The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) continued its state-by-state look at improvements in the nation’s privately owned RV parks and campgrounds with a look this week at the state of Tennessee. Among the investments were the following: 

  • Adventure Bound Camping Resort, Gatlinburg: This Great Smoky Mountains area-park, whose amenities include a 500-foot waterslide and 14 cabin rentals, is spending $70,000 in swimming pool, water heating and other improvements this year. 
  • Big Meadow Family Campground, Townsend: This 77-site park spent about $10,000 this year adding new playground equipment and landscaping the area around the park’s bathhouse. Other upgrades during the past two years include remodeling the bathhouse and adding deluxe supersites to better accommodate campers with big rigs. 
  • Caney Creek RV Resort, Harriman: This park has spent $200,000 on 20 new deluxe campsites in their own section, boosting the park to 178 sites. Each new campsite has cement pads and 50-amp electrical service. 
  • Deer Run RV Resort, Crossville: This 200-acre resort expects to invest about $45,000 in improvements this year. Major projects include resurfacing the resort’s swimming pool and tennis courts, installing new wood flooring in its park- model cabin rentals, expanding the park’s Wi-Fi service, upgrading electrical service in several areas and adding another pavilion to the chapel. 
  • Misty River Cabins & RV Resort LLC, Wallard: This park has recently invested $15,000 in various upgrades, including a new concession stand, and upgrades to  its Wi-Fi system and safety improvements for its pool and hot tub.