After camping, for the first time at FALL CREEK FALLS, I have come away with a few thoughts. There is a lot to see and do around this state park. On your first visit you can stay busy with short or long hikes, lots of sight seeing. It really is a beautiful park. I heard good reviews on the restaurant at Fall Creek Falls, especially the dinner buffets. In my opinion it's just OK. They no longer offer crab legs on the buffet every Friday. When I was there they had prime rib (I've had better), fish, shrimp, frog legs, chicken, ribs (very tough) etc etc on the buffet. I didn't think it was great, and at $18.95, not sure I would order it again. The campgrounds are very woodsy (I like that).. but several sites are close together. Tight turns, small roads and campers crammed up against each other. Some are paved sites, most gravel or dirt. I drove through all the campgrounds, in the park, and found several great sites. So the key here is to visit the park and pick out the sites you like best before you reserve. My site, D190, was not one I would camp in again. Not sure I will return to FALL CREEK FALLS very soon.
This is not an awful campground, but could be much better. I think maybe the owners have just neglected the sites for a few years. The sites are small and offer a little patch of grass. However in most cases the grass is dirt or mud and fire rings are missing from many sites. The sites were gravel at one time but most of that is gone. My site was pretty much dirt. The overall appearance is best described as kind of shabby. The good things would be the location. Very near the main road in Pigeon Forge. Plus the trolley service actually stops inside the campground. The roads are paved which is nice for bike riding. Just wish the sites were better maintained.
We enjoyed our stay at Caney Creek. The campground is more concrete and blacktop than we usually appreciate. There are trees.. but not many around the individual campsites. There are a couple of sites that offer some shade, but most seem to get a good amount of sun most of the day. The positives would be the cleanliness of the facility. Dozens of lakefront sites and most all are at least lake view. Very nice pavilion and swimming pool area. They rent golf carts, fishing boats and even pontoons. We want to rent a pontoon next time. We would stay again.. but would try and get a site with some shade. Good discounts for staying weekdays.
This is a very nice campground. The hosts are wonderful. I am pretty sure they stopped by our campsites three or four times during the weekend. The paved roads and well manicured grounds make for a beautiful setting. Extra clean too! Our camping club is planning another trip here in early 2010.