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Camping in the Smokies

1640 E Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Camping in the Smokies
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Kings Mountain, NC
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We had a great time at Camping in The Smokies. We appreciated the spotless bath rooms and showers. We don't have a car so we took advantage of the trolley systems in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. There is a trolley stop right in front of the campground, and one on the other side of the street, which came in handy... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

This is a great place to stay. The bathrooms were always clean and I always had a hot shower! The owners were very great. We had a pop up, the weather was really cold one night, and the water froze. The owner came around to unfreeze our hose and all of the RV's whose froze. It is really close to... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

At check in the campground managers spent about 10 minutes reading us rules and then constantly kept an eye on us trying to catch us break a rule. Campground was almost empty and they tried to park us right in between two other campers. I didn't accept that and insisted on a more private spot. Maybe that is why they... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights and would have left if it wasn't for their no refund policy (which I understand). Even though the camp was almost empty, we were wedged in between 2 other campers. So close we could hear them snoring. It is our fault we did not ask to be moved, but still. However, the facility is... More 

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Athens, Ga
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Can't say enough about this campground...the owners are very nice and also helpful. The place is small but not at all crammed in like other parks in the area. The grounds are clean and many sites back up to a stream. Bath house, laundry, pool...all very clean. Great cable and two wi-fi transmitters...no problems with them. Pet friendly but there... More 

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Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

First let me start off by saying this: We are from Michigan and our campgrounds are secluded and tree filled, not at all close to a busy road. While the owners are extremely nice and the bathhouse, pool, and grounds are kept very clean- this just wasn't what we expected. This campground is super small. Our kids had nowhere to... More 

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