This campground is part of the marina operations at Grider Hill dock on Lake Cumberland. The campground is well shaded by mature trees and most sites are paved. During our stay the staff was very accommodating and drove us around in a golf cart to see all of the sites prior to driving in. Take note that some portions of the campground have narrow roads with encroaching trees as well as a few dead ends so it would be a good idea to take a tour without a camper hitched. The marina was not within reasonable walking distance but was a quick 1/2 mile drive. This is a large full service marina and provided a great place for us to slip the boat. The marina restaurant serves up a good meal with a view of the water.
This park is a nice retreat from the congestion of the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg area. Tremont is a quiet town located about 20 miles from Pigeon Forge. This campground is on the river with many waterfront sites available. Sites are well spaced gravel pads. Restrooms were clean and the entire campground was well maintained. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Our only quibble was with the remoteness of Tremont from the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area. Twenty miles on the curvy roads means a 30+ minute drive to get from the campground to Pigeon Forge. Access to Cades Cove however is quick as the campground is situated at the entrance to the National Forest.
We were very impressed with Chester Frost during our visit this fall. Most of the sites are paved and there are numerous sites that are close to or on the water. Site fees are affordable and the park seemed very well maintained. This campground would benefit from a reservation system as well as sewer sites and some updates to their restrooms. Overall however, this campground is on our must revisit list.
This campground was full of shaded sites. There were quite a few full timers and the sites were on the small side. Most sites had picnic tables but they were generally not on pads. The staff was friendly and accommodating. This campground would benefit from some updates, but was a nice place to spend the weekend.
This campground is well shaded by mature trees and has many spacious sites. Waterfront sites are particularly nice and are located along the tailwaters of the Obey River below the Dale Hollow Dam. The campground was well maintained though restrooms were a bit dated and void of soap and toilet paper although clean. My wife will likely not let us return to this campground because of the crushed limestone she was sweeping from the camper during our stay here. All sites are composed of this material which does track into the camper. Use of a large awning mat would likely have mitigated this somewhat. The site we had originally booked was number 23 and it was flooded upon our arrival due to a heavy rain the night before. Beware of site 23 and 26 if rain is in the forecast! Overall a nice campground.
We camped here several times throughout the summer and feel that it is one of the nicest parks around. Improvements continue to be made as sewer has been installed in many sites and the roads and campsites have been repaved throughout the park. A new Marina is slated to be completed in December of 2007. Access to the water is only a 2 mile drive. The staff does a great job of keeping the grounds clean and well maintained. There are almost daily events throughout the summer for children to participate in.