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Old 08-17-2009, 01:55 PM   #1
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Sevierville, Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge?

We are looking visiting Sevierville, Gatlinburg or Pidgon Forge area in Oct. Any suggestions for a nice full hookup RV park would be appreciated.

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Old 08-17-2009, 02:19 PM   #2
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Twin Creeks in Gburg is nice. Looks small but we had plenty of room to move around.

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River Plantation was nice also, and spread out. I mean took a few minutes to drive to the office spread. Not as scenic as I'd have liked, but the sites were very nice and well kept.

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Riveredge was nice but tight. Really nice staff and was surprisingly quiet since it's right on the road. If they could take a third of the sites out for elbow room I'd make it my number one, but close neighbors aren't for me thus they're third for that reason. Overall though I really liked it.


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Old 08-17-2009, 02:32 PM   #3
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Hi RJ & Evelyn,
October is their busiest month. Reserve soon, some of the CGs are sold out already. In October, we will be staying a week at Ripplin Waters CG, 888-747-7546. It is well rated and not in the center of the action (which is what I desire).
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Old 08-17-2009, 02:47 PM   #4
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We were there this past weekend .. We stayed at KOA in Pigeon Forge for three nights .. We have always enjoyed the area .. But we have been away for fiteen years or so .. If we go back , it will be in Sevierville area , way too crowded nowadays in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg ..
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:18 PM   #5
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I don't know how much you want to spend, but if you have a class A motorhome. I recommend The Dell at Hidden Mountian in Sevierville. It costs $45.00 a day for four point hook-ups. It only has 18 big all concrete pad sites. It is a mile off of the main road and very quiet. We were just there for a week with our Granddaughter. They have a nice new road that can get you around Pigeon Forge very easy.
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We stayed at River Plantation RV Park in Sieverville very nice area! Much to see. Enjoy!
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Old 08-17-2009, 09:34 PM   #7
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Our only destination is River Plantation in Sieverville. If you get a back-in, riverfront site, it's like being all by yourself. Chairs set up by the river, fish some if you wish, etc.,aside from all the other amenities.
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Old 08-18-2009, 02:10 AM   #8
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We stayed here on the out skirts of Sevierville, very nice campround, close to town.

This is what the traffic looked like on a Thursday evening, July 24th this year, going into town looking for some KFC

Both sides of the street, coming and going, a very busy and interesting place. This was our first time to visit the city of Sevierville.

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Tourist triad

We have stayed at Ripplin Waters, Creekside and Clabaughs, all are full hookups and each has its pros and cons. We were not really disappointed with any of the CGs. However, as Posted earlier, traffic is terrible! Geting around Pigeon Forge and Sevierville is easier if the Trolley stops at your CG. The drive to Gatlinburg isn't all that bad once your thru Sevierville, parking is usually at a premium but town is worth the traffic and parking.
We now stay on the "quiet side" near Townsend, about 20 minute drive thru the valley to the Triad.
Be sure you visit Cades Cove, will be unbelievable in October!
No matter where you stay relax, have fun and enjoy the scenic beauty of the area!
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Old 08-18-2009, 09:27 PM   #10
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We have reservations every October at Twin Creek in Gatlinburg. We stay there two or three times a year (Memorial Day & July 4th) for two or three weeks each time. Full hookups, very friendly staff, very clean restrooms, and a trolley stop at the top of the hill. Good restaurants close by and easy to get around once you know the back roads.
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Old 08-19-2009, 12:50 PM   #11
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Smoky Bear Campground is the best. 5 star rated but should be a 10 due to the owners. Great people and the cleanest campground we have ever stayed at.
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Yup, Smokey Bear for sure, or over in Townsend. Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville WAY to congested while Smokey Bear or Townsend peaceful and still close, quick access to everything. Agree with Dan & Elaine that ya ought to not miss Cades Cove (although plan on a long, slow, driving tour with various pull outs as it'll be VERY BUSY but worth the day visit). Also, take a drive over the mtn. to Cherokee, NC via Newfound Gap. Wonderful drive and when atop the mtn. take little 10-15 side trip out to Clingmans Dome. FABULOUS vistas. Enjoy. Steve & Lynette
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Old 08-20-2009, 08:05 AM   #13
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twin creeks

we always stay in twin Creeks, after the first time we haven't seen the need to look at any of the others. it's only a couple of miles or less from downtown Gburg but the traffic is not as bad on that side of town. don't think you'd be dissapointed. it does have the cleanest restrooms i've ever seen.
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Old 08-23-2009, 04:46 PM   #14
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Thanks for all the great info. We booked a site at Smoky Bear for Oct. We will be coming from Chattanooga and have been told to avoid the traffic in Pigeon Forge/Sevierville by going on I-40 but that would put us driving through Knoxville which doesn't seem like a good idea. Any suggestions?

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