THE GREAT OUTDOORS RV RESORT at FRANKLIN, NC
THE GREAT OUTDOORS RV RESORT at FRANKLIN, NC
THE GREAT OUTDOORS RV RESORT at FRANKLIN, NC
THE GREAT OUTDOORS RV RESORT at FRANKLIN, NC
THE GREAT OUTDOORS RV RESORT at FRANKLIN, NC
THE GREAT OUTDOORS RV RESORT at FRANKLIN, NC

The Great Outdoors RV Resort

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321 Thumpers Trail
Franklin, NC 28734

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Facility

10

Restrooms

10

Appeal

10

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The three-number rating that accompanies each campground listing in the directory gives readers an at-a-glance assessment of a campground's amenities, cleanliness and environment.

How to read the Good Sam Rating 10/10 /10.
All three ratings categories are measured on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the best.Less than 1 percent of parks or campgrounds receive the coveted 10 / 10 / 10 rating, which indicates superior facilities that are well maintained, clean, well-appointed restrooms and a highly appealing appearance.Campgrounds are inspected annually by dedicated RVers like you.

Completeness of facilities

10 / 10 / 10
The first campground rating evaluates completeness and quality of facilities.In this category we rate interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance.

Cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms and showers

10 / 10 / 10
The second rating category concerns the cleanliness and physical characteristics of toilets, walls, showers, sinks/counters/mirrors and floor. If a park achieves a full point in each of the above, it receives a star (), indicating exceptionally clean restrooms.

Also rated are physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.

Visual Appeal and Environmental Quality

10 / 10 / 10

This category addresses the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS IN WESTERN NC
Park is surrounded by the Great Smokies & Blue Ridge Parkway. We are conveniently located off HWY 441, about 2 hours north of Atlanta or 1 hour south of Asheville, close to Cherokee. Big Rig EZ access & spectacular sunsets!

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Card(s) Accepted:
Debit, Discover, Visa, Master Card
Last Year's Rate:
$43.95
Season:
Open All Year

Facility

Type (RV Park)
Partial Handicap Access
Emergency Phone

Policies

Pets Welcome
Pet Restrictions
Pet Restriction on Breed
No Tents

Sites

Spaces Available (63)
All-Weather Sites (63)
30 Amp
50 Amp
Shaded (Some)
Big Rig Sites
Full Hookups (63)
Max Amps (50)
Back-ins (35 x 60)
Room for Slideouts (Yes)
Patios
Table at Site
Trash Pickup at Site

Rentals

Cabin/Cottage Rentals (3)

Internet

WiFi at Overnite Sites
WiFi at Park
WiFi at Park Supports Mobile Devices
2 Devices supported per Overnite Site
63 Sites with WiFi

Recreational Facilities

Swimming Pool
Swimming
Rec Hall
Game Room
Planned Activities
Exercise Room

Other Amenities & Services

Road Condition (Good)
Road Type (Paved)
Restroom and Showers
Laundry
RV Supplies
Metered LP Gas
Firewood
Ice
Groceries
Escort to Site
Cable
Self-Service RV Wash
Onsite Rentals (3)
Restrooms

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The Great Outdoors RV Resort
Avg Rating 4.71 The Great Outdoors RV Resort (7) Reviews
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interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance...
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cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
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the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.
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Date of Stay: November, 2015
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Clean, comfortable, and quiet. The staff and the owner were friendly and helpful. Every amenity was clean and well cared fot.
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Date of Stay: July, 2015
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Grounds are very well kept, owners and staff were very very friendly and were very helpful in giving us good routes for our motorcycles. Restrooms are very clean and the pool area is nice. We were there for 10 days and would stay there again. Enjoyed the Saturday night bonfire they have too!!
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Date of Stay: June, 2016
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Definitely a '10' across the board. Staff and campers were very friendly. Facilities clean and well maintained. We always saw someone working on the landscape, cleaning restroom/bath facilities. Pool in excellent condition. Don't have one complaint.
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Date of Stay: May, 2016
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It was our first trip with our travel trailer. The people that we meet were very nice and helpful. The man that lead us to our site helped us back up into the site and then helped us hook up to the sewer, water, and cable. The man that was staying next to us also worked there and he helped my husband with the water heater. We enjoyed staying there.
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Date of Stay: September, 2016
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Sites were close together and too short for some tow vehicles to park any way but sideways to the road. Fortunately, a staff person helped us back in. They will not reserve a specific spot for you so you get what they want you to have. Great views if your lucky enough to get a site where you can see them.
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Date of Stay: August, 2016
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Great Outdoors was clean and well laid out. Staff was very very helpful and friendly. Sites were flat gravel with a nice grassy area between each site. Picnic table also at each site. Restrooms, pool area and grounds were very clean. Staff was always picking up, cutting grass, etc. during our 7 day stay. This campground requires your rig be self contained so there were no tent sites, etc.

We travel with motorcycles in our toy hauler and Great Outdoors is motorcycle friendly. Bikes were unloaded and parked right in front of our 5th wheel toy hauler. Parking the TV there also was tight but it fit in our site.

Easy to find and very convenient to all the motorcycle roads in Western NC that we wanted to ride; Moonshiner 28, Tail of Dragon, Cherohalo, etc. Franklin, NC was 6 miles away and had anything you would need; shopping, groceries, great restaurants, etc.

The campers seemed to split between longer term and short term. Everyone was very friendly and helpful.

We will be back next year for at least another week.
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Date of Stay: June, 2016
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The staff was friendly and helpful. The facilities were immaculate. Th.e pool was warm and inviting. A great place to visit.
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Directions

N-bnd: From Jct of US 64 & US 441/23: Go N 6.2 mi on US 441 to Echo Valley Rd, W 200 ft (R); or S-bnd: From Jct of US 74 & US 23/441 (Exit 81A): Go S 13.8 mi on US 23/441 to Echo Valley Rd, W 200 ft (R)