We stayed in site 6. Most of the sites are not level, and the pictures you see where the road is paved is partially true, but more than half of the campground is gravel, and all of the sites are gravel. Most of the campground is on a hillside, so when it rains, be prepared for water running down hill. They do have a fair bit of trees, and it really feels like a campground. No seasonal trailers here, just a few newer campers that the campground rents out. They have good cable (68 channels), AT&T wireless is almost nonexistent, and Verizon has 4G LTE with 1-2 bars. The best sites are the electric / water / no sewer sites: so if you have a tote, bring it and dump your water as needed at the dump stations. It is worth it to hear the running water all night outside your camper. Most of the full hookup sites are not near the water. Could not connect to the WiFi, and the front desk staff is of no help. They have no tech support (1-800 #) to help with the WiFi. You either get it or you don't. I never could connect. The waterslide, and bounce houses are closed on Wednesday and open at noon every other day. Pool is pretty big, but the pool deck gets dirty quick with all of the gravel and mud being brought in from peopleâ€™s shoes. I guess I had higher expectations for the campground, than what I actually got. Probably would not return as this campground is a good 20-30 minute drive to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Would probably find a closer campground and skip the waterslide and bounce houses, as we hardly spent any time at the campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We camped here in a 40 foot Toy Hauler. Getting through the campground was challenging. The roads are rather narrow. Our site was a back in site in the back which was great and creek side. The pull through sites are in the front and there is a fair amount of road noise since it is off a rather main road. There is Wireless internet (if it works) only at the arcade in the front. We stayed a week and it only worked about 2 days. The water side is a lot of fun. The staff was friendly. Would probably stay here again. Since there is a lot of tent campers, the showers get dirty rather quick. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground does not observe quiet time. Someone also thought they were the parks personal DJ: with their music so loud the whole campground could hear it from sun up until sundown. I think it must have been corrected the next day, because it was not quite as loud. We will give this campground another chance, but if it is still like this again, we will not be back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Wow! What a great park to bring your kids and have a GREAT time. From the time we checked in till leaving every part of our stay was perfect. The manager was amazing and came by the campsite after we got set-up just checking to see if we needed anything. Kids loved the water slide (ADULTS TOO) and fishing in pond was a blast. We didn't use any of bathrooms so can't comment about them. This was our first time at this park and will be returning SOON. Rate reflects holiday weekend rate. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Beautiful site. Would have rated it a 10 except we were early in the season and ground was soft and the site was new so utilities didn't work right to begin with. Stayed 3 weeks and all was working by time we pulled out. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Campground is older but it was clean, especially bathrooms. Our tent site was level and staff came by to ensure we had gotten set up okay. Fishing Pond looked in bad shape but Jack Tales were greatly enjoyed by the kids. Site has bike rentals and a paint your own pottery station in the store. The store had a good selection of products and the pool was sparkling clean. The waterslide was a huge draw even though it is a bit older. We camped here in a Tent.
This was our second visit to Adventure Bound. We camped here with two other families. Our kids enjoyed the water slide and pool. We loved our site on the stream with a deck. A great campground for families with kids. The sites are a little tight. The power was good and Donna in the office was a dream to deal with. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Prior to our arrival at ABC (Crazy Horse)I contacted the management to see if they were addressing the condition of the restrooms and showers that had been given poor ratings in previous comments by other campers. I was assured that they were addressing the comments and that the staff tried very hard each day to keep the restrooms clean for all guests. I was even offered an upgrade to a full hook up site that turned out to be too small for my 36' trailer, so we stayed in a "stream side" W/E site for 7 days. Our stream turned out to be the feeder "creek" for the algae filled fishing pond that bore no catch-able trout. The staff is friendly enough, if you discount the tyrant who unhappily operates the $9/day water slide. If you weigh more than 100lbs, keep you @$$ off the water slide or your @$$ will be hanging off the side rubbing against the 150 grit concrete sand paper they lined the side of the slide with. (Worth the $9, per site, for the kids to tire themselves of endless energy. Now to the facilities... I'm sure that 15 years ago this was a nice campground. Whomever the owner is currently needs to reinvest on the infrastructure of the park. The restrooms/showers need a major overhaul and the water system needs a pump boost to get you any pressure at the faucet head. My water system barely had enough pressure to wash your hands, let alone a shower in your own trailer, unless you used your own water pump. No need for a pressure regulator here. Not to fault the management or staff, but there seemed to be at least one occupant of the campground every night who needed to defecate in a pasture instead of a toilet. This individual or individuals need to learn a little common courtesy for the other campers as well as those who have to clean up behind them. During our stay, I only found one toilet out of 6 (each day) that was usable before 9am (when the staff cleaned and removed the bovine fecal matter from the available receptacles). So, is the staff working on the restroom issue? Yes, but it only appears they do so once a day and nothing is being done to proactively make the park better for future campers. Unfortunately for the majority of the friendly staff, we will not return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Stayed here for two nights and was glad to get out after a two night stay. We camped in the back the site was level and clean. The issue was the bathroom in the rear. There was no hot water and it appeared its been like that for some time. They had nice printed signs stating the hot water did not work to go and use the restroom on the other end of the campground. Then the sun went down, there was out of control children every place, with no supervision. They were going around in packs and they turned on all of the vacant sites water. No water pressure in the park for two hours! Staff was clueless and not very friendly. Will not be back! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We camped here 8 years ago and now this park is in need of maintenance. Sewer line below us overflowed, bathhouse closest to us had hot water 1 day out of 5. Laundry facilities listed 3 but only 1 with 5 washer and dryers for entire campground use and dryers took forever. Sites are supposed to be for big rigs but we barely got our 34' fifth wheel in ours. If neighbor had been in a site, no way could we have gotten in. Sites very unlevel. We will not be back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We camped over the July 4th holiday and the campground was almost full. They do have a great deal of activities for the kids; fishing pond, playground, day camp just to name a few. The bathhouses were in need of SERIOUS attention! They were filthy, smelly and looked as if they had not been cleaned in months. I was in the bathroom while a staff woman was cleaning (I use that term loosely) and she was emptying the trash and refilling the toilet paper and paper towels and cleaning the mirrors and sinks with Windex and that was it. I never saw the toilets or floors being cleaned. The showers were full of hair and and soap remains. To top it all off this very large campground has 3 bathhouses but each of these only has 3 toilets and 3-5 showers. While we were there only 2 toilets were working and 2 showers were shut down and they lost hot water for one day. If you choose to stay here do what I did, take your own bleach cleaner every time you visit the bathhouse! Both the men and women restrooms smelled foul and and were disgusting! Also, if you choose to use the bathhouse located at the pool use extreme caution as the tile floors are very slick. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This was a great park. We had a spacious site with a small stream behind us that the kids and dog really seemed to enjoy playing in. The bathrooms were convenient, but not quite as clean as I would like them. The staff, with one exception, were incredibly friendly and I feel that they went out of their way for us. They met us when we arrived (after hours) and helped back us in, delivered wood right to the campsite, were constantly making rounds to pick up garbage from the sites throughout the day and couldn't have been more helpful when my van broke down. My only complaints are the cleanliness of the bathrooms (they could also use an update) and I feel that they could have done a better job of getting information out to us (kids activities, how to get Wi-Fi, daily events, etc.). We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great location for exploring the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. It is 15 minutes east of Gatlinburg, so it is close enough to explore the town and the Sugarlands visitor center, but you really feel that you are out in the woods. We were in a large wooded site near the creek, which felt more like a park campground than the typical RV parking lot. The staff was very friendly. There is a convenience store and laundry on site and there is a large grocery store on the way to Gatlinburg. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Super kid friendly campground. Lots of fun for the young ones such as a 500' long slide, nice size pool, great game room, lake, pedal cars, etc. Friendly staff. Paved and gravel roads. Gravel sites. We got free access to the slide since they were running a special deal for the weekend (otherwise $9 per person) Nice camp store sorted with everything. Clean bathrooms, nice dish washing room, and W-iFi available. About 15-20 minutes from downtown Gatlinburg. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was our second visit to Adventure Bound. We camped here with two other families. Our kids enjoyed the waterslide and pool. We loved our site on the stream with a deck. A great campground for families. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 8 / 10 ]
We camped here during the week and the place was empty. The pool was great and the waterslide may not look like much, but it is fast and fun. They just don't advertise on their webpage that there is a daily charge for it. We paid an extra $5 per night for a stream-side site, but it isn't worth it. The only bad thing is that the campground is a little far from town. It is only 12 miles from downtown Gatlinburg, but the drive seems long after a day of sightseeing. I wouldn't mind camping here again, but I might look at something a little closer to town. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great experience, we were helped from the start and set up, including removing some limbs because our camper is so tall. We opted for the stream side and boy was it nice, slept great. The campground is about 25 miles from Dollywood, but it was good because there was less traffic than the closer parks. Kids loved the water slide, so did wife. The campground gives you the feeling of being in the woods, not in a parking lot, crammed in together trying to get as many spots as possible from an acre of land. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We camped streamside. The very large pool was never crowded even in the evening and always sparkling clean. The water slide was a huge event: it was operational, well maintained and staffed, and safety was important. Great for tweens and teens. The grounds were well kept and well manicured. The store stocked better than most, and the blueberry ice cream is a must. The game room is ok: our kids did utilize it some but the games are mostly for mid to older teens. The staff was very helpful and trash was picked up street-side. Now for the negatives: A rare few of the sites have concrete pads, the rest mostly rock beds, so bring a tarp or mat. There is only one laundry with 6 washers and 5 working dryers: with 200 sites and dirty kids you can do the math on this disaster. The laundry is located at the check-in office, so if your staying stream-side, it's a pretty good hike to clean your fruit-of-the-looms. The centered bathrooms and showers were tolerable but did not meet the clean test by any means. Last for the negatives: I thought playing a PG movie with violence was tasteless for a campground with so many kids! The movie needed to have been a little more family and perhaps shown outdoors not in the game room. There was only one movie shown the entire week. The fishing pond is great to sit by: but bring some live bait if your planning to catch anything. All in all:' the family environment is above average, the number of kids here is great, check-in was easy, and for what you get, even paying a few extra bucks for the slide seems well worth the price. It was an all time hit for kids, and a true campground, not just an RV park out by a street. The travel distance to Gatlinburg is about 15 minutes: we went into town daily for breakfast and a few activities, then back to the camp for sliding and campfire fun. Note: the trolley does not come to the campground. Also check out the whitewater rafting: it's about a 25-minute drive and well worth the money. With all that said: a little updating attention to the laundry and center bath area and Adventure Bound would get an A+. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
We stayed here in a pop-up with 2 adults and 3 kids. This was our second stay. The kids absolutely love this campground! The pool and water slide are great fun. We stayed way in the back and it was not crowded at all. The sites are large and neat. I love the private shower rooms, even though they are rundown a bit. The camp store was very well stocked and prices were high, but then most camp stores are. We did not fish, but enjoyed the pond. The kids theater was a blast. The staff are among the best we've encountered at a campground. We will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We camped here for a week. We were promptly waited on and given our site number. We reserved a stream side site and a lot of the campground is stream so its nice to hear the rolling stream instead of the traffic noise. We did notice that if you're in the front of the campground you can hear traffic noise and sites 1-5 back up to a animal hospital. I think they may board dogs there too and could hear barking. So you might want to reconsider sites on the front left as you go into the campground. We were in the back and there was no Wi-Fi connection. We had to take our laptop up to the game room to connect. We also couldn't get cell service from the campground and had to drive a ways down the main road. We noticed the camp store wasn't stocked with some of the things you might need if you run out. They carry no bread so stock up or there is a Food City down the road or another small store. One more thing that we thought was absolutely ridiculous was the wood they sale for the camp fires. They paid 13 dollars and got like 10 pieces of wood. So we drove down the road and found a guy selling wood and bought tons of wood for our week there for 20 bucks. The pool was nice and clean but water a little chilly to me. The campground is a nice, clean one. They have the Jack Tales theater on weekends and its fun for the kids. They can be in the play. We would stay there again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We just returned from Adventure Bound in Gatlinburg and thought it was great. Our weekend didn't start out so great when we arrived Thursday night. The site we were on wasn't very big and directly across from us was a row of larger empty pull-throughs. When we mentioned this to the manager she readily offered to move us to a site of our choosing. We ended up staying put due to the fact we were already set-up and had no neighbors on either side. The entire atmosphere was relaxing and peaceful, other than being a little too close to highway 321. The bathhouses were very well kept and up-to-date. The slide was in great shape and our kids LOVED it (me too). The only place I saw that needed updating was the game room. It also would benefit from a couple of big fans pulling some air through the place. Other than that the capmground is in really good condition. With regard to the new management; while I had never visited here before, I spoke with a lady who told us she had been coming there since she was a child and that the folks who currently own had really cleaned/fixed/updated the place in the last couple of years. All in all we were pleased with the campground and the management. We fully intend to return with friends in the near future. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 10 / 10 ]
We spent four nights Memorial weekend 2009 at this campground. This campground was much nicer than I had expected. We had a family of 2 adults and 6 kids. Kid's even rated it a 10 and they wanted to stay longer. Lots of things to do between pool, Jack Tales Storytelling theater, water slide, fishing, and exploring the creeks. We originally reserved a regular stream-side lot but due to a last minute cancellation we got to upgrade to the stream-side with tent deck on lot 300. Tent deck was fabulous over looking running creek and it protected us from rain on our last two days. I would highly recommend this campground. We camped here in a Tent.
