51 Parks near Almond, North Carolina
Aug 2009 - $26.00
This is a very nice, quite campground. The road 2 mile leading in is a little narrow, but there was a Class A motor home there and he was towing a car when he left. I wouldn't call it "Big Rig" friendly, but doable. There are pull trough sites available, but no 50 amp service. There are shady sites, and sites in the sun clear of trees if you have a satellite dish. No cable, no wi-fi, but Verizon cell phone did work. The bath house was very clean, and closed daily from 10:00 till 11:00 for cleaning. The sites may be a little close for some, but everyone was nice, and the campground was very quiet, no road noise. There's not much for children, but a lot of stuff nearby. Breakfast was provided Saturday and Sunday morning, and it's hard to beat good mountain water without any chemicals or chlorine in it. We enjoyed our stay and will go back. - windrider
Jul 2008 - $26.00
WOW!!! What a wonderful place to spend some quality time in the mountains, the owners are fantastic and will go out of their way to help you out. The bathrooms are kept immaculate and there are individual rugs for each camper to take into the shower, this is a really nice touch. Our site was creek side and the kids had a great time playing the crystal clear water (it is ice cold but clear as a bell). The trout pond on site is really nice and they will even clean them for you while you wait. The sites are kind of close together but that wasn't a problem for us, there are plans to add decks to the stream-side sites and when that is done this place will be the ONLY place I will stay when I go to bike the trails of Tsali and kayak the Nantahalla. Do yourself a favor and go see Joe and Caroline at Tumbling Waters. - pat collins
Nov 2007 - $23.00
Joe and Caroline, park owners were great. Very hospitable even during the Thanksgiving Holiday. They were having their time with kids visiting, and the campground was quiet. Trout pond was closed and to be honest, it was a bit too cold to fish. Lows were in the low 20's. Nice, quiet, clean, no frills. Great little stream and a common area under a pavilion with coffee makers, microwave, chairs, fireplace, fridge, etc. It is out not really close to any grocery store, etc but that is what we were looking for. Drive up 28N to Fontana Dam is just beautiful. Alot of site seeing. Fontana about 15 miles, Bryson City about 20 miles and Asheville 65 miles. - FightinIrish
Jul 2007 - $30.00
Stayed there for a week's vacation. Location is great. Right on Lake Fontana, close to Tsali bike trails and the NOC. Park has mostly seasonals but leaves some open spots. Very quiet and peaceful. Convenient place to rent a boat or take out your own. Only problem was water pressure was very low during parts of the day. Will stay again. - paphil
Jul 2011 - $26.00
I've been staying at the Lost Mine Campground for over 7 years. It is a very nice, quiet campground run by owners who live next to the property. They are intimately involved in the maintenance, care and control of the campground. This bothers some - there is no stereos allowed, and quiet hours are strictly enforced. So, it's not for the partying youth of today. However, it IS kid friendly. There is a very nice creek that runs through the campsite, and children of all ages love to spend hours playing in it. The sound of the creek fills your tent at night - some reviewers have mentioned a "busy" road - bahhh! This is a mountain road just up from the Nantahala Outdoor Center outpost on the Nanty and only local traffic comes up it. Yes, some of the campsites are located just off this road - if the occasional vehicle passing by bothers you, request a different site. Power available for fans and basic lighting only. No cable, TV, Wi-Fi, etc. A perfect place to hide from the rest of the world. Always cool in the evenings, perfect sleeping weather. Have stayed in a tent and in a hybrid travel trailer. Does get very wet when it rains - again, choose your site carefully. Get to know the owners and you will enjoy every visit. - MrPresident
Jun 2007 - $15.00
This campground is very convenient if you are going to the Nantahala Outdoor Center, but I will try someplace difference next time. The sites are spread out on a very busy road. When walking to the bath house I thought more than once I was going to be hit by a car speeding down the road. We camped in a tent with no access to electricity that was near a stream which would have been nice if it wasn't so close to the road and road noise. We arrived in the evening and the woman who checked us in wasn't very friendly. The bathrooms and showers were clean. - tlaw2
Jun 2007 - $32.00
The campground is a great base to sight see the area. We camped on the creek. This is a family friendly place. There were many children out playing..my kids had a great time. There is a pen behind the office with adult and baby goats. You can rent tubes for $4.00 and tube on the creek. It would be nice if there was some foliage or trees between the sites for more privacy or to make it feel more wooded. Also the bathrooms need some repair or upgrading. The windows without much effort could be easily looked into with a view into the shower area.I say this because I was at a campground once where some peeping tom kids did get up to the same type windows at night to look into the women's bathrooms. Also the doors on the showers and toilet stalls do not give complete privacy, my daughter pointed this out to me. Overall, the campground was OK and we would go back if in the area. - firefly
Jul 2016 - $14.00
This park is in a very nice, beautiful quiet place. They cater to all types, including tent campers and hammock campers. I would stay here again.
