Gone Outdoors

Creekside RV Park and Camping Grounds in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

by Richard Corrigan

Situated 10 miles north of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the city of Pigeon Forge is a destination for camping, hiking and outdoor recreation of all kinds. More than 10 million people visit Pigeon Forge every year. Several campgrounds in and around the city provide accommodations, including Creekside RV Park, just west of US-441 Scenic Parkway.

Facilities and Amenities

Creekside RV Park has over 100 campsites with full hookups, including water, sewer, 30- to 50-amp electricity, WiFi and cable TV. The sites have a gravel base with a paved picnic table platform and a strip of grass with a campfire ring. Most have at least a few shade trees. Both back-in and pull-through sites are available, and the campground can accommodate RVs of all sizes, but the campsites are not well-suited to tent camping. All campers at Creekside RV Park have access to modern restrooms, hot showers, a laundry room and camp store.

Recreation and Relaxation

For many visitors, Creekside RV Park is a home base where you can spend the night between days spent exploring Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The park offers hundreds of miles of hiking trails and bicycle routes along with numerous historical sites, wildlife viewing opportunities and panoramic views from Tennessee's highest peaks. Creekside RV Park itself is also a great place to relax, and there's plenty to do without straying too far from your RV. The campground has an outdoor swimming pool and fishing access along Walden Creek. The campground is also just minutes away from Dollywood and numerous dining and shopping options in Pigeon Forge.

Reservations and Rates

You can reserve a campsite at Creekside RV Park either by phone or email, and contact information is available through their website. Due to the popularity of the park, reservations are highly recommended, especially during the busy spring and summer months. Nightly rates vary depending on the season and the amenities available at your campsite. Campsites are available year round, except for the months of January and February.

Nearby Campgrounds

Several additional campgrounds are available in the Pigeon Forge area, including Waldens Creek Campground, which sits right next door to Creekside RV Park on Henderson Springs Road. Waldens Creek Campground provides many of the same amenities, with the additional option of primitive tent sites and furnished cabins. More than 300 campsites are also available at Clabough Campground, less than a mile away on Wears Valley Road. Clabough Campground is accessible along the Pigeon Forge trolley line and features full-hookup sites, free WiFi and a variety of other amenities. Campers in search of a more rustic tent camping experience can choose from several primitive campgrounds within Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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