Erin S.
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2019

Simple campground for John C. Campbell Folk School students

Note: This campground is for students and instructors only. 

My family and I stayed here for a week while I attended a class at the Folk School. The concept of the folk school is community and simplicity. Both are evident in the campground. The sites are simple spaces running near parallel along the outside of the main road. Some are deep enough to accommodate RVs up to 34 feet long, others would only fit the smallest of RVs. All RV sites have water, sewer, and electric hook-ups but they are located near the front of the site, so make sure you have enough length in your cords and hoses. Because they are located on the outside of a wooded loop, all sites are shaded. The bathroom is located in the center of the loop and is decently clean and of good size. There is also a covered pavilion and a community fire pit (individual sites do not have fire pits). The wifi signal is of decent strength and speed.  The campground is located a 5-minute walk away from Keith House and dining hall ( a lot closer than some of the other housing). The path is illuminated at night, though the stairs are in need of a little TLC. The tent sites are a little tight and do not have hook-ups. 

Since the campground is here for the folk school, I think it fits the bill. It's not a resort, just a place to relax and rest your head when you aren't in class. The 3/5 stars is in comparison to other campgrounds, the size of the RV spaces, the configuration of the utilities, and the repair work some of the stairs need. Overall, I was grateful this campground was here to support me attending class.

  • JCCFS sign in front of Keith House. Turn right onto Harshaw Rd here.
  • Campground entrance on Harshaw Rd.
  • The road is only wide enough for one vehicle at a time.
  • Tent site 1.
  • RV sites 11 and 12.  Note that there really isn't room to fit the trucks. They was room on the inside of the loop.
  • Another view of RV sites 11 & 12.
  • Some of the RV sites were very short.
  • Some of the RV sites were nice and long. Note the location of the sewer and water at the front of the sites on the right.
  • Rickety stairs heading from the campground towards the campus.
  • Path to the campground. Note the lights for lighting up the path at night.
  • Bathhouse, pavilion, and community fire ring.
  • Bathroom and shower stalls.
  • Bathroom sinks.
  • Brasstown morning from Keith House deck.
  • Movie tour.
SiteRV 12

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