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Old 09-04-2014, 02:08 PM   #1
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Planning trip to gatlinberg tn.

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my dw and i planning a trip to gatlinberg sometime in october. We are thinking that we want to stop about half way at memphis overnght at campground (any suggestions ) then on to gatlinberg
to camp for about a week (any suggestions) wanting to see tourist things in that area and in pidgeon forge . We would appreciate any thoughts of good places or experiences you have had that we might try thank you for any input

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Old 09-04-2014, 06:00 PM   #2
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We stay at claboughs family campground in pigeon forge it is just off wears valley rd and only about 5 minutes from all the tourist trap places.


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Old 09-04-2014, 06:03 PM   #3
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Make reservations. The area is very busy in the fall.
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Old 09-04-2014, 06:17 PM   #4
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Gotta see the Dixie Stampede, especially since you're from Texas!!!
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Old 09-04-2014, 07:18 PM   #5
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If your an elvis fan stay at graceland rv park in memphis. Park is nothing special but you can walk to the graceland tour.
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Old 09-04-2014, 07:29 PM   #6
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Smoky Bear (just outside of Gatlinburg) is a nice CG if you don't want to stay right in and around all the tourist traps.... It's about 15 minutes outside of Gatlinburg.

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Old 09-04-2014, 08:20 PM   #7
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We stayed in Pigeon Forge this summer. Our favorite restaurant in Pigeon Forge was the Pottery House near the Old Mill. It's a quaint area to explore. We stayed at the Pine Mountain RV Park.

We explored the Smokies, as well as Gatlinburg. Our favorite area of the Smokies was the Chimneys Picnic Area. It had huge rocks and a beautiful creek. We also hiked to the Grotto Falls, which was a waterfall you could stand under. We did a horse ride at Cades Cove that was neat. We picked up several booklets from the Park Service, one of which had a auto tour that made for a great trip across the Smokies.

In Gatlinburg, we did more touristy stuff. The Ripleys Aquarium is nice but a little pricy. We all enjoyed the skytram ride at Ober Gatlinburg, and our kids said their favorite part of the trip was riding the alpine sleds down the mountain.

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Old 09-09-2014, 02:59 PM   #8
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We also stayed at Clabough's RV park in the spring, it had plenty of room, quiet, right on the river, and park personnel constantly cleaning, or repairing any items that were in need of repair. The wifi was pretty good for a large park, and it was right on the river. Very nice park, and very reasonable rates. It looked like the front of the park was more of a seasonal park, but the back where we stayed was great. Enjoy the area, there is a ton of stuff to do.
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Old 09-09-2014, 03:09 PM   #9
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I'll be following this closely. We're looking to visit GSMNP next Sept. for some day hiking in the park and stay in Gatlinburg as well. We like what we've seen and read of Smokey Bear Campground so far.
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We've stayed at River Plantation in Sevierville.


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