32 Parks near Asheville, North Carolina
Jun 2016 - $40.00
Older campground that could use some updating. Very busy with in and outs - close to multiple highways and the Biltmore Mansion. Paved pad sites. No fire ring. Bath houses are GI showers - not impressed. Has a pool to enjoy. Good cable channels. Wi-Fi was okay. If traveling through, it is a good stop over for a couple of days. - MAVetter
May 2016 - $40.00
Good site for visiting Asheville, but not for camping. Very tight. One neighbor's hookups were under my awning, the other's picnic table was only a few feet outside my bedroom window. WiFi was very weak, could not even open photos on Facebooks at times. The staff was very friendly, but could not reach them by phone when someone locked the ladies restroom early one morning. Restrooms/showers were clean but needed a face lift. - Threepdr
May 2016 - $40.00
This is a nice place to stay if you want to tour Asheville and the Biltmore Estate. Some of the spots are very tight, but others have more space. What you can't see from the campground map is how very steep the area is, so that a campsite that looks like it directly behind you may be a fifty feet higher or lower. You may or may not end up with a nice view, depending upon the slope. The biggest attraction is the proximity to Biltmore, the Farmers Market, the North Carolina Arboretum, and other area sights. If you buy tickets for Biltmore, you get a two-day pass at the price of a one-day pass. So, you can spend one day touring the house and formal gardens and a second day exploring some of the 8,000 acres of the estate. We enjoyed our visit and would recommend to others. (The laundry rooms were very small and could only handle a tiny amount of laundry, so we took ours to a laundromat in town.) - JBick
Jul 2016 - $18.00
This is the second time we've stayed here. The first time was in April in the Big John loop which only has electric at the site. This time we stayed in the Lakeside loop which has full hookups. We had good OTA tv and cell reception in both loops. Satellite would not work well here because of the trees. The restrooms and showers are much better in the Lakeside loop plus just a short walk to the lake. - JC69
May 2016 - $20.00
We stayed at Lake Powhatan Recreation Area due to it's proximity to the Biltmore Mansion. It's a 15 minute drive from the campground to the Mansion. The campground is heavily forested. The roadways are paved and hilly. We stayed in the Lakeside loop, site 34A. I was able to back our 40 ft fifth wheel into this site easily. The site was virtually hidden from other sites. It was level and offered full hook-up. There was a giant fire ring, picnic table and lantern hooks. The campground hosts are friendly and helpful. A very nice campground close to shopping and entertainment. - 15243
May 2016 - $29.00
A nice & very clean park where each site is cleaned after each occupant. The sites are spacious and most seemed level. The park provides easy access to Asheville which is a beautiful little city. The negatives experienced were the $9 reservation fee, low hanging branches on the entrance road as well as inside the park and all the workers and host encountered were extremely business like with no smiles or friendliness. They seemed like typical government employees with their "don't other me" attitudes. Despite this, we will return to this park should we travel this area again. - GICUR12
Oct 2013 - $25.00
Management & staff excellent- friendly and helpful. Clubhouse spacious and clean. Pool available in season. Laundry on site is more reasonable than Laundromat Wooded sites. We were not able to connect to Satellite. No Wi-Fi or cable available. Sites are not level or large but staff will assist in whatever it takes to level and facilitate settling into site. Convenient to Asheville and Western NC attractions. Showers could use more cleaning attention. This is our 3rd year to stay a month at this park. Despite any shortcomings we will return again next year. - M&MLuna
Jun 2016 - $35.00
Only stayed one night on the way to Chapel Hill. Sites are small, restrooms and showers were ok.
Campground owners were very nice. Location was perfect for one night stop. - otdrnt
May 2016 - $42.00
Smaller, older park, but had all the basics covered, except laundry facilities. Wifi worked prettying good. Owner was very friendly and helped out with activities in the area. Sites were a little close, but we were gone during the day, so it was okay. This park is not a vacation destination but it worked out well for seeing the sites of Asheville. - Sally Chew
Oct 2015 - $44.00
Older park with tighter turns and you are close to one another. However as a base for the Blue Ridge Parkway it is excellent. WE had a pull through and 50 amp service. There is cable. - rolling homeless
Jul 2016 - $70.00
The road to this park is one lane winding rough and not easy in a car or with a big rig motor home! 5 sites have a beautiful view, but the others only view trees so you miss the view of the other mountains and the valley. I WOULD NOT advise this for big rigs. Our tow stuck out and we parked as closely as we could. Most other vechicles were obstructing traffic. - Jimjul
May 2016 - $50.00
Beautiful rv park that offers stunning views and in close proximity of all that Asheville offers. This relatively small campground classifies its sites as either premium or deluxe. The deluxe sites offer shaded sites with filtered views of the French broad River valley and distant mountains. The premium sites have tremendous, unobstructed views of the river and mountains but are not very shaded. Both types are full hookup. The gravel road up to the campground is a little narrow and a little steep in spots but I had no issue pulling our 31 foot travel trailer up or down. The sites are all fairly level and have a fire ring and picnic table. The campground also has some decent trails to explore. - Denver James
Apr 2016 - $70.00
