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Our site (#55) is one of the few sites that you can specifically reserve and that has full water, electric, and sewer. The blacktop pad was pretty level and long enough to easily fit our 31' RV. The Powhatan Recreation area is in the Pisgah National Forest at roughly 2,100 feet and has tons of shade trees. Due to the elevation, even in June the mornings are cool (in the 60s), but it warmed up into the 80s by the afternoon. There are several bathhouses, and the one behind our site had private bathrooms (toilet, sink, and lockable door) and separate showers (private with lockable doors). Other than some spiders hanging round the ceiling rafters the bathhouse was clean (but in the forest you expect some critters). Campground hosts were friendly and eager to answer any questions. Although it's called "Lake Powhatan" it's really more of a large pond or swimming hole. The beach is sand and is a decent size. Plenty of hiking and biking trails within the Recreation Area. Although Lake Powhatan allows pets the rules state that pets cannot be left unattended in the RV. Overall, Lake Powhatan is fantastic and is exactly the type of campground I love to stay at. The value is outstanding.

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This is an expensive place to stay. We specifically camped here to use the water park. Entry to the water park is an additional cost above the camping fee. Outside of the water park there a few amenities and there is not a campground pool. There is a small playground, laundry, dog park, but not much else. While Nashville Shores is roughly a 13 mile drive to downtown Nashville, if you aren't coming here for the water park but as a home base to explore Nashville you may prefer to stay elsewhere for a cheaper cost. Out site (#13) was across the street from the lake providing us fairly nice views when lakeside RVs weren't blocking our view. You cannot access the lake from the campground due to a fence. Behind our site were nice mature trees that provided wonderful afternoon shade. The pad was level concrete. Bathhouse was mostly clean. In the bathhouse there were three bathrooms in the men's and three in the women's each with its own toilet, sink, shower, and lockable door providing privacy. Due to the cost, I would only stay here again if our main purpose was to use the water park. Water park is medium size, but our three kids, all under 11, had a fantastic time.

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Stayed here for just one night in a newly constructed pull-through site designed specifically for overnight stays. These overnight sites need much improvement. The gravel sites aren't too level, and there is zero tree coverage (many other sites have nice tree coverage, however). For some reason the flies were absolutely horrible, chasing us inside. When we stayed the pool was open, but the water park had not opened yet.

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Most sites are packed sand, but fairly level. However, a few sites are being paved. Vegetation surrounds each campsite, providing for some nice privacy. While sites do have electric and water there is no sewer service at the sites. There is, however, one dump station in the park. A footpath connects the RV park to Blue Spring where the water is always a refreshing 73 degrees. Overall, this is a fantastic park and we'll certainly be back.

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The location of this park on Lake Martin is great, but park amenities are in extreme disrepair. Our site was water/electric only right on the lake with its own dock and good tree coverage. But the site was so unlevel that even with leveling jacks it took over an hour to level it. The entire campground is ant infested so bring at least 2-3 cans of ant killer because they will get in and on your RV. The bathrooms are full of spiderwebs, ants, and black mold. Only one of the two showers in the men's and women's bathrooms worked and the sink in the women's bathroom actually fell out of the wall. When I tried to use the dumping station, it was full of ants and over flowing with sewage. For the kids there is a small beach and a new playground. Boats are also available for rent.

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This park has gravel pads, but they are nice and level. There are trees here, but they aren't big enough yet to provide much for shade. The pool area was very nice and made to look like a tropical oasis. There is a covered seating area around the pool as well. The bathrooms/showers were very clean and private; however, there are only 4 of them. A park of this size really needs more. You will get traffic noise from the adjacent highway, but it is easy on/off if you're just traveling through. We would stay again.

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This park has rapidly deteriorated over the last few years. Long-term campers have full sized refrigerators and even living room furniture outside making the entire place look trashy. The pit toilets weren't clean, were practically overflowing, and the stench was terrible. The beach has eroded and is becoming overgrown with weeds. The RV sites have become more and more unlevel. The only dump station is in an awkward place in the park where bigger rigs can't fit. Shore power from the pedestal is weak and erratic. A surge blew out one of my outlets and the power was so weak I couldn't run my AC. When I brought these issues to the owner's attention he immediately became very defensive and told me not to come back. Management is terrible! We won't be back to this park!

