We have stayed here several times. First the good. It is very convenient to i-75 and to restaurants and shopping. That is why we stop here so often. However, we have seen it go steadily downhill and I think this may have been our last stop. Sites are getting more and more run down. There are lots of people who live here full time and they are not very welcoming of visitors. The 50 amp service did not work properly in our site. I had to let the water run at least 30 seconds before the rust cleared enough that I could hook up my water line. We were right next to the wifi antenna, but the wifi connection was so very slow that SpeedTest could not even get a reading. Needless to say, text based email was glacially slow, and anything with a lot of graphics was impossible. The grass was cut and the sites are level, but generally everything is in need of repair. That is a shame, too, because with the location this could be a very nice place to stay on your way to or from South or Central Florida.
Nice, heavily wooded park. The campground owners were very friendly and helpful. For those of you with satellite, most of the big rig sites are open enough for good reception. If you are like us and rely on over-the-air TV, there are only 2 channels. As some one else said, the roads through the park are very narrow, so if you are towing, you might want to unhook your car at the check-in. It is easy enough to get to Halifax from here. If I ever return to this area, I'd stay here again.
This was an excellent park. Well cared for and very appealing. Very easy access off I-81. About the only thing I didn't care for was the charge for Wi-Fi. I didn't try it, so I can't say how well it worked. But the paved sites were pretty level, the grounds and the staff were nice, and they did everything they could to accommodate us. I'll stay here again the next time I am in the area.
It's hard to believe this gem is so close to the city of Boston. Very wooded. It has been raining a lot lately, so the dirt roads are pretty muddy. That's one down side. All of the sites are dirt. Again, with the rain that's a down side, though when we were here last year and it was hot and dry, that wasn't a problem at all. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Wi-Fi works great. Plenty of room for our 2 slides and our 38 foot rig, even with the tow car still hooked up. We like this place.
The staff was very friendly. That's a big plus. The facilites were so-so. The pull-through site we had was not very level; we would have had to get the front wheels completely off the ground to get completely level. Wi-Fi was free, but was very slow. I used my cellular data card instead because it was so slow. Cable TV was included, but half (or more) of the channels were snowy. The drive in is tree-covered. More than once, our motorhome hit an overhanging branch. NOTE: this is not the campground's fault but it is important. If your GPS tells you to take Exit 16 off of I-75, don't do it. You will go through some country back roads that no RV, with the possible exception of a small popup (and I'm not sure even about that) has any business going down. Be sure you use Exit 20. If you have a trucker's GPS, it will tell you you can't go down Pleasant Grove Road, but from I-20 it's no problem (except for the aforementioned low tree branches).
Once you get in the park, this is a very nice place. Big sites, clean, nice facilities, very friendly staff. Downsides: very slow Internet. I had to use my Verizon card instead because it was so slow. Murray's Chapel Road is a very narrow, tree-covered country lane. Our 12'6" motorhome made it without hitting anything, but I did feel like ducking a bit when passing under some of those tree limbs. If the campground owners could get the land owners to trim those tree limbs, this would be a great place. Even with the low tree limbs, if I were in the Sweetwater area again, I would come back here.
The park has some of the largest sites in the Pigeon Forge/Sevierville area. They say they are big-rig friendly and they are. Very helpful staff. Downsides: all of the interior roads and the vast majority of the sites are gravel, so it does get a bit dusty. The Pigeon River does flow behind the campground and some sites are on the river. That's nice, except that the Pigeon River is contaminated and therefore anything but looking is out of the question. River sites are $2 per night extra, but we paid that for the extra room and are glad we did. Next time we are in the area, we will probably stay here again.
More than a little out of the way, but that is part of the charm. It's quiet, the facilities are new (about a year old, though the park is much older) and they are working hard to make a good impression. It shows. Friendly staff. I would second all that the other reviewers said. The only thing I would add is the Wi-Fi is a bit weak. Not just slow - they warn you about that - it's weak, and I was only about 200 feet from the office, where one of their antennas is located. If you need reliable Internet, depend on your cellular data card. If you only need to occasionally check email, this is okay. But with all the other pluses, this is very minor. I would stay here again.
Very nice park. Lots of "snow birds" here, and they were all very friendly. Facilities that we saw were all first class. Grounds were well cared for and attractive. WiFi is for a fee, so I used my data card instead. That's one down side. All sites are back-ins. Large concrete pads made the backing in and leveling very easy. If I were ever in this area again, I would most definitely want to return.
This is an "old Florida" park. Nothing fancy. Sand roads and sand lots. But the people in the office were very friendly and helpful, and this made a good spot for what we wanted: a place for our motorhome while we did all the St. Augustine sites. The WiFi is a bit weak, but it works for email and general web surfing. For serious internet, you'll need a cellular data card. Next time we're in St. Augustine, we'll come back here.
First the plus side. The facilities that have been completed are beautiful. The sites are large and well maintained. We chose one of the more basic sites, but some have larger patios, screen houses, outdoor kitchens, and more. The streets are wide and obviously designed for big rigs. The staff was exceptionally friendly and there were planned activities for residents (lots of snowbirds) and visitors alike. The pool looked very beautiful, but it was too cold for us to try it out. It's about 15 minutes drive from the beach, and probably that close to the outlet stores. Cable TV at our site worked well, as did the free Wi-Fi. The down side - the park is only about 1/2 completed. There are mounds of dirt where the other half of the park is under construction, and quite a few lots that have been laid out but not completed. Many of the features (e.g., the lake being stocked) are "coming soon." With the downturn of the economy, I can understand that, but it was a bit of a disappointment and that is the only reason I did not rate this higher. Still, the half that has been completed is beautiful and if you don't mind the other half being under construction, it's a great place to stay.
As someone else said, currently this park exists for one thing only: Auburn football. We came because the website looked so good. They do have great plans and in a few years this will be a very nice destination. The owners are indeed very friendly and helpful. But the office being located in the back of the park is not so convenient. I could not find any restrooms (not that I needed them, but they were not obvious), and I did not see any playground equipment. Only 2 of the sites were paved. Most were gravel and the majority are back-in. There is a very active railroad track less than 100 yards from the front of the park. Trains came by every few hours day and night. Probably from the back of the park, this would not have been so noticeable. Overall, this is very much a work in progress.
Overall, a very nice park, convenient to Gatlinburg and GSMNP. All sites are back-ins, and many of the sites back right up to your neighbor's back. If you have a rear window, you might want to keep your shades closed. Sites on the outer loops back up to trees; that would be my choice next time. I did find the staff helpful. Wifi worked very well. The only down side is there is very little within an easy walk or bike ride. You have to take your vehicle or the trolley,- and the trolley isn't that convenient even though it does stop at the park driveway. Of the Gatlinburg RV parks we looked at, I would stay here again.
Roads and sites are very tight for big rigs. Our 38' barely fit. All sites are now being upgraded to 50 amps - that's a plus. But the hook ups are all on the patio side, so you need long hoses for water and a long electric cord. They are improving, but they have work to do. The dump station overflowed when I was trying to dump my black tank - not a pleasant experience.