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I find it interesting how Steve is able to remove the negative reviews posted here by saying they got the wrong campground. Steve is all about the money and is not worried about who he lets stay here as long as they pay. The washer has been broken for months and no Wifi. When you get a heavy rain it really smells like sewage. He does have a temper so do get on his bad side. We left early and paid for a full month and he said no refund but still charged the new folks in our site, so get a double payment. Most folks here pay$450 per month but some he charges as much as$600. Also there are tight turns here and do not drive on the grass, it will send Steve over the ledge. we are really glad we are gone
We picked this campground due to it's close proximity to downtown Asheville since it was at the end of a week long camping trip. It was the perfect location to go to the brewery district for a couple of hours in the evening (10-15 minutes away). That being said, it felt like you were far from an urban city. The "hard times loop" sits on a hill but the sites are well graded and leveled. The only downfall is they are filled with large gravel which can be uncomfortable if you don't have a thick sleeping pad. The spacing between sites and amount of trees/scrubs is perfect. Bathrooms are clean and well maintained. Staff were friendly. Wish we would have had more time to explore the park!
Beautiful campground! Right by the river, which makes for wonderful sleeping at night. There is a swimming hole and a fishing hole, both well-maintained. Campground hosts were very nice. Lots of trees for some cool coverage from the sun. About a 30 minute drive from Mount Mitchell, and it's a beautiful drive on the parkway. Knocked a star because the campground hosts got a little too excited cleaning out campsites and scooped up all of our firewood and cleaned out the fire pit, even when we had already paid for our spot for Sunday night and had our tent up. It's tough to get a spot as first come first serve on the weekends, so be aware. Bathrooms and showers are kinda gross, but it is what it is and that wasn't a huge deal for us. If you like looking for wildflowers, soooo many pretty ones blooming in early May. Check the photos for all the ones we found on the campground!
We started our season out with this trip and had a blast. This was one of the best rv parks we have stayed at. We had a park that backed up to the big lake and had neighbors at both neighboring sites, we still had plenty of room. The people running the park were super friendly and took great pride in the park. We had firewood delivered to our site twice and they were very happy to do so. Big playground for our little girl and she had a blast. We will be returning soon.
Decided to stay at this campground after reading the other reviews and it did not disappoint. We stayed in site 50 in the Lakeside Loop - it had more privacy than a lot of the other sites, and was right next to a trail leading down to the Homestead trail that goes around the lake. The facilities included single person bathrooms and showers and were very clean! We only briefly spoke with the people working the entrance station, but they were friendly and helpful. They do take credit cards for firewood purchases, which was super helpful.
Even though the campground seemed mostly full while we were there, we only ever heard the people at the campsites closest to us, and even then only occasionally.
We used this campground as a base camp for checking out the trails within walking distance of our campsite, as well as few others on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Very close to Asheville if you need to go into town for anything, but felt very secluded and away from the city. We did not have any Verizon cell service while at the campground.
The staff here is friendly and attentive. They do an excellent job cleaning the bathrooms/showers and maintaining the trails and roads. Upon arrival, a staff member escorted us to our campsite and offered to help us back our tiny teardrop into the site. Sweet. The site we had was fairly level and the hookups were great. The property is very pretty with a small fish pond and a waterfall near the entrance. It's a family atmosphere with lots of things for the kids to do such as a game room, playgrounds, basketball, fishing in the little pond, and trails to hike. Even though they were nearly fully booked, it was very quiet at night. There is a large Walmart not too far away in case you forget anything (we did), and there is also a small store on site.
The only negative is that the sites are very close together. Our picnic table sat right next to our neighbor's large black sewer pipe. Next time we'll bring a screen of some sort. We had a great time though, and we would definitely stay there again.