Dave Forster

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This campground consists of a large field of mowed grass surrounded by trees, with sites backing against the trees. There is a rutted dirt/gravel access road for the last 1/4 mile to the campground and within the campground itself. The field is quite level as are the sites - we didn't need any boards for levelling. Hookups are at the rear and the sewer is the furthest one back. With our 39' fifth wheel parked back against the bushes, two sewer hoses just barely reached the sewer pipe. The area is moderately quiet, although you can hear the train running through town about 1/2 a mile away and we could hear what sounded like a marching band practicing somewhere nearby during the day. The owner was quite friendly. The flags flying over the office give some insight into the atmosphere. They included: American, US Marines, Nascar and the Confederate flag. At $16 for full hookups, this was the best bargain of our entire trip. The campground is a bit hard to find. It did not appear on our GPS. Leaving the Interstate, look for the campground sign on your right on Barlow street after you pass the Autzone. It almost looks like you are turning into a strip mall, but the road will lead past the businesses and around the corner to the fields behind. Easy access to and from the interstate and a good place for an overnight stop.

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This campground consists of a winding paved/gravel road through a thinly forested area with concrete site pads. The campground appears a bit older, with manu cracks, heaves and patches in the pavement and dirt eroded from around some of the pads. However, it is no problam at 5 mph with a 39' fifth wheel. The campground entrance is a bit odd, with a single lane road in and a single lane road out that meets in a short single lane at the entrance, which means you need to alternate coming in and out. This is OK, except that there is space for only one rig to park just past the office. If you stop too soon, or if there is more than one rig, noone is getting into the campground, even if they are just a car. If there were more than 3 rigs lined up, noone would be getting out, either. There is a very well maintained 2 mile trail along the creek and there is an unmarked path behind site 34 which leads down to the falls at the campground entrance. This path actually allows you to walk behind the falls, which is kind of neat. If you just want to see the falls from the top, you can follow the path adjacent to the campground entrance, across the footbridge to where the statue of Noccalula is located. We needed one board for levelling. Great value at $20 for full hookups and even better with our 10% Good Sams discount.

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What a great setting! The campground is in rolling, forested hills, but the individual sites are still fairly level. Most sites are back-in. Of the pull through's, several have sharp curves, which would be tight for long rigs with a toad. There is good distance between sites. A picturesque stream with mini-falls flows through the campground, with trails and an adjacent golf course. There is one dump location with two drains, but they are located on a section of road with a significant downslope - despite two days of showers, nothing would drain out of our forward tank due to the slope. Very quiet at night. Good access either from the south (Royston) or from the north on the 327. If you go through Royston with a big rig, use the 17 bypass to get to the 29/8; the non-bypass intersection in the center of town is a sharp turn.

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Very clean and well kept campground. Sites are either gravel or concrete pads. Rate shown reflects Passport America, which is good Sunday through Friday. Easy paved access to interstate for our 39' fifth wheel. Very quiet at night - no road noise. T-mobile does not work within park, but my wife could get 1 bar on the access road. Sprint aircard workd fine. Very friendly owner. I had a Fedex delivery here which they even brought around and hand delivered to our door! We would stay here again.

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Very pretty location at the foot of the Smoky Mountains. The campground is well named, as it is an island, with the river running on both sides. Most sites back directly onto the river. The campground is easy to access through Gatlinburg with our 39' fifth wheel but is far enough from the main roads to be very quiet at night - all you hear is the river flowing past the campsite. However, all the water also means mosquitoes, so don't forget the bug spray if you want to sit outside. If you have a taller rig, you may wish to avoid driving on the 321 east of this campground where it joins the I40. We drove this route with truck only first and decided there were too many low branches and wires for 13'6". 12' or less may be fine. West of the campground to Gatlinburg is no problem.

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Agree with previous comment that the campground is a bit rough around the edges. The campground appears to have been built by running gravel roads over rolling terrain without any other excavation, so the sites are not very level. Most require boards and significant extension of jacks or landing gear. Passport America makes this a great bargain. Owners are very friendly. No problems for our 39' unit. Small pond with a fountain on site. No on-site laundry. Keep your fan running overnight unless you want to be awakened by a rooster at 4:17 am.

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Beautiful park at the bottom of a valley. Nice hiking trails right from the campground. There is a small waterfall on the edge of the campground. Roads and sites are paved, but we needed 2 boards to level. Watch for some sharp curves and steep shoulder drop-offs. OK with our 39' trailer, but I was glad to have a spotter to avoid dropping a wheel off the pavement edges. Very quiet at night. Excellent value. T-Mobile was spotty and Sprint air card patchy and slow.

