43 Parks near Middlesboro, Kentucky
We did however find 43 campgrounds within 50 miles of Middlesboro. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Middlesboro in the left hand column.
854 National Park Road Ewing, Kentucky 24248 (map) | (606) 248-2817
Sites: 190 | Latest Rate: $10.00 | 29 Reviews
Sep 2015 - $10.00
This last say was short but good. The bad is some items such as the showers are showing age. The door locks on the showers are showing age. The campground needs more electric spaces badly! The camp host were OK and seem to make efforts such as cleaning the bathrooms each night. The site we had (B7) was mostly level. The trees provide plenty of shade. We will return. - mudhound
May 2015 - $10.00
I rate this park against other NPS parks. It has electric and showers, which is rare. The showers are decent. There are only a few level spots, for a large rig. If you are lucky enough to get one, the park is a real pleasure to stay in. Of course, there are some low tree branches. You would think that NPS owns an RV roof repair business also. Here's the formula, for the lame NPS managers: Walk the campground roads and sites. If a tree branch is less than 14' from the ground, cut it off. Job done. - retiredfields
May 2015 - $10.00
This stay in this park was good. The showers were clean but the shower heads needed replacing. The sheer number of sinks is too few. The sites were as good as normal. The picnic tables are in good shape. The electric on our site was working well. My wife and I noted a few mice scurrying around. Come to think of it, we also noticed a few chipmunks and lots of squirrels too. We did notice a large rattlesnake near the campground. The lack of playground equipment and the lack of a pool make this campground more of an adult campground. I can also say I seen no adult beverages being consumed while we were there. Lastly, the dump station worked well. - mudhound
Mar 2016 - $24.00
Just needed place to park for night while on road. In Class-C. Nice concrete level pads, spacious and open, with a fire ring. Clean grounds. Saw workers pouring concrete for more pads.
Would definitely stay again. - Tireman9
Sep 2015 - $20.00
We loved our stay at Indian Mountain. Stopped for one night on our way home from a 30-day trip and decided to stay an extra night! Park is perfect for relaxing and taking in the scenic views. Our handicapped site was fully paved with concrete. Hookups were easy to access. Trash cans placed conveniently by the road between campsites. Wonderful paths for walking. Pet friendly. - hqndagal
Jul 2015 - $19.00
Have stayed here numerous times over the past 13 years. I gave the restrooms a clean rating based on cumulative experience. Most recent stay was 4th of July so restrooms were well used with all that comes with that. Recent improvements are a number of concrete pads with patio pad. Reservations need to be made well in advance of holidays. The park is in a small town and it's common for locals to cruise thru so traffic is moderate to heavy. Trash is emptied from central cans several times daily. During non-holidays the park is peaceful and quiet with several sites normally available. - ebaldy
Mar 2010 - $49.00
Third time visiting. This is not a destination campground unless your into off road 4x4's and ATV's. The sites are a simple layout at best with little room on 11ft wide gravel sites. Make sure to use your jack pads and expect concerns if you get heavy rains and driving a big rig. Most GPS's send you to the wrong exit off I-75, take exit 144 and follow signs. The campground has potential but the prices are not supported, unless your bringing your 4x4 and want trail access from the campground, then its priceless. - Mullet Republic LLC
May 2009 - $45.00
We like to ride ATV's, so this campground was perfect. Over 120,000 acres of trails!! The campground is all ATV riders, most campers were in modified cargo trailers (poor boy toy haulers) The campground was neat and clean, we had full hook ups. They also had a buffet style breakfast and dinners (it was pretty good and cheap). We plan on going back for some more fun. - kjclark
Sep 2015 - $35.00
This was a great find on our way south. It has all back in sites that are the longest I've encountered. Pacing ours I came up with approx. 100 feet of hard packed small stone. Each site has a concrete patio, picnic table and campfire ring. The owner told me that he will have restroom facilities by next summer. We used Verizon for our wifi which worked very well. Water pressure was exceptional and older campers should be sure to use a pressure regulator. The water park is closed for the season so we had a very quiet stay. During the season the water park closes by 7:30 PM so nights are quiet. No trains close by. A state highway that the campground is located on can be a bit noisy during the day but is quiet at night. This will be a definite stop for us any time we go through the area. - Phantom Camper
Jul 2015 - $35.00
This is a new RV park that just opened in May, 2015. It is part of the Williamsburg town owned Kentucky Splash Waterpark and Campground, but you can use the RV park without using the Splash park. The waterpark has existed for several years, but the campground has just been added.
The campground consists of a single paved loop, with fairly level gravel sites accompanied by a concrete picnic table area. The sites are spacious and most are long enough to accommodate the longest RV's. Though the sites appear to be hard packed gravel/stone, we found that we had to place large jack pads under our leveling jacks to prevent the jacks from sinking into the gravel. Be aware that there is a small creek that runs along the back side of the RV sites. The night we were there, there was a significant rain storm and we were awakened to a weather radio alert to flooding risk. The small creek had turned into a raging river, and was within inches of overflowing the banks, which would have flooding the entire flat campground area. Needless to say we departed early heading for higher ground. In dryer weather this would certainly not be of concern.
WiFi was on a par with most RV parks, slow and unreliable. Good AT&T and Verizon service. A Pilot, Walmart and several restaurants are just down the road right off I-75. Outside of the above rain concerns, the park is a nice, quiet, spacious and clean park and we will certainly use this as a stopover anytime we are passing through this area. And if you have anyone interested in the water park it is inexpensive and right across a large parking lot. - Johnson's
Oct 2015 - $27.00
Very well managed, clean campground. Not a "resort". On the cleanest lake in TN. Staff very helpful. Boat ramp nearby as are walking trails. Have what appears to be a well stocked store, but I was there in off season so they were scaling back some on supplies.
