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01/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
We have seen every resort / park in this area and this is the nicest one by far. Because it is so nice its very hard to get into during the winter months because because of its popularity. This is a resort that you do not pull up to and expect to get a site. You definitely want to be sure and call ahead for reservations. It is the only resort in the area with large sites and cement pads ( others are on dirt ). The sites are typically large but some can be difficult for big rigs to back into and setup on. The utilities are backwards on some sites making your electrical hookups a very long reach. The resort will provide you an extension cord if that happens. The resort is filled with friendly people and while it is short on activities there are still things to do in the area. If your looking for a beach to relax on, your going to have to drive a long ways as there are none in this area. We have really enjoyed our stay here and love the friendly people we have met. If your in this area you will find this is a great place to stay. We will be back for sure.
07/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a wonderful resort that is peaceful and quiet. Not allowing 5'ers and TT into the resort added to the quietness as there weren't any diesel pickups going back and forth all day. I wished more resorts would go to this all Motorcoach theme. We had a lake front lot but will stay in a wooded lot for shade next time. The lake is about useless as far as fishing goes. Many RV'ers tried their luck but only caught turtles. The local residents say the fishing there is poor. That was fine as we didn't go there to fish anyways. The lots are simply gorgeous and YOU get to pick out the site you want. Many have lawn furniture on site with beautiful patios and benches. All roads are paved and the sites are either cement or done in cobblestone / marble type patterns. A great place to go and get away from it all and relax in a quiet - very safe - and beautiful environment.
07/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
OK, I admit we are " resort " people and prefer the upscale resorts versus the rustic CG's. But we found a hidden gem on Loft Mtn. If your looking for a great quiet getaway, you need to check out this NPCG. It sits on top of Loft Mountain and provides you with some amazing views. Even during the 4th of July weekend we found it to be quiet, peaceful and stress free. We had deer wander right through the camp sites and it added even more to the overall enjoyment. If your in a big rig like we were (40 ft. quad slide) try the sites on "A" Loop. There are several pull thrus there and they offer you a great deal of privacy. No need to worry about mud or dirt as the park roads and camp sites are all paved. The Skyline Dr. trip was uneventful. Just take it easy and watch for deer. They are everywhere up there. We cannot wait to get back here and camp again.
06/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
I wished I could give this CG a higher rating as I really felt their supersites were great. They were some of the best I have seen anywhere, but their rates and the noise pulls their rating down. I just felt 70 bucks was way to much for this type of resort. The F-18 Hornets made it miserable at times and their runway is lined up with the CG. At 3,000 ft over your head your going to get your teeth rattled when they take off. Just off the beach (and close to the CG) is Whiskey Alley which is where military aircraft break the sound barrier (read sonic boom) a few times a day. I am a pilot and love aircraft, but 20 - 50 departures a day of F-18's (depending on their flight schedule) is ridiculous. You should hear it when they launch two at a time. We came, we seen, we heard and we won't be back at these prices.
06/2006
rating [ 5/10 ]
We stayed at this park while looking at property in the area. The owners are very friendly and helpful and gave us an escort to our site. The pull thru sites are some of the tightest I have ever seen. Your sewer connection is located right next to your neighbors patio. Once slides are out it makes it tough to get around your space. The sites are so small that it reminds me of an old drive in movie theatre. Electric was good as was the water pressure. My only complaint was that they should have eliminated one or two sites and then widened the others to give you some room. This is a great overnight stop off for people traveling on I-75 but it surely is not a destination CG.
06/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is an excellent overnight stop for traveling RV'ers. It has easy access from I-81 at exit 5. The sites are long pull thru's and can handle the biggest of rigs. They are not very wide but the sites are paved as well as the roads. We live here in Bristol and had to use the CG for a week because of work being done on our home. It is in a very safe area and is down the street from numerous resturaunts, shopping mall's and Wal Mart. Many traveling workers stay here because of the cheap weekly rates ($133) The grounds are very clean and there are no junk trailers parked here. Be forewarned though, this is NOT a destination CG if you have kids as it has no pool, playground equipment, etc. But it's an excellent stop for an RV'er wanting to get a nights or a few days rest. Drive in, park, set-up and they will come by later to collect from you. There is no office at this CG.