[ 10 / 10 ]
Even though it rained, we enjoyed the campground. The store was nice, but a lot of things seemed overpriced. We had a great time, park was pretty empty, not quite camping season yet. Lots of trees and most sites, from what I could tell, were shady. The only thing I took notice of that was negative, I'd like to have seen more stones on the RV lots. Our lot was pretty muddy w/ all of the rain and we commented on how if the lots had more stones it would have been better. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is lovely and under normal circumstances I would camp here again, but for the fact that we were walking our dog and overheard the manager screaming at staff and later on in the week she was being ugly to kids. She apparently doesn't need to be in the general public as a manager, she was rude, loud, and hateful to her staff and to the customers and it seems to me that the staff is the one's who help the manager keep things running, and the customers pay her salary so she needs to work elsewhere. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Great campground just as I remembered from 25 years ago. Staff are friendly. And the campground has much to offer kids. Well maintained but the prices in the store as well as golf cart rentals are very high. Will go back very soon. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Staff was very friendly and helpful, from booking the reservation on the phone, to checking in, to checking out. We had a lovely shaded spot by the stream. (Site 206) Full hook up with cable. Wireless is available but you need to be close to the office. We just brought our laptops to the porch and sat in the rocking chairs. no problems. I took a look at the showers but didn't use them, some friends said that only 2 out of 5 had running water. Lots of activity's for the kids. The pool and 500' water slide were great. (even fun for the adults) We will go back! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
What an excellent park. The bathrooms were very clean and cleaned at least twice per day. The staff was very helpful and friendly. They gave us several sites to choose from and directed us to some we may like better. The store was nicely stocked and staffed by some of the nicest ladies we've dealt with. Our site was level with plenty of gravel and nice shade trees. There was some kind of truck show being hosted there and we were invited to join in the festivities which included breakfast, lunch and a bon fire and beer later in the evening. This is not the first time we have stayed here, and it won't be the last. I understand there was a management change a year or so ago. These folks that are running it now are doing a great job. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground has really gone down hill over the years through change of ownership being now corporate. We had a family reunion using 3 cabins and 4 campsites. The campsites were not close to level. The fire pits were filthy but my main complaint was our children and their families staying in the 3 cabins. At $100+ per night they were best classified as the pits. Plumbing that didn't work, refrigerators that didn't operated properly. Cleaning between guest occupancy's was pathetic: 2 towels were furnished for a 4 person cabin. Same sheets all week long, this is not acceptable. The workers there have been decreased at least 70%. They know that the lake has not been stocked with trout in years and they continue to rip people off for $6.50 each to through the line in the water and catch nothing. I saw 4 trout caught in the lake in 5 days. It used to be that every time practically you casted a line you caught a trout. The campground was about 20% occupied all the time we were here. Which only means: price up, services down. Means they lose. We will never return here again after staying there on 4 or 5 other occasions. Sorry We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here from July 1st through 8th. The bathhouse we used was not the cleanest of places we have stayed but no where near the worst. Was not bad enough I had a problem with it, and I know it was cleaned very well at least once daily everyday we were there. People just made no effort to help keep it clean. We had the AC in our pop-up running non-stop, along with an extra refrig, fan outside, TV, dvd, etc., etc., and never had any problem with the power. The power did go off to the whole campground for a couple of hours one day, but it was off to the whole surrounding area as well so I didn't fault the campground for it. The water slide was just fast enough to be fun, but expect a scrape or two. The pool is nice and big especially for a campground, and was clean for most of our stay. Towards the end it seemed they got slack on vacuuming, cleaning (grass, etc.). Our site was right next to the stream and trout pond and during certain times had a lot of flying insects around which was annoying but if you have a bug zapper take it and you won't be bothered. I was very impressed with the quantity and size of fish caught from the trout pond and how anyone who wanted to fish could catch one. The campground store is stocked very well and reasonably priced on everything I saw except beer which was outrageous. To sum it up this is a very nice campground and great for kids and adults alike. My only reasons for not giving it a 10 (perfect) are that camping and all the extras are expensive and things like the pool, bathhouses, campsites could be better maintained from a maintenance standpoint and also the staff could have been friendlier. They weren't rude or un-friendly but didn't seem to really enjoy what they were doing either. They should also consider spraying for insects like other campgrounds do. Just for the money there is definite room for improvement. We all had a good overall experience and I would recommend it over others in the area. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
[ 3 / 10 ]
If you're looking for a campground with enough amenities to keep the children occupied, then this may be the place for you. If, however, you prefer a campground with clean restrooms and enough electricity to power a small pop-up trailer, then beware! The sites are mostly shady, there's a water slide and pool, as well as a trout pond and gameroom. The camp store was well-stocked, and the ice cream there was pretty good, too. Unfortunately, during our mandatory 4-night minimum stay, the bath houses were never cleaned (as evidenced by the excrement that remained on the toilet seats the entire time, the burned out light bulb in the bath house that was never replaced, the leaky shower that ran non-stop during our entire stay, and the wet, muddy floors surrounding the toilets). This is definitely a place where you want to keep water shoes on your feet while you shower! Also, we experienced a complete power outage one afternoon that lasted almost 2 hours, and we had surges of electricity the rest of the time. We did not have enough power to run the A/C in our pop-up, and our neighbors at the next site had the same problem. Unfortunately, while the neighbors were successful in receiving a partial refund, we were denied any, even though we wound up leaving early. (Please understand that I'm not one who usually demands air conditioning while camping, but we had a newborn with us and the temperatures were dangerously high for him.) With all this said, if you asked our other kids (ages 7,9,and 11), then they would have told you this place was great! Be forewarned though, the pool water was very cloudy, two of my three children were injured on the water slide, and the $6.50 "daily campground fishing license fee" does not guarantee that you'll catch any fish. By the time we paid $9.00/day/family for the water slide and $6.50/day/child for fishing, this was an expensive venture! Overall, for the price we were charged, I expected a whole lot more. I was really disappointed that the manager was not more understanding and refused to discuss the problems with us. It's unlikely that we would return. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Our site was quite large. We had a stream site and was next to the fishing pond. The campground overall was excellent for us. The pool and water slide were in great shape and handled all of the guest on the Labor Day weekend that we stayed. I did not use the rest rooms but my wife and children did, they explained that they were OK, but not the greatest. The showers were clean. Some of the sites in the back of the campground were smaller, but the ones in the front and stream side were a nice size. Great campground if you like to be out away from the hustle of the attractions. Overall, A very good experience. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
We stayed here over the Labor Day weekend in a popup and found the stream close to the site we had reserved was about 40 yards away from the site. Not a big deal, as we could still hear the water and it was a level site once we got the pup backed down the hill! Showers were clean and had hot water everyday, although we only went in the mornings. Bathrooms were semi-clean and got cleaned sometimes more than once a day. Many activities provided by the campground daily, mostly for kids. Overall, after driving by a few other campgrounds in the general area, we were extemely happy with our choice! We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
I am new to this site and reviewing places where we have camped. 2005 was the first year of camping for our family. We stayed at the Crazy Horse Campground in August 2005. We found a coupon at the visitor’s center that got us 3 nights for the price of 2! We wanted to be away from the hustle and bustle of Gatlinburg but close enough to drive in. Crazy Horse was 12 miles away. There were places to grocery shop within just a few miles. When we arrived we asked if we could look at the available sites and the kind staff members accommodated our request (they were great the entire stay!). We chose a site beside the stocked trout pond. It had a beautiful view but a lot of flying insects. We had free use of the waterslide but had to pay to fish and were limited to 2 fish. After I saw the trout coming out of the pond I understood why. The camp store was very nice and well stocked. The bathrooms were clean and there were individual shower rooms. The young man that held the Sunday Worship Service was awesome! Overall it was a great experience and we had some quality family time. We camped here in a Tent.
We camped here over Memorial Day weekend. This is definitely a family-type campground. Lots of kids running around (including my 3). The campground was crowded (it was a holiday weekend) and the pool seemed a little small for all the kids in it. I don't believe the pool is heated, because it was awfully cold. The water slide is very nice and my kids loved it (the line was never long: maybe a 1 minute wait at most). We were disappointed in the playground. It is very small and quickly became a mud pit with all the rain. Speaking of mud, it did rain quite a bit over the weekend and parts of the campground were muddy. Our site (159) could have used a little more gravel. Most of the sites have plenty of shade. They are rather small, but still bearable. The sewer connection for our site was quite a bit off and I wound up buying a 15' sewer hose at the campground store ($15). Sites 171 through 177 are very nice and have a concrete patio. Sites 227 through 222 are also nice. They seemed a little larger than all the other sites. We didn't have any problems with the staff. All were very helpful. We would camp here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 1 / 10 ]
Beware of Crazy Horse Campground. They stung me for over $200.00. I made reservations several months ahead and told them the size of my rig only to arrive and find out the site was too small. They do not give refunds. I repeat THEY DO NOT GIVE REFUNDS. I tried to negotiate with a very rude manager to no avail. I was eventually offered one of two available sites. One had wild chickens running
though the site and the other was our original site but I would have to park my truck in an overflow lot by the maint. shed. I'm still in the process of fighting to get even a portion of my money back. This is a corporate campground at it's worst. Smoky Bear campground is right down the street. They have large sites, very clean facilities and excellent service. Even better, the owners are on site. Oh, and they're a lot cheaper to boot! RIPOFF! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 1 / 10 ]
I recently took my family to Gatlinburg for the weekend and we stayed at the Crazyhorse. I made reservations for Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. We set up Thursday and spent the night. It rained hard that night and the first thing we all needed was a hot shower. There are three bathrooms on the campground. We didn't realize the first one didn't have any hot water until everyone was in the showers. We had to put our clothes back on and take all our shower stuff back out to the truck. (It's still pouring buckets and the wife and kids were sure letting me know how upset they were.) We journeyed to the back of the campground to bathroom number two which was closed. The final bathroom was up near the office. When we attempted to park by the bathroom we were told we could not park there. There was no parking around the bathroom for forty or so yards (Still raining buckets). This would be fine for me but not for the wife and kids who are trying to get ready to go to downtown Gatlinburg. When I went to complain about the bathrooms there was an older man in front of me complaining that the heated pool advertised on the internet wasn't really heated at all the day before. They lady's response was that the heat in the pool depended on how hot it was outside. (Guess it was solar powered!) I told the receptionist that I wanted to withdraw my reservation for the next two nights based on the lack of services at the campground. She told me it would be o.k. I packed up our tent in the downpour and gathered all our belongings. On the way out I went to settle up and get my receipt. The manager came to the window and told me she wasn't allowed to give refunds. I asked her who was and she told me that she was the highest authority I could speak to. I would understand her position if the campground was full but it was only about twenty-five percent full. I didn't need reservations after all. I was charged for the remaining two nights but refused to stay there. I'll never consider it as a possible location to camp again. The management and employees were very rude to me and made me wonder where all the southern hospitality had gone. You can still find it in Tennessee just not at the Crazyhorse. They're right it is Loco here. We camped here in a Tent.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Stayed several nights with 3 kids (ages 2, 3, 6). This is an A+ for the kids because they can play all day wading in the streams, going down the waterslide, swimming in the pool, and romping around (only kid complaint was old playground equipment and over-rated fishing pond). We'd highly recommend a stream site --anything from 207-212 (best 209) for rustic and 171-177 for concrete pads across from bathrooms. All beautiful tree-covered sites, but some can be muddy. Pretty level. Mostly gravel roads. Staff was very nice to us, despite some of the other reviews. Picked up trash in front of sites all day long and were always nice to the kids. Location is a bit far but away from hussle of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Minor negatives: a few ugly pipes across the streams, some rental cabins are not too pretty along the streams, some dangerously high banks on parts of streams, could use a little better up-keep overall. Still, we had a ball and would definitely stay here again, especially after seeing for ourselves that Twin Creeks and Outdoor Resorts were basically overrated parking lots. Even worse was Camping in the Smokeys, which was basically a football field next to the highway. We were very pleased to see that we picked the best one for our taste. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 2 / 10 ]
We had a horrible experience at this campground. We were assigned a site that could not accommodate our rig. We were told to park our truck in the overflow lot. When we asked for another site we were told the park was full. The Manager was very rude and when we checked out we asked for a refund for all but that first day and were rebuffed with "we don't give refunds". This is an example of a corporate campground that does not care. Stay away. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 10 / 10 ]
I was very impressed with this campground. We were in site 176 against the creek and the sites were quite large for a private campground. I needed a new sewer hose and bought a 20' one in the campstore for under $10. Less than it was at Wal-mart. Great staff and the water slide is great for all. Can't wait to go back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 5 / 10 ]
Our family has camped at Crazy Horse for several years each Memorial Day weekend. While my kids love it because of the pool, waterslide, and Jack Tails theater, our last trip was somewhat unpleasant. The main bathouse was out of order and we had to walk several hundred yards to the big rig section to shower. The poolside restroom was very dirty/muddy. Sites at Crazy Horse offer little privacy, are way too close to each other, and are in desperate need of new gravel to avoid a muddy mess after a rain shower. The campground is far from quiet, however I have camped here off-season and found it to be much more tranquil. The new ownership has upped nightly rates to $40+ in season and seems a bit much. On the bright side, Crazy Horse offers mostly shaded sites, a nice trout fishing pond, and is kid friendly. Avoid Crazy Horse on a holiday weekend and you'll probably fare much better. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Water Slide We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Great park, a lot out of the way if you like Pigeon Forge. If you like Gatlinburg, like we did than it's no
more out of the way than the Pigeon Forge campgrounds. Park is clean, quiet nice atmosphere. I liked the stream sites at the back of the park where we were. We also had a bear visit us, but it gave us no trouble. The kids loved the water slide as well. I would definitely go back if I would visit the area. We camped here in a camper.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Although, it's a little out of the way, Crazyhorse is worth a stay if your looking for a nice quiet atmosphere. The park is very laid back with friendly staff and plenty for the kids to do. The only concern was from a regular who said the campground had been sold and staff had been cut recently. However, my families first experience was positive. We camped here in a camper.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Great park, the staff is unbelieveable, very very helpful. The park is so kid friendly that my daughter wanted to live there. I would highly recommend this park for any stay in the Gatlinburg Pigeon Forge area. Only drawback is that they are kind of far out from everything. We did have a bear visit us one night, but that was our fault because we left food outside on the table overnight. We camped here in a camper.