Some of the most friendly people I have ever met. Follow their directions to campground. Can be tricky. Boats are welcome and it looks like there is plenty of shore to tie up there. They have a beach area also. - wvbassmistress
Mar 2016 - $24.00
Campground loses points for closeness of sites. But It was very quiet, even though it was spring break and Easter. Great trails, beautiful scenery, Great Lake. Lots for kids to do. - pegleg118
Jul 2015 - $20.00
This campground was wonderful. We called ahead and reserved a spot but upon arriving wanted to change sites due to closeness to bathhouse. The employee was wonderful moving us to a better spot. Lots of open space, easy to set up and very spacious. Because we use the bathhouse for showers and bathroom facilities, I was extremely pleased with their cleanliness. Not only that but they were private allowing to lock the door, this is wonderful especially with small children. Lots of hiking opportunities, pool, and shopping. - JennG
Jun 2015 - $18.00
This is a beautiful little park nestled in the Smoky Mountain region. The sites were small, but not on top of one another. They were shaded and fairly level. This was one of the quietest parks I have stayed at and every site was full. The people there were friendly and respectful. - RNRVtravler
Apr 2016 - $37.00
This campground when I called, I asked and was told, their wifi works well. I also asked about if we could get out with our Dish. They said no problem. Never had anybody complain. WELL I AM. Their wifi sucks, can not get on even parked in front of office. Could not get out with Dish...TOO many trees. I think its really sad how we were misled. We were booked for 2 days, asked for our 2nd night refund. After some back and forth bickering, we were finally reimbursed. NEVER again would I book here. - Barbjac425
Apr 2016 - $40.00
This is a very confusing park. The road in/out is very narrow. The sites have been squeezed into a small piece of property. Some lots cannot be used since they added the "large upscale pull thru lots". We were in lot 14, which is shared with another coach. Our lot had a large tree that hindered us from opening our back driver side slide. We were told this wouldn't be a problem and we wouldn't have to unhook our car. When we started to leave we had to pull straight to avoid hitting the tree with the back of the coach. Then we couldn't get by a half dead bush. I tried breaking the dead branches off, but that didn't work. So, we had to unhook the car, which was on an angle, back up and start over. Luckily everyone else had left so we had room. I would suggest you never stay on lot 14 in a big rig. Get a lot without a patio that has a straight shot out of the campground. - Merker
Mar 2016 - $37.00
We spent one night while going south. Our gravel site was spacious, mostly shady, and included a fire ring and patio. A lot of trees. Staff was very nice. Would stay again. - deangrimmett
Sep 2015 - $20.00
We originally booked a site in the East campground. Upon arrival, the east side was not suited for us. The sites are extremely close with no type of screening in between sites, only provides 30 amp electric and is situated right underneath high tension powerlines. The East campground just wasn't for us. After calling the front desk, they happened to have a site available on the West side campground and happily assisted us in changing our reservation. The West campground, hands down, is the nicer side. The sites are a little closer than we normally prefer, but much more spacious than the East side. Also, the park wasn't very full which allowed us to have open sites next to ours. Wonderful, shaded sites with natural screening between sites. It was lovely. No complaints with the hook ups, all worked wonderfully. The playground is a great asset for families. We also enjoyed just walking the loop and enjoying the scenery. A nature trail head is found just off of the loop and was a fun excursion for our family. The bath houses were clean, but a little outdated. Paint peeling from the ceiling and tons of spider webs, but it is a $20/night natural state park and seemed to be decently maintained. If you like wooded, natural camping with a few modern amenities like we do then this campground is for you. We had a wonderful time and will definitely be back if we are ever in the area! - Brownsonthemove
May 2014 - $18.00
We had no idea that the road into this campground would be so steep and windy with hairpin turns. The price of beauty I think. We had 50 amp power, water at our site and our phone and internet (both Verizon) worked. The site was nothing but dirt but our rig sat on asphalt and we did have a picnic table, a fire ring and a grill. We were glad we have a rug. It took some leveling but we managed to get settled and it was beautiful. There were few other campers near us; the campground was almost empty as it was a weekday. Most of the sites are very small and if it had been full we would have felt very cramped. I could see no evidence of camp hosts or park rangers. No one seems to clean these sites. We didn’t use the showers but they looked fair. We did enjoy the hiking trails that run near the campground. Because of the access and the size of our rig (38 ft fifth wheel) I don’t think I would come back. This place was definitely built for smaller campers. - Myrt & Gordy
Mar 2014 - $23.00
I stayed at the West campground which is atop Andrews Ridge. Rather steep, winding road up, but there were some mid-size travel trailers and smaller 5th wheels that made it. The bathrooms and showers were dated but clean. Water pressure isn't the best so I used my internal pump. Most of the larger sites are sloped somewhat. The sites on the outside of the ring are smaller but more level. These sites have a pretty steep drop at their rear. Being on top of the ridge provided solid 4G service on my Verizon smart phone and over the air TV wasn't bad either. The East camping loop has sites that are more level but there are high tension power lines running directly overhead. - Sailor Dave
Mar 2012 - $25.00
I wish I could give this park a higher rating but there are too many negatives. The drive in from I75 is up and across the mountain on narrow curvy roads. We arrived on a Sunday and the office was closed. The entrance to the campground is very steep and we didn't even venture down the mountain to the lower sites. We chose a site below the office. The sites slope up hill from front to back and needed several blocks to level. The sewer would not drain as it sloped up to the outlet. The sites are very short and not big rig friendly. The new sites are poorly designed and some have fallen away due to erosion. The staff is extremely friendly and the office staff were anxious to make sure we had everything we needed. The view is beautiful and they are in the process of adding a restaurant to the marina. The newer section of this campground is poorly designed and it needs to be totally rethought. I doubt that we will return. - portliz
Jun 2011 - $30.00
New owners and staff running the place were very nice. You can really tell there has been a lot of money and time spent in this park to clean it up. A lot has been accomplished. The bath houses are new and very nice as is the pool and lodge. If you have AT&T cell service you're out of luck for service but who cares? The campground is quiet. I wish we had direct view of the lake but overall I thoroughly enjoyed our time here (10 days). New electric, water and sewer are very big pluses in my book. We have a large rig, little tricky getting in here due to the terrain. Would come back again - User1966
Jul 2010 - $30.00
We stayed at this campground under the old management and it was terrible. Small sites and lots of older permanent trailers. New owners have gotten rid of the old trailers and is trying to improve the sites. We have a 41 foot DP motorhome and found that the only big rig sites are the NEW gravel sites just below the office. These new gravel sites are level, wide and open for satellite reception. They do not have cable TV. There are very few RV campgrounds around the Norris Lake/Dam area so it was nice to find one with a marina that could accept our big rig. The campground has a new pool but, a lot of work still needs to be done. I hope the new owner continues to improve the campground. - brobertson1999
Jul 2015 - $40.00
Nice size for big rigs. Close to the Cumberland Falls. White water rafting trip is very easy for all ages, it's no where near the rides I've taken on other rivers. Very nice area just to drive around and hike the many trails in the park. We also did the horseback tour next door through the woods and had some great views and photo ops.
Only pull through sites have full hookup, but there is a dump station by the office for the rest of the sites the are water and electric only. Same owner here since 1985. - Oceanblue
Jun 2012 - $30.00
The RV sites are very basic. This is a hikers or white water rafting paradise. They have recently added RV facilities and these will get better. They offer shuttle service to the various hiking locations. It is the best place to stop if you have a big rig and want to visit Cumberland Falls State park as the park is not "Big" rig friendly. Shade is limited and sites are gravel. - A hitch and hop
Sep 2015 - $25.00
Off I75 and in a great location with a nice lake BUT the narrow roads and hairpin curves for a 40 ft. motorhome and a toad is not for the faint hearted. Also, if you book here get directions from the manager. If you follow your gps you may never be heard from again!. The campground is in tiers--at least 3 levels with us staying in the only one we could---at the top and by the office. Sites are very narrow and need redoing. Supposedly there are new owners who plan to completely redo this park. We never saw the pool but there are lots of permanent residents down toward the lake with very untidy yards. I don't believe a motorhome of more than 32 feet could navigate the steep levels to the lower areas closer to the lake. Only 4 miles from I75 this park offers great potential and it will take great money to trim trees, widen roads, and level up these sites which are more suited to short tagalongs or pop up campers. We will not stay here again until improvements are made to accommodate a larger rig. - leciel19
Jun 2011 - $35.00
This park has a lot of potential but is very poorly managed. A lot of permanent campers on sites close to the water, which is fine because it is on the water and the lake is their main draw. The permanent sites were poorly kept by campers and staff. We stayed on a newer campsite near the office and away from the permanent guests. These sites were built right on top of each other, if you wanted a picnic table or fire ring you had to go find one. Most campsites were washed out from heavy spring rain, and there is no staff to fix it. This park has absolutely no employees outside of the office. You can tell, because nothing gets ever gets repaired. The neighbor told us that the sites have been washed out for months, and grass had only been mowed once all season. It's a shame, because it could be a very nice park with a some TLC. We won't be back. - User578
Sep 2008 - $35.00
Our site had trash on the ground (cans, discarded gloves for sewer), no cover on the sewer connection. There were four wheelers and motor bikes running up and down the roads. - scjenk
Jun 2015 - $16.00
TVA facilities are top notch, and this campground is excellent. Located on beautiful Cherokee Lake right at the dam. Good for campfires and hanging out, nice shaded sites. Cool swimming beach (lake), picnic areas & pavilions, level mile-long bike riding path to the dam, walking paths, lots of wildlife.
