207-acre, $18 million resort is coming to Dandridge

The developer and owner of Forest Grove RV Resort wants to make Jefferson County a premier vacation spot in Tennessee.

DANDRIDGE, Tenn. – A 207-acre, $18 million RV resort, Forest Grove RV Resort is coming to Dandridge in the fall of 2022.

“I looked in three counties,” said developer Tim Hine. “And I tried to do something in Sevier County a year and a half ago, but Sevier County wouldn’t have it.”

Forest Grove’s future home is on Harbin Road, right off Interstate-40 in Jefferson County.

The Jefferson County Planning Commission unanimously approved Hine’s plans for the park in December 2021.

Forest Grove will have 500 RV spaces, 100 rental cabins, 4 bathhouses and an indoor cafe.

Hine adds that there are plans for a water park, a catch-and-release fishing pond, a 50′ x 80′ dog park, basketball and volleyball courts, and a boardwalk. nature 3 miles around the resort, all for $18 million.

“When you get into a project like this, it’s either you’re all into it or you’re all out and I wanted to be all in,” he said. “That’s why I decided to do it – make it a lump sum and go for it.”

Forest Grove RV Resort will also provide cable and WiFi at each campsite.

Hine added that there will be a two-night minimum stay to avoid traffic in the park.

Hine served for the US Marine Corps in Vietnam and wants to give back to first responders and the military by offering a 20% discount.

Forest Grove RV Park will open in the fall of 2022.

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