Peaceful. Close enough to Gatlinburg but far enough away to avoid the hustle and bustle. We had a spacious site by the creek. The park is very well maintained. Owners are very helpful and friendly. Right on the trolley line so you don't need to use your car if you don't want to. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We really enjoyed our early spring stay at this park. We had a site that backed up to the small creek, which was very nice. A few days had a large amount of rain, but areas drained relatively quickly and did not become muddy. The park itself is on the trolley line, and only a short distance to Gatlinburg. Sites are level and fairly well spaced. This early in the season there were few campers, and what appeared to be a few seasonal sites grouped on the other side with RV storage. These grounds were also very well kept and neat. Owners were helpful when necessary, and unobtrusive the rest of the time. We will definitely stay here again when in this area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a lovely campground, small but easy to get in and out of, quiet but close to downtown Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge. Managers were extremely helpful in every way. We would definitely stay there again. I know there are limited 50 amp sites available, but more planned for 2013. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a great campground! Small with lots of shade. Everything works great, cable, water, electric, and Wi-Fi. The staff are great! Willing to help with all your questions. There is a pool but it was closed for the season. Free showers with lots of hot water. Very clean. The laundry had new machines and there was a place to fold clothes. We particularly liked the gravel, level, RV spots. Lots of distance between RV sites. The only bad things I can say are there was no dump site and the store was almost non-existent. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Really enjoyed staying here. Friendly staff, great location, strong Wi-Fi signal unlike many RV parks. Trolley stops right in front of the park, and there is a small grocery store right next door which was convenient. In addition, the bathrooms and showers were extremely clean and the pool is kept spotless. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
This was a beautiful location near Gatlinburg and the personnel were exceptionally helpful and friendly. Trolley stop for transportation to downtown Gatlinburg was located at the entrance to the campground and the trolley system was very well organized and easy to use. Great restaurants within walking distance. We will definitely return when in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
An older campground but a pleasant, roomy one. Shops and restaurants are within a short drive or trolley ride. The campground is directly on a trolley line. The staff was pleasant and helpful. Will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent campground very well kept. This is the only place we camp in Gatlinburg. We come here at least 2 times a year. Not to crowded either, very quiet. Trolley comes right by. Our dachshunds love the creek and I love the pool. This couple do a fine job! Wish it wouldn't close until after Thanksgiving. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice, clean, well maintained park. Right on the road, but little traffic after 10 PM. The host helped us park and the office offered outstanding welcome and local information. Large, grassy, mostly open sites in view of each other and the road, but that's OK. You're gone most of the day anyway in the Smokies. We'd stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice place close to attractions. We had good web access most of the time and good cable. Area offers some excellent hiking trails. We liked site #28 the best for overall space and location. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is very clean campground. The sites are a bit tight to get into but the hosts are very glad to direct you and get things just as you want them. They worked with us as we were here for an extended stay and had to move part way through. We were very happy with our stay and would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Relatively small cg but quiet, clean with level sites and friendly staff. Trolley stop at entrance will transport you to all major area attractions. Dollar store next door convenient for supplies. Would stay there again if in the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
CLEAN!! CLEAN!! CLEAN!! This was the cleanest park we've ever stayed at, including Disney! The manager was very friendly and the grounds crew were relentless in their cleaning and work. No playground for kids, and the pool was a little small. Sites were plenty deep for our 30' travel trailer and my 25' truck. Maybe just a bit narrow, but I've seen worse. The stream is nice, and fire rings are at every site. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Loved this park! Nice landscaping and plenty of room. Mostly back-in sites at the creek. Perfect location for Gatlinburg activities. City Trolley stops at the park entrance. Grocery store close by. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very nice, well kept and managed park. The managers and staff were friendly and helpful and they enforced the rules which we liked. It is located close to Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Forest. The sites are a bit close to the road, so noise could be an issue but it died down pretty good at night so it wasn't an issue for us. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were here March 25, 2010, and used our Passport America. We couldn't stay on the stream, dang!!! The bathrooms were closed til April 1 and I felt that we should have gotten a better rate. However, the Wi-Fi and cable TV were excellent. After staying at a primitive campground, Elkmont, we were ready for a little extra techy stuff. Nice owners, very helpful, and a very nice little campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
My wife and I have been camping here for many years. We always get a creekside site and love it. We spend 2 weeks in October and bring our grandchildren for a week in the summer. The park is always clean and the bathroom/showers are spotless. The park managers will do all they can to accommodate you. The park is very accessible to all the many sights and recreation possibilities in the area. The park is adjacent to the National Park, and it is not unusual to see bears across the creek. The creek sites are worth the few dollars more. We have had no bad experiences at this park and hope to be visiting there for many more years. The only thing more I would like to see would be more 50 amp sites. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was an excellent experience. We had a 50 amp, very large site closest to the road and noted not enough road noise to be a bother. The staff, the managers and the work-camper were waiting for us at arrival to help us check in and help us un-hook our car and back us into our huge level site. They even took our tow dolly to a storage area. The place is spotless throughout and the staff could not have been more cordial and helpful. The access to all of the area attractions was easy and the staff was very helpful in advising and directing us. The pizza delivered from Papa Johns was fabulous. We will always come back to this park and highly recommend it. We are Passport America members. We camped here in a Motorhome.
For our purpose of visiting the Gatlinburg area, this campground was perfect. It is located right on the highway, and we were out by the highway. However, noise from that was negligible. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We were helped from disengaging the tow vehicle to backing in the site. The staff stopped by to check if all was well after we were settled in. Some sites were close together, and some were like ours, very roomy. Seems the bigger rigs were given the roomy sites and the smaller rigs the smaller sites. Sounds right to me. I would definitely use this park when I return to Gatlinburg. One of the nice features are the shuttle cars which stop right outside the park and take you to both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge for 50 cents each per direction. Can't go wrong with this. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The management here was very helpful. It is a small RV park, which can be a bonus, especially if you don't have kids (kids are welcome, though). The sites were clean, and the park was spotless. The laundry room was very clean, and the washers/dryers were in excellent shape. The park is close to everything, yet out of the way enough so you don't get caught up in the hussle and bussle of the town. the Wi-Fi was excellent, the cable TV had plenty of channels to choose from. The creekside sites were wonderful. The downside: there is not a play area for children, and it is close to the road, but there really was little road noise in the back section of the park. We enjoyed our stay and I would recommend this campground to friends. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Among the best RV parks my wife and I have visited. The host was very nice and helpful: escorted to the site, helped me park, etc. The park was very clean, lots of shade, and well cared for. I liked the large level sites and well mowed lawn. The showers and rest rooms were very clean and nice. The laundry area was well equipped and also very clean. The water pressure was good as well as the shore power. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 6 / 10 ]
Camping in the Smokies Campground July 09. This campground sports many good qualities. The location is super for planning a visit to Gatlinburg. It is right on the trolley line (trolley stops at the mouth of the campground) and fairly close to town. One could walk it if you had to. The bathrooms, showers and laundry rooms were in good repair and very clean. The pool was kept up daily. The grounds were maintained and not one speck of trash could be found. The general area was level and there were ample gravel on each site. The campground has WIFI and a sampling of cable (8 channels) TV. On the down side, the sites were very close to one another. I had to watch my slide out to make sure it did not hit the camper next door. The campground did not have any playground equipment at all. The worst thing was the managers were extremely strict on every rule they have in place. I saw them almost tow a car for being parked there without one of their tags. They ran off some teens from the pool because they were not 18 years old. Those teens needed a parent with them in order to swim. There was a creek that ran beside the campground. Overall the price we paid was too high and the sites were too close for us to return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were there for four nights, and found it to be a wonderful compromise between the hustle and bustle of Gatlinburg and the peace of the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. It is conveniently located, yet relatively quiet (except for a little highway noise if you aren't parked next to the brook). The restrooms and showers are immaculate. The pool is clean and inviting. And the managers, Bob and Bonnie, couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. WiFi is coming in mid-June. The park is conveniently located for food shopping, gas, hardware, etc. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground has serious management problems. The manager will cuss out a camper without trying to find out the real problem. He screams at them at the top of his lungs with cuss words. He and his wife are not manager material for working with the public. They pick and choose who gets discounts and who don't. If you are friends or campers the managers like they will give them discounts such as not charging for extra people. Some will get Good Sam discounts when they were admittedly not members. A very nice family came with children. The children were told they could not ride their small 2 wheeled motor scooters. One week later other children were allowed too. They were very rude to some of the campers. The campground has some serious sewer problems. The managers were hateful to a camper who complained that he had raw sewage backing up onto the ground beside his camper. This camper tolerated that for at least 3 days. When he complained they just got hateful with him. The managers do not care about the campers. When we left the campground the mens bathroom had mildew 3" high on the shower curtain. The bathrooms were disgusting. There is nothing for the children to do. No playground or volleyball,etc. We would not recommend this campground to anyone. We know all this because we worked there for 5 months. We are not saying all this because of our problems with the managers but because we do not feel this is a good campground to be in. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stopped by this campground thinking it might be a possibility for our group to camp. This was very off-season (one camper in campground.) We did not drive by a gate or a sign asking us to check in. We drove slowly through campground, stopping to look more closely at site and my husband checked for 50 amp. The manager roared up to us in his SUV. We said hello and told him why we were there. He said quite rudely "this is private property and you have to leave!" We expected him to say "would you like a brochure?!" Driving off, we saw (presumably) his wife. We stupidly tried again saying we were looking at campground but are leaving because of rudeness. She waved her hand toward ground in dismissal and said "good enough for you!" Strange, hostile people. I'm glad we saw the attitude here before arriving with a group of campers! PS: Technically we did not stay at this campground, so particulars above are left at default. Nightly rate is required so guessed. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice enough. Staff worked well with us picking out a site. Camp sewer system not working well. Water was leaking like a fountain out of the sewer drain the day we left. Was not able to dump black water. Site flat. Easy to take back roads to Pigeon Forge for shopping and Dollywood and miss the traffic. Gatlingburg trolley system was unpredictable as usual. Rest rooms clean. Could hear traffic all night. Will probably stay there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground was very well maintained and an overall great place to camp. The owners are very nice and helpful and allowed us to change sites since our water hook up was on the other side of our trailer. I would recommend this campground to anyone considering staying in Gatlinburg. It was very affordable compared to others and well worth the money. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
I disagree with some of the below posts regarding a low rating for this campground. We camped here in May 2006 over Memorial weekend as a family unit occupying 2 different sites. The management was friendly, but yes they enforce rules. We had a pet and they were friendly to my pet when we were out on walks. We have a child, although the campground does not have a playground on site, there was plenty of areas where we could play and this did not pose any problems either. The lack of a playground is the only reason that I do not rate this campground a 10. When I am camping, I personally do not like to camp at a place where they let everyone drive through just to look and I feel that the management has the responsibility to their other campers to question any such activities. The showers and bathhouses were very clean, sites were level and quite large for campgrounds in this area, they were shaded and kept clean. The trolley goes by at scheduled intervals, it sometimes is a little late, but this is not the campgrounds fault. I personally find the trolley to be quite convenient as we do not have to worry about parking a large pickup in Gatlinburg. I would definitely stay at this campground again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This year we spent our Memorial Day weekend at Camping in the Smokies near Gatlinburg, TN. We have been camping for 29 years and have never had an experience quite as bad as this one. The campground is located along a very busy and noisy two-lane (soon to be four-lane) highway. The insects (especially the gnats and mesquitoes) were plentiful. The campsites were small and very close (no privacy), most had maybe 10 feet of grass between the graveled sites. Other amenities, such as the pool, bathhouse, laundry area were outdated and small. The picture which appears on the website is very deceiving!! But most disturbing was the manager of the park, he was very rude and unfriendly - what happened to "southern hospitality"?! Needless to say, I would not recommend this campground to a family of groundhogs much less fellow campers. I should have known something was wrong when the campground was not sold out on Friday of a holiday weekend!!! We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
[ 10 / 10 ]
We stayed here 10 nights and were completely satisfied in every way. This is a quiet, family oriented campground without alot of frills which add to the cost. It is on the Gatlinburg trolley route which offers many attractions in addition to being the gateway to the Smokey Mountain National Park. The campground was very clean and the staff was always friendly and helpful. The murmer of the nearby stream lulled us to sleep each night. We didn't want to leave! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
