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Florida Couple Builds Campground Near Hawkins County Line

A Florida couple looking to retire on vacation while still making money plans to open a new campground on a man-made lake close to the Hawkins County line in Greene County (Tennessee).

As per a report, Darrin and Jennifer Waldkoetter fell in love with the area.

The Mammoth Ridge RV Park and Campground is located at 12300 Lonesome Pine Trail, about 1.5 miles north of I-81 exit 30 in Greene County.

Darrin and an excavator operator dug into the lake, hitting several springs during the digging process to keep it full.

It will feature a white sand beach along the lake, paddle boats, kayaks, volleyball, sand toys for the kids, beach lounge chairs and umbrellas, a dog park, and a gaga-ball court.

Around the lake, there will be a 3/4 mile walking trail, and it will also be stocked for fishing.

There’s an island in the middle part of the lake with a golf green for hole-in-one competitions.

The camp store will have a game room, laundry facilities, camping supplies, and a bathhouse.

The campground will be home to 77 RV sites, and 47 of them will surround the lake. The lakeside sites will have full hookups.

The back sites will be electric and water only until later this year, when half of the campground’s innovative, eco-friendly septic treatment system is completed.

They plan to open later this spring.

“We don’t want to be multi-millionaires,” Darrin said. “We just want to live happily. People come by and say, you ought to build it and sell it. Well, I put my heart and soul into this, and we think it’s going to be cool. Coming to work, it won’t be like working — watching people enjoy themselves and kids having fun.”

He added, “We want to be happy. I was happy at work, but when you’ve done something 25 years managing people — I figured I can manage them a little easier if they’re on vacation.”

This story originally appeared on The Rogersville Review.

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Thomas Lopez
Thomas Lopez
April 8, 2024 10:28 pm

The Mammoth Ridge RV Park and Campground sounds like a dream! I love the idea of exploring nature trails and joining in on community events focused on environmental awareness. Can’t wait to experience it all!

Brian Wood
Brian Wood
April 16, 2024 1:03 am
Reply to  Thomas Lopez

It’s fantastic when campgrounds offer a variety of activities. Exploring nature trails and participating in eco-friendly events can truly enhance the camping experience. It’s a great way to connect with nature and like-minded individuals. Can’t wait for you to enjoy it all!

Xena Night
Xena Night
April 15, 2024 7:40 pm

Get ready to immerse yourself in paradise at Mammoth Ridge RV Park! Darrin and Jennifer are turning dreams into reality with 77 scenic RV sites and awesome activities 🏞️. Let’s make unforgettable memories! 😊

April 30, 2024 7:16 am

Isn’t it cool how Darrin and Jennifer Waldkoetter have put their all into creating a camping paradise at Mammoth Ridge RV Park? I can’t wait to experience their attention to detail firsthand!


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