Pigeon River Campground Good Sam Verified Campground

3375 Hartford Rd, Hartford, TN 37753

Good Sam Verified Campground
(4 reviews) 3.5 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews
Good Sam Rating
Good Sam Rating
Facility 9
Restrooms 9.5
Appeal 10
(4 reviews) 3.5 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

CAMP RIGHT ON THE PIGEON RIVER

Easy access from I-40. One hour from Asheville or Gatlinburg. Bordering the Great Smoky Mtns National Park. Pool, Wi-Fi, store, private bathrooms. On-site boat ramp. Close to award-winning rafting, hiking, fishing & biking.

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Address

3375 Hartford Rd
Hartford, TN, 37753

Open March 1 - October 31

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Facility

Type: Campground
Cabin/cottage rentals: 6
Emergency Phone
Laundry
Eco-friendly park
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Policies

Pets welcome
Tents Allowed
Folding Tent Campers Allowed
Road condition: Good
Road type: Gravel
Table at site
Spaces available: 12
Max length: 50
Gravel sites: 12
Back-in size: 30 x 50
Room for slideouts: Yes
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Number of full hookups: 12
Amps: 30 Amp/50 Amp
Max Amps: 50

On-site rentals

Cabin/Cottage Rentals:

$85.00 - $120.00 / Daily Rate
Rentals available: 6

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

Swimming
Body of water: Pigeon River
Lawn bowling
Outdoor games
Bounce pillow
Outdoor games
Bounce pillow
Playground
Pavilion
Horseshoes
Heated pool
Pavilion
Horseshoes
Heated pool

(within 10 miles)

Hiking
Rock/mountain climbing
Fishing
Kayaking / canoeing
Boating
Kayaking / canoeing
Boating
ATV riding
Mountain biking
Snow sports
Mountain biking
Snow sports

Destination Deals
Guests save $20 on exhilarating white water rafting trips!

Valid 03/31/2024 - 10/31/2024

Wake up to fresh air & walk next door to see the mountains from where only boats can go. Choose Class III-IV whitewater action or float the Lower Pigeon River. The views are fantastic! Call to ask for package deals.

Military Discount

3.5 (4 reviews) 3.5 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews
Facility
3.7
Restroom
4.2
Appeal
3.2
What is being rated?
3 3 out of 5 stars 10/29/2021

The connections for the water and septic were so far from the camper we had to purchase 10’ to go with our 20’ of septic hose to make the 26’ connection. That was after backing as close as possible. No one was ever in the office. Won’t stay again.

Thank you for sharing your honest experience. You visited our campground several years ago. Since your visit, we have new management and made many improvements. We have full-time campground hosts and regular hours at our campground store. We’ve added inventory to the store offerings and amenities for enjoying the campground, including a new kangaroo jumping pillow. We hope you will come back and enjoy our improvements!

3 3 out of 5 stars 09/01/2020

Small park located on the Pigeon River and part of a larger complex for white water rafting. Poorly maintained gravel roads and sites. Sites not close to level. Staff not around most times in spite of posted hours. Not much in the store other than beer. Nice pool and playground. Cabins look new as does the office/pavilion. WiFi is basically useless. Not very much in the general area other than white water rafting.. Reasonably close to Gatlinburg which is a plus. Unless your desire is to... Read More

Small park located on the Pigeon River and part of a larger complex for white water rafting. Poorly maintained gravel roads and sites. Sites not close to level. Staff not around most times in spite of posted hours. Not much in the store other than beer. Nice pool and playground. Cabins look new as does the office/pavilion. WiFi is basically useless. Not very much in the general area other than white water rafting.. Reasonably close to Gatlinburg which is a plus. Unless your desire is to get out on the river probably not the place for you.
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Thank you for visiting the Pigeon River Campground back in 2020. We’ve made many improvements since your visit. We’ve paved the access road and rv sites. We have new management and full-time campground hosts. Our campground store has grown - we now offer camping essentials, gift items, refreshments and we continue to offer cold beer. We have programming in the form of crafts for kids and other planned entertainment. We’ve added a kangaroo jumping pillow. We hope you will come back and enjoy... Read More

Thank you for visiting the Pigeon River Campground back in 2020. We’ve made many improvements since your visit. We’ve paved the access road and rv sites. We have new management and full-time campground hosts. Our campground store has grown - we now offer camping essentials, gift items, refreshments and we continue to offer cold beer. We have programming in the form of crafts for kids and other planned entertainment. We’ve added a kangaroo jumping pillow. We hope you will come back and enjoy the upgrades we’ve made over the past four years.
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4 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/2020