While the RV sites are back-in and pea-graveled, they are large / level, and some are waterfront. Correctly located standard water and electric hookups (20,30, 50 amp), no sewer but well laid-out dump station away from other campsites + it doesn't block any entrance / exit roads cause it's on it's own separated loop. The ADA sites (really huge concrete pads) are among the best we've ever seen - and they are near the bathhouse, which is nice & clean with good water pressure, and it has a drinking fountain outside too.
TVA is a federal agency, so Golden Age and Golden Access passes are honored for 50% off the base camping rate, hence our listed $16 a night rate. NO reservations here yet -first come / first serve as of 2015- + no long term stays (strict limit of 21 days). And this TVA campground is seasonal, closes in November and usually opens in March, so check website for dates. TVA campgrounds are now being run by a private vendor so reservations may possibly be available in the future.
That means camp hosts on-site all the time. They are great - very friendly people you can count on. We absolutely love staying here and will go back every time when in the area. - TheGrandMan
Apr 2016 - $20.00
We were a bit disappointed with Cherokee County Park. The office as closed when we arrived in the early afternoon. As I stood there reading the bulletin board trying to figure out what to do and where to go, a woman drove up and asked if I needed help. She led us to the campground area, pointed out the available sites and collected our money - no receipt. Although most of the park was well-maintained, the campground was not. Sites were squeezed in here and there and generally very close together. Only a few sites offered even a view of the lake. Most of the sites are occupied by seasonal folks with lots of "stuff" piled around their rigs. Lots of boat trailers all around sites. The bathhouse left a lot to be desired - could use some new paint and good cleaning. It was a one-night stopover for us; I doubt we will be back. - WxToad
Jul 2011 - $25.00
After having been mislead as to the distance from the interstate, and to the easy access sites for our 26 ft. 5th wheel, we attempted to negotiate around this shabby park to find our site. With tree branches scraping our trailer and leaning dangerously around a tight circle with a tree in the center, we found it to be near impossible to even attempt backing into our assigned "slot". Having to use 4x4 in "low range" to leaving the camping area, we stopped at the office for a refund, where the manager couldn't figure out how to do it for VISA so reluctantly gave back cash. Had to use low range again to pull away from the office. The lake appeared nice though. The ever narrowing route from the interstate plus the logging camp type park will create certain horror stories for those of you who attempt an adventure at this campground. - Pinkito
Jul 2007 - $22.00
I must first admit that I did not stay here in this campground. However, I had just sold a guy my camper and spent several hours helping him sit it up. While there, I was able to look about the place. Mostly this campground is for seasonal campers. They had very few spots for folks who just want to spend a day or two. The sites that are open for travelers were not the best sites. Most had no sewer. Only the permanent sites had sewer water, and electric. The bath house was a mess and according to the person I sold the camper to they stay that way. Now, the location on the lake was very nice. There were horseshoe pits, a camp store, and a boat launch. Other than those items the place is just very bland. - mudhound
Apr 2016 - $17.00
This is a beautiful park. The sites are all different lengths. Cove Lake is nearby. If you have a watercraft, check to see where you can use it. I couldn't use my kayak in the area I was parked. But fishing was allowed from the shore. Some sites are on the waters edge. There is a nice playground for the kids and plenty of room for bicycle riding. There is no Wifi, but there is a strong Verizon signal. If you are stopping without reservations and they tell you to pick a site, make sure that site is available before you set up. - Lyn53
Jul 2015 - $22.00
A nice state park. The sites in the front loop are smaller and many are challenging to back into and/or unlevel - not to the point that you can't get leveled up, just requires some work with wood or leveling blocks. The rear loop is more open, larger lots, and fairly level with a large center grassy area with playground and central shower house. The park has a great swimming pool for a resonable fee (discounted for campers). Overall, it is abeautiful park in the mountains, but could use some more modern showers and some updates to the site pads themselves. We would camp here again, but would make sure to be in the sites farthest away from the check in/ranger station (not sure of the site numbers) due to size of sites and ease of entry. - IBpraisingGod
Jul 2015 - $16.00
This is a state park, therefore a lot of tent campers. The men's bathroom was messy from all of the kids, but this was a Sunday night so they may not been able to clean them until the next morning. Our site wasn't level but the rangers told us about it and we needed a pull thru. The park is very nice, a lot of trees and a pond, plus as part of the state park there is a recreation area including a swimming pool. It was fine for us since we were traveling thru and it was close to the highway on our route. - SGF
Jul 2014 - $27.00
Beautiful paved sites with large patios, surrounded by gorgeous forest. Good water and power. Our site (B2) was level and easy to get into with our small RV. Most of park is for tents, with only a limited number for RVs. Toilets were located conveniently but didn't seem to be serviced regularly. Some were dirty and out of toilet paper. There is only one shower building for the entire park and the showers were dirty and some needed repair -- missing benches, spider webs, dead bugs. Camp host was pleasant and helpful. The roads are rather narrow and twisty, so I would hesitate to try to get in with a big rig. Cost reflects senior discount. - cbcon2
Jun 2014 - $26.00
This campground has the nicest, largest and most private campsites of any campgrounds we have ever visited. We stayed in B08 and absolutely loved the site. The campground was very clean and well maintained. The campground hosts were very friendly and helpful. The only reasons why I can't give this campground a "10" are because there are no sewer hook-ups and there is no pool or playground area. If it had these amenities, it would be an easy 10. Also, although there is probably nothing that the campground itself can help, be warned that ticks and gnats were pretty bad the days we were there. Regardless of the these few things, we would definitely stay at this campground again when visiting this area. - Penny C
May 2014 - $26.00
Very nicely maintained, friendly hosts, level campsites. We had site B2, a reservable site, it was perfect for our 45' MH and toad. 25W is narrow with no shoulder. Turn into CG was tight with toad but we made it okay. B loop had no shower facility, just toilets. No Satellite reception on B2. AT&T service decent. Only received 3 TV channels with antenna. - YOLO13
Sep 2006 - $22.00
Campsites are not level and are grass and dirt. The setting is very nice - the lake was pretty low when we were there. The staff is very nice. There is a playground for kids. This would be a nice destination park for kids and families visiting Cumberland Falls State Park. - Bearpup
May 2016 - $42.00
Easy access from I-75. Sites are a bit narrow. We wouldn't have been able to put our awning out and sit outside comfortably even if a tree hadn't been in the way. This is a relatively quiet park even though it is close to the interstate. We would stay here again. - dickens
May 2016 - $42.00
This was our 2nd stay here while passing through heading north. Easy on and off the interstate. Internal roads and sites are gravel, a little narrow and close to our neighbor. There are a lot of long term residents here but most were on one side of the campground. We were given a long pull-thru with 50 amps and full hookups. The utilities are way in the back so if you're pulling a tow car, it's going to be a stretch to hook up. There are only a few sites for big rigs so make reservations or call. WiFi was weak. Nice dogpark. There's a trash can on every site. Our site was fairly level. We were only overnight and they were putting down sod and fresh gravel on many of the sites. Office staff were friendly and helpful. We'll likely stay here again. - Flippitti
Jul 2015 - $50.00
Nightly rate is for 2 adults, 3 teens and a pet. We used as an overnight stop on our trip home - park is ideally located off I-75 on the north side of Knoxville. Sites are level, with all the amenities, but are a little close together. Electrical posts at the site are in need of a little TLC, but no issues with any utility. Host are very friendly and helpful. Will stay here again. - Cousin Eddy
Oct 2015 - $37.00
This park is a hidden gem near Cumberland Falls KY. Although about 10 miles off interstate, it is well worth the short drive. Park is beautiful with large level gravel sites. Pull-thru sites are extra long. Sites are spacious with plenty of room between neighbors. Tent sites and cabins are also available. Full hook-ups with cable available on back in sites. Camp store is well stocked and even offers fresh hot pizza. The park owner is very friendly and helpful. There is a fishing lake on the property and nice trails to follow. The laundry is clean, bath house clean and roomy. We stayed here in a 40 ft Motor home and plan to come back for a longer stay. - gleLOAL
Sep 2015 - $36.00
This is a beautiful, small campground located near the Daniel Boone Forest. It is immaculately clean with large gravel sites. It has pull-through and back-in sites with full hookups. There is room for big rigs with easy access. It has beautiful cabins also. It is gated so security is not an issue.
