16 Parks near Russellville, Tennessee
Jul 2011 - $25.00
After having been mislead as to the distance from the interstate, and to the easy access sites for our 26 ft. 5th wheel, we attempted to negotiate around this shabby park to find our site. With tree branches scraping our trailer and leaning dangerously around a tight circle with a tree in the center, we found it to be near impossible to even attempt backing into our assigned "slot". Having to use 4x4 in "low range" to leaving the camping area, we stopped at the office for a refund, where the manager couldn't figure out how to do it for VISA so reluctantly gave back cash. Had to use low range again to pull away from the office. The lake appeared nice though. The ever narrowing route from the interstate plus the logging camp type park will create certain horror stories for those of you who attempt an adventure at this campground. - Pinkito
Jul 2007 - $22.00
I must first admit that I did not stay here in this campground. However, I had just sold a guy my camper and spent several hours helping him sit it up. While there, I was able to look about the place. Mostly this campground is for seasonal campers. They had very few spots for folks who just want to spend a day or two. The sites that are open for travelers were not the best sites. Most had no sewer. Only the permanent sites had sewer water, and electric. The bath house was a mess and according to the person I sold the camper to they stay that way. Now, the location on the lake was very nice. There were horseshoe pits, a camp store, and a boat launch. Other than those items the place is just very bland. - mudhound
Apr 2016 - $20.00
We were a bit disappointed with Cherokee County Park. The office as closed when we arrived in the early afternoon. As I stood there reading the bulletin board trying to figure out what to do and where to go, a woman drove up and asked if I needed help. She led us to the campground area, pointed out the available sites and collected our money - no receipt. Although most of the park was well-maintained, the campground was not. Sites were squeezed in here and there and generally very close together. Only a few sites offered even a view of the lake. Most of the sites are occupied by seasonal folks with lots of "stuff" piled around their rigs. Lots of boat trailers all around sites. The bathhouse left a lot to be desired - could use some new paint and good cleaning. It was a one-night stopover for us; I doubt we will be back. - WxToad
Sep 2010 - $20.00
Campground is set in a river valley farm and has riverfront sites. However, these sites are occupied by "permanent" campers with a waiting list and are angled back in sites. Most all other sites are parallel to the roadways. Sites are roomy enough with most having some shade. Only a few sites have 50A service. Campground roads are not paved but are easy to maneuver. Campground is about 10 miles off I-81 located about 20 miles from Morristown, Greenville and Newport. No nearby shopping. Swimming pool and picnic shelter are nice. Owners are friendly and helpful. We would stay again only for 1 to 3 nights, but not a destination stay of one week or more. - igor2brvn
Jun 2009 - $25.00
We loved this park! Sad thing was its off exit 15 and no signs showing how to get there! its out in the middle of the smokey mountains.. We love it here.. wonderful place.. its so peaceful.. Only bad thing is if you have any cell phone service other then Verizon you won't have cell phone service.. I myself have AT&T and it said "no service". My hubby has Verizon and he had service.. Its about 9 miles off I-81 and is a great RV park... I will come again! so glad i have Verizon for broadband internet! - trvlnfmly99
Jul 2016 - $25.00
This park was recently renovated and the grounds are not the best. Washout areas that are bare and rocky and rutted can be hazardous for those with m0bility issues. The sites are somewhat level and are blacktopped but be prepared with some leveling blocks as they will be needed in most of the sites. The park itself has many walking trails and programs and its a nice quiet park. - Ken56
Mar 2016 - $24.00
Campground loses points for closeness of sites. But It was very quiet, even though it was spring break and Easter. Great trails, beautiful scenery, Great Lake. Lots for kids to do. - pegleg118
Jul 2015 - $20.00
This campground was wonderful. We called ahead and reserved a spot but upon arriving wanted to change sites due to closeness to bathhouse. The employee was wonderful moving us to a better spot. Lots of open space, easy to set up and very spacious. Because we use the bathhouse for showers and bathroom facilities, I was extremely pleased with their cleanliness. Not only that but they were private allowing to lock the door, this is wonderful especially with small children. Lots of hiking opportunities, pool, and shopping. - JennG
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
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
Aug 2016 - $40.00
This KOA is showing some age. However, most items seem to be in good working order. The bathhouses were spotless and up to date. The pool was in decent repair and was clean. It had plenty of lawn chairs to sit in. The sites were mostly level. There were about 10-15 long term sites and most of these were well maintained. There was a fire ring, a picnic table (painted yellow), water, electricity, and cable at each site. The trees were in the correct place. Overall the staffs were OK. A few negatives include too many signs. The dog run needed water and a place to sit. The office looked like a souvenir store. The WIFI was spotty at best. Lastly, the grounds were well maintained and the grass was mowed. - mudhound
Aug 2016 - $44.00
Glad we are only staying here one night! Road to get back to the park is very tight and narrow! Once inside the park it's uphill on gravel road. One way in, one way out! A lot of permanent residents all throughout the park. Old cable with a converter box system. I thought in 2016 that everyone had cable without boxes. Boy I WAS WRONG THERE!
Site was unlevel and gravel. Hope you have 2 fresh water hoses cause if you stay here you are going to need them. The water is in the very rear of the site; and also 2 sewage hoses to hook up. The fire ring is an old rusty hub off a tractor trailer. The picnic table looks like someone made it and didn't look safe to sit on.
Oh, it's shady all right; they need to trim them.
If I only knew we would have stayed in Gatlinburg! Spend the money and stay there. I will next time! - virginiagirl2015
Jul 2016 - $41.00
A little tricky getting in and out with 38' MH and TOAD. Otherwise, it was ok. - Lots Labs
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
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