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Old 08-10-2014, 08:01 PM   #1
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I am working on a trip for late spring/early summer for next year and I need some campground suggestions. We like the COE/National/State type parks the best, but with full hookups if possible. But we can deal with just electricity and water if the park is outstanding.

My plans right now are to head up to Memphis then over to Nashville area and I will need a stop somewhere in between Memphis and Nashville. We will stay at Defeated Creek just East of Nashville for one stop. We will then head over to the Knoxville area for seeing the Smoky Mountains. I have been at River Plantation, but would prefer something more like a COE park instead of a RV park. From there we will head over to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. It is at this point that I have been unable to find a great spot. I figured I would stop 2 times between Knoxville and the Outer Banks. After that we will head to Charleston and I will need a stop halfway between Charleston and the Outer Banks. Then we will stop at Savannah and then at Jekyll Island before heading back home via I-10 with a stop at our favorite stop which is Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores.

Any and all suggestions is appreciated.
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We use rvparkreviews.com to help us pick campgrounds. I recommend giving it a try.
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We use rvparkreviews.com to help us pick campgrounds. I recommend giving it a try.
I second that! A great resource for campgrounds. Another great reference is Trip Adviser.
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I use rvparkreviews on every trip, but I am having issues finding suitable campgrounds from the Knoxville area to the Outer Banks. I may have to get off of the suggested route to find something.
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Between Memphis and Nashville you might try Natchez Trace State Park it would be about half way.
They have 3 campgrounds, go to the one called RV Campground full hookups.
It is about 5 miles off the interstate but very nice.
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Between Memphis and Nashville you might try Natchez Trace State Park it would be about half way.
They have 3 campgrounds, go to the one called RV Campground full hookups.
It is about 5 miles off the interstate but very nice.
Thanks for the suggestion. I did not realize any of these campgrounds had full hookups. Per the Tennessee website it is called Pin Oak RV Campground. Is there more to do here that we would want to stay longer than an overnight stop.
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Their is a nice COE campground on Lake Seminole just a few miles off of I-10 in N Florida called East Bank. Not full hookup but right on the lake. Take the Sneads or Chattahoochee exit
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As to things to do around Pin Oak RV Campground, not a lot to spend much time close by. Shiloh Park if you are in to the Civil War is close. Two hours away in Memphis is Graceland. It is a very nice campground with some nice views of the lake, not a lot of shade if the weather is hot. Hope you have a good time if you come by, we just live about 30 minutes away.
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For the Outer Banks, we were just at Ocean Waves C/G Ocean Waves Campground
The photo on their web site is a little off what the place looks like. While it is a very short distance to the ocean from the C/G (walk over the dunes) the overall condion of the park in and around the RV's makes the place look like a slum area. Every thing from towels to underware is hanging out on awnings and on homemade clothes lines or laying on vehicles. Also a lot of fishing gear etc. just laying around. The plus side is the elect & water was good & the concrete pad was level. Lots of noise with people coming and going at all hours. The C/G sits low, so if it rains, and it did, the C/G turns into a mud hole. This is just our opinion, I'm sure others like it here because of the price.
That said, the Outer Banks is made up of small towns from SR-64 south. The north end of the island is more populated. Between the towns there is not much to see and do. The one restaurant we really liked was Ketch 55 in Avon, which is south of Wave. Loved their Shrimp and Grits, beware it is a bit spicy.
There are two c/g's just north of Ocean Waves and both are twice the price with no shade to be had in either. Ocean Wave had a few spots with shade.
A hint on using RV Park Reviews. Put the zip code in where you want to go and then search.
For Savannah we like this park http://www.hardeevillerv.com/home1024.htm It's a Passport America park, no real frills, but the water and elect. is good along with the Wi-Fi. We have been to this park several times and have always enjoyed our stay here. They do have a laundry but we have never used it. No pool here either. They just put in a very nice dog park if you travel with one. Sites are grass and or gravel and reasonably level.
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Jekyll Island or Skidaway Island State Park??

Being these are so close together which one would be the best to visit?
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RVPARKREVIEWS and ALLSTAYS.
Google the city where you want to stay CITYPLUSRVPARKS.
a lot of times there are good city and county parks listed!
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Being these are so close together which one would be the best to visit?
We don't know Jekyll Island, but we're currently staying at Skidaway Island State Park. What a fantastic hidden treasure. Our site is full service and huge (70'). All the sites are well spaced with plenty of room and privacy. We'll definitely return here again!
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