3 Parks near Heiskell, Tennessee
Jun 2011 - $20.00
Our review of this park was a difficult one to write because the manager was extremely friendly. Her family owns the place but honestly this is only a hobby park. It was not well marked on the east ( exit 117 off of I-75N and turn right ) side of Raccoon Valley Road. Their park sign is almost non existent. Once in the park the gravel sites were only moderately level ( we needed boards to level). From our count there appeared to be only three 50 amp sites: the others were 30’s. They have one washer, one dryer and two complete restrooms, one of which is handicapped accessible, and one shade tree site but it’s not level. No Wi-Fi but our Verizon air card worked well. No trash cans so we put our full bags in the laundry area. We found, per the managers recommendation, a really good restaurant called Aubrey’s at Exit 112 on Conner Road. On the plus side, this campground was quite unlike the noisy campground on the other side of Exit 117 ( quarry trucks ). This is good as a stopover park but not much more unless some corrections are made such as Wi-Fi, re-level the sites, more 50 amp hookups and trashcans. Having said that, in our estimation it’s almost on a par with the very few surrounding campgrounds and this is in large part due to the very accommodating hostess. Our return to this park would depend on seeing what, if any, of the above suggested improvements get made. - 5thwheeler
Dec 2015 - $21.00
We checked in here to explore Knoxville, which is a quick drive down I-75 only a mile from the campground. We knew in advance the office was closed for lunch so we just went to our site and setup. We were in site 10 which is in an odd place in the grounds and we needed to back up into a field in order to get into the site. The site was not level, needing blocks under the left like almost all other campers. Even though there was a lot of rain, it did drain well for the most part, but was still puddling in areas.
The sites are gravel with a little bit of grass in between. We had no one next to us, but if there was, it would have been very close. No cable or wifi, but Verizon 4G coverage was great and we did get most local channels over the air. Laundry had four washers and four dryers, running $1.75 for each. Not a glamorous campground, but much better when compared to the other one down the road. We did not join the Escapee Club and I couldn't imagine joining a club to have a minimalist campground like this. That being said, we would probably return if ever back in the Knoxville are. - pfogleboch
Nov 2015 - $20.00
Host was very friendly. It's a basic campground. The sites was FHU, PTH 50 amp. No cable, WiFi Tango which we didn't buy. 4g strong Verizon. Lots of channels on antenna. We were nearby our neighbors. Some shade I would think when trees have leaves. The ground was grass & gravel. No playground but a dog walk. It served our purpose. - jcpjane
Oct 2015 - $30.00
We stayed 3 nights to see the area.
The park is far enough from I-75 (Exit 117: SR-170, Raccoon Valley Dr) so there is no noise from the Interstate but Raccoon Valley Dr is a narrow rural residential roads that is without a shoulder and has vegetation encroachment.
The online reservations system was not working. Had to call the park directly. The basic rate was for 30 AMP service. There was an additional $1.00/day charge for 50 AMP service.
The interior roads and site parking pads are gravel. Some of the roads are narrow with tight turns and vehicle encroachment because the sites are too small for parking of additional vehicles. This is another park that doesn't understand the simple concept of the importance of a flat, level parking pad! Almost all of the parking pads had a single or double pitch. It is a shame that a business expects these sites to be acceptable and that people accept them. There is NO privacy between the sites as the sites are on top of each other. An example was an RV had their awning slightly extended which touched the next RV. The RV that was being touched had to coordinate their departure with the other RV to retract the awning. They have full hook ups - water, electricity (50 AMP), & sewer. The utility connections were towards the middle of the sites but some of them were on the uphill side of the parking pad creating an uphill flow. There was an outside table but the environment was not inviting to sit outside.
The trees around the park made satellite reception hit and miss depending on site assignment and your dish configuration. The park brochure showed 11 broadcast channels. Didn't try to get any broadcast channels.
Only WiFi reception provided by the park was a paid service (Tengo). Our Verizon WiFi hotspot was adequate. Our NET10 phone reception was acceptable.
The designated fenced pet area was sufficient for large or small dogs. There was sufficient area to walk dogs along the park roads. - bsb814
Sep 2015 - $34.00
We stayed here 4 nights while we were in town for a football game. The sites are on a hill under the trees but terraced and level. The laundry was clean and well equipped. Wash 1.75; dry 1.00. All staff we encountered were pleasant. Our site did not allow satellite signal; cable had a weak signal. - SoonerMom
Aug 2015 - $40.00
We had to stay here 3 mo for wife operation at UT Medical Center. The owner put on a pig pickin while and this guy can cook a hog. We stayed in the monthly section, the park is quiet and the pool was great. The only problem in our section was dog poop not being picked by a few dog owners there at the park. Other than that the park has easy back outs and very nice pull- throughs, fire pits, did I mention the cookouts, O yes. Staff is very nice as well as the owner. We stay here every time we have to go to Knoxville. They went out of their way to keep us in the same spot when we had to stay a lot longer than we planned to. We thank them for there caring and kindness. - User3774
Aug 2015 - $27.00
We came through here for one night while on the road this summer. There is a nice area for tents apart from the RV spaces. The spots could be a bit more level but the fire pits, benches and available power/water make up for it. The store is stocked with reasonably priced items. This price was for one van, 3 people and 3 tents in one spot. Alcohol permitted and no out of state fees make this a good spot. - CaliDiscGolf