A nice, clean camp, with more than half the sites taken by year rounders. That said, the pull through sites are adequate, though some need more gravel and leveling. Each site has a wooden picnic table, with two small, but growing, river birch trees. The pull through site are large enough to not bother your neighbor while grilling a steak. The staff is very friendly and helpful, as is the owner. The park is continually improving. The catfish pond is almost completed and is already stocked. By 2014 the owner hopes to have a boat ramp completed for those that want to partake of TVA lakes. WiFi is not available in most sites, so don't count on that. The park is on top of a hill, so as you drive in (which is very easy on a paved road) do be careful on a couple of blind turns and hills. Yes, we'd return to this camp and if we do, we'd sure like that boat ramp finished. Price reflects Good Sam discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park has improved since we were last here in 2011. Roads are paved; pond is started, and little trees have been planted. Very quiet and downright peaceful. Mostly all-timers here and their sites are kept neat and tidy. Nicely spaced and very long pull through lots. Good TV reception via antenna. Only major problem is the WiFi...basically non-existent. Verizon service good, as was our hotspot. Lawn could have used some mowing. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The good. 1. Large spaces. 2. Quiet (no trains or planes). 3. Good laundry. 4. Lots of trees. 5. Very friendly manager and host. 6. Good quality water (about 50 PPM) better than most municipal water. 7. Concrete patios with newer wooden picnic tables. 8. Strong 50A electric service. 9. Strong AAT cellular service. The bad. 1. WiFi is only available in a very limited area. The antenna booster management loaned to us did not improve this. Word in the park is the owner will not pay the cost of improving the system. 2. Water pressure is 110 PSI so bring a reducer or risk springing some leaks. 3. No cable TV but about a dozen broadcast stations are available on an antenna. 4. On some days a bulldozer was operating in the park. There seems to be a lot of “work in progress” associated with the pond adjacent to the area where the pull thru spaces are. Other. 1. Park is principally occupied by long term guests. The host has been here nearly 4 years and many of the trailers appear to have not moved in a long time. Many occupants leave early in weekday mornings presumably to their jobs. 2. Most roadways in the pull thru section are not paved and the noise of vehicles “crunching” thru the gravel breaks the otherwise enjoyable silence. 3. $150 per week including electricity for a large pull thru space. 4. We would stay here only for a night or two if in the area again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great little park. Set on a hill overlooking a pasture with goats or sheep. They are continually improving this park, but the Wi-Fi needs the most help. The folks here are super nice and go out of their way to help. Will camp here anytime I am on business nearby. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Good park for someone passing through and maybe needs an overnight. It is close to good food and shopping. I would consider this a bare bones park: nothing for kids, pull through sites were mostly level. Did not use bathhouse but it appeared nice from the outside. The host was helpful with guiding us to our site, however I'm not sure that is really needed. Looks like some of the campers are setup for people living in them, has a trailer park feel from some of them. Wi-Fi was available, but was unable to get the password to connect. I called the office one day and the lady told me her daughter deals with that, she would try and contact her. After asking the camp host, she told me it was one of two things, but neither worked. It wasn't a big enough deal for me to ask again, so I let it go. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Long, level pull thru sites. Great laundry and spotless restrooms. Helpful hosts. No WiFi or cable. Not kid friendly - nothing for them to do. Close to shopping and the Oak Ridge NL campus We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great place to stay overnight, or for a few days since it isn't too far from I-75. Just a few miles to shopping and good eats. Quiet park that is not fancy: no clubhouse, pool or playground. Sites are level, hard packed gravel with no patios. Bathhouse is new and clean. Laundry is very clean. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate is per day for a monthly rate and does not include electric. This park is a good spot for us to use as a base when visiting the area. Utilities are good, friendly owners/workers. Most of the sites are now filled with "permanent" residents and "storm chasers" (roofing/siding repair people and insurance adjusters in the area to repair damage from this spring's hail and tornadoes). The aesthetics are slipping a bit as more long timers stay in older units with multiple vehicles, dining canopies, patio furniture, etc. Still a pleasant place to stay but starting to get a "trailer park" feel. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very quiet rural park. It is in a wooded area. Deer wander through the campground. While it is basic needs, they are working to upgrade it. The hookups were new and there is a new laundry/shower facility. They even are working to create a lake. Staff is very friendly relaxed, and very helpful. We will stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very friendly. Pull throughs were very long. We had one of the only shaded lots. Rest rooms and showers could have had a little more attention, but not complaining. We would definitely stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our second time to stay in Lazy Acres. The sites are long and spacious. There seemed to be many seasonal campers, but was quiet and peaceful. The park is very open which is great for satellite users. We would not hesitate to use this campground again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great Wi-Fi. Level gravel sites with FHU 50 amps. We stayed in the upper section which had a steep road but not a big problem. We camped here for a week. New laundry/bathroom. Quiet park. No pool or other amenities. No trees. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We made a reservation a month ahead of time. When we arrived there was no one in the office and we drove around the campground until we spotted an RV that said check in here. The park was seemed to be full and all the nice sites were taken. The person called the manager and they could not find our reservation or even remember we had made one. The lady had us follow here while she searched out a vacant spot for us. It was overgrown with weeds and on and end of a row next to a few old rigs in different stages of repair. She told us they might have a better spot in a day or two as some folks might be leaving. Well, we left and hunted up another place to stay the two weeks we had planned on. Don't waste your time on this one. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Although the park is reasonably priced for the area ($22), the sites are not well maintained. Weeds/grass is tall and you get a weathered/warped picnic table. Sites are gravel and the pull throughs are long. Was plenty of room for slides (we had 3). Bathhouse/laundramat are new and very clean. There are 4 new washers and 4 driers which work well. There are a few permanent residents who live here: one who uses power tools to build his porch add-on. We used the park as a place to "park" our 5th wheel while we drove to South Carolina to visit/stay with family. The dumpster is approximately 200 yards away: far enough you would drive your trash there. No trees to provide shade. Trees are on the perimeter. Trees at the pull throughs are young and don't provide any shade. There is no traffic noise as you are well off the highway. It is relatively quiet at night, very few children probably because there are no amenities for them. We had good cell phone reception. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate is for monthly stay: does not include electricity. This park is ideal for us. Has large level packed gravel sites, good utilities, good satellite TV reception, quiet at night. Has easy big rig access. Sprint and Verizon reception were good, both for data cards and voice. No AT&T 3G for my Nook, however. Good Wi-Fi from the park. Laundry is clean with newer washers and dryers ($1.75). Has clean bath houses with showers large enough for a small village to shower together, complete with dressing area. This is not a destination park. There is no pool, no clubhouse or game room, no store, no playground or shuffleboard courts. It is, however, a great base to stay while in the area. 60-70% occupied with long term workers and seasonals, but no junk and no drunks. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There's a new Camp Host / Information Here Trailer this spring. Was friendly and helpful. This is the 3rd time I've stayed here in the last 9 months. Has great level pull-thru sites, enough room for Big Rigs, with trailer attached. There's alot of fishing boats and trailers on the sites. It's less than 1/2 mile from US 321 which is a divided highway at the turn off point, well marked in both directions. Easy access to I-75 and I-40, Smokey Mountains and less than 30 minutes to University of Tennessee Knoxville. Lots of great places to eat within 5-15 miles. Some of best German food we have had in the US can be found at the Linderhof 11831 Kingston Pike, (Farragut) Knoxville. The owner/chef is from Bavaria and dinner is served in courses, slow pace like in Europe, expect to take 2 hours. While this is family friendly campground, there's not much for kids to do here. Mostly adults and a very quiet park the 3 times I've been here. I'll definitely stay here again my next trip to the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A great campground. Nice and quiet. All the roads are paved. The pull through sites are huge with packed level gravel. Back in sites are large also. Full hook up at all sites. Should not be a problem if you have Direct TV. The bath house was new and clean. Shower stalls were big enough for the whole family. Wi-fi worked well also. I'll be back as I have a son living in Lenior City. