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Old 03-18-2012, 08:35 AM   #1
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need help with TN CG

hi there,
We need some referrals for a campground in Pigeon Forge, Severville, Gatlinburg for the next 2 or 3 nights.
We have a 31 ft RV and 4 kids. Looking for some quiet, privacy, trees and water (river, lake, creek).
The biggest problem we have is that we don't have our van with us so we'll have to drive in and out a few times. We're not into too much touristy stuff but do want to go to some craftsman and the indoor watermark.
We're on the western side of Nashville right now.

Will probably also need a cg somewhere in the western part of NC traveling on I40.
Thank you all so much for prior help. This is our first RV trip and we're traveling over 2,000 miles

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Old 03-18-2012, 12:21 PM   #2
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Hi 5xhappy,

If the coach you have is a class A, consider Hidden Mountain Resort. The web site is under construction but you can go to The Dell RV and see some of the sites.

If your RV is a class B or C, consider River Plantation. Go to Pigeon Forge Campground | River Plantation RV Park, Pigeon Forge RV Campground, Smoky Mountain RV Park, Sevierville RV Camping and read about it. You'll be about 13 miles from I40 all on multiple lane divided highway.

For both the above mentioned properties, you'll exit I40 at exit 407 and go into Sevierville. Both these properties are very close to the shows, Dollywood, shops and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

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Old 03-18-2012, 12:39 PM   #3
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We have stayed in the area twice. First was at Adventure Bound campground Gatlinburg Campgrounds | Adventure Bound Gatlinburg| abcamping.com. This CG is about 13 miles outside Gatlinburg and is more "rustic" but really nice. We will be going back to this one.
Next we stayed at Riveredge RV in Pigeon Forge Riveredge RV Park - Pigeon Forge campground and cabin rentals. This is a really nice campground located just as you enter Pigeon Forge coming from Gatlinburg. The trolly that runs though out Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg has a stop here so you may get to leave your rig parked and hooked up. But this Riveredge isn't as "rustic" as Adventure Bound but both are NICE. When we go back to that area it's really going to be difficult to choose between the two.

As far as Western NC goes, there is Jellystone Park Campgrounds in North Carolina | Cabin Rentals NC in Marion which is at the bottom of Black Mountain. I've never stayed there but heard it's nice. There is also Tom Johnson Campground,Tom Johnson Camping Center,Marion NC,Concord NC,Recreation Vehicle Dealer,RV Dealer which is also a RV dealer with part/supplies/service if you needed it. I've never stayed at either CG although I did live in Marion for a while. Hope this helps you out some.
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Old 03-18-2012, 12:47 PM   #4
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THere are a lot of campgrounds in Pigeon Forge however we like to stay at either Creekside RV Park which is a passport america campground or Kings Holly Haven. There are a few more on Route 321 that are good also.

There is a lot foe children in Pigeon GForge including Dollywood although it is a bit pricey unless you have a membership. There are also shows to see that the whole family would like like the Dixie Stampede.
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We'll be staying at "Camping in the Smoky's" campground in June because it is on the trolley route into Gatlinburg. It's only about 2 miles outside of downtown Gatlinburg.
Never stayed there, but it was much cheaper than the other campground on the trolley route. In the summer parking is a problem in Gatlinburg. There are only two campgrounds on the trolley route. But now parking should not be a problem...
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we stayed here last spring Tremont Hills Campground and Log Cabins - Indexpage and will return the first week of april.

Very nice campground, right atr the cades cove entrance to the nat'l park. About a 35 minute drive to pidgeon forge and the noisy end of the smokies.

We especially liked the covered riverside decks.
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Here is a thread with lots of information on Camping in the Gatlinburg are.

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if u are not wanting to be in the heart of PF or Gat ,, i can recomend MIsty River Rv resort ,, is is on the Little river ,, and is quiet ,, and they have room for up to 45 ft rvs ,, full hook ups ,, and wifi ,, and cable ,, and a bath house u would only dream of ,, it is a bit away from all the PF and Gat area ,, but not that far ,, here is there web site

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check out rvparkreviews.com excellent source for parks
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I'm currently camped at jellystone campground at Cosby. It's on the loop off I40 and about 15 miles from Gatlinburg
It was a fantastic find, surrounded by streams and a trail into the mountains known as Albright grove nature trail - most travelled trail in the smokies apparently.
DW found it looking for campgrounds that are open this early in the season It's been 75-82 with overnight low in the 50's
I can recommend this campsite - great reviews
This site would suit perfectly

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