We are planning a RV trip to Tennessee from Ohio in late June 2012 and would like some advice on a base campground near Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and the Great Smokey Mountains NP. We will be with our oldest Son, wife and two grandchildren ages 10 and 12. We plan on being in the area 7-10 days. I realize we are five months out but I imagine the good campgrounds go quickly.
Any advice and help would be appreciated. We will be camping in Class A Motorhome.
We stayed at Pine Mountain RV park in Pigeon Forge in September. Just off the Parkway near all the attractions. Only a couple of years old and very clean with full hook-up. Many of the sites back up to a small stream.
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Creekside RV Park worked for us FHU w cable swimming pool clean a/c bathhouse and laundry about a mile off the main drag. Kroger and and gas station close by. Trolley service thru the campground. We stayed end of June over the July 4th holiday I highly suggest to use the trolley when possible as driving on the weekends is absolutely bumper to bumper. Trollies will run PF to Gaitlingburg, Dollywood etc.....We did drive some but parking is hard to find so we used the trollies as much as we could could. Pine Mountain is the newest campground in PF and I have heard nothing but good things about it. Good Luck
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We travel down an couple times each year and have found that we LOVE Pine Mountain RV Park. It is conveniently located, but is behind a knoll so you don't get all the sound off the parkway. It has an outdoor pool, shade along the creek. Bath house and shower rooms are new, clean and wonderful. You have access to an indoor pool, a lazy river pool and large hot tub.
The trolley runs each hour so you don't have to get your vehicle out. It will take you directly to Dollywood, Tanger Outlets, or you can go to the Trolley center and head into Gatlinburg.
We wouldn't stay any other place IN Pigeon Forge. Now, outside, we really like Smoky Bear in Cosby. It takes 20 minutes to get to Gatlinburg and another 15 or so to get to Pigeon Forge, more if traffic is heavy.
Our camping group is having our annual camping trip at Misty River Campground in Townsend in April. I have heard that it's really nice, but have yet to camp there.
We just don't like to stay in the other campgrounds because getting around the traffic is just awful. From Pine Mountain, I can hit some of the back roads and get to anywhere within the area pretty quickly.