Anchor Down Campground has 170 sites and is on Douglas Lake in Dandridge, TN, with views of The Great Smoky Mountains.
Many amenities with some standouts being a basketball court, cable tv hookup, golf cart rental, playground, and a pool with a waterslide.
I was googling places to go on our RV trip and stumbled upon Anchor Down on the old Google. As I looked around, I struggled to find a legitimate bad review. The pictures all looked great, so we decided to book. We secured site 53 for two nights (it was all that was available).
Before arrival, I had called to change our site when I found our site open. The lady on the phone was super nice, and informative about the seasonal activities. The initial taste was good.
When we arrived, we were met by a greeter, who took down our plate number and sent us in to check in. The whole process took just a few minutes, and we were on our way. The view does not really come into play until you come up over the hill after registration. Even with the water level down, Douglas Lake is a site to see. We wound around and EASILY backed into our site. The sites are all pretty large (way bigger than our 30' rental), paved and flat. The hookups are right where they should be, and they even include cable and wifi. We did not use either, but it is a great added value for the price. The view alone was worth a million dollars. The fireplace was another.
We ordered several buckets of wood ($5 cash or $7.50 card…it is an outside vendor they buy from). They deliver it to your site within minutes in a bucket, and each bucket is more than a typical bundle. We also rented a golf cart for $35 a day. we found this to be essential to just get around for our family.
The pool was great, and the waterslide was perfect for the kids. Later in the week and weekends, they have a food truck outside the pool area. We got some ice cream and enjoyed the great view. The resort has a playground, laundry, showers etc. The bath and shower houses are immaculate. The entire place is run with pride and a sense of service. We will come back in a heartbeat.
While we loved our site, even if you are stuck with the very last site…take it. There is really no bad site in this place.
Beautiful campground but very nitpicky on adding fees and you feel like they are always watching you. Nice pool, very hilly,, golf cart is a must. Nice place but could be ran better.
Clean, great lake access and actiities. Close to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.
This is one of the nicest campgrounds I have ever stayed at. It has fireplaces at many of the sites. The lake swimming area is fun, and the pool was great.
By far the best campground we’ve ever stayed at. Friendly staff and most beautiful view of Douglas lake. Bath houses and amenities are the cleanest we’ve ever witnessed by far. 5 star for sure! We’ll be back every year!
This is one of the most cleanest RV resorts we have been to. It has amazing Mountain View’s, Full Hookups, close to attractions, nice pool, water slides at pool and lake. Food truck, rent golf carts. It’s a great place. Only drawback was no trees. Do a little research on sites, some are very tight and back up to another RV.
Beautiful views from all campsites, level concrete pads for easy set up. Each site has plenty of room on both sides. The staff is friendly.
We stayed here just one night but it was incredibly clean, well organized and easy every step of the way from our night time arrival to our departure. They have a boat ramp, playground, pool, arcade, fireplaces and more. We would return for a longer time in the summer.
Splurge for once, well worth it. This resort has everything covered. Beautiful outdoor stone fire places at some sites. Beautiful views overlooking Douglas Lake.
This was the nicest, cleanest and newest camping resort I have ever seen. Beautiful views at a lake below the Smokey Mountains. Huge paved sites and stone fireplaces.