Standard RV park. Nothing to write home about in either praise or complaints. Lots of elderly year round dwellers here, so it did feel like we were side eyed with our young family visiting. People who own the place were friendly and hospitable. Would stay again if we needed a one night place to park, but not if you’re looking for a longer stint.
Beach, lake, views, good vibes. Pretty hard not to love the camping experience at Lone Rock. With the exception of some crazy wind that came through, everything was great here. Vault toilets if you need them, rv dump and water spigot available at the top of the hill. Plenty of dumpsters to take care of trash. Everyone was friendly and helpful! Saw strangers helping strangers when some would get stuck in the sand.
Would definitely scout out an area and how you want to approach it before barreling in. Might save you a headache or two.
We stayed at site CA23, a dispersed site. There were plenty of water taps around the campground to fill up jugs if need be, along with a bucket and shovel at each spigot to use for your fire pit. Lots of neat trails and hikes, Petroglyphs too. Visitor center has an education center that looked promising but is currently closed due to COVID. We’d stay here again without a second thought!
Definitely a commitment to get to these spots, but you’ll be rewarded. Make sure to print a map before you head in, as you’ll loose all forms of cell reception once you leave the main highway into Canjilon. The campsites have trees between, so a bit of privacy. There are three different lakes to choose from up near the sites, and they are stocked with trout. Plenty of hiking trails as well. The closest convenient store or grocer is a good 40 minute drive, so pack in what you can.
Lots of walking/hiking trails. Easy enough for families with little ones to enjoy along with something a bit more strenuous for the go getter. The lake great in the summer if you’re looking for a place to take a dip to cool off.
We found this place by accident and wish we would have known how lovely it was before booking! When you call Fred, ask him if he has any spots in the lower lot. The spots are down in a lovely valley, ample spacing between rigs, lovely creek, gazebos, walking paths. Our kids played everyday in the creek, rode their bikes all around. Blue Ridge Parkway is just 15 mins away, West Asheville about 20 mins away for food, breweries, etc. We’ll happily stay at Hominy Valley RV Park again!
We had such a wonderful time at Trout Creek! The staff was helpful and relaxed, making for a carefree weekend for our family. The creek that runs through the campground was gold. Our kids played and played all day, only coming back to the camper to quickly eat before heading back out to splash. Wish we could have stayed longer! We’ll be back to this one.
The main office woman, Joni, has been difficult from the moment we arrived. Throwing her hands up in the air in frustration when ‘helping’ us back into our site, warning us not to complain about slow internet speeds on the weekends, skepticism about how we run our rig, the list goes on. We brushed it off as her maybe having a bad day and kept to our own. Tonight though… A group of children, ages roughly 2-11, were playing in the main grassy area of the campground where a volleyball net (the campground’s) is located. One thing led to another, the kids brilliantly figured out how to turn the volleyball net into a slingshot to toss about a game of catch. Squeals of joy upon the sun setting, many of us camping around the grass field enjoying these joyful kids. 10 minutes into it, Joni came barreling down the grassy field in her golf cart, top speed. She then began aggressively yelling and screaming at the children to return to their campers for using the volleyball net not as intended. Full on temper tantrum screaming. From an adult. There was no civility and it was horrific to watch. Did she attempt a conversation? No. Did she try and talk to the parents? No. She proved how nasty of a person she is, and released it on children. The oldest child of the group kept trying to apologize, but Joni kept pointing and yelling at her to get back to her camper. Should the kids have been doing what they had been? Maybe not. But to humiliate and berate them in the way Joanie did was absolutely disgusting. There are plenty of other RV parks in the Cherokee area. Stay clear of this one at all costs.
The park is severely run down. Signs saying gang paraphernalia is prohibited. Water and electric hookup but no sewer. We opted to leave and find a different place to stay.
We camped here for just a night, passing the Fresno area but wish we could have stayed longer. Lots of trees, river and lagoon access, friendly and helpful staff. Skoolie friendly to boot!
Tight quarters amongst other RVs but you can’t beat the proximity to the rim. A 5 minute bike ride and you can cruise along the south rim. The free shuttle bus is also a great way to hop along and see the various highlights. We’d stay here again!
We stopped here on our way westward and it was just what we needed. Although the sites are a bit close to each other than we prefer, the amenities were very well taken care of. The laundry facility was one of the nicest we’ve ever used! Pool was a great bonus for our family after a long day of driving.