Cherokee Landing is a remote Thousand Trails campground located in Saulsbury, TN. The campground is roughly thirty minutes from any grocery store, so plan to pack plenty of sustenance.
We spent a ton of time exploring the property. The campground has its own lake, old school playground, and giant pool. The park was rather vacant; the kids had a blast exploring all the nearby sites. For the majority of our stay, the pool was completely empty as well, which provided the perfect opportunity to stay socially distanced.
The kiddos learned some major life lessons on this campground.
Colten discovered the effects of Poison Ivy. For some odd reason, he decided to take a rounded stick and beat some Ivy leaves against the tree it was growing against, which caused the leaves to secrete oil. He then took the stick and placed it in his shirt behind his back, pretending it was a sheath for his sword (the stick.) We told him it was Poison Ivy, but hey, what do parents know anyways... The next day, he had a rash from his neck all the way down his abdomen. Thankfully, we were able to video conference with a pediatrician to find a remedy. The itchiness and sores were gone about a week later, but I'm sure he'll remember the experience forever. Maybe next time, he will listen to his father.
Katie took some time at this site to learn how to do laundry. She is now quite the laundry pro! I swear the girl loves our little portable washer and spinner! She could probably manage the whole household if I stepped away for a few moments.
Speaking of laundry, if you venture to Cherokee Landing, I would not recommend using the laundry facilities. While the cost per machine is only one dollar, the dryers do not work at all.