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Located only a few miles from town. Park is very quiet and has friendly staff. Park is clean: bathrooms, laundry room, clean. Would have been nice if they had a swimming pool. Could receive mail here with no problems. It's pet friendly. We stayed for a month. If we're ever back in the area, would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a park in development. The sites are all full hookup with 50/30 electrical and sewer. The pull throughs are quite large and can accommodate the largest of rigs. There is no pool, clubhouse, or playground for children. Most sites are in the open so SAT TV is no problem. The Wi-Fi was not working for the week we were there, storm damage to their antennas they said. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Easy in and out for big coaches. Open camp ground with long pull throughs. Leave your trailer on the coach.. Super nice people to deal with. We have kids in Knoxville and this will be our home when we're here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Not a beautiful park, but it's quiet and has what I needed, including good wi-fi. A lot of dust from the many gravel roads. I can't see them paving all the roads, but maybe they could oil them in the meantime. I suspect non-galvanized underground plumbing, because when I first turned on the water, a large quantity of rust was expelled. Then it cleared. Apparently, this site hadn't been used in a while. I would suggest people run their cold water first for a while - just in case. But once the water cleared, it was fine in terms of quality - I didn't detect any sulphur. Very quiet. I did need to level a little bit though. We would come here again - the wi-fi helps make up for any shortcomings. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice place to stay as home base for area visits - not a destination park. Large,level sites (especially pull thrus),50A at each site.Easy maneuvering big rigs.About 20% permanent/seasonal.Work continuing on planned lake/recreation area.Sites are gravel/grass.Roads are gravel so dust on entry roads is an issue - I am told plans are in works to pave and paving equipment is on site.No picnic tables or fire rings although some sites have evidence of campfires.No shade in pull thrus - great satellite reception.When driving from East (I75) follow signs, not GPS - take the second Jackson Bend turn. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Fantastic park! The owners are very nice. I spent several hours talking to Freda Bell. Nice bath house and laundry area. Easy to navigate in a large motor home. Large spaces with plenty of parking. Owner's are in the process of expanding the park. Very reasonable weekly rate $126 including tax. The next time we go the TN this is where we will be staying. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A very nice peaceful and scenic campground next to the reservoir. Bathrooms were of an older style, but well maintained. Cannot beat the price as was given the old person discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice, well-kept TVA campground overlooking Melton Hill lake. It overlooks a swimming area on the lake about 100 yards away, which has a nice but small sand beach. The rest of the facility is woods and wide-open fields/lawns, paved walkways along the lake shore, and several very attractive picnic pavilions. The Clinch river is within walking distance of the campground, maybe 1/4 mile away. It was quiet and peaceful. I expected some rowdies, but the crowd was generally much quieter than most places I've stayed. Everybody was very friendly. This is a popular fishing destination. Huge rock bass are regularly caught in the Clinch river just below the dam, and there are lots of other sport fish such as bass and bluegill. Birds are plentiful, including geese, great blue herons, and many, many swallows, for which TVA maintains nesting houses all along the riverbank. I'd have given a score of 10 but most sites are not that good. The campground is very hilly, and many of the sites are lined up sardine-style, and others are perched on a hillside in such a way that you have to walk up or down a full flight of steps to the picnic area. But there are a few very nice sites with good views, an open feel, and a level gravel pad with comfortable, usable space. I have a very small (16') trailer, so maneuvering was no problem, but a big motorhome or 5th wheel would probably have a lot of trouble getting through this campground. I had a very relaxing 4-night stay here, and I'll definitely go back unless I expect a large weekend crowd to compete with for the few good campsites. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Stopped here for an overnight on a Sunday night. Office is closed on Sunday so park yourself & leave payment. Easy access to I-40, but I felt the cost was too high for what we got. Lots of full timers there who I assume work in Knoxville. OK for an overnight stop but a lot of highway noise. Would stop here again if passing through just because of the easy access but would not make it a destination point. We camped here in a Motorhome.
