Welcome to Tennessee
Tennessee's beauty extends from the Smoky Mountains to its small towns. Explore cities rich with musical history and hear sounds from hit makers of the past and future. Experience Appalachian and Southern cultures....
For Southern charm in spades, this road trip through the heart of Appalachia is the perfect escape. As you wind your way through the lush foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, you'll experience spectacular caves, high-flying thrills and stellar entertainment at one of the world's great theme parks. And with a special focus on family-friendly fun, you can rest easy knowing there's a little something for everyone. From moonshine to mountains and everything in between, the Volunteer State steps up. ...
Tennessee: A Trifecta of Top Destinations in the Smokies
The Great Smoky Mountains and nearby towns enjoy stellar popularity. It's no coincidence. The gorgeous scenery of the towering peaks and the allure of nearby attractions are an irresistible one-two punch. Set your sights on a vacation to the Smokies....
How to Read Good Sam Directory Ratings
The three-number rating that accompanies each campground listing in the directory gives readers an at-a-glance assessment of a campground's amenities, cleanliness and environment.
How to read the Good Sam Rating 10/10 /10.All three ratings categories are measured on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the best.Less than 1 percent of parks or campgrounds receive the coveted 10 / 10 / 10 rating, which indicates superior facilities that are well maintained, clean, well-appointed restrooms and a highly appealing appearance.Campgrounds are inspected annually by dedicated RVers like you.
Completeness of facilities
10 / 10 / 10The first campground rating evaluates completeness and quality of facilities.In this category we rate interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance.
Cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms and showers
10 / 10 / 10The second rating category concerns the cleanliness and physical characteristics of toilets, walls, showers, sinks/counters/mirrors and floor. If a park achieves a full point in each of the above, it receives a star (), indicating exceptionally clean restrooms.
Also rated are 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.
Visual Appeal and Environmental Quality
10 / 10 / 10 This category addresses 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.