The Great Outdoors RV Resort Good Sam Verified Campground

321 Thumpers Trail, Franklin, NC 28734

Good Sam Verified Campground
(19 reviews) 4.6 out of 5 stars from 19 reviews
Good Sam Rating
Good Sam Rating
Facility 10
Restrooms 10
Appeal 10
(19 reviews) 4.6 out of 5 stars from 19 reviews

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10/10*/10 = THE BEST! Enjoy panoramic mountain views & resort amenities. Big Rigs, Motorcycles & Rally Groups welcome. Mountains, Casino, Waterfalls, Canoeing, Tubing, so much more. For Fido - Dog Wash, Bark Park. BOOK NOW!!

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321 Thumpers Trail
Franklin, NC, 28734

Open all year

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Facility

Type: RV Park
Cabin/cottage rentals: 3
Partial Handicap Access
Emergency Phone
Laundry
Eco-friendly park
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Eco-friendly park
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Policies

Pets welcome
Some restrictions
No tents
Road condition: Good
Road type: Paved
Big rig sites
Table at site
Trash pickup at site
Spaces available: 63
Max length: 60
All-Weather sites: 63
Back-in size: 35 x 60
Room for slideouts: Yes
Shaded sites: Some
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Number of full hookups: 63
Amps: 30 Amp/50 Amp
Max Amps: 50

On-site rentals

All cabins have a porch/deck. No Smoking Please.

Cabin/Cottage Rentals:

$125.00 - $175.00 / Daily Rate
Rentals available: 3
Minimum stay: 3 Days
Sleeps: 4
Bathroom: Full
Kitchen: Partial

Restrooms
Ice
Laundry
RV wash: self-service
Laundry
RV wash: self-service
Table at site
Pet supplies
RV supplies
Fire rings
Pet supplies
RV supplies
Fire rings

Swimming
Swimming Pool
Exercise room
Outdoor games
Horseshoes
Outdoor games
Horseshoes
Planned activities

(within 10 miles)

Hiking
Rock/mountain climbing
Fishing
Kayaking / canoeing
Boating
Kayaking / canoeing
Boating
Marina
Mountain biking
Snow sports
Casino
Mountain biking
Snow sports
Casino

(within 20 miles)

Hunting season: Year-round

Rentals & Glamping
Explore the Southern Smokies from our Cabins

Our cabins are charmingly rustic but have baths & partial kitchens - plus porches or decks - making a great home base for exploring our area - Nantahala Gorge, foothill towns, waterfalls, hikes. Plus enjoy all park amenities

Military Discount

4.6 (19 reviews) 4.6315789473684 out of 5 stars from 19 reviews
Facility
4.7
Restroom
4.9
Appeal
4.6
What is being rated?
5 5 out of 5 stars 05/09/2021

Didn't use the restrooms so cannot comment but otherwise the campground is great. All roads were repave several months ago and it looks like all sites were rebuilt last year. Sites were level with clear large gravel. The owners are on site every day and anxious to do what every to make our visit a pleasure. Nice pool, closed until Memorial Day, but the open Bark Park was large, grassed and open. Also have a nice dog wash facility. We will for sure be back the next time we are traveling through... Read More

Didn't use the restrooms so cannot comment but otherwise the campground is great. All roads were repave several months ago and it looks like all sites were rebuilt last year. Sites were level with clear large gravel. The owners are on site every day and anxious to do what every to make our visit a pleasure. Nice pool, closed until Memorial Day, but the open Bark Park was large, grassed and open. Also have a nice dog wash facility. We will for sure be back the next time we are traveling through the area.
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5 5 out of 5 stars 04/02/2021

We stayed here for 39 days having seen this place on YouTube. Is it perfect? No taking into account the highway noise (which didn't bother us) or the limited WiFi and no Verizon service (which wasn't that important to us) however, there are three main reasons for a high review: owners/staff, facilities and location. The owners are great people. The end. The work camp staff were always there to help and some of the hardest working people we have encountered. For location, it is right off a highway... Read More

We stayed here for 39 days having seen this place on YouTube. Is it perfect? No taking into account the highway noise (which didn't bother us) or the limited WiFi and no Verizon service (which wasn't that important to us) however, there are three main reasons for a high review: owners/staff, facilities and location. The owners are great people. The end. The work camp staff were always there to help and some of the hardest working people we have encountered. For location, it is right off a highway which gives you great access to so many of the excellent activities in the region. And finally, the hard work of the staff keep the facilities looking great and clean. I would definitely stay there again in the future!
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5 5 out of 5 stars 12/07/2020

Spent several days here while exploring NC and the cooler weather. Great place with VERY friendly staff.

3 3 out of 5 stars 09/24/2020

Campground would not honor Good Sam Discount for the 4 days I stayed. I was part of a Rally that had over 20 coaches and they did not give the rally discount either. I was charged full daily rate. The campgound is well maintained however the sites are not as level as they look. Needed many blocks and my jacks to level my 26 ft rig. If it would have been longer the I would not imagine how high it would have been.

