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Camping in the Smokies

1640 E Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Big Rapids, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have not stayed here since 2014-it just doesn't feel the same without the old managers-Bob & Bonnie. This year 2015, we tried to make reservations but found out they have no WIFI and cable was doubtful. We ended up going to another campground in Sevierville. Kind of a shame, since we camped here 5 years in a row. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We camped in the smokies and as we pulled in we was expecting to be surrounded by Forrest . Well we was only surrounded by one side of the Forrest, and the highway in front . The big plus though was there is a dollar store very close. We found out that the other camping businesses were not either. they... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

It was clean and the care taker was very friendly. The Dollar General was handy being a walk away. Pool was clean. The sites are very close together. Water was on every other site with a "Y" connector. We were near the creek - very buggy. For what we needed it for which was to sleep at, it was good.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

With a name like camping in the smokies I expected trees and seclusion, no it's wide open no amenities, kinda run down and eat over priced. Very disappointed. Also the sigh has no light so at night I passed it every time. Will not stay again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

My family and I stay here every year.The owners are friendly,family oriented folks.This camp site is very quiet,clean,and very close to both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.We love that there is a grocery store just down the street,a dollar store beside the camping grounds for all our supplies we forgot back home and the trolley picks up/drops off at the camp... More 

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Shiloh, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Pros: Excellent location (away from the busy downtown area); Excellent staff/owners; Very well maintained; Easy access to all attractions; Staff very personable; Cable; Cons: Not isolated as compared to other campgrounds (but that's a matter of opinion) we've been to. But in touring around the town most (if not all) of the other campgrounds were not isolated either so we... More 

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Kings Mountain, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

We have stayed here twice. Pros: great location right on the trolley line. Very clean bathrooms. Kids love playing in the creek. Staff keep information on your stays for the next time you come and are personable. Cons: bright at night, not a lot of trees. Don't camp in spot directly from bathroom, bright as day at night. Won't get... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Before I mention what we didn't like, I do want to point out that the maintenance man was great & the bathroom/shower facilities were very clean! Now, onto the not so great stuff... #1-They don't have a late check in policy in place! We've been to campgrounds before, where if you get there after the office has closed, they put... More 

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bettonskyblue
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Overall it's a nice campground- clean and well maintained with nice bathrooms and showers. It is convenient to town with a trolley that runs every 45 minutes... The only downfall is I felt like we were watched constantly and monitored to see if we were breaking any rules .... They even made a post on Facebook while we were there... More 

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Winchester, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Usually, my family of 3 go to Cades Cove for tent camping. (No electric/no showers) We rough it for the weekend or three or four days. Our vacation was in the middle of October 2013 during the closing of all of the US National Parks. We are a stubborn family and really wanted to go tent camping, so we looking... More 

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