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Old 11-18-2019, 06:48 PM   #1
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Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge for a Month?

After taking our longest trip (nights & miles) ever next spring I am now looking for locations to spend a month at a time. Our first choice is the above listed area. Below are what we are wanting in a campground.

1) Not exceedingly expensive - maybe even getting month rates
2) Close to the main drag for restaurants, wine/liquor tastings, hiking, biking, etc.
3) A site that would not be to close to our neighbors and for a 41' motorhome
4) Clear sky for satellite reception
5) Of course full hookups
6) Space for using our propane firepit
5) Activities put on by the campground itself would be a plus
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Give them a call. We stayed there once. Beautiful place.
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Even in Spring, that area get JAMMED with tourists on the weekend. Stay out of the towns ! The rest of the week won't be bad, unless it is college Spring Break !
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After taking our longest trip (nights & miles) ever next spring I am now looking for locations to spend a month at a time. Our first choice is the above listed area. Below are what we are wanting in a campground.

1) Not exceedingly expensive - maybe even getting month rates
2) Close to the main drag for restaurants, wine/liquor tastings, hiking, biking, etc.
3) A site that would not be to close to our neighbors and for a 41' motorhome
4) Clear sky for satellite reception
5) Of course full hookups
6) Space for using our propane firepit
5) Activities put on by the campground itself would be a plus
I forgot to say when this trip will take place which will be next October/November. My spring trip next year will be out West.
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Hi reubenray,
Wherever you choose the October/November time is for silver hairs to have their time in this area. It is just luck if you can get your time to coincide with the leaves changing. For me, November is better. The Christmas lights are on and the Christmas shows have started in all the theaters.
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Wherever you choose the October/November time is for silver hairs to have their time in this area. It is just luck if you can get your time to coincide with the leaves changing. For me, November is better. The Christmas lights are on and the Christmas shows have started in all the theaters.
I guess I fit in the categories of "silver hairs", but mine is all gray. My wife is a kid at heart and loves Christmas, so I may have to do this in November to keep peace in the house. Throw in the chance for her to see snow is another plus for her, but a minus for me. I was born and raised in Louisiana and she was born in Milwaukee.
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Douglas Headwaters Campground might suit you as it meets most of your criteria. We stayed in site #57 which was very large, lots of grass and open space, front view was a large view of the lake, back viewed the damn. The damn area offered some wildlife and itís lit up at night, but not so much it would bother you from sleeping. Itís only a few miles off the beaten path down a country road, so itís quiet and scenic. I think Pigeon Forge was maybe 7 or 8 miles away. Smokey Mountain NP was an easy drive.

Unfortunately, only W/E but there is a honey wagon and dump station. There are no planned activities BUT you might like the price. The campground is kept very neat.
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Douglas Headwaters Campground might suit you as it meets most of your criteria. We stayed in site #57 which was very large, lots of grass and open space, front view was a large view of the lake, back viewed the damn. The damn area offered some wildlife and itís lit up at night, but not so much it would bother you from sleeping. Itís only a few miles off the beaten path down a country road, so itís quiet and scenic. I think Pigeon Forge was maybe 7 or 8 miles away. Smokey Mountain NP was an easy drive.

Unfortunately, only W/E but there is a honey wagon and dump station. There are no planned activities BUT you might like the price. The campground is kept very neat.
This would be a great place for a few days, but not a month for us. My wife washes clothes every two or three days so a sewer connection is a must have.
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Hi reubenray,

I got just the place for you. Consider The Ridge at https://theridgeoutdoorresort.com/?g...AaAj0pEALw_wcB
It is brand new. Very conveniently located along Veterans Parkway in Sevierville. If you go, let me know. I'll provide my 4 or 5 very favorite LOCAL restaurants for you to try.
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Not necessarily fitting every wish list item, but here's some that we've stayed at and have enjoyed (I think the last one fits best) -

https://www.duvallinthesmokiesrvcampground.com/

https://www.smokymountaincamping.com/

https://www.camplittlearrow.com/

https://pinemountainrvpark.com/
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I got just the place for you. Consider The Ridge at https://theridgeoutdoorresort.com/?g...AaAj0pEALw_wcB
It is brand new. Very conveniently located along Veterans Parkway in Sevierville. If you go, let me know. I'll provide my 4 or 5 very favorite LOCAL restaurants for you to try.
I need to add this to our list of places to stay down there. Looks very nice and just enough away from the crowds.
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Anchor Down is great, but not cheap. It's on a ridge overlooking a big lake. It's right outside of Sevierville in Dandridge, TN.

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If you plan to go there in the fall, book very early. Like early next spring. If you wait, it is almost like snowbirding with all of the folks coming in for leaf season.


We just ran across the Ridge last weekend. Looks interesting and a pretty good location.
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Has anyone stayed at the "Up the Creek RV Camp"?
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