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About John C. Campbell Folk School Campground
Drive In
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
No Firewood Available
No Market
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Trash Available
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Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Water Hookups
John C. Campbell Folk School Campground is located in North Carolina
35.0392 N
-83.9672 W
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1 Review of John C. Campbell Folk School Campground
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Simple campground for John C. Campbell Folk School students

Note: This campground is for students and instructors only. 

My family and I stayed here for a week while I attended a class at the Folk School. The concept of the folk school is community and simplicity. Both are evident in the campground. The sites are simple spaces running near parallel along the outside of the main road. Some are deep enough to accommodate RVs up to 34 feet long, others would only fit the smallest of RVs. All RV sites have water, sewer, and electric hook-ups but they are located near the front of the site, so make sure you have enough length in your cords and hoses. Because they are located on the outside of a wooded loop, all sites are shaded. The bathroom is located in the center of the loop and is decently clean and of good size. There is also a covered pavilion and a community fire pit (individual sites do not have fire pits). The wifi signal is of decent strength and speed.  The campground is located a 5-minute walk away from Keith House and dining hall ( a lot closer than some of the other housing). The path is illuminated at night, though the stairs are in need of a little TLC. The tent sites are a little tight and do not have hook-ups. 

Since the campground is here for the folk school, I think it fits the bill. It's not a resort, just a place to relax and rest your head when you aren't in class. The 3/5 stars is in comparison to other campgrounds, the size of the RV spaces, the configuration of the utilities, and the repair work some of the stairs need. Overall, I was grateful this campground was here to support me attending class.