The owners and individuals who work here are super friendly. The RVs have plenty of space. They have left lots of open field space in front of the RVs. They have a pavilion with games and a store with ice, firewood and ice cream. Laundry is cheap ($1.25 a load). There are very little bugs. I can't emphasize how peaceful. There was plenty of shade. In late July/August many nights I didn't even need my A/C. They have recycling.
Note, spaces aren't very level. I was able with lots of levelers and blocks to get it done though. I had to borrow some cinder blocks from my next door neighbor. Water pressure seems very low and water taste is not great.
Voltage was low. Was enough for what I needed but breaker tripped several times. Once when I wasn't even there.
Staying online: I am on Verizon and I have little to no service. Bryson City itself doesn't seem to boast great Wi-Fi anywhere. I drove to Sylva each day to work at the library there. The Wi-Fi at the park was okay when it was prime time but not super fast.
Driving Notes: The road up to there is sometimes 1 to 1.5 lanes. Do not recommend at night. Recommend avoiding prime 'down' the mountain time in mornings and evening. - Katina
Oct 2015 - $35.00
Chose this campground because of the close proximity to Bryson City. We found the manager to be very nice and extremely helpful. Our site was basically in a field and due to Hurricane Patricia the ground was verrry wet and very unlevel. While trying to get 3 inches of boards under one side we became stuck in the mud. Thankfully the manager had a tractor and was very helpful in getting us out otherwise we would have had to be towed out. The ground was too soft for a heavy 38 foot RV and needed a lot of gravel. I would not recommend camping there in a large RV. The road to the campground is very narrow and winding and only wide enough for one vehicle in places and this seems to be a well used road. With some upgrading to the sites it could be a nice campground for tents or smaller RVs. We felt like the site fee was way too high for what you get. $20.00 would be more appropriate. While the manager was very personable, we would not camp there again. - Aileen
Aug 2013 - $30.00
Stayed for a month. Quiet campground location. Super friendly managers. Close to Bryson City with cute shops and cafes (Cork and Bean was our local place and Mountain Brew has great wraps). Eleven miles from NOC whitewater rafting and kayaking. Five miles to Fontana Lake for fishing and the famous Tsali mountain bike/horse riding trails. Had a blast and would come back if we are in the area again. - h2ocessna
Nov 2016 - $58.00
Odd little campground. It is about five years old and the owner does most of the work himself, making for a very rustic, hand built feeling which is nice in a campground. It is clean and well kept, and his clientele are mostly motorcyclists looking to ride the Cherohala Skyway or the Tail of the Dragon, both nearby. This is not a family friendly campground.
The campground is on the side of a hill, with a mostly paved, concrete drive up, and gravel sites that are level and tiered. Sites were large with good functioning utilities, wifi was excellent at my site across from the office.
