47 Parks near Dandridge, Tennessee
Aug 2016 - $60.00
We stayed here 3 nights and really enjoyed our visit. The view was fantastic from our site which was a signature site overlooking the majority of the campground, and it was also very quiet here. I would have rated it higher except for the fact that the site was not level even though it was paved. We had to use additional pads to drive our 43 ft Class A coach onto to be mostly level and have our drive wheels on solid ground. We were told that the owners were in the process of redoing the concrete in order to level the sites. Most of the sites in our area of the campground were also not level. There is much for the younger children and teens to do at this campground. We will definitely return here when in the area. - John & Bobbie
Aug 2016 - $53.00
We just returned from a 2 week stay at Anchor Down RV Resort, we enjoyed our stay immensely.
It is a clean, new RV park, built on a section of land overlooking Douglas Lake, part of the TVA system. The view of the mountains is stunning along with the sunrises and sunsets.
It is a family campground and many families enjoyed the facilities, including a pool, lake, and dock access. Thee are places close by to rent a pontoon boat or jet skies to enjoy on the calm, refreshing waters of Douglas Lake.
As we were there, a new dog park with dog exercise stations, basketball and pickle ball courts were being added. We travel with our Airedale Terrier and found plenty of green, grassy areas to walk him away from other campers - look at the camp grounds web site and it will be obvious.
There are different prices and site sizes and amenities, one to meet your needs, we never felt crowded. As a side note - we started "camping" in our motor home 2 years ago and we learned quickly if we wanted privacy, most campgrounds are not the place to go unless you boon dock or go to a land management facility.
Anchor Down has a friendly staff and great facilities. The bath house actually has "private" bathrooms, each with their own sink, commode, and shower. I have never seen this before. I would also recommend renting a golf cart, although not required, it makes getting around the camp ground easier.
I highly recommend Anchor Down when in the Tennessee Smoky Mountain area. It is a little drive to the attractions of Pigeon Forge, Smoky Mountain Park, and Gatlinburg, but what a great place to come "home" to after a day out on the town. - Indy Glenn
Jul 2016 - $69.00
I have stayed here once a year ever since they have opened this awesome resort. The owners and staff are great. Stayed here July 4th weekend-forgot to make reservation for Golf cart- sold out-staff very accomadating to haul you to your destination.Took a one hour tour ($10 per person-new this year) on a very nice pontoon boat-staff made you feel safe and at home. Enjoyed the lake-warm and clean. Pool was very busy. This resort is our "mountain ocean getaway." 5 Stars,again, Anchors Down! - n2camping
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
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
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
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
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
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
Aug 2016 - $28.00
A great stopping place along I-40/81 near Sevierville attractions. Basically a family-owned working dairy farm, that hosts a bluegrass festival in the fall. The RV sites are well equipped, grass-covered and level. Will plan to stop here again. - Dunwoodyradio
Jul 2016 - $28.00
Very nice one night stop for us. Called ahead and was instructed to find a spot if arriving after hours and come to office the next morning to settle up. Owner came by site shortly after got settled to verify everything was good, which it was. Super nice people. We discussed the upcoming Bluegrass Festival they will host in the fall and told me to make myself at home and take a look at the festival stage. Easy in and out off of I-40. Will stay here again. - ov1to
May 2016 - $30.00
Beautiful, manicured grassy (barefoot worthy) meadow on an active farm. Grass sites are "tiered", may need some leveling. There is no shade so it might get pretty hot in the summer. Very uncrowded when we were there. Single set of bathrooms/showers were clean and functional. No tables or fire rings. - VATom
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
Jul 2016 - $45.00
Super friendly, kind and courteous. Pull thru lot with full hookup. We stayed here a week ago on a trip to a campground in Cherokee, NC. On our way back from Cherokee we stayed here again and it was like returning home. We love it here. Customer service was exceptional. - Ed-Kat
Jul 2015 - $35.00
Under new ownership. New name Tana-See. New owners are fixing up and taking pride in the park. Targeting families. Restrooms older but freshly painted and clean. Office staff beyond friendly and very accommodating. Sites are gravel with hookups. 5 sites are pull-through. Other sites are back in...not sure how many they have. Pool has new liner and is clean. Homemade mini golf. Play area and games. "Train ride" with engine being a lawn mower. Picnic shelter with stage. Pond for fishing. New electric, water, and sewer at the sites. New picnic tables at each site. We are here on July 4th. They had a free hamburger, hot dog and chip cookout with all the trimmings and you could take sides. Games for the kids. Fireworks. New owner is great. This is just off 40 so easy access and great for our overnight. They have cable TV with 24 channels and the Wi-Fi is great!
We would come here again. - BorntoCruise
May 2015 - $30.00
Very friendly staff. Very helpful. Clean. Very level sites - jdport50