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Date of Stay:
October, 2017 -
Very clean campground that is actually on an island (accessible via bridge). It is about 25-30 minutes from I-40 (using exit 440 Wilton Springs) and is very easy to get to with very navigatable/big rig-friendly roads. Make sure to use the directions on the campground website as Google/GPS routes you through narrow, windy roads from what I am told. A number of the sites are fairly narrow in width, which work fine for smaller trailers, while there are some others that are nice and wide. Use the campground site plan as your guide when choosing your site. If the site looks wider on the plan, there is a good chance it is a wider site. Feel free to call and ask the staff about site dimensions. All sites are gravel as well as the interior roads. Besides the interior sites (a small handful are pull through), the sites either back up to a river/creek or to a large wooded area that leads to a river. We stayed at site 54 which backs up to the large wooded area that includes some tent sites. However, a beautiful river is beyond the wooded area about 100' away that could be heard from our camper with our windows open. All of the hookups (water, sewer, 50 amp, cable tv) worked well. Verizon cell service was good. The campground wifi was spotty (fairly slow but better than other mountain campgrounds we have stayed. Don't try watching Netflix unless the campground is not very busy.) Campground staff was very helpful and very present (raking leaves, cleaning bathrooms, answering questions, picking up trash, etc). Campground offers a small, fenced dog area that is about 30' square. Other features include a playground, volleyball net, swings, cornhole boards/bags, basketball court, and pavilion with 2 gas Weber grills. Bathrooms are very nice and clean. Campground is about 10-15 minutes from downtown Gatlinburg which is perfect for us. Close enough if you want to go, but plenty far enough away to have a secluded feel. We camped at Greenbrier Campground (formerly Greenbrier Island) in a Fifth Wheel.
The Greenbrier entrance to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park is 2 minutes from the park. Great hiking there and in multiple other areas of the GSM NP.
Date of Stay:
June, 2017 -
Park was clean and easy to get to but a bit expensive, given the conditions of the site. While there are some pull-through sites with paved patios and chairs, the rest of the sites are mostly back-in sites with just enough gravel width for your rig. The rest of the area at the sites is a combination of grass/dirt. Our particular site had about 1' of fall front to back, but most sites appeared to be level. At $70-80/night, I would expect the sites to be a little nicer. The sewer connection at our site and at least the others surrounding me are threaded, but two different sewer connections I used would not screw in tight. The threads seemed almost stripped. Not a huge deal if you are careful with how you weigh down the connection, but this could lead to sewage spills if someone is not careful. The WiFi in the park is free and good enough to stream Netflix. No issues with power, water, or cable. Pool looked clean. Laundry room $2-2.50 per load) and office was clean and the staff was very nice and helpful. Several folks live here full time, it appears. Park is on the Nuese River with a dock and kayaks/paddle boats you can rent for $10/hour. It is located across the Nuese from New Bern, a very nice and historical southern town. We camped at New Bern KOA in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay:
April, 2017 -
Spent a wonderful 5 days here with my family. Small park with only 15-16 sites that are all level, large, and fairly private. We stayed at site 15. Very private, complete with deck overlooking a small creek that meanders from the back of the park to the front. Each site has full hookups and 30/50 amp power. All sites and roads are covered with gravel which keeps the park very clean, even in bad weather. During our stay we had several strong rain events and our site (and overall park) drained very well. The park is located in the town of Fries which is 15-20 minutes from Galax, Va. it is where the 50+ mile long New River Trail begins. Trail is relatively flat and runs alongside the beautiful New River. The park owner is extremely nice and helpful. He developed the park and obviously takes great pride in his work. We camped at Fries New River Trail RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Take a bike ride on the New River Trail and enjoy Thursday Night Jam Session at the Fries Theater.
Date of Stay:
March, 2017 -
Great campground with so much to do. There are paved walking trails and unpaved mountain bike trails, hiking trails, and horseback riding trails that all meander through the beautiful hardwood forest. The trails are well maintained. Bring your bikes. The campground is 200 yards away from a clean, fenced, off-leash dog park that separates large dogs (greater than 25 pounds) from the small dogs. Both the trails and the dog park contain several trash cans and pet waste bags for your convenience. You can even take a horseback ride along the Yadkin river. 45 minute long ride for $30 each. Very fun. The campground is only a part of the overall 1100 acre county owned and operated park. The campground consists of 44 full hook up sites that are paved and offer 20, 30, and 50 amp connections and cable. Sites 24-37 are not very level with some having over 2 feet of fall from front to back. Sites 5-8 have a little over 1 foot of fall. Sites 1-4, 10-23, and 38-44 are the most level in the park. It seems that motorhomes have the most trouble leveling out. We stayed in our 5th wheel, so we limited how much we manually dropped our front legs before unhooking. The hosts were all very friendly and helpful and stay on sites 45-47. We camped at Tanglewood Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
There is a Harris Teeter grocery store within walking distance (0.5 miles). Check out Old Salem while here.
Date of Stay:
June, 2016 -
We stayed on the "front row" (closest the beach), so it was very nice and the ocean breeze was certainly nice. The site was grass/sand but level and all of them are pull through. Each site has a 10'x6' covered picnic area with a picnic bench underneath. Full hook ups but the sewer connection is not threaded so you just place your sewer line inside and place something on top of it to keep it in place (I used two of my levelling boards). With this being the coast, the wind can become strong at times especially during summer storms so please use caution with your awning. We kept ours rolled in most of the time. The staff was very friendly and willing to help. Cleanest bath houses I have seen. Cable worked well as did wifi. No additional charge for either. The pool appeared very clean and well maintained. It was complete with kiddie pool and lazy river. The laundromat was very nice. There are a couple of very casual eating places on site and there is PLENTY to do and places to eat in very close proximity to the campground. We camped at Myrtle Beach Travel Park in a Travel Trailer.
Golf carts are only allowed for those with a permanent site which we were very thankful for. Bring your bikes if you can. Our family had a great time riding on the beach and through the park in the evenings.
Date of Stay:
May, 2016 -
Beautiful rv park that offers stunning views and in close proximity of all that Asheville offers. This relatively small campground classifies its sites as either premium or deluxe. The deluxe sites offer shaded sites with filtered views of the French broad River valley and distant mountains. The premium sites have tremendous, unobstructed views of the river and mountains but are not very shaded. Both types are full hookup. The gravel road up to the campground is a little narrow and a little steep in spots but I had no issue pulling our 31 foot travel trailer up or down. The sites are all fairly level and have a fire ring and picnic table. The campground also has some decent trails to explore. We camped at Campfire Lodgings in a Travel Trailer.
Take blue ridge parkway to Craggy Garden Visitor Center and hike to the peak. Unbelievable views/beauty.
Also, don't forget to visit Weaverville (10 minutes away). Nice quaint town.
Date of Stay:
April, 2016 -
Park is beautiful, peaceful, well manicured/landscaped and very clean. It is obvious the owners take great pride in providing a wonderful camping experience. Sites are full hook up, level, spacious and over half of them back up to a very peaceful stream. Bathhouse was very clean, and the camp store/office offers books and movies on loan. We will be back soon!! We camped at Mountain Stream RV Park in a Travel Trailer.
Take trip up to the blue ridge parkway and hike to Crabtree Falls. Hike is moderate with switchbacks/stairs, but the view of the falls is beautiful.