The owners are extremely friendly and can't do enough to make your stay great. We wish we could have stayed longer. We stayed there in a 42 foot rig. - Fire344
Nov 2015 - $28.00
This is a nice state park with plenty to do. There is a Mountain Life museum, Wilderness Road and hiking trails. It is 45 minutes away from Cumberland Falls. The sites are mostly open and fairly large. We have a good ATT signal, not too many OTA channels but open enough for satellite. - cascan
Aug 2015 - $32.00
Nice state park campground near London KY. We were in a section with full hookups. The site was gravel but very level. The campground was very quiet during the week but became full on the weekends. The weekends are quite noisy during the day but remain quiet after dark. - Co-Mike
Jun 2015 - $23.00
Stayed here for a week. Good Wi-Fi service, but it's not free. Wi-Fi goes through TengoInternet, so we got a Boingo Wireless account for $10 a month, which is cheaper than the park's weekly rate. No real cell coverage for Verizon.
New pool is great. Huge, clean, well staffed by lifeguards. Only $2.50 if you go between 4 and 7 PM. Access to lots of hiking trails from the park. Also a short drive to more hiking at Cumberland Falls State Park.
Laundry facilities were excellent. Stayed on a fairly level site at the beginning of the back section. This section is more wooded and quiet.
Overall, a great place to stay for a week. - tripster
Jun 2011 - $20.00
Our review of this park was a difficult one to write because the manager was extremely friendly. Her family owns the place but honestly this is only a hobby park. It was not well marked on the east ( exit 117 off of I-75N and turn right ) side of Raccoon Valley Road. Their park sign is almost non existent. Once in the park the gravel sites were only moderately level ( we needed boards to level). From our count there appeared to be only three 50 amp sites: the others were 30’s. They have one washer, one dryer and two complete restrooms, one of which is handicapped accessible, and one shade tree site but it’s not level. No Wi-Fi but our Verizon air card worked well. No trash cans so we put our full bags in the laundry area. We found, per the managers recommendation, a really good restaurant called Aubrey’s at Exit 112 on Conner Road. On the plus side, this campground was quite unlike the noisy campground on the other side of Exit 117 ( quarry trucks ). This is good as a stopover park but not much more unless some corrections are made such as Wi-Fi, re-level the sites, more 50 amp hookups and trashcans. Having said that, in our estimation it’s almost on a par with the very few surrounding campgrounds and this is in large part due to the very accommodating hostess. Our return to this park would depend on seeing what, if any, of the above suggested improvements get made. - 5thwheeler
Jul 2014 - $22.00
The 7 is due to the fact the staff is not totally up front with the site information. I have a 30 foot trailer and the woman who gave me the site info on the phone said I would fit on the site she suggested because of the distance from my second axle to the rear bumper. For most sites, there is a cliff after the parking stop so your rear stabilizers are flapping in the breeze. I had site 28 which is the only "safe" site for a trailer this size. I had to park my rig sideways on the pavement in order to make it comfortable for me. Sites 28, 29 and 30 seem to be old sites with old tent sites behind them and they just made three sites out of six. They actually tried to put a 36 foot travel trailer on a site that was 24 feet long. Staff was very nice but just young kids inexperienced with camper sizes. Horseback riding stables on site, pool is down the road and a fee is charged even if you are camping ($2 PP). There is a very small camp store with the absolute minimum necessities. Lodge is also down the road, and the falls are even further down the road. Unless you are an avid hiker, you can't walk or even bike to any of this due to the hilly roads. This is a great tent/popup campground. Dump station is easy to access and is actually sloped a bit toward the dump. They should all be like this. - Wydglide
Apr 2014 - $24.00
This is a nice little park that is suitable for tents up to small travel trailers. The entry road is narrow and winding and has some significant grades, but unless your tow vehicle/RV is way under-powered you should be able to handle the grades. Note the narrow description - this is important. Long vehicles will have some difficulty getting around the turns unless the road is empty (which is often the case.) The road inside the campground is also somewhat narrow, and wide vehicles may encounter difficulty making the tight loop at the end of the camp road. All of the spots in this park are short, but plenty wide (for slides, EZUp, etc.), have fire rings and are asphalt with gravel in the non-parking section of the spot. Hookups are shared, so you may need to move to an adjacent spot to get them on the proper side. Also, they are at varying distances from each spot, some being close enough for a standard 25' hose/power cord, others will require additional length to reach (no more than 50', if that, but longer than a 25' cord.) The park is located on some of the only flat land around, so there is not much the State Parks system could do to improve the size of the spots even if they were given the money by the State (which they have not for some years.) Check-in was simple and the park staff were very helpful and friendly. They let us check the spot before we finished check-in to be sure that it would work for us, and were happy to help us move to an adjacent spot with closer hookups. They also came by each day to make sure that we knew the camp store would be closing in 30 minutes, which I thought was very courteous. We stayed in spot #25, which had plenty of room for our 18' A-frame pop-up, but we had to park the truck across the front as the pad was too short to park both on the pad. This was not a problem and the park staff can assist with alternate parking if needed. There are large concrete wheel stops to prevent you from backing too far, but you will want to note the location of your rear stabilizers as backing too far in may leave your jacks hanging in mid-air. The campground is old, but well cared for, and quite nice once you get used to it's size. The bathrooms were clean (twice a day when we were there), but old. There were two showers in the mens facilities and both were clean and fully functional, but showing their age. The rangers passed through regularly and everything was clean and free of debris, trash, etc. This is probably the quietest campground we've ever stayed in. There is a lot to do at the park, which is a short drive (probably 5 minutes at most) from the campground. There are three waterfalls: Cumberland Falls, Eagle Falls, and Dog Slaughter Falls. The main attraction does not require hiking, but the other two do. There is also a playground in the campground for children, as well as a nature center, gift shop, and 'gem mining'. There is also a lodge at the park which has a restaurant in case you don't want to cook in camp (we did not go, but it looked nice.) Lastly, there is one dump site located at the entrance next to the check in station. It was well maintained and clean when we were there, and there was no line to use so emptying our grey water tote was a snap. Despite the small size of the spots and the narrow, winding entrance road, we would certainly camp here again - it was quiet, pretty, and there was plenty to see and do. - WrongWayRandall
Apr 2013 - $22.00
The sites are short, and your tow most likely will have to park at the side of the road. The end of the loop was under construction to erect playground equipment while I was there. I took a site for a pop-up, as it had grass in front as opposed to chat. Restrooms clean. Wi-Fi available at the office/store, which was stocked with food/camping items. Tent sites were very nice and some built with platforms. Not much to do within the campground. - T
Mar 2016 - $26.00
Arrived late and left early so did not get to check out store. Registration was closed. Ended up calling after I got home to give them my cc number.