East on/off from I-40 coming from Nashville. Sites are close together and was barely long enough for our 37 ft motor home and car behind. Could hear the people next to us, as units are close together. People are nice and park is clean. Most of the sites are filled with people that live there. We were visiting family in the area and the park was close to them. We will look elsewhere it there again but OK for short term stays. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Only good for an over night stay. The greatest asset of this park is it's close proximity to the Interstate. Though close, highway noise was not a problem. The reason for my relatively poor rating is the rate in conjunction with the fact that I have never been so close to my neighbor as I was here. I had only the tiniest amount of room to pull out when departing. Quite a few long term tenants with work trucks taking up a good deal of space and crowding the roads. I think that I would look for an alternative park if I was to travel here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very friendly staff, well taken care of RV park, pretty lake with sites. WiFi great, good antenna T.V. reception. Close to highway, but did not hear the traffic. Lots of pull through sites. We definitely would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Good gravel interior roads with extremely long gravel pull throughs; however, the sites are narrow. Easy access on and off the highway. Good Wi-Fi, clean laundry, a few miles to a grocery store. We camped here 2 days. Although close to the highway, our site did not seem noisy. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Holy Smokes what a place. Was dirty and loud with too many homesteaders. The part time staff was excellent, but that will not bring me back. The so called lake front was next to I-40. No sleep, the ear plugs did not help. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for one night. Campground was rather large and pretty. Spaces were fairly close together, but adequate to allow slides out. Management was very helpful and responsive. The space we were assigned had a leaking water spigot, and they fixed it immediately. Campground is immediately off the freeway so freeway noise was noticeable but it did not keep us awake. There is a nice little store on site where they sell ice cream, sodas, beer, etc. Verizon was ok, but not great. Did not use laundry, or other facilities. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stopped for only one night. Easy on and off I-40, but oh how noisy the traffic was from the interstate. Several very old campers in disrepair were spaced around the campground, but the bathrooms were immaculate. Wouldn't stay here but for a quick one night stop. Pull in and pull out. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Vastly overpriced for what you get. I made the mistake of walking through the 'seasonal' section, which was obviously being used as permanent housing. (Hay bales around trailers, 100lb propane tanks, winter insulated water lines etc.) There was mold on some of the trailers older than I am! All kinds of makeshift shelters and porchs. The park border is about 50' from the interstate and traffic noise is considerable, although we were in a motorhome, if in a travel trailer or tent it would have been a lot worse. The pool had not been cleaned and opened for the season, so can't comment on that. It didn't look very promising, though! To be fair, the people in the office were friendly and our site was ok, although no cable TV, which in this price range should have been standard. We stayed two nights and I would not have stayed three. There are too many other parks nearby to stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It was very easy access from and to the interstate. The site we were in was extremely close to the interstate and noise was a really ugly issue. I'll bet our motorhome was 100 ft off the interstate. The sites were sort of close but the pull-throughs were long enough. We only stayed here overnight so I can't comment on much of the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground has very convenient access to I-40, just barely off the interstate. That makes for a lot of traffic noise, but it is a very very short detour off your route if you're just staying a night or so. The CG is very cramped, sites are very close together, there are quite a few long term residents in less-than-desirable looking campers/travel trailers. That was a put off. We stayed here 2 nights on our way to DC, we took 1 day to look around Gatlinburg and drive up into the Smokes but I wouldn't stay here any longer. The people were friendly, but it is extremely overpriced for what you get. Wi-Fi was supposedly available, but all we could get was a signal too weak to log in and we were in the 2nd row from the office. Clean enough, friendly enough, fairly well kept, but definitely overpriced and not really convenient to anything but interstate and no restaurants or any stores within 10 miles. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Our favorite campground in this area. Very good maintenance and good owners. Our site was more level than average. Good wi-fi. Sites are close together and there are some long-term residents, but we can't complain about either. Very easy to get to from Interstate 40 (exit 360 - go north). Some road noise from I-40, but it wasn't too bad. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very pleasant staff. Very good location for overnight stay as it is right next to the interstate (rather noisy when standing outside). A pleasant lake walk available. Campfires are available in certain areas. Only downside is the proximity of the adjacent campers and the campground has a large number of permanent (monthly) residents. Would definitely visit here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Small spots and right near the highway. We have stayed here before and will probably stay here again because it is very convenient to I-40. We had a 50 amp pull thru spot which was long enough, but neighbors were very close on both sides. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
