48 RV Parks near Dandridge, Tennessee
May 2017 - $69.00
No discounts for this park. The price for their premium site with a large fireplace was $69 and with taxes and resort fees the total was $80 per night. But what a beautiful resort. We had a hilltop view of the lake with the Smoky Mountains as a backdrop. Our site was a large pull through site that had a large concrete patio and manicured grass and flowerbeds. The site was FHU and 50 amp with 119v. We had good Verizon cell/internet reception and good satellite reception. If we are in the area and want to pamper ourselves, we would stay here again. - Dave51
Apr 2017 - $69.00
Beautiful Views (you won't find better ones at a campground in Tennessee) with the lake and mountains combined. It looks like a "Bob Ross" painting and photos simply don't do it justice. Most of the sites are a good size and pretty easy to get your RV into. The staff has always been super friendly and take anything you need seriously. We have stayed several times and plan to be there a week in June. The new dog park, basketball court, and pickleball courts are very nice. If you have small kids riding bicycles, be aware that some of the hills are steep. If you can find an open site with the large fireplace, it is worth it. We strive to get one each time, but have not been able to as much as we would like. It fills up fast during peak season and holidays must be booked in more advance than you think. The playground is great for little ones, but be sure to keep an eye on them as it is not far from the lake. I do worry about the pool. While it is clean and beautiful (and the slide is great), with that many sites/people, the single pool is pretty small. It can get cramped poolside. Also to note that there is little shade unless you are on the hill in the 20's. The sun rises on the left side of the map over the mountains and sets behind the campground. You sacrifice some of the beating sun (in many sites), but you gain an exceptional view that you will not soon forget. Bring a shade, a fan for the patio, and/or a pop up canopy and you will be fine. The firewood you can buy for $5 is great and they deliver it right to your site! The area in general is very concerned with bringing wood from outside of our area (And wood being brought from our area to outside of the county) so instead of carting around your own wood, save the space in your RV/truck/SUV by just bringing a little cash and get a few of their big buckets of wood for your stay. - SethTN
Nov 2016 - $62.00
This is a new and pristine RV park on the shore of Lake George. The park is immaculate and I do mean that sincerely. As in WoW! We stayed in a premium waterfront back-in site with a fire ring. If you choose a site with a "fireplace," expect a custom hearth etc.; each one is a bit different. Nice but we like the fire ring built into the patio.
They spent a lot of money and worked hard to terrace the park down from the hilltop to reasonable level above the waterline. If you are concerned about watersports, swimming, boating, you should check the Lake George web site for seasonal water levels. The water level fluctuates by as much as 50 feet and, based on the most recent three years, it is high and usable during the summer months but low and not accessible from the park during the winter months. We planned to kayak but I simply cannot carry two kayaks up and down that long ramp.
The roads are asphalt, the pads are concrete, the space between sites is gravel. The sites are level. The views are fantastic with the water and the Smoky Mountains in the distance.
The only area with trees are sites 1-29 and 30-36 and those are just on the ends of the sites. If you are a back unit like us, sites 20-29 are on the top of the hill with a great view but you do also overlook the rest of the campground. Sites 81-124 are on the same level so you will not have the same great views.
We have not heard of "buddy sites" before but they have them here. The idea is to park on pull-in and one back-in side by side. Your patios face each other and you typically share a fire ring or fireplace. Nice if you have a buddy.
The location is a 20 minute drive to Pigeon Forge and about an hour to the visitor center for Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
The bath house, dog park, and courts are nice but not conveniently located.
The staff were friendly and professional.
