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You Can Discover the Joys of the Gatlinburg/Sevierville Area

…while saving money staying at River Plantation RV Park!

The River Plantation RV Park has a great centralized location: you’re right in Sevierville, which has lots going on itself, and you’re only 15 minutes from Gatlinburg. Sevierville is home to some top name brand outlet shopping (Lenox, Ralph Lauren, Polo, among others), a great river float trip, summer long baseball action thanks to the Tennessee’s Smokies, and an awesome aviation museum. And that’s just for starters.

There’s some caverns open to the public that are known for their walls of cave onyx; this just begs to be seen. Beautiful. Remarkable. You can take an hour-long walking tour of these caverns that at one point in time, Native Americans and Moonshiners used for hide outs and for protection. There’s even more for nature lovers in the area, and money saver lovers, if you like that.

Yep, if you want to keep your wallet closed for the day, visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park . It’s wonderful, and it’s free. As a matter of fact, it’s the only National Park that has no entry fee. You can take everyone hiking or fishing, or just pack up some sandwiches, drive in, and find a pretty place to picnic and rejoice in the gentle loveliness of the Smokies.

But, maybe you want less of nature and more of something along the line of…muscle cars? Sevierville boasts a museum of the “largest collection of muscle cars ever assembled!” If you burn out on the cars, there’s also a knife museum in town. And guess what? Keep that wallet closed. The knife museum is free, as well, and you can see and learn everything there is to know about knives, past, present, and future. Not free, but very affordable, are some inexpensive, short helicopter trips in the areas. The kids will love it. As they will the Gatlinburg action.

Only a 15 minute drive from the River Plantation RV Park, is Gatlinburg’s skyline and aerial tramway. Now we’re talking fun. Another fun source is Gatlinburg’s Ripley’s Aquarium and Museum. This is probably the most visited attraction in the area, and for good reason. Think “Ripley’s” and think “must see.” There’s a rumor there’s never been a bored kid walk through there.

For the outdoor conquests, Gatlinburg has a zipline tour that goes over downtown (wow!), tons of golf, hiking, fishing, Class 1V Whitewater rafting, downhill skiing (not summers), go-karts, horseback riding…you get the idea. But eventually, you’ll hear the call of your bed, and want to head home.

Back at River Plantation RV Park, you’ll rest easy among riverfront and various shady sites , two new pools and a hot tub, new basketball court and new playground, an arcade (if you don’t want to rest), fishing, and an outdoor pavilion.

You’ll find River Plantation RV Park in a lovely little valley bordered by the Little Pigeon River. The RV park is very, very close to the Smokies, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Townsend, and Knoxville, each with its own action. Contact River Plantation RV Park at or call them at 800-758-5 267 or 865-429-5267 for a fun and affordable great time.