Franklin, North Carolina

The Great Outdoors RV Resort

Franklin, North Carolina



Franklin, North Carolina
Phone: (828) 349-0412

Sites: 66
Recent Rate: $40 6/2015

Latitude: 35.2332154118366
Longitude: -83.3479285240173

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities yes
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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44 Reviews

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golfkitty

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $38.00
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This is a beautifully landscaped park with super helpful camp workers and pristine individual bathrooms. When making a reservation, just ask for a satellite-friendly site and they will be happy to accommodate you (most sites will qualify). The park is only a couple of miles northeast of downtown Franklin which has plenty of restaurants, shopping, Walmart, etc. This is our first time here, but we will definitely return. We love Franklin and this rv park. We camped at The Great Outdoors RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Don't miss Caffe Rel, a wonderful café attached to the Hot Spot gas station. From the outside you would NEVER expect the high quality of food and service inside. The chef/owner formerly worked in New Orleans and everything is fantastic. Try the shrimp and grits--you won't regret it.

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Living the Life

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

The pictures on their website are a little out of date. The campground has many more and taller trees than depicted. The pool is surrounded by trees, there are tables and chairs with umbrellas so there is a lot of shade around the pool, but also plenty of sun. The pool was very nice and the temperature couldn't have been better. The views are spectacular. The bathrooms are probably the best I've had the opportunity to have in an RV campground. Each bathroom is a "private room" with a toilet, sink, and shower. One of the bathrooms has a very large shower stall with 2 shower heads. Perfect for adults and small children. A whole family can shower at once. The bathrooms were modernized, clean, and spacious with plenty of hooks for towels, etc. (not enough hooks is a pet peeve of mine). We were in campsite 64. It is a very long campsite and plenty wide enough. The only complaint I have is that the trees around our campsite are newer and haven't had a chance to supply shade. My husband and I would definitely come again. We camped at The Great Outdoors RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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OKeadle

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $40.00
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Check in was a breeze. We were escorted to site and assisted with backing in. Told staff about a tire problem on the way up and our escort went out of his way to find us another tire which he didn't have to. Met the owner and he was as nice and friendly as his staff. Liked the way park was laid out and do not have anything negative to say about it. Will stay here next time we are in the area. We camped at The Great Outdoors RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Wal-Mart close and Ingles food stores just a few miles in Franklin.

Cherokee 28 miles from campground.

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Free

Review Count: 94
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $37.00
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We have stayed here several times. We are always impressed by the cleanliness, the staff, the flowers, and just how beautiful the campground is. Wii fi is spot on. We had a problem once getting connected, and the staff immediately fixed the issue. Trash is picked up at your site, and so quickly that it seems they are hiding nearby just waiting for it to show up. The bathrooms/showers are in individual rooms so you have it all to yourself, and they are impeccably clean. The owners obviously take great pride in offering a resort where you want to return. My only somewhat negative comment is that some sites are more susceptible to highway noise than others. Definitely recommend. We camped at The Great Outdoors RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

If traffic noise bothers you, ask for a spot away from Sylva Road.

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danny kim

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $40.00
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Initial impression was excellent. After prompt checkin, staff escorted us to our site. He assisted with the backing and gave us orientation of the site. Excellent service. Garbage pickup is provided if you leave it out around 9AM. There are 3 bathrooms on the top level and 1 bathroom on the bottom level. Each of those bathrooms are private style. You lock the door and it is yours until you are done. Sink,toilet,and shower. Very clean, like in a hotel. I am not kidding. Only thing that they don't allow is campers that are not fully contained. I didn't fully understand that definition when i checked in. I later learned that to qualify as "fully contained" means that your camper needs to have plumbing, meaning toilet/shower/kitchen sink. My camper does not have a toilet or even a sink. I did not install it not wanting to keep the camper simple. So, I am not sure now that I can go back to that campground, knowing that I will be going against their rule. My wife and I did fully enjoy the place. We camped at The Great Outdoors RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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slick60

