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

How to Read Good Sam Directory Ratings

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.

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Card(s) Accepted:
Debit, Discover, Visa, Master Card
Last Year's Rate:
$48.95 to $54.95
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
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 4.62 The Great Outdoors RV Resort (13) 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: 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: 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: 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: October, 2017
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The sites are very generous and the owners and staff extremely friendly and helpful. We will absolutely be back
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Date of Stay: August, 2017
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Staff was friendly and outgoing. Escorted up to our site, assisted us in backing in and made sure we were good to go before leaving. There are quite a few folks staying for 3-4 months during the summer, but they welcomed us right in, we made new friends and they gave us excellent information on dining in the area as well as things to do. The campground was nicely maintained, the bathrooms near the pool were the cleanest I've ever seen in a campground. The pool was great, and was kept clean the whole time we were there for a week. The lower sites are good if you want more shade, the upper sites offer more sun and views of the surrounding mountains. Make sure to sit on the deck outside the clubhouse in the evenings to watch the sun slip behind the mountains.
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Date of Stay: July, 2017
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We were disappointed in this campground as it was given Sam's highest rating. The spaces were extremely small and it was not friendly and welcoming. Upon our arrival we needed propane (which they advertised was available) only to be told there were out but didn't realize it. This was more like a homeowner association with the majority of sites being occupied by long-term residents vs. 'campers'.
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Date of Stay: August, 2017
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My husband and I stayed at this park for a month August 2017. The park is impeccably maintained. The pool was very refreshing on the hot North Carolina days. Restrooms/showers are roomy and clean. The owners are wonderful to work with. They go above and beyond to make your stay enjoyable. Will definitely return on our next visit.
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Date of Stay: July, 2017
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By far this is an excellent RV park. The owners and staff were friendly, pleasant and helpful. They help in assisting you to and backing into your site. The park has very clean restroom/baths, laundry facilities, and beautiful landscaping that’s well maintained. The pool area was in excellent condition. We stayed here for a week and have no issues in recommending this RV Park and will be staying here again.
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Date of Stay: July, 2017
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Owners of campground live on site, very friendly. Had small store for quick purchase of stuff. Owner escorted us to our site and helped my back in to site. I did have to use one leveling block to level camper side to side but not a very big deal. He explained all power, sewer and water connections before he left. The lower sites have better shade for the days, upper sites on the hill are good but not as shady. Wifi was great and about 50 HD TV channels. Nice are to walk around. Did have laundry and pool but did not use them. I paid $10 to wash our camper, it was worth it. Gravel lots but no pull thru. Over all a great place to relax and do nothing, that is what camping is all about, this place is great to do just that. Will bring a fire ring to your site but we did not use one. We will return here, it is only an hour from our house.
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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)