Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $36.00
Easy access into the paved entry road off of Hwy 11E. Hosts most helpful & informative. The S Hoston Lake is at record low levels due to lower dam difficulties & hosts stated repairs will take several years thus no motorized boat activity. Campground includes level graveled pull-thrus & back end sites in multi levels overlooking the river. We camped at Lakeview RV Park in a Motorhome.
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The Tri-Cities Flee Market is across the highway & is open on weekends. We went there on our 1st visit & found a large farmers' market plus a wide variety of goods.
Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $36.00
Sites are all gravel and close together. Grounds are well kept, grass mowed. Covered pavilion for group activities. Water is shared with your neighbor. Cable works fine except doesn't carry PBS stations. Cell and WiFi service work fine. If using a Garmin GPS to find this place, be aware that it will take you past the campground and several miles beyond. We camped at Lakeview RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.
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Close to Bristol and race track. We found a good BBQ place nearby.
Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $36.00
Gravel roads and sites. Sites average with picnic table. Full hookups, but shared water. Pool was very clean and on Fri. and Sat. has a restaurant (grill) with burgers, hot dogs, etc. Several permanent residents but very nice. Due to the Boone Dam problem, lake is very low, so no boating or fishing. Would return! We camped at Lakeview RV Park in a Travel Trailer.
Campground of the Year in Tennessee in 2013-2014. Unfortunately, under new ownership, and things have slipped. Grounds aren't maintained as well as before, bathrooms are not as clean as before and the Grill is no longer open. In addition, Boone Lake Dam is under repair, so the lake water is not at recreational level. That rules out boat rental and/or fishing from the dock. The former owners were very customer focused. The current owners seem more focused on maximizing profit and less on customer service for customers. Hardly any of the former staff are employed at the campground. We camped at Lakeview RV Park in a Travel Trailer.
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Bristol Motor Speedway is 3 miles away. The Museum of Country Music is in Bristol. Unfortunately, pontoon boat rental and fishing are not possible this summer (2015) due to repair work on Boone Dam.
Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $15.00
New management at this park as of a couple of months ago. Prices have gone up a bit. Helpful staff, clean and tidy facilities. $2 per load for laundry. Level sites are a bit closely spaced. Wifi excellent. We would stay here again. We camped at Lakeview RV Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $22.00
Rate is passport, incl tax. Level gravel sites, good utilities, outstandingly clean. This park was Tennessee's Park of the Year in 2013, and it shows. We camped at Lakeview RV Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $38.00
This park was voted the best in TN in previous years. It is easy to access from the interstates and easy to get around in. The back-in gravel lots are fairly level and large enough for slides and awnings. The utilities worked well and they have cable and good Wi-Fi. There is a pool and snack shop. They are a Passport America campground and if you ask you probably can get a local camper discount for the non-Passport America discount days. The host are very friendly and helpful. We would stay here again. We camped at Lakeview RV Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $43.00
We wish we had read the earlier reviews more carefully before stopping at this park for an overnight stay. As other members posted, it is multi-tiered, very difficult to read street/gravel road signs. (Some were leaning and not legible.) It is difficult to find your site because it seems that the back-ins are mixed in with the pull-throughs. It was hard to find the site numbers. We watched a fellow RVer accidentally run over a sewer connection, and we could understand how it could happen. We have Good Sam. We were told that we would be charged for the space, then they would enter our discount. That didn't make sense to us, but that is how it showed up on our Visa. It is in a beautiful location. If just a little work were done on the things mentioned in the earlier reviews, and what we just posted, this would be a place we would stay again. It's possible that the owners don't have to do much, because the same RVers return again and again, so no need to repair signs, sites etc. We camped at Lakeview RV Park in a Motorhome.
Above average park but no shade at all. It's pretty much just a multi-tier elevation parking lot with some grass strips in between the gravel lots. Wi-Fi is great and staff is great. The flea market across the street is HUGE! If you like that sort of thing it's well worth the stop. We've stayed here twice and we met some fantastic people with some world class BBQ just a few minutes away. We'll definitely try to get back during racing season to experience all of Bristol. We camped at Lakeview RV Park in a Motorhome.
We have stayed here before and will stay again. This is a nice clean park with good Wi-Fi. It is mostly gravel but does have a pool for the kids. The staff is friendly and helpful. We camped at Lakeview RV Park in a Motorhome.
Pros: E-Z access to Interstate Nice personnel On site snackbar that delivers to your site Strong wi-fi signal (at our site) Cheap for 50A Full Hook Up Site. Flea Market across the street. Good base for local fly fishing. NHRA Nationals were on. You could feel some of the cars; only 4 seconds at a time. Cons: Gravel sites are dusty Narrow sites. Our picnic table was located behind the trailer in the next site. My awning was 3' away from their trailer. NO SHADE. Make sure you face North in your site. Water pressure would not go over 40 psi. NHRA Nationals were on.You could feel some of the cars; only 4 seconds at a time. Neighbors power kept cutting off. Overall, not a real impressive park, at least after reading how wonderful it was. We camped at Lakeview RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate reflects average 5 nights Passport America, 2 nights discounted regular. We like this park for our area interests although the park environment is not really special. People are friendly, snack bar is good, pool is refreshing, Wi-fi is good, flea market is always interesting and busy. We take our dog to Winged Dear Park where she can swim in nice water with us (on leash) so this is an added bonus. Nice quiet park and great for NASCAR races if you get reservations early. We camped at Lakeview RV Park in a Motorhome.
Our fee reflects a Passport America rate. Lakeview RV is everything that their web site says it is. It is a five tiered layout and most sites ( all crushed gravel ) offer a view of Boone Lake/South Holston River. It appears that many of the campers are long-termers and why not, it is one of the better campgrounds (arguably the best) within a 25 mile radius. Might be a good campground for a rally group but confirm ( and re-confirm ) your reservations. Ours were not logged in apparently with our first reservation call. We just sold our Tennessee home of 30 years and needed a convenient 2 day layover before we pushed on so Lakeview was perfect. However, don’t plan on a quiet relaxing stay during their race/special weeks. Six night & seven days during the Bristol Race can cost as much as $590 for a 35x50 full hookup site with Wi-Fi and cable TV, and the area becomes one large traffic jam. The road out front was busy during a regular weekend and during a race – it gets crazy busy. There appears to be a large swap meet right across from the campground. Their Wi-Fi can be everything from excellent to just so-so. There are lots of nearby restaurants & shopping and even RV dealers – everything you’d expect from a “big city” area. Their bathrooms are individual rooms and would inadequate in number if the sites were not all full hookup and the campers weren’t all mostly self-contained camper units. Their dog walk area is across the street, beside the river and at the lowest level. I did note that no attention was paid to their fire pits (needed cleaning out) and their site tables are old and kinda small. We would use this facility again if in the area. We camped at Lakeview RV Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $35.00
We stopped here overnight. Rate reflects 50 amp and Good Sam discount. Park appears to be fairly new. There are no trees, sites are gravel. Many sites appear to be permanently occupied. Easy access off the interstate. We camped at Lakeview RV Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $19.00
Great place. Clean, orderly, looks fairly new. Friendly, helpful check-in. $19 for 50 amp FHU (PA rate). Lake view. Nice pet walk along lakeshore. Boat/fishing docks, canoes and paddle boats available. Cable and strong Wi-Fi – a real pleasure compared to what we've had at the last few stops. Well maintained gravel roads and campsites. Not many trees, but adequate grassy areas. Terraced down toward the lake. Will make a point of coming back. We camped at Lakeview RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.