Date of Stay: September, 2009
We stayed at Buck Hill last fall for just shy of 2 weeks. We found the campground to be in an ideal location in Western NC. The campground is adjacent to the Toe River with a beautiful waterfall right by the entrance. We were a quick drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway and numerous attractions in the area. One reason for our decision to stay here and it was absolutely true: fishing! The river was an excellent location for trout fishing, and is stocked frequently by the state. We caught a nice mix of moderate sized, stocked and larger native trout during our stay here. There is a new bath house/meeting area/laundry facility that had apparently just been completed the month before our arrival. It was not in place when we were here, but we were told they will also have a large HDTV and internet stations in 2010. The grounds and roads are well maintained with beautiful gardens throughout the campground, and everyone we encountered was extremely friendly and neighborly. They have a limited access entry which eliminated the excess traffic we have encountered in some places. We will definitely return to Buck Hill in 2010 during our tour of Western NC!
Date of Stay: August, 2009
We stayed here for 6 nights in August and found this to be a nice, well-run campground. Our primary concern with this campground is location. It is barely in the mountains and as a result, it was HOT! I know any area can have highs and lows throughout the season, but this campground is at too low an elevation (I would guess less than 500') to be considered "in the mountains." There are great views of the mountains, but just be aware it is more flatland the the mountains. Also, this is absolutely a family campground: there were kids everywhere! Lots of playing in the river, tubing, etc., so don't expect much quality fishing here. We might stay here again for a night as a stayover spot, but will spend most of our Western NC visit in more mountainous, community campgrounds.