Clean bath house, very friendly people, free coffee in the morning, and in a great location to explore the NC side of the Smokies, but a bit pricey for an overnight stay. - Cyclonic
Jun 2008 - $30.00
Appropriately named, Nelson's Nantahala Hideaway is tucked away on the side of a hill in Topton and is virtually hidden from the highway. None of the traffic was visible or audible to us during our stay there. It was also sparsely populated for the week we spent there. The campground manager, Gray, is refreshingly laid back, well-spoken, and concerned about the campground and the satisfaction of his clients. The bathrooms and showers are clean and modernly furnished. Trash cans were provided at our site and daily trash pickup is provided. We were very satisfied with our stay and plan to return in the near future. - GoneQuackers
Oct 2014 - $30.00
A small CG just one mile south of the road to the Deep Creek Area, Smoky Mountain National Park. The CG is just in it's first or second year and is a narrow plot with a gravel road and sites that are not quite level, but have 30-50 amp E, W, and S. The sites are adequately wide and long in a slanted configuration pull through. There is no camp office and no bath room facilities, so not the place for tents and pop tops. No play grounds. There is a red train caboose mounted on rails for show. There is a camp host on site part time. $30 is over high for this. But it is quiet and the Deep Creek Area has three water falls and hiking trails so if your RV is self contained and you are just going to the national park it is usable. - 210jem
Jun 2016 - $59.00
Great place to stay near Bryson City. A little overpriced for the amenities. People drive too fast. Roads are dusty. Sites are small. Staff were personable. Plenty of little people running around. Rafting was great fun for the 6 year old. Full hookups are a plus. Sites are not cleaned after each use. - Phill
Jun 2016 - $49.00
This is a beautiful campground with a babbling, clear lovely creek. Our campsite was feet from the creek and you could hear it rushing by. The management was lovely, and the grocery store was well stocked with delicious ice cream. Great smoky national park is a short hike away, as are beautiful waterfalls. We rented tubes (available right inside the campground) and tubed down Deep Creek right back to our campsite. It was awesome. - Harryswife
Aug 2015 - $40.00
Nice place to stay in Byson City and great tubing on Deep Creek in the National Park. It has been a few years since we stayed her and they have made a few upgrades to the park. The night sky was spectacular and friendly staff made this a nice place to stay. We would stay her again. - DS650
May 2016 - $35.00
This is a perfect location for visiting this part of Smoky Mountain National Park - literally within walking distance. Also a great location for people interested in tubing on Deep Creek. The campground is just outside Bryson City so it is very convenient. Highly recommended if you want full services which SMNP does not have. Very friendly staff. The services - power, sewage, water worked well. We did not use cable, but it is available. We did not use the bathhouse. The campground is surrounded by trees. There is a camp store that is well stocked with general items. Inner tubes are also available for tubing. - sue2
Sep 2015 - $33.00
Stayed at this park for a long weekend. The park it tucked away in the mountains, so getting to it is quite an adventure. The roads leading to the park are not really big-rig friendly, but the park definitely is. I pulled my 37' travel trailer in with no problem. The staff was extremely nice and funny. The owner was VERY active during the entire trip - cleaning, fixing, etc. The campgrounds are what you would expect for such a mountain campground. Basic in their setup, but very comfortable. Each site offered full hookups (30A) and were very easy to pull in/through. The setup of the campground was very nice (tent campers had their own area, as did RVers). The bathroom/wash house was great. Very clean. Great water pressure. Awesome showers. Not a ton of shade in the RV section. Most of the shade is taken by full-timers. They had a community fire pit which a lot of whitewater boaters tend to use. This is a great campground if you are using the Smokey Mountains or NOC. Wifi is available at the park. Be aware that some cell services are limited here.. as is everywhere in this area. - Curtis R
May 2013 - $17.00
Campground is separated into two sections - one, tents only and the other RVs and tents. The tent area does not have individual sites. There are about four or five tent platforms situated near one another (think group camping) and a few parking spots nearby. The RV/camp area has more individual sites, but as far as RVing, the rig must park alongside the road, and thankfully it's not busy, since there is no way a rig could get by if people were parked on both sides of the road. NOT big-rig friendly, at most, maybe a 34' motorhome, 30' towable, but roads are tough to navigate. In addition, lots of low hanging branches, low enough to scrap the roof of our truck, let alone our fifth wheel. A few nice trails and areas to walk, hike, swim, tube, and gather. Although a nice area (and the town of Bryson is cute), we would not stay here again, due to the navigation of the roads. - campingandtravels.blogspot.com