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Old 03-13-2012, 01:13 PM   #1
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Spring Break Trip -- smoky mountians

Thinking of taking the kids camping for spring break in the smoky mountains. Anyone stated at Tremont Outdoor Resort. Or have another campground in the area that they like.


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Old 03-13-2012, 05:03 PM   #2
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The Smoky Mountains are several thousand acres. Tremont Outdoor Resort could be in any of two states, and a bunch of towns/counties. Since you asked about the area, would help to know what town that is near, or what area. If Tremont is the town, I apologize. It just helps to get an answer on here when you post more info. Not everyone has time to go searching the web for where you might be staying.

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Old 03-14-2012, 08:26 AM   #3
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Congrats on the new trailer!!
I am just as curious as you about a camping vacation near the Smoky Mountains.
If you do go, please take alot of pictures so you can post on here!!

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Old 03-14-2012, 09:19 AM   #4
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I don't recommend it. But I'm a big chicken! We toted our TT through the Smokies last summer. NEVER AGAIN!!! I have discovered I DO NOT like the mountains!!!!
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Old 03-14-2012, 10:15 AM   #5
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We stayed here several years ago in a popup. Very nice place in Townsend, Tennessee which is the quiet side of the Smokies. Gatlinburg is about 17 miles away if you want to visit. This is the place to stay if you are visiting this area. Just don't go over the mountain with your trailer. Come in from the north.
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:18 PM   #6
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If you are going to stay in a private campground in Townsend the hands down best is Townsend Great Smokies KOA. It is across the river from Tremont, If Tremont is a resort, TGSKOA is heaven. It's more expensive but well worth it. If you'll tell me what you are camping in I can recommend some sites for you.
If you're into dry camping I would recommend Elkmont Campground in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. That's where we do most of our camping.
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:50 PM   #7
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Townsend is the quiet side of the Smokies with little "tourist" attractions. More of nature and it is near Cades Cove in the National Park. If you like the hustle and bustle, tours attractions, people, traffic, shows, go-karts, shopping, etc... than Pigeon Forge is what you may like. Everyone is different and enjoys different things. I have camped at both sites and enjoy both for different reasons. We have camped on the Pigeon Forge/Severville side of the mountains at several campgrounds:
River Plantation and Clabough Campground. We preferred River Plantation but it books up real quick.

In Townsend we stayed at the KOA. Great campground as well.

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Old 04-02-2012, 08:21 PM   #8
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I recommend the Townsend KOA, try to get a river front site if possible, it's worth the extra cost...
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:31 PM   #9
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I have stayed at the KOA in Townsend several times, very nice. You can take a back road over to the "tail of the Dragon" or take another back road over to Pigeon Forge. Very close to Cades Cove. Very nice location to everything, without having to be surrounded by thousands of people.

There is very little "commercial" stuff in Townsend, but only about 20 miles to Pigeon Forge with lots of commercial entertainment. If you are wanting to stay in Pigeon Forge, there is several campgrounds on Wears Valley Road (the back road from Townsend). Many are on the bus route to everything in Pigeon Forge.

If we are taking the grandkids we stay over at the Eagle's Nest on Wears Valley Road or Riveredge just as you come into Pigeon Forge from Gatlinburg, so we are close to the "stuff" they want to do.

If it is just DW and myself we stay at the KOA in Townsend.
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:02 PM   #10
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This is another fantastic place to camp in Pigeon Forge. We go to the Smokies several times a year.
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