Date of Stay: August, 2016
Very nice park on Watts Bar Lake. Great place to rent a boat and keep it at the dock just steps away from your campsite. Great pool, clean facilities. The majority of the campers are long term or even permanent residences but most all campers, trailers, or motor homes are reasonably well kept. I think many are over 10 years old so they must not enforce that rule. Close to grocery stores, restaurants, shopping. Very convenient to I-40. We enjoyed our stay at Caney Creek.
Date of Stay: October, 2015
One night stay while traveling back to Tennessee. Very convenient to the interstate. Level pull thru sites. The owner is a very nice man that will escort you to your site. Some permanent residents but the park seemed very quite. Will continue to stay at this park when traveling I-65.
Date of Stay: September, 2015
Stayed four nights at Gulf State Park campground, as we love to ride the trails near the park. We have stayed here for a few nights each year for the past five years. We have become somewhat disappointed with this park because they do not enforce some of their own rules. It clearly states that only two vehicles and eight people are allowed per site and no parking on the grass. The site we were on, Live Oak Waterfront, didn't have enough grass around it for our dog to find a place to do her business. We noticed one site close to us that had five vehicles parked with 4 of the 5 on the grass. On this stay we noticed that many people with pets do not pick up their pets waste. We had to pick up four piles around our site when we arrived, very dissapointing. We will continue to visit GS Park in the future but only for a few nights. If they would just enforce their own rules the appearance of the park would be much better. Sounds like they are going to start allowing site specific reservations one year out. For the experienced people that know how to work the system, it will be very difficult to get a site you like. I still think reservations on a specific road then first come when you arrive is the most fair system.
Date of Stay: August, 2015
Anchor Down is in an excellent location only about 4 miles from I-40 and a eleven miles from Sevierville. Anchor Down is one of the nicest RV parks we have visited. The views are incredible. Sites are either down near the lake, or an upper level overlooking the lower sites with the mountains in the background. We chose an upper site with an excellent view and some shade from a row of pine trees. The majority of the sites in the lower area have no shade. Many sites have beautiful rock fireplaces and the other sites all have very nice fire rings. Many of the sites have coated stamped concrete. They require you to use wood or plastic jack pads as not to damage the concrete coatings. The staff was great, bath and laundry facilities very clean. Golf carts can be rented as the walk to the pool, beach or lake can be quite a hike from some areas of the park. The only negative we found was the number of off level sites, the only reason I can't give it a 5 star. The site we were on, once our Level Up system got us level the right tires were 3 1/2 inches off the ground. That is a 3 1/2 inch drop in 7 feet, side to side. What were they thinking? We will return but will ask for a more level site.
Date of Stay: April, 2015
I camp at this park a couple of times a year to visit family near by. Owners are very friendly and accommodating. The 30/50 AMP electrical is great, you won't have trouble with low voltage here. The WiFi was good as I was next to one of the repeaters. Clear S/W sky for satellite. They have recently installed a storm/tornado shelter which is a plus. Easy back in sites for big rigs.
Date of Stay: May, 2014
Great park for an overnight stop over. Easy on and off I-65. We got a back-in site which backed up to the small lake which was pretty. The back in sites are a little short and narrow. I couldn't back up as much as I needed because my slide would hit the electrical pedestal which positioned my steps off the small concrete patio. Should have gotten a pull thru site, they seemed a little wider and much longer. Entire park is gravel and our site had some new gravel which was very soft. The restroom, shower, laundry and kitchen/lounge areas were very clean and inviting. The managers were very nice and helpful. We dropped off a propane tank at the propane area and they filled it quickly and delivered it to our site. If the area was paved and had concrete sites this KOA would rate higher.
Date of Stay: May, 2014
We have been going to Topsail two times a year for the past 4 years. We really enjoy Topsail and have met many friends there that go the same time each year. I will have to say that I am giving this visit less than an excellent rating. Over the four years we have continued to see the maintenance of this park go down. There are many concrete pads that are so broken up an uneven that they are close to being unusable. They seem to repair only one per year. Looks like it was site 152 that had been repaired since we were there in September. In our two week stay there was an electrical problem on six sites in the front section which they had to close down. After about a week they started to work on it. After almost 20 inches of rain the already broken up asphalt on Weeping Willow was almost destroyed. They put some gravel on it to keep the mud covered. Be careful riding your bike down it. It is sad that this being one of the #1 parks in Florida that should be paying for itself but it continues to lack the TLC that it deserves. We will come back again in the fall only if we can get a site that is usable. I never thought I would have to be this critical about Topsail but it is what it is.
Date of Stay: November, 2013
We have stayed at Birmingham South several times as an overnight stop for one night. Good location for restaurants, fuel, etc. The restrooms and shower facilities are the cleanest you will ever see in a commercial RV park. The Wi-Fi works very well. There are several full time residents here. The cable television hasn't worked the last three times we stopped here. Several of the sites are not level. The asphalt is breaking up a lot on many sites and the concrete walk in front of each site is also in bad shape on many of the sites. For $42.00 per night for 50AMP is a little more than I want to pay until they work on the cable and sites. Will probably stay a little further down the road for a lot less.
