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Sparks
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quiet & peaceful campground with a good size creek next to it. Camp host was friendly & bathroom was clean. Lots of cool historical things to see in the valley & a ton of wildlife everywhere (turkeys, elk, black bear, turtles, foxes, birds, & butterflies!) Safe & fun for families. Bring lots of firewood & bug spray!

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FLORIDA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

I read a lot of reviews on the campground prior to my visit, most talked about the terrible road in and how beautiful the campground was. They were right about the campground it is an amazing place if you are trying to stay off the beaten path. As for the road in, it is narrow and winding, but as long... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

A great campsite to visit with friends and family! We stayed right near the creek and we had a spacious campsite. The only downside is your neighbors are quite close. Beautiful hiking trails, we hiked the boogerman trail (about 7.5 miles). Be aware that bridges are out due to flooding last winter so you will be hiking through creeks, some... More 

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Gainesville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Call me a camping curmudgeon, but I don't like Disneyland campgrounds, RV generators, and screaming children. I would rather trade amenities (even hot water) for a modicum of seclusion and the sounds of the river and the wind. Campsites here are spotless and the hosts (Roy and Janet) were attentive, helpful, and dear, making the rounds morning and evening. There... More 

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Smaller National Park service campground with a clean bathroom. No problems here. Great neighbors who weren't too close. The host was helpful with trails and park information. He let us borrow his map to plan our hike.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

This was a wonderful campground, located at the end of a very fun and long mountain road. It is a wonderful campground run by volunteer campground host. It does have restrooms, but alas no showers. There is nothing to purchase at this location it is basically just sites. You have to pack in everything you use. Gas, ice extra firewood.... More 

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Taghkanic, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

First I would like to say that this was a nice, quiet and clean campground. The host (forgot her name) was very helpful. The sites are partially wooded so you have some privacy. The scenery driving to the campground is beautiful with a pulloff to take some pictures. Bring EVERYTHING with you BEFORE travelling on the road up because it... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

First be prepared for a long, rough ride in to the park. Road is right off I 40 but once on Cove Road the goung gets rough. This is not for the weak of heart. They don't allow trailers over 22'. The road starts paved but is windy. Then the rough narrow gravel road starts. In places it is not... More 

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SEYMOUR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

If you haven't visited or stayed in cataloochee campground, you may not believe the roads one must travel to get there. There's 3 different ways, and they're all twisty winding gravel roads. But once you get there, you'll forget all about the drive. The campground is small with about 30 spots. And, most are better suited for tent camping, although... More 

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asheville,nc
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77 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I live near asheville and have visited the valley many times but this time I wanted to stay in the campground so I could stay longer in the area. It is not a big campground and a nice creek is beside it. So you can hear the sounds of the water if the creek has a lot of water. Had... More 

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Address: Waynesville, NC 28786, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC
Location: United States > North Carolina > Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Cataloochee Campground Hotel Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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