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Old 12-20-2015, 07:11 AM   #1
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What's your favorite camp ground in the smokies

we are looking for campgrounds in western north Carolina, east Tennessee , southern Virginia. What are some of your favorite and not so good experiences thanks we want to start planing the up coming year.
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Old 12-21-2015, 07:29 AM   #2
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So I guess no one likes camping in the smokes ?
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Old 12-21-2015, 07:33 AM   #3
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We're looking at a trip to the Asheville area next fall, and we were thinking about using our Thousand Trails membership. Problem is, the nearest TT campground is about 75 miles away from Asheville, which is too far for a practical base for our time there. So we're in it with you - looking for a nice place specifically in the Asheville area. Any suggestions, anyone?

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Old 12-21-2015, 07:40 AM   #4
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I stayed at Cherokee KOA 2 years ago and it was a nice place with plenty to do. The only issue is access to the town (dry) BTW so plan accordingly. 25 minutes down hill to the grocery store and a small town. Pull through sites were level and well kept.

There is also a Jelly stone up the road from the KOA further.
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Old 12-21-2015, 07:46 AM   #5
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There is KOA in Swannanoa, right near Ashville that is great. Close to everything.
We are members of Pride Resort in Waynesville. Next door is Creekwood Farm, both are nice and close to the Smokies.

There are so many commercial cg's in the western, NC area that you will be hard pressed to find any state parks.

I am not familiar with the Gatlinburg area but know there are loads of resorts there.
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Doesn't anyone go to the CG's inside the National Park? Jellystone, KOA, Paula's Paridise Resort?? If you go to the area to visit the park, I'd stay in one of the CG's in the park. If the goal is to graze the tourist traps, then you'll want one of the many private CG's all around Gburg and PForge.

Our personal favorite In park CG is Elkmont near the Thownsen entrance. Great CG [no hookups] and near Cades Cove with easy access to town and shopping on a rainy day.
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Look at http://www.nps.gov

http://www.rvparkreviews.com/regions...-national-park

This: http://www.reserveamerica.com/campin...O&parkId=72293
is our personal favorite but the road in is to narrow for our rig. We spend many hours there watching the Elk and enjoying the peace and quiet.

We love to visit but can't get our rig in there.
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We were in Gatlinburg in Sept. and stayed at Smoky Bear just east of Gatlinburg. Just far enough away from the craziness of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Falls to be quiet and relaxing. Just close enough that driving to the main entrance of the park in Gatlinburg. Squeaky clean facilities, the place is neat as a pin and the owners and employees (2 of which are the son and DIL of the owner) are excellent hosts. They even offered to blow the leaves off of my slide before we left. We'd go back there in a heartbeat.
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We like to stay in the foothills and drive into the mountains. Our favorite campground for western NC is Bandits Roost. It's close to the parkway and close to some of my favorite trout fishing locations. We make day trips into the mountains from this location.
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We've stayed at Tremont in Townsend 3 times and will be back there again in Feb. It's the quiet side of the Smokies. 10 minutes to Cades Cove. 30 minutes to Gatlinburg.

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