Date of Stay: Tuesday April 22 – Tuesday May 6, 2014 (14 nights)
Rate: $34/night (rally discount)
Website: River Plantation RV Park
Sevierville, TN 37862
Description: Reviewed earlier here. We stayed on site 429 which is a back-in on the Little Pigeon River. Sites are FHU 50A with cable. They recently paved the outer loop of roadway which helps a lot with dust. This is a very commercial area but we were here to enjoy a week with our friends Tricia, Dan, Nancy and Bill and then a week with the RV-Dreams Rally. We attended a Dreamers Rally here three years ago and this park is a great place for a big get together.
Activities: We arrived a week before the Rally so that we could enjoy some time in the Great Smoky Mountains with T&D and B&N. I enjoyed hiking with them on the Abram’s Falls Trail near Cade’s Cove. We also did about 9 miles of the Appalachian Trail between Clingman’s Dome and Newfound Gap. Meeting several through-hikers on the trail was inspirational. Tricia, Gin and I rode through Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail one day and on another day, B&N took the four of us to Gatlinburg to sample some moonshine at the Ole Smoky Distillery. We all enjoyed campfires at B&N’s signature site and later at Howard and Linda’s. Since we had already been to a couple other RV-Dreams Rallies, we didn’t go to very many of the seminars. We did however, enjoy the evening meals and entertainment. The closing night was Kentucky Derby themed since H&L are great fans of the race so everyone wore Derby hats. If we are in the area for fun and not for a rally, we probably would not stay here again. We found a nice park that is quieter and geared more for adults at Up the Creek RV Camp. It is closer to the Smokies too.
Trash and Recycle: A few dumpsters throughout the park. No recycle in the area.
River Plantation site 429
Hiking to Abram’s Falls
Wild flowers along the way… bleeding heart, trillium and Sweet Betsy
Tricia and Nancy at Abram’s Falls Dan at Abram’s Falls
Horses took their own trail there Nice bridge at the start/end of the trail
Dan and Tricia… Bill and Nancy from the parking lot of Clingman’s Dome
Going up to the Observation Tower at Clingman’s Dome
Some gorgeous views from the Observation Tower!
The Appalachian Trail
Trail Magic for the through-hikers
Syl, Gin and Tricia along the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Gin and Syl at Clingman’s Dome parking lot
Rally registration Pot Luck Dinner
Derby Hats… Nancy, Linda K and Bill Syl and Gin