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Old 05-10-2013, 07:27 AM   #1
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Gatlinburg in the Fall

We are new to RVing and will be headed to Gatlinburg in October towing a 2006 Surveyor with a Chevy 2500...coming from Birmingham, AL. What would be the best route to take into G'burg? Will be staying at Twin Creek RV Resort. Thanks for suggestions!
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:37 AM   #2
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I think your best bet would be to drop down from I-40 on 66, may not be shortest route, but probably the easiest.
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:34 AM   #3
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I agree. I would take 75 up to Knoxville then 40 east to the Sevierville exit. There are plenty of signs. They want you there.
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:25 PM   #4
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Exit 407 (Hwy66) off I-40 is going to be the easiest to get into that area.
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:36 PM   #5
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That is the way we have gone in the past when traveling WITHOUT the RV. I remember how heavy the traffic is thru Sevierville and Pigeon Forge. Had wondered if it would be quicker going thru Maryville/Townsend/Wears Valley. Thanks for the recommendations!
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Road from Townsend thru Wears Valley has a mountainous portion that has very steep curves. Personally I would rather deal with the Exit 407 traffic than try that route.
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:54 PM   #7
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Gatlinburg..

My wife and I were just there a weekend ago...if you have not been before..might want to check a new camping area right there in Pigeon Forge...Up the Creek...it is fairly new and all the campsites are very, very large, as compared to most which are very, very small...full hookups and off the beaten path with no road noise at all...Do yourself a service and check them out..we are going back in the fall for sure....

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If you take the 407 exit off I-40, then to Up the Creek, its like six miles, no hills are valleys..plenty of gas stations, walmart, and resturants a plenty and some great activities...much easier than trying to go thru Townsend..got there when you drop the coach off...
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:09 PM   #9
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Another vote for Up The Creek. That is our usual place to camp, and we are only an hour away. As for traffic, it all depends when you are arriving. If you are planning on arriving in mid or later afternoon on a Friday in October, then it could take a few hours to get where you are going.
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We are staying at Riverside in Sevierville the last week of September.
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