On one of their freeway billboards they advertise " over 200 shade trees ". They are not kidding. All of them big towering cottonwoods. Satellite is out here. The Wifi comes and goes. The trees are the big issue as they shed not a few little cottonwood seeds, instead they shed huge balls of cotton. Now take these same trees that are shedding cotton and add in the amazing amount of dripping sap and you have what you call a big mess. All the cottonwood and leaves on the ground stick to your shoes from the sap which gets tracked into the RV. You have to scrape the stuff from the bottoms of your shoes. Our toad and MH was covered with sap requiring a complete cleaning. The roads are also dusty which sticks to the sap on your RV and Toad. The CG is decent, but we wont be back again. This place is going to cost me a day or two of work scrubbing all the sap from the vehicles as well as cleaning out the air conditioning coils and RV screens.
I would have given a higher rating to this CG but their price prevents me from doing so. While this park is very clean and has nicely laid out sites with good utilities, it is not worth what they charge. We have stayed at many of the premier resorts in the country, and this park charges like they too are in this category, though they are not. I appreciated the nice long pull thru's, nice picnic tables, paved streets and overall location. I just didn't appreciate the over charging. Some advice, bring alot of mosquito spray and do not bother paying for the WiFi service. It's slow and drops out continuously. It's a quiet and very clean park. But their costs overshadow the positives here.
We really enjoyed our stay here. It is a no frills, simple CG with awesome owners. I appreciated the blacktop drive & gravel sites as it kept the dust down. The utilities were good, and though the sites are tight and close together, we had no problems with our 40 ft rig. Marge is like a personal concierge, giving you all the info you need to tour the area. On our day of departure she showed up at our door early with a pancake breakfast. ( I teased her for days about cooking breakfast for me and never expected it). Her husband Chris also went out of his way to make all the campers comfortable and feel at home. If you're in this area to tour, stop in here to stay as its location puts you right in the middle of all the area attractions. We will surely be back someday.
We were very disappointed in this park. It is owned by a company that owns several other CG's and it appears this one seems to be one they take money out of but put nothing back into it. There appears to be other problems as well, especially among staff. One of the workers walked off the job and left without notice. A broken main water line left the park with dangerous water pressure problems and possible contamination issues for two days. I have had to chlorinate my entire water system on my coach and dump the water tank and super chlorinate it. And because of lack of staff the rear bathrooms / showers in the park were padlocked closed with a sign saying it was being sanitized. This left the entire park with one bathroom and shower to share among 150 or so people. The sites are tight leaving us with no choice but to park our car at the bath house. The trees have filled our air conditioning coils and screens with cotton wood. This has been a miserable stay but we made the best of it and tried to enjoy our tour in the Mountains. Never ever again will we stay here.
The CG is immaculate. The owner really stays on top of things here, cleaning and fixing. Nothing is broken down or in disrepair. The Wi-Fi worked pretty decent. I love the pull thru sites. Long and roomy and doesn't require you to disconnect as the park is easy to drive through. Each site has a very nice swing and picnic table. The bad side ? The owner ( very friendly guy ) will hound you about coming to breakfast or dinner. His prices are not too bad but I cannot comment on the food as we didn't eat there. He has a tiny barnyard with a couple animals in it. One of those animals I wanted to strangle. A rooster who loves to crow at 5 am and keep going for two hours straight. Worse yet, that dang rooster is 50 ft from the pull thru sites. It got real annoying once the cute factor wore off. Easy access from I-40 on very good back roads. Big rig friendly and a great place to stay overnight or for a couple days. Surely not a destination CG as it is in the middle of nowhere.
If your a transportation buff, then this is your place. Tugboats in front of you, planes overhead and trains behind you. Actually, it was pretty quiet considering all the jets, trains and tugs roaming around. These sites are very wide and long. If they had Wi-Fi, I didn't know it and the signal was no where to be found. It is easy access to the CG off I-40, good wide roads getting there and safe (despite driving around a ghetto). The owners are very friendly and helpful. The CG itself (the pull through sites anyways) are clean and have nice grassy areas next to them. The entrance and area around the office is an eye sore. It kind of reminds me of a junkyard with equipment, small buildings, sheds, etc., scattered all over in a hap hazard arrangement. Other then that, we would come back again. Its a great overnight place to stay.
This is our home away from home. Whenever we head to Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge we always make this CG our home base in which to explore the area. Huge, long pull thru sites that are very level ( all new ), excellent utilities and a quiet relaxing atmosphere. The staff are very friendly and helpful. If your going to be in the area, this is a great ( cheap ) place to stay. An ultra clean, no frills place to stay over for a night or a week.
One of the premier resorts in America. I cannot say enough good things about it. Our 3 nights here were free as part of a marketing campaign at a rally but we would gladly pay to come back. If you want to see how a real RV resort should look, come check this jewel out. It is awesome. Will be back again.
First let me say this park has one major plus, the attitude of the front desk manager. What an awesome kid. Extremely nice and friendly. For people coming here with motorhomes over 36 ft. it probably is going to be a very tight fit for you. ( Hint, for MH owners disconnect your toad before leaving and hook it up at Love's truck stop at I-40 ). The driveway coming in and out is one of the steepest grades I have ever seen in such a short distance. Also be careful of the back roads coming here, they are not very wide and mail boxes are right next to the roads. The CG itself has a lot of trash around on the sites. The fire pits are not cleaned out and peoples trash is typically left behind for you to deal with. They have no site prep program here at all and, after paying $ 50 I had to clean my own site once we hooked up. If you plan on swimming in the lake / pond, think again. It is a muddy algae mess littered with fish lures, fish hooks, trash, etc. The bath house trash can was running over onto the ground for two days. The sites are unlevel but the utilities placement is very well thought out. With the gas costs soaring and average Americans suffering, it would help if CG owners would help out their customers. Instead, this CG increased their mini golf prices from $ 3 to 5 this season. Their water slide costs are also high as are other incidental costs. It's a shame as this is a nice family who owns this CG and it has a gorgeous setting. But there seems to be a lack of dedication to the camp sites. Full fire pits, trash laying around each site, old fishing hooks and lures in the grass, etc. is not my idea of $ 50 dollars worth of camping facility. I am hoping that they focus more attention on keeping the campground and camp site clean. As for ourselves, we wont be back at these rates. It is way over priced.