Up the Creek

By |January 17th, 2014|

Pigeon Forge, TN Up the Creek RV Camp in the Smokies:  http://www.upthecreekrvcamp.com/ Overview:  Up the Creek RV Camp is a small gem of an RV resort that is just outside of the hustle and bustle of Pigeon Forge, TN. It has wonderful creek side campsites and a nice fenced in Dog Park for all you animal lovers. There is also a spacious backfield that connects the two creeks that surround both sides of the park. The owners are young and laid back. The firewood is kept nicely in carry-able stacks at $4.00 a bundle. There is not much else to this little park. We give it a solid 4 out of 5 for its proximity to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park along with creek side living. Campsites:  Spacious gravel parking, full hook-ups (30/50 Amp) with cable, good views, and nice concrete patios. Amenities: Cable TV, firewood for sale Pet friendly:  Yes, fenced dog run area Internet:  Decent Wi-Fi included Price: $30-62/ night Rating: 4/5 Panoramic of our site  

Nashville Shores

By |October 13th, 2013|

Nashville, TN Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort:  http://www.nashvilleshores.com/ Overview:  We really enjoyed this lakeside retreat.  It was outside the hustle and bustle of Nashville but only a short drive away.  Our lakeside site allowed us to watch the sunrise out our bedroom window and witness beautiful nature (herons, geese, fish).  The sunsets over the lake were also amazing!  It has a large fenced area for Wizard and he loved it.  I enjoyed my first match of tetherball, with Wade showing off his Napoleon Dynamite skills.  The waterpark was closed for the season during our stay, however it looked fun and discounted tickets are available during the operating season. There are trails to hike including an undeveloped peninsula where the sunsets are superb.  The sites are somewhat close, especially the fire pits, but during off-season the park purposely spreads out the campers.  We checked out several other Nashville campgrounds and were very satisfied with our decision. Campsites:  Full hook-ups (30,50 Amp), level concrete parking pad, fairly close proximity but trees separate many sites, lakefront sites available Amenities:  Camp store, coin laundry, bathhouse, playground, boat/jet-ski rental, discounted waterpark tickets, marina, Frisbee golf course, and hiking trails, boat ramp Pet friendly:  Yes, with a large fenced in Dog Park. Internet:  Decent Wi-Fi Price:  $45-60/night Rating: 4/5