We were in the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area this past June. Like others have said the Smoky Mountain National Park is awesome, but you can keep the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg areas unless you like endless mini-golf, t-shirt shops, pancake houses, etc.
We stayed in River Plantation RV Resort. Not sure why they call it a resort. I was not impressed. We did check out the other private RV parks in the area and wasn't impressed with the others.
Next time we visit the Smoky Mountain NP we will look at campgrounds on the North Carolina side.
2012 Ram 2500 Crew Cab 4x4 5.7 Hemi 4.10
2015 Jayco Eagle 284BHBE
2009 Jayco Eagle Super Lite 256RKS
2007 Jayflight 20BH
1997 Fleetwood Cheyenne PUP
1984 Rockwood 1080 - PUP 1969 Coleman PUP