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Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our camping vacation in the mountains where it was cool and beautiful. Daytime highs were 70's. Elk regularly visit the campground. It is a primitive campground - no electricity even in the bathroom. Good hot showers.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
1  Thank traveling2gether2016
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Reviewed July 12, 2017

We stayed two nights at this campground while touring through GSMNP. We had a 30' fifth wheel. It is possible to pull a camper into this campground, but if you're not extremely experienced about pulling large equipment, backing up, turning around, etc. this might not be for you. It was a bit of a struggle to maneuver around, most campers here are tent campers. Our first night was breathtaking with the views and the elk that wandered through. The other night/day it was extremely wet. I'm not sure if it was because of rain, fog or a combination of both. Because of the elevation, I think it's wet/foggy up here quite a bit. Very cool...wore pants/sweatshirts most of the time. Bathrooms/showers were all good, nothing fancy, but very adequate. Everyone staying here was extremely friendly. They were quick to offer advice on which sites had the best views, etc. Met a couple who even helped us map out our day's drive. Very nice campground.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
2  Thank Jessica E
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Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

This campground has more sites with awesome views than any campground East of the Mississippi! Share your space with the elk and feel a sense of community at the Thursday night camper potluck dinner. Our sunset was spectacular and the campground personnel were just as wonderful.

Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
1  Thank bagelsnob
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Reviewed September 2, 2016

Read every review back to 2012 on here before our first camping experience here a couple weekends ago. Campground clean, exceptional views from MOST sites with lots of privacy at MOST sites. Bathrooms (a fear factor in every female) were clean. They are simple, flushing toilets, no light fixtures, but clean and insect free. Campfire wood was pricey and not of good quality (green pine), so we laughed about burning money. Friendly campers, though very mixed impressions of the bunkhouses, personally I would steer clear from them and even the sight next to. Looking forward to returning. No where can compare to the campsite experience in terms of views. Hopefully will see some elk next time!

Room Tip: Book way ahead and ask for a site with a view. They go out of their way to be helpful.
Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
2  Thank AmyTallent
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Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

We absolutely LOVE coming to this campground. We get a tent site that doesn't have a spectacular view but is nicely tucked away and private. Decent bathrooms and sinks are available within short walking distance, showers are longer walk from the site we chose but still not a bad walk. Beautiful location and always cool at night.
Husband says the bathrooms and showers could use a little improvement that wouldn't cost much.

Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
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