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Old 07-15-2016, 07:34 PM   #1
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Looking for some recommendations for TN Campsites

Evening everyone!

We are going to head to the Smokeys next September and we are looking for some reviews of places to stay in Nashville and Gatlinburg. We like having hook-ups and sites with trees so they are not stacked on ontop of another!

Hit us up with some of your experiences please. We're pulling a 28 International.

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Old 07-15-2016, 09:05 PM   #2
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Hi. We just spent a week exploring Nashville from Seven Points Campground, 15 minutes due east of the city, on a huge and beautiful lake, lots of trees and decent separation, with many waterfront sites. (Water and electric, but no sewers.) Highly recommended.
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Old 07-16-2016, 09:35 AM   #3
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Ditto on Seven Points. One of our favorites!

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Old 08-06-2016, 06:32 PM   #4
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My wife and I picked up our new 22FB last Saturday outside of Knoxville and headed for Tremont Campground in Townsend (http://www.tremontcamp.com/) for our very first night camping in 30 years of marriage! We live in Nashville but grew up not far from Townsend, so it felt like we were 15 again, returning to where we spent many days playing in Little River. The campground is clean, quiet and secluded feeling. It is right at the National Park boundary and also close to a grocery store, hardware store and restaurants. The only slight bummer is the constant stream of folks tubing the river, thanks to the commercial tubing companies that have popped up in Townsend. We camped in Section B at a spot right above the river and the rapids below provided that heavenly sound of rushing water. There is a KOA nearby, but I don't know anything about it.

In the Nashville area, the only campground I am familiar with is Seven Points. We drove through it before we bought our camper and it looks really nice. It is well maintained and right on Percy Priest lake.

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Old 08-06-2016, 07:56 PM   #5
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Imagination Mountain (formerly Jellystone Smokey Mountain) is in Cosby just east of Gatlinburg. There are rushing creeks all throughout, but the challenge is finding a time when they aren't booked.

Very clean family-owned.

http://www.imaginationmountaincamping.com

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Old 08-07-2016, 05:24 AM   #6
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You have some Corps of Engineer Campgrounds near you that are very nice.

I especially love Harpeth River Bridge, just west of Nashville.


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Old 08-07-2016, 07:29 AM   #7
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Most of the campgrounds in the Smokies are "tight". We like staying in Townsend much better than the Gatlinburg area. Much more peaceful, and closer to Cade's Cove. I have stayed at both the KOA and Lazy Days. Lazy Days is older and frankly a little run down but had lots of trees and if you call early enough they have sites where you back up overlooking the river and you have your own deck. KOA has similar sites at bout 3x the price. Both campgrounds had very nice folks running them. If you dry camp, Elkmont and Cades Cove inside the park are beautiful.
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Old 08-07-2016, 08:33 AM   #8
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We've been to Nashville many times and the convince of staying on Music Valley Dr. near the Opry, Opry Hotel, restaurants and the Opry Mills Mall is important to us. Their are 3 campgrounds there, our preference is Jellystone CG.

Last September we visited the Smoky Mountains & stayed at Up the Creek Campground in Pigeon Forge, a small beautiful CG with spacious well kept sites. I recommend both.
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