5 Parks near Dandridge, Tennessee
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
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
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 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
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