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Blue Heron Campground was rated 7 out of 10 based on 6 user reviews. Phone: (423) 569-9778
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Blue Heron Campground

Camp Information
Sites
45
Date of Stay
September 2012
Latest Rate
$17



Hookups
Electric
yes
50amp
no
Water
yes
Sewer
no
Wireless Internet
no
Cable TV
no
Accommodations
Pull-Thru Sites
no
Big Rig Access
yes
Waterfront Access
no
Shade Trees
yes
Pool Access
no
Pets Allowed
yes
Tents Allowed
yes
Family Friendly
yes
Latest Review Information
Ratings (Last 10 Newest/Oldest)
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Clean Restrooms (Last 5 Newest/Oldest)
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Clean Showers (Last 5 Newest/Oldest)
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[ 8 / 10 ]
September 2012
$17
When we first got to the campground we weren't impressed. It was smaller than we thought it would be and kind of outdated, but as the day went on we liked it more.Check in was by self or campground host. It was very quiet (especially for a holiday weekend) and people were friendly. We stayed for 2 days and spent them sightseeing or hiking various trails. If we are in the area we would stay again to hike,but we wouldn't make this a main vacation point. Checking out was easy and the dump station was very easy to use.Overall,we had a good camping experience. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.

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[ 5 / 10 ]
May 2012
$22
Not nearly enough shade for me. We like to camp in the woods, not a field with the occasional shade tree. This place is in a gorgeous location in the Big South Fork Recreation area, and really close to the Scenic Railway but seems outdated, and not well taken care of. Considering how far it is away from everything and what you get I would not stay here. If you don't like the woods consider this park. It would be very very quiet. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.

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[ 8 / 10 ]
October 2010
$17
This is a beautiful little campground in the Big South Fork Recreation Area. Good-sized sites that offer electric and water. The bath-house is clean, but the showers aren't the most modern you'll ever come across. But they are functional. You must follow bear country guidelines when it comes to food storage. Bear proof trashcans and food lockers are provided. But I highly doubt that you will ever see a bear in or near this campground. Plenty to see and do within easy driving and hiking distance. Gorgeous views from the hiking trails. I will definitely return to this campground again. I would rate it higher than an eight if the showers were a little more modern and full-hookups were offered. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.

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[ 3 / 10 ]
October 2009
$17
We were the first to review this campground. It has been our favorite campground and the campground still is. However, they keep changing concessionary and the administration keeps changing. They are trying to force everyone to make reservations before coming. However, if the weather turns bad or you have something come up you forfeit the cost of the first night. This causes two problems. First if you can't go you loose $17. Second, if someone shows up that want's to camp that site is reserved and will sit unused. We never know for sure we have time until the last minute. So we just show up and pick an unreserved site and have a nice weekend. We've been doing this for years now. We showed up this Friday evening and were in the process of choosing a site when the camp host drove up and informed us that we could only pay for one night. And that if someone reserved the site on the on-line reservations system we would have to leave. At the time is was cold and raining! The guy was condescending and kept telling me I just didn't understand. Why don't we use the reservation system? You automatically get charged for the first night. It's non-refundable. So if a hurricane hits you are out of luck. If we can't just show up and claim an available site for the weekend we won't bother to go back. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 10 / 10 ]
May 2009
$17
This is one of the best values I have seen in campgrounds. Electric and water hook-ups on a beautiful, large site for $17 per night. ($8.50 per night with America The Beautiful Senior Pass) The park is in the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area with lots of great scenery and amazing views on many of the hiking trails. Clean restrooms and showers, with friendly camp hosts and staff. We will return here yearly. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.

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[ 8 / 10 ]
May 2006
$15
We've been staying at this campground for 15 years starting with a 2-person tent. We like it because the campground is never that crowded and affords a little privacy. The shower house is generally clean. It's a bit rustic so don't expect ceramic tile and blow dryers. There is a great 8 mile loop for hiking but it is pretty demanding. Pick the right site and you feel like you're all alone even if the park is packed. The sites are all large and nicely spaced. There is no office or campground store and the closest store to buy ice and other supplies is about 10 miles. So make sure you have plenty of ice before you get there. Then sit back and relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.

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