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Old 02-06-2019, 08:51 AM   #1
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Want to see Dolly Parton in Pigeon Forge TN

With our September trip back east we now have plans to stop in at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge TN.
I looked and they have lots of campgrounds around town and in the woods.
We will stay 2 nights and would like full hookups.
Price isn't an issue but like to know which in town are nice and worth the visit.

Have you been at any of the campgrounds in town?
Were you happy on the nice sites and campgrounds?
What else did you do or visit in the area?

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Old 02-06-2019, 09:27 AM   #2
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Want to see Dolly Pardon in Pigeon Forge TN

Can she sing as good as Dolly Parton?

Joking aside, I am interested in the responses, as that's also a trip I would like to make.

EDIT: I did correct her name spelling in the title for you.
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Old 02-06-2019, 10:07 AM   #3
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River Plantation

We stayed at River Plantation and will go back this year. It is in Sevierville, but you turn left out of campground and you are literally in Pigeon Forge. Which is nice because you are not dragging your camper through some of the traffic mess. Full Hookups are around $46/night. The sites are nice and level, fairly spacious, and just about all of them have a concrete patio. The staff is friendly and the place is clean and well kept. Bathhouses are nice if you need to use those. The Campground is on the River as well.

Also, they are opening a sister campground in the spring 2019 called The Ridge that looks like it might be really nice. I am anxious to check it out as well. I am not sure of the location of The Ridge.


But I highly recommend River Plantation.
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Old 02-06-2019, 10:27 AM   #4
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Up the Creek RV campground is a real Jem...Take a look at their Website..We will be there at the end of March.
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Old 02-06-2019, 10:54 AM   #5
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With our September trip back east we now have plans to stop in at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge TN.
I looked and they have lots of campgrounds around town and in the woods.
We will stay 2 nights and would like full hookups.
Price isn't an issue but like to know which in town are nice and worth the visit.

Have you been at any of the campgrounds in town?
Were you happy on the nice sites and campgrounds?
What else did you do or visit in the area?

Thanks
Gee. I saw your statement above “Price isn’t an issue...”

Iggy, I’ve always said, if I had your money I’d burn mine.
Guess it’s truer than ever now.

We’ve been to Pigeon Forge so long ago I can’t offer any campground suggestions that would help, so I’ll just watch. However, I’d still suggest you check out Gatlinburg while you’re in the area.....nice day trip.
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Old 02-06-2019, 11:26 AM   #7
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We've stayed at a couple places in Pigeon Forge the last couple years with our new favorite being Mill Creek Resort. Just a block or so off the main drag but far enough from the hustle & bustle of the traffic so it isn't an issue and still close enough to everything. Nice place. They do have some shorter sites so look at their map and decide for yourself.

They also bought a neighboring campground that also looks very promising when completed. They were working on renovating it last fall when we were there.

It's on the south end of the main drag so good access to Dollywood and the Gatlinburg areas.

A trolley will pick you up right in the campground to take you wherever (may have to switch at the station depending on destination) Use it to go to Dollywood. It costs like 50˘ and they will drop you right off at the ticket booth. Don't pay $14 to park your car and still need to ride Dollywood's tram to get into the park. This is much better.

Also, drive to the Visitor's Center between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, park there (for Free) and take the trolley to Gatlinburg. (again for 50˘)

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We stayed at River Plantation and will go back this year. It is in Sevierville, but you turn left out of campground and you are literally in Pigeon Forge. Which is nice because you are not dragging your camper through some of the traffic mess. Full Hookups are around $46/night. The sites are nice and level, fairly spacious, and just about all of them have a concrete patio. The staff is friendly and the place is clean and well kept. Bathhouses are nice if you need to use those. The Campground is on the River as well.

Also, they are opening a sister campground in the spring 2019 called The Ridge that looks like it might be really nice. I am anxious to check it out as well. I am not sure of the location of The Ridge.


But I highly recommend River Plantation.
I'm considering staying at River Plantation but not sure if are two dogs can hold it until we get to the designated Pet areas that are APPROVED for use
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There are a lot to choose from and a lot of them you travel though town to get to. River Plantation looks good price is right. We usually stay at Rippling waters CG not real fancy but prices are good and have a pool and you can get spots that back up to Pigeon river if you like to fish. Like River plantation its close and few miles apart.

