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When you are planning a camper rental vacation in the Franklin area, you’ll need a place to make your temporary home. The three-generation family-owned Old Corundum Millsite Campground is an excellent choice. The campground offers river access, a playground, a pavilion and game room, a basketball court, and a store with camping supplies, ice cream, and soft drinks. Other campground amenities include restrooms and showers, laundry facilities, and WiFi. Special events and themed weekends are held throughout the year.
The campsites at Old Corundum Millsite Campground feature full hookups and cable hookups. Electrical service is 30/50 amp. Some river sites are available, and leashed pets are welcome.
Enjoy the great outdoors and a great sense of community when you visit the Macon County Recreation Park with your Franklin camper rental. This municipal park features a walking trail, a softball field, four shuffleboard courts, two horseshoe pits, an outdoor volleyball court, and a swingset. There is also a picnic area with tables. Community programs and events are also held here regularly. Spend some time in the open green space and get to know what’s happening in the area.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the country’s most-visited national park, and you can visit too when you rent a camper near the Old Corundum Millsite Campground. Cades Cove is the most popular destination in the most popular park, and it features mountain scenery, historic homes and churches, and diverse plant and animal life. Recreational opportunities here include hiking, climbing, biking, fishing, picnicking, scenic drives, and wildlife viewing. Workshops, classes, guided tours, hikes, and other programs for all ages are offered regularly. The four visitor centers in the park are the Sugarlands Visitor Center, the Oconaluftee Visitor Center, the Cades Cove Visitor Center, and the Clingmans Dome Visitor Contact Station. Park stores offer books and educational materials, maps and guides, toys and games, traditional Appalachian music, traditional mountain foods, park merchandise and apparel, and gifts and souvenirs.
You can also visit the Nantahala National Forest with your RV rental near the Old Corundum Millsite Campground. This is the largest of the state’s national forests. Special places here include the Nantahala Gorge and the Wayah Bald Tower. Self-guided scenic drives take you through Cullasaja Gorge, Dry Falls, the Mountain Waters Scenic Byway, and the Nantahala River Gorge. There are over 600 miles of trails throughout the forest. Recreational activities include target shooting, geocaching and letterboxing, gold panning, rockhounding, hiking, biking, climbing, hunting and fishing, picnicking, nature viewing, outdoor photography, and winter sports.
You’ll be near the unique and beautiful city of Asheville when you camp in an RV near Franklin. Asheville is known for its food and drink, live music, spectacular scenery, and a wonderful, walkable downtown district. Some other highlights here include the Biltmore Estate, the North Carolina Arboretum, the Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center, the Pinball Museum, and the Western North Carolina Nature Center. Special events that take place around here every year include the Asheville Amadeus Festival, the Foraging Tour, the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, and the Carolina Mountain Cheese Fest. Make sure to visit the Asheville Convention and Visitors Bureau, Visit Asheville, and Visit North Carolina for the latest in local news, happenings, and travel guides.
Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are also easily accessible with your Franklin rental motorhome. This area is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, and you’ll soon see why. Gem mining, live music, theme parks, and great food are only the beginning. Some of the top spots to see here include Ober Gatlinburg, the Gatlinburg Space Needle, the Hollywood Star Cars Museum, Dollywood, the Titanic Museum Attraction, and the Alcatraz East Crime Museum. Special events that you may want to consider when planning your trip include the Smoky Mountain Wine Fest, Gatlinburg Winter Magic, Oktoberfest at Ober, A Mountain Quiltfest, and the Chuck Wagon Cookoff Competition. Be sure to check out the Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Smoky Mountain Insider, and Tennessee Vacation for up-to-date information on area events, attractions, and travel guides.
The store at Old Corundum Millsite Campground offers ice cream and soft drinks, but when you’re ready to head into town for something more substantial, you’ll find the best locally owned and operated restaurants featuring classic Southern fare, authentic barbecue, ethnic eateries, and family-friendly meals. When you need to fill your rig's tank, you’ll find both gasoline and diesel fuel easily at any of the area’s truck stops, convenience stores, and service stations.