RV Park Rating – River Plantation RV Park (Sevierville, TN)

I’ve managed to fall a bit behind on our park reviews so will try to kick a couple out and get up to date. This first one was a stop-over on our way to the Smokies.

Link to park here: River Plantation RV Park
Link to map here: River Plantation RV Park

  1. Site quality = 4/5
    Nice site quality here. All sites are large, hard gravel with full hook-ups (30/50AMP), cable and decent water pressure. section of back-in and pull-through. There’s decent separation between campers, especially for a private campground plus lots of trees and nice landscaping. Each site has a concrete patio area with picnic bench and fire pit. “Prime” sites along the waterfront are definitely the nicest and worth the few extra $$ they cost to be there.
  2. Facilities = 4/5
    Decent facilities. The showers were pleasant, clean and well-kept with shelf and hooks for your belongings.
  3. Amenities = 3.5/5
    The resort has a good selection of amenities, except that a few fall short of expectations. There’s a laundry room, propane, game room, playground, pool & hot tub (both were closed, unfortunately), and free WiFi. The reason for the ding in ratings is the WiFi was quite poor with very slow (almost unusable) connectivity while we were there.
  4. Location = 4/5
    This is a good “city” location to explore Sevierville, Gatlinburg and the beginning of the smokies. You’re within a short drive of Dollywood and there’s lots of activities and restaurants around the area. Only negative, nothing in the way of hiking without a longer drive.
  5. Pet friendliness = 4/5
    This is a pretty decent city park for pets. There’s a dog walking area along the riverfront with a bit of green to play, but no trails and no-where to really run off-leash. No breed restrictions and poo bags on site.

Overall rating = 3.9
 The river runs through it!

Summary: This was a stop-over stay for us on our way into the mountains, and it came well recommended from several TN locals. All in all it’s a really pleasant city park with a lot of green and space for its location. The sites are nice, large, with all the necessary hook-ups and well-landscaped with lots of trees and grass. The park is unique in that it has a river all alongside the back where you can walk doggie and fish. There’s a good selection of amenities (pool, game room, playground etc.) with the only ding that the WiFi was excruciatingly slow while we were there. If you want to explore Sevierville & Gatlinburg (including Dollyville) this is a good location. You’re right in town and within a short drive to all the attractions. Just don’t expect any hiking out the door.

Typical site view with concrete patio area in back
View along main road
View down riverbank sites
Patio area with picnic table and fire pit
View along riverbank. You can just see the backs of RVs on your left.
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