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We stayed at the main RV park near the marina on base. The marina offers boat rentals. The small beach at the marina is not suited for swimming and a camper next to us cut his foot on a shell requiring stitches. However, the emerald water of Panama City Beach is just a few minute drive from the RV park. The sites are way too close together leaving you practically on top of your neighbor. The RV sites do not have fire rings, but there are some community fire rings in the pavilion area. The bathrooms are nice and clean. Each bathroom has its own toilet, sink, and shower and offers privacy. The staff was very nice and they towed our dolly to the storage lot and assisted us in getting into our site.

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A beautiful campground that is meticulously maintained--best I have visited so far! The crushed gravel pads are pretty level and most sites are adjacent to a stream. The stream adds an element of beauty and a sense of serenity as you listen to the water rushing over the rocks. Our stone fire pit was placed nicely so we could sit around the fire while also watching the stream. Mature trees provided nice shade and the sites don't feel too close together. Owners work very hard to ensure your stay is fantastic. The high cost of our stay was due in part to "leaf peeping season" and the holiday weekend. The kids had a blast seeing the Halloween decorations and trick or treating in the campground. So if you visit on an October weekend be sure to bring candy to hand out. It's also close enough to visit the attractions in Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge, but far enough away to avoid the traffic and crowds associated with those cities.

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Rate I paid includes 15% military discount. Overall, a very good park. It's close enough to Chattanooga, TN to enjoy the sights, but yet far enough from the hustle and bustle for a quite stay. There is a jumping pillow that the kids really enjoyed and medium sized wooden playground set. There are hiking trails adjacent to and around the campground, but they are in need of some maintenance. Bathrooms and showers are nicely maintained. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

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This is a great RV Park! Large sites with a lot of mature trees. The sites are farther apart and separated by trees so you have more privacy than you normally get. It was nice and quiet. We stayed in a nice pull thru with full hook-ups and fire pit. Bathrooms/showers kept clean despite quite a bit of traffic. The pads are crushed gravel, but ours was fairly level. Great playground and lots of hiking trails. We also visited the Huntsville Space & Science Center, which is a 15-20 minute drive away. We would visit again!

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No other reason to stay here other than for a night or two to see the caverns. Not much to the RV park. Extremely small. Unlevel crushed stone pads and odd layout. We stayed in site #2, but sites 1, 2, and 3 are all in a row so if you had someone staying in any of the other sites you would be unable to pull thru. The playground badly needs updating. Mature trees were a plus, but no fire pits. Bathrooms/showers worked, but lots of spider webs in them. Cavern tour is nice, but the rest of the "attractions" are overpriced and need maintenance. This is an alcohol free park.

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This park is not without its good points: level concrete pads, mature trees, clean bathrooms/showers, and area attractions (National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola Lighthouse, & Fort Barrancas). However, their many rules take much of the fun out of camping. There are no fire rings at the RV sites, only in the tent camping areas. They have overly restrictive rules regarding fire and I couldn't even use Tiki Torches. There is a nice beach within walking distance (although you can't really see if from the RV park); however, they recently posted it as no swimming. Now to swim you have to drive to the beach a few miles away, which defeats the purpose of having a beach at the RV park. The sites are also much too close together and oddly placed. It also needs a playground for the kids.

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Park is very clean and inviting. It looks great from the moment you arrive and as you walk around the campground. The bathrooms and showers are very clean. There is a nice pool, but the playground is lacking (only a slide, teeter totters, and 3 swings). The pads are gravel, but our site was level enough that I didn't even deploy the leveling jacks. The sites are a bit too crowded for my liking and our pull through overnight site did not have its own fire pit (other sites have their own fire pits). This campground is very, very nice, but could be even better with additional offerings (e.g. bigger playground). Will definitely stay here again.

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This park is really a mixed bag. The good are great views of Lake Alice from numerous sites and a nice swimming beach. There are boat docks and the fishing in excellent. Many mature trees also provide great shade. The bad is that there are no sites with sewer and the dump station is in a awkward place in the middle of the permanent campers sites. The pads are also extremely un-level (so bring extra boards or leveling blocks). The toilets are strictly "outhouse" style, dumping directly into the holding tank (so, it stinks). However, overall I do like this park since it offers access to beautiful Lake Alice. I'll stay here in the future.