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08/2008
rating [ 5/10 ]
Basicly a gravel parking lot with hook ups. No shade and it looks like there will not be in the future since there are no trees on any sites. Construction going on in the campground and showerhouse was pretty much inaccessible. Cable did not seem to work, we got the same stations whether on cable or using our antennae. Good water pressure but the power kicked off on us once shortly after we hooked up. Convenient to the race track and to the Verizon amphitheater. Lots of good restaurants nearby and only a short drive from the interstate. OK if you are just looking for a place to stay and not a "destination" campground.
05/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Clean and well maintained park. Sites are fair size but not huge. We stayed in a riverfront site in the newer section of the campground and had a pretty view of the Little Pigeon River. Most of the campground's pull through sites are in this area and they appear to be designed mainly for large motorhomes since the concrete pads are located toward the front of the site. There is not a showerhouse in this area so it is a fairly long walk to the closest one. It is also a long walk to the pool, store and pavillion areas. The campground was quiet. It has several seasonal sites but all of these are extremely well maintained.
05/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Well maintained and clean park. Average size sites for area. Somewhat tight maneuvering through campground and into sites. In a good location in the middle of Pigeon Forge. Not as many amenities as some other KOAs.
11/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice park with fairly large sites for the area. Shower house and restrooms were well maintained and clean. Quite a bit to do in the campground even in cold weather with a game room and conference center with entertainment while we were there. Somewhat messy with a lot of dirt and dust from the gravel roads in the park. Riverfront sites have lots of room behind the campers going to the river. Two dog walking areas with bags provided for clean up. The campground does not allow pens which we usually use for our small dog when we are at the camper, so we probably will not return even though we rate the campground as very good otherwise.
09/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
This was the second year in a row we stayed during Labor day week. It was very crowded for the weekend but by Tuesday about half the sites were empty. Restrooms were always clean. All sites are pull through with hook ups easily accessible. If Karaoke bars are not for you request a site other than at the North east end of the park since the Myrtle Beach Resort has this right next door. We enjoyed it so it was not a problem. We will be back next year.
07/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is one of those parks that you will either love or hate. The staff is probably the most helpful of any campground I have ever stayed in. Every camper, whether staying in a tent or the largest of motorhomes is escorted to their site and if needed helped to park and even set up. The campground has lots of activities for the kids including hayrides and visits from Yogi. The pool was very clean. All restroom and shower facilities were clean. The part that you might not like are the many small sites, especially in the tent area. Although advertized as big rig friendly, many sites would be very hard to get in to without the help of the staff. A lot of the sites are also not very level and none have concrete pads or patios. The park has a very "woodsy" atmosphere, much like a National Forest or state park, which I do prefer but lots of users of these sites don't, since it interferes with their satellite dish and wifi. Overall a nice park that I would not mind staying in again.
06/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very clean and well maintained park conveniently located only two miles from the Opry Mills mall, General Jackson showboat and the Grand Ole Opry, and only 15 minutes or so from the downtown attractions. The pool was one of the cleanest I have seen anywhere. Sites are almost all good size although a few of the pull throughs were kind of small. The staff and owners were all extremely helpful and friendly. Discount tickets for several area attractions available through the campground office as well as area tours that will pick you up at the campground. If you go, we recommend Tommy's Tours. All pet owners did a good job cleaning up after their pets while we were staying there. I would recommend this campground and we are going to stay there next year.
05/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Fairly large campground with decent sized sites, some were pretty close together but really pretty much average for the area. Restrooms were reasonably clean and well maintained during a busy Memorial Day weekend with almost every site full. Country music entertainment at the campground pavilion on Friday and Saturday night. Campground office is located in a convenience store with quite a few supplies. There is also a smaller store in the campground with very limited supplies. Two swimming pools but one is very small. Campground was very busy and crowded but quiet time was enforced. Convenient location. Don't know if campground has WiFi etc. or not since I have no use for it. We will probably stay here again.
11/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
For the most part, a well maintained campground. Restrooms and showers were only fairly clean and construction (particle board walls and ceiling) not the best for a shower house. Most of the sites with concrete pads were nice but small. The gravel sites were all extremely small and you had to be careful how you parked to be sure you had room for your awning if the camper next door had a slide. Very convenient location and friendly staff. No pool or other activities but a good place to stay if you want to shop or see the sites in Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area.
10/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very nice park, friendly, helpful staff. Sites were all clean and nicely landscaped, most are average size for a commercial campground. Restrooms and showers were very clean but are located across from campground office and store and are a good walk from most camp sites. Wifi available but I don't know how well it works since I don't have a need for it. Some seasonal campers in park but all sites were well kept with no junk etc. Very good park if you want to stay out of the worst of the crowds in the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg area. Be warned, if you stay on a peak weekend, the drive into these area may take an hour or more because of heavy traffic.
09/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
We did not actually stay here but toured the campground to see if we would want to stay at another time. Very friendly welcoming staff. Very nice pool area. New shower houses being constructed. The only drawbacks I saw to this campground were the sites would be hard to get in because of the fences between sites. The roads are mostly unpaved but in good condition but at beach access points the ocean was actually in the road in the campground at high tide. I would not discourage anyone from staying here.
09/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very nice campground with lots of amenities for all ages and interests. Friendly, helpful staff. Beautiful pool area. We stayed labor day weekend and the rest of the week and must have been pretty close neighbors with the previous reviewer. They were also good neighbors although our dog probably did bark at theirs! This campground along with the other of the big three campgrounds in Myrtle Beach does rent golf carts and some people do complain. Try to sit back and watch the show and have a good laugh at the kids (mostly). This has been the culture of these campgrounds for longer than most of us have camped so I don't believe it will change because some don't enjoy it. We will definitely go back. In fact we have reservations for next labor day week.
09/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice campground. Some sites are somewhat small especially for a larger rig. Recently expanded area has very little shade but in time the trees that are planted should provide more shade. Friendly staff, family atmosphere, reasonable prices for area. We will probably return.
05/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
Very quiet and secluded and beautiful National Forest Campground located on the banks of South Holston Lake in upper East Tennessee. No electric, water or sewer hookups but there is a dump station and water spickets to fill your tank. Very large shaded sites. Don't go here if you get bored easily because the lake is the only recreation. There is not a swimming area. Access to the campground is not easy. Approximately 8 miles or more of gravel road to reach the campground.
08/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed at Camp Burson, just outside of the main park area. Nice campground although the pull through sites are not exactly pull throughs. These are double sites and you can end up being back to back with other campers. Very friendly, helpful staff and campground hosts. The only drawback is the 1 mile drive into the park but after you get there there is plenty to do with a beach swimming area on the lake. Paddleboats, kayaks and fishing boats available for rent. Several hiking trails along the lake and beautiful scenery make for a nice get away. We will go back.
07/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very nice campground with all the amenities. It has an indoor and an outdoor pool, hot tub and kiddie pools etc. There is an exercise area available also. Many sites have concrete pads. River fishing and tubing and trout fishing in stocked ponds are available for a daily fee to the Cherokee reservation. Very friendly staff who have always been helpful. The campground was not quite as clean as when we visited in September 2005 but this could have been because we were there right after the fourth of July holiday. All in all I would go back again.
07/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very well maintained park with beautiful scenery. Hosts and employees and most guests take much pride in park. Plan on trying to arrive during the week or early Sunday morning. Camping is first come, first served and lower campground area is in high demand.
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