Jayco RV Owners Forum

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-04-2014, 03:08 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Fort Worth
Posts: 349
Planning trip to gatlinberg tn.

Hello jof
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

2000 FORD F-150 V-6/4.2
Kellys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2014, 07:00 PM   #2
Site Team
WVDusty's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Charleston
Posts: 1,550
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.


TV 2005 Ram 3500 CC LB SRW Cummins POWER
2014 Jayco Jayflight 32BHDS Prodigy P3 brake controller.Reese dual cam 1400/14000
WVDusty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2014, 07:03 PM   #3
Site Team
norty1's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 12,064
Make reservations. The area is very busy in the fall.
2011 351RLTS Eagle, Mor/Ryde suspension & pin box
06 F350 Lariat PSD, SRW, LB, CC, EGR delete kit, 16K DrawTite hitch, Timbrens, TST TPMS

Can't find what you're looking on JOF? Try:Jayco Owners Forum Custom Google Search
"It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled." - Mark Twain
norty1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2014, 07:17 PM   #4
Senior Member
glsimms's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Southern Indiana
Posts: 1,325
Gotta see the Dixie Stampede, especially since you're from Texas!!!
2017 Some Other Brand (SOB)
2013 Jayco Jay Feather X23B (She Gone)
2014 Ford Expedition
glsimms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2014, 08:18 PM   #5
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 68
If your an elvis fan stay at graceland rv park in memphis. Park is nothing special but you can walk to the graceland tour.
TakeItEasy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2014, 08:29 PM   #6
Senior Member
nevercominhome's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Elkin
Posts: 3,870
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.

'12 Jay Flight 28BHS
'02 F250 Crew Cab 7.3 Powerstroke

nevercominhome is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2014, 09:20 PM   #7
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Rogersville
Posts: 3
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.

Russkerri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2014, 03:59 PM   #8
Junior Member
2005 31bhds's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Suffolk
Posts: 12
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.
2005 31BHDS
2006 F250 Crew Cab 6.0PSD w/SCT Programmer
2005 31bhds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2014, 04:09 PM   #9
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2013
Location: SE Wisconsin
Posts: 2,060
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.
2013 Jayco Jayfeather X20 E, 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Z71 SLE
DocBrown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2014, 04:18 PM   #10
Senior Member
Grumpy's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Where ever the boss says we're going.
Posts: 5,046
We've stayed at River Plantation in Sevierville.


PINNACLE 2015 38FLSA. aka: "Roam Sweet Home"
Grumpy is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:22 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.