Great campground with general store and wooded lots that were very private. The beach was close, and you can tour the Fort Desoto for free, which is historical and very neat. It is a full-fledged county park with bike rentals, canoe/kayak rentals, etc. The campground bathrooms were clean and there is a great playground within the campground. This campground gets booked way in advance, so make plans early!
What a special experience for my kids, me, and their grandparents who stayed in an RV next to us. First, the owners/hosts are the nicest people and very interesting, too. The river is a 2 minute walk and can be heard in the background at all times. It is shallow enough for kids (mine were 5, 8, & 10), but deep enough to tube (for free!). The path to the river is beautiful and the river is scenic. Also, there is a chicken coop where kids can see fresh eggs laid, and there's a working bee hive where the owners make their own honey - and it tastes terrific! The owner will explain the whole process of honey-making and bee-keeping. My 10-yr. old daughter was enthralled. The location is close to everything we wanted to do - Cherokee's Santa's Land, Biltmore Estate, and Smoky Mountain Nat'l Park. I would definitely stay there again, and my parents will be visiting again soon. Reasonable, homey, cool!