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. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Spotless. Restrooms dated and you must pay for shower, but otherwise clean. The owner runs a "tight ship" which means don't get your "panties in a twist" when she covers the rules and expects you to follow them. The longer you stay, the nicer she is. There is a really nice place to swim or float on the Little Pigeon, which surrounds the campground. She will help you get parked if you want. I would go back. It's a beautiful site! And you aren't packed in like cord wood. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We loved this park! It was beautifully landscaped and we had a great site right next to the pool and activity center. The seasonal owners made us feel very welcome :) The laundry room was very clean and had ample washers and dryers. The roads are all paved and were a bit hard to maneuver around a tight corner to our site and back in but we made it in after a couple of tries. The only issues we had were no phone signal or internet. I would definitely stay here again if I went to this area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed here for 3 days and was a very nice experience. Park is very well kept and staff is very friendly and helpful. Some "rental" sites are hard to back in, due to angle of road to site and up hill angle. Our site, #30, was right on the creek w/a nice terrace and fire pit, although it was a bit tight for our 35' 5'er w/triple slides, especially on the road side property line. Some older units, but all are in good shape. Many units for sale. Biggest disadvantage is the distance form town which is almost 9 miles, but otherwise an excellent place to stay to enjoy the scenery and just relax. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The Good: Park was clean and well kept. Most all sites are heavily shaded although our particular site had adequate shading but still open and large. Lot #157. Electric was good as was cable. Had approximate 100 channels. Pretty lake with center spray for effect and several creeks and branches. Every one in the park was friendly. Many permanent trailers and occupants. All were well kept. Had several rental spaces for motorhomes. However be advised that 40ft. is the limit and that's for a reason. Problems or some negatives: The campground/resort can present some maneuver problems especially with a 40ft motorhome. We had to pull and straighten a few times to get backed in. But all was OK afterward. The water pressure is low, about 25 lbs. As I said the cable is good but we have not been able to acquire satellite even though it appears we have a clear view. The sites that adjoin the Hwy. 321 are noisy as the road is well traveled. The pool was closed but appears to be a large multiple shaped pool. Nice tennis court. Has a mini golf area (Carpet golf) A small playground but clean and has nice play equipment. The restaurant was closed. Can't assess. All in all, a nice resort although very full. Kept in mind that most all campgrounds in this area are geared to smaller trailers and coaches. And the majority are limited to 40' for motorhomes. It is away from Gatlinburg to the tune of about 10+ miles. That's a negative, but we have our towed and motorcycle so not an issue. If you want to be real close to Gatlinburg, with trolley service and have a pretty nice campground then Twin Creeks would be my choice. One last suggestion. Make sure you drop your towed at the front and some of the turns are too acute with it attached. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The nicest campground I have ever stayed at. Yes they are mainly an owner occupied park, but everything was very well kept, not like some places you see where folks have permanent spots. We backed up to a beautiful peaceful stream, paved roads and far enough away from the hustle and bustle of Gatlinburg to relax. The workers showed me a back route into Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge to avoid all the weekend traffic. I have already booked another trip for this summer. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Used a friend's site so paid considerably less than the posted rate. Mostly park models and travel trailers with a few motorhomes. Trash picked up promptly regardless of time of day it was set out. Park has a generally clean well kept, but crowded appearance. Some sites could be a real challenge to get into or out of. Utilities were good except the water pressure was extremely low. Heavy enough foliage that you can forget satellite TV. Cell phone did not work from inside the park. Park is about 8 miles from Gatlinburg. Sites on the roadside can get some traffic noise. A nice park for a family that wants to get away to a rural type setting with most of the amenities. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have a peaceful site right on the lake, but many bees. We did not realize the Resort was so far from the town of Gatlinburg, but that was our mistake for not researching. Staff was helpful. Very quiet place when we visited in May. Almost all sites are taken by park models...many older, but most sites are well kept. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent campground. Had the most fun and relaxing time. Met so many nice people. The campground is immaculate with many permanent sites around the lake. It is beautiful. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Very nice landscaping and facilities. Most of the spots are seasonal and all (with one exception) were very well maintained and attractive. With the stream and lake, there are many scenic spots and all the spots have very nice fire pits. We had a very nice spot on the lake (#372), and the lady that lived next door was a permanent resident and very nice. The roads are all paved which means no dust and good bike riding for the kids. Since we were there during the off-season, some things were closed during the week, but they let us keep the shuffleboard equipment so we could play during the week which was very nice. One very minor complaint is that one shower stall was out of order the whole time we were there, but there were 2 others that were very well kept and we never had to wait for a shower. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Beautiful setting! Great landscaping. Nice pools. One of the nicest campgrounds we have ever stayed at. Only problem was backing in, the person across the street had a big truck hanging out in the road and we had a hard time getting around it. Wish we lived closer would consider parking permanently. We could only stay one night but are hoping to return in the fall. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I really liked this campground, but my husband thought it seemed like a subdivision, because there are alot of permanent trailers. The grounds were impeccable and the amenities were resort-like. The sites were pretty close together, but alot of the trailers were unoccupied since they are permanent residences, so it was very quiet even on Memorial Day Weekend. I would return mainly because of the amenities and the family-oriented atmosphere. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Been camping for three years now and this by far, is the best campground we have ever been to. All sites are super clean and well landscaped, with large patios. Our site was stream front and very very quiet. Only complaint is that there are lots of long term campers and the sites where pretty close. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
We stayed here over New Years and had a great time. The site was right on the creek and the mountain views and scenery were breath taking. I would definitely recommend this to anyone. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here over Labor Day weekend. It is a very clean and accommodating campground. Most people there are permanents but they are very friendly. Staff was very helpful. The only downside for us was the 30 amp plug melted our cord and we had to fix right after setting up, but the maintenance man left his dinner to come and bring us the needed supplies and we were up and running within 30 minutes. We camped right beside the creek with a lovely stone balcony. The fishing was less than desired and the convenience store onsite did not stock bait. All in all we really enjoyed ourselves and would return again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice park, one of the originals. Some of the turns were tight with a big rig, but the lots were larger. Laundry area very well kept, snack shop great with hot food available. Only 10 miles from Gatlinburg. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were pleasantly surprised with this park. While the address is for Gatlinburg it actually is in Cosby. It has gated access for entrance. The park sits between the fork of two creeks that meet at the end of the park. There is also a man made lake in the middle of the campground. We were on site 346 on the lake. The lake has fountains in the middle. Many of the stream sites have stone patios built right up to the stream. It also has 3 bathhouses which were average. There is a dog walk. While it has 376 sites a good majority of them are what I would call permanent campers. Some of them look like a cross between a camper and a mobile home but they are attractive nonetheless. 28 of those are rentable. There is plenty of shade on most sites. Most sites also have really nice stone fire pits. They have an olympic size swimming pool, tennis courts with lights that are in great shape, volley ball, shuffleboard, basketball goals, ping pong, and a putt putt course that has seen better days. The good thing about all of this is they are all free if you go to the desk and ask for whatever you need to play. I was impressed with this. There is also a snack shop at the pool that is basically a restaurant with really good food and ice cream. It has the usual arcade games and pool. They They also have an adult only pool at a different location. The Greenbrier entrance to the Smokey Mountain National Park is 7 miles towards Gatlinburg. This is a nice not as well known entrance to the park that has some very good trails such as Ramsey Cascades. A drawback is they don't have grills on the sites so you have to bring your own. The sites are close but not to bad. The landscaping was beautiful as well. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
So happy to have found this lovely little campground. As far as I'm concerned the further I could get from tourist-centric Gatlinburg the better. My level, gravel back in site # 29 is wooded in back, preferable to me with my Class B cargo doors that open onto that view. Limited traffic noise and few TV channels, but excellent Wi-Fi. Spotless bathroom and quiet, serene atmosphere. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent park and very helpful and friendly staff. Concrete pad. Quite area except for small amount of traffic noise from hay 321. Pool and hot tube close due to October and falling leaves. Only draw back is that it is 10 miles East of Gatlinburg. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a nice smaller campground that is well kept and the owners take pride in keeping it that way. The sites are spacious with fire rings and picnic tables on each site, pretty landscaping throughout the campground as well. The pool was nice and clean. It's a little far from the main entrance to the Smoky Mountain entrance and Gatlinburg, about 14 miles. Not many grocery stores close by either, and it's on a pretty busy highway linking Newport to Gatlinburg but we enjoyed our stay (4 weeks) and would return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park is layed out in an irregular loop pattern on a slight hill. The interior road is paved and the sites are gravel or concrete pad with the electric and cable on a pedestal. The water is clean and great tasting. The cable is only 6-7 channels with poor reception, but we did not come to the smokies to watch TV. The electric is reliable and strong. The pool and hot tub are new, clean and inviting. Landscaping, which includes rock beds, flower beds and other decorations are meticulously maintained. When a facility looks and feels this good the customers tend to behave accordingly. This is a family friendly place and a destination campground with lots to do in the area. The owners live on site and should love to come back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is one of the nicest and cleanest campgrounds we have ever had the pleasure of camping in. The hoists were both very helpful in every regard. We spent 3 nights here, but would happily return for a week or more in the future. If you want to stay somewhere with entertainment galore nearby and one of the nation's nicest campgrounds look no further! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We loved this well kept, smaller campground. No trouble for our 42' coach on a nice wide cement pad. Hook ups located just right. Site nice and level and landscaped nicely. There are only a few large sites for big rigs. Owners take great pride and make a point to introduce themselves to see if all is OK. Gatlinburg is a wonderful clean city with unique shopping and close to Pigeon Forge, where we had a dinner show at one of the many places along the strip. A lot like Branson, MO. Would definitely stay up here in the mountains again. Owner provided alternate route for easier trip into campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice family park. Staff extremely helpful. Kids had a great time. Bathrooms clean, but no heat so it was very cold coming from the shower. Very tight turing. because of trees but it was beautiful. I would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great campground and great service. Wireless internet very, very slow and NO SPRINT cell service. Will be coming back next year for Thanksgiving. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 10 / 10 ]
Family friendly park. Owners go out of their way to be helpful, friendly, and will make the most of your vacation. Pet friendly. They also have cabins available. You won't regret this 5-Star campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I might not have the right to comment on this park because I only stayed one night. I had to depart early and was refunded. I didn't ask. Beautiful park with better yet great owner. Thanks again! Will be back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A super clean and very nicely landscaped RV park with nice amenities. Lots of beautiful flowers. Friendly owners who treated us more like guests than customers and utilities all worked well. Access to and in the park was easy for our larger RV if you listen to the park owners directions ref: getting to the park. Park faculties (paved roads, pool, etc) were all in very good condition. Super clean restrooms. Reasonably sized and nicely landscaped sites. Only downside: its a bit of a drive to most Smokey Mountain attractions and the most popular National Park areas, but we expected that in order to be away from the crowds and noise at the end of the day. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Immaculately maintained park, very helpful and friendly owners and staff. It's a bit of a drive to Gatlinburg, but this park's focus is the GSMNP, and they encourage you to take advantage of great hikes you can get on from the campground. Close to Greenbrier and Cosby (read far from the maddening crowds) areas of the park with trail heads and excellent trout fishing located there. Very nice concrete pull through pads, and plenty of maneuver room for the back in spots as well. Drove through a couple of the nearby campgrounds and didn't think they were nearly as nice and well maintained. I would give this one a 10 if they improved their laundry, it was all in good repair, and the facility was nice, but there were only 2 washers and dryers-think it would really be a problem come summer time. Highly recommend and will stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The Campground owners made sure our visit to the area was a happy and memorable one. The campground is exceptionally clean (even the bathhouse). They have a pool, hot tub, playground, and various activities for campers. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a good campground but quite aways from Gatliburg. Overall it's a good value for the money. I would have said it's a great campground but like all the other campgrounds that are along Highway 321 the road noise is terrible and all the locals need a new muffler We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We truly enjoyed our visit at Smoky Bear Campground. Owners are on site and work hard to make your stay pleasant. Pool, laundry, bathrooms, and grounds are all clean and centrally located. Sites are level. Had a great time! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had a great stay here. There are the most gracious hosts. Our family includes two little girls (aged 3 and 1 at the time) and they were most welcome. Bathrooms were cleaned. We stayed over July 4th, and they had a guest demonstrate cast-iron cooking (peach cobbler). Great stay. We would definitely stay here again if we were to ever go back. The one downside is that we had to drive through Gatlinburg every time we wanted to go somewhere - this added 10-15 minutes to our drive. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Stayed here for 5 nights to explore the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge/Smoky Mountains area. This is a very nice family oriented campground. It is located 11 miles outside the town of Gatlinburg and well worth the drive for the peace and quiet. The sites are very large and the entire campground is very well maintained. There is a nice pool and hot tub as well as a small playground and basketball court for the kids. There was a building for group events, but we did not go in there and they did not offer â€śactivitiesâ€ť while we were there. When you check in, they give you a great informational packet about area activities to get you started. The bathhouse was very clean and had large stalls and showers. There is also a small but functional laundry facility. Make sure you bring plenty of bug spray as the mosquitoes were hungry! We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was a great place. Everything is extra clean and grounds are very well kept. They could use a few more cable channels. That is the only negative, but hey you are camping, right? We camped here in a Motorhome.
All I can do is echo the comments of those who have visited/reviewed this gem in the Smokey Mountains. The owners meticulously manage and maintain this relatively small campground. You are welcomed with open arms and treated as 'family'. We will be annual visitors to the Smokey Bear Campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate shown reflects Good Sam discount. Yes, it's clean, and the roadways are in good condition. Nice landscaping. Space between campers is adequate for a commercial campground. Bath houses spotless and maintained/inspected frequently. The pull through sites are level and concrete, while the level back-in sites are composed of a rather large angular gravel that makes for a firm foundation, but is otherwise uncomfortable for barefoot walking. Sites have nice picnic tables. Sewer connect spouts were a bit high, so gravity feed had to be engineered with stones. DTV reception poor, AT&T service acceptable, especially outside the camper. The CG does NOT offer full-blown cable TV, but instead a limited genre of local channels, with ESPN and FoxNews spattered in in a rebroadcast on what appears to be their own cable system. Wi-Fi was pitiful in terms of speed and often simply froze. Don't waste your time hoping it will work. It won't. The pool and hot tub pool were great! Playground and basketball court were used often by families and children. Coming out of the campground, you are on a hill and curve, and the speed limit is 55 MPH on US 321, so you need to be mindful of it when pulling out of the CG. Smoky Bear is located 4.5 miles west of Cosby, and probably about 12 to 15 east from Gatlinburg proper and the trolley lot at Gatlinburg City Hall. Nearby country food stores are expensive, so be sure to bring food from larger communities and stores. Gasoline in Cosby was VERY inexpensive, however. Overall, a good experience at this CG, and we would camp here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We are a family with 9 and 6 year old children. The park was very nice. Undoubtedly the cleanest campground we have ever stayed at. The owners take great pride in living up to the reputation created by other camper reviews and they did not disappoint. It is a smaller park but still has a very nice pool and playground which our kids loved. The only negative would be the road noise if you are in certain sites. Some of the sites on the other side of the loop would be fine but the one we were in had fairly significant road noise. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We chose this campsite as a base for our activities in the area (Dollywood, etc.). It is far enough from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge to avoid the crowds, and this can be both good and bad. If you making a daily trip to either of these towns, the miles add up. However, the campground is very close to some outstanding hiking. This is a clean, exceptionally well-managed campground. The owners are friendly and helpful. When the camp store was out of bleach for our laundry, the owner gave me a gallon from her home. The gravel sites are spacious and shady, but it was a little tough to level the RV. The restrooms and laundry room are spotless. There is a nice little play area for the kids, including a small basketball court which my kids loved. We are glad we stayed. We hope to return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Pristine campground, great landscaping, friendly on-side owners. Wi-Fi didn't work one day, but fixed for the next. Not open yet, but still accommodated us and some others. Some barking dogs only negative. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wonderful campground! Very clean and well kept. Very peaceful and quiet with the exception of some road noise. Sites are level and not cramped which I understand is not the "norm" in the Gatlinburg area. The owners are very nice and friendly as well as the people they have helping out. I was impressed by the quick response I received when I contacted them via email. Most campgrounds that I email with a question take days to get back to me, if they get back to me at all! There's a great hiking trail close by: make sure you ask about it! The WiFi was a bit frustrating as it would go in and out. Overall though, I highly recommend Smoky Bear Campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Best restrooms and showers we have ever seen! Entire campground was clean with either asphalt, concrete, gravel or grass (no mud!). Nice location outside of busy Gatlinburg. Pool was nice, small playground, didn't use the Clubhouse but it looked nice and had AC. Would stay again. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
I don't have anything bad to say about this park. In fact it is a wonderful campground. I found it after hours of searching and reading reviews of campgrounds in the area. Staff run a well kept family campground. The facilities are clean as can be and the owners are available and visible all the time. It is pleasant place to relax and enjoy the mountains. I will definitely return again if I get the chance. Had a wonderful stay! We camped here in a Motorhome.