OK for overnight stay but had some difficulty finding level spot. Maybe in daylight it would not have been such a problem. Might stay again if I just needed place with electric to spend the night.
Roadway in campground was tight in dark. OK with Class-C not sure about large Class-A or large 5th wheel. - Tireman9
Sep 2015 - $34.00
We stayed here 4 nights while we were in town for a football game. The sites are on a hill under the trees but terraced and level. The laundry was clean and well equipped. Wash 1.75; dry 1.00. All staff we encountered were pleasant. Our site did not allow satellite signal; cable had a weak signal. - SoonerMom
Aug 2015 - $40.00
We had to stay here 3 mo for wife operation at UT Medical Center. The owner put on a pig pickin while and this guy can cook a hog. We stayed in the monthly section, the park is quiet and the pool was great. The only problem in our section was dog poop not being picked by a few dog owners there at the park. Other than that the park has easy back outs and very nice pull- throughs, fire pits, did I mention the cookouts, O yes. Staff is very nice as well as the owner. We stay here every time we have to go to Knoxville. They went out of their way to keep us in the same spot when we had to stay a lot longer than we planned to. We thank them for there caring and kindness. - User3774
Dec 2015 - $21.00
We checked in here to explore Knoxville, which is a quick drive down I-75 only a mile from the campground. We knew in advance the office was closed for lunch so we just went to our site and setup. We were in site 10 which is in an odd place in the grounds and we needed to back up into a field in order to get into the site. The site was not level, needing blocks under the left like almost all other campers. Even though there was a lot of rain, it did drain well for the most part, but was still puddling in areas.
The sites are gravel with a little bit of grass in between. We had no one next to us, but if there was, it would have been very close. No cable or wifi, but Verizon 4G coverage was great and we did get most local channels over the air. Laundry had four washers and four dryers, running $1.75 for each. Not a glamorous campground, but much better when compared to the other one down the road. We did not join the Escapee Club and I couldn't imagine joining a club to have a minimalist campground like this. That being said, we would probably return if ever back in the Knoxville are. - pfogleboch
Nov 2015 - $20.00
Host was very friendly. It's a basic campground. The sites was FHU, PTH 50 amp. No cable, WiFi Tango which we didn't buy. 4g strong Verizon. Lots of channels on antenna. We were nearby our neighbors. Some shade I would think when trees have leaves. The ground was grass & gravel. No playground but a dog walk. It served our purpose. - jcpjane
Oct 2015 - $30.00
We stayed 3 nights to see the area.
The park is far enough from I-75 (Exit 117: SR-170, Raccoon Valley Dr) so there is no noise from the Interstate but Raccoon Valley Dr is a narrow rural residential roads that is without a shoulder and has vegetation encroachment.
The online reservations system was not working. Had to call the park directly. The basic rate was for 30 AMP service. There was an additional $1.00/day charge for 50 AMP service.
The interior roads and site parking pads are gravel. Some of the roads are narrow with tight turns and vehicle encroachment because the sites are too small for parking of additional vehicles. This is another park that doesn't understand the simple concept of the importance of a flat, level parking pad! Almost all of the parking pads had a single or double pitch. It is a shame that a business expects these sites to be acceptable and that people accept them. There is NO privacy between the sites as the sites are on top of each other. An example was an RV had their awning slightly extended which touched the next RV. The RV that was being touched had to coordinate their departure with the other RV to retract the awning. They have full hook ups - water, electricity (50 AMP), & sewer. The utility connections were towards the middle of the sites but some of them were on the uphill side of the parking pad creating an uphill flow. There was an outside table but the environment was not inviting to sit outside.
The trees around the park made satellite reception hit and miss depending on site assignment and your dish configuration. The park brochure showed 11 broadcast channels. Didn't try to get any broadcast channels.
Only WiFi reception provided by the park was a paid service (Tengo). Our Verizon WiFi hotspot was adequate. Our NET10 phone reception was acceptable.
The designated fenced pet area was sufficient for large or small dogs. There was sufficient area to walk dogs along the park roads. - bsb814
Sep 2015 - $28.00
This was our first visit to Holly Bay Campground, and boy were we pleased with this campground! The campground is very spacious and heavily forested throughout - to the point of barely seeing the campsite next to you. Laurel Lake borders nearly three sides of the campground, but with the woods all around, it is hard to see the water from the campsites. The good thing is that there is a gorgeous, shaded hiking trail that goes down and around part of the lake.
This has become our favorite campground to visit as it is the most scenic, clean, and quiet we have been to. - Mcoffman
Oct 2013 - $20.00
As said before, if you are an ATV trail rider, this place is for you. If not, it's only good for an over-night stay if you're going through the area. We used it as the latter. It was a Wednesday afternoon when we stopped; we had no reservations. The park looked mostly empty when we pulled in. The layout is a strip of asphalt between 421 and a creek, with paved sites on either side. Half the sites are creek side, half are on the highway. There is a small restroom/ shower house that we did not use. The office is not marked; I found out it shares the other half of the shower house. We never got a good direction on which site to choose. We had to move sites three times; the last two times were after the office was closed. They had no idea who had what site reserved or when. We moved to the other side along the road; and found that all the water hydrants for all those sites were locked. Thankfully, the ATV riders moved sites so we could move back over by the creek side and have running water. Summary - OK for an overnight stop, you get $20.00 worth. Road is noisy but not too bad if you can get a creek side site. The managers have no idea how to organize sites or reservations, and once they leave for the night, you're on your own, even if the water is locked. - JaredWPhillips
Apr 2010 - $20.00
Willie Begley RV Park (locally known as John Asher's Farm) is an ATV trailhead in the Daniel Boone National Forest. For off-road enthusiasts, this campground should be rated a 9. (Anyone else will be disappointed.) Sites are double-wide to park both your camper & 4-wheel toys. A tailgate loading ramp is available, as well as dump station. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Cafe serving breakfast, lunch, dinner & ice cream is on site. Kid's playground also available. The RV park is an asphalt strip wedged between Hwy 421 and a small creek. Sites 1-13 are creek side, sites 14-27 are against the road. Access to ATV trails is up a steep paved road at the entrance. Locally popular, teens & families ride 4-wheelers down Hwy 421 to enter the trail head. Traveling from I-75/London,KY DON'T USE Mapquest/GPS instructions which takes you to Rt 66 and Hwy 421-it's a narrow, 17-mile, brake-grinding endurance course. Instead, stay on Hal Rogers Parkway toward Hazard. Turn right on Rt 118, then right onto 421. Park is only a couple of white-knuckle miles away. - Flying Mantis
Oct 2015 - $36.00
As others have said, it really isn't designed for a big rig. Pretty much all back in unless you have a small rig and are one of the first for the pull through sites as the sites make up part of the road. Easiest entry is actually at the light before the hotel and then take the access road. Pull in before the gas station. Else pull in and park as close to the road or at the gas station. It is tight. Restrooms were adequate and clean, but someone thought it was still summer as all the windows were open and no heat on (October 46 degrees in the AM). WiFi is good. Basic cable included. Very, very noisy in the morning with restaurants supply trucks and trash trucks to compliment the road noise. . Really old picnic tables. - TBBGII
Jul 2015 - $36.00
For a longer term stay we were assigned a back in site which was high in rear, low in front. When level the rear was almost on the ground. The sewer connection was on a mound and the pipe was a good 6 inches above the ground. I went to the the office and was given a different site. While it was still high in the rear and low in the front, it was better than the first. The sewer, water and electric were at the rear of the site and the sewer was still an elevated pipe.