Folks this isn't cheap but it is very nice. We will stay here again!! - Moe and Flo are on the go
Sep 2016 - $32.00
Stayed here for 9 nights because it was close to family. This park has good bones but needs a lot of love and updating. Everything in previous review is true but they do have a laundry room now. No one is ever in the office. You have to call the number on the door and wait for someone to show up. Water pressure is terrible. Residents drive too fast and kick up dust with no regard for people sitting outside. Probably wouldn't stay here again. - travelcade
Sep 2011 - $10.00
RPI rate for this park. RPI can't know what this park actually is. Entrance off Oak Grove Rd is steep down hill. Sites are on the hill side, very narrow and not level. Sites are not designed for larger RVs and NARROW. With slides open you hang over the next slab. If you don't line up the wheels of the RV on the edge of the slab you are over the edge of the site & downhill. Hookups are at the far back of the site. I used up the whole length of the space with the 34' fifth wheel & no place to park the pickup. Additional hose length is needed to reach the pedestal. 30 amp only & no circuit breakers. Mostly long term residents and poor attitudes, barking dogs and late night parties. Temporary or short term sites are poor and the interior roads are dirt/gravel and very narrow. The pool is locked. The lake is very low, no access. The fishing pond is sludge & scum. No laundry. This is not a typical RPI resort, definitely not PREFERRED. We would NOT return to this poor excuse of a campground. - SilverBear
May 2017 - $18.00
Pulled into the middle of the RV park, as every site that had trees were taken by people living in the RV's/Trailers, etc.. Sites are so very close together, even though there was NO ONE there, except those living there. Be prepared to have no shade. There was a pool, but the park is run down, and we weren't even going to chance it. - StephanieBekker
Jun 2016 - $18.00
It's a little scary with all of the 'long timers' in their dirty run down RVs and sites littered with treasures (or some would say trash). But, everything works - water, electricity, sewer, and wifi (sort-of). A step, maybe, above Wal-mart. Or, not. Very few transients and no Class A Coaches (other than us). - The Penguin
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
Sep 2016 - $40.00
Terrible!!! No shower/bath house. The sewer connection is to tall to drain. With a five year old we need a bathroom that works. No wifi when it was advertised. This is the campground across the lake that basically has no office, no supervision. I had to drive my husband to the marina every morning because he parked the boat there. A cat was running around getting on our things and no one cared. It's a very pretty view just needs an office on this side, wifi, shower/bath house and a sewer line that would work! And proper hook ups! The bridge coming across is so small especially pulling a camper and a boat. The city needs to do something about this! - AWinebarger
Jun 2016 - $40.00
First off, I've never put out a real name negative review until now. After over 500 campgrounds over the years, I feel I need to. Says WiFi, they have none. This is two separate campgrounds, across the cove from each other. The one across the cove has a few sites for travelers, but mostly seasonal/pemanent campers. The rules do not apply to them. I talked to another camper, he said he told the office politely about the dogs not on leashes and not picking up their poop. Office said they talked to the lady and sent letters out. The lady STILL walked her dog all over the park and NEVER picked up its poop. I asked her about her dog. She said it's not hurting anyone and it's well trained. There's no one on this side to watch over things, they let their "residents" do what they want I guess. We stayed about a week, will not go back. No amenities, no WiFi and the residents run the show. Heck of a long narrow bridge to cross, but if you're careful you'll be ok. Sites aren't very level, no trees/shade at all. Very peaceful though. Sad, it has the potential to be nice and the office staff seemed like they cared. - Fulltime traveler
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
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
May 2017 - $25.00
Very large sites with water & electric. Some with sewer. All with fire pits. Large grassy areas between sites. Many by the water and all have view of lake. Good amount of trees for some shade. Some more shadier, others more open. Most sites level. Some on hill, other down hill by lake. Tent allowed on RV sites. No wifi, but good Verizon 4g data at 2 to 4 bars depending on area of park. Very friendly and helpful camphosts. Very organized and maintained park. Roads paved and large. Quiet at night. Rates 13 tent, 18 RV non-electric, 25 RV water/electric, 27 RV water/electric on the water. 21 day stay. Reservations or call/drive in to see what's available. Weekends busy. Beautiful lake with smoky mtns in the background. Lots of fishing, bird watching, kayaking, boats. A few trails up on hill above campground. Stores very nearby. Roads curvy outside campground. - mynyel
Oct 2016 - $18.00
