This park was convenient as I approached Asheville from this side of I-40 and is easy to get to, like most KOAs, right off the highway. I got a chance to check out the sites before going to the office, the nicer sites with cable were full and had been for months (fall color season) so I chose site #20 on the water/electric side, wanting to be a bit away from most of the other campers. Sites in this section are not level even with 2 leveling blocks up in front, Wi-Fi works well. Bathroom is clean, but has a bit of an odor. It's a wooded area and pleasant enough. It'll be okay for tonight, but will try the another KOA for the next several nights as I explore Asheville. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The road to the campground is steep, but doable. Staff is friendly and helpful. We stayed in the full hook up section. Sites and roads are gravel and level. Some turns are a little tight. Utilities work fine. The cat hookup is on the bottom of the box which could make it difficult to connect. With the new TV connection came a new channel set up. They went from 75 channels to 24 with no guide. If in the area would stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here as a late stop-over enroute to Myrtle Beach. The campground is easy to get to from the I-40. It's definitely a stopover but appears adequate for a couple of nights or to stay if visiting attractions on the west side of Asheville. The sites are fairly close together and, we found some difficultly getting a site that we fit (front to back) so we didn't have to unhitch. The night security man assisted us to locate a more suitable site. The roads are gravel and, due to the sandy soil, I can see where rain would turn it into a soggy site. We were in a full pull through,and the back in sites appeared fine. There was only one site that appeared to be a worker camper with excessive clutter. They have a camp breakfast for $3 on Saturday which was nice. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Visiting Biltmore, this was convenient and easy - we were about eight miles west. Site was level and spacious. Cable was very good. Wifi wasn't working, but we had a good Verizon signal of our own. Office help was very friendly and informative. We did not use amenities, but the pool looked inviting. There was some minor interstate noise. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Sites are in two loops - a pull thru loop and a backup loop. The pull thru loop has cable and larger sites. We were in the pull thru loop and most sites were level, decently spaced, and had good road access. Both the internet and the cable worked very well. Management was extremely friendly and helpful. The campground was clean and well maintained. The only real negative is that the freeway is very close and very loud. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We found this an excellent location to tour Asheville and surrounding areas. The campground sites were adequate and full service. We have our own hot spot so did not try the campground WiFi. Staff friendly. We would definitely stay here again We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is located over two ridges. Entry is from the west, up a steep drive. The main road through the park is paved and wide. At the top of the driveway is located the office, pool, pavilion, cabins, and the drive through sites. The loop roads and pads are a mixture of dirt and gravel; but the sites are fairly level. Other than the pads, the rest of the park is pretty steep. The entry road, as it passes the office, drops down between the ridge lines, and then back up the other ridge. This main road is a 30 to 40 percent grade. It had rained hard, and the owners spread some straw down to cover some of the mud between the sites. Between the ridges there is a playground, but it is adjacent to a murky pond. There are hiking trails, but most are in disrepair, and the whole place is covered with poison ivy. Lots of web worms dropping from the trees at this time of year. I rated this as not pet friendly since there is no where to walk the dogs that is not on a steep slope and, although there is room, there is no off leash area. Dog waste cans were never emptied and bag dispensers were empty. Office staff was great. The noise here is overwhelming. This park is adjacent to I-40. On the east side of the park, there is a cliff with a TA truck shop at the bottom. Guess we would stay here again if passing through on I-40. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This a nice RV facility. Some of the spaces are a little tight for big rigs over 40 feet but still doable (we are 41 feet). Kids activities are wonderful. Office store has list of stuff you may need. They make fresh beignets and coffee for breakfast, yum. Separate areas for RV and tent camping which is nice. They also have small cabins for rent. Clean and charming. The staff is pleasant and very helpful. The grounds maintenance is mostly very nice, like the owners really care. For short stays or long I'd recommend this KOA. I'd have given this a 10 if the spaces were larger and turns in the RV section were made a bit wider for larger RV's. Make reservations and pack marshmallows. We camped here in a Motorhome.