A friendly campground with great owners who take you to your site and help you back in. Owners also take the time to make recommendations about what to do and not to do in the nearby area, which was helpful. The campground was very well maintained, with nice landscaping. We all loved the pool, which was clean and well-kept and a godsend during the very hot and humid weather we experienced while there. The bathrooms were also clean, well-kept and cheery. Room for improvement: you can't select your site when you make your reservation, which means you are at the mercy of the owners when it comes to where you will camp. The campground seems to cater primarily to motor homes. We had one of the few tent trailers at the campground during our stay, and were given a spot with a steep uphill incline. The limestone/gravel rock on the site, combined with the incline, made backing in tricky. The sites are relatively small. The bathroom showers have barely a stream of water, supposedly in regards to conservation of natural resources, but this seems an unfair disadvantage to those who don't have showers in their campers. We would camp here again if we were staying in the area. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
I cannot say enough nice things about this wonderful RV park. We stayed here several days while visiting Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Immaculately clean in every area. The laundry has 2 washers and 2 dryers. The bathroom and showers are exceptional. We had a paved pull-through site. The owners are marvelous. They helped my husband with a water issue and since it was Father's Day, he was given a hat. The pool was thoroughly enjoyed by my grandson as was the basketball goal and playground. I would not think of staying anyplace else when visiting this area. It was the highlight of our 3 week vacation. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate shown is Good Sam discount. Site was gravel back-in and level. Beautiful landscape with lots of shade trees. Garbage dumpster was at the entrance to campground so it can be a good walk from some sites. Cable TV limited to 7 channels and most of them were snowy. WI-FI was limited range. It kept cutting out on me. We camped here in a Motorhome.
One of the best campgrounds we have stayed at. Very well maintained. Bathrooms and showers very clean and well maintained. Owners are very friendly. Hiking across the street. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was the best most nicely maintained campground we have stayed at in the 10 months of travel we have made. From the point we entered the grounds, you could tell that the owners truly cared for their property and it carries over to the campers enjoyment of the carefully planted flowers. Within an hour of our setting up, the owner was over to welcome us, which they did throughout our visit. We were invited to a Blues fest in their club room, which was really enjoyable and featured some authentic Tennessee Bluegrass musicians. We enjoyed our time there so much, that we extended our stay and would stay here again without a doubt. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a flower-filled, quiet, spotless park that's just far enough away from Gatlinburg to miss all the traffic and crowds. The owners are delightful people and fun to visit with. The ladies shower room is decorated with sunflowers and bright yellow walls, and immaculate. I used the laundry twice and was impressed with how clean it was and how reasonably priced. We'd stay here again in a heartbeat! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Camped here with a group of 8 camping families, most with young children and it was fabulous. Owners were very "hands-on" and visited each site at least daily if you were outside. Bathrooms and showers were spotless, even after the rain, wind and storms. Owners fixed omelet breakfasts for everyone in the campground on Sunday morning in the clubhouse. Will definitely go back: soon. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Cleanest campground we have stayed at. Quiet, well maintained. All gravel sites. Very helpful owners, gave us tips on hiking trails, road conditions, even gave the kids ice cream out of her own freezer since it was too early in the season for the campground store to stock the freezer. Hiking trail into the park about 100 yards from the campground. Nice small playground. Sites 16 and 18 recommended. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very nice campground. The hosts are wonderful. I am pretty sure they stopped by our campsites three or four times during the weekend. The paved roads and well manicured grounds make for a beautiful setting. Extra clean too! Our camping club is planning another trip here in early 2010. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a great campground about 15 minutes or so outside of Gatlinburg. It is close enough to allow for trips into town, but far enough out to get away from the traffic and noise. All sites have full hookups and many are nicely shaded. The sites were good sized and there were sites to handle any size rig. The facilities were very clean and the cable TV and Wi-Fi worked great. For us, the best thing about this campground were the owners. They were extremely friendly and went out of their way to make us happy. They stopped by to chat with us daily and were sincerely interested in making our stay a success. We stayed here for 9 nights and will definitely stay here again: hopefully longer next time. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 10 / 10 ]
We pulled in on Saturday night and my dd20 came down with a fever with suspected H1N1. Soon my husband and I had it and we were in our RV for the next 2 weeks. Owner couple checked on us daily and even brought over homemade soup to help with the healing process. We have never stayed at a campground where we were made to feel more like family in a very thoughtful way. When we finally recovered enough to get out we were directed to hidden breathtaking scenic areas that matched our strength levels and given wonderful coupons for local shows. Definitely listen to their advise on getting to the campground and getting around the area. Three different nights, they had musical entertainment and they kindly made sure we knew about all of it. There is a little restaurant called Cobbly Nob Grocery, Cafe & Pizza that delivers after 5 P.M. Great chicken wings and hamburgers. This campground is one of the only ones in Gatlinburg to stay open year-round and we will definitely go back. We feel like family now. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a small, privately owned campground. There is one loop and there are approximately 45 sites total. All sites have full hookups. As others have stated, the owners were extremely friendly yet not intrusive. I really felt that they cared about our stay and appreciated our business. I agree with the previous reviewer; approach the park from the east rather than going through Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. As for the park itself, the sites were too close together for our liking however all the facilities were very well maintained. The Wi-Fi was hit and miss; the cable was pretty weak with only a few channels offered. The restrooms were cleaned fairly well but I wouldn't consider them "spotless." Nonetheless they were clean enough for me. There wasn't much of a camp store but who needs it with Gatlinburg only 13 miles away. I also observed a few other parks in the area and I'm confident that this is one of the best. If we ever go back to the "Gatlinburg zoo", we will most likely stay at this campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was a great campsite. The owners are very nice and the grounds were fantastic. A little close to each other though, but not bad. We stayed at #24 and that seemed to be the best site. You may want to ask for this site. The only reason why I didn't give this park a 10 is because the cable TV was not good at all. Seemed to be just hooked up to an antenna. Also the Wi-Fi was almost non-existant. That was probably because our site was far from the office. Remember: this is a little ticky tack on my part because why go to the Smokey's to watch TV and get online? But hey, I am just letting you know. If we go back to the Smokey's one day I won't even look for another RV Campground: will go to this one! Just a side note: I looked at several other RV parks while driving around and while some were nice, alot of them were just one RV stacked on the other. Also very important: listen to the directions on how to get there by the owner. Do not go through Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg: wow what a traffic mess! Going around the mountain on I-40 is so much faster. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a fantastic campground with the best owner/operators we've ever encountered. The facility is immaculate, with beautifully maintained sites. It is a quiet park, away from the crowds of Gatlinburg, but close enough to drive: easily within 10 minutes. Absolutely beautiful fall colors in October, and the owners decorate the park nicely for the season. On one rainy day of our stay, the owner conducted an Asian food cooking class and made sure everyone received tons of samples! She and her husband, go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable, and made us feel like family! They gave us valuable information about activities in the area, as well as helpful directions to "secret" non-tourist sights. We will definitely return to this park the next time we visit Gatlinburg, TN. We camped here in a Motorhome.
From the moment we pulled in it was easy to see that this campground was beautiful. We arrived early afternoon and checked in at the office. We were greeted by the very friendly owners that gave us all the info on the surrounding areas. I loved how we were also given all the best kept secrets of the area. The bathrooms, pool, playground and laundry room were immaculate! The campsites were pretty level and kept clean. We spent almost 2 weeks here and we really had a hard time leaving. Smokybear is located about 15 minute from downtown Gatlinburg where you'll easily find places for groceries, restaurants and tons of shopping. Hiking was awesome thanks to wonderful advice! We hope to return next year for a longer stay. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Smoky Bear Campground is very nice. The staff was very friendly and helpful. This is one of the cleanest campgrounds we have ever stayed at. It is not large but that gives the staff/owners more time to spend with each client. There are some seasonal sites but they appear to be near the road where there may be a lot of noise. Pool is nice with a whirlpool. Kid's playground is nearly new and well kept up. Use your GPS to find the campground, the coordinates on their web site take you directly to the office. My only complaint is the distance to Gatlinburg: about 13 miles. But I can live with that. I would stay at this CG again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
After having a terrible experience, we checked into this campground at the last minute. In this case, we found out that things happen for a reason. This place was outstanding. The business is family owned and while we were there we saw four generations of the family. This family is amongst the nicest people I have ever met. Even when I complained about my firewood being damp, they were courteous and kind. Mind you, the firewood was damp because the humidity was about 200% and was by no means their fault. They even offered to give me money back for the wood. After I left, I felt bad about even complaining because they seemed genuinely upset that I had a complaint. We had a site directly next to a flowing stream. The water was so clean you could drink it. The sound of the stream lulled me to sleep every night. The pool was well kept and so were the rest rooms. The next trip we make to Gatlinburg, we will definitely be staying here. Thank you to the Chief and family for a great experience. You saved my family vacation that was almost ruined. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Awesome Place. Our favorite campground out of our 3 week trip. Everything was clean. The owners went out of their way to help us w/ several issues and to make our stay excellent. We will gladly return! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We traveled here with 4 other families to visit the National Parks and Gatlinburg. After reading previous reviews of the campground, I was confident that I was staying at the right place for us. After arriving, I definitely know this was the best place for us in the area. The owners are very friendly, more than accommodating, and really know the area attractions well. They can give great recommendations based on your interests, kids ages (if you have any), and tell you where to save your money. Although not harassing, the owners walked the park many times each day, and were more than accessible. The park is very clean from the bathrooms to the heated pool. Some sites are bigger than others. We easily backed our 40' fifth wheel into our site. The pull thru's are smaller sites, but they are designed for those who aren't going to spend any time but sleeping at their camper. The pull thru's are also close to the pool area, so be warned of noises. Highway noise was good "white noise" but if you want quiet, request a site in the back of the park. I highly recommend this site to anyone looking for a place in the area. It is about a 15 minute drive into Gatlinburg. You will see other campgrounds on the way, and from the road, can't say that they look better than this one! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Immaculately Clean and well kept. Owners very very nice and friendly. Best park in the area! Will definitely come again. Don't miss this one. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Very tough not to give this park a 9 or 10 based on its cleanliness and the awesome and friendly owners who take obvious pride in their park. My only issues with this park that others should be aware of: the big rig pull throughs are very narrow and there is a lot of noise of off US 321 next to the campground. The back in sites looked fairly wide, but the pull throughs are so narrow, that there is not even enough room to put the picnic table or a lounger next to your rig without blocking access or sloping up the hill toward the next site. That being said, I would definitely recommend this park if you are mainly planning to use it as a base for exploring the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Maybe the nicest site we have ever camped at. Everything was very clean. Site seemed very roomy to me even with three slides. Concrete pull throughs are the best. Old settlers trail across the street and to the left about 200 feet is not to be missed for hikers. Old cabin ruins and many creeks. Owners give sheet with hints on enjoying the area. Take the roads recommended by campground to get there to avoid the traffic. Well maintained and landscaped. I will be back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is one of the very best campgrounds we have visited. If they had a motto it would be Clean, Clean, Clean. Every site is spotless as is the pool and playground area. A very peaceful setting after a hectic day in Gatlinburg, Pidgeon Forge, or a day trip in the Smokies. Owner's could not do enough to make our stay enjoyable: Would not think twice about visiting in the future. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Clean bathrooms, campground, pool, laundry. Has a group fire pit and all out kitchen/conference room for rally s / parties/etc. Trash pickup everyday at 10 a.m. Playground/basketball for kids. Some sites were level, shaded, cemented. It is about 15 miles from Gatlinburg and I40. Back roads take you to Dollywood/Pigeon Forge/Seiverville quicker/easier then going the main strip. Owners very accommodating, helpful, and nice. Last few days we were there we kept smelling septic odor (down by sites 18-22) but no where else in campground. There was no water (besides pool) which my dogs could play in. Some seasonal/full-time people (wouldn't know it) and some sites back up to main road but buffered by trees. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A very clean park with pretty rockscapes and flowering plants throughout. The management is very nice and honestly eager for you to be happy there. My biggest complaint is the narrowness of the pull throughs.They are on a slope and the available area for a patio is small rocks on the slope. Other than that, a great park! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is spotless. Cement slab, very level, bordered in gravel, grass and flowers, with trees in between sites, a fire ring, all in all very pleasant. The pool is beautiful and clean, big for the size of the park. Although we do not use the Bath House I went in to see it, and it is spotless. The owners are very nice and helpful, she wrote a 3 page brochure on things to do in the area, which we used extensively. Also gave us great advise where to eat, shop for groceries etc. There is not a cigarette butt, candy wrapper or bottle cap in sight I cannot get over how clean this campground is. Although is is located on a busy street the hedge inbetween the campground and the street makes it all muted, and at night there is hardly any traffic, therefor we where not disturbed. Overall a very pleasant experience to stay here and we will gladly stay here again and again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was the best campground we've stayed at during the last 10 months and 45 campgrounds we've stayed in. There is a very comfortable feeling here and the owners go out of their way to make it that way. The grounds are meticulously landscaped and clean. Minutes after a rainstorm, there was no standing water anywhere to be seen. The drainage and foliage is excellent. There is some highway noise during the day from Highway 321 to Gatlinburg, but it wasn't obtrusive (my wife didn't notice it at all). There is plenty of room for big rigs (ours is 42' long plus the truck). You can't go wrong staying here, period. