Desoto State Park campground is a beautiful, well-maintained campground in a hilly, wooded setting. Sites are spacious & have at least partial shade. The bath houses were rebuilt about 5 years ago & are centrally located within the 2 loops. They are very clean & well-designed. There is also a laundry in each bath house. There are several walking trails leading from the campground, as well as numerous other trails within the park. Each site has sewer & cable. WiFi is very weak unless you are near the campground store. The campground is about 15 minutes from Desoto Falls in one direction and Little River Canyon in the opposite direction. We enjoyed our stay very much.
This was our first visit to Monte Sano campground and we really enjoyed it. We stayed on the outer part of the Record Drive loop & had a nice view of city lights below through the trees. The sites are shady and roomy. The bath house was clean & well supplied. We enjoyed the peace and quiet at night and a beautiful view of the stars, since there are no street lights along the loop. The city of Huntsville is only about 5 minutes from the park.
This was our first stay at Cloudland Canyon. We stayed at the West Rim Campground, which is newer and has roomier sites than the East Rim. The campground is hilly but the sites are level and shaded. The bath house was well-stocked but was only cleaned once during our 3 day stay. There are numerous hiking trails around this large park but they are all moderate to difficult. There is an interpretative center near the East Rim campground and beautiful views of the canyon from that area.
We stayed on Loop C, where there are several sites with a view of the lake. Most of the sites on this loop are roomier than the ones on Loops A & B. The bath house is dated but clean. Our site had plenty of trees and a beautiful view of the water. Wi-Fi was not always reliable but worked most of the time. The park has a lodge with a restaurant & marina about a mile from the campground. There is also a golf course & day use beach area very close by. If you are up early in the morning, you may see deer making their way down to the water.
We stayed in one of the standard cabins, 12'x25'. The cabin was clean & the kitchen was well-equipped. There is a sofa & cable TV in the living area, 2 bunk beds & a separate bedroom with queen-size bed. WiFi was pretty good but our cell phones did not work at the cabin. The staff were very friendly & helpful. When we reported a slow shower drain, someone was there to take care of it in less than 5 minutes. When I reported a hornet on our deck, someone came with hornet spray in a couple of minutes. Our only complaint about the cabin would be that the only lights in the living area & bedroom are the bright overhead lights. The cabins are situated on the side of a mountain immediately above the campground, which is very attractive & well-maintained. The Little River flows in front of the campground & the river can be accessed at the end of a short trail. Tremont is adjacent to Great Smoky Mountains National Park and only minutes from Cades Cove. We plan to stay here again.
This is a beautifully maintained campground on a lake perfect for fishing or kayaking. Our site was right on the water and we enjoyed the breezes off the water. We saw a lot of deer after dark. I would have given this campground a 10 out of 10 except for one complaint. The bath house shown closest to our site on the map was closed. It was quite a long walk uphill to the nearest bath house. Except for that, it was ideal and we look forward to camping here again.
Indian Boundary is located within Cherokee National Forest in a beautiful wooded setting. One of the loops is within sight of a large lake perfect for kayaking, canoeing, swimming and fishing. The bath houses are well-maintained and clean. The camp store is very well-stocked with food and supplies of all kinds. The sites are level, roomy and most are well-shaded. The sites do not have water hook-ups but there are numerous spigots along the road within a short distance from each site. This is one of my favorite campgrounds.
We have stayed at Lazy Daze several times before. The campground has several scenic sites right on the river. Each river site has a covered deck, but the decks are in bad need of repair--deck covers are loose & leaning, decks need to be replaced. The bath house was not as clean as it was during our previous visits and toilet paper was not replenished often enough. Also, mildew needs to be cleaned from shower walls. It's still an okay campground but we probably will not stay here next time. There are other campgrounds nearby that are better maintained. Too bad because Lazy Daze is in a great location.
This is our 3rd stay at Lazy Daze, and we had a very enjoyable time. Our site overlooked the Little River, & we loved hearing the sound of rushing water close by! The campground's sites are small and close together, but that is typical of campgrounds in town in this area. This is an older campground. The bath house was clean & well-maintained. The office staff were very friendly & helpful. The river sites have individual covered decks. Some of them are in need of repair, but it's very enjoyable to sit on the deck & look at the river. There are restaurants within a short drive, and the campground is only a few minutes from the Cades Cove loop in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We are planning to go back to Lazy Daze again next year.
