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This is a difficult Campground to review. Most of what you read here mirrors our experience: gravel roads and sites, crowned "levelish" sites, alternate RV parking pattern resulted in slides almost touching but larger awning-side yards, local contract workers in Rvs and cabins were all nice and quiet, etc. If you are looking for a "resort" experience this isn't it. Some aspects of this campground are a bit rough. Still, the location was perfect for our needs, the owners, an older gentleman (who my wife thought was too cute and could talk your ear off in the most entertaining way) and his son were helpful and always around. We would not hesitate to stay here again.

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This is an interesting park to review. The park is clean, neat, obviously well cared for and the staff was friendly. Our area was for short timers like us. The "upper" section was for longer stay people, we were told mainly construction folks working in the area. This area was also neat and orderly. Other quests were very friendly and we had many pleasant exchanges during our short stay. The only down side was the park bordered a trailer shop so the sound of air tools could be heard from our site and the side of the garage was 30 yards from the front of our trailer. Still, we had a very pleasant two night stay and would stay there again if passing through.

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Owners were very nice, welcoming and friendly. Our site had a nice "front yard", one of the larger in the park. We only needed minor leveling to get everything perfect. Proximity to Mammoth Cave Park was terrific: two turns and 4 miles to the visitor center.

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Campground is part of a 600 acre county park complex. The county park is fantastic. Plan time to explore and enjoy. The people at the campground were wonderful. Sites are nice and spaced with an off-set that makes them seem more spacious than they really are. Access roads are easy to navigate. There was plenty of room to back in. Hard packed sand site does track into camper.

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Terrific staff and a very nice park. Access roads were easy to negotiate and signage was good. Site was level and comfortably sized. Nice walking areas, dog park and pool.

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Overall the park was clean and neat. Everyone was friendly and helpful. There was a concierge in the office who made it very easy to arrange excursions. The shuttle, $10.00 round trip, made getting into Nashville very easy. The Grand Old Opry and a large mall were just down the road. There was a Camping World right next door. We stayed in a "deluxe" site with cement pad, patio, patio furniture and fire pit. The site was plenty long enough for us. As a matter of fact the deluxe sites were long enough for the many Newels and toads that were coming in for a rally. Sites were not spacious width wise, but they were fine or our purposes. Our trip was mostly about seeing the sites during the day but it was very pleasant to sit out at night and in the morning. I struggled with 4 or 5 star rating for the site and value, but the width and price made it a 4 not 5. If you are traveling with kids they did have open areas for kids to play. We would stay there again. There was a lot of work going on during our stay. They were in the process of putting in a beautiful new pool area.

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We used the park as our home base for our family activities off -site so we did not utilize the most of the parks amenities. Site was large and nice. Staff was very friendly. On site "restaurant" was good but not open every day. We plan on going back when we can spend sometime relaxing at the park. Pool slide looked great but we did not have time to use it and as others have said it is ala cart. The knocks: my site was very difficult to get into due to trees at entrance to site and a huge rock where my truck needed to swing. With the help of a seasonal RVer and wife I used a semi-perpendicular road for my approach. I was backing blind so their help was greatly appreciated. This one is stupid but the speed bumps are crazy large! Don't bring your Ferrari or even your Vette...you will hit bottom. :-) Overall 8.5 rating.

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This a a campground on the up-swing. Pictures from 5 years ago show a lot of improvements. Trees are newer so they do not offer much shade for the transient sites. Sites are good sized and level. The orientation of the mostly seasonal sites mean you will not have much privacy from the camper to your side and you will probably have a view of the back of the camper in front of you. The store/office is only open a few days a week. That caused some confusion when I arrived and no one was there to greet me. The on-site manager was looking out for us but another camper told us where her site was before she saw us. This is not a destination campground in my estimation but we will go back the next time we are visiting Jim Thorpe.

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Despite the large number of seasonal campers, this entire campground needs some love in my opinion. As other reviews say, the roads are rough, the bathrooms and restrooms need a make over and sites are just out in the open, for weekenders, from what I saw. At least my site was level. The campground was noisy most nights but one night very loud music was going until after 2 AM. I and the person in the next site complained and while management "apologized" for the noise, the loud campers seemed to know exactly who complained and were obnoxious about it. Besides the noise I saw an unusual amount inconsiderate behavior like cleaning fish on the picnic tables that belong to other sites. To me that and the general condition tell me that management does not run a very tight ship. When we go back to the area, we will look for a different campground.

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This is what I call a destination campground. You could go there and never leave. The amenities are probably too numerous to list but a few include indoor and outdoor pools, movies, live shows, bingo, trolley, cafe and more. We stay the upper level where there are mostly level pull-through sites. This place is expensive but we love the park and the area so much, we usually start our camping season with a week-long visit to this campground.