Adventure Bound Resort in Gatlinburg, Tenn., was named large Tennessee Campground-of-the-Year by members of the Tennessee Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (TNARVC). The campground was so recognized for its accomplishments in campground operations, marketing, management and industry unity.

Adventure Bound offers 207 camping sites just minutes from downtown Gatlinburg. The campground is owned by H. Wayne Klekamp Inc. and operated by Donna Williams.

“This award is a big honor for the staff and I, it validates the hard work we have put into the park over the past several years,” Williams said in a news release. “We are proud to represent camping and campgrounds in Tennessee.”

She continued, “We continue to work on all areas of the park; it’s a work in progress… if anything this award will push us harder to make the park better each year. There are always going to be bumps along the way, it’s how we work through them that counts and this past season was quite a challenge! But we came away from it with resort-wide improvements including, an amazing Inflatable Fun Zone area for the kids.”

TNARVC is composed of nearly 60 private campgrounds across the state. Its mission is “to serve the special needs of RV parks and campgrounds in Tennessee and provide the public with the highest quality camping experience.”