A very nice campground situated between the Pigeon River and I-40. We visited in mid March and the place was not completely open, then COVID-19 shut everything down. The Good: - Scenic location with river rafting within 50 feet of your site. Site has put in ramps for your canoes, kayaks if that is your thing. - The grounds are clean and well kept, as were the laundry and facilities. - The staff were very friendly and helpful. - Hookups were easy and worked well. - Close location to remote part... Read More

A very nice campground situated between the Pigeon River and I-40. We visited in mid March and the place was not completely open, then COVID-19 shut everything down. The Good: - Scenic location with river rafting within 50 feet of your site. Site has put in ramps for your canoes, kayaks if that is your thing. - The grounds are clean and well kept, as were the laundry and facilities. - The staff were very friendly and helpful. - Hookups were easy and worked well. - Close location to remote part of Smokey Mt National Park and hiking areas. - There is a pool on site, but it was not open in March. - Its easy to get to from I-40. The Not so Good: - Few, if any, trees and no any privacy between RV sights. They are too close to each other. - The gravel RV sights need to be leveled up a bit, ironic given the overall flat location of the site. - Once off the gravel, the ground was muddy. - The small playground is there just so they can claim they have one. - Because of its location so close to I-40, there was a LOT of truck noise which kept me awake when we had the windows open at night. Overall, would expect that be a great place to raft and party mid summer. But it does not have the look and feel of a quiet place once the season is underway.
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Thank you for visiting the Pigeon River Campground back in 2020. We’re glad you had many positive things to say. Since your visit we have addressed several of the “cons” you mention. We paved the entrance road and RV sites. The trees between sites have grown - they are fast-growing cypresses. We have expanded the inventory in our campground store and added a kangaroo jumping pillow to expand on our playground and pool. We hope you’ll come back and enjoy the improvements we’ve made over the... Read More

Thank you for visiting the Pigeon River Campground back in 2020. We’re glad you had many positive things to say. Since your visit we have addressed several of the “cons” you mention. We paved the entrance road and RV sites. The trees between sites have grown - they are fast-growing cypresses. We have expanded the inventory in our campground store and added a kangaroo jumping pillow to expand on our playground and pool. We hope you’ll come back and enjoy the improvements we’ve made over the past four years.
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4 4 out of 5 stars 09/23/2016

Overall a very nice campground and the Good Sam's rating is correct. The RV sites are built as pull through but designed for 2 units to each back in with the hook ups designed for such. The pads are crushed rock and could probably use a little leveling touch up. Each site has a table on a concrete pad. The bathroom/showers are excellent, however, strangely do not have any hand drying equipment. The entire grounds are very clean and the setting is right on the Pigeon River. Note that the campground... Read More

Overall a very nice campground and the Good Sam's rating is correct. The RV sites are built as pull through but designed for 2 units to each back in with the hook ups designed for such. The pads are crushed rock and could probably use a little leveling touch up. Each site has a table on a concrete pad. The bathroom/showers are excellent, however, strangely do not have any hand drying equipment. The entire grounds are very clean and the setting is right on the Pigeon River. Note that the campground gets very dark at night as the owners do not have a street lights that are on all night. A trip to the bathroom could be an adventure. Overall, I would recommend this campground.
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Thank you for visiting the Pigeon River Campground. You were there in its second year. Since that time, we have taken notice of your observations and addressed many of them. The sites are now paved and more level. We have some solar lighting places around the campground. We have added a jumping pillow and other amenities in our campground store. We hope you’ll come back and enjoy the campground improvements we’ve made over the past few years!

3 3 out of 5 stars 10/29/2021

The connections for the water and septic were so far from the camper we had to purchase 10’ to go with our 20’ of septic hose to make the 26’ connection. That was after backing as close as possible. No one was ever in the office. Won’t stay again.

Thank you for sharing your honest experience. You visited our campground several years ago. Since your visit, we have new management and made many improvements. We have full-time campground hosts and regular hours at our campground store. We’ve added inventory to the store offerings and amenities for enjoying the campground, including a new kangaroo jumping pillow. We hope you will come back and enjoy our improvements!

3 3 out of 5 stars 09/01/2020

Small park located on the Pigeon River and part of a larger complex for white water rafting. Poorly maintained gravel roads and sites. Sites not close to level. Staff not around most times in spite of posted hours. Not much in the store other than beer. Nice pool and playground. Cabins look new as does the office/pavilion. WiFi is basically useless. Not very much in the general area other than white water rafting.. Reasonably close to Gatlinburg which is a plus. Unless your desire is to... Read More

