Sevierville, TN 37862
Phone: 800.758.5267 Web: http://rvcoutdoors.com/river-plantation
Pros: All sites are full hook-up. Proximity to Pigeon Forge attractions.
Cons: Located at the very end of the Pigeon Forge strip, in Sevierville. The drive to get to the National Park is very congested, with many stop lights.
Overview: This is a fairly large campground consisting of 442 sites and 12 cabins. conveniently located near the attractions of Pigeon Forge. The sites are fairly large and level. In addition to full hook-up sites, there are also camp cabins. There is a camp store that has many souvenir items, but not a lot of grocery/food items. Although the website advertises free and reliable wifi, during our stay we did not have good wifi access – kept kicking off and on. The campground is open year round and offers Good Sam and military discounts. Check-out is 11 am. There is a laundry facility ($1.75 for wash/$1.25 to dry) and cable tv. Monthly sites are available but are currently on a waiting list. There is a Wal-Mart within a mile and also a Publix grocery store nearby. Although we did not take advantage of this amenity, there is an RV wash on site!
Appearance: This is a well-maintained campground with paved main roads and gravel interior roads and campsites. Each site has a cement patio, picnic table, and fire ring. On many sites the fire ring sits very close to neighbors sites, particularly if they have slide-outs. While the sites are decent sized, this campground feels tight when completely booked.We stayed at site 412 which was along the river, although we recommend trying to book sites 401-403, or any of the signature sites, if available.
Rating: (one to five lanterns with five being the highest)
The area is known for attractions such as Dollywood, go carting, shopping, moonshine distilleries, hiking, scenic views, restaurants and shows. There is certainly something for everyone to enjoy in Pigeon Forge. Places close to the campground that we recommend include the Old Mill Restaurant, The Island (various restaurants and shopping), Smoky Mountain Brewery, and hiking any of the trails in the national park.
Family/Pet Friendly: There are many amenities for families to enjoy within the campground. There is a nice pool, including a small lazy river type pool, hot tub, small playground, basketball (one hoop) game room, fishing, and even a gym. There is also a tree-top rope course within the campground (prices range from $12-$38). There are large dog walk areas throughout the campground with pickup bags and trash bins provided. unfortunately, there is no fenced in area for off-leash play for dogs. There is a dog wash station which was a nice amenity to see, but there is a fee – $10 for wash/dry. None of the cabins are pet-friendly.
Bathrooms/Showers: The three shower houses are very nice,modern, and kept very clean. The shower stalls are spacious although the dressing sections are a bit tight. The water pressure was good and water was hot.