Date of Stay: August, 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. We camped at Tumbling Waters in a Travel Trailer.
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. We camped at Tumbling Waters in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: November, 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. We camped at Tumbling Waters in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: August, 2006 - $20.00
Stayed in a popup. A nice, quite little "no frills" campground. Easy access via a level road off of NC 28. All sites were level; those next to the stream had nice shade. Clean bathrooms, and they provided individual bath mat. Only downside was the sulphur smell of the water in the bathrooms (the water at the site had no smell, and no taste). We camped at Tumbling Waters in a Tent Trailer.
A small and lovely campground in a remote spot near the Tsali Recreation area. Level sites right next to a gurgling stream. Great background noise to sleep by on a night when you can leave the windows open. Very pleasant and helpful proprieter. Located 1 1/2 miles off NC 28 between Bryson City and Fontana Dam. We camped at Tumbling Waters in a camper.