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Old 06-29-2014, 08:12 AM   #11
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I'm going down to Gatlinburg from Hershey, PA to Luray, VA then on to Twin Creeks campground in Gatlinburg, TN. Anybody have any advice for the trip down rte 81. Anything to look out for?
You're traveling right through my neck of the woods. (Luray, VA) You looking for recommendations for campgrounds close to 81? I assume you're visiting some places in Luray because it is about 20-30 miles off 81.
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Old 07-07-2014, 08:06 AM   #12
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I'm going down to Gatlinburg from Hershey, PA to Luray, VA then on to Twin Creeks campground in Gatlinburg, TN. Anybody have any advice for the trip down rte 81. Anything to look out for?
Just went through 78-81S last week and cut off to I-77S. It's all nice fairly easy going with one 7% climb after you get through the valley. Stay in the truck lane and don't push it as the climb is about 5 miles long and your temps will climb fast . Saw several big rigs on the side at the top cooling down with a few in trouble.
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Old 07-08-2014, 02:22 PM   #13
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I'm going down to Gatlinburg from Hershey, PA to Luray, VA then on to Twin Creeks campground in Gatlinburg, TN. Anybody have any advice for the trip down rte 81. Anything to look out for?
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Thats right! When you get down here in VA and TN don't tell anyone your from NY, although we will probably be able to tell anyhow. The trip down 81 is great after you get in VA, much better roads than in PA. The roads are also very good in TN. Be sure to stop at exit 77 in Wytheville VA, we have the cheapest gas that you will see. $3.23 right now! Also have a nice KOA at same exit. When you get to Twin Creek be sure and tell Mary that "John Wayne" sent you. Are you planning on going in to Gatlinburg thru Pigeon Forge or across 321 thru the country, thats the way I always go to Twin Creek, you will miss all the Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg traffic that way. Have a safe and enjoyable trip.
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Just got back from TN loved it. I screwed up I booked twin Mountain not twin creek. Ended up staying longer and we switch to Bear Cove campground and recommend it, very clean. I also like the VA gas prices at $3.23 really helps when you get 10 miles to the gallon. Hit the crazy storms last night in PA on the way home thank goodness the truck has sway control wind picked up out of no where and camper was blowing. Got home safe.
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We just returned from spending a week @ Anchor Down Rv Resort. What a beautiful place. The sites are large and all have a million dollar view of the lake. They have new pool and small water slide for the kids. Very quite, about 1/2 hour from Gatlinburg and all the traps. Already planning a trip back next year. If you go be sure and check out the Bush Bean Plant and grill. Excellent food & Beans !

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