Pride RV Resort Campground Review – Maggie Valley, NC

We stayed at Pride RV Resort so we could visit Smoky Mountain National Park and some of the Blue Ridge Parkway in the summer of 2018. If you’ve not visited this part of the country, you’re truly missing out! The lush green trees and foliage throughout the Smoky Mountains is something to be seen. Come check out our review of Pride RV Resort.

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Location: 4394 Jonathan Creek Road, Waynesville, NC 28785  
Phone: 800-926-8191 or 828-926-1645
Date(s) Stayed: 6/18/18-6/20/18
Length of Stay: 2
Site #: #C-10  Pull-Through
Cost per night (with taxes):  $23/night
Discount Used: Passport America
Connections: FHU 
Stars: 3.50

Check In Time: 12:00 pm
Check Out Time: 11:30 am

Pride RV Resort:

From their website:

RVing in the Great Smoky Mountains just doesn’t get any better than this. The spectacular natural and man-made offerings that span North Carolina into Tennessee can be charted on any handy map—or the latest GPS device—and you’ll find Pride Resort right along your way. In fact, Maggie Valley is nature’s resting spot—the place to take a step back and look all around at the splendor of this beautiful area. We’re looking forward to your arrival. With 150 full-service pull-through RV sites, Pride Resort welcomes  guests who visit in RVs of virtually any size.


From I-40, take Exit 20, and go one mile south on US 276.

GPS: 35.583339, -83.011519

Pride RV Resort Driving Times from Major Locations:

  • Charlotte, NC – 160 miles/2.5 hours
  • Nashville, TN – 265 miles/4.5 hours
  • Roanoke, VA – 278 miles/4.5 hours
  • Myrtle Beach, SC – 324 miles/5.5 hours
  • Birmingham, AL – 342 miles/5.5 hours
  • Columbus, OH – 442 miles/7.5 hours
  • Memphis, TN – 476 miles/7.5 hours
  • Orlando, FL – 606 miles/10 hours
  • New York, NY- 731 miles/11.75 hours
  • Albany, NY – 848 miles/13.75 hours
  • Boston, MA – 946 miles/15.25 hours

About Pride RV Resort…

Per Passport America:

141 total RV sites, can accommodate RV’s up to 45ft, 30/50-amp, Cable TV, dump station, full and partial hook-ups, tents, chapel, FREE Wi-Fi, restrooms/showers, laundry facilities, swimming pool, hot tub, fire rings, fishing, stocked fishing pond, enclosed pavilion, hiking, horseshoes, ping pong, shuffleboard, corn hole, mini-golf, playground, picnic area, propane, ice, Cabins, Park Models, and large activity hall with two fireplaces, large stage, custom sound, and floating hardwood floor (ideal for weddings- available for group functions – call for details).

Check In…

We arrived right at Pride RV Resort after at 3:05 pm. We temporarily parked our RV in front of the office cabin to check in. Greeted by a very friendly staff, we were presented with our welcome packet with rules and park map. Our check-in experience was a bit confusing.

We were originally assigned site #F10 when we made our telephone reservation. But upon checking in, we were reassigned #C10 because the person making our reservation slotted us for a higher priced site incorrectly. It worked out in our favor though. The former #F10 had a raised concrete patio that would have made parking even more of a challenge as to not scrape our tires maneuvering into our site. It also would have caused us to extend our leveling system to its highest as to accommodate our RV steps.


The very narrow roadway was gravel as were the sites themselves. We had to use leveling blocks.

This is one of those RV park/resorts where RVs are awning-to-awning; very tight with little to no personal space or RV real estate. We could not extend our awnings because of a huge tree in our site which did shade our RV quite nicely though.

This is not a big rig friendly (over 40′ with truck) unless you rent their premium sites. There was barely enough room to park our dually truck.

If anything, these sites were okay for transients for a night or two; which we were.


We didn’t use any of the ammenities however, we checked them out for this review. The laundry was clean with lots of toploading washing and dryers; washers on the left with big commercial dryers to the right. There was a good sized folding table . They could stand to facilitate or relocated it to a larger  room. With 3 other guests in there, it was a little tight sharing the folding table and moving around.

Here are their ammenites:

  • Cable Hook-ups for RV Sites
  • Open Clubhouse
  • Pristine Swimming Pool
  • Seasonal Hot Tub
  • Onsite Wi-Fi
  • Laundromat Onsite
  • Dump Station
  • Linen Service Available
  • Open-Air Pavilion
  • Youth Playground
  • Pride Fellowship Center (3,000 sq. ft.)
  • 18 Hole Miniature Golf
  • Basketball Goal
  • Children’s Fishing Pond
  • Fly-Fishing in Jonathan Creek
  • Horse Shoes Court
  • Corn Hole
  • Covered Shuffle Board Court
  • Nature Trails
  • Stocked Fishing Pond-Catch and Release
  • Special Events & Entertainment
  • Recreational Activities (Seasonal)
  • Saturday Night Live Entertainment
  • Non-Denominational Sunday Morning Church Services
  • Tuesday Night Mainstream Square Dancing (May through October)

Nearby Attractions:

Ghost Town in the Sky – 15 Minute Drive

Cherokee, NC – 30 minutes – Mingo Falls, Museum of the Cherokee Indian, Cherokee Indian Reservation, Harrah’s Resort and Casino Cherokee

Asheville, North Carolina -30 Minute Drive –  Area Breweries, The Biltmore House, Vineyards and Seasonal Concerts, The Grove Park Inn, World Class Golf, Art and Craft Galleries

Gatlinburg, Tennessee – 1 Hour, 30 Minute Drive –  Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Ober Gatlinburg Chairlifts, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Hollywood Star Cars Museum

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee – 2 Hour Drive – Dollywood, Titanic Museum, Smoky Mountain Opry, Arcade City at The Island

Thumbs up or thumbs down…

Pride RV Resort is very organized, and well managed. The grounds were tidy and facilities are clean.

However, the sites and roadways throughout the park are tight and narrow making navigation and parking challenging for big rigs. We should not have to ask the neighbors across the street to move their vehicle just to park or pull out. Also, Pride RV Resort is located right off the highway meaning there’s lots of road noise.

Because of the jam-packed, sardine feel, we would not stay here again even with the Passport America discount. It’s not our idea of “RV Resort”. All the amenities in the world would not supersede the lack of space to enjoy a comfortable stay.

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