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Very pretty park, with a stream and pond flowing though it. Walking trails on site. No problem for our 39' rig. Hookups are at the rear of each site. Parking on the grass is allowed and required for longer rigs like ours. Needed 1 board for leveling.

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The good: Nicely treed, good distance between paved sites (70' on average), hiking and biking trails, easy access from the interstate. Canoe and paddle boat rentals available, outdoor children's jungle-gym. The bad: We had to swerve along the access road to avoid low branches (we are 13' 6" tall) and even then, some were unavoidable, but small. The paved portion of each site is quite narrow with broken edges, which is not a problem except that some sites have trees growing immediately adjacent to the pavement, which would cause a problem for slideouts. Other sites are so uneven that it would be impossible to level the trailer. However, most sites are OK and we had our pick, as only 3 other sites in the 50 amp (B) loop of 40-50 sites were taken on Sept 5. Recommend that longer units (we are 39' fifth wheel) do not enter the parking lot when coming in to the campground entrance, as it would be difficult to negotiate the curve without riding up on the curb. Instead, just bear left on the main road and then park on the road beside the office. The bathroom floors were clean, but the walls of the bathroom and showers looked like they had not been cleaned any time this year. There are no dryers or paper towels. There were only four showers (2M, 2F) per 50-odd sites in the loop. Not a problem for us, with 90% vacancy, but if the campground was full, it would be insufficient. Similarly, there appeared to be only one dump for the entire campground (188 sites). As there are no sewer hookups, the lack of showers and dump would have been a big problem if the campground had been close to full. One very unusual thing: The office staff required that we have vaccination papers for our dog before they would allow us to check in. We had selected a site per their instructions and cycled back for the check in process before they informed us of this. They required that we cycle back to the site and return with the papers before they would check us in. In summary: the trees, site spacing and trails would bring us back here again, but only if the campground was close to empty.

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This is a great campsite. Sites average approximately 60 feet apart in a heavily wooded area, which provides reasonable privacy. Sites are paved, though surprisingly, most are not very level. We stayed in site #4 with our fifth wheel and received 17 local channels. The campground already had long hoses provided, which ran all the way to the front of our site, so we didn't even need to use our own hose. Lots of hiking trails leaving right from the campground: we spent two days hiking in the immediate area. The first morning, a black bear sauntered down the road past our site. We also visited New York city from here. Lakeland Bus service runs from Dover. 30 minutes to the bus station and 1:20 to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York. Parking is free in Dover and the bus fare is $22 round trip. Another day, we drove to the Harrison Path station in Newark and then took the subway to the World Trade Center stop. 1:00 to the parking lot (add 20 minutes for rush hour) and 20 minutes on the subway. $7 for parking in the open lot. IIRC, it was $4 for a round trip subway fare. Would have rated the campground a "10", but for the uneven sites and the lack of sewer. But for the money, it's a great deal and we'd definitely stay here again!

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Nice, quiet campground. Mostly seasonal residents with mostly nicely maintained sites. This campground had a friendly, open feel to it - not sure exactly why. We were quite comfortable here. Easy access for our 39' fifth wheel, but watch for possibly low branches on the main road getting to the campground (we were close to several, but we are 13'6" tall).

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Very nice, well maintained campground, convenient to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Easy access for our 39' fifth wheel. Lots of grass and green space, but a bit pricey. Ours was one of their cheaper sites, nearer the road.

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One of the nicer campgrounds we have stayed in. Lots of trees, grass and foliage. Easy access for our 39' fifth wheel. The stream and roads/trails through the forest behind the RV sites was especially nice. Our rate reflects full hookups including cable.

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This is a nice campground, but a bit pricey. $50 includes a $5 surcharge for internet, which was intermittant during our stay. Friendly, English speaking staff. You will want to get a gate cardkey in exchange for a $20 refundable deposit as the key is needed to get vehicles in 24 hrs per day. Lots of full timers here, who keep their sites spotless. Paved access roads and green space between manicured gravelled sites. Easy access for our 39' fifth wheel and convenientto the highway. Watch for the small blue provincial campground sign as you drive down the service road looking for the campground - their own sign is not very prominent.

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Nice, clean campground with spacious lots and good, paved access roads. Price is high ($48 includes an $11 per reservation fee divided by two days) considering the park has no 50 amp service, no sewer hookups and no water hookups. There is a fresh water station and dump near the entrance to the camping area, but with only two lanes past a single station to be shared by over 200 campsites, lineups can be expected. Nice walking trails, a beach and ranger programs help offset the lack of amenities. We used the restrooms and showers to avoid lining up for the dump station when we left. The staff did an admirable job of keeping things clean, considering the rains they had on the day of our arrival. No problems maneuvering around with our 39' fifth wheel.