Review Count: 35
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $32.00
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Park is beautiful. All sites are back in but not a problem to get in to. Clubhouse is one of the best I have seen, with two working kitchens available. Sites are gravel and level. I did not see one RV with tires off the ground. Plenty of staff around and even someone to help you plan your stay and give you info on all the activities going on during your time in Franklin. I will return and I encourage clubs looking for a club friendly park to visit Great Outdoors. We camped at The Great Outdoors RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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laurly

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $32.00
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We recently stayed at this park while attending an RV rally. The park is beautiful with nice views of the Smoky Mountains. The staff of many workampers bend over backwards to attend to your every need. The pool was nicely heated and we swam in it several times. We would definitely stay here again. Our rate was the rally rate. We camped at The Great Outdoors RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Vicki K

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $33.00
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This campground was very nice and staff was extremely helpful. They drove us to the site and directed us for backing in, I didn't even have to get out of the coach! A friend was arriving later than us, and they were not able to get level in the site next to us, the campground quickly gave them the option of changing to a nearby campsite and gave them several options. We would stay there again when in the area. We camped at The Great Outdoors RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Scott Charlton

Review Count: 85
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $42.00
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This is a first class CG. I would like to have given it a 10, but there are a couple of cons that prevent that. The Wi-Fi is wimpy, often barely working. A few of the sites are pretty narrow and another few are not level. Otherwise the CG is a clear 10. The pool was spotless and warm, 83 degrees. Very little road noise. The sites are going to be reworked to improve them and level them. The staff is first class. The one who directed us to our site is a great guy. He seemed to know every guest by name. Entering the CG is a bit challenging. The drive is very steep, but easily manageable if you take your time. Yep, we will be here again, sometime in the spring. Do yourself a favor and book reservations there. We camped at The Great Outdoors RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Bill Bell

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $20.00
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Great campground. Exercise room was nice. Pool was nice. Weekly activities, pot lucks, desert nights, ice cream socials, campfires. Great staff (work campers). Close to many activities: golf, greenway walking trail, casino (Cherokee), Smokey Mountains, Smokey Mountain Performing Arts Center. Great mountain views. WiFi was poor but the owner added 100 MB/sec service and it now flies. Nice monthly and extended stay rates. We spent 5 months here and will be back in the future. We camped at The Great Outdoors RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Fred2626

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $33.00
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This is a very nice park with a spotless shower and bath. The staff is great and helpful. We have stayed here many times in previous years and will be back again. Reasonable rates for a very clean campground. We camped at The Great Outdoors RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Billy&Carolyn

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $35.00
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Great park. Clean, beautiful views. They have activities for guest if you want to participate. Very friendly and close to lots of things to do. Beautiful clubhouse. Has a nice laundry facilities and an exercise room. One of the best parks ever. We camped at The Great Outdoors RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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cwdavis

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $36.00
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There is much to like about this RV park: it is a modern facility, exceptionally clean, close to Franklin, and the staff, mostly seasonal workampers, are incredible! But, it is on a bare hillside and suffers from sites that are too close together. Most sites have very little useable area adjacent to the parking pads -- on ours, we had to place the picnic table and chairs right next to the coach, almost touching, due to the slope. There are no trees. Worst of all, the Wi-Fi is terrible: e.g., over the course of a week I was never able to get access to G-maps to help plan our local excursions. Would we stay there again? Not likely. We camped at The Great Outdoors RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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gnh1954

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $20.00
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The nightly rate based on one month stay. Friendly staff. Grounds are kept up very nicely. Not all sites are level. Sites are all gravel and back in. If your site backs up to Hwy 441 bypass, the traffic noise is non stop and loud. We camped at The Great Outdoors RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Florida 55

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $33.00
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Very nice park, which the owners are diligently working to further improve. Pool, restrooms/showers, and clubhouse are extremely clean and well maintained. Laundromat and restrooms were superb. The sites are close together and trees have not grown large enough to provide shade. Our gravel site was almost level. Propane refill was quick. As the landscaping matures this has potential to be a beautiful park. Owners and staff are friendly and attentive. We enjoyed our stay and are recommending it as a future rally site for our camping club. We camped at The Great Outdoors RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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