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06/2014
rating [ 10/10 ]
Price reflects free night for every 7 days. 30 amps/full hookups for this Airstream-only park. Sites are close together but most offer fantastic views of mountains to the west. The park sits atop of ridge around 3,000 feet in elevation. The temps were about 10 degrees cooler than surrounding lower elevations. The park is owned and managed by “Shareholders”. Shareholders take turns as the campground host. The park is very friendly and social. Visitors are treated just like Shareholders and are included in all of the many planned activities that take place each week. We stayed 9 nights but would liked to have stayed longer. Sites come with a concrete pad and all are very level. Laundry facilities are available at a very reasonable rate. The park is 75 acres and includes a number of hiking trails. Nearest large grocery store is in Floyd, about 17 miles away.
06/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
Price reflects 10% Good Sam discount for 30 amps and water hookups. This campground also offers other options from no hookups to 50 amps/water/sewer. We’re not big fans of commercial campgrounds but did enjoy this one. We came here to be close to Charlottesville for a few days. The laundry and bathhouse are very clean. They have a fenced off-leash dog park, which we also enjoyed. Lots of stuff for kids to do which is not important for us. We stayed at site 29 which is right by a running stream. Our dogs enjoyed wading in it as did many of the kids in the campground. Some sites are shaded, others are in full sun. If satellite TV is important to you, make sure you ask for a suitable site, as ours was blocked by trees to the south. Roads and sites are gravel and all are level. Our site came with a picnic table and fire ring. Free Wi-Fi worked reasonably well. Good Verizon and AT&T signal also.
06/2014
rating [ 6/10 ]
Flush toilets and a dump station are the only facilities in this no-hookups National Park campground. Most sites are not level and very few could accommodate our 30 foot trailer. Luckily, we arrived on a Sunday when only a few campers were present and found a pull-through that was reasonably level. Many sites are reservable but unless you know in advance which site is suitable for your needs, I would forgo reservations. The campground is heavily wooded and hilly. A road leading onto the Parkway lines the campground and you can hear the cars go by. On many of the sites, the picnic table and fire ring is either up or down a steep incline from your site. On the plus side, we saw deer walking through the campground and the Peaks of Otter Restaurant is close by which offers a Sunday buffet. We came for the buffet and while it was good, it was not exceptional. We much preferred other Blue Ridge campgrounds, i.e., Mt. Pisgah and Linville Falls, over Peaks of Otter.
05/2014
rating [ 10/10 ]
For this price you get 50 amps and water. No sewer hookups are available but there is a dump station on exit. Sites are very spacious and most are level. Streets and RV parking spots are paved. Pad area is fine gravel with a fire ring and picnic table. We reserved well in advance and were able to secure site 54, which faces the babbling brook that runs through the center of the campground. Spotty Verizon service, no AT&T. Bathhouses offer hot showers but no laundry facilities. It was full Memorial Day weekend when we arrived but mostly empty by Monday afternoon.
05/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
Price reflects reservation rate. It’s $16 for walk-ups, $19 if you make a reservation. No hookups nor showers but they do have flush toilets and plenty of fresh water faucets scattered about. This campground is mostly in a large field. The Linville River runs the perimeter of the campground. You can’t see the river from most campsites but it’s a short walk. All RV sites are paved and reasonably level. There’s a dump station near the exit. Sites are reasonably spaced but given the lack of trees, there’s not much privacy. Cell service is spotty. We could get 2 3G bars with an external antenna and booster. Best part about this campground are the trails to the nearby Linville Falls. Nearest full service grocery is 15 miles away, so come prepared. During our stay in late May, the campground was mostly empty however it almost filled over Memorial Day weekend.
05/2014
rating [ 10/10 ]
Price reflects 10% Good Sam Discount for full hookups (30 amps). Mama Gertie’s has everything to choose from at varying prices from tent sites with no hookups to 50 amps with a panoramic view. They even have cabins for rent. They offer free Wi-Fi, which worked well, and cable TV, which we did not use. Strong 4G Verizon signal. It’s on a steep hillside into which many of the sites are terraced which means you look out over your neighbor's roof top and not at their sewer pipe. There are also sites at the top of the hill that have grand views of the surrounding mountains. There are lots of trees giving it a park like feel. It is extremely well maintained. The bathrooms, laundry, and grounds are immaculate. The people that work there are very friendly and helpful. They will guide you to your site. Be sure you have good chocks if pulling a trailer because you don’t want it rolling away from you here. We generally avoid commercial campgrounds in preference for state and national parks but we really enjoyed our 3 day stay here. We wished we had stayed longer.
05/2014
rating [ 10/10 ]
This campground opened May 9 and was empty but for one camper when we arrived. Only Loop B was open which is intended for tents and pop up campers but there were many spots that could accommodate our 30’ trailer. Only a few of these had an additional space where we could park our truck. Reservations and the remaining campground open on May 15. All spots are spaced well apart with lots of vegetation in between so lots of privacy. The bathhouses have hot showers and look like they’ve been recently updated. Very clean and nice. Water is available throughout the campground but there are no hookups at individual sites. There is a dump station upon exit. All sites are paved and appear to be level. Each site has a fire ring, leveled gravel pad for a tent, picnic table and a bear box. The Mt. Pisgah Inn is just across the Parkway (1/4 mile walk) and has a great restaurant. There is also a camp store with coin laundry facilities a little further away. The campground is at 5,000’ so many of trees are still without leaves in early May. We would definitely stay here again.
