This campground opened May 9 and was empty but for one camper when we arrived. Only Loop B was open which is intended for tents and pop up campers but there were many spots that could accommodate our 30’ trailer. Only a few of these had an additional space where we could park our truck. Reservations and the remaining campground open on May 15. All spots are spaced well apart with lots of vegetation in between so lots of privacy. The bathhouses have hot showers and look like they’ve been recently updated. Very clean and nice. Water is available throughout the campground but there are no hookups at individual sites. There is a dump station upon exit. All sites are paved and appear to be level. Each site has a fire ring, leveled gravel pad for a tent, picnic table and a bear box. The Mt. Pisgah Inn is just across the Parkway (1/4 mile walk) and has a great restaurant. There is also a camp store with coin laundry facilities a little further away. The campground is at 5,000’ so many of trees are still without leaves in early May. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
NPS Campground directly on the Blue Ridge Parkway. This is a great location. A almost 5000 feet it gets you above the summer heat, and the lots are mostly secluded. Loop A is the least level, Loop B improves, and Loops C/D (tent camping only) are pretty flat. If you want hot showers, be aware that Loop A has a toilet, but no showers. This is a great rustic campground in a mature wooded environment. No hookups (2 dump + 2 water stations). Very impressed with how well the staff keeps the place up. The Pisgah Inn / Restaurant is directly across the street (5-10 minute walk) so if you feel like not cooking there is a great breakfast/lunch/dinner option nearby - with beer/wine license. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Most the sites in B Loop (which has a shower), were level and didn't require blocking. Even though it is on a hill, the gravel pads were level for parking. Night temps are cool so A/C not required. Most sites shady and well spaced. Some sites are reservable on line. Campground host was friendly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Typical old NP campground in a beautiful setting. Park is on a slope, so most sites are not level. However there are a few long pull throughs even for larger rigs, but maneuvering might not be for everyone. No AT&T, no Verizon reception, no satellite view (except site 32). We camped here in a Motorhome.
A nice, quiet National Park Campground with no hookups, but water and a dump station are available. Cool temperatures even in August. A good place to sit back and read a good book. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Golden age card accepted here, half of the $16 normal rate. 5000 ft elevation so its nice and cool. Located at Blue Ridge Parkway mile post 408.6. Dump station and fresh water available. Put money in a envelope; never saw a park ranger. Easy in and out spaces. Enjoyed my stay. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
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Very good National Park campground We camped here in a Motorhome.
This cg wasn't really crowded at all. Its location is beautiful. Very wooded or shady - making some of the sites almost private. All sites have a picnic table and a grill. The roads and camping areas were all paved. Plenty of room to drive even the biggest of rigs. It got very dark here when the sun went down...quiet too. A cloud (or heavy fog) moved in during the night and made a toilet visit nearly impossible. Some of the footpaths are not well marked and at night are nearly impossible to follow without a flashlight. Warning! A sign as you entered reminded you about bears in the area. Water was available...if you didn't mind walking to get it. I never saw any staff member - entering or exiting. If you like primitive...you'll like it here. It is a beautiful area. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
We stayed at this park for a month. There were mixed reviews online but we were excited to be ‘on a organic farm’ and to learn and blog about beekeeping. The website makes many statements, which are untrue. The owners do not grow vegetables, they lease a field to someone else to grow tomatoes. There is no WiFi in the campground, the greenhouse is a dilapidated shell full of garbage, and the path down to the river and other areas are overgrown with poison ivy. The bees are gone, lost to mites and the power poles are located at the front of the sites, but if you need to use an extension cord, they charge extra. Our puppy developed a terrible rash about a week into our stay. After 2 weeks on antibiotics he still isn't cleared up so we have yet another vet appointment scheduled. Leaving things on a positive note, the (adult) children, were all very nice people. We enjoyed their hospitality but we would not stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very friendly owners, escorted us to our site and helped back in. Pleasant, quiet spot on the Pigeon River. Wood provided for campfire rings. W/S/E at sites but no individual picnic tables. Location very convenient to Waynesville, Asheville, The Biltmore Estate and the Smokey Mountains. I would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The camp hosts were very friendly and professional. They were very hospitable, and helped me back in to my site since I arrived after dark. The views are beautiful from the campground in one direction. The other views leave something to be desired. I would not say this campground is located in a country setting at all. Across a small field is a very busy road and there is no privacy at all at the sites nor the whole campground. No shade trees or shrubs separate the sites. Some sites had a picnic table, and some didn't. A couple of the sites were very junky looking because the occupants were not very neat and had stuff laying everywhere -even a porta potty out in the front of the site. The bathrooms were not filthy, but since there were open areas at the bottom of each wall, leaves and critters had easy access. They also were not heated, but probably would have been bearable if the bathhouse wasn't "open air". Again, the camp hosts were wonderful, but the campground is not what I was led to believe from the previous reviews and the campground website. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground is in an idyllic setting in a mountain valley along the shore of the Pigeon River. Chickens roam the yard and several bee hives are nearby. We arrived after the end of the growing season and did not get to take advantage of the fresh vegetables that the owners grow in their garden and share with the campers. This is one of only a few campgrounds that honor multiple discounts: I was able to get the weekly rate and then a Passport America discount for 2 of those days. Lots of freshly mown grass. Gravel road and gravel sites and all sites are level. The access path to the river is beginning to be overgrown with vegetation which includes poison ivy. The campground owners provide free firewood for the two campfire areas, one of which is alongside the river. I had to park my RV all the way forward in the site to reach the power pedestal and was unable to park my tow vehicle at my site without extending out into the road. So, I parked in the adjacent site which was empty during my stay. The bathhouse is rustic and in need of minor maintenance. The bathhouse has a roof but it is open to the elements: there is no ceiling and the gables are screens. There are no amenities: just the basic services for camping. But the river is there for tubing and fishing. I tried to remain objective and assigned a rating of 6 but I am sure others have added points for the owner’s hospitality and other intangibles. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
What a special experience for my kids, me, and their grandparents who stayed in an RV next to us. First, the owners/hosts are the nicest people and very interesting, too. The river is a 2 minute walk and can be heard in the background at all times. It is shallow enough for kids (mine were 5, 8, & 10), but deep enough to tube (for free!). The path to the river is beautiful and the river is scenic. Also, there is a chicken coop where kids can see fresh eggs laid, and there's a working bee hive where the owners make their own honey - and it tastes terrific! The owner will explain the whole process of honey-making and bee-keeping. My 10-yr. old daughter was enthralled. The location is close to everything we wanted to do - Cherokee's Santa's Land, Biltmore Estate, and Smoky Mountain Nat'l Park. I would definitely stay there again, and my parents will be visiting again soon. Reasonable, homey, cool! We camped here in a Tent.
A nice small park with very friendly and helpful owners. The only other units there were a couple of fairly long term units. It is a pretty location out in the country, very quiet. No WiFi advertised, but we were able to find and use an open connection, we are not sure if it belonged to the park. Back-in spots only, but easy access with a 36' fifth wheel and a heavy duty truck. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is fabulous! While it does not offer the traditional amenities like a pool or shuffleboard, it has its own unique offerings. It is in a great location (close to town but far enough to enjoy the solitude of the river. They offer a large garden and large community fire pits. The owners are very friendly do all they can to cater to your desires. We will definitely return here anytime we are in the Asheville area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.