This wouldn't be our first choice in the area but we were there during the 4th of July and the had space available so grateful to have a place to stay. When parking we were given instructions to drive in front of the closed service station to enter the park. This eliminated the sharp turn mentioned by a previous reviewer. There is truck parking behind the motel and that is a good staging area to park while checking in for a site. - LivinTheDream
Dec 2014 - $34.00
This is a small campground located beside the Budget Host Motel. You check into the campground in the front lobby of the motel. The campground is not fancy, but offers full service 50 amp sites and a clean bathhouse facility. As an overnight stopping point it offers easy access to I-75 and there is a small truck stop right across the street that you can refuel at. The campground has four "pull through" sites but due to tight turns into the sites I couldn't get into them with a 40 ft fifth wheel. Fortunately the campground is fairly open in the center and the pull through sites are easy to back into. This is not a campground that I would want to spend a weekend at, but as an easily accessible overnight campground it was a good value for the money. - Greg and Kim
Apr 2016 - $30.00
Did not see an issue with low branches when pulling in by the house. There are about 5 well setup, well packed (with some stone), level, 50 amp, FHU sites as the first ones on the left. Others are seemingly just grass and not necessarily very level. Call to see what is available. I was happy with those first sites. There is no WiFi but my Verizon Mifi worked just fine. There certainly is nothing special about this place but it is quiet and safe. Note that there are go-cart races across the street on Saturday. This can be noisy but otherwise it is very quiet. I would stay here again. - cwier
Oct 2015 - $33.00
Big Rig accessible but not particularly Big Rig friendly. Enquired about height when reserving (our Big Rig RV is 40'+ long and 13' 6" at its highest point), was told no problems, but found upon arrival a tree at entrance had low branches which scraped roof of RV. Sites are grass over sparse gravel and exiting requires driving through a grassy former farm pasture with an incline which was wet and left us very apprehensive. Charged $33 for a nights stay even though sign in the office advertised $30 per night. Verizon signal poor but AT&T LTE was very fast. Very friendly owner and everything was well-kept. Quiet at night. I thought it was slightly pricey for full hookups in a grassy field. I doubt we would return. - Snidely Whiplash
Sep 2015 - $33.00
Visited this CG twice in 2015. Both times for the bluegrass music. The camping area was a dairy farm so it is what it is. Be prepared to do some leveling. When there is little demand they spread campers out using every other site if not wider. For bluegrass festival it is chock a block & nobody cares. Best venue for bluegrass we have ever been at. The old barn & milking shed have been converted for event use. Wonderful owners. As laid back country as can be. Could be used as a base for Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg etc. where prices are higher & amenities more plentiful. - Veebyes
Sep 2012 - $17.00
When we first got to the campground we weren't impressed. It was smaller than we thought it would be and kind of outdated, but as the day went on we liked it more.Check in was by self or campground host. It was very quiet (especially for a holiday weekend) and people were friendly. We stayed for 2 days and spent them sightseeing or hiking various trails. If we are in the area we would stay again to hike,but we wouldn't make this a main vacation point. Checking out was easy and the dump station was very easy to use.Overall,we had a good camping experience. - kycamper02
May 2012 - $22.00
Not nearly enough shade for me. We like to camp in the woods, not a field with the occasional shade tree. This place is in a gorgeous location in the Big South Fork Recreation area, and really close to the Scenic Railway but seems outdated, and not well taken care of. Considering how far it is away from everything and what you get I would not stay here. If you don't like the woods consider this park. It would be very very quiet. - 6.4 tow rig
Oct 2010 - $17.00
This is a beautiful little campground in the Big South Fork Recreation Area. Good-sized sites that offer electric and water. The bath-house is clean, but the showers aren't the most modern you'll ever come across. But they are functional. You must follow bear country guidelines when it comes to food storage. Bear proof trashcans and food lockers are provided. But I highly doubt that you will ever see a bear in or near this campground. Plenty to see and do within easy driving and hiking distance. Gorgeous views from the hiking trails. I will definitely return to this campground again. I would rate it higher than an eight if the showers were a little more modern and full-hookups were offered. - jtbeck
Oct 2012 - $48.00
We used this RV park as an overnight stop on a long trip. It is just a short drive from I-40 and you cross a long narrow bridge just before getting to the park’s entrance. It’s a combo marina, rental condos, RV park, and casual fine dining restaurant The complex is only two years old. Somehow they lost our reservation that was made a few days in advance, but getting a site was no problem since we were here in the off-season. Maybe half of the sites were filled with newer, modest RV’s, set up for extended stays with PVC pipe for sewer hose, and real patio furniture. The one and only pull-through site was occupied by a long term camper. Our site was a back-in which overlooked the cove. Spacing was good, minimal road noise from Route 92, some nice landscaping details, but no picnic table or fire ring. Utility connections were fine, cable TV had thirteen channels. Did not try the Wi-Fi. Restrooms over by the docks were clean when I checked, but there didn’t seem to be any showers. Lots of litter around the lake, but maybe during the peak season more effort is put into cleaning that up. Having been on the road all day we had dinner at the resort’s restaurant, Angelos at the Point. The place features outdoor dining and an outdoor bar; both overlooking the lake, but both were closed this time of year. If you check Trip Advisor, this restaurant gets mixed reviews. They were pretty busy the night we were there and we thought the food was really good. Overall it would be a decent place to stay for a while, but for us it was an expensive overnight stop. - CDB
May 2012 - $40.00
The total per night including tax is $46.50. Small campground with level gravel sites, great electric, good water pressure. Except for 1 pull-thru site (which would accommodate a big rig) the sites are back-in. There is no bath house, no playground and no pool. Good location overlooking Douglas Lake not far from I-40 (exit 415 or 417). The bridge from Dandridge (SR92) is two-lanes but narrow. I had to pull the passenger mirror in. It is 8 miles from the Bush Beans cafe and general store/museum. It is about 16 miles (via US411) from Serierville/Pigeon Forge. Nice quiet location. Good restaurant and bar on-site, with deck overlooking lake. Boat ramp access and docks. Very friendly folks. They also have villas that are rented if family coming without RVs. Would recommend reservations. - RVRamblers
Aug 2011 - $48.00
We chose this park because of the description on the website and because of its close location to the interstate. We made it across to see an empty parking lot and a restaurant, a small apartment building and what looked like a small parking lot for RV's. There was no place to check in so my husband got out and walked across the lot to the restaurant to find someone. The person in the restaurant called someone from the apartments to check us in. There were about 5 or 6 trailers with no one there. About 3 trees in the middle of a parking lot. There was no showers or toilets, just parking with hookups. Warning, If you have a Motorhome getting across the "tiny bridge can be a nightmare. - Krashpad
Apr 2016 - $63.00
This is the best park we've stayed in. It is our second time here. It is well thought out. Even great wifi! They want you to clean up after your pet as all park do, but they have bags and containers for the bags at various places around the park. Beautiful scenery too. - padre
Apr 2016 - $69.00
Didn't notice when booking that this is an electric golf cart only resort. I was told due to insurance reasons. Clearly my fault, but sadly we hauled it in our toy hauler from the thumb of Michigan to only then sit all week. It wouldn't be a big deal, but watching the park admittedly allow children under the age of 10 drive carts around the park and $100,000 rigs all day is a bit mesmerizing. How is THAT safe, but an ordinary combustible engine is a safety concern?
In any event, the resort is clean, staff friendly and helpful enough I guess. Views of the lake should be great, but in our case the lake was drained 20-40 feet I'm told for the spring rains. That made for an unsightly view with dust storms whirling around the exposed lake bottom / shoreline. The fireplaces seemed like a cool idea, but were exactly that...cool. They give off little to no heat unlike a fire ring, and you can't really gather around them either. So I recommend skipping that cost. Sites are close together, and newly planted trees are going to be an issue in the future.
