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.
This campground is cute, clean, and close to great hiking spots! It’s on a lake. It has good amenities, and is friendly. IF you want to stay in the mountains and can’t always get that reservation in a great wooded private resort KOA can be counted on for a good, clean, spot. Even though it’s a chain, we are comfortable knowing that on last minute trips we can get a nice spot and have great service.
Friendly and busy place.
I loved this campground. The staff was super friendly and helpful. Beautiful sites on a lake with mountains in view. Very close to lots of sites like downtown Asheville and short drive to Pisgah National Forest and Cherokee reservation. Definitely recommend for tent and travel trailers.
I enjoy going to this KOA. We just got our first camper & this KOA was great. Our kids love being there, lots of extra stuff to do, even if the weather isn’t corporating. The place is very cleaned up & looked after & staff seem nice. Very family friendly.
After two days traveling along the glorious Blue Ridge Parkway, we settled in quite late at this KOA. Despite the torrential downpour, we had a lovely tent site, guarded by a canopy of trees that kept us dry as it rained all night long.
The Asheville East KOA is an interesting campground. Very much an RV park with tent sites and cabins, but it's nice because the Swannanoa river runs right by it. There is a nice pool, and the playground area may be a bit old, but there are plenty of kids who use it. I would only recommend camping here if you were looking to stay cheap and go into Asheville. It's not the best "outdoor" experience, but still nice!
Koa's aren't my favorite because of the insane prevalence of RV's and inefficient spacing. But if you have a smaller group/ vehicle and head towards the back, you can avoid most of the crowding. that being said, Koa's have solid amenities generally and the proximity to asheville is fine.