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“Worst Vacation Due to Shady Oaks” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Shady Oaks Campground

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Shady Oaks Campground
Flat Rock, Michigan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Worst Vacation Due to Shady Oaks”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

The website is very much false advertising, when questioned they said the company who created the web site should be contacted and questioned - WTH. The cabin we stayed in was infested with cockroaches,ants and spiders. We had to clean and spray before we would even think about sleeping. It isnt even a campground its a run down trash trailer park There are holes in the cabins. there are loose dogs running around from the owners of the trailers. this is no place for a family vacation there isnt even firepits. We would stay anywhere but here it is the nastiest place . We looked forward to this trip all year. We left our vacation three days early even though we paid, we couldn't stay there a week.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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8 Thank Terri C
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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

the website is false advertising, the cabin i stayed in was infested with cockroaches and spiders. It isnt even a campground its a run down trash trailer park. it dosent feel like camping at all the pool is dirty and there is holes in the cabins. there are loose dogs running around from the owners of the trailers. this is no place for a family vacation there isnt even firepits. i would stay anywhere but here it is the nastiest place ive slept. we left our vacation four days early even though we paid, we couldn't stay there a week.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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6 Thank mmcc2013
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Havelock, North Carolina, United States
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122 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

Part trailer park part campground. May have been good back in the day but not now. Run down campers and trailers. Needs fixing up desperately. No leash and clean up behind pets enforced. Like a dump. Would stay in Gatlinburg but not Pigeon Forge.

  • Stayed August 2013
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4 Thank Glenda S
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Bolivia, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013

We were checking out places to tent camp and stopped by. Office smelled of stale smoke
and after getting some rate info we went down stairs to use the restrooms. That tells a
lot. The bathrooms were filthy with brown filth on the toilet seats and not flushed. The
mens room was just as bad with the urinal leaking and smelling foul. This was enough for
us to turn around and get back on the Trolley. These were the bathrooms/showers at the
office and I would hate to see how the rest of the place is kept. Please stay clear of this place.
We are hikers and used to less than clean pit toilets but this is by far the worst and the flyer
says in print that the bathrooms are modern. Middle ages perhaps?

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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6 Thank Mark N
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Carlsbad, New Mexico, United States
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178 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2013 via mobile

We lost $50 because we paid before looking. They do not give refunds at all. We should have looked before paying. I felt very uncomfortable so, we drove around and found another campground that was a 1000% nicer.. I feel much safer and cleaner . Shady Oaks is very shady a lot of permanent dwellers that are very run down campers and Mobile Homes. The bathrooms are dirty and run down. They have a lot of stray dogs running around. The owners are very old and I guess just can not handle it anymore. Would not stat here I can see keeping the money for 1 night but not the rest of the time.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Robin C
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

What can i say but run for your life save yourselves. this place is the scariest place ever. the people our rude and in your business. i personally found needles in the bathrooms and never any toilet paper. its just so bad you can't really describe it. if your not afraid of needles, pills and drugs try your stay but be warned. STAY AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!!!!

  • Stayed December 2012
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8 Thank secretshopperinpf
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Bristol, Tennessee
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28 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2012 via mobile

This place was horrible looking everything was run down. There were campers that looked like they had been there forever. Owner was rude and I now know why he has a sign up that says no refunds ... It's because once they have your deposit they think you will stay if they don't give it back. We let them know we were not leaving without it. Trust me DON'T GO HERE. When tripadvis updates and adds my photos check them out.. Oh and the "cabins" Look like little kids play houses... TINY

  • Stayed July 2012
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6 Thank armywife070308
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Additional Information about Shady Oaks Campground

Property: Shady Oaks Campground
Address: 210 Conner Heights Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-4020
Location: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Pigeon Forge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #48 of 54 Specialty Lodging in Pigeon Forge
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
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