06/2006
rating [ 5/10 ]
I simply cannot give this CG a rating over 5. While it has a great location, nice staff and wooded site's that are great for travel trailers and tenters, I believe the pull thru's for the big rigs are over stated and worthless. This is NOT a big rig site. The sewer connections are located at the back of the site making it extremely hard to connect. We simply had to resort to visiting the dump site on our way out instead. Our neighbor accidently dumped his grey tank on the ground after the stretched out hose from his rig split open trying to reach the sewer. The WIFI has a very poor signal and we were located right behind the office on site #83. Most of the time it didnt work. The pull thru sites are very small width wise. We stepped out our door and had to jump over to the hill. The picnic table sets on an incline and really couldnt be used and getting into and out of your basement compartments is extremely hazardous due to the drop off to the paking pad. This place is a $22 - $25 dollar a night CG that is trying to justify its rates and pass itself off a a resort. It surely is NOT worth what we paid. We wont be back unless they adjust their rates and do something with the pull thru sites. Word of the wise - Disconnect your toad before driving up the gravel road. It will get completely covered in grey road dust. Also be very careful winding through to the pull thru sites. Those drop off's next to the road can hurt your rig.
03/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
Oh Boy can we pick em. We were dead tired and needed some rest after a long day of traveling and we found this tidy little park. The only problem was that it was right on the Amarillo Air Force base's final approach path. As luck would have it they had C-5 military transport planes practicing " Touch and Go's". Imagine these HUGE 4 engine jets with rocket assist coming in and practicing landings, over and over and over again, 2-3000 ft above your heads and directly over your coach. It went on for 4 solid hours till 9 PM. Throw in a few F-15 fighter jets and your talking about a lot of noise. This place is big rig friendly, but it's tough getting sleep if the air base is active. If we are through here again, we will be staying on the West end of Amarillo. I love planes, but that was ridiculous. I wished the host would have been honest enough to explain this to us about the jets. No wonder he never said a word and just kept smiling.
03/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is nice little stop over CG. For the most part we rarely stay at KOA's but found this CG a great place to get one or two nights rest. It was priced fairly and the people there are very friendly and helpful. It was peacful, quiet and the utility hookups great. If we are passing through again we will surely stay. It has an extremely easy access off I-40 and is plenty big enough for big rigs. We had no problems with our 40 ft. coach and even left the toad attached. Nice stopover or overnighter CG.
03/2006
rating [ 1/10 ]
I cannot believe it. I wished I would have read the reviews on this site because the other posters were not kidding. This place is an absolute dump. For $50 we had water that had very low pressure and electric that was way under voltage. We also looked at the CG info paper left in a box at the office (no one was around) and on the paper it said "Do Not Go to the Showers after Dark Alone". Who would want to? They are filty dirty and they charge you 75 cents for 6 minutes. In the morning, the office still wasn't open and not a soul could be found. We packed up and left and will never return. The State of AZ should be ashamed of themselves for not shutting this place down. For those who are going to be in the area, there are other campgrounds. Do yourself and your family a favor and don't even stop at this place. It is horrible.
03/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
I can easily rate this resort a 7 as we found it to be neat, clean, excellent security and the location is great. We had no issues with electric voltage or water pressure. The bathrooms are immaculate as is the grounds. I think it is only fair to mention this is a campground type facility and not a paved resort some maybe used to. It has no paved patios or sites and when it rains the sand can be a mess in the RV's. Overall I would have rated this resort a 9 if they had a hot tub and a cement patio. I really appreciated the free WiFi as most resorts try to grub a fee from you for this service. We came here, we camped and we would stay here again as we enjoyed the resort very much.
01/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a fabulous resort. Note I said resort and not a campground. The sites are always cleaned, the resort has excellent security and the neighbors are extremely friendly. We made some great friends while there. This resort is close to many attractions not to mention a very short hop to the beaches. My only complaint is that the sites are not very wide though we had room for our quad slide 40 ft coach. I would have rated this resort a perfect 10 if it wasn't for the site width. Warning, don't pull into this resort and expect a site to be available. Call ahead and make reservations as it is a popular spot for RV'ers. We loved this place and will be back again.
01/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
This resort is just that, a true 4 star resort. If your looking for a campground, look elsewhere cause this isn't for campers. Extremely clean, vast amounts of activities and buildings that would give even some of the nicer hotels a run for their money. The RV'ers are very friendly and we made some great friends. Their sites are huge - 70 ft. long and 45 ft. wide with good electric and water. I cannot comment on the WiFi as I did'nt use it but neighbors reported it worked great. The downside is that the streets are not lit (only on the corners) and the sites can get dusty. If your someone who is looking for a place to stay a while, this resort is for you. I can promise you that you will find boat loads of activities from sewing to pottery to one of the countries best stocked and outfitted woodshops. It is a great destination resort. We had a ball here.