05/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
Another typical national park campground. Prior to May 15, only walk-in sites are available, however only in Loop B. The more desirable Loop F as well as all other loops are closed until May 15. Loop B contains small sites more suited to tents and small trailers. We were able to find a couple of sites that could accommodate our 30’ trailer but we had to park the truck in a separate spot. In many sites, the picnic table and sitting area is on the street-side of the trailer. No hookups are available. They do have flush toilets which are kept clean. There is a beautiful stream that flows through the campground and flows right by many Loop F sites. Roads and sites are paved. Sites are fairly level; we did not need to use side-to-side leveling blocks. The is a very faint Verizon signal although we could not get an improved signal using our booster and external antenna. Heavy tree cover prevents the use of satellite.
05/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
Beautiful scenery all around. Cades Cove loop road is a must-see when in the Smoky’s and this campground is right there. Roads are paved and all sites are gravel. There’s a fast running stream just 50 or so yards from the campground, making it a great place to walk dogs. There are no hookups but they do have flush toilets in the bathhouses, which are kept clean despite the number of campers using them. The cost is $17 and while cheap doesn’t buy you anything other than a a place to park your camper. Sites are close together. This has been my experience in national parks and Cades Cove is no exception. Most sites are not level but many appear to be big rig friendly. No cellphone service of any kind is available. Even with our booster and directional antenna, we got nothing. Satellite is not possible due to the heavy tree cover. Generators in loop B where we stayed are allowed. As is the case with most if not all national parks, dogs are only allowed on the roads and in campgrounds so no pet friendly hiking is available. We stayed in early May when only walk-ins are allowed. The campground was about 1/2 full when we arrived at 4 PM on a Thursday however Friday and Saturday appeared to be full. The best thing about this campground is the loop road around Cades Cove. On each 11 mile 1-way trip, we saw numerous deer, turkey and at least 1 black bear.
04/2014
rating [ 10/10 ]
$30 bought us 30 amps, on-site water, and a dump station on exit. We stayed in the east loop which is more open but even so we were unable to obtain a satellite view. Sites were spaced apart, as you'd expect for a state park. While the campground is shaded, there is no vegetation between sites to enhance privacy. The campground was empty when we arrived so we picked a site offering an unobstructed view of the woods. During our visit in late April, there were still signs of spring with numerous dogwood trees in bloom. Bathrooms and showers were clean, and they have a single washer and dryer for $1 per load each. There are many pet-friendly hiking trails, many of which start from the campground. An easy trail runs along the edge of the canyon offering breathtaking views. The campground is located just minutes off I-59 at Trenton GA making this a great stopover location on our way to the Smoky Mountains NP.
04/2014
rating [ 10/10 ]
Army Corp of Engineers CG right on Lake Seminole. The campground is actually in Georgia just across the state line from Chattahoochee FL. We've never been disappointed in COE CGs and this one is no exception. The grounds are kept very neat, the bathhouse was clean and you get 50 amps and water all for $22. You can’t beat that. They have a dump station upon exit. Reservations are accepted although there is a fee for changes or cancellations. The views are great with many sites, including ours, right on the lake. They were about 50% full when we stayed there in mid April. (weekends might have been full, not sure). Sites are spaced apart for what you’d expect for a state or government park but were angled to give most sites an unobstructed view. Some sites were pull-through and most were angled to make backing in relatively easy. Most sites appeared to be big-rig accessible as well. Our 50+ foot rig (30 foot Airstream F250 crew cab) had no trouble fitting. Sites had paved driveways with gravel pads. Each site had its own fire ring and charcoal grill. There is also a single washer and dryer available at $1 per load each. On our stay, there were Canada Geese with babies and they start honking right at dawn so if you like to sleep in, beware. I also wish I had read the previous review about ants. They invaded our trailer and we're still trying to get rid of them 2 days after leaving.
04/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
Full hookups (50 amps, water, and sewer) at this CG. Sites are spaced nicely apart and angled to make backing in easy. Looks like most sites can accommodate big rigs. Lots of trees and shade. Many sites are right on the river. The river is somewhat muddy and not that attractive so I’m giving this 9 stars and not 10. It appears most campers come here to fish. Good AT&T and VZW signals. Demopolis is only a couple miles away with a Super Walmart and large grocery store. Our site (41) had a view of the river on the curb side with no view of other campers. It even had a wooden deck built out on the bank overlooking the river. I’d highly recommend it. Campground looked pretty full over the weekend so I would recommend reservations.
04/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
The other recent reviews are spot on but failed to mention the Gulf Breeze campground. We reserved a spot here since it is closer to the beach; however, we found our site to be extremely close to both our neighbors. Most of the sites at Gulf Breeze are very close with little or no vegetation in between so we moved over to Shady Pines for our second night. Most of the Shady Pines sites are spaced some distance apart and the walk to the beach is not much further than Gulf Breeze. Some of the Shady Pines sites have concrete pads but none were available during our stay. We did see numerous "Beach Mice" (I believe they're actually Cotton Rats) and I have read where they will bite campers so beware. Noseeums made for an uncomfortable stay.
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