First I want to rate the CG. It is close to I-40. In fact it is a little too close. Road noise on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being noisy, is a 7. Road into CG is steep. Staff is friendly. Interior roads are gravel, a little bumpy, and turns are somewhat tight. If you have a fixed Sat dish trees may present a problem, but CATV is excellent. Sites are relatively level. It is in my opinion overpriced for what you get. Now about the management. When I checked in and paid for my stay I simply paid. After I looked at the receipt and noticed I was charged a different price for the days during my stay. I asked why this happened. I was told the rate changed during my stay. I was never informed during the reservation process or at check in. There is no weekly rate so they are free to do this. I find this bad business practice and not sure if I'll stay again We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
First time in a KOA and what a good place to start. First, the staff was excellent. They were helpful and very friendly. The site was gravel and level, plenty long enough for my 40 foot fifth wheel. Water pressure was strong, more than any other park I've stayed. Cable TV was awesome, well over 100 channels. Wi-Fi was strong too. Pool was nice and clean. Well kept. The campground itself was very appealing, with trails around it. My wife and I traveled most of them. The rear lot was mostly for smaller trailers; the coaches and fifth wheels were in the front lot. The road into the grounds was steep, no doubt but we made it in first no problem. Turn from the campground to the road out was a little tricky, but we made it no problem. The only drawback was the highway noise from I-40. I personally did not mind it, but this campground is not for those looking for solitude. It's great for overnighters and we saw many of them, but being that close to I-40 was convenient to sight seeing. The noise was loud, but not unbearable. For my first time in a KOA, I was pleasantly surprised and completely satisfied. I would definitely return here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Not a bad campground. Was very hilly, but the site was fairly level. The two loops are very far apart, so access to pool and store is a long ways for one of them. Bath facility is small. A lot of highway road noise. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As KOA's go, this was not too bad. The sites were small with a dirt base. The roads are mainly dirt and in the rain can be a bit of a mess. Most sites were fairly level. The park is located in a nice area on the top of a hill, and is very close to I-40. This is a popular stop for those traveling I-40 and it would be best to have reservations. They only have about 25 sites with full hookups. Sites located away from the clubhouse (and closer to the freeway) are subject to quite a bit of traffic noise. The park is close to downtown Asheville and the Biltmore Estate. Staff members are friendly and helpful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A rustic campground that, for the most part, is pitch black at night and needs some lighting. Also needs some warning posted that the campground entry is almost hidden on a corner. Sites can be tight for a big rig. Services are OK and the campground is convenient for visiting Asheville. Staff are accommodating and helpful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a well maintained park. The staff is extremely helpful. They have a booklet of the area attractions that is something every RV park should have. It describes the attraction and gives directions to it from the park. The lots are not level side to side and the roads are rough. This is the first park we have stayed in, that the freeway noise was extreme. The Wi-Fi was very good. We would stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We had a friend search for RV parks in the Asheville/Candler area, and this is the one she provided us with. The turn off on the main road is hard to find, and the turn into the campground is also hard to see! Just be prepared. Then you enter the park up a long paved hill. We had a pull-through site that was in the dirt, but we didn't spend much time at the motorhome while in Asheville. The office staff is wonderful and will be there to help in anyway possible. As in most KOA's, you are placed close together. It is close to the freeway system, as well as fun small towns on the west side of Asheville. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park. Cool mountain air was welcome from the July heat. Staff was nice and helpful. Did not notice any highway noise and no smell from a paper mill. Would stay here again and would like to stay longer next time. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
It is a nice clean park but very noisy. It is right off of highway 40. We were led to our site and helped to get situated. We only stayed one night, but it was nice. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We camped here while visiting relatives in the area. We have camped here before but had stayed at another c/g because of a couple things. There is road noise from I-40 and a smell from a paper mill to the west. It has new owners who are very nice. They are very helpful. We did have a dog who woke us up every morning and should have complained but the owner was a worker in the park. Will probably move on to another cg. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Extremely nice staff. Very clean and well groomed campground. Sites are somewhat close but adequate. The owners have put together a pamphlet that gives information and directions to many area places of interest, which was very helpful. We will visit here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had originally only planned to stay for 2 nights at this campground, but with the beauty of the area and all the fun things to do locally, the niceness of the campground, and the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff and owners, we extended our stay to 4 days. Even though you are only minutes from the highway, this campground has hiking trails, trees, and mountain beauty, but also includes all the modern amenities like level sites, cable TV, Wi-Fi, store, laundry, and more. A great place, with great people! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have stayed at this campground several times while traveling through. The new owners are extremely friendly and helpful. The restrooms and showers are very clean. Great park for one night or an Asheville visit. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was one of our most enjoyable campground experiences. The staff was very friendly and helpful. They constantly patrolled the campground picking up trash and checked to make sure all was well in the evening after quiet time. Very impressive. There were planned activities for the kids and even a live band one night. Only problem was road noise from the close proximity of I-40 but was worth the camping experience. Great back-in spots in the woods but the dump station was out of order at the time of our visit. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
