Date of Stay: October, 2015
This place is one of, if not the most beautiful campgrounds we have been too. Location if you are a nature lover can't be beat. So close to the park. Cades Cove is 20 minutes, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are about 35 minutes. Only negative thing I can say is the staff tries to keep it "too clean." We were there at peak fall colors this year, and they literally blew leaves with gas powered blowers every day we were there from about 9 until 5. It is rather annoying. I understand what they are trying to do by keeping the grounds clean, but its too much. Don't fight mother nature. Otherwise its perfect.
Date of Stay: October, 2015
This is the tale of two campgrounds. The park is one big loop. From the entrance of the park to half way around the loop is really nice, and clean. Sure all sites are close, but that is to be expected in this area. Its newer so all concrete is nice and relatively level. If the campground stopped there I would give it a 10. But once you round the corner and head towards the second half there are some permanent sites, that they claim they don't allow. The trailers have been blocked up using concrete blocks, a lot of flat tires, some with no tires at all, and just overall trashy looking sites. I think the staff knows this because both times we have been there it seems like they put the travelers up front in the nice part. The location can't be beat either. Easy in and out. We had a two month old in a stroller and found no issues with ingress/egress to the office or any other part of the park. Staff was very friendly and even gave my other son a couple keepsakes for free. We will return for sure.
Date of Stay: May, 2012
Not nearly enough shade for me. We like to camp in the woods, not a field with the occasional shade tree. This place is in a gorgeous location in the Big South Fork Recreation area, and really close to the Scenic Railway but seems outdated, and not well taken care of. Considering how far it is away from everything and what you get I would not stay here. If you don't like the woods consider this park. It would be very very quiet.
Date of Stay: March, 2012
This park is not bad, but not the greatest. The noise and smell from the rock quarry next door can get a little annoying depending on where you stay but isn't a deal breaker. Some of the sites offer some shade but others not so much. It was off season but everything was clean and there were pretty many people camping. We have been in the summer too and the pool is very nice, but you do have to drive over to it if you don't want to walk 3/4 mile. We would stay here again if in the area.
Date of Stay: May, 2011
This is one of are favorites. Huge big trees make for some very shady sites especially the loop from 94-111. Some sites can be tricky if you have slides, or awnings. Nice hiking trails, and a 50 acre lake. The lake is down right now due to a leak in the dam though. The bathrooms were dirty, but we use the facilities in our TT so I couldn't care less. The grass was a little long too. Looks like everyone is suffering from budget issues. Very nice park with strong electric but low water pressure. Dump station was under repair while we were there. Wifi is now available for a fee. Will return.