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Old 06-29-2015, 10:39 PM   #11
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We stayed at Adventure Bound and loved it.

Be sure to drive the Cades Cove loop, do some hiking and check out Old Smokys Moonshine. We thoroughly enjoyed the area.

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Old 06-30-2015, 05:16 AM   #12
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DetroitFD - All the years we have been visiting the Smoky Moutains have never thought about the Moonshine. This is a hugh big deal camping in the West Virginia high country.

What is the moonshine connection for the Smokys...

ADDED NOTE: AFTER DOING some research on GOOGLE I have found alot of good info on SMOKY MOONSHINE... Thanks for the tip

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Old 06-30-2015, 03:20 PM   #13
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We loved staying at the KOA in Pigeon Forge. It is right next to a park and the main hub for the trolley system. It costs $10 to park at Dollywood, or you can take the trolley for 75 cents and they drop you off and pick you at the entrance. They also sell a $5 all day trolley pass and there are stops all over Pigeon Forge. When we go back, it will be to the KOA, which was a very nice well maintained campground plus the convenience of the trolleys.
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Old 06-30-2015, 07:22 PM   #14
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River Plantation RV Park

We visited the area just a few weeks ago. River Plantation t is located in Sevierville, but is an easy drive to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Very clean and well kept. Two nice pools with a hot tub and a lazy river for the kids (and adults). Full hook-ups with reasonable rates.

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Old 06-30-2015, 08:56 PM   #15
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A few years ago we stayed at Twin Creek RV Resort. Twin Creek RV Resort | RV Camping Tennessee | Recreational Vehicle Camping Tennessee | Gatlinburg RV Camping | Smoky Mountains Recreational Camping

It is by far, the cleanest, nicest campground we've ever stayed at! They have a 10/10/10 Good Sam rating and they earn it. Very friendly staff and there's a Gatlinburg Trollley pickup right across the road from the entrance. It will take you to several locations around Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.

But it is pricey! $58/night for full hookups and WiFi. But we thought it was well worth it! If I were to return, I'd definitely stay there again!

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Old 07-18-2015, 07:47 PM   #16
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You should also check out River Plantation in Sevierville, immediately off parkway,close to everything.
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Old 08-11-2015, 07:48 PM   #17
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Has anyone been to Smokey Mtn premier RV resort? It looks like its a little bit away from all the hustle and bustle!!
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Old 08-11-2015, 07:57 PM   #18
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We stayed at up the creek and really liked it. it was off the beaten path but no too far
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Old 08-19-2015, 01:05 PM   #19
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We just spent a week this summer in the Smokies north of Pigeon Forge. I like to day trip through that area so we have been around Gatlinburg many times. I have not camped there in the travel trailer so I have no reviews for campgrounds.
In general I love the Smokies. I think the Great Smokey Mountain National Park is fantastic for sight seeing or picnicking.
Pigeon Forge, on the other hand, might be where I have to spend purgatory. The kids love the mini-golf and go carts, gem mining and the upside down house - but travelling through town can be TERRIBLE traffic. It's literally a tourist trap, with the traffic lights being timed to force you to stay there as long as possible. First time I drove through there was on my motorcycle in the pouring rain and I sat in traffic for over an hour trying to go 10 miles. Not a happy camper. Gatlinburg is similar, but it's a smaller and prettier area so I don't mind it as much. Gatlinburg is easier to park and walk around where PF requires your car.
In Gatlinburg there is a distillery called Sugar Mills that makes and incredible apple pie Moonshine. Highly recommend you get a jar while you are there.
As someone else suggested, Ripley's Aquarium in Gatlinburg is much cooler than I expected. We had a cub scout overnight trip there and got to sleep in the tubes through the shark tanks which was awesome.
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Old 08-23-2015, 05:52 AM   #20
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We just spend the weekend at Smokey Mountain premier RV park and it is very nice. Big sites that are not right on top of one another. Lots of large trees. The staff is friendly and helpful. They had my toad ready to unhook before I finished checking in and helped me into my spot. Definitely a good choice for our maiden voyage!!

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