Camperwest413 how did you avoid not traveling into town getting to the CG. Later RJD
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Thanks Wes and All
We looked at them all and decide on your suggestion the River Plantation for 2 nights.
The days we are there is a classic car show so it will be busy and I like the location north of town.

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Old 02-06-2019, 12:48 PM   #11
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PF KOA. Very nice campground and right on the shuttle route.
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Old 02-06-2019, 01:01 PM   #12
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We looked at them all and decide on your suggestion the River Plantation for 2 nights.
The days we are there is a classic car show so it will be busy and I like the location north of town.

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Car show weekends are a mess! have fun and be patient as traffic will move very slow.
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I'm considering staying at River Plantation but not sure if are two dogs can hold it until we get to the designated Pet areas that are APPROVED for use
The way I understand that rule is "other campsites." I don't believe they expect your dog to make it to the dog area, they just don't want your dog going on another persons campsite. We took our dog and she went right at our site and we cleaned up and it was not a problem. I honestly don't even know where the dog walk was as we never used. There were plenty of people walking there dog with bags in hand ready to clean-up the mess. Just clean up and all is good.
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Old 02-06-2019, 01:09 PM   #14
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We looked at them all and decide on your suggestion the River Plantation for 2 nights.
The days we are there is a classic car show so it will be busy and I like the location north of town.

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Pack your patience if you are there during one of the big car shows, the traffic gets pretty crazy up there. If you are just looking to go from RP to Dollywood I'd suggest taking a right out of the campground and going in "the back roads" via Veterans BLVD
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There are a lot to choose from and a lot of them you travel though town to get to. River Plantation looks good price is right. We usually stay at Rippling waters CG not real fancy but prices are good and have a pool and you can get spots that back up to Pigeon river if you like to fish. Like River plantation its close and few miles apart.

Camperwest413 how did you avoid not traveling into town getting to the CG. Later RJD
Sorry! I meant it is right on the edge of town (Sevierville) before you really hit the main attractions and the heart of the traffic. There will also be some traffic once you get off I 40. OUr daughter lives in Seveirville so we also know some little short-cuts, meaning out of traffic that we can use if needed.
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The way I understand that rule is "other campsites." I don't believe they expect your dog to make it to the dog area, they just don't want your dog going on another persons campsite. We took our dog and she went right at our site and we cleaned up and it was not a problem. I honestly don't even know where the dog walk was as we never used. There were plenty of people walking there dog with bags in hand ready to clean-up the mess. Just clean up and all is good.
I was teasing so to speak And was hoping it is how you understood it as well. I am planning a trip to the area since my DW and I have never been to and River Plantation does look pretty nice and worth giving a shot.

The nice thing we are only about 190 miles to the Pigeon Forge area from home so its not too far even for a long weekend or weekend trip so we can do some exploring of the area once we are there.
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We stay at the KOA right down the road from Dollywood. It's very nice and clean with full hookups. Also the trolley stop for Dollywood is right there so you don't have to deal with parking. It costs $.50 per person as opposed to $20.00 for parking. Here is a link to the KOA.

https://koa.com/campgrounds/pigeon-forge/
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I was teasing so to speak And was hoping it is how you understood it as well. I am planning a trip to the area since my DW and I have never been to and River Plantation does look pretty nice and worth giving a shot.

The nice thing we are only about 190 miles to the Pigeon Forge area from home so its not too far even for a long weekend or weekend trip so we can do some exploring of the area once we are there.
I use to live in Tri-Cities TN and would love to be back closer. Its about 460 miles for me know, and my daughter lives in Sevierville. I wish I was only 190 miles away so I could see grandkids more. They Love coming over to River Plantation when we are there especially when the pools are open.
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Anchor Down RV Resort

We were there in March last year and stayed at Anchor Down RV Resort. It is 17 miles from Anchor Down to Dollywood, but it is well worth checking out as we believe it is the most beautiful, and cleanest, RV park we have ever stayed in. Be sure to get a spot with a fireplace. They are custom made and each is different. We really enjoyed the beauty of the park and used it as our base to visit Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.
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My wife and I were in Pigeon Forge Tn in 2017. We stayed at the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg KOA, which was practically next door to Dolly World. You must make reservations.

Check out the website at - https://koa.com/campgrounds/pigeon-forge/

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