We had the best weekend at Steele Creek! We went the 3rd weekend in October and the fall leaf color was gorgeous! The close proximity to Linville Falls, Blowing Rock and the Blue Ridge Parkway was perfect. We will definitely be back to explore the area more. It was cool outside but we saw several kids playing in the creek and it looked fun. We will have to come back in the summer to enjoy the water.
We took our camper to Emberglow for its maiden voyage. We were straight from the Camping World in Hendersonville. We picked the best place for our first trip. Emberglow is amazing! The pool is the best I’ve been to at any hotel. It isn’t a large campground so the pool wasn’t busy. The bathhouses were amazing with granite countertops, tile floor and walls, along with a beautiful mural. We have since realized that is not the norm in other campgrounds. We were a little spoiled since this was our first impression of camping. Our son enjoyed the jump pad and playing in the creek. There was a volleyball court that we didn’t get to enjoy and they were in the midst of building a playground. A nice dog park was on site also. We can’t wait to return! It was only a 10 minute drive to Lake Lure & Chimney Rock for eating out and exploring.
We have been here several times as guests to my in-laws camper. We took our camper for the first time recently. The campground is nice. If you have a boat, it’s convenient to be able to dock your boat at the on site marina. The store is handy for snacks or last minute necessities. Our son likes to get ice cream there. The campsites are close together and do not have shade. That’s really the only downside. The individual bathrooms/showers are clean. The pool and playground is great. We will return during the summer months for sure. A golf cart is helpful to have, or bikes.
We stayed at Stone Mountain Park Campground over Labor Day weekend. We were surprised by all of the things to do and see. We visited Stone Mountain Park to play putt putt, ride the train, visit the Dinosaur Exhibit and ride the Skyride. Our son loved it all! The 4D theatre was closed due to Covid-19. We visited the Rock Quarry and Grist Mill. The REI boathouse was also closed due to Covid-19 so you couldn’t rent paddle boards or kayaks. We saw plenty of people on the lake who had brought their own. There were great bicycle trails, we wish we would’ve had some to enjoy that aspect. We will be back, probably in the Winter for the events and tubing.
The campsite was nice and shaded. The lake views and Stone Mountain View was stunning! We didn’t visit the bathhouses. It is tight getting your camper backed in, you may have a line of trucks & campers behind you waiting while you unhook and move your truck. It was a little tense since we are still newbies to camping but everyone was nice, patient and understanding.
This was our second trip to Yogi Golden Valley but the first trip with our new camper. We had a wonderful weekend! My family rented a cabin on the creek. Golf carts are a must to get around since the campground is so big! The kids enjoyed the water park, putt putt, gem mining, fishing, crafts and tie dying shirts. There were several activities we didn’t get a chance to do this trip (kayak, laser tag and the playground). We will definitely be back! It’s within an hour drive for us and you can’t beat it!