It's a long way away if you intend to spend much time in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, or Gatlinburg areas. Everything is a haul from here. We ran one tank of propane out while here, and the resort oddly does not fill tanks. Their suggestion was to make an 18 mile round trip to fill it at Tennessee RV. With a little research we found other RV resorts closer in town that filled them. Naturally they wouldn't recommend. Those resorts we have stayed at before.
I hate to come across as pinched up or bitter about the resort in this review, but nothing seemed to be quite right after check in. We will not return here.
Frankly, it's not worth the high premium unless you have a boat. Have everything you need because you're not going to "run out quick" for a gallon of milk...or propane. Save yourself the money and stay somewhere else. - gpshemi
Mar 2016 - $69.00
Beautiful park. Everything is well maintained and clean. Everyone who works there is incredibly friendly and eager to ensure that your stay is perfect. There are fire pits at each site and some are quite elaborate. Firewood is delivered directly to your site once purchased from the office and is relatively inexpensive.
Getting into the sites is a breeze as the roads in the park are nice and wide and the corners are well thought out. There's very little in the way of shade so satellite reception shouldn't be a concern. WiFi is offered but, as is common, can be iffy if the park fills up. Verizon cell and data service was strong and reliable, however, should you want to use your own connectivity.
The sites are a bit close together and if quiet is your thing I'd suggest avoiding the sites looking over the playground or pool areas as kids will be kids. But as you're well off the main roads, traffic noise is nearly non-existent.
If you're headed to the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area, this is where I'd stay. It's a bit out of the way, but well worth the extra drive. - PirateMonkey
Nov 2015 - $18.00
After reading the other reviews, almost didn't come but there were several attractions we wanted to see and this park was convenient to them and with Passport America the price was good. We didn't find a problem with staying here. Level sites, good elec, wifi could have been better but ok. As a place to stay while touring the area (we were gone most of the day) it works. - k m m
Oct 2015 - $18.00
We agree with the last poster from October of 2014, the place hasn't changed. Still pretty old and run down. Had to go to the Manager's trailer to register and the wife came to the door in her PJs, and this was at 1 in the afternoon. We just hooked up the electric and water and didn't even try to check out their facilities.
It works for the Passport America rate, but if paying full price, I'd find a Walmart, but it works for an overnight stop as long as you're fully self sufficient, otherwise pass on by. - Michelle & Ann
Oct 2014 - $18.00
The price reflects Passport America rate. Campground is old with old trailers and some permanent residents. There was even a burned out trailer and many that had seen better days. The bathrooms are small and dirty. There is a laundry with two washers and dryers. The sites are gravel and pretty level. This place is OK if you need quick access off I-40 for a good night's sleep and you are fully contained. Otherwise, my advice would be to move on. The Wi-Fi worked well, but there is no cable TV. - urlookingood
Oct 2007 - $29.00
The new owners are wonderful. We had a group of 5 RV's for the weekend. They allowed us to use the pavilion for a picnic. The park is clean and well kept. - PositiveOutlook
Sep 2007 - $31.00
This park is located 5 miles from Dandridge and 6 miles from Newport with easy access from I-40 or I-81. Dandridge is a charming old town on Douglas Lake. Smoky Mountains are not too far away. The new owners are really trying to improve the park and a new name will be part of the change. It is a quiet, pleasant place to spend a few days. We would stay here again. - exceltraveler
Sep 2015 - $20.00
The check in here is so simple. Just pull in and check and see if there is a site you like and pull into it. The Host will come and check you in. The sites range from very unlevel to somewhat level. I'd say about 50% of them would not accommodate a class C RV. Each site contained a picnic table, a fire ring, and most had some sort of concrete pad. About 90% of the sites had water and electricity. The overall campground had plenty of trees: however, there were plenty of sites without trees. The bathhouses were very clean. The overall campground was incredibly clean too. Thankfully the grass and landscaping was extraordinarily well done too. The dam was a site to see. There were a few overlooks that were great! The location of this campground was super! It was only about 4-5 miles away from several grocery stores and about 5 miles from a major flea market. Lastly the other facilities at this place were top notch too such as the swimming area, boat launch, and the ability to have your boat very near your site. We were only about 50 foot from the waters edge. We are coming back to this campground. - mudhound
Oct 2013 - $11.00
Stayed here one night as an overnight on our way to South Carolina. First come first serve and we happened to get the last site with electric and water that was open. Nice setting, shade, close to the water. Mosquitoes were pretty thick at dusk, but all in all a nice site. I do think people are putting cheap tents on some sites to make other people think someone is already camping at the site. I saw at least 4 sites that were set up this way with nobody around. Restrooms were clean, did not use the showers. - tjsprinter
Jun 2013 - $11.00
Friday, June 21 – Douglas Reservoir – Douglas Dam Headwater Campground, Sevierville, TN This is a TVA self-service campground. Sixty five campsites and 61 with water and electric hookups. We checked in on a Friday afternoon. First, we had gone down the road to another TVA campground Douglas Dam Tailwater Campground but there was nothing available. Some sites at these TVA campgrounds almost looked like permanents. So we headed back up the road and checked this one out. When we crossed the highway we could see the campground just below the dam and it looked like it was full. We decided to drive down and check it out and we found a small site that we could have fit in but a large RV was at the dump station and had just left a nice site right on the river with hookups. So we stayed the night with a nice view of the dam and downstream. We were lucky to get a spot. It is a self check in campground so we had to fill out the form and put cash in the envelope to put in the box. With a Golden Age pass, the $22 per site was 50% off to make it $11. Nice stop, but we were in driving range of interstate 40, Pigeon Forge and Smokey Mts National Park that the traffic on the highways was busy so I don’t know if we would ever stop again. This is a tourist area and very crowded. The campground was full but it was very enjoyable and peaceful. The restrooms had heated showers and flush toilets. There was a dump station, picnic tables, boat ramp, walking trail, wildlife viewing area, bird watching and a swimming beach (I don’t know about swimming in the river because we found a lot of trash and dead fish in it right in front of our site). - gsnakehill
Mar 2012 - $28.00
The rate shown is a weekly rate with Good Sam discount. Not many amenities for the price! The bathrooms were clean but showers were small with nothing but a small bench for your 'stuff.' We stayed in the low numbered sites and it was a long, long walk to the showers/laundry/store. If you were located at the middle or end of the RV park you would have a very, very long walk to shower/wash clothes. Sites would be shaded in the summer at the end of the day if you are parked on the river. The rest of the park has small trees that wouldn't provide much shade. Sites are gravel but the grass between sites tends to hold water & provides a soggy area to walk in. There is a comfortable distance between sites. Although there are 50 back-in sites along the Pigeon River, there were only 10 or 12 that had heat tape for their water faucets. The rest of the river sites had the water turned off to prevent freezing. This required the office staff to place overnight RVers only in those 10/12 sites instead of being able to spread out the users along the river. When late night arrivals came, they were right next door, making noise. The only playground was near the office which was a long walk if you were parked in the middle or farther back. Washing machines were $2.25/load. The Pigeon River was 'ripplin' by & is nice to 'contemplate' in a comfortable lawn chair with an adult drink or two. Wi-Fi was slow to tolerable but they did provide a rinky-dink ID & password for basic security. Because of the wet areas almost everywhere, we would not use this park for a long stay again but it would be fine for overnight. - Drgnfli
Apr 2011 - $20.00
The campsites are very roomy, pets are welcome. Love to wake up early in the morning and look out over the lake while the sun comes up, very relaxing. The bathrooms are OK, just need cleaned a little more often. This is a managed campground, so its first come first served place. Was hard to find a spot, people try to save sites for friends that might not come in until the next weekend. We were there for three days when somebody came up and accused us of moving their tent they put on the site nine days prior to our stay, but another camper came and said he had seen the tent get blown into the lake in one of the storms that came through. I do not like other people coming up to my site to look at my departure date on my power pole, but I guess that's all part of staying there. I will go back and try another vacation there, if there is anything available In September. - terryzgt
May 2016 - $35.00
Don't blink or you will miss this place! You'll be sorry if you do. The pull-in sites overlook the river. Bald eagle, herons, various ducks and other flying creatures.
