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A new campground and vacation destination has opened at the former site of Tremont Outdoor Resort in Townsend, Tenn.

Owners Carmen and Brad Simpher, and Chelly and Kevin Clayton, the CEO of Blount County-based Clayton Homes, cut the ribbon Friday (April 27) on Little Arrow Outdoor Resort, according to The Daily Times.

The family-owned resort offers more than 80 RV sites, 26 cabins, nine Clayton park model RVs, four modern “glamping” tents and a variety of amenities, including a playground, pool, coffee lounge, general store, laundry services and access to Little River and Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Kevin Clayton, who’s been vacationing in Townsend with his family for the past 15 years, said his wife Chelly saw the property was up for auction about three months ago and the two eagerly made a bid.

“It’s almost comical how much had to happen in three months,” he said during Friday’s grand opening event. “I really think this was meant to be.”

Clayton said the mission is “to create a unique place for people to enjoy the outdoors,” while also boosting Townsend’s tourism.

In addition to its current amenities, Clayton told The Daily Times that plans are in place for a dog park, squirrel obstacle course and a larger pavilion that can act as a meeting facility for various events.

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