9.4 Excellent
     
Dandridge, Tennessee

Anchor Down RV Resort

Dandridge, Tennessee



Dandridge, Tennessee
Phone: (877) 784-4446

Sites: 175
Recent Rate: $59 7/2016

Latitude: 35.9733767013265
Longitude: -83.5197688042716

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • 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 no
  • $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 yes
  • 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 yes
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
  • Sprint Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Sprint
  • 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 yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • 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 yes
  • 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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47 Reviews

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $69.00
Overall Rating:      

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! We camped at Anchor Down RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
68
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Check out Historic Dandridge. Ate at Cowboys down the road-honored our reservations and table with a beautiful view of Douglas Lake. Also tried Angelos' in Dandridge across the green bridge-both restaurants had great food and service at out time of visit. Short drive to Pigeon Forge, too.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $49.00
Overall Rating:      

This is very nice RV park! Clean restrooms with individual private shower/bathroom combination. The campground is well kept and very organized. The pool area is clean and the view from the pool area are spectacular! Even has a trampoline and a slide in the lake. We will be back soon!! We camped at Anchor Down RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
104
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Pigeon Forge and Sevierville is only 20 minutes away.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $69.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice. The grounds are immaculate. I didn't see a stone out of place or a weed anywhere. Each site is landscaped with native stone. We preferred the sites on the hill overlooking the rest of the campground. They were much larger, offered some shade and a constant breeze and seemed to have less traffic through the loop. If the kids were still traveling with us, a site in the lower section near the pool and beach would have been our choice.

The rules state no outdoor dog kennels. We thought this was a rather unusual rule since pets are welcomed with a dog park and plenty of dog waste stations scattered throughout the park. I did see a couple small kennels discreetly placed near a few campers. No one seemed to mind.

Bring some cash. Firewood is reasonably priced at $5.00 a bundle, but the owners charge an extra $2.50 if you use your credit card. Even if you buy multiple bundles, they still charge the extra $2.50 for each bundle.

As the other poster have stated, this park away from tourist areas to the west, but close enough if a day trip to those areas is what you want. We camped at Anchor Down RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
28
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Head east from the park to visit Tinsley-Bible pharmacy and grill in Dandridge, then travel south to Chestnut Hill to visit the Bush Beans factory and visitor's center.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $59.00
Overall Rating:      

Our second visit here (the first being two years ago), and it again earns high marks. We again stayed fairly near the pool (two thumbs up from our young grandson), but may try the upper level on a future visit. Beautiful lake views, park is extremely well kept, and the staff is exceptional. We camped at Anchor Down RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
125
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

This location is far away enough from the madhouse that is Sevierville/Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg, but close enough and easily accessible if that's where you're wanting to spend some time.

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

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $59.00
Overall Rating:      

By far the best RV Resort we have ever stayed at or visited. Extremely clean, wide spaces and roads. Excellent staff members. Location is beautiful view of Douglas Lake and the Smokey Mountains. You are about 20 minutes from Pigeon Forge TN and about 30 minutes to Gatlinburg TN.

Campgrounds has lake frontage with boat launch, docks, swimming, and fishing available. Also has a pool. Beautiful bathhouse with private suites. There is very few sites with trees but the reason is because of blocking the view of the lake and mountains. The sites on the hill top are the furthest away from the pool and lake but they do have a few trees. We camped at Anchor Down RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $69.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Anchor Down RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
61
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $63.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Anchor Down RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

All the touristy things are close if you want them.

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Review Count: 108
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 24

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $81.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent moutain and lake views. Beautiful private fireplaces and long concrete pads for big rigs. Too far, at least an hour, from Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Smoky Mountains. Rates are too high for March. Tiny dog park. Most sites are slightly out of level even with concrete pads. Bundle of wood is $7.50 with credit card. Lake level is ultra low during March, pool not open. Wifi worked well with empty campground. We camped at Anchor Down RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
50
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Go west to main road for groceries, 15 minutes away.

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Review Count: 143
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $69.00
Overall Rating:      

Not meant as a one night stopover but we're happy we did just to see the beautiful setting. Perched on a plateau overlooking the lake it's probably the prettiest CG/Resort anywhere. First class in every respect. One other word comes to mind: snooty. We camped at Anchor Down RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Overlookig the lake
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $69.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Anchor Down RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
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Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Site 166
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $69.00
Overall Rating:      

This facility is absolutely beautiful. It is off the beaten path for the tourism, has amazing views of Douglas Lake, and the Smokies across the lake. The staff is professional and friendly. The facilities are fresh and clean. The resort is on par if not exceeding the former Outdoor Resorts, Blue Water Key in Key West yet is not a lot owner held resort. This place is on the top five of our campgrounds we have stayed at. We WILL return. Soon. We camped at Anchor Down RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
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Site Details

Site Number
54
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $69.00
Overall Rating:      

We have been RV'ing a little over two years and we have found the "Mecca" of a campground!
Nestled on the side of a hill overlooking a lake the campsights are the best we have ever expierenced. There are many options but, we were in Lot #61 - a back-in with a freestanding full fireplace. The view is to die for and the lots are paved with some grass trip.
Landscaping in the campground is immaculate and well kept. WiFi was good - we did not use their Cable because we have a dish.
Pigeon Forge and all of that is about 15 minutes away across the lake but, we only went over once - stayed in the campground. We'll be back soon! We camped at Anchor Down RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
61
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $69.00
Overall Rating:      

ALL campgrounds should be measured against Anchor Down RV Park. WOW....We glamped in site 158. Amazing views of lake. Full hook up with free standing stone fireplace. All sites are stamped concrete. All roads are paved. Most sites are large and have excellent views. These owners have set a high bar for RV resorts. I would recommend everyone with a motor coach camp here. No tents allowed. The bathhouse has seven privaye bathrooms/shower/toilets with slate floors/walls and granite counters, very spacious. Their is a large pool with water slide. Closed for the season. The grounds are spectacular. Block walls, stones, paved electic golf cart path. (rentals available) Laundry has three washers and six dryers (2.00 each). Large sites. Very well layed out. We camped at Anchor Down RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
158
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Many things to see and do in the area.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $69.00
Overall Rating:      

This resort has to be on our Top Ten all time places to camp. Even though it is only a short drive from our home base we enjoy the short drive to get away and spend time with other campers. The staff is always friendly and extremely helpful. The sites are large and easy to get in and out of with plenty of space to stretch your legs. Not to mention the views of the lake and a backdrop of the Great Smoky Mountains. We camped at Anchor Down RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
80
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Anchor Down is just a short trip into Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg for all your shopping needs.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $79.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful views, very clean - one of the nicest places we have ever stayed. Wonderful kids programs. Not good for kids on small bikes as the recreation and pool are down a steep drive. Rent your golf cart way in advance as they are gone quickly. Looking forward to returning with grandkids next summer for the pool and water park. We camped at Anchor Down RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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