There are 2 campgrounds in this state park. #1 is along a creek but it was closed due to debris from a recent flood. The sites in that area are mostly small & many do not have shade. Campground #2, where we stayed, is wooded. The sites are spacious and shady, but most are not level, and the pavement is broken off in places. The bath house in our end of the campground needed to be cleaned more thoroughly. It also needs to be updated & is not handicap accessible, although the bath house at the other end of campground #2 has been updated & is accessible. However, it also needed to be cleaned more thoroughly. The showers are nice & hot, and there is adequate space in the dressing area. The campground hosts were very friendly and helpful. They live there 6 months out of the year and have been there several years. In another area of the park there is a paved bike trail that goes through a wooded area. It was very enjoyable in spite of the numerous cracks & buckles in the pavement. Another plus is the park's restaurant, which offers a very good buffet. It is just a short drive from the campground. There are also a lot of planned activities offered for kids, a swimming pool near the restaurant, and areas for different sports activities. Wildlife are abundant in the park. We saw deer, wild turkeys, and raccoons. The raccoons raided the campground trash cans every night. This state park has a lot to offer, but the condition of the bath house needs to be addressed.
Beautiful location & plenty of nice, shady sites. The only negative, and this is a big negative, is that the bath houses do not have any A/C or fans. In the summer, they are unbearably hot. It's surprising that the Corps of Engineers designed them this way. Since the campground is used year-round, this is something that needs to be changed.
This is a newly renovated State park campground. The bath houses are new & very nicely done. The roads are paved & sites are gravel. Sites are roomy but most are not as shady as we like. There are rock fire rings, sewer & cable at each site. Staff at the campground store are very friendly & helpful. There are attractions a few minutes' drive away (Little River Canyon, DeSoto Falls, the town of Mentone & skiing on man-made snow in winter). Attractive, quiet campground.
Joe Wheeler has many sites along the lake but the woods obstruct the view of the water in most areas. Most sites are very shady & pads are level and roomy. We were visited by a raccoon each night as we sat around the campfire. The campground is very attractive and well-kept. Park rangers make frequent rounds. On the minus side, the rest rooms need some repairs. Most of the latches were broken on the stalls and there was water on the floor in the toilet areas.
My rating would have been higher except for one problem. The campground has a new bath house that is very well-equipped and modern. However, there was deep standing water on the floor of the women's restroom & shower area that was not cleaned from Friday until Monday. The floor was muddy in places from people walking through the water. Also, the toilet tissue ran out Saturday morning & was not replenished until after I located a park employee Sunday morning & reported the problem. Oddly enough, an older bath house in the campground was restocked the entire weekend. One other note: I would recommend checking out the campsites in person before reserving, since some are on a very steep side of the road with limited parking. Other than those things,it is a nice campground overall and we will return sometime.
This campground is under new ownership. We had a beautiful view of Little River from the covered wood deck on our site. The bath house was clean & well-maintained. The staff were friendly & helpful. The only negative was that the sites are pretty small. The campground is very close to Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Cades Cove. We plan to stay at Lazy Daze again next spring.
This is a beautiful spot on the Kentucky River, quiet and out of the way. The managers are very friendly & helpful. There is a small camp store, a pool, fishing pier, paddleboats and canoes for rent. There is a nice waterfall directly across the river and you can hear the sound of rushing water. The only negative we found was that there is very little water pressure in the showers. The bathhouse was very clean and well-maintained. This is a beautiful area of Kentucky and I'd recommend driving 15-20 minutes to the Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill to tour it and eat at the wonderful restaurant there. The Kentucky Horse Park is only about a half hour away and there are several distilleries in the area that give tours.
We stayed on the back side of the campground along the slough, where there are plenty of shade trees. Most of the campsites used to be shaded by tall pine trees until it was hit by a tornado 3 years ago and several hundred trees were lost. In spite of this, it is still a very nice campground, just 5 minutes from downtown. The bathhouse is well-maintained & there is a washer and dryer. The sites are big enough but not overly roomy. There is a safe, friendly atmosphere. My husband enjoyed fishing off the nearby pier. Many local residents camp here regularly.
We had a spectacular view of the lake from our campsite and plenty of shade trees to cool the site. The bathhouse was clean and had both AC and fans to keep it comfortable in the summer heat. Two criticisms: There was a lot of litter along the lake shore everywhere we walked, which detracted from its scenic beauty. Also, the park has a pool but charges $5.00 per adult camper. The pool is free to people who rent cabins however.
Beautiful view of the lake, spacious campsites and plenty of shade. We love this campground! I would have rated it higher if the bathhouse had been equipped with AC or fans for hot weather. It was very hot inside the building.