5 5 out of 5 stars 09/08/2020

We recently stayed here for 39 days having seen this place on YouTube. Is it perfect? No taking into account the highway noise (which didn't bother us) or the limited WiFi and no Verizon service (which wasn't that important to us) however, there are three main reasons for a high review: owners/staff, facilities and location. The owners are great people. The end. The work camp staff were always there to help and some of the hardest working people we have encountered. For location, it is right off... Read More

We recently stayed here for 39 days having seen this place on YouTube. Is it perfect? No taking into account the highway noise (which didn't bother us) or the limited WiFi and no Verizon service (which wasn't that important to us) however, there are three main reasons for a high review: owners/staff, facilities and location. The owners are great people. The end. The work camp staff were always there to help and some of the hardest working people we have encountered. For location, it is right off a highway which gives you great access to so many of the excellent activities in the region. And finally, the hard work of the staff keep the facilities looking great and clean. I would definitely stay there again in the future!
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5 5 out of 5 stars 05/31/2020

Planned a last minute trip, found park through the BIg Rig Web site. They accommodated my 43' plus trailer. Staff was very helpful and offered several different sites to me. Helped me drop my trailer, park and offered area advice for motorcycle riding. Facility is WELL maintained and in excellent shape. Pool, laundry and park wide WiFi. Water supply, electric and sewer hooks all are well kept and you don't have to wonder what you're hooking up to.

5 5 out of 5 stars 10/20/2017

The sites are very generous and the owners and staff extremely friendly and helpful. We will absolutely be back

5 5 out of 5 stars 08/28/2017

Staff was friendly and outgoing. Escorted up to our site, assisted us in backing in and made sure we were good to go before leaving. There are quite a few folks staying for 3-4 months during the summer, but they welcomed us right in, we made new friends and they gave us excellent information on dining in the area as well as things to do. The campground was nicely maintained, the bathrooms near the pool were the cleanest I've ever seen in a campground. The pool was great, and was kept clean the... Read More

Staff was friendly and outgoing. Escorted up to our site, assisted us in backing in and made sure we were good to go before leaving. There are quite a few folks staying for 3-4 months during the summer, but they welcomed us right in, we made new friends and they gave us excellent information on dining in the area as well as things to do. The campground was nicely maintained, the bathrooms near the pool were the cleanest I've ever seen in a campground. The pool was great, and was kept clean the whole time we were there for a week. The lower sites are good if you want more shade, the upper sites offer more sun and views of the surrounding mountains. Make sure to sit on the deck outside the clubhouse in the evenings to watch the sun slip behind the mountains.
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2 2 out of 5 stars 08/15/2017

We were disappointed in this campground as it was given Sam's highest rating. The spaces were extremely small and it was not friendly and welcoming. Upon our arrival we needed propane (which they advertised was available) only to be told there were out but didn't realize it. This was more like a homeowner association with the majority of sites being occupied by long-term residents vs. 'campers'.

5 5 out of 5 stars 08/13/2017

My husband and I stayed at this park for a month August 2017. The park is impeccably maintained. The pool was very refreshing on the hot North Carolina days. Restrooms/showers are roomy and clean. The owners are wonderful to work with. They go above and beyond to make your stay enjoyable. Will definitely return on our next visit.

5 5 out of 5 stars 07/11/2017

By far this is an excellent RV park. The owners and staff were friendly, pleasant and helpful. They help in assisting you to and backing into your site. The park has very clean restroom/baths, laundry facilities, and beautiful landscaping that's well maintained. The pool area was in excellent condition. We stayed here for a week and have no issues in recommending this RV Park and will be staying here again.

5 5 out of 5 stars 07/10/2017

Owners of campground live on site, very friendly. Had small store for quick purchase of stuff. Owner escorted us to our site and helped my back in to site. I did have to use one leveling block to level camper side to side but not a very big deal. He explained all power, sewer and water connections before he left. The lower sites have better shade for the days, upper sites on the hill are good but not as shady. Wifi was great and about 50 HD TV channels. Nice are to walk around. Did have... Read More

Owners of campground live on site, very friendly. Had small store for quick purchase of stuff. Owner escorted us to our site and helped my back in to site. I did have to use one leveling block to level camper side to side but not a very big deal. He explained all power, sewer and water connections before he left. The lower sites have better shade for the days, upper sites on the hill are good but not as shady. Wifi was great and about 50 HD TV channels. Nice are to walk around. Did have laundry and pool but did not use them. I paid $10 to wash our camper, it was worth it. Gravel lots but no pull thru. Over all a great place to relax and do nothing, that is what camping is all about, this place is great to do just that. Will bring a fire ring to your site but we did not use one. We will return here, it is only an hour from our house.
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3 3 out of 5 stars 09/06/2016

Sites were close together and too short for some tow vehicles to park any way but sideways to the road. Fortunately, a staff person helped us back in. They will not reserve a specific spot for you so you get what they want you to have. Great views if your lucky enough to get a site where you can see them.