Date of Stay: November, 2013
This is an excellent park for a short stay. Great if you like to fish. Very quite, clean, beautiful setting with Spanish moss covered trees. Large fenced off area for your pets. Friendly staff. Only downside there aren't many restaurants in Freeport. If you like to eat out, you can cross the bridge go 16 miles to the Santa Rosa area. Great place for a couple of days of relaxation. Sites are well spaced, level, good Wi-Fi, cable.
Date of Stay: May, 2013
Stayed here overnight after picking up a new 5th wheel. This is a very clean park. Several pull through sites which makes it very easy for an overnight stay. Close to restaurants at the next exit up on I-65. Great place for two or three days while seeing all the sites in Louisville or the surrounding area.
Date of Stay: October, 2012
This is a large campground with 260 sites situated in large oval patterns. It is made up of two large loops each with a smaller loop inside; many of the sites have some shade at least some of the day and all are about the same size. Many of the trees are Maple with pine trees scattered throughout and the color this time of year is awesome. There is adequate space between the sites, more than most of the campgrounds I have been in. The pads are paved, but not very wide and you almost have to park a second vehicle in the grass with bigger rigs. The sites are not at an angle, so it can be somewhat of a challenge to back in with a larger rig, 35ft. or more. Some even pulled forward into the site, unhooked and drove around the grass to park. First I had seen this at a park. We even saw where one trailer had set up in the grass alongside and used the paved site for their mat and picnic table. The paved pad is so narrow that when you extend your steps they hang over onto the grass (or dirt because the grass has been worn off because that is the only place to sit your chairs or picnic table). It made the distance from our bottom step to the ground 16 inches. Even with my portable step, it was still too high. This would be the only reason I could not give this park an excellent rating. Water and 30/50 AMP electric but no sewer hook-ups. There are two nice dump stations. Be sure to have a water pressure regulator. The pressure was strong. Lot of locals camping here and many would have golf carts with them. I don’t mind the quiet electric carts but the gasoline carts were somewhat annoying at times. The Wi-Fi was intermittent and very slow most of the time. There are areas where there are electrical but no water. There are a couple of very large areas that is primitive camping with no utilities.
Date of Stay: October, 2012
This is our first trip to the Carrabelle area and really enjoyed the laid back atmosphere without all the high rise condos lining the beaches. This is a great RV park with concrete slabs, picnic tables, and very nice landscaping. Great pool, good Wi-Fi signal, but you can pay extra for a faster connection. Fish cleaning station, fenced dog-run area. We had a pull-through site on the west side of the park and the slabs were a little short as we had to angle our truck in front of our fifth-wheel in order to get it out of the road. Also, the turns between the rows of sites on the west side are a little tight for the larger motor homes pulling a tow. The road around the sites on the east side of the park are much more big rig friendly. The back-in sites on the west side of the park seemed to be a little longer and we will request a back-in next trip. Just a short walk across the road to the beach which is dog friendly. The ladies at the check-in were very friendly and helpful, offering suggestions for area attractions and restaurants. Good shrimp and oysters at Captain Snook's in East Point, about 12 miles back to the West. Will definitely return to this park. Rate reflects Good Sam discount.
Date of Stay: September, 2012
First time to stay in this park. This is a huge campground with all types of sites, back-in, pull through, that spans through approximately two miles from the registration area to the end. Two tier pricing for weekday and weekend stays. Large pool, camp store, boat rental, nature center, a lot of things to do in this park. Just a short drive or bike ride over to the beach or to the fishing pier. Only downside is the lack of shade due to hurricanes and fires in the past few years. Restrooms are very clean, look "like new". The Wi-Fi is very spotty. There are Wi-Fi repeaters about every 1,000 feet and we were half way between two, the signal was good most of the time but the speeds were very slow most of the time. Will definitely stay here again.
Date of Stay: September, 2012
Very nice park for an overnight stay just 3 miles from the I-65. Several level pull through sites with most sites full hook up. Attendant will take you to your site in his golf cart. Cash only, no credit cards taken.Good Sam park. Nice walking trail around the small lake. Would definitely stay here again.
Date of Stay: August, 2012
Rate reflects Good Sam discount with 50 AMP service. We found that Spring Lake RV Resort was perfect for a two-night stop over. We wish we could have stayed longer and will return for a longer stay. An adult RV resort, it was very quite, much more than the state parks and COE parks we came in. The couple managing the resort was very friendly and helpful, they even escorted us to our campsite and assisted us in backing in and getting hooked up. Sites are full hook-up with great Wi-Fi, cable television, concrete patio with a swing, table, and grill. The bathhouse was clean, had a laundry facility and all the grounds were well kept. Most all the sites circled around a large lake that had a beautiful fountain in the middle and a small island. The fishing was catch and release. The roads and sites were gravel but it appeared the gravel had been rolled down and compacted so riding a bike was no problem and no dust. Most sites were back in, but there were a few pull-through sites up near the entrance. Only a few miles from I-40, close to Crossville and Fairfield Glade. There were two club houses for group or rally meetings. We will definitely be back for a longer stay.