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We love this place. Small, quiet, clean!! We have camped their twice now, this last trip was for over a week. The owners are very friendly and keep a clean campground. If you want to be right in the heart of Gatlinburg then this is not the place for you, but if you want to enjoy the mountains and have an easy drive into Gatliburg then we highly recommend visiting Smoky Bear. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Small but very nice campground with very friendly and efficient staff.(even let us borrow instead of buy an adapter). Staff seemed to be working every day we were there on some type of maintenance or improvement and it was obvious that they took pride in what they did. The campground is somewhat remote, but is within easy driving distance of many things to do. We used a very nice and new concrete pull-thru site. Would camp here again. Pool area closed due to winter weather, but looked nice and well kept. Bathrooms were spotless!!! Basketball goal and small playground nice additions. Keep up the good work We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The owners make this park what it is. They appear to truly be trying hard to make your visit as nice as possible. The staff was EXTREMELY nice during our visit. I had a problem with the RV water heater during my visit and they offered to have a staff member come by to help me. I just needed to remember where I had stored the spare part! My ONLY major complaint was the pad. The angle is enough to be troublesome. I will say they quickly told me they are replacing the one we were on soon, and I have no reason to believe they won't. The park's a bit far out too, BUT access was VERY easy from I-40 if you follow their instructions. We would stay there again, but we do try a lot of different ones up there. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The Park name has changed to Smoky Bear Campground. We started off planning on spending a week and ended up spending almost two. The park is very well kept up. The owners are extremely friendly and we found the park quiet and peaceful even when it was completely full. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I have nothing put praise for this campground. After leaving, our towed vehicle broke loose. My daughter went back to the campground where a camp worker went out of his way to assist her. We made it home with no more problems. We'd definitely return here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great campground for families!! The owners of this park are what make it incredible. They really enjoy kids and make it a great experience. They knew my kids by name by the end of our long weekend. We were going to go into Gatlinburg for some sightseeing and shopping, but we were having such a great time at the campground we decided to stay there the entire time we were camping. There are a lot of activities and games. The stream is great to play in (even though it is too small for tubing). It is located about 15 minutes from Gatlinburg, but we enjoyed being further from the crowd. This is a must visit campground if you camp with children. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Very clean campground. Spotless rest rooms. Nice helpful owners. Not near downtown Gatlinburg attractions but worth the 15-20 minute drive. Kids enjoyed the campground but wished they would have had a game room. We didn`t hear traffic noise from our site. We had a flat on our trailer the day we were leaving, one of the workers recommended a garage 1 mile away. The garage fixed it ($8) in about an hour and we were on our way. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The owners of the campground are wonderful. On arrival, they took us to the site and helped us get backed in. Any time we needed anything all week, they were willing to help. The sites are gravel and grass and were a little hard to get the rv level. Bathrooms and showers were very clean. There were a few planned activities during our stay and a bluegrass band one night was especially good. Our kids loved the playground and swimming pool. Our only complaint was that the campground was 20 minutes from Gatlinburg and 30+ from Pigeon Forge. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This truly one of the cleanest campgrounds we have ever stayed in. The restrooms were always spotless. Small campground with only 49 sites, but the owners were always visible and checking on you to see if everything is ok. Small pool and hot tub. Campground was on 321 but all campgrounds in the area are on that road. Owners gave directions to get to campground that did not take you through the traffic areas of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. We will come to this campground again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is so very nice. It is a smaller campground, but that gives the owners more time to cater to you. The owners were always checking in on us and making sure everything was going good. It is the cleanest campground I have ever camped at. The owners are extremely friendly (very easy going) and are ALWAYS working on keeping up the campground. Nice size sites with nice gravel areas and flowers all over. Nice reck hall you can use at anytime. Nice pool and hot tub, very clean. Bathrooms and showers were ALWAYS clean!!! Yes it is along highway 321 but all the campgrounds in this area are. We went on drive thoughs of a couple of other campgrounds we had considered before deciding on Smoky Bear and I am SOOOO glad we chose Smoky Bear. I would go back again for sure!! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The owners are very nice and working toward improvements but they aren't there yet. I was assigned a spot and then asked to move because an improvement was being done. The cable was very fuzzy and was corrected by staff on first site but I gave up when the same fuzziness appeared on the 2nd site. The electricity frequently cut off - especially at night. This occurred on both sites. I will have my unit checked to make sure the problem is not internal to my unit but I would have appreciated a bit more response than "oh really?". It would seem though that if the problem is within my unit it would occur during similar situations i.e. when the microwave and tv are on together or coffeepot and microwave, etc. This was not the case. Frequently there were no appliances on (late at night) and the power would go on and off. The sites are close together with no privacy between. It wasn't crowded though so this was not an issue for me but I think it would be if I was here during regular season. I think the park has potential - it's just not there yet. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It's only February, but my husband and I are already looking forward to returning to Smoky Bear Campground. This will be our third year camping there and consider it our "home away from home." We've camped at other campsites, and both agree this is our favorite. Our grandchildren love the play area and pool. The owners are friendly and make us feel welcome. If weather permits, they'll provide entertainment and free hotdogs and all the trimmings around a cozy fireplace. It's a good way to meet and get aquainted with the neighbors. The groundkeepers are on their "toes" seeing that everything is taken care of around the campground. I'll have to say we only get about 6 channels on TV, but who has time to watch when there's so much else to do? We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
the cg is the nicest one on hwy 321 and the cheapest. The grounds are clean and sites were clean. Trash pickup every day. Have table and fire ring with no grill top. Good roads from I40 to cg. Very nice staff that worked every day we were there raking leaves and cleaning. Bathhouse is great. The only problems i had was my site and a few more were down hill bad, the tounge of trailer was on the ground. Still wasn't enough and sites were closer than we like them too be, but as we seen most were close in the area. We would stay there again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We were very disappointed. First the pool and spa were closed up(event hough we were told it would still be open), it was 80+ when we arrived,the spa would have been fine. The owner said it was too much work and too expensive to keep open for maybe one person. Another problem was they advertised free breakfast on Sunday, that was cancelled due to health regs. Last disappointment was according to their calendar there was to be a pet costume contest. We had made our outfits for our pups, and that was not even mentioned. The reason I am stating all these things is because the owner called on our cell phone while we were traveling and none of these things were mentioned,because we would probably look for another location closer to Pigeon Forge. We picked this place due to the extras offered. It was also advertised right at Smokey Mountain entrance. It is at least a 25 min. ride to town depending on traffic. The site that was assigned to us was very small and over a cliff,we have a rear entry door and it would have been hanging over the cliff.Not one other person even said HELLO the entire time we were there. All in all it was very disappointing, and we would not return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a wonderful campground about 8 miles outside Gatlinburg. Campsites are wooded and fairly wide. We checked out several campgrounds during our visit and found that Smoky Bear had some of the most spacious campsites. Most are gravel, but there are several paved pull through sites available for big rigs. Each campsite had a fire ring and picnic table. We never saw a piece of trash. Not even a scrap of paper laying anywhere in the campground. It is immaculate. This campground is nicely landscaped and spotless. During our visit, we saw the owner setting out new plants. The owners are some of the nicest people we have ever met. A owner came down to our campsite after we checked in and asked if we needed help in setting up. He went out of his way to get information for us about local attractions. The swimming pool and hot tub were closed for the season, but appeared to be very well maintained. The bathrooms/showers are some of the cleanest/nicest we have ever seen. They were actually decorated!! Paint, wallpaper, curtains, pictures and flowers were in each bathroom. They were spotless. I'm sure the owners went in and cleaned the restrooms several times a day. I never saw a single water spot on the faucets!! Nice campstore had basic items and firewood. There is a nice playground available for children. There is also an area around a fire pit for groups of campers. There are two rental cabins in the campground. There are only two negatives I should mention. The cable TV only has 5 channels. The campground is right on highway 321, so there is a little traffic noise. That's why I will give Smoky Bear a "9" rating instead of a "10." However, every other campground in Gatlinburg is located on a highway too. These two minor items certainly would not keep us from going back. Smoky Bear is an awesome campground, and we will always camp here when we are in Gatlinburg. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was our first time staying in an RV park and we chose Smoky Bear Campground after doing internet research. It met our expectations and more. The owners are very nice and friendly and made it a point to walk around the campground and chat. The sites were very clean and shaded. They offer two cabins and three RV's for rent for those who don't own their own. We rented the Chateau (25 footer) and with four people in the family, it was snug, but perfect for our needs. The price was comparable to a hotel and slightly less, plus we got the benefit of campfires and nature to relax with. The bathrooms and laundry were very clean as was the pool. The hot tub was broken at the time, but the owner was aware and trying to get it fixed. Unfortunately, it didn't get fixed while we were there, but the little kids used it as a kiddie pool. They held a cookout the first night we were there. Free hot dogs for everyone. Afterward, the kids participated in fun games and won prizes. On the Fourth of July, a barbeque contest was held. My father, who was camping with us, won first place for his pulled pork and ribs. His prize was very generous and he can't wait to go back. At night, the capground was quiet. No excess noises and was very peaceful. I highly recommend Smoky Bear Campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Great park our kids had a wonderful time. We camped here in a .
You will not be disappointed with a thing in this campground. They are very friendly, helpful, and the bathrooms and showers are spotless. The sites are very well maintained. It is close enough to all the attractions of Gatlinburg, yet out of the hustle and bustle of the town. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
AWESOME PARK! After driving through several parks in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge areas, we thought we would never find anything with any significant shade. We were so pleased to find this park. Our site actually backed into the edge of the Smoky Mountains National Park! The landscaping was beautiful, with many flowers in bloom. The bathrooms, which are centrally located, were absolutely the finest I have seen at any campground. They were spotless!!! I can't emphasize this enough. It seemed as if someone was there to immediately clean up after anyone used the restroom or shower. The owners were extremely nice and accommodating. The only drawbacks were that the heater for the pool and the hot tub was broken, making the pool a little chilly and the hot tub not worth using. However, the owner indicated that the heater would be repaired soon. All in all, this was a wonderful camping experience that we would recommend highly to anyone. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Great campground away from all the hustle and noise of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. That
is the main reason we chose this campground. Easy directions to the campground avoiding all the traffic was great!! Very friendly and helpful with directions and all our questions. Had satellite TV connection which was a plus. Nice drive to Pigeon Forge to the outlet malls through the backroads avoiding the traffic - was wonderful and very scenic!! We will definitely be back!! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 10 / 10 ]
Rate is for non peak time. They have a very lovely CG and have nice sites and a nice club house and pool and hot tub too. It is easy in and out and they have nice full hookups. Easy access to the town of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge (owners will show you a back way). We went to see if we want to hold a rally there and decided that it will be a great park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
The owners go out of their way to please guests. Are very good at accommodating groups with extra service and catering. Our second visit this month and we look forward to coming back again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 7 / 10 ]
We camped at Smoky Bear in September 2003. Our overall experience was positive. The owner/hosts were very friendly. The campground included a camp store, cable tv(5 channels), small playground with basketball court, and a few cabins for rent. We were especially impressed with the extra clean bath house. We've camped at several commercial campgrounds and Smoky Bear has the cleanest bath house of all. The pool was heated to a warm 85 degrees which felt nice on late September morning. Even better was the hot tub. Like most commercial campgrounds, the sites at Smoky Bear are a little too close together for those who like solitude, however during our value season stay we and a few others pretty much had the campground to ourselves. Sites were a mix of shade and open with an abundance of decroative gravel, water, electric, and cable tv at all sites. The big rig drive thru sites are paved. A seperate tent camping area was available with limited services. My only complaints about this campground were the bugs and sound of traffic of nearby Highway 321. Otherwise, we had a good experience. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Very clean sites and park. Very friendly and helpful staff. Sites are very close together. Quiet and very well run park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 10 / 10 ]
What a wonderful place to stay! Paved roads and the 50 amp. pull thru's are also paved. Absolutely spotless groundskeeping and spotless restrooms. The staff are very nice and helpfull at all times. Cable tv only has limited channels. VERY, VERY clean campground. I would love to own a small campground like this!!! Approximately 15-20 minute drive to Gatlinburg but roads are very good. Use caution when exiting campground
(busy highway). For directions, see any campground directory. We camped here in a camper.
