cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.
This is a good place to spend the night. Staff is friendly, nothing special about the park. The sites are very narrow and you are literally on top of the next site, I could not extend my awning without hitting the trailer next to me. Restrooms were adequate. but dated. Appeared to be a lot of permanent residents which is OK, however their belongings spill outside their trailers looking trashy.
Good potential if cleaned up.
Quick weekend getaway , campground was recommended from a friend . Staff was great , had a pull threw site adequate room for slides and nice site . Overall campground was huge & well maintained. Will definitely be staying here again .
300 plus sites and one shower/restroom facility. The restrooms smelled like raw sewer. Playground is a long way from a lot of campers. Never saw bicycle riding area like web site said. Bikes everywhere no adults watching. Speed limit over 5 mph, joke. Internet never works. The Internet use is first come . Two tower units for again over 300 camp sites. Ad says they do not offer by the month rates,just wait til you get here , almost half the sites are full time sites. No fire ring except at the sites on river. Be sure and bring your entire back yard including your wood stove or fire ring. They will sell you one for 70.00 . Just not good rating for this park second time staying and got worse not better. Oh one last thing need a children's station as choice on available cable. Almost forgot dryer broken no sign on it.
Clean Restrooms, level sites and great security. Location is spectacular for views of river; Staff was professional and friendly. Suggested we see Rebecca Ruth's Factory and it was a blast. Played shuffleboard for lst time in 20 years too!! Off the beaten path, but well worth it. Nice pull thru sites and immaculate grounds.
This was the first time to camp in the area. We picked this campground b/c of the reviews from others. It was a great choice! We had a pull thru site that was very large. The campground was quiet. The restrooms were very clean.(I do have a suggestion for the owners...maybe to put hooks in the shower area to hang clothes.) We would recommend Riverside to others coming to the area.
We stay here quite often. One bathhouse was completely renovated - very nice. They only have 1 playground (1 swing and 2 slides) and it is NOT safe. The plastic climbing steps up to the slide platform are rotten and crumbling, the deck for accessing the slide is rotten, the landscape timbers around the swing and slides are rotten and there are metal spikes showing. If someone were to fall on one of those metal spikes it could be deadly. We have also seen people walking their dogs in the playground area. PLEASE update your playground!
When we turned into the campground we were a bit "taken back" by the cross and " Jesus" in lights above the office.These symbols had no part in the camping experience which was wonderful. The staff was great and made us wish we could have stayed to hear them at Sunday services.
Well layout of sites. I had a pull through site which was long and well cared for. Office was extremely helpful and friendly. Rubbish is picked up at your site every morning. Some sites are right on the river. Everything well maintained. the only downer is the Wi-Fi is sketchy at best and loses internet access often.
This is a convenient, pleasant, quiet, lovely campground. Our site was along the river. The roads are gravel, well-maintained. The sites are level, and many have trees, providing shade and a nice appearance. The rates are good and the staff is helpful. We have returned twice and recommend it to anyone planning a trip to this area.
The campground is very easy to get too, even though the road construction on the main highway you turn off to get to Boyd's Creek. The first night was arrived after 9:00PM, but we called ahead. They placed the site map, number, and car pass was on the door as they said and we checked in the next morning. On check-in they recognize my GS membership and was a quick and smooth process. That night it rained fairly heavy, and light rain the next day, the site was well drained. Site setup was very easy on to setup, it was level, easy connection to sewer, water, elec. and cable. As some reviews on other sites have mentioned, our cable was fuzzy, and wifi signal was extremely weak, but it would not effect a future stay. We stayed in 281 which is a pull-thru, for spring and fall it looks like a great site, but without any shade I don't think I would stay in the pull-thru's during the summer months.
I would recommend this resort to any rv'er traveling to the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area. It's very close to the interstate so gets you out of the traffic in a hurry. But it's still just minutes away from all of the attractions. Level, large pull-thru sites - we are a 37ft Class A towing an 18ft motorcycle trailer. We did not have to unhook from the trailer which is so nice!! Scenic quiet campground. We didn't use the restroom facilities so can't comment.
Wonderful park. Clean, quiet, peaceful. Sites are level and have cement pads and picnic tables. We were in site 190 which is at the far end of the campground right on the river and had perfect WIFI signal. Wifi is also plenty fast for whatever you might need it for. The staff is very friendly and the prices are VERY reasonable. If you are looking for a place to stay near Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg then look no further. It is less than a half hour drive to just about anything you want to do. I cannot recommend this place enough. We will definitely be going back.
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