This campground is located just northeast of Sevierville, approx. 3-5 miles from I-40. Signs were posted and easy to follow. Campground has 3 hosts that rotate days on. Check in was simple (had reservations). Had 19 reserved, but when we arrived noticed that 2 sites butted up to each other. They gladly moved us to a pullthru. Sites were gravel and concrete pad. However, depending how your site is laid out and how you pull into your site the concrete pad ended up under our camper. That was not a problem, just helped when putting the jacks down. The leaves were falling during our stay and the hosts blowed the leaves from the roadway and the campsites daily. Campground was spotless and nicely mowed. There are 3 bathrooms/showers in the campground. One bathhouse is individual so you can lock the door, it is an all in one type (toilet, shower and sink). Showers were hot. Only negative was they are the push button type, but not a big deal to me. The hosts said they had to go to this type due to people leaving the showers running. Beautiful view of the lake at most of the sites. There are two loops. One section has a lower section where the sites are right on the lake. These sites are sloped then level off. Check the website and it describes each site. It is a 10-20 minute drive into Sevierville/Pigeon Forge depending on traffic. The road in from the campground is a little curvy but nothing major. We will diffently will return to this campground. - Gary Stanton
Oct 2016 - $20.00
We camped here for a group camping trip with other members of our camping club. Upon arrival, we had a hard time deciding which direction to head since there was no signage indication which way to go to our reserved site. We had reserved a pull-thru site and it was of good size, but we were way out of level side to side. We pulled back around and were able to set up, but it did require us to use 1 1/2" of wood to get somewhat close to level. The hosts (4 different campers onsite) were quick to arrive and get us checked in and given our paperwork. There were two bath houses close to our site, one up the incline and one down in the day-use area. We had a huge tree over our site, which was wonderful. Our site was very large with a small concrete pad, but it was nowhere close to level. It offers water/electric. If the sites in front of us were not full, we would have had a great view of the lake. The hosts were out and about from early morning until late in the evening, although they did go "off duty" at 7 pm. We saw them out on their golf carts until almost 11 pm, so they may have gone off-duty, but were still working some. The campground was completely full, but was quiet after quiet hours. The bathrooms were cleaned daily, but during the times when the day use areas are in full use, they have the potential to become really dirty. This was not the case this weekend. There needs to be more signage and the dump station is located on the wrong side of the road when you are leaving??? You have to pass it up, then turn back into the dump to get the workings on the right side. We really liked the campground and will definitely return soon. - MerryKalia
Apr 2017 - $20.00
The park we stayed in is called Douglas Tailwater Campground. This is a beautiful park right along the French Broad River and below the Douglas Dam. Reserve ahead and get a site on the river if you can. RVs and tents were interspersed in this park. Water and electric was available at most sites. We loved the incredibly friendly and helpful staff. This had been operated by the TVA until about 3 years ago when Recreation Resource Management, Inc. took over its operation. They do an excellent job. Two bathhouses on the property contain two toilet stalls and one shower stall each. They are serviced daily and kept very clean. There were no full hookup sites but there is a dump station on the grounds. The sites are spacious with gravel pads surrounded by grass and containing a picnic table and fire ring. We loved our site #25 but there are many along the river just as nice. NOTE: No alcohol is allowed on TVA properties. - Gawa
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 2017 - $20.00
CG stretched out along broad tailwater strong outflow of Douglas high dam from power house. Beautiful views. Paved cg road. CG sites packed gravel of some good size but most are variably unlevel many needing lots of leveling. Sites of variable shape and orientations. Some stream side, and others on hill side. Bath house is new, modern and very clean with hot shower. Host were nice. TVA has a rule that motorhomes and trailers most face away from stream side, apparently in case of heavy water release flooding vehicles could more quickly get out of cg. There are some tent sites. Small playground. Entry road leads up to dam with walkways. Nice views. - 210jem
May 2017 - $35.00
This is our second stay here at Dumplin Valley. The park is on a former farm with grass, pull thru sites and good utilities located about 1 1/4 miles from the interstate, so it is quiet. Plenty of open sky for dish and the owners are just wonderful. They have a bluegrass festival here in the fall. This park is a great alternative to the craziness and congestion of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. - ronboett
Oct 2016 - $33.00
About 25 miles north of Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Great place to stay to avoid crowds, traffic and higher prices of RV parks closer to the action. A large field with many sites. A nice section of pull-thrus with FHU 50 amp and level. Wide open with no shade, but great for satellite reception. No wi-fi. Quiet and pretty scenery. - krb
Sep 2016 - $33.00
We stayed one night here while traveling through. It's very close to I-40. The hosts live on site and when we arrived and called, a man on a ATV guided us to our site. As others have mentioned, it's basically a big pasture with hookups every few yards, but we had plenty of space as there were many unoccupied sites (the bluegrass festival was the next week). Connections to 50 amp electricity, water and sewer were all good. The hosts were friendly. Not a lot of amenities, no picnic tables, grills or anything, but everything you need really for a night's stay. The area was very pretty, rural farms. You could hear the interstate, but it was not too loud. Cost was $33 for 50 amp, $27.50 for 30-amp. - Maggie420
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