As I type this, I am listening to the roar of traffic on I-40. The proximity to the interstate is helpful but also one of this campgrounds downfalls. Forget the feeling of being remote in the mountains. We had a pull thru site and while it was adequate, it did leave us wanting more. They are close together and have very little grassy area. We walked through the back-in and tent site area and we are glad we chose a pull thru. It looked as if there were some permanent residents as one site had privacy fencing and some other campers were up on blocks. I do appreciate the on site trash pickup by the staff. There are some short trails that make for pleasant, shady walks with the dogs. The pool area appears clean enough but we did not use it. The staff have been helpful with information for the surrounding area. We would use this campground again in a pinch. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A little more site room than the typical KOA. Very friendly and helpful office staff. Even brought firewood to the site after the office was closed and we needed the firewood as it was cool even in late June. Really enjoyed Asheville, nice walking tour of downtown. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
New owners who are very nice. Stated they took on the KOA from an owner who had not kept up with the maintenance. They are putting forth good effort to upgrade. Front lot is pull through, rear is for back in and tents. The roads, sites are in need of new gravel and really needs grading. After a good rain this place may be hard to drive through. Lots of road noise, but very wooded, pretty. Playground was next to a deep pond, not near any sites. The showers were tiny, larger people may have problems with closing the door behind them. Although the showers, bathrooms were dated, they were clean and the water was very hot. Little store, pricey, coffee was 1.50. Most importantly though, this campground's entrance is quite steep. We took it at an angle and didn't bottom out, but could see where many campers have scraped. I would reccomend that if your unit rides low, avoid this spot. Leaving the campground we put the truck in low gear, as it is a steep decline. We will not camp here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is the first campground we have visited since we got our RV. Very nice staff, easy access, easy parking, level sites, and everything worked; this pretty well sums up our experience. Oh yes, our Verizon wireless broadband connection was the strongest we've ever had. This is a good location for touring Asheville and Biltmore. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The campground owners are extremely kind and accommodating. Some of the nicest ones we've met! In fact, they went out of their way to help us. We had major electrical problems with our coach and the owner helped us regain temporary use of our generator. They even provided an ice chest for us to use when our refrigerator failed to operate. The pool was clean and nice and the shower house is older, but clean. There is a camp store, laundry facility and WiFi access. We were in the back part of the campground and had to go to the office for access, but it worked fine there. This park is within easy access to 40-E and very quiet. We would stay here again! We camped here in a Motorhome.
The campground was very nice. The owners are very friendly and helpful. We were escorted to our site. Sites are large enough with picnic table and fire ring. Campground is clean. There is a pool and playground. There are hiking trails. There is some traffic noise. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Staff was friendly and helpful. Sites were relatively level and graveled. Interstate road noise was evident even when inside the motorhome. Stayed their overnight but would consider a longer stay in the future. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were in this part of North Carolina for a few weeks for work. Things we liked about the campground: -Workers were friendly and helpful. -The woodsy setting is beautiful. -There are lots of hiking trails in the park. Things we hated and will never go back because of them: -It was next to a major highway with loud traffic noise. -The smell of a local paper mill was sickening. The guy next to us had a ground campfire almost every night with lots of smoke and sometimes left it going all night long. We had to close our windows to keep the smoke from choking us. Every night was cool and we wanted to keep our windows open, but couldn't. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here overnight on the way to our destination. The park was very nice. Check in was fast. The site was level. If highway noise bothers you, this is not the place to be. It was so loud, it could be heard inside with the TV on. We closed up the camper and turned on the air to drown some of it out. Wifi worked ok but slowed down to a crawl at times. Didn't check out the bathrooms. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This place is easy to get to and may be a good place to stay during the summer months. Our kabin was dirty and had cobwebs hanging everywhere. The sleeping mats were dirty. when we ran a rag over them it came up black. The showers could have used a good cleaning. We never saw any of the staff the 2 days we were there. They were never in the office when they said they would be. I think if you were a dishonset person you could camp here overnight for free and no one would know the difference. But like i said maybe it's a better place during the summer. We camped here in a Campground Cabin.
