Deer Run is awesome. My husband took me camping for my birthday, but I think it was for his fishing trip. The site was level and big. The ladies in the office were friendly. The general store had the fishing supplies that my husband forgot at home. The lake was beautiful. They don't have cable TV, but we stayed outside most of the time and only slept in our camper. We were popping Jiffypop over the campfire, and the deer started showing up. I was surprised to see that deer eat popcorn. I would recommend Deer Run to my friends and family. We will be back.
Misty River is my favorite place to camp in the Smokies. The staff is friendly. The BBQ is the greatest. The bathhouse is clean and family friendly with private bathrooms. Even with all the hot and dry weather, the campground's grass was manicured. The pool and hot tub are sparkling clear. The river was a little low, due to the heat. My site was C10, which was spacious and level. Their big area in the back of the campground was a great space for my dog to play and get to the river. My nightly rate was $36 because of my AAA discount.