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If you're looking for a tranquil waterfront campground in Pigeon Forge, consider the Riverbend Campground. This RV park is situated just outside the famous tourist town of Pigeon Forge, and the campground offers plenty of activities for campers, thanks to the nearby Little Pigeon River, which is perfect for kayaking, fishing, swimming, and more. Riverbend campers can even bring their pets along, and the campground provides WiFi access so you can keep in touch with friends and family.When you camp in an RV at Riverbend Campground, you'll be at one of the best-equipped campgrounds in the region. This campground has over 100 paved sites with full hookups that support 30/50 amp electrics. Big rigs are welcome, and there are spacious pull-through sites available, so it's easy to come and go. Each campsite at Riverbend Campground comes with a picnic table, and there are some useful amenities around the campground, including restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities.Camping at Riverbend Campground is a great way to discover the best of Tennessee. Pigeon Forge makes a superb base for exploring the region, with the Smoky Mountains and several state parks just a few miles from town. There are some exciting nearby cities, too, with Knoxville and Asheville offering some of the region's best historical and cultural attractions.



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Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

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After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

Pigeon Forge campers will no doubt want to visit the beautiful Smoky Mountains National Park. This mammoth park covers thousands of acres of rugged mountains, valleys, and lush forests. The park's size and terrain make it ideal for hikers, with hundreds of miles of trails to explore, leading up mountains, past waterfalls, and near caves. One of the most popular hikes is an eight-mile roundtrip up Charles Bunion. This hike leads to the top of the mountain, affording sublime panoramas of the nearby mountains and valley below. If you'd prefer to relax, there are nearly 3,000 streams that are suitable for fishing, with catches that include trout and bass. While fishing, keep an eye out for local wildlife, including black bears, elk, and woodchucks.Another park worth visiting if you love wildlife is Seven Islands State Birding Park. This 400-acre park sits along the French Broad River and features a diverse environment, including wetlands, forests, grasslands, and more. This diversity makes it a popular spot for a variety of birds, with over 190 different species spotted in the park, including barn owls, tree swallows, and purple martins. A great way to see these birds is by following the park's eight-mile trail system. The French Broad River is also a favorite spot for anglers, and catches include bass, crappie, and bluegill.There are some gorgeous lakes around Pigeon Forge, and one of the best is located at Panther Creek State Park. This 1,400-acre state park consists mainly of dense forests surrounding the Cherokee Reservoir. This massive lake is perfect for a variety of watersports, including kayaking, boating, and fishing. Anglers will likely find rockfish, bream, and bass lurking in these waters. If you'd prefer to explore the park, there are over 30 miles of trails that range from easy to challenging. One of the most popular hikes is the Point Lookout Trail, which leads up some cliffs to over 1,400 feet above sea level, boasting breathtaking views of the nearby Cumberland Mountains and the Cherokee Reservoir below.

Exploring the City

When you rent an RV near Pigeon Forge, you'll be near some of the state's best attractions. Anybody looking for a fun family day out in Pigeon Forge should plan a trip to Dollywood, one of Tennessee's most popular attractions. This country music-themed amusement park is sure to be a welcome break from your nine-to-five routine. There are exciting rollercoasters, log flumes, and kid's rides to make sure there's something for everyone. Once you've enjoyed some of the rides, consider catching one of the musical shows, which range from Irish folk music to ballads.If you want to visit one of Tennessee's major cities, plan a trip to Knoxville. The city is full of exciting family-friendly excursions, and one of the best is Zoo Knoxville. This mid-sized zoo features over 800 animals, with many rare and exotic critters, including Malayan tigers, Aldabra giant tortoises, and red pandas. This zoo is also known for its conservation efforts and has won several awards for its breeding programs. If you want an unforgettable experience, you can book an animal encounter, where you can pet and feed some of the zoo's adorable critters, ride a camel, and much more.Knoxville is a beautiful city, and one of the best ways to see it is by visiting the Sunsphere. This tower stands at over 260 feet tall and was built as a symbol of the 1982 World's Fair. Visitors can climb the tower and learn more about the city on the fourth-floor observation deck, which features pictures from the World's Fair, as well as historical pictures of Knoxville. From the top of the tower, visitors will be able to enjoy 360-degree views of Knoxville's skyline and the surrounding area.


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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.