A very relaxing, family friendly place to camp! Visited here several times and the campground is always clean. If you have a boat, the lake is a lot of fun play on.
On a road trip from WV to AR we stayed here overnight. Although it was a place to park the camper, it is not our style of camping. Sites a very close together and hardly any trees or shade. More for someone who wants to go “camping” and stay in their camper the whole time. Did have clean bathrooms and is overall a quiet campground. It was pretty cool to walk over the Graceland though. There is a great BBQ joint up the road, Marlowe’s, that’ll chauffeur you to and from the campground in a pink, pig limo. They have huge portions and great food.
Stopped here for 2 nights on a long trip from WV to AR. So glad we did! Nice camping, but the cave was so awesome to tour. Fascinating how they mined the salt-petre to manufacture gunpowder.
The breathtaking beauty that this park offers will leave you speechless. Hiking trials that’ll keep you busy all day, well spaced campsites, clean bathhouses, and playgrounds for the kids. Not to mention the sight of a horse or two every now and then as the campground has a section for equestrians and their trailers. September was a great time of year to visit, not too hot/not too cold. There weren’t many empty campsites.
The campground is surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains…so beautiful! Quiet campground with hiking trails, small fishing lake, playgrounds, an arcade room, and camp store. One of the hiking trails leads to a waterfall. Close to an apple orchid, which is so cool to visit (they’re dog friendly) and not too far of a drive from the Linville Falls. Will definitely come back!
Hunting Island is the perfect campground tucked among the pine trees and palm trees. It is very well kept from the campsites, to the bath houses, to the camp store, and even the beach area. Very dog and kid friendly! Almost always packed, so we book about a year in advance but we know we’ll keep coming back. Gorgeous sunrises on the beach make getting up early worth it! During the day the beach can be busy, but not over crowded. Can even walk down the beach to the lighthouse! We take our two labradors and it is so nice to walk them on the beach in the morning and evening when sometimes we’re the only people for miles. Recommend this for anyone who loves to camp and spend time on the ocean as well.
Beautiful place to camp, hike, and kayak! I don’t live far from Cane Creek, so I take my two labs there almost every weekend for a good hike through the woods and they LOVE IT! A few of the trails are right on the lake and the dogs love to hop in and cool off. I load up my kayak once a month or so and paddle around the lake for hours. Trails, shelter areas, and bathrooms are always well taken care of.
My grandparents were the camp hosts at this campground for over 10 years so I practically grew up here. It is beautifully tucked in the mountains. No cellphone service, 21 rustic sites (no water/electric), but full of adventure. The bath/shower house is always well kept. There are hiking trails, a swinging foot bridge, picnic shelter, play ground, and 2 beach areas along the creek (known as the “blue hole”). Not to mention, great fishing! The forest rangers are also very friendly.