There is decent spread between sites and a hedge to add some more privacy. There are trees along the river that provide afternoon shade. The back-in sites are equally nice with not quite as good view. The whole place is manicured and the upkeep seems quite good. Our Tiffin group looks forward to returning.
The is a pool and a meeting room available. Within a short walk, the is the Knife works, Tool Stoe (aka men's day care), a Coleman outlet, gun range and more. It is right in the middle of all that yet it feels private. You can hear some road noise but it never disturbed us.
Don't blink! - jubilee32
Mar 2016 - $40.00
This is a pristine park with pull in sites for class A's facing the river and back ins for others with river views. each site is concrete slab with shrubbery bordering each site. Good wifi and cable as well as other utilities. Friendly staff. One of the best we've stayed in. - padre
Nov 2015 - $40.00
This is a lovely, small park, only about 50 sites. There are 2 rows of sites and the first row is right on the riverview. Beautiful new tiled restrooms and showers. Each site is very private with little hedges between them. Everything is very fresh and new. Easy to find from the highway. There is a Coleman's outlet store 5 minutes walk away, along with several other stores. There was major highway construction going on when we were there so we did not get out to see what else was in the area for our overnight stay. - asanal
Dec 2015 - $30.00
We have stayed here 4 times now, and enjoy the campsite and its location. We were on a gravel pull through that was level. Although near an extremely traveled main road, you couldn't hear road noise. The staff was very helpful. Great place to stay, and we will return again. - northern ranger
Oct 2015 - $36.00
The campground itself was very clean and nice. Pretty lake to walk near. The bathrooms were disqusting. It smelled like a sewer, shows were filthy. This is my only issue with this campground. It is a very religious lication, fyi. Staff were personable. For being a gravel site, it was pretty level. - Danielle R
Oct 2015 - $38.00
Traffic is horrible in Seveirville along the main road, so it a real plus that the access road to this CG has a traffic light.
Sites are level, with wide gravel roads. The sites are TOO close together, as is typical for private CGs. The sites with the most space are the back in sites along the river (on the higher numbered side) where there is a large lawn behind the camper. There are several fire pits and fishing benches along the river in this lawn area. Unfortunately, these sites are not long enough for even an average length camper and a vehicle to park in front of it. Consequently, your tow/towed vehicle ends up either on the grass or in the road. The pull through sites have enough length for another vehicle. The CG seems secure. The CG provides cable hookup which works reasonably well. The WiFi provided also works well (not sure about coverage over the whole CG). Power and water pressure were good.
This CG is a great place to use as a home base to do stuff in the area, but is not a "destination" itself. - Bama Camper
Apr 2016 - $30.00
Stayed here 4 nights while waiting to get rig into dealer for service. The staff were helpful and extremely friendly. Access from the interstate was easy, however getting out of the park one has to turn right then do a U-turn to head back to the interstate. Sites were level and due to low occupancy we were able to "pull through" to our site. Some road noise and some litter but overall a nice park. We would stay again. - Doc Randy
Mar 2016 - $34.00
We stayed here four nights in our 33' Class A. The CG is very clean and well kept. On the row furthest from the water are worker RVs. A few of them down on the far end are almost in the undesirable category but we were on the opposite end from them. It wasn't bad enough that I wouldn't stay here again. The staff/owners are all very nice an helpful. Great wifi; very limited cable tv selection. When we arrived we thought - wow, these are some long spots, but after closer examination we discovered that two units can fit on one - back end to back end. Pool was closed due to the time of the year. Very few travelers or vacationers while we were here. Would definitely stay again. The location is wonderful because it's before you get into all the crazy, heavy tourist traffic. Just a short distance past the huge knife store. We were in spot 54. - want2go
Aug 2015 - $32.00
We stayed 3 nights in a 5th Wheel. Sites are nice size with lots of pull through and level back-in sites. Campground was very well maintained and clean. Restrooms and laundry also clean and well maintained. The campground is located just off the main road. The office is easy to spot from the road and the campground itself is located slightly downhill, creating a fairly quit remote feeling. Roads and camp sites are gravel with concrete patios and picnic tables on sites. The office personnel and maintenance person were very friendly and accommodating. The WIFI was a little shaky, but okay for simple emails. The location from Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg was good for this visit. We would recommend and absolutely plan to stay on the return trip. - Travel Talk
Oct 2014 - $35.00
We have traveled the whole United States with the exception of Utah and North Dakota with our 5th wheel camper. I would have to rate this park as the absolute WORST experience we have ever had. The sites were cramped and unlevel. The built in decks were rotten and dilapidated. The whole park just had a dirty feeling about it with lots of permanent residents in rundown trailers. There is nothing wrong with something being old but it doesn't have to be rotting down. A Walmart parking lot would have felt like a Hilton Inn compared to this dump. - dlouroberts0419
Apr 2014 - $35.00
Sites are not leveled. Very steep roads, so steep that my 5th wheel hit the truck bed when it got to the top. A lot of sites have a wooden deck but they are so old that I didn't risk stepping on mine. Will not go there again, ever. When we got there they sent a local to guide us to our site and the guy asked me $2 for the "service". - paks
May 2011 - $30.00
Unclean! The manager refused to allow the campers access to the bathrooms for 3 hours because he claimed he didn't have time to clean them. Park has 1 bathroom but has a capacity of 400 campers. The grounds are dirty and littered and have limited trash receptacles. Tent sites are wired to RV sites, so campers may have to drive 10 miles to purchase adaptors/converters. Office store has limited supplies. Lakeside tent sites have no water or electric and quite a bit of duck droppings. Location has laundry facilities but primitive appliances. The employees SPORADICALLY work in the office, so it may be hard to get any assistance. Travelers would be best advised to keep going and find a nice spot in Pigeon Forge. - ksp
Aug 2015 - $38.00
This is our second stay at this park as we have a toy hauler and ride ATV's. The access to the 72,000 acres it very convenient. The park has become a bit worn and the staff has not kept up with general maintenance since out last stay two years ago. The rest rooms were not clean on this trip and the showers were so so. I would stay here again only becasue of the great off road riding the park has. - DS650
Jul 2013 - $38.00
We stayed here so we could ride our ATV's and it was a wonderful five day stay. Sites have plenty of room between. Grounds well kept and clean. Front office folks very friendly and helpful. Only negative was the restrooms that have no A/C so it gets hot. Would stay here again. - DS650
Jun 2012 - $38.00
Lots of space between sites, good gravel roads. Great access to Windrock OHV area. - Long Term Campers
Jul 2007 - $21.00
Very nice Corps of Engineers campground on Buckhorn Lake with adjacent boat ramp and recreation area. Hosts were outstanding. Of 40 sites (not counting the host site), 14 have water and electric, the rest are dry/primitive. The road in is 1 1/2 lanes for about 2 miles, with tight curves and some steep hills. Apparently very popular with local fishermen, especially on weekends. Plenty of parking inside the campground for boat trailers. No cell service and very poor TV reception. Would definitely return if we're in the area again. - DB_Engineer