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.
We stayed at this campground in a 34' travel trailer for a week in June. As typical of a KOA, they shove you in there so you are very close to your neighbors. The stars of the park are the riverfront sites. They have a bit more room between sites and their "backyard" slopes down to the river where the fire pits are situated. However, when it rains a lot like it did when were here, the river rises. The sites are safe, but if you left chairs down by the fire ring you can kiss them good-bye. It is a resort so it comes with lots of amenities: playground, pool, bike/tube/cart rental, gaga ball pit, ladderball, cornhole, fishing dock on a stocked lake, and paddleboat rental. On the weekends they have a few events, such as ice cream socials and bingo. There is a game room that's ok and a store stocked with ice cream, candy, some essentials, and souvenirs. Although the staff isn't the friendliest in the world, the service they provide is outstanding. They escort you to your site, help you back in, come by to pick up your trash every morning, and are johnny on the spot with propane. The location is spot on, being a 15-minute drive from downtown Asheville and a 10-minute drive from the Blue Ridge Parkway. You are far enough away from the road to not hear a lot of road noise, however the train comes by every now and then and blows the horn. A couple of quirks: There a lot a ducks here! Expect them to come begging in your site. Drainage isn't that great so when it rains expect it to be muddy. The fire pits are metal and above ground (we didn't use ours because we didn't want to set fire to our neighbor's trailer - and it rained a lot). Oh, and the wifi is actually pretty good. I was pleasantly surprised, even with everyone shut inside with the rain. Overall, I was happy with the experience and would stay again.
Decided to take a last-minute trip for Memorial Day weekend- no sites available anywhere in Asheville. Fortunately we found this one and rolled with it. Got there after sunset and one of the KOA guides took us to our campsite. When we woke up this morning, we finally got to see just how beautiful the place is. It’s a simple, non-complicated campground with basic amenities that our kids have loved so far. Our favorite part is the creek that run through the entire campground… It really brings out the beauty of this hidden gem. My only gripe (and I know it’s not a huge deal) is the trailer park situated right by the fence that separates from the KOA. What would otherwise be a perfect campground is unfortunately situated right next to a residential community.
Perfect little stop in from cruising the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Very large sites and the staff are very helpful. A lot of activities for everyone to enjoy. The lake sites are beautiful.
First time staying in the area. Campgrounds were booked up for the weekend all around but this KOA had a spot in the workers section that they let us stay in. It was a very tight spot but the rest of the campsites, especially along the lake & river looked very nice. We came to the area to visit Biltmore & it was only about 10-15 drive there.
The staff is very friendly and helpful. The campground is clean and beautiful! It’s close to downtown Asheville and Black Mountain. Great place to bring kids and dogs!
Big, clean campground with great amenities such as a scenic walking path around the lake, pool, playground, clean and efficient bathhouses, hot breakfast options, nice camp store, etc. The cabin was perfect for a girls' weekend away. I was completely satisfied with my stay. I gave the campground 4 stars because a 5 would have to really put the wow factor into play. In summary, this campground provided a great camping experience.
Sites are close together, however there are lots of activities for the kids.
Full hook ups available, some with cable. The stream and lake are beautiful. Next time I will reserve a spot near the lake.
The location was great. Close to everything we wanted to do. We toured the Biltmore, slide down the sliding rock, and made some other stops in Pisgah National Forest. There is full hook ups so most people use the bathroom in their trailer. We used our toilet but chose to use the provided showers. They were older but clean. The ducks that wandered around were a bother. They pooped all over our carpet and other things. Other than that it was an average campground.
We’d say 2.5 if we could. It has its moments/spots, but this KOA is a meat market of sites piled on top of each other. The facilities are OK at best. There are some sections that are naturally nice, but this campground is centrally located and about the masses.