Standard (tent/RV)
Dispersed
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Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Crabtree Falls Campground - Blue Ridge Parkway
Price
$10.00 - $20.00
Operator
National Park Service
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Toilets
Trash Available
Location
Crabtree Falls Campground - Blue Ridge Parkway is located in Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina
Latitude
35.815 N
Longitude
-82.146 W
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5 Reviews of Crabtree Falls Campground - Blue Ridge Parkway
Cool but spooky

The best part of this campground is Crabtree Falls. It's absolutely beautiful and there is plenty of room to picnic on a rock and swing in a hammock near by. The sites are large and many are very private. On that note, I have never heard as much animal activity outside my tent as I did camping here. It sounded like something, perhaps a fox or coyote, was hunting mice in the leaves right next to my tent.

Moderate Trail to Spectacular Views

This campground and trail is located off of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

We decided to do the loop, rather than hiking back up the rocky path after the kids were tired from playing in the water. The trial was easier on the second half of the loop, as it was dirt rather than rock.

Overall, the view of the waterfall is mesmerizing! And a nice breaking spot for the loop distance.

A True Hidden Gem!

This campground is beautiful, peaceful, and scenic! If you are looking for somewhere that isn't super crowded but has a lot to offer at a great price, this is it! Located on the beautiful Blue Ridge Park in between Little Switzerland and Craggy Gardens/Mt Mitchell area at Milepost 339.5. Far enough away to be in nature and Crabtree Falls but also around 20ish minutes to a Walmart and other great stuff. RV sites, tent sites, flushing toilets, fire rings, picnic tables, clean bathrooms, etc. National Park Service operated campground as well which is a plus. Had a great time,we  will be back!

Brp Mile Marker 339.5/Aka Crabtree Meadows Campground

Nice, quaint campground off the BRP, near Little Switzerland {which offers the lovely Little Switzerland Cafe, open 11am to 4pm, with an adjacent general store, next to that is a cool eclectic bookstore with art, coffee & treats.}

Campground is non electric, no showers - flush toilets. The bathroom is usually rather unkempt - but tolerable.

Rv loop, tent loop - one car per tent sight. Extra cars must park in the overflow.

There’s a picnic area to the right and up a ways as you exit the campground. It’s lovely and offers a bit of a look out.

There’s an open area in the tent site loop with inner and outer sites, the outer ones seem more private.

Small picnic table and fire ring at sites, across to water.

Dog friendly, alcohol prohibited. $20 a day.

Be warned: Tent pads are small.. and you must keep tents on the pad so if you have a large family sized tent the pad may not accommodate.

You can hike to the stunning Crabtree Falls from the campground.. it’s about 45 mins to an hr round trip.

Walmart is in nearby Spruce Pine for fuel and supplies as well as a farm stand & BK.

NC Gem museum is closeby as well as Grassy Creek Falls, one of my favorite waterfalls.

Roaring Fork Falls is close, off the 80.

There’s plenty of look outs on the BRP..

It’s definitely worth a stop.

Wonderful Stop off the Parkway

This review (just as future reviews to this page should be) is about the Crab Tree Falls Campground that is in North Carolina along the Blue Ridge Parkway and is managed by the National Park Service. There is another Crabtree Falls Campground quite a ways away in Virginia. Google Maps recognizes this campground as Crab Tree Meadows Campground (which is the name of the area along the Parkway that the campground is located in) but the Parkway's Crab Tree Meadows and Crab Tree Falls campgrounds are one and the same. It's all a little confusing.

This is a wonderful stop along the Blue Ridge Parkway. There are few campgrounds that are a park of the Blue Ridge Parkway National Park area. This campground passed by more often than some of the bigger Parkway campgrounds which means that it doesn't fill up as quickly. That doesn't mean that it won't full up. I visited in late October and the campground was pretty darn full by early evening.

This is one of the few national parks where you can collect firewood. However, campers are prohibited from bringing their own wood in, especially from out of state, unless it was been properly treated.

There are picnic tables, fire pits, and running water in the bathrooms. It's a little but funny that many of the campsites share parking with neighboring sites. It was occasionally challenging to tell which parking went with which site. Many of the sites are a little removed from their parking spot which help create separation between the sites.

Loop A is for RVs while Loop B is for tents (Loop C was closed when I visited)

The campground hosts were very friendly. If you have time take the short but very steep hike down to the actual falls.

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Wonderful Stop off the Parkway

This review (just as future reviews to this page should be) is about the Crab Tree Falls Campground that is in North Carolina along the Blue Ridge Parkway and is managed by the National Park Service. There is another Crabtree Falls Campground quite a ways away in Virginia. Google maps recognizes this campground as Crab Tree Meadows Campground (which is the name of the area along the Parkway that the campground is located in). It's all a little confusing.

This is a wonderful stop along the Blue Ridge Parkway. There are few campgrounds that are a park of the Blue Ridge Parkway National Park area. This campground passed by more often than some of the bigger Parkway campgrounds which means that it doesn't fill up as quickly. That doesn't mean that it won't full up. I visited in late October and the campground was pretty darn full by early evening.

This is one of the few national parks where you can collect firewood. However, campers are prohibited from bringing their own wood in, especially from out of state, unless it was been properly treated.

There are picnic tables, fire pits, and running water in the bathrooms. It's a little but funny that many of the campsites share parking with neighboring sites. It was occasionally challenging to tell which parking went with which site. Many of the sites are a little removed from their parking spot which help create separation between the sites.

Loop A is for RVs while Loop B is for tents (Loop C was closed when I visited)

The campground hosts were very friendly. If you have time take the short but very steep hike down to the actual falls.