Whether you're looking for a peaceful weekend in the mountains or an extended stay in western North Carolina, this KOA is the perfect choice. Head for the city sights of historic Asheville (just 14 minutes away) and tour the famous Biltmore House or shop at the brand-new outlet mall. Take a scenic drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway and enjoy the breathtaking views. Or you can hike one of the numerous trails to check out the views and even waterfalls. Perhaps you'd prefer to simply relax and stay at your campsite and fish in one of KOA's two lakes. Your kids will love tubing and splashing in the Swannanoa River, which winds its way through the middle of the campground. Other on-site activities include paddleboats, a swimming pool, volleyball, basketball, horseshoes and cornhole. Pool: May 6 - September 11. Max pull thru: 70 feet.
Staying at Asheville East KOA
This park was just beautiful. The kind of park you can hang out in all day and it feels like you’re on vacation. We loved waking up in the water.
The Asheville East KOA is well maintained and a nice place to stop if you're exploring Asheville. It's about 10 minutes east of downtown Asheville. The spots are really tight. They have been updating over the years, but could use a little more work.
Pluses: Nice river and lake Excellent WiFi Helpful staff for parking
Minuses: Bathrooms are yuck - need redone Campground is loud from frontage road and running parallel/below Highway I-40 AND train going by.
Beautiful little KOA with a large lake and river running through the center. Plenty of cabins as well. We stay here annually for a motorcycle rally and the staff really accommodates is well. Nice clean bathrooms and most have been recently remodeled.
We have a 25’ C and have stayed here 3-4 times, mostly in the A loop and we love it every time. The staff takes such great care of this place. Very clean restroom facilities. Strong wi-fi (free too) connection, for those of us that work from the road. Bike, kayak, canoe rentals for use on property. Not far from the adorable town of Black Mountain. And 20 mins to downtown Asheville. We will keep coming back!
In my experience as a full time RVer KOA's and there staff are typically very welcoming, accommodating and kind. However, this particular KOA is the exception to the rule. I've stayed here multiple times out of convenience, the staff has been consistently rude. I won't be making the mistake of staying here again when there are nicer campgrounds in the area.
We booked a little late here for our trip so our campsite was near the more residential campers with several just overnighters coming in and out beside us. Huge campground with a nice stream flowing through with ducks and geese and a pond. Lots of walking areas, some paved, most not so it can take a beating on a stroller. Extremely golf cart friendly. Beautiful landscaping and gardens maintained by a sweet lady for the managers/employee housing. Cabins scattered about. Playground doesn’t have a infant swing but is in great working condition. Lots for the kids to do including a small arcade. Staff overall were nice and accommodating. Easily accessible to grocery stores and a few restaurants. Laundry area is well maintained and sufficient. They even have rolling baskets to transport wet clothes to dryer and a waiting area if you wanted to read or book adventures while you wait. We traveled here in early fall/late summer (after Labor Day). Had we known the pool was still open, we would’ve taken advantage of that as well of course weather dependent.
We were on a site right on the river and loved access to sit on a float and sit - river was low but you could prob tube down a small portion of its high. Pool was nothing extravagant, god playground for all ages. Didn’t like the traffic noise or how tight the sites were but I’d go back for that river! May even try a lake site for easy fishing!
Fun family friendly campground. They have a pool, playground, store, air conditioned bathroom/bath houses. There is a river that runs through the camp that is fun to play or fish in. There is also a pond for fishing. We were in row D near the end and the bathrooms were a good ways away. Definitely suggest having a bike or something to make the trek each time a little quicker. Our view was amazing. I would definitely recommend this place. We will be back.
The campground is surprisingly pretty (especially the western end next to the lake and river), and well maintained, but it was just way too loud. Between the next door mobile home park with dogs barking ALL night, to the train, to the busy road with emergency vehicles and jake brakes, I slept awful even with ear plugs in our tent. Also, our section had some college aged kids who were really loud till 2:00 AM one night with no quite hours enforcement, I wanted to love it due to the natural scenery but the sleeping issues really put a damper on an otherwise great campground.