I think I’ll just stay in Tennessee forever. Do we have to go home? Duvall in the Smokies RV Campground has made us feel welcomed, loved, and right at home. If you’re looking for a place to park your RV around the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg area for a few days, I highly recommend checking out this quaint little spot in Sevierville, TN.
New here? You may find some of our other Tennessee campground reviews helpful:
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- Travel Tennessee: Great Smoky Mountains National Park Cosby Campground
- Travel Tennessee: Cherokee Dam Campground
- Travel Tennessee: Overnighting at the Fairgrounds Nashville
Duvall in the Smokies: Location
Despite being located on one of the main thoroughfares in Sevierville, this campground is hidden away from all of the hustle and bustle. Just 20 minutes off I-40 and 12 minutes from Dollywood, this small, quiet little gem of a campground can be found right off Dolly Parton Pkwy next to the Little Pigeon River.
As you pull up to the stoplight where the GPS says to enter the campground, all you see is a gas station. I thought Brent was just turning so he could fill up with gas first. But down the little hill behind the gas station lies this cute little western themed family campground. Seriously, y’all…the decor is ADORABLE!
Duvall in the Smokies is a fully fenced and gated RV campground. They pride themselves on being a safe place for everyone, especially children.
Being family owned and operated, you may be greeted with a warm welcome right as you enter the gate. They give you specific instructions on where to park to get checked in, give you a huge stack of brochures and discounts for area activities, and help you right into your campsite if you need it. Leon, the owner, even gave us a quick tour of our campsite features. How sweet is that?
Duvall in the Smokies: Fees and Campsites
This campground has about 30 campsites that will accommodate RVs up to 45′ in length. Campsites are fully paved and have full hookups, picnic tables with shade umbrellas, grills, and fire rings. Nightly rates range from $40-$50/night for a 2 person occupancy, and there is an additional charge of $3/night per additional person over the age of 5.
If you like quite a bit of space between you and your neighbor, this may not be the campground for you. Campsites are fairly close to each other but would be great if you were having a family gathering or meeting up with friends for a long weekend. This is a picture of campsite #26 where we are staying, as well as a view out our window that shows how close we are to our neighbor.
Duvall in the Smokies: Campground Facilities
I usually like to review the bathhouses in my posts, but FULL HOOKUPS y’all! Plus I’m doing laundry and we are spending a lot of time doing things around Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. So I think I might skip the bathhouse at this campground. As clean and cute as this campground is, I have no doubt that the bathhouse is anything less than amazing.
And speaking of doing laundry…
…THE HONOR SYSTEM!!! When I was seeing patients in my chiropractic office, my fee system was based on the honor system. I just love that they have a similar philosophy! How can you not love that?
And while I’m throwing in pictures, here are more of this darling little campground:
Duvall in the Smokies also offers free wifi and cable, an area to fill up with propane or exchange tanks, and a covered wagon filled with firewood that’s available for purchase.
Duvall in the Smokies: Things To Do
Obviously, there are plenty of activities around the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg areas, but this campground has so much to do right inside its own fences. With the Little Pigeon River right along the back of the property, you can take your fishing rods right down on the bank and do some fishing or grab a kayak for 2 hours of free kayaking. Want to relax? Find one of the hammocks along the river and just hang out for a bit while the kids swing on the tree swings.
There are lots of activities available in the evenings as well. Head over to the Mountain Gathering Place near the office and watch TV while rocking in the rocking chairs. Want to play some games? They have horseshoes and cornhole located right next to the Mountain Gathering Place as well.
My kids really enjoy the nighttime barrel ride through the campground…even some teenagers get in on this one.
We have really been enjoying our time here. We have felt so safe and welcome and look forward to a return trip soon. After all, they’ve invited us back!