Small park located on the Pigeon River and part of a larger complex for white water rafting. Poorly maintained gravel roads and sites. Sites not close to level. Staff not around most times in spite of posted hours. Not much in the store other than beer. Nice pool and playground. Cabins look new as does the office/pavilion. WiFi is basically useless. Not very much in the general area other than white water rafting.. Reasonably close to Gatlinburg which is a plus. Unless your desire is to get out on the river probably not the place for you.
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Thank you for visiting the Pigeon River Campground back in 2020. We’ve made many improvements since your visit. We’ve paved the access road and rv sites. We have new management and full-time campground hosts. Our campground store has grown - we now offer camping essentials, gift items, refreshments and we continue to offer cold beer. We have programming in the form of crafts for kids and other planned entertainment. We’ve added a kangaroo jumping pillow. We hope you will come back and enjoy... Read More

Thank you for visiting the Pigeon River Campground back in 2020. We’ve made many improvements since your visit. We’ve paved the access road and rv sites. We have new management and full-time campground hosts. Our campground store has grown - we now offer camping essentials, gift items, refreshments and we continue to offer cold beer. We have programming in the form of crafts for kids and other planned entertainment. We’ve added a kangaroo jumping pillow. We hope you will come back and enjoy the upgrades we’ve made over the past four years.
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4 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/2020

A very nice campground situated between the Pigeon River and I-40. We visited in mid March and the place was not completely open, then COVID-19 shut everything down. The Good: - Scenic location with river rafting within 50 feet of your site. Site has put in ramps for your canoes, kayaks if that is your thing. - The grounds are clean and well kept, as were the laundry and facilities. - The staff were very friendly and helpful. - Hookups were easy and worked well. - Close location to remote part... Read More

A very nice campground situated between the Pigeon River and I-40. We visited in mid March and the place was not completely open, then COVID-19 shut everything down. The Good: - Scenic location with river rafting within 50 feet of your site. Site has put in ramps for your canoes, kayaks if that is your thing. - The grounds are clean and well kept, as were the laundry and facilities. - The staff were very friendly and helpful. - Hookups were easy and worked well. - Close location to remote part of Smokey Mt National Park and hiking areas. - There is a pool on site, but it was not open in March. - Its easy to get to from I-40. The Not so Good: - Few, if any, trees and no any privacy between RV sights. They are too close to each other. - The gravel RV sights need to be leveled up a bit, ironic given the overall flat location of the site. - Once off the gravel, the ground was muddy. - The small playground is there just so they can claim they have one. - Because of its location so close to I-40, there was a LOT of truck noise which kept me awake when we had the windows open at night. Overall, would expect that be a great place to raft and party mid summer. But it does not have the look and feel of a quiet place once the season is underway.
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Thank you for visiting the Pigeon River Campground back in 2020. We’re glad you had many positive things to say. Since your visit we have addressed several of the “cons” you mention. We paved the entrance road and RV sites. The trees between sites have grown - they are fast-growing cypresses. We have expanded the inventory in our campground store and added a kangaroo jumping pillow to expand on our playground and pool. We hope you’ll come back and enjoy the improvements we’ve made over the... Read More

Thank you for visiting the Pigeon River Campground back in 2020. We’re glad you had many positive things to say. Since your visit we have addressed several of the “cons” you mention. We paved the entrance road and RV sites. The trees between sites have grown - they are fast-growing cypresses. We have expanded the inventory in our campground store and added a kangaroo jumping pillow to expand on our playground and pool. We hope you’ll come back and enjoy the improvements we’ve made over the past four years.
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4 4 out of 5 stars 09/23/2016

Overall a very nice campground and the Good Sam's rating is correct. The RV sites are built as pull through but designed for 2 units to each back in with the hook ups designed for such. The pads are crushed rock and could probably use a little leveling touch up. Each site has a table on a concrete pad. The bathroom/showers are excellent, however, strangely do not have any hand drying equipment. The entire grounds are very clean and the setting is right on the Pigeon River. Note that the campground... Read More

Overall a very nice campground and the Good Sam's rating is correct. The RV sites are built as pull through but designed for 2 units to each back in with the hook ups designed for such. The pads are crushed rock and could probably use a little leveling touch up. Each site has a table on a concrete pad. The bathroom/showers are excellent, however, strangely do not have any hand drying equipment. The entire grounds are very clean and the setting is right on the Pigeon River. Note that the campground gets very dark at night as the owners do not have a street lights that are on all night. A trip to the bathroom could be an adventure. Overall, I would recommend this campground.
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Thank you for visiting the Pigeon River Campground. You were there in its second year. Since that time, we have taken notice of your observations and addressed many of them. The sites are now paved and more level. We have some solar lighting places around the campground. We have added a jumping pillow and other amenities in our campground store. We hope you’ll come back and enjoy the campground improvements we’ve made over the past few years!

3375 Hartford Rd, Hartford, TN 37753
Coordinates: 35.817328, -83.158706
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Directions
From Jct of I-40 & Hartford Road (Exit 447): Go N 1 mi on Hartford Rd (L). Do not follow GPS directions.

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