Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-12-2012, 09:39 PM   #1
3 Rivet Member
stowaways's Avatar
2007 27' Safari FB SE
1969 31' Sovereign
Ft. Worth , Texas
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 171
First trip to Smokey Mtns...

We're slowly making our way to the Smokies with a few stops to visit friends along the route. Would love any recommendations for areas, attractions or campgrounds not to be missed. And of course, any routes that's might require nerves of steel! 😁

Sammie, Krystal, Lucas, Spencer & Jake!
stowaways is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2012, 09:55 PM   #2
2 Rivet Member
Alice&Billis's Avatar
2006 25' Safari
Tyler , Texas
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 72
Be sure to stop at the Pigeon Forge Pottery. Good quality and durable mugs...mine are still in service from a family vacation in 1964. The ski lift to the top of the mountain is fun too. Have a good time!!!!!!

Alice&Billis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2012, 06:29 AM   #3
4 Rivet Member
2008 27' International FB
1999 19' "B" Van Airstream 190
Marietta , Georgia
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 456
We like the Elkmont campground in the park. Sites by the river are beautiful. At night you can see the synchronized fireflies though not sure they do their thing this time of year. No electricity in the campground though and I think no water hookups either. Can't remember. But it is a beautiful area!
Outside of the park it's very commercial And overdeveloped in my opinion. But it should be much less crowded this time of year which will make it nicer.
karenjude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2012, 06:34 AM   #4
Rivet Master

Vintage Kin Owner
North central , Florida
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 5,457
top of Georgia airstream park just north of Helen, ga. Seven bucks a night for basic full service camping. Good base point for doing the area. See their website. Helen, ga is a takeoff on alpine Germany, fun for adults and kids. Jim
1984 Avion 30p 9.1 meter. 2006 Dodge 3500 cummins srw short bed crew cab.
avionstream is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2012, 07:31 AM   #5
Rivet Master
1988 25' Excella
1987 32' Excella
Knoxville , Tennessee
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,822
Blog Entries: 1
Misty River RV park on 321 on the way to Townsend is a very nice private RV park fairly close to the GSNP. And the Townsend side of the park and entrance is much less commercially developed than Gatlinburg and close to Cades Cove. If you trout fish this is a good area. Gatlinburg has its attractions. Ubergatlinburg is making snow now. The aquarium is okay. For Gatlinburg there are a several private campgrounds on 321 at Pittman Center. Crazy Horse is one that we have stayed at several times. We have stayed at 3 others along here. All were good. I just do not recall the names. There are a couple of pretty nice campgrounds on the road between the interstate and Pigeon Forge (rt 66?). I think the one we stayed at is Little River Campground. From there you can do the Pigeon Forge shopping thing, if that is of interest. Smokemont campground on the Cherokee side and the drive over 441 is relatively easy and spectacular. Clingmans dome well worth the time. There is a pretty good KOA in Cherokee. It is a good place to launch a trip along the Blue Ridge Parkway after a Smokies visit. A little hard to find. And if you end up in Ashville, the Biltmore is certainly woth a day and the farmers market a lunch.
Bill M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2012, 08:05 AM   #6
jcanavera's Avatar

2004 30' Classic Slideout
Fenton , Missouri
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 8,621
Images: 143
Send a message via AIM to jcanavera Send a message via Skype™ to jcanavera
We've stayed at Crazy Horse also. Full hookups there. Far enough outside of Gatlinburg to be nice and quiet. Probably would stay there again on our next trip to that area.


Jack Canavera
AIR #56
'04 Classic 30' S.O.,'03 GMC Savana 2500,'14 Honda CTX 700
jcanavera is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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 Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:43 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.