On our way south, we stopped here overnight in a water/ electric site. The manager was very friendly and accommodating. The store was sparse, but it was the end of the summer. Everything was clean and fresh looking. The hill climb to the campground was a little steep but the sites were level and wide enough to accommodate our slide outs. Our pet was welcome. The only problem I had was the freeway noise, but we expect that at most campgrounds off the freeway. We choose the convenience of close to freeway as opposed to miles away. We would stop here again as an overnighter. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground is a little bit deceptive. The pictures on the website are of a newer area with only pull-through sites. This area is very nice. The other area with the back-in sites is not the best. It is tight, muddy, and near the roar of the highway. These sites are actually a good walk away from the nicer area. I would not stay on these sites again, but I would stay in the nicer area. It is also very close the Biltmore House. But the bathhouse area is clean. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The sites are fairly level considering this is in hill country. There is some amount of highway noise, but it is very low inside the RV. Our problem with this place was the cable TV had a very poor connection. Considering you pay extra for Cable TV this is very annoying. Other than that it is an ok place. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This could be a very good park with a little upgrading. The interior roads were full of ruts. Not a very good exit from the sites. We had to back out because the actual exit would have been to difficult. It has a good paved road leading to the campground, however, it's very steep. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here while visiting Asheville and the Smokey Mountain National Park. Park was out of town, but in a convenient location. Restrooms and showers were very clean. The site we had was level. The park is located near the interstate, so it was quite convenient, however there is some highway noise. Not enough to bother us though. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice people. Well kept campground surrounded by beautiful mountains. Not much to do at the park though and the road noise from the interstate borders on intolerable (forget about enjoying yourself outside by the camp fire). We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Probably the cleanest park we have ever stayed in. Restroom/showers were great. Backin sites are a little bit of a walk from front gate and down a hill. Some interstate noise but not too bad. Staff was friendly and helpful. Pull thrus cannot have fires but backins/tents can. I would go back in a minute. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Basic RV park, no frills. Elect/water/sewer/cable. Sites are near to level, crushed rock. Some road noise, but not an issue. Passport GPS listing was 7/10 of a mile too far Nov 15th, 2012. If you miss the entrance there are places to turn around 1.2 miles south. Hwy 151 not recommended for entrance to Blue Ridge Parkway for large RV's and trucks. Steep/very curvy. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here in the hot weeks of July. No amenities at all. Must be self-contained. Campground was easy to get to (right after the elementary school), but if you pass it up, find someplace to turn around right away, as this road eventually leads to the parkway. Going past the RV park, the road is narrow, twisty and dangerous if you are longer than 20' and if you are towing anything. It is about five miles from the major highways. Sites are fair but not large. Grass was not mowed while we were here. Park is clean and sites all medium to large stone. No campfire rings available. Some long-term units but no seasonals. Views are beautiful. As you travel to the campground, Mt Pisgah is straight ahead (hence the name of the road). Many stores within 10 minutes away but nothing close except a gas/convenient store. Nice place to stay to see the beautiful area in and surrounding Asheville. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is set in a rural area about 10 miles from downtown Asheville. It is one of the least expensive in the area and is convenient to all the sights in the area. It has 6 sites but only 5 have water, sewer, and power. The 6th site just has power. It is about 75' off Hwy 151 and road noise is a bit of a problem, but is mostly local traffic going up and down the road. The sites are gravel and fairly level; we had to add 3" to level out. There are no showers, restrooms, or club house. Satellite reception, but no working cable TV. This is a place to hook up, that is well kept, with clean power and good water. Make sure you call ahead to see if they have room. They only take cash or checks and it's on the honor system. We'd be happy to stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is in an excellent location. $17 per night for full-hookups with cable is a real bargain in this area. If we are in the area again, we would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
For an overnight this place would be fine. It is more of a rest area on the side of the road. The area is level gravel, with sewer & electric, 30 & 50amp. There was to be water, but I didn't see any hookup. A mail box is provided to leave your check for payment as there is no one present, nor an office of any sort. With a 31ft 5'er, my truck was sticking into the drive area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very small campground nestled in Hominy Valley up against a hillside and Highway 151. There are five gravel full hookup sites and one electric only overflow site. There is no camp host. There is a mailbox with camping information and self addressed stamped envelopes to pay for your site. We have been here almost a month now and often this place is full. I highly recommend calling for reservations in advance. Although Hwy 151 is only about one hundred feet from the campground, the traffic noise is not a problem at night. The camp is located