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Old 11-02-2004, 11:46 AM   #1
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We are thinking of changing our winter break plans, and maybe trying a visit to a Northern Alabama, or Eastern Tennesse park. Would want to find one with good trails, and views, and maybe something of interest for the kids (teen and almost teen). Any suggestions? the Alabama State Parks web site is a good one, but no substitute for someone who has been there.
I am still considering St Augustine area, but not sure.
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I was told Gatlinburg TN was a great place for shopping, camping, and skiing in the wintertime. I have not been there myself, but would like to do it sometime.
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Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge/Sevierville

Haven't seen the rv parks in the area, but Pigeon Forge/Sevierville has become a mecca for country music since Dollywood located there. Don't know if that's of interest. Gatlinburg is interesting - lots of little shops and in a beautiful area. Seems to be a lot going on there, too -- craft shows, workshops, etc. Don't know exactly when your break is, but have heard the area is beautifully decorated for Christmas.
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Cumberland Mountain State Park

Should add some info on this campground, too. We visited recently for lunch, and I was enchanted by the beauty. Saw only a very small part of the grounds, I think. They are open year round, and indicate there are hiking trails (both long and short, even an 11-mile overnight trail), 3 tennis courts, volleyball, horsehoes, basketball, softball, olympic-size swimming pool, boating and fishing (some fees apply).There is a restaurant on-site, and we enjoyed a decent buffet for $6.95. The camp's brochure says it's one of the most beautiful parks in the state. From the little bit I saw, I don't doubt it.
Toll-free info: 1-888-TN PARKS
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Old 11-02-2004, 09:46 PM   #5
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Alan,

Having travelled through Tennessee twice within the last four months, it would kind of be nice to go camping there. Have never been to Gatlinburg but have heard lots about it. What would be nice is if we could find a campground where we could make space reservations, rather than be spread out all over the campground. (My kids love to visit the neighbors....ha, ha!)

St Augustine would be interesting also, although a bit longer of a drive.
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Old 11-03-2004, 12:18 PM   #6
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Alan,

In NE Alabama (Scottsboro) there is a good sam park called Goosepond Colony. Right on Guntersville Lake, beautiful scenery, and there is a golf course bordering. Unclaimed Baggage is in Scottsboro, and is worth a visit if you are close. If you can be in Scottsboro during First Monday (of each month) you will see an old-fashioned market day in real lilfe.

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Check out the sites below. Both are in the Townsend area near Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg. There are lots of activities for young and old. They will also have their Christmas lights up within the next few weeks. Even Dollywood participates in the Christmas activities!

www/imagesbuilder.com/tuckaleecheecamp

www//LitleRiverVillage.com

A friend of mine has stayed at Tuckaleechee and highly recommends it. If you choose one of these, go through Maryville instead of Knoxville. That way you will miss all the Pigeon Forge traffic.
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Thanks for the ideas...lots to ponder so far.
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Tennessee Cumberland Plateau Campground

Alan: You may already know about this Airstream Campground:

Tennessee Cumberland Plateau Campground
Website: http://www.geocities.com/airstream_tcpc/

158 Airstream Circle
Crossville, TN 38555

Phone: (931) 788-2414
Dates of Operation: March - October

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South of Crossville, TN.
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Old 11-03-2004, 07:32 PM   #10
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You might want to email Silvertwinky from KY. since Bill and Donna spent time last year (this Oct. also) at one of the Pigeon Forge campgrounds near Gatlinburg. They had a great time last year at Dollywood with their own mini rally. Gatlinburg is a great place but can be crowded during peak season.

You might also check Fall Creek Falls State Park in Pikeville, TN. I've stayed in a tent and at the Inn before and they have a water fall 3-4 times the heigth of the ones we saw at Cloudland Canyon. You can also walk in behind the falls if you don't mind getting a little wet.
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We don't have a lot of experience camping up "North!"

However, after searching the web and seeing good reviews of Noccalula Falls Campground in Gadsden, Alabama we decided to go there for a weekend once. I guess it's ok. It's practically in the heart of town, but has a woodsy feel to it.

Supposedly, you can walk down to the bottom of the falls but we didn't. The falls are a 90ft drop and the top of the falls is easily accessible.

There is a large playground for younger kids and a botanical garden but I don't think there's much for older kids. No arcade or go carts. Not a lot of hiking trails either. You should probably skip it, but a couple or family with younger kids might enjoy it.
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You might want to email Silvertwinky from KY. since Bill and Donna spent time last year (this Oct. also) at one of the Pigeon Forge campgrounds near Gatlinburg. They had a great time last year at Dollywood with their own mini rally. Gatlinburg is a great place but can be crowded during peak season.

You might also check Fall Creek Falls State Park in Pikeville, TN. I've stayed in a tent and at the Inn before and they have a water fall 3-4 times the heigth of the ones we saw at Cloudland Canyon. You can also walk in behind the falls if you don't mind getting a little wet.

Hopefully I can attach a pic here.....Fall Creek Falls...the highest waterfall east of the rockies. It is a beautiful Tennessee State Park.
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Dang! Your waterfall is bigger than my waterfall.
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Beautiful picture! I have a few shots but the scanner is down.
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