I stay here on a regular basis. I only live 10 miles away from this campground, but when I'm here I'm 100 miles from everything. The sites are private with many feet of wooded ground between sites, access to the sites are all paved and most are very level and most bathrooms have been renovated and are AWESOME. The atmosphere and attitudes of the park hosts have changed over the past year. Seems they were always looking for something to get you in trouble for, but now things are much more relaxed. Don't get me wrong, they'll still bust you if you get loud and rowdy, but if your an adult you'll enjoy one of the best camping experiences around. Lake is beautiful and beach is a great place to swim and watch the sunset, biking is limitless with paved roads on campground and if you are into mountain biking, many options thoughout the Daniel Boone Forest. Over the past couple years, we have become friends and look forward to seeing everyone when we're here. Highly recommended and will continue to go back time and time again.
This is not a destination campground. This campground has great potential, but falls short. They've spent a lot of money on a new pool which will be nice one day. There are many permanent campers located here. Sites that are available cannot be identified readily. The bath houses are simply horrible. Mold, mildew, and an awful smell makes it near impossible to use. Armed with a can of Lysol, I was able to finally take a shower. Until they decide to give this campground some TLC, I would choose another destination.
What a wonderful little secret located in Pigeon Forge. This place was awesome and located out of the way, but short walk down the hill to the trolly, which took you anywhere in Pigeon Forge, but also to the Gatlinburg Welcome Center. There you can jump to another trolly for your Gatlinburg journey. Everything was very clean, staff was extremely nice. A great experience. We found a new place to stay from now on.
We stayed here a week and loved every day. There are many attractions. The beaches were just minutes away and VERY clean. The bath houses were very nice. A/C worked great, showers were extremely clean, lots of room in the handicap shower (daughter is disabled), did I mention very clean. The sites are large, but due to the hurricane, many trees are gone. Make sure you get a site that has your front door facing east. Wind was steadily blowing in a eastern direction, causing our awning to move constantly. Noticed the other side had 0 problems with theirs. We will stay here again very soon. Construction on pool house, laundry mat, central facility will be finished this fall? It looks to be an awesome addition.
This campground has many permanent residence with a few sites available for travelers. I agree with everything the previous posts stated about the attitudes of the owners. Baths and showers were not bad (sign inside states to keep showers to 5 minutes). We decided to tent camp for a change and the corner site they gave us was great. They have a variety of extra charges, so read them carefully ($5/day for AC or electric heater use). Overall, not a bad experience.
Arrived at the park and enjoyed the rustic look that welcomed us. The employees were very friendly but thought that it was a bit pricey. Arrived at campsite and found a large RV in lot next door with their fishing equipment and tents in our site. Dropped trailer in next lot and went back to office and they stated they had problems the night before with the group camping there and I reminded them I was traveling with two children and didn't wish to expose them to their antics. They attempted to move us to another site but we were again faced with a group of "rowdy" campers/fishermen. They stated it was an unusual week because of the trout tournement and they were very sorry for the inconvenience. This park has much potential, but stay clear during this trout release season.
I traveled to several sites around Cherokee region (Yogi, KOA, etc...) and everything was extremely crowded due to trout fishing tourney. After traveling approximately 25 miles attempting to locate a campground, I figure I would take a stab at Craig's Campground. The manager was sitting on the front porch of the office and was extremely nice. He suggested a spot next to the creek with full hook-up and we set up camp. Before we left for Cherokee, asked him what time check-out was and he asked us what time we wanted to leave the next day and said not to worry nor hurry. Extremely nice people, facilities were not fancy, but they were very clean.