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Old 04-02-2012, 09:12 PM   #11
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Pine Mountain looks like a beautiful park. Never stayed there but may try it the next time we are in the Smokies.


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Old 04-03-2012, 05:31 AM   #12
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Pine Mountain RV Resort is in a very convenient location in the heart of Pigeon Forge. You can walk across the street to the hotel and catch the trolley that will take you all over Pigeon Forge. We stayed here in Sept. 2011. We have since traded the Denali for a Sabre but this is a picture of site #50. All the back row of sites back up to a small stream. Sites 50 through 62 are great sites.


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Old 04-03-2012, 05:37 AM   #13
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We have not stayed at Pine Mountain, but some good friends did last year and they said it was very nice.
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:08 PM   #14
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Hey, I have visited here many times and now I live here. I prefer the campgrounds in the national park and surrounding national forests. Some of the my favorite camping in the park is Cades Cove, Elkmont, Smokemont, Balsam Mountain and Cataloochee. I have camped at Deep CreeK several times.

On the NC side there are many national forest campgrounds. My favorites are Davidson River in the Pisgah National Forest near Brevard, NC off of US 276, Standing Indian near Franklin in the Nantahala National Forest, Tsali Recreation Area on Lake Fontana in the Nantahala National Forest, Jack Rabbit on Lake Chatuge near Haysville in the Nantahala National Forest. The Campground in Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest/Nantahala National Forest is also very nice near Robbinsville. The National Park does not offer showers or electrical hook ups. However, the National Forest campgrounds do offer hot showers but no hook ups. There is a campground in the Dupont State Forest/Park where the movie Hunger Games was filmed but I am not sure what it is called.
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:17 PM   #15
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We (DH and two boys age 3 & 6) are planning on pulling our camper to the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area in August for a week. We visit this area about three times a year for the past ten years. This will be our first time camping. Has anyone stayed at the Bear Cove CG near Dollywood in Pigeon Forge. During our last trip in April we visited a few of the CG's. We liked the Townsend KOA but I had bad wifi service in Townsend (I run online businesses so I really need to be connected). We looked at Clayboughs but the camper spaces are very close together and some sites looked hard to back into. We meant to visit the River Plantation CG but ran out of time. We really liked the Bear Cove CG, it had pools, laundry and playground. It was also very well kept. The only downfall is in the campground itself there are no mature trees which means no shade in August's heat. Any suggestions?

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Old 06-15-2012, 04:49 AM   #16
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Stayed at River Plantation back in April and really liked it. Spent one day checking out other campgrounds and were glad we were at RP. But friends always stay at Bear Cove and recommend it. At least it's close to DollyWood.
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Old 06-22-2012, 06:51 PM   #17
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An interesting way into Townsend is via Parsons Branch Road from Cades Cove. It is 8 miles of gravel road over the mountain. It is very scenic, but leave your TT in camp. It won't be difficult with just your tow vehicle.

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Old 06-22-2012, 07:46 PM   #18
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we have logged 17 days this year in our 365 saq sandpiper at Clayboughs campground on wears valley road in pigeon forge. Campground has wi-fi,two pools,lazy river, new playground,older arcade,singing on friday and saturday nights, and a creek with some fish in it running through the bottom side of the campground. One of the main things we look for in a campground is it has to be paved. We visited some friends last year at River plantation I beleive it was and it was all gravel. Their camper,truck,and everything outside was covered in dust. An eight year old with asma and all that dust just don't mix. We have looked at just about every campground in pigeon Forge and still go to clayboughs. There are nicer ones but they dont offer everything clayboughs does.
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:01 AM   #19
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We have stayed at adventure bound campground formly known as crazy horse campground about 10 minutes from gatlinburg on 321. The camp ground is faily wooded which we like and they have a nice pool and slide built into side of mountain. The restrooms have always been clean as well. We go every year.

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