Best showers we've seen this year. Asphalt pads, cement patios, lush grass lawns between, pleasantly shady (no satellite). Staff works hard and the clean sites show it. Strong Verizon Mi-Fi, good park Wi-Fi, good hookups. A previous reviewer said a public road split the camp sites, but we think they must have reviewed the wrong park. We did not follow the GPS, but called instead and received correct directions. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a beautiful campground with very modern and spotless showers and restrooms. Beware! They claim to be a Good Sam park, but refused to honor Good Sam card when checking out for the first night. False advertising. Will not return to this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our last visit to this park was in 2008, and it hasn't changed much. The park is well kept, but the sites are pretty narrow. The grass and trees are mature and well maintained. There is a public road that splits the campground, but during this visit we saw no regular traffic like the first visit. Probably one of the biggest detractors for us was the constant road noise. You are very close to town here though which is very convenient for sightseeing. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great campground. Very clean and well landscaped. Sites are level and blacktopped. Trolley stop at entrance is a short ride to Gatlinburg. Drops off at aquarium. Food City grocery store less than a mile away on US 321. Owners very friendly. Campground is pretty much a "parking spot" for your visit to the Smoky Mountains as there are no planned activities for kids. We will return next year. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Wow! What an excellent choice. Far exceeded expectations. A real resort. Easy access from I-40 to 321 to the campground. Extremely clean, paved streets and camp sites, WiFi, cable, creek run behind many campsites, pool and jacuzzi, cement patio at each site with picnic table and even a bench at most. Even have a small ladies boutique. Cleanest bath house you will find with private room for showers with a sliding glass door; no yucky shower curtain. Friendly and very helpful staff. Great laundry room. Trolley to Gatlinburg picks up at entrance for 50 cents. Will look forward to staying here again. We had a spacious site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Campground is laid out to fit the most RVs as possible. Sites are very close together, but surprisingly offer fire ring and picnic table at each. Each site is paved and they are serious about keeping the campground in the best possible shape at all times. The family and workers are very nice and stay constantly busy. Wi-Fi worked well; however, within a minute of non-usage the system logs you off and you are required to log in again each time. Close proximity to downtown Gatlinburg and across the street is a nice grocery store, gas station and liquor store. This campground is perfect if you are looking for a quiet experience. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I am surprised that no one has mentioned all the extra fees. Five dollars for each visitor and there are many more. We found the owner to be very rude. We let our dog off his leash to swim in the creek. Instead of informing us that it was not allowed she came over yelling and screaming at us like a maniac. I filed a police report as she seemed to be terribly violent and out of control. She said if it happened again she would throw us out. We left as we have never had a problem in any of the 100's of parks we have been in. We also found the road noise to be unbearable at times as stated in one of the previous reviews! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We just returned from a 7 night stay at Twin Creek RV Resort and loved every minute of it. The campground was extremely clean, quiet, and everyone very friendly. Especially enjoyed the Sunday morning church service on the porch. We would highly recommend this campground to anyone. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a beautiful RV park to base yourself for the Smoky Mountain National Park or for Pigeon Forge. The park is one of the cleanest we have stayed in and the pool, showers/toilets and laundry room are spotless. The owner lives on site and is always out and about working on the park. Lots of shade trees and very good asphalt interior roads and spaces. We came in from the west on 321, and it was a bit tight and some sharp turns. When we left, we went through all the traffic lights in Pigeon Forge, and would recommend that route. This is a gem of an RV park, close to everything and a very clean, relaxing place to stay. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I've never seen a cleaner campground! The bathrooms were spotless and the showers were super clean. I am not a fan of concrete pads, so if you like that they have plenty. Staff was very friendly. There is a supermarket, gas station and post office in walking distance. The sites here look better than other campgrounds we passed that were jammed tight. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Expensive RV park. Nicely shaded with good Internet service. We didn't have problems, but I heard they are picky on the rules here. Good access to Gatlinburg, but that means road noise is fairly high. Bizarre payment scheme. The last night is free if you buy $35 of clothes. That means you save money at the same time you get new clothes. But most of the clothes are the type that have been "bedazzled". Not my style. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Twin Creek is a family owned and maintained campground. The owners live on site and do most of the maintenance in the park. All sites and roads are paved and have concrete patios with picnic tables. The pool area is nice with an adult pool, childrenâ€™s pool and in ground Jacuzzi. The bathrooms at the pool are very clean and there are shade umbrellas and nice lounge chairs. The main office has a small store, laundry room and a womenâ€™s boutique. The park has mature shade trees on most sites and many campers have been returning here for years. All sites have full hook-ups including 50 amp service. The internet Wi-Fi signal in the park was excellent and fast. The TV cable service is excellent with many HDTV channels. There are two new cabins that can be rented for those without RVâ€™s and automobile rentals. The location is very close to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. The park is located on the Trolley line with a major grocery store within walking distance. My only negative was a female office staff hired for the summer that was rude to several campers. The owners were very polite and helpful when I approached them. I honestly believe they get negative reviews because of camp workers that staff the office some during season. This is sad because this is one of the nicest campgrounds in the state. Also be aware there are lots of rules and signs around the park. They allow pets, but will warn you not to allow them to mess without cleaning up. I will be returning there this October for the fall colors. We camped here in a Motorhome.
My wife and I have stayed at many RV parks all over the US and some in other countries but Twin Creek RV Resort in Gatlinburg, TN is by far our favorite. Family owned and operated by the Nelson family for many years they continue year after year to set the standards of what an RV camping resort should be. The Nelsonâ€™s and their entire staff go far beyond what is normally accepted as great customer care. In fact, you are treated more like a friend than a customer. The facilities to include the restrooms/bath houses/camp sites are continuously maintained in immaculate condition. The office and camp store contain just about anything, e.g., information and supplies, that anyone may need. In addition, Maryâ€™s boutique, attached to the office and camp store, is loaded with beautiful and fashionable clothing and local novelty items. Whenever we have the opportunity to camp anywhere near the Great Smoky Mountains our first choice will always be Twin Creek RV Resort. Very highly recommended We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 10 / 10 ]
This RV park is as good as they get. All aspects of this park was excellent. The only negative is many site are near a busy road, but the good out weights the bad 10 to 1. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We've stayed at this park 3 times since we purchased our first RV in October 09. The staff has always been very friendly and helpful. The location is great: not too close to town but close enough. It is walking distance to a grocery store, if you're in ok shape. The bathrooms are immaculate. The office store is well stocked. The owner/employees are, as I said, very friendly and quite helpful. I've looked at other RV parks in the area to just "try" but I can't bring myself to leave a near-perfect place! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice clean park that is minutes from downtown Gatlinburg. There is a shuttle in front that will transport you to the middle of town. Would highly recommend using it during tourist season as parking is very limited. The sites have a large pad with park benches and lots of shade. Space between sites are small but adequate. The office staff was friendly and helpful. Be sure to check-out the small gift shop: lots of local made articles. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This older park has large trees and semi level gravel sites. The staff is very nice and the city activities are right there. The majority of campers have trailers or 5th wheels, due to the length of the sites. The draw back to the large sites here is that they are 45' and 50' long. If you have a 45' RV, there's no place for your tow vehicle. (We are 42 feet.) Ask before you arrive about the 50' sites. The creek runs behind the smaller sites. No satellite on most sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The good: Grounds are in good condition and clean. Water pressure was the best we have had at any park. All hookups in good locations. Nice benches. Great location near downtown Gatlinburg. The workcamper from SC is very nice informative and friendly, as well as the grounds keeper. The not so good: Way too close to the main road, very noisy truck noise and emergency vehicles all times of the day and night. Lights on the buildings and campground sign are VERY bright (white light) and not pleasant to look at at night. Not many places to walk your dogs. The dog area is very small, maybe the size of a large bedroom. Found the (who I suspect) owners not to be all that friendly. They don't know how to use tact yet at their ages. They are selective over who they enforce rules on, and ignore others who break the same rules (pet policy). They seem to care mainly about the large expensive rigs over the rest of us. If you are older in age and have no kids or animals and don't mind bright lights at your campsite, then this isn't that bad of a place. If your into having little light, pet friendly and off the road try to avoid this place. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped at this park four years ago: loved it then, loved it now! This place is clean and quiet! It has a great pool and my young kids enjoy it here. We requested a stream lot and got it. The owners and workers are friendly and do everything they can to accommodate you. By far the cleanest and most spacous showers I have ever seen. This campground does not "entertain" (like pancake breakfasts or crafts for kids) because this campground is surrounded by so many other things to do (Gatlinburg, the National Park, zip lining, white water rafting, etc.). This campground is an excellent base for this area and we would use it again! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Rate reflects 10% AAA discount. Nice, clean campground. Quiet, even though it's just off the road. Room between level sites, mostly shaded. Excellent Wi-Fi and cable. My favorite part was seeing a black bear right next to our site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The campground itself is excellent. Shaded sites with some backing up to a bubbling stream (very soothing) and a fair amount of space per site. Our rig was 40' and barely fit on the site, however they do have some pull-through sites (off the water) for longer rigs. The turns are pretty tight inside the park for bigger rigs. The biggest plus was that the park was so clean and well-kept! The restrooms were the best I have ever experienced. The campstore carries essentials and the staff was very nice. The downside is getting into the park: the turn in (to the right) requires moving into the left lane to turn right. It is 90 degrees or more which we didn't know until on it, as it immediately goes downhill. Coming in by turning left is no problem but turning in to right is plain scary on that busy road. Across the road is a real grocery store which was great. There were no children here while we visited and the pool was still closed, but the facilities looked nice though not extensive. Overall we enjoyed our stay here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
My family has camped at several parks over the past two seasons and I am sad to say that this park provided us with our first and only negative experience. I booked these reservations well in advance and requested that my site be near the playground. When I arrived, I was directed to a site that was as far from the play area as you can possibly be. The site was tucked up in the furthest corner of the campground. The desk clerk told me it had a nice view and that the kids would love the stream that the site overlooked. The site was smaller than the rest of the sites and the so called "stream" was a trickle of running water about 2 inches deep. There was not even enough room for us to set our usual gear out. When I went to the front office to request a new site, I was told that they would accommodate me. I saw several sites in the main area and near the playground that were open and requested to be moved there. I was told that although the sites were available they were not available to my family because they did not allow pop-ups in the main area. Mind you, my "pop-up" is brand new. I was given the attitude that pop-up campers were an eye sore and needed to be hidden in the back area of the park. I was also told that my kids were not allowed to ride their scooters and that if they wished to use the play equipment an adult would need to be physically at the playground with them. Mu children are 6 and 8. While I do keep them within eyesight, they are at an age where I do not need to be 3 feet from them at all times. I am a police officer and understand the principles of keeping children safe mind you. The attitude of the staff towards my family and my pop-up were both demeaning and condescending. If this park does not welcome pop-ups and children they should advertise that and should not have booked my reservations. They especially should not have told me that I would be near the playground and that the park was child friendly. The environment of the park is sterile and appears to be set up as a park for senior citizens, not families. I have no problem with parks for seniors; just don't invite the rest of us if you donâ€™t want us there. I left the park and went to the Yogi Bear down the street. They took me for $150 for cancelling the reservation. Live and learn. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This campground is perfect. The office staff is very friendly and helpful. They are very trusting and work on the honor system for ice and firewood when the office is closed. Our sites (#8 & #10) were level, and most sites are paved. Cable TV is included with 75 channels available. Satellite TV would be impossible to get from our site due to the trees. There is a heated pool, hot-tub and a 1'0" deep kids-pool area. Bathhouse was very clean: they close it from noon-2pm for cleaning everyday. Price listed above was with a Good Sam discount. Regular price was $54 per night for a full hook-up site. I can't say enough good things about Twin Creek!!! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our second time staying at this park. Although I feel it's a bit on the high priced side, we love this park. One of the cleanest and nicest parks we've stayed in. The only thing that keeps me from giving it a 10 is that most sites are a bit small. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A clean, quiet campground with well kept facilities. All sights are full hook-up with 50 amp electric service. Roads and sites are paved and each site has a paved patio as well. Road and site access is adequate for large RVS. The only area to be cautious with larger RVs is at the park entrance. The entrance is at the end of a curve and meets the road at an odd angle (i.e. more than a 90 degree turn is required to enter the park). If you are approaching the park going north on US 321 you will have to make a right turn into the park and will need to make sure you have plenty of room to swing the turn wide so you clear the guard rail at the park entrance. Restrooms and showers are kept very clean. Pool is well maintained and water is kept comfortably warm. The only minor negative to this park if you have kids is the playground is very small and the playground equipment is designed for small children (under 100 lbs). We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This resort was extremely nice and the owners were very friendly. Sites are blacktop with a picnic table and bench. The pool is very nice and clean. Showers and restrooms were very clean and were cleaned daily. We had a low tire on our 38 ft toy hauler and the owner let us use his air compressor. We had no problems getting into the park with our camper. Would recommend this place to anyone! We will stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 4 / 10 ]
