I first camped at this campground over forty-five years ago, so I expected this family-owned campground to be run down. I was pleasantly surprised because it is a very well maintained campground with mostly level sites and lots of shade. I was further impressed by the staff friendliness. When I checked in, the host was very nice, and when I returned later to look at the camp store, another host was behind the desk, and he was friendly.
This campground has sites for tents, popups, travel trailers, and RVs. Even though mine was a teardrop camper, I stayed in the popup section with water and electricity. I feel fortunate to have gotten site 23, which is at the end of the lane and next to the creek where it forks and joins back up to make a single creek close to my campsite. The only drawback was backing into the site since it was the end of the lane—not an easy chore. Needless to say, this campground is in a beautiful setting. As far as location, there was some noise from Hwy 105. However, that did not bother me that much since I was so close to the sounds of the creek, and since I was staying in a camper.
The bath house is modern with tile floors and hot water, but on the men’s side, there was an odor just outside the door before you go in. Even though the showers were hot, it was a little cool inside since the autumn weather has begun. There is a thermostat, but I don’t think it had been adjusted for fall weather yet. These were the only complaints that I would have about the bath house, which I consider to be minor.
Inside the office, there is a store with basic supplies and a recreation area with a pool table, pinball machine, and checkerboard table. Visitors feel welcome there because of the sitting area next to the fireplace.
This is a campground just for a variety of ages. There were some retirees, but there were also many young people. As a matter of fact, several young people were playing basketball. There was also a playground area and a volleyball court. During the summer, you wouldn’t want to be spending all of your time at the campsite anyway. There are lots of things to do and see in the area such as: Tweetsie Railroad theme park, Grandfather Mountain State Park, Blowing Rock,“Horn in the West” outdoor drama, Mystery Hill, Mast General Store, and much more.
Overall, I highly recommend this campground. It is one of my favorites.