Tom and Maggie Stover
When Maggie’s brother and his young family saw our pictures from that 2010 trip, they decided to make a summer 2011 trip to Hartford and go river rafting as well. We were excited to help set up the trip and knew we had to stay in the Fox Fire cabins again. When we contacted Reece @ Fox Fire about the rental we were so please to hear him say he had remembered (in a positive way) our family from the previous summer. He was happy to know we were returning for another stay. With a larger group this time, we were fortunate Reece had a second cabin available also. It worked out perfectly with a shared picnic area between the cabins with gas grill, charcoal grill and a fire pit. We spent our days rafting, fishing, hiking up the mountains to watch a beautiful sunset and hanging out in the clear, cold mountain stream at Midnight Hole at a park on the border with North Carolina. There was nothing better after our busy days than returning to our cabins with air, cooking out, laughing and enjoying being together with family. Thank you, Reece, for making it all possible with your fabulous Fox Fire Riverside Campgrounds!
Jackie and James Ericson
My teen son and I stayed at Foxfire Campgrounds in July 2014 and we were amazed with the incredible cabin. It had every convenience available, roomy, so homey and in a beautiful location. Not only was the price unbeatable (hotel rooms are a huge rip-off compared to this!) but it was the perfect location for the events my son and I wanted to enjoy - whitewater rafting and ziplining. We literally could walk to the various businesses offering these outdoor activities. Since Foxfire Campgrounds is located on the river, I would encourage bringing a fishing pole and tubes/kayaks/etc! The owner of campsite was wonderful to talk to on the phone and in person. I would rate our experience OUTSTANDING!
Daniel and Tonia Bratcher Family
Reece, I just wanted to thank you for being so accommodating. Just like you said, Fox Fire is truly beautiful and a great place to be. Your location worked out great for my family. With my daughter, her husband and our two grandchildren living in Aiken, S.C. and the rest of us living in Louisville Ky. neither one of us have to drive a long distance to meet at your campground and stay a few days. We loved tent camping on the river while my daughter and her husband and children got to stay in the cabin. We also had a blast whitewater rafting and the zip line was also a rush, not to mention the great fishing! I told my wife when we were pulling out of your driveway, "I miss this place already." She said," We'll be back next year", I can't wait that long... See you in October when the leaves are in full color.
Larry and Jennifer T.
We were in the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area wanting to raft and zipline and found out the rafting guide companies there actually take all their customers by bus to Hartford (about an hour away) to raft the Pigeon River. So, we decided to head to Hartford to stay. Fox Fire Riverside Campground is basically on the part of the river that separates the upper from the lower part of the river that’s rafted (the upper river is for the more adventurous, while the lower is for the younger and/or less daring) and they have a rafting company RIGHT THERE on site. So this is a great campground for a family that will be floating both the upper and lower river. The RV area is great for people who like spacious and well maintained sites… and the natural tent sites are located right down on the river in a beautiful wooded area.
PLUS Fox Fire Riverside Campground is located right next door to a super fun zip-lining tour (Canopy River Tours) that “zips” you over the Pigeon river (twice) and is also next to multiple other rafting/kayaking companies (if you choose to go off site). We also found the “downtown” area (which is simply the I-40 exit corner, haha), and also very nearby, to be full of pleasant surprises. The restaurant on the river has the best outdoor seating view of the river and the BP station/restaurant across the street has great food & service too (try the cheeseburgers or the ribs). The energy of the area on rafting days makes one want to just hang out for no reason at all other than to be part of it.
We originally planned on staying for a day or 2, and ended up staying 10. Everyone in the area is SUPER friendly, but the icing on the cake was the camp host/owner Reece and his wife Debbie. We wanted to tuck them nicely into one of our storage bins and take them home with us.
Thanks guys for a lovely place to stay… a campground that makes you feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere, yet right in the middle of it all!
Our family made their first trip to Fox Fire Riverside Campground in July of 2010. We were visiting the area because our youngest daughter is a whitewater river rafting guide in the area. Our two other daughters and their husbands also met up with us there. Although it was hot & muggy in Tennessee at that time, we had chosen to stay in one of the camp’s brand new cabins with air conditioning! Our cabin was well built, nicely outfitted and very clean. So after rafting, swimming and hiking everyday, it was always so nice to come back to such a “cool” place to stay. Located right on the Pigeon River, the comfortable surroundings at Fox Fire Riverside Campground made our time there one of our best family vacations ever!
Mike and Melissa Rutter
Reece, we camp all the time and we totally fell in love with your campground. We will be back again and again. Thank you.
I want to thank you both for such a beautiful relaxing place to stay. The only complaint I have is having to leave. The cabins are beautiful, the whole place is just so peaceful and relaxing. We will be seeing you again!
Foxfire Campground is my absolute favorite vacation destination! I enjoy the serenity and peacefulness of the area and meeting new people each time I visit. The cabins are immaculate and beautifully decorated. Reece and Debbie have outdone themselves and always make a great effort to ensure every stay feels like my home away home. Whether camping with my family or a weekend getaway with the girls, I always leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. I will continue to visit every chance I get!