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Cades Cove Campground (NPS Campground), Townsend, Tennessee

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $13.00
Overall Rating:

Great Smoky Mountains NP is a wonderful park! This campground is located in a very popular location there called Cades Cove which has a lot of historic structures within a 10-mile, single-lane loop adjacent to the campground. The campground is rather tidy and most of the sites have enough space so you don't feel too crowded. C Loop is generator-free, which we appreciated. No services other than bathrooms. The bathroom near our site was kind of clean but needed to be hosed down because it stunk to high-heaven! Made my eyes burn from the urine smell (I kept propping the door open to air it out!). Nice gift/snack shop but you'll need to get groceries in Townsend which is a 20-minute drive from the campground. Now, about the Cades Cove driving loop... the beauty is somewhat ruined by the barely-moving traffic. If one drives selfishly doesn't move over when they see wildlife it stops it up for everyone. Highly recommend riding a bicycle on Sunday or Wednesday morning when the loop is car free! By the way, there may be only one dump station but it has three bays. We camped at Cades Cove Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
C-63
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Grocery shopping in Townsend. Ride a bike on Cades Cove loop during no-cars mornings, if possible (bicycle rentals are available).

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Mt. Pisgah Campground (NPS), Canton, North Carolina

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

This is a NPS campground, and is the southernmost on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Incredible location being nestled below the summit of Mount Pisgah and across from the Pisgah Inn, which provides a very nice restaurant, Inn and souvenir shop. The views are incredible. The campground is nicely laid out and connected to the local trail system. The park personnel were very helpful, friendly and accommodating. While the campground itself was in tidy condition, the sites were rather disheveled. Yes, they could be upgraded when funding appears someday, but they were not clean or raked; there was trash in the shrubs, the site needed raking and the grill/firepit was full of ashes and burned trash. The small restroom was rather nasty and not regularly cleaned, but the bath house was clean and welcoming. The NPS needs to crack a whip to those given the responsibilities of overall cleanliness. There's plenty of room at most of the sites. Not chock-a-block at all. Pull-thru sites are in Loop A only. Loop B will accommodate smaller rigs and tents and is back-in. Some sites are double-wide to accommodate an RV and auto side-by-side. Loop C is tenting only. Overall, a very nice camping experience which would be so much better if those responsible for cleaning up the sites between guests would clean the sites. We camped at Mt. Pisgah Campground (NPS) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B-26
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Be sure to visit the Cradle of Forestry, Looking Glass Falls, and the town of Brevard.

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