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Lori H.
Knoxville, TN
Joined October 2018
ATV Riders Paradise

This place is surrounded by thousands of miles of riding trails, so bring your Side-by-side! New River runs through it also, so it’s perfect to fish, float or kayak. We were in a tent, but the have cabins also, not sure about rv sites. We stayed in August and they had a concert event going on and it was a blast!

So much to do!!!

This is one of my favorite places we’ve stayed! We were atStone Mountain over Memorial Day, they do an amazing fireworks show over the lake, which is great for kayaking (no motorboats allowed!!!) Great for bike riding too. Bathhouses are nice. We were in our pop-up, and had plenty of space. Highly recommend!

Just Amazing!!!!

This was my favorite spot we camped in all year! They lock the gate at dusk, so make sure you arrive earlier or you won’t get in!!! You can reserve your spot, they have plenty of room between sites, there’s some good hiking, the creek runs through so you can hear the running water all night. Bathroom were immaculate, they clean them religiously. Can’t say enough about this gem!

Nice, quiet place!

This campground was a good find. Right on the river, not too crowded, and plenty of space between sites. Sites were nice and level. Bathhouses were good! The park was surprisingly small. But if you need a spot to camp in the area I would recommend this campground. (We were in a pop-up camper)

Catawba Camping

The sites in this family campground are right on top of each other, so you will not have privacy! The bathhouse was not good, and pretty far away, and there was only one for the entire property. They have some cabins and a tiny house that you can rent, those looked cool. The owner is super nice, and the sites are right on the creek, so you hear the running water all night so that is really nice, and you are close to Black Mountain, Montreat, and not too far from Asheville.

Soaring eagle on the lake

We were in a pop-up camper and had a lakefront site, which was awesome, except for the highway noise. The campground is right off the interstate so definitely could hear traffic, but the lakefront double wide sites were great. Will plan to return in spring. The main bathhouse was one of the best I’ve seen, but we had to drive to it, as it was the end of season and the lake side bathhouse was closed. The staff was extremely nice and helpful when booking. I would recommend this campground, and will return next summer!

Fall Creek Falls, campground

We were in a pop-up camper on this trip, and it was fine, the sites are fairly close together though, so not much privacy. The bathrooms are just ok. The toilets didn’t have seats, which was weird! The park is amazing, so the shortcomings in the RV sites can be overlooked! Lots of deer walking around, tons of fun stuff to do.

Walk-in at Fall Creek Falls

This is one of my absolute favorite spots to camp! The walk up sites are amazing, plenty of distance between sites, wildlife galore, deer will walk right up to you, they are everywhere. Very peaceful. You’ll want to bring a cart to carry gear, as it can be a little walk through the woods to get to the walk in sites, but it is well worth it!

Cosby Campground is the bomb!

Cosby Campground is amazing! Most sites are walk up, so you don’t need a reservation, and there are probably 100+ sites, so even during the busiest of times you can find a good site. Each site has plenty of space too, so you’re not on top of the site next to you. No showers, but several restrooms in the campground. The trailhead for Mt. Cammerer via Low Gap leaves from here also, and that was a great hike, the first 3+miles are rough and steep, but once you hit the AT it gets easier. Highly recommend Cosby Campground!!!