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“Clean bathrooms, showers and pool!!” 5 of 5 stars
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1640 E Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738   |  
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Fort Lauderdale
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Clean bathrooms, showers and pool!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Great campground and location. Friendly staff, WiFi worked fantastic, and the bathrooms, showers, laundry room and swimming pool are kept very clean. The trolley stops right in front of the campground and there is a small grocery store right next door which was convenient. Very reasonably priced too. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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Parkersburg, West Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012 via mobile

Cleanest bathhouse I've ever seen. Right off 321 so you do get traffic noise. Earplugs fix that. Most of the campgrounds we considered staying were right on the road too.
Someone commented that the lights were too bright. Usually, I sleep with an eye mask. One night I forgot it but the light didn't bother me at all.
They explained the rules to us when we got to the site. They acted like they would be strict but people parked on the grass and one campsite had two tents. The campsites were long and skinny.
The location was very convenient for going to Gatlinburg, especially with the trolley ($8 parking in town compared to $0.50 each way). We didn't try but I think you could jump trolleys in town to go to pigeon forge as well.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Niceville, Florida, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Managers Bob and Bonnie were Great!!!! They directed us to the nearest places to get items we needed. After we settled in Bob and Bonnie came to the site and asked if there was anything we needed. They went far to ensure we had a wonderful time. This is the cleanest campground I have ever seen. I would recommend this campground in a heart beat. I can't wait until next year to go back!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Adelphi, Ohio
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

My husband and I stopped at another campground before coming to this one. The price was extremely high, so we drove to this campground. It is quiet but still close enough to town. The trolley stops here every 30 minutes and will take you into town.
The restrooms and showers are extremely clean and nice pool!

We really enjoyed our 5 night stay and it is very reasonable ($25 water/electric, $35 for full hook up) compare to the others in the area this was the cheapest!

We will be back!

Room Tip: This is a campground, the fitness center is the mountains!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Canton, Ohio, United States
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144 reviews 144 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 71 cities Reviews in 71 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

The campground is clean. The pool is clean. The boxes are doubled so I almost needed an extra cord. Close to downtown but far enough out that we did not have to be bothered. Nice place to camp. My son loved the creek. Will stay there again.

Room Tip: Dollar General next door has some food. Food City west of campground by a mile. There is a great str...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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gatlinburg
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Camping in the Smokies has a very well groomed campsite for the modern camper. Whether it be a tent site, or rv site, Managers Bob and Bonnie will be happy to accomodate you. The restrooms and showers are extremely clean and well stocked.The swimming pool is immaculate, and that is an understatement. This campground borders the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and is quiet and serene. We didn't have to worry about campers partying late into the night, we were close to stores, attractions and entertainment.This one deserves 2 thumbs up.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Front Royal, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

This campground is overall wonderful. My boyfriend and I stayed on one of the few tent sites during our trip to hike in the Smokies. A recommendation- there is a Dollar General next to the campground- it's OK for picking up things like ice, snacks, milk, etc., but we found a grocery store after buying all our supplies from DG and I wish we had know about the grocery store first! It is called Food City and is only a couple miles away; it is on the right side of the road when you turn left from the campground and head towards Gatlinburg.

Pros: clean, well-maintained, conveniently located for shops and hiking, clean bathhouse with hot showers, laundry available, pool on site, friendly owners, firewood for sale on site, small creek near the edge of the campgrounds, trolley stop for a trolley into Gatlinburg ($0.50/person each way- helpful because you can't park for free in Gatlinburg, FYI).

Cons: close to the road (noisy), not much privacy between the small sites, no charcoal grills, very light at night (there are street lamps around the buildings, which are nice for walking to the bathhouse at night, but not so nice if you have trouble sleeping with lights on).

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Camping in the Smokies

Address: 1640 E Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Location: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Gatlinburg
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Ranked #31 of 53 Specialty Lodging in Gatlinburg
Number of rooms: 50
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