We were dissatisfied with our stay at Twin Creek RV Resort. We were assigned a site in the dumpy part of the campground. We were assigned site 83. It's in the row that sits along the road frontage below the retaining wall. The campground itself is well manicured and well maintained. The sites are paved and all have a concrete patio. The sites in the main campground are well shaded and also have a bench at each site. The sites in dump row below the two cabin model trailers have no shade and are across the street from the campgrounds open dumpsters and garbage piles of tree limbs, bathroom remodel trash, old swings and misceleaneous equipment pieces like trailers and tractors. Before setting up camp, we returned to the office to ask to be moved to the main campground. We were rudely told that they were busy with other customers and that we would need to return in 15 minutes. No problem, we're happy to wait our turn but they insisted that we leave and come back later. So, after standing on the porch until 3 other camping parties checked in, we requested another site, but were told that none were available except another site in dumpyard row and a site right along the highway entrance where our toddler could make a run for it. We chose to move further up dumphouse row where we were at least closer to the pool and playground. As were setting up camp, we noticed the last camper had dumped about 5 packs of cigarttes into the fire pit. That left us with another warm fuzzy. We stayed for our three reserved nights. After spending a day in the NP, we returned to our site to find a note on our camper door. It read Site 81: do not park on grass and was signed by a worker. We were confused. We had to take a tight corner to move from site 83 to 81 and had backed the trailer off the pavement but had not left it or our vehicle in the grass at any time. The pool was great and even offered a 1' kiddie pool. The bath house was clean and well designed for the campers. I was impressed with the campground but was extremely dissatisfied with the customer service we received in regard to site assignment. We made numerous other trips into the office for ice, etc and were always treated courteously and the workers were very friendly. We would have had a much different experience had we been given a site in the main campground. Just a strange experience. The attention to detail that the campground showed in most of the campground should be showed in all of the campground and they should focus on providing good customer service even in times of stress. I'll be writing to the manager and hope to receive a reply. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Clean, Clean. Our stay here was great. The sites were large and the concrete pad for the picnic table was a plus. Wi-Fi worked on our site and we had no problems connecting. We would definitely stay here again. The center of Gatlinburg was within one mile from campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground is on the edge of town yet very convenient. The grounds are beautiful and full of mature trees and other plantings. The pool was very clean and well maintained. The staff were very courteous. We enjoyed our stay here and we will be back again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This place is nice but not so nice as to see it rate constant 10's. It is adjacent to a busy road, 321, not all the sites are level, and their new area, the so called "mountain view" section, is anything but. Some sites were plopped down in a field with no trees. There are numerous campgrounds in this area that rival Twin Creek. Perhaps the best thing going for it is its location, closest campground to Gatlinburg. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a well maintained park, with one unusual warning. There is a road, an actual street, that runs through the campground. At the back of the campground the road runs up a hill and into a residential area. Traffic will sometimes speed through the campground, in spite of a stop sign by the office. Children and pets should be kept on a short leash, for their own safety. The owners are friendly and helpful. Each site has a concrete patio that is surrounded by permanent wood benches for seating, and a fire pit. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a very clean park; safe & family oriented. We enjoyed this park for our first camping experience & it has set the bar high for any other park. The only negative would be that it is more expensive than others, but it is worth the extra cost. You receive 10% off with your Good Sam membership. The owners are very nice & the working campers too. It is 2 miles off of the main parkway in Gatlinburg & we walked to downtown Gatlinburg with no problems. There is a trolley stop at the campgrounds if you need it. A grocery store is conveniently located across the road from the campgrounds, just turn to the right when leaving the park & it is on the left. We stayed here for 7 days during the 4th of July & really enjoyed being here. The owners really care about their park & it shows. There is trash pick up all the way up until 2 pm...after that you need to make sure that you don't keep it outside since you are in â€śBearâ€ť country, so it is advisable to put it in the dumpster. This park is safe; your children can play, you can walk at night & we didn't have any problems with anything going missing when we left things out. We stayed on the creekside which was so much better because of the view & not backing up to another camper. We had a blast sitting out by the campfire & just relaxing at the campgrounds. We love to drive up in the mountains to go hiking so this is a convenient location for doing that. They have Internet if you need it but we have our own also. It is nice to be able to check emails while you are gone or check on the â€śhappeningsâ€ť in the area so that you know what to do while you are there. Our son loved camping & our doggy enjoyed it too. This park is animal friendly. The owners live on the grounds which is a plus. We didn't use the facilities because we have our own bathroom in the travel trailer. I did wash clothes at the laundry & that was a nice area. We didn't have any negatives about staying at this park. We thoroughly enjoyed it & will return again! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We throughly enjoyed our stay here. The sites are nice sized, but the creek side ones could be a bit deeper. The pool was nice and clean, and they even have a jacuzzi. There is a off leash dog area next to the pool. The bathrooms/showers were nice and clean, and the showers had actual doors (not curtains)and a dry dressing area. Each site had a fire ring with a flip over grill. The interior roads were in great condition. I think our only complaint was the space between our site and the next was completely graveled - it would be nice to have more grass areas. This is definitely a campground we'll return to. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice park. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Even brought us an extra step when they saw we were a little high on the entry side. Not too bad though, site was fairly level. Most sites appeared to be very level side to side. Ours had a bit of a drop off from pavement to the concrete patio, and I had parked a little too close to the concrete causing a higher than normal first step. As mentioned, the staff quickly fixed this. Pool area was nice and the kiddie pool was large enough for our 2 yr old to play and feel like he was in a "real" pool. Bathhouse was very clean and neat. Store was well stocked, and what they didn't have was within 1/4 mile at local grocery and hardware stores. Sites fairly close together but as would be expected in this type of location. We will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We love it here; site backs up to the creek, and is very shaded. It is one of the cleanest parks we have been in. There is a "Trolley Stop" right at the enterence to the park and it is five minutes from the down town shops and attractions. If you want to be in the middle of things in Gatlinburg, stay here. We will be back again and again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is outstanding. Owners were friendly. Restsrooms were immaculate. Trolly stop in front of campground. Wi-Fi worked well. Level sites. We will camp here again. A very nice park, in a great location. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a very nice charming park. It is basically an oblong loop with one whole side backed up to the creek, two rows in the middle, and the back side up against the hill. The bath houses were extremely clean and private, with each stall having a curtained off changing area then another curtain for the shower. The pool was nice, and the creek/small river was great for the kids to play in. Tents are allowed by themselves or one can be added to your RV site for $6. Children s park is small but nice. Very nice place to stay, will do it again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The park was very clean and had nice level sites. The staff were helpful and friendly. There is a trolley stop at the entrance to the park that will take you to the tourist areas of Gatlinburg. I would recommend this park to others and would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a lovely park and the owners are very nice. They were very accommodating. We stayed a week, and enjoyed it very much. You probably will not be able to use your dome satellite, but they have good cable. Their Wi-Fi is very good also. The only suggestion we would make is to be VERY careful making the turn into the park. Also, we missed the left turn and ended up driving our 40' rig through Gatlinburg. Don't do that, VERY hard. Tennessee beat Arkansas that week, and they didn't even rub it in. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a terrific campground; very clean, peaceful and lots of trees. The sites were spacious and the office porch had rocking chairs to sit and look at the autumn color. The management left the jacuzzi heated for us at our request which was very nice after hiking all day. The campground was a mile from Gatlinburg; convenient to the Smoky Mountains and the downtown area. Were camped here for 8 days and plan to return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is one of the finest RV parks we have ever stayed in. It was clean and quiet in a peaceful mountain setting, yet close to town if you felt the need to visit downtown Gatlinburg. We had the best site on the property, very private. The owners and staff were very nice and accommodating, they obviously care deeply about their campground. The property was decorated nicely for fall/Halloween. The pool heater was turned off for the season, (not surprising in the mountains in late October), but we are not pool people anyway and did not use it. The hot tub was open, though. The trolley stop is a stone's throw from the entrance, which is the ONLY way to see downtown unless you enjoy sitting in your vehicle for hours in traffic. We will definitely return if we ever come through the area again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Spent 2 days here in the second week of Sept. Occupancy rate was pretty high. Very clean park, best shower and restroom facilities we have seen at a park. Was never bothered by nearby road noise. Didnâ€™t find the management problematic, just the opposite very friendly. They do tell you when you register that screen rooms and other stuff is not permitted outside your unit. We travel with 2 dogs and had no problems regarding attitudes about animals. Many others at the park also had pets. Park is very well maintained. There is a large grocery store about 150 yards away from and across the highway from the park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Beautiful Park, paved sites, very nice amenities. No One we saw came in or left through town. Connecting to I40 via US 321 is the best choice. This is the closest campground to downtown Gatlinburg. The trolley stops right at the entrance. Rules are very restrictive. We have a 35 foot motorhome. It was easy to back into the creek front site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is too restrictive on reservation changes. We ended up paying for 4 nights for the 3 nights that we stayed. We should not have made any reservation since it was not busy. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Overall, a very nice park, convenient to Gatlinburg and GSMNP. All sites are back-ins, and many of the sites back right up to your neighbor's back. If you have a rear window, you might want to keep your shades closed. Sites on the outer loops back up to trees; that would be my choice next time. I did find the staff helpful. Wifi worked very well. The only down side is there is very little within an easy walk or bike ride. You have to take your vehicle or the trolley,- and the trolley isn't that convenient even though it does stop at the park driveway. Of the Gatlinburg RV parks we looked at, I would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I was truly impressed with Twin Creek. The campground was clean and well maintained. The road was close but did not bother us at all. Down side is be prepared to encounter a lot of traffic coming through town. Overall great experience. We will definitely return again. Kids had a blast playing in the crystal clear stream behind our Motorhome. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Looked great, got great reviews in the "big" books, and we wanted to stay. We checked in and payed in full. Everything was great until we started to set up camp. We have a "hybrid" travel trailer and one small dog. Pets are supposed to be welcomed, but we were told pets and rigs with any type of canvas are not welcome. No exceptions, no crate, no anything, get out in no uncertain terms. Never have we had this problem at any campground. We were very disappointed. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice campground. Very clean. Very small playground. My son likes to play baseball while camping but there was very little room to toss and no room to hit. Otherwise on the trolley line and convenient. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed there from September 20 thru October 3. I have a 30 foot RV with 3 slides. I told them this when I made my reservation and they put in a spot that was not at all to close. I walked around and looked at different sites and there are some smaller but they put small RVs in them. Bathrooms very clean. Not but 2 showers but I never had to wait. The guy in the office would not win a personality contest but was okay. They maintenance was very nice. I had a small dog and waled him several times a day and no one complained, they just want you to clean up. They do have a dog area with chain link enclosure. Price is not cheap (around $50) but I enjoyed being this close to downtown Gatlinburg. This is the closest park. Very nice Food City within walking distance. Park is right off 231 but trees buffer the sound. I was probably as close as you could be in this park to the highway. When coming in from Gatlinburg get ready for a very tight right turn. Have to swing out but I had no problem with a 37' and a tow vehicle. Will stay there again! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice clean park. A little tight but in a nice setting. Owners are not the most pleasant people to deal with. They are very rigid and don't seem to care if you are satisfied or not. What really ticked me off was when I tried to make a reservation for our anniversary weekend and was told they had a 7 DAY MINIMUM for early through mid October. Would come back without the kids. With the kids, will stay at another park (which I think would make them happy)! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We picked this campground for its convenience to Gatlinburg and The Great Smoky National Park and we just loved it. The facilities were so clean and well maintained. The staff was friendly and went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. They had a trolley which ran frequently between the campground and Gatlinburg. They had a fabulous pool, large kiddie pool and a jacuzzi. At night the campground was quiet. The sites were very small, but they were paved with and extended patio area. This is a small campground with a family feel to it. The only complaint we had was the lack of playground equipment for children. We would definitely stay here again! We travel in a travel trailer and have 2 small children. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a very nice park. Very clean and well kept. The staff were very nice and polite. Rental cars are available on the property . This is the closest RV park to Downtown Gatlinburg. There is a trolley stop at the entrance to DT Gatlinburg/PF. The WIFI kept drifting in and out from our Campsite (#25 Creekside far corner). The site are good size w/cement pad. There is a Food City across the street. We will be back in the fall for another week and will go back here, but we will go for a pull through instead of a creekside. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 7 / 10 ]
First of all the nightly rate is misleading, it is $4.00 a night per child extra, with three children it quickly added up to $50.00 per night even though one of the children was only one year old. The so called premium sites by the stream are so close together that when the site next to me put out their slide out , you could almost shake hands from our dinette table to theirs. This is a good clean resort if you don't spend alot of time there, the sites are way too close together for $50.00 per night. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was a GREAT park!! The bath room/shower building was spotless. Trash picked-up
every morning in front of our motorhome and since we were there during fall, they came around every day to blow the leaves of our site. Was really quiet at night with lots of trees for shade during the summer. Pool/Hot-Tub area looked really nice and clean but since we were there end of October was a little cool to use. Trolly service at enterance to park was great. Was able to get any place we needed to go and saved us from having parking problems in downtown Gatlinburg. Will stay here again next time we go to the Smokies. Stayed in a 35' class A motorhome. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Extremely clean, rules rigidly enforced, they even cleaned the fire pits each morning they were nice to us. We had no trouble getting in and out with a 37' and I saw 45' RV's there. I'm sure we'll get this 40' diesel in there easily. I guess they did appear to be a bit stuffy, but they also struck me as business cordial and I spoke limited German. I think they appreciated my "attempt" at speaking German, even though very limited German. We've stayed there several times and would again. There are so many RV parks to try up there, we do try others at times. BUT, this park is VERY predictably clean and quiet, except for some road noise. They are not open all year. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very clean, well run park! They do need to re-locate a lot of their fire-rings, as some are pretty close to the RV. Although we didn't use them, the bathroom / showers were spotless! They blew the leaves from all of the sites each day... I will certainly return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 8 / 10 ]
I had to laugh when I read the earlier reviews referring to the behavior of the people who
run this park as "nazi-type," because after we checked in my husband commented that these people must be the camping nazis. :) Customer service is not their strong suit. We arrived 50 minutes before check-in and they told us our site was not yet vacated. We asked if we could wait and they told us no, that we had to leave the campground until check-in time. We then asked if we could at least go ahead and get the registration paperwork done while we were there but they said no, that we would have to come back. In addition, during a drive-thru of the park when we were in the area a few weeks earlier, we had made a list of our 10 favorites sites. When we checked in we asked if we could have any one of those 10 sites and we were told no, with no real explanation. As we drove to our assigned site, we saw that 8 of the 10 sites we had requested were empty. Since this campground assigns sites and does not allow reservations for a specific site, I have to wonder why we were told we couldn't have any of those sites. They have a sign on their office wall that says, "There's no good reason for it. It's just our policy." Definitely not a customer-service attitude. I have never seen such a long list of rules for a campground. That said, the grounds are very pretty, the campground is well maintained, the bath house is extremely clean. It's the rules that make the park such a well-run and attractive campground. I only wish the rules were administered with a little more respect and appreciation for the customer and less of a "this is my campground and if you don't like it you can leave" attitude. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Sites are close, except the new ones off to one side. There are approximately 8 of the new sites which have a gravel access road and gravel sites. The old sites have paved roads and sites. They charge the same for both which doesn't seem fair. Coming from Gatlinburg the turn into the park is a switch back and you need a wide trun to get in. The park is very clean and orderly. Folks at the desk are nice. Pool is clean and family oriented. Park is quiet and relaxing. I would go again. I would mention that the older sites are back ins and and little swing in room. They take Good Sam and make you show your card. Have a good one. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
Excellent camping facility. Sites are spacious, restrooms are immaculate, and the setting is very beautiful. Price is higher than most but worth it considering the accommodations and the proximity to Gatlinburg and Smoky Mountain National Park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
This place was so clean that our fire ring was shoveled out by the time we got up the next morning (hmmm. would like to have kept that leftover wood). The restrooms were spotless, the grounds were immaculate and the staff was very helpful and friendly. The sites were a tight fit, but managable. The convenience of the trolley is terrific! We'll stay here again! We camped here in a camper.
[ 9 / 10 ]
The park was very clean and well maintained. The staff was very helpful and knowledgable about the area. The sites were narrow, but were very well kept. There were alot of big rigs in the park and they didn't seem to have any trouble manuevering around or getting into their sites. I will definitely stay at this park again! We camped here in a camper.
[ 10 / 10 ]
We have visited this park many times. It is our favorite. The restrooms and the laundry room are the cleanest you will ever find in a campground. The staff is constantly working to improve this facility. They are picky but that is what keeps this place so nice. We camped here in a camper.
[ 6 / 10 ]
This is a very clean campground. Sites are small but I have seen 45' motorhomes make it with no problems. Owners live on site and run the office. Some of the rules and the nazi type tactics of the employees on golf carts gets old but other than that it is a fine park. We camped here in a camper.