about 8 miles from Asheville NC, and about 10 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway. The fall colors here were fantastic. There is a dog walk and a small walkway up the back of the camp to a viewing platform. There are no restrooms, pool, laundry or Wi-Fi onsite. They do offer monthly and Passport America discounts. If you looking for a campground to spend the night or see the Asheville area, I highly recommend this one. We would camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an excellent park to explore the Asheville area. It is a small park so call ahead for sure. No facilities at this location but they have a full hook-up. Only 5 or 6 sites. We stayed here because our daughter lives in the area and the price is great compared to some of the other parks around Asheville. A previous reviewer complained about the curve in the road at the entrance. You have to be careful. We will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We found this park easily with the Passport America directions. Very clean and very well maintained. It's a roadside park on a state highway with moderate traffic until after about 9 PM, then it became very quiet. It's a self check in and you just leave payment in an envelope. The owner came by and we had a very friendly conversation with him. We don't understand the negative comments made on another post because we thought this park was great and would definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a parking lot on a curve on a busy street. There were 6 sites and that's all. No bathrooms and no other features other than those listed. If my sister didn't live but 2 miles away I wouldn't use this place. Be careful if you use this place because if you miss it there aren't many places to turn around in the mountains. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I gave this park a 10 even though it is quite different from commercial RV parks. The owner is an RV'r and built this cute little park. It is right off a highway in a quiet area not far from Asheville. We used this park as a home base while we visited the area. All the sites are level and have full hookups with 50 amps. Very well designed with solar lights at each site. Nice landscaping and easy access for big rigs. You pay on the honor system. Just leave a cheque in the mailbox. Postage [paid envelopes are provided. Large commercial campgrounds could learn something by visiting this cute little spot. WE will be returning! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Even if there are only 5 sites at this campground, the scenery was just beautiful. We were there at the height of the fall foliage season and the mountains from our site were so colorful. The best part, we were only about 5 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway and about 15 miles from Asheville. The drive on Highway 151 from the campground to the Blue Ridge was beautiful. I would recommend this campground highly to anyone visiting in Candler, North Carolina. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
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Just a rock parking lot, but cheap. Located about 10 miles southwest of Asheville. Good power and water but some traffic noise since you are only 50 feet from road and in middle of "good ole boy" country where all the trucks have loud mufflers. Good overnight spot. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Centrally located for easy access to all of Asheville area. No baths or showers , just clean full hookup sites with privacy. Self check in and out. Passport America member and WIT member. Around $300 for entire mo. Would stay again. Back in spaces only, very spacious. Just call the phone # on the sign and they will tell you what space to take or take a space and then call the #. Owners live across the street. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Stony Fork Creek. This six site RV park is nestled in the mountains of the Pisgah National Forest. It sits just off Hwy 151, Pisgah Highway, a lightly traveled scenic road that connects the town of Candler with the Blue Ridge Parkway. A stream borders the back of all sites. All sites are full hookup with 50 amp service. There's sufficient room between sites that you're not crowded. There are no additional amenities offered, but we're self-contained in our 38' motorhome, so don't need a bath house, and the drive to the nearest laundromat is a pretty one. The owner was exceptional - friendly and helpful. There are an abundance of sightseeing and hiking opportunities, some within walking distance, but most a short drive. We will make a point of staying here again, hopefully next fall when colors are again at their peak. One important note: Hwy 151 beyond this campground is not suitable for big rigs - too steep and very tight turns. Hwy 151 leading from Candler to the campground is nice, with the last mile or so narrowing but still suitable for big rigs. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Price reflects Passport America. This is a jewel of a small RV Park. All hook-ups, clean, plenty of space between RV's. It is very peaceful with the sound of the stream, there is very little road noise. Close enough for nearby attractions. Owner is very nice. We would stay here again if in the area. Note: there are no restrooms or showers. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This RV park is at the foot of Mt. Pisgah with a small stream at the back of the park. The site we selected left room for our 39' 5th wheel and Ford F350. This park has easy access off the main road as well as room to back into the space. There is minimal road noise with the sound of the small stream at the back. There is easy access to all the attractions of the Asheville area. To get to the park from Interstate 40, take exit 44 onto Smoky Park Hwy (Hwy 19/23) and go approx. 5 miles to Hwy 151 (Pisgah Hwy) and travel 7.4 miles to 2149 Pisgah Highway, Candler, N.C. I am surprised there has not been a review of this park.
Admin. note: no published restrooms or showers. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.