01/2006
rating [ 2/10 ]
I sure wished that campground owners practiced "Truth in Advertising". This campground is touted by the owners as a 5 star resort. I wouldn't rate it higher then 2 star's. They do not allow auto transformers, no electric heaters, all electric is 30 amp, they have poor water pressure and low voltage problems are present in some areas of the park. It's a hodge podge of three previous campgrounds that were blended into one. One section still has a security fence with bob wire around it. This is a membership park and while they welcome visitors with a great rate (you must attend a sales presentation), it isn't worth the headache. We were scheduled there for 3 days and loaded up after one night and got out of dodge. It's a filthy dust bowl with gravel roads and gravel sites. I can only say that the resort, advertised as a 5 star resort is a dilapidated campground that needs a boat load of work and money to bring it even close to 4 stars. We came, we saw and we left in a hurry.
05/2005
rating [ 6/10 ]
This campground has many pluse's with a few minus's that make their price a little over the top. We have stayed at this campground a number of times because its close to our home. The biggest problem with this campground is 1-Price 2-Staff attitudes 3-The City Street that runs through the center of it. We feel the price is really to much for what they have to offer. The staff can get real testy sometimes too and one of the ladies in the front office is known to be a bit terse when dealing with her. The biggest problem with this campground though is the paved street that runs through the center. It's busy with cars cutting through to another street and the speeds can be extremely high for campers with kids. It also add's to the noise of the place as its already a very noisy campground being so extremely close to the main drag in Pigeon Forge. My advice if you stay here is to ask for a site on the upper south side. This is especially true if you have small kids or want some peace and quiet. If you get one of the river sites, beware you will have a great deal of traffic noise from the main drag which is on the opposite side of the river. Overall, we are now using other campgrounds in the area after being treated a bit rudely at the front office. They also do not offer any discounts for Good Sam, FMCA or any other organization. What is advertised is what you pay. The other campgrounds in the area do offer discounts to members of organizations.
07/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a nice little park. Clean, tidy and they have very nice staff there who are willing to work with you on problems. We found this park to be a nice little weekend get away and is simple to get to off I-81. Big Rigs will appreciate this place as its very easy to maneuver around as the park is laid out nicely. There are some shrubs, trees and the park looks out over a horse farm. The views are quite nice from there. We enjoyed this place. It isnt one of those parks where its loaded with kids activities but rather one of those parks where you can sneek away for a nice quiet weekend. We are heading back in November.
07/2005
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a great park for kids. There are many activities to keep them occupied. We didnt see any bored kids around. It's also a great park for people who love to tube. The river is right there and is shallow and has a gorgeous waterfall you can stand under. The downside of this park is that its built with way to many sites. They are extremely small and they pack them in there like sardines. They would do well to remove a few sites and expand the existing sites outward. This is basically a tenters, pop up and travel trailers park. Because we have a motorhome, we won't be going back. It's simply to hard to navigate and the sites are so small that it makes it a chore to try and squeeze into one. Its a shame as this park has great staff and lovely grounds. Word to the wise, if its raining be prepared to get flooded. There is little gravel in the parking spaces and because this area sits in a low section it will get extremely wet and muddy.
08/2005
rating [ 5/10 ]
We camped at the upper campground and found this area to be less then what we would expect for the prices they charge. It's also quite a distance from the campground facilities. The lot (U111) was unlevel and the patio was pathetic. It was basically an unlevel, washed out gravel mess. If they spent a little money putting down some rail road ties or something, and added some nice gravel rather then busted up mountain rock they would have a nice campground. We were surprised to hear that they rented out golf carts but were shocked to learn of the price (45 dollars a day. yikes). They also charge a ridiculous price for cable. If your looking for a campground with some trees, shrubby or green something other then grass, nice and level patio areas, then this is NOT the campground for you. If your on a family budget, I would consider a different campground as they seem to grub money from all directions. As for ourselves, we camp in this area a great deal but wont be back. I personally feel that while its a decent campground (it is not dirty) it is way over priced for what you get and at every turn they are trying to extract more money from you. We came, we experienced and we left and wont be back.
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