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Purkey Estates , TENNESSEE

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Most Recent Purkey Estates Camping Reviews
Great spot!

Great spot! Just Beautiful. Went in off season. But definitely want to come back!

Close together

Site's are close together.   We book a site on the river but they built a sloppy levee that blocks your view of the river.

1st class

Plenty of room, great handicap facilities.   Nice store on site with boat rentals.

Nice and quiet

Close to Pigeon Forge. Close to Great Smoky Mountains. Very friendly hosts that keep the park in excellent condition. I will stay again!

Great camping at State Park prices

We stayed for a weekend in April and it was great for the price. You can camp right on the lake or above in the woods. The site for rv/tt are a good size. Spaced out pretty good for a state park. There is plenty to do around here from hiking, biking, fishing, large group areas. The rangers were really nice. Bathrooms are clean. Will stay here again

Beautiful and very well maintained!

Nice sized camping spots, concrete pads with picnic tables and fire pit, some have raised fire pits. Gravel parking spots and blacktop roads.

Absolutely Fantastic RV Campground!

First time staying here and we absolutely love it! The campground is so clean, safe and adorably decorated. The owners have thought of everything. Each site is perfect and has a bbq and campfire ring. Very clean and well maintained. They also have little cabins to rent for those that don’t have a camper or rv. The owners are extremely helpful and friendly. There is firewood, charcoal and ice for purchase. Wonderful laundry and bath facilities. A small store and soon a pool. Would highly recommend. Family friendly. Looking forward to another visit.

Our first KOA

As the title describes, this was our first KOA experience. We usually stay at State Parks. Well it had rained the day we arrived and evidently the past few days because the camp was very muddy. The first site they tried to put us at was all grass and mud. No pavement or gravel. We had our 27’ 5th wheel camper. I kindly asked for a better site and they worked with us on a “better site”. 277 was our new site and it was also very muddy BUT did some enough concrete to set up the camper decent enough. The weather finally improved Monday and things started to dry up. The kid activities and the pool were nice and we enjoyed those. The mobile shower trailer was a no go for us because they were very dirty. We probably won’t come back here.

Excellent value!

We were looking to explore the Smomy Mountains in March, but a lot of the state campgrounds weren’t open yet inside the park. We decided to give this place a try and it turned out to be a great location! We stayed in lot 7, which is next to a hill and the kids loved running up and down the hill. There are also great views of the lake throughout the camping area, and it’s a short walk to the waterfront. Not too far from the Smoky mountain trails, and at ~$30/night it’s a great value!

Quiet, Spacious, and Well Maintained

We had a wonderful week with Up the Creek guests and staff. The grounds are well maintained and staff is visible and around when you need them! The guests were all very friendly and courteous! There were a lot of dog walkers, bike riders, kids playing, and guests relaxing outside. The feeling of community and laid back atmosphere made this trip exceptional! I would highly recommend this campground and will certainly be back!