We are proud of our 2016 Good Sam ranking of 10/10*/10.

We are excited to say that we are the only perfect rated park in the Smoky Mountains; there are only three such rated parks in North Carolina and none in Georgia. We are known for our friendly staff and panoramic views of the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina.

We strive to make your camping experience as great as we can. There is nothing too small or large to ask of us.

We are big-rig friendly, motorcycle-friendly and welcome rally groups.




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Those with military service will recognize these words which signify a change of personnel. After four wonderful years owning the Great Outdoors RV Resort, Mary and Ron are changing gears to enjoy retirement. We want to thank all of our great guests who have supported the park and, especially, the many of you who were so compassionate during Mary’s illness. Your patronage, recommendations, and great reviews helped us to build a successful, thriving business. We also thank our top-notch staff, who always go above and beyond the call of duty to make the park a 10-10-10. We never knew that volunteer work campers could be so committed. Not only have they kept the park at its best, but they were all dedicated to making our guests enjoy the camping experience to the max. Our reviews always mention the staff. Thank you to all of the guys and gals who have been with us for the last five years.

It is bittersweet leaving. We wanted the resort to be in good hands, and are pleased that the new owners, Polly and Mike Gamblin, will be on premises and active in the business. Polly and Mike are moving to Franklin from Orange, Texas. Unlike Mary and Ron, who have never ridden in an RV let alone camped in one, Mike and Polly and experienced campers with their own Motor Coach. They are looking forward to continuing to bring the guests of the Great Outdoors RV Resort the finest camping experience in the Smoky Mountains! We hope you will plan on visiting them and see how God is going to use them!