Date of Stay: August, 2015
This is a nice setting with well-kept facilities. As a KOA member its prices are a little higher perhaps than some, but the setting very nice with streams and woods. Its very close to Black Mountain and an entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway. If you have kids, they will love this place. Nice pool, fishing, biking, hiking etc. Its easy to get excited about being outside. They even feature a pancake breakfast in an outdoor (covered) facility. It was great for the kids. Everything is clean and well maintained. The WiFi worked well. The management and staff that seem to enjoy taking care of their guests. I've paid less at other campgrounds, but considering weekend hotel rates in the area, this place is a bargain.
Date of Stay: June, 2015
This campground offers a very nice quiet setting with roomy, mostly level sites, clean well-maintained facilities, and a good mix of seasonal and overnight campers. I detected none of the traditional "friction" between the sometimes-competing interests of the two groups and had pleasant interactions with both the long- and short-term campers. I attribute much of that to a staff who set a great tone by treating all their customers like guests and actively meandering about the campground ready to assist everyone. The heated pool was a great bonus for my family. So many places try to do a pool on the cheap so they can say they have one. This place actively maintains theirs well as they clearly do everything else. The wifi was actually usable at this place! I've paid way more and gotten way less. I'll stay here again when we come back to the area.
Date of Stay: July, 2013
It was busy at the campground with nearly every site filled. Still, it was very pleasant, reasonably quiet and comfortable. Many sites have "views" to the river, but none are on it. All individuals managing the campground that I interacted with were courteous and helpful. The campground needs additional restroom / shower facilities as they don't have nearly enough to support the place when its full. I hope the city will invest in upgrading the electric and water systems here. They are adequate, but older and should be updated before the minor problems other have reported become more serious.
Date of Stay: October, 2012
It was very quiet while we were there on their last weekend open for the season. Maybe too quiet, but it was nice. They have nicely wooded sites. Electric (and especially water) connections were a little far so you may need extra hose, but the facilities are clean and very well maintained. They have excellent drinking water available and the price is reasonable. Very close to town, but feels miles out. I liked it here very much.
Date of Stay: October, 2012
I am certain that this was once a great place, but unfortunately the changing times and apparent neglect have taken a toll. The camping sites are large and nicely wooded. One or two sites have a view of lake Superior, but all seem very nice. We were here after the owner had shutdown all but a few sites for winter (which I knew) as well as the bath and shower facilities (something he failed to mention). I would not have wanted to use them anyway as they are dark, dirty, and moldy. The water, what I could find of it, was rusty and malodorous. I would assume that it is potable, but I chose not to ingest it or use it in my RV. The lodge (game) room is musty and dark with amenities old and out of service. The playground consists only of a few rusty swings. The advertised fudge factory has clearly been out of service a long time as a tree has grown over the walkway and entrance. I was told there was wireless Internet access but it did not work at the site I chose (lake view) and I don't use cable TV so I don't know (or care) if it worked. The price was very high considering both the local/regional competition and dearth of amenities. I cannot recommend this campground to others. There are other choices in the area, which I can and have recommended.
Date of Stay: June, 2012
Typical off the freeway KOA. Good for a quick stop, but I would not plan a stay here. There was a lot of road noise there, but one should expect that because of its location. The place is clean and well maintained. I rate it low because the actual pool hours do not align with posted hours which is a problem if you are looking for a pool for the kids.