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Paris mountain is a beautiful setting. Lots of bikers use the park. The campground is nice except lots of the spots are not level. The sites are nice otherwise. Bathhouse is nice and clean. Several easy hiking trails around which we did with our older dogs. They did fine and loved it. No sewer hookup but a dump station available. The area is so beautiful that I would definitely use this park Again.
We camped here back in August and had a blast! We brought our two dogs and they also had a great time. This site is very dog friendly (obviously), with many sites having their own fenced in yards. We opted for a site without a fence, which we regretted once we got there. The gravel at our site was painful for our dog’s feet and they had a hard time walking on it. The dog parks made up for this! There are multiple large dog parks located at the campground. The restrooms were awesome, but are single person use only. We felt like we were the only ones using them (that’s how well maintained they were). Campsites are close together but we didn’t mind. The staff was great, they helped us find our site and even helped us back our camper in. There was power and water hookup at each site. There is tons of stuff to do around the area too. Chimney Rock and Lake Lure are right around the corner and SO FUN.
We didn’t know what to expect when we reserved our campsite at Mama Gertie’s but we were blown away! We stayed in the upper campground which required a drive up a steep road from the lower to upper sites - but it was absolutely worth the trip. Stunning views of the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains plus great facilities. There is a bathhouse and laundry facility in the center of the upper campground plus full hookups at each site. There are a number of pull through sites that also get their own porch and porch swing right on the edge of the mountain. We had a back-in site with great views of the mountains. Still our overall favorite campground - and the city of Asheville is a blast too.
Be prepared for an encyclopedia of reading all the rules. I found the yurts and cabins to be way too close together for any type of privacy. Maybe they have it set up that way for big groups to come in at once? But it was so noisy with kids and dogs echoing in the valley, and we could even hear the neighboring cabins talking while sitting around their campfire. I suppose if I was there with a group of close friends it would be okay but it seems with all the land they have that they could have given each person more privacy in their spaces. One more thing that may help is we hiked all of the trails and noticed in several places there were 3-4 inch protrusions where small trees where cut down but not cut all the way back to the ground and I almost sprained my ankle. They all did spray paint some of the roots and had the trails nice and cleared but the exposed ends of the small trees throughout the trail are a real hazard. I’m super fit and have good eyesight and hike a lot so I was able to dodge many of them but I’m sure the kids and the older adults may get hurt. Other than the close proximity of the cabins/yurts/RVs and the exposed tree stubs I think they have a great concept (for large group events) and we enjoyed our stay. One more thing the shower handle falls off in the small yurt.
This is a typical Corp of Engineers campground, well kept with a variety of pull through and back-in sites. Sites are 50/30/20 electric with water, picnic table and fire ring. Many sites have a tent pad, are very level packed gravel/sand and well situated with very few having very close neighbors. Shade is at a premium on some sites due to cutting of pine trees a couple of years ago but almost all are waterfront with an excellent view. Some sites have direct access to the water allowing boats right at the site and swimming. The swimming beach is very nice and well maintained as are the playgrounds. Three bath houses are convenient to all loops, well maintained and clean. Cell service is very good as is over the air TV with numerous channels available. The dump station is easy in/out. Sites 10 through 40 have awesome views of Lake Hartwell.
This campground sets on a peninsula into Lake Keowee and offers gorgeous views of the lake and mountains in the distance. While possible for big rigs, it can be a challenge in some areas. The sites are mostly in the 30-35 foot range and most are back in, fairly level and offer 30/20 electric and water. Picnic tables and fire rings are on the sites, but unfortunately most of the sites do not offer a lot of usable area around the site. A few sites near the boat ramp are unparalleled in their view of the lake and mountains and reservation planning is a must if these are wanted. Being far out in the country the cell service isn't so good and according to where you are even over the air TV is spotty. A nice boat ramp and swimming beach are available, as are bath houses centrally located. The camp store was closed due to Covid when we stayed, but there are kayak and canoe rentals. The dump station was easily accessed and very clean. There are cabins, but we did not look at them. All in all, this is a very nice campground for families or couples wanting a getaway.
This is a very nice campground with a variety of sites, many are waterfront and some have direct access to the water. I rated it with only 4 stars because the interior sites and some of the waterfront can get hot with no breeze. The bath houses are well kept but many of the sites are far away. The roads are wide and easily navigable for the most part, but in a couple areas very tight turns are necessary (sites 39-52). Level pads with picnic tables and fire rings. Some sites are well dispersed and others are very close. Cell phone coverage is very good and several channels available over the air for TV. Best sites are 47, 59, and 60.