Campground
Jean C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2021

Beautiful setting by the Blue Ridge Parkway

I was looking for a campground in the latter half of April and so many of the NF and NP campgrounds were not yet open. My plans had been up in the air, so I hadn’t made reservations anywhere. Jumped on The Dyrt and located this KOA just off the Blue Ridge Parkway that was ideally located for my exploration of the area AND I was able to make a late reservation on a weekday night. The campground was much busier when I departed on a Friday morning. 

Like many KOAs, this has a combination of tent sites and well-equipped RV sites, ranging from back-in to pull-through as well as cabins. I’ve stayed at a few, but not many KOAs and this one had some amenities that I think are worth calling out. In addition to a pet play area, there are a few sites(51, 43& 45) with pet backyards, fenced in areas for your pet to roam and play. For the tent sites there are a couple (T84& T86) with a shared covered kitchen area plus sail-style awnings. There’s also a separate kitchen pavilion for the all campers near site 83. I didn’t explore the seasonal sites, but they are available and somewhat separate from the short-term campers. 

There’s a small camp store, laundry room, clean bathrooms with showers. Firewood can be delivered to your site. They’ll lead you to your site and help you get situated if necessary. I was in site 10, a back-up site with a slight incline. It was quiet apart from the creaking trees during a windstorm😊. 

In peak season, there’s a pool, a small pond (catch& release unless you want to pay), ping pong, rock mining, etc. They have great wifi (they sent a text to campers to let them know they were working to get the cable restored, but in the meantime people could use the wifi to stream movies if needed). I didn’t have a need to use it as I was able to get what I needed on my phone(Verizon). 

If you’re traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway, you may want to make this an overnight stop or use it as a base to explore in different directions. I went online and discovered that Mt Airy(of Andy Griffith fame), was nearby, so I wandered into NC to explore that. I also drove along the Parkway and enjoyed Mabry’s Mill(a lot of activities were closed due to COVID, but I expect they’ll start returning to former levels as restrictions ease). On an early trip, I recall learning about making moonshine as well as the functions of the scenic mill.

  • Fancy Gap Blue Ridge Pkwy KOA Site 10
  • Porch by the restrooms and office
  • Propane filling station
  • Dump station
  • Fancy Gap Blue Ridge Pkwy KOA Site7
  • Fancy Gap Blue Ridge Pkwy KOA Site 26 pull through
  • Fancy Gap Blue Ridge Pkwy KOA Site 24
  • Fancy Gap Blue Ridge Pkwy KOA Site 25
  • Fancy Gap Blue Ridge Pkwy KOA Site  27
  • Fancy Gap Blue Ridge Pkwy KOA Site   23
  • Fancy Gap Blue Ridge Pkwy KOA Site   22
  • Fancy Gap Blue Ridge Pkwy KOA Site  11
  • Fancy Gap Blue Ridge Pkwy KOA Site  12
  • Fancy Gap Blue Ridge Pkwy KOA Site  2
  • Fancy Gap Blue Ridge Pkwy KOA Site  14
  • Fancy Gap Blue Ridge Pkwy KOA Site  40
  • Fancy Gap Blue Ridge Pkwy KOA Site  42
  • Fancy Gap Blue Ridge Pkwy KOA Site  43; pet backyard
  • Fancy Gap Blue Ridge Pkwy KOA Site  44
  • Fancy Gap Blue Ridge Pkwy KOA Site  45 - pet backyard
  • Fancy Gap Blue Ridge Pkwy KOA Site  43 pet backyard
  • Petiquette rules
  • Fancy Gap Blue Ridge Pkwy KOA Cabin 48
  • Fancy Gap Blue Ridge Pkwy KOA Cabin 49
  • Fancy Gap Blue Ridge Pkwy KOA Cabin 50
  • Fancy Gap Blue Ridge Pkwy KOA Site  68
  • Fancy Gap Blue Ridge Pkwy KOA Site  70
  • Fancy Gap Blue Ridge Pkwy KOA Site  73
  • Fancy Gap Blue Ridge Pkwy KOA Site  75
  • Fancy Gap Blue Ridge Pkwy KOA Site  74  & 72
  • Fancy Gap Blue Ridge Pkwy KOA Site  78
  • Fancy Gap Blue Ridge Pkwy KOA Site  76
  • Fancy Gap Blue Ridge Pkwy KOA Site  69 & 71
  • Fancy Gap Blue Ridge Pkwy KOA Site  80
  • Fancy Gap Blue Ridge Pkwy KOA Site  79
  • Bathrooms at the top of the hill
  • Fancy Gap Blue Ridge Pkwy KOA Site  81
  • Fancy Gap Blue Ridge Pkwy KOA Site  82
  • kitchen pavilion for all campers
  • 83a
  • Fancy Gap Blue Ridge Pkwy KOA Site  T84
  • Fancy Gap Blue Ridge Pkwy KOA Site  T86
  • Fancy Gap Blue Ridge Pkwy KOA Site  64
  • Fancy Gap Blue Ridge Pkwy KOA Site  66 & 65
  • Fancy Gap Blue Ridge Pkwy KOA Site  62
  • Fancy Gap Blue Ridge Pkwy KOA Site  61
  • Fancy Gap Blue Ridge Pkwy KOA Site  60
  • Fancy Gap Blue Ridge Pkwy KOA Site  59
  • Fancy Gap Blue Ridge Pkwy KOA Site  52
  • Fancy Gap Blue Ridge Pkwy KOA Site  55
  • Playground
  • Fancy Gap Blue Ridge Pkwy KOA Site  10
  • deck; they have a barbecue on the weeknds
  • Looking down on lower cabins from deck
  • Pond
  • Swingset by the pond
  • Pool in season. also ping pond
  • Bathrooms, laundry, office

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