On I-40 just 7 miles west of I-75. Good Sam Park. Pretty nice. Friendly people. Good camp store. Well stocked and most prices are reasonable. They serve dinner from their kitchen. If you don't do anything else right, while you are there, get the rib dinner. Get the WHOLE rack, not the half. Believe me, you'll thank me later. The sides are a little light on the serving size. But, after getting the ribs, I forgive them. They are working on WIFI. Guess I'll do it the next time I come thru. They were waiting for family to put the new antenna up. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very convenient park right off I-40 west of Knoxville in the direction of Nashville. The park was well maintained down to lights at the utility box and garbage cans hung off the ground at the end of each site. There was was under a heater cap so water was available in the 37 degree weather. Good Sam discount available...well stocked office. If the traffic noise bothers you then you may want to skipped this, but our MH is well insulated and it didn't bother us much at all. The real find is back around the lake where camping is allowed, but with no hookups. We would not have fit there, but it was a great morning walk with our dogs. Will stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Easy to get in and out and good level sites. Very close to interstate. If you are deaf would
be ok. Lots of permanent. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 4 / 10 ]
This campground is too close to the interstate. We could hear the traffic all night. It's OK for a one night stop over, but I would not recommend it for an extended stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Nice Park, Too close to interstate. Noisy. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 3 / 10 ]
The "lake side sites" were next to a mud pit, which rose quite a stench the next morning after it had rained. On the other side of the small lake is I-40. We listened to interstate traffic all night. The map at the check in station was not even close to the actual campground. The tent and RV sites were backwards on the map, but you can't tell that at night. We backed into a tent site. The level RV sites were tiny and packed with residential vehicles. You have to almost make a right hand U turn to enter the campground, and drive through a small apartment complex. We missed the
turn the first time, because the sign isn't visible in the dark, unless you are coming from the opposite direction. If we hadn't missed it, I am not sure how well we would have been able to make the turn. I was also qouted a much lower rate that what was listed on the board when we arrived. But I was so upset by the whole experience that I didn't bother to go to the office and attempt to get a refund. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We've been RVing for nearly forty years and the Crosseyed Cricket has been in the campground guides for as long as I can remember. We've passed it many times in the past enroute to Gatlinburg so we decided to give it a try. What a joke (and disappointment). It's about 4 miles off I-40 and the roads are rutted gravel, the office is a gazebo. We arrived around 6:30 pm no one was there. We deposited our $25 in an envelope and set out to pick a site. There were only two left (and they were dirt. Thank Goodness it didn't rain or we would have been hung up). Bring bug spray. The guy beside us (along with his pet rabbit) was living (permanently) in an old VW Campmobile that didn't even run. Sorry, but I intend to pass this one up for the next 40 years! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The Crosseyed Cricket is slightly off the beaten path making for a quiet camping experience. It's really almost two parks with the upper park for primarily long-term residents. The lower part, which is not in view of the upper part, is mostly for those staying only for a few days. There are several pull-through and back-in sites, along with tent sites. We stayed in a pull-through site along a quaint creek. There are many ducks running around and a small playground consisting of swings, tetherball, and a 'log cabin' for the kids to climb on. There is also a fish-shaped swimming pool, but that was not yet open in April. Okay to stay there for a few days, particularly if you are primarily using it as a 'home base' for exploring the Knoxville area. Finally, follow the signs or web/phone directions into the park otherwise, your GPS might take you on a narrow single lane road. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I stayed here a while back and it was a great place; shady, quiet, hilly, and sites along a small stream. The owner is awesome, very helpful. Price is great, and it's about 2 miles from the I-40 exit but worth the drive. Restaurants and Knoxville are very close. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is a self check in. There are some very picturesque sites next to a stream and overlooking a large pond. The bathrooms were showing their age but were clean (B+). The road leading to the park is narrow and has some tight curves. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Access road is pretty narrow for a big rig and tree overhang damage is to be expected, campground has a lot of semi permanent residents. First section closest to the office is especially difficult to maneuver into while looking for a spot. Site marking is poor once inside campground, they advertise for big rigs, but don't seem to have enough room for multible slide outs. There was a tent in the first 50amp pull thru, wasn't impressed, won't return We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground was great. The water-side sites are a unique experience. My site had a deck overhanging the creek. The access road is not as bad as I expected after reading prior reviews. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The road leading in was a bit small. They charge extra for AC! The fish shaped pool was clean and the fishing was good. However, you must keep what you hall in and pay for them. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The park is really nice but access ro it is not so good. narrow roads with low hanging
trees on each side. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 5 / 10 ]
Very poor roads and campground turns into a lake in the rain. Not for big rigs. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 4 / 10 ]
Difficult to get to - very narrow, hilly roads. Trees not trimmed for larger rigs. Tight turns inside CG. Nice for smaller rigs or those staying for several days - not good for overnighters. Has interesting looking old mill converted to restaurant but is a long walk from CG. We camped here in a camper.