The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) continued its state-by-state look at improvements in the nation’s privately owned RV parks and campgrounds with a look this week at the state of Tennessee. Among the investments were the following:

  • Adventure Bound Camping Resort, Gatlinburg: This Great Smoky Mountains area park, whose amenities include a 500-foot waterslide and 14 cabin rentals, is spending $70,000 in swimming pool, water heating and other improvements this year.
  • Big Meadow Family Campground, Townsend: This 77-site park spent about $10,000 this year adding new playground equipment and re-landscaping the area around the park’s bathhouse. Other upgrades during the past two years include remodeling the bathhouse and adding deluxe supersites to better accommodate campers with big rigs.
  • Caney Creek RV Resort, Harriman: This park has spent $200,000 on 20 new deluxe campsites in their own section, boosting the park to 178 sites. Each new campsite has cement pads and 50-amp electrical service.
  • Deer Run RV Resort, Crossville: This 200-acre resort expects to invest about $45,000 in improvements this year. Major projects include re-surfacing the resort’s swimming pool and tennis courts, installing new wood flooring in its park model cabin rentals, expanding the park’s Wi-Fi service, upgrading electrical service in several areas of the park and adding another pavilion to the park’s chapel.
  • Misty River Cabins & RV Resort LLC, Wallard: This park has recently invested $15,000 in various upgrades, including a new concession stand with barbecued food and ice cream. The park also improved its Wi-Fi system and added safety improvements for its pool and hot tub.