5 5 out of 5 stars 08/22/2016

Great Outdoors was clean and well laid out. Staff was very very helpful and friendly. Sites were flat gravel with a nice grassy area between each site. Picnic table also at each site. Restrooms, pool area and grounds were very clean. Staff was always picking up, cutting grass, etc. during our 7 day stay. This campground requires your rig be self contained so there were no tent sites, etc. We travel with motorcycles in our toy hauler and Great Outdoors is motorcycle friendly. Bikes were... Read More

Great Outdoors was clean and well laid out. Staff was very very helpful and friendly. Sites were flat gravel with a nice grassy area between each site. Picnic table also at each site. Restrooms, pool area and grounds were very clean. Staff was always picking up, cutting grass, etc. during our 7 day stay. This campground requires your rig be self contained so there were no tent sites, etc. We travel with motorcycles in our toy hauler and Great Outdoors is motorcycle friendly. Bikes were unloaded and parked right in front of our 5th wheel toy hauler. Parking the TV there also was tight but it fit in our site. Easy to find and very convenient to all the motorcycle roads in Western NC that we wanted to ride; Moonshiner 28, Tail of Dragon, Cherohalo, etc. Franklin, NC was 6 miles away and had anything you would need; shopping, groceries, great restaurants, etc. The campers seemed to split between longer term and short term. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. We will be back next year for at least another week.
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5 5 out of 5 stars 07/03/2016

It was our first trip with our travel trailer. The people that we meet were very nice and helpful. The man that lead us to our site helped us back up into the site and then helped us hook up to the sewer, water, and cable. The man that was staying next to us also worked there and he helped my husband with the water heater. We enjoyed staying there.

5 5 out of 5 stars 06/27/2016

Definitely a '10' across the board. Staff and campers were very friendly. Facilities clean and well maintained. We always saw someone working on the landscape, cleaning restroom/bath facilities. Pool in excellent condition. Don't have one complaint.

5 5 out of 5 stars 06/26/2016

The staff was friendly and helpful. The facilities were immaculate. Th.e pool was warm and inviting. A great place to visit.

5 5 out of 5 stars 02/16/2016

Clean, comfortable, and quiet. The staff and the owner were friendly and helpful. Every amenity was clean and well cared fot.

5 5 out of 5 stars 09/15/2015

Grounds are very well kept, owners and staff were very very friendly and were very helpful in giving us good routes for our motorcycles. Restrooms are very clean and the pool area is nice. We were there for 10 days and would stay there again. Enjoyed the Saturday night bonfire they have too!!

5 5 out of 5 stars 05/09/2021

Didn't use the restrooms so cannot comment but otherwise the campground is great. All roads were repave several months ago and it looks like all sites were rebuilt last year. Sites were level with clear large gravel. The owners are on site every day and anxious to do what every to make our visit a pleasure. Nice pool, closed until Memorial Day, but the open Bark Park was large, grassed and open. Also have a nice dog wash facility. We will for sure be back the next time we are traveling through... Read More

Didn't use the restrooms so cannot comment but otherwise the campground is great. All roads were repave several months ago and it looks like all sites were rebuilt last year. Sites were level with clear large gravel. The owners are on site every day and anxious to do what every to make our visit a pleasure. Nice pool, closed until Memorial Day, but the open Bark Park was large, grassed and open. Also have a nice dog wash facility. We will for sure be back the next time we are traveling through the area.
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5 5 out of 5 stars 04/02/2021

We stayed here for 39 days having seen this place on YouTube. Is it perfect? No taking into account the highway noise (which didn't bother us) or the limited WiFi and no Verizon service (which wasn't that important to us) however, there are three main reasons for a high review: owners/staff, facilities and location. The owners are great people. The end. The work camp staff were always there to help and some of the hardest working people we have encountered. For location, it is right off a highway... Read More

We stayed here for 39 days having seen this place on YouTube. Is it perfect? No taking into account the highway noise (which didn't bother us) or the limited WiFi and no Verizon service (which wasn't that important to us) however, there are three main reasons for a high review: owners/staff, facilities and location. The owners are great people. The end. The work camp staff were always there to help and some of the hardest working people we have encountered. For location, it is right off a highway which gives you great access to so many of the excellent activities in the region. And finally, the hard work of the staff keep the facilities looking great and clean. I would definitely stay there again in the future!
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5 5 out of 5 stars 12/07/2020

Spent several days here while exploring NC and the cooler weather. Great place with VERY friendly staff.

3 3 out of 5 stars 09/24/2020

Campground would not honor Good Sam Discount for the 4 days I stayed. I was part of a Rally that had over 20 coaches and they did not give the rally discount either. I was charged full daily rate. The campgound is well maintained however the sites are not as level as they look. Needed many blocks and my jacks to level my 26 ft rig. If it would have been longer the I would not imagine how high it would have been.

321 Thumpers Trail, Franklin, NC 28734
Coordinates: 35.233350, -83.347790
Elevation:

Directions
N-bnd: From Jct of US 64 & US 441/23: Go N 6.2 mi on US 441 to Echo Valley Rd, W 200 ft (R); or S-bnd: From Jct of US 74 & US 23/441 (Exit 81A): Go S 13.8 mi on US 23/441 to Echo Valley Rd, W 200 ft (R)

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