We got up early and left about 7:40 AM. We headed west to Knoxville, TN. It was another sunny day! We arrived about 2 PM at the Dumplin Valley RV campground. It is located about 30 miles east of Knoxville on a farm that is not very far from Dollywood and Pigeon Forge. Every year in September, they host a Bluegrass festival. They have camping sites set up behind the barn and they rent them out throughout the year. The owners are very nice and hospitable. There was a nice breeze and the temperature was in the 80’s. There were not many campers there and the facilities were very basic but it was a beautiful location – very tranquil and peaceful.
We went to explore the area and found a Kroger and an Aldi close by. We picked up some groceries and fixed dinner. After dinner, we hiked up to the top of the mountain behind the farm. From there we could see the Great Smokey Mountains. Beautiful site!!!