is usable.

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This is not just a campground. The state park is vast with a high wooded ridge on which sits a large beautiful lodge with rooms, restaurant, and cabins. 180 degree view overlooking the extensive lake Guntersville and the Tennessean river along which shore is the large campground with boat ramps, docks, swimming areas ,pavilions, a camp store, tennis courts, hiking paths, picnic areas and plenty of room for biking. Most of the tornado damage has been repaired with many new planted hardwood trees. The bathrooms are tiled and the one by us was super clean with a great hot shower. A 9 because a lot of the older sites are not level and need re graveling. There some newly renovated level concrete sites. There are lots of tent sites.

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Commenting only on the CG sites and dump as we got there during an early winter storm. There are five very unique double circle CG areas with about 15 sites in each area. You enter by a paved road leading to the inner circular road, which has the sites leading off obliquely to the outer road and thence to the exit road. The sites are narrow heavily wooded pull throughs with electric boxes. Not good for a big class A RV. Self registering boxes toward the center. There is a large paved well designed double sided approach dump with potable water fill. Didn't get to look at the recreational offerings nor see the bath house facilities. Was fine for our overnite sheltered from the storm stay.

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Large provincial park by large lake reservoir. A long 15 miles north of Moose Jaw off route 1 approach with fair paved road and wheat fields. Shorter road from Moose Jaw closed due to flooding. Stayed at the shady lane site which has a great view and some lower sites on the lake edge. Water faucets scattered about CG. Electric at site. New modern clean bath house. Gravel road and sites which were nicely separated. Lots of shrubs and grass. The road to the Buffalo pound area is long, very rough, narrow, pot holed and not good for a RV. A good family vacation area.

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Did an overnight and very pleased. On doing this review, I read and fully agree with the August reviewer detailed observations. The owners were very pleasant and have put lots of work upgrading the CG since they bought it 2 years ago, and live on site. There is a nice new playground with soft rubber mulch protecting falling kids, and the CG is levelly and thickly surfaced with recycled tarmac aggregates. The pull through sites are adequately spaced with E/W/S. The buildings are all attractive and nicely painted with yellow and greens. The only negative is the nearby interstate is noisy but not too intrusive and the owners can not help that.

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A very interesting state CG making a plus out of a disaster. The CG is a low land by the Red River that was a devastated residential area that was flooded in 1997. The layout is that of the original streets with its curbs. The sites are mostly level curved pull throughs. Lots of nice trees and lush grass, well kept. Didn't use the central baths but they looked clean. Unfortunately for us there is a near by car raceway that was in full racket that evening until about midnight. But a good safe place to stay.

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Our second stay on coming and going trip. Just about 2 miles off the interstate. CG on a hill with well graveled roads and sites. Sites mostly almost level. CG well maintained. Bath house and laundry being upgraded. Lots of art work by the lady owner in the bath rooms. Large fenced in dog lot. Small lake downhill. E/W/S right by sites which are terraced fairly level. Nearby is the Graham cave state park which we looked at, much further off the interstate, with unlevel heavily wooded sites, and there was no one there at all. Didn't feel safe to stay there.

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About a half hour drive from Brooks, The park is a destination attraction in a eroding badlands off a plateau exposing dinosaur fossils. A nice visitor center with exhibits, Walks in different areas of the park's badlands and by the river. Sites nicely spaced and graveled. Water in scattered faucets, not at the sites. Lots of trees and grass. The bad news, the mosquitoes were really bad. Good news is mosquito repellent actually worked very well. A gem level attraction.