This park is absolutely gorgeous! It is quiet and peaceful. The sites are huge and far apart. They are slanted in such a way that they give you maximum privacy. The premium sites have a gorgeous view of the valley and mountains. And, if you have a regular site in the trees, they have a nice viewing area with benches where you can relax and watch the sun set. The bathrooms were individual bathrooms with a toilet and shower in each. The tent sites were secluded and in the trees. There are not a lot of kids screaming and running around like at a KOA because there is not a lot of kid things to do but this makes it perfect for people like my husband and I who want the peace and quiet to enjoy nature. The only problem with this campground is that it is up a mountain and maneuvering a big rig can be difficult at times. There is about a 1/2 mile curvy, bumpy, narrow, gravel road leading into the campground and backing into a few of the sites was pretty tight. If you have a big rig (especially a fifth wheel), I would avoid spots P8 and D9-13. We had site P8 and, although it was (in my opinion) the best site in the park, parking was extremely difficult due to the narrow road with a drop off on the far side. Don't get me wrong, there were plenty of big rigs up there. Just be aware that that maneuvering can be tight. This is not the place to be if you are not confident of you RV driving skills. Other than the roads, this park is my ideal RV park and I highly recommend it. - AgilityCardiMom
Jul 2016 - $18.00
This is a compact linear RV park, on the French Broad River, with sites on both sides of a central recreation path and road. An interstate highway is immediately above the campground with much traffic. For a 2 night stay, this campground worked well for me. While sites were very close together, each one was back-in on a concrete pad and most had full hookups. The rate shown was for Passport America, available most days. There was little shade. The advice to check in at the RV repair shop didn't work as it was closed up and we checked in with the helpful person at the campground. There was a cable connection that we didn't use. There were no picnic tables or fire rings at sites. We saw a wi-fi signal but didn't learn if it was for customers. The campground is 5 miles from downtown Asheville. A popular recreation path/trail runs through the middle of the park. If in the area again, we'd likely stay here. - Jay Rutherford
Jun 2016 - $36.00
Interesting CG on the French Broad River. First off, there is no cable, so don't go by their website. The WiFi is mostly slow. Was able to use theirs on occasion, but mostly used my own. It is located right next to I-240, so there is road noise outside, but never heard noise while inside the RV. There is a sharp, hairpin turn to enter the CG at the bottom of the exit ramp that is impossible to make in an RV. We drove a short distance down to a city park and unhooked the toad in order to turn around. The signs are a bit confusing. The check-in office is located at their RV repair business a few doors away, so stop there before going into the CG. We did not do that. There is a very helpful and friendly host on site who took care of us, but I had to walk back to the office to pay as she only deals with cash. We enjoyed our stay here, so I didn't mean for all of the above to sound so negative, just wanted to give some helpful facts. The CG was clean and in a good location. Our site was on the river and had plenty of room between the sites. The FHU site was on a concrete slab and was level. What's interesting is that there is a city-run walking/bike path that runs right down the center of the CG. It continues along the river past the CG one direction and continues to the city-run park the other direction. Plenty of space to walk the dog. Lots of activity walking/riding by the MH which I thought was fun to watch. We would stay here again. - Gayle E.
Mar 2016 - $25.00
If it wasnt for the fact that this place is convenient to town, walking trails, and the river, it would be an overall 1 or 2. Not very shady and maybe 100 ft from the interstate highway. Loud traffic noise. Weird, old bathrooms, walking trail goes literally through the middle of the park. Seems like an afterthought. Lot spacing was nearby with predominately sunny/open exposure. Site surface was a concrete pad with asphalt, features a picnic table. - adamant
Jun 2016 - $52.00
Well this is a tough review to do. Without a doubt, the one thing that makes this park special is the **spectacular** location along the expansive, beautiful French Broad River. The sound of the river was so peaceful and there were ducks and geese with their ducklings there. We'd wake up each morning and see the sun sparkling off the water with the uncomparable sounds of the river running over the rocks.
**However**, then you turn around and see the rest. The sites are very close together. The cabins are tired looking. We were happy to find that for two consecutive nights we had two different cool Millennial couples next to us. (I'm an X'er and we seem to only run into Boomers at the parks. Love the Boomers but nice to see some younger folks camping out!). Hung out with each couple in our shared inter-site space with fires going, relaxing, enjoying the local craft beers, good conversation.
There were some questionable looking people hanging around but turned out to be nice. I didn't use the bathrooms but heard they were run down and not very clean, so I stuck to just using our RV bathroom instead.
We found Bill (one of the owners) helpful. He assisted us with backing in and encouraged us to come find him if we needed anything. He also strictly enforced the rules (no parking on the grass, keeping all the items restricted to your own camping space, etc.). But I liked the rule enforcement, made me feel safe.
The place would greatly benefit from a makeover. It has a commune feel to it. - GearDown
Nov 2015 - $43.00
We stayed at FBRC for 2 nights, us and a couple friends. We wanted somewhere close to Asheville and it was close enough. The campground was OK, the bath house needed some cleaning but heck you are in a campground, you can't expect the Ritz. Hearing the train didn't bother any of us, its really not that bad.We loved being on the river, very lovely. If we need to camp near Asheville again we may just return. - Meg Hollaway
Aug 2015 - $35.00
This park was adequate. We were disappointed when first arriving due to unkempt and aging status. We did enjoy cooling off with a drink in our chairs in middle of river. Could be much nicer if utilities and sites updated. Manager/owner ? Friendly. - pwdorris
Jul 2016 - $55.00
We stayed in spot 7. Originally sad that we couldn't get the top level but this spot was private and shaded and we were happy. We scraped our hitch pulling in and was a bit tricky. There are no amenities and no open spaces for kids to play, but for a few nights or for someone without kids, it's very peaceful and pretty. Well maintained property and nice staff. - Jerry RV
Jul 2016 - $50.00
Our site was at the top and we had a beautiful view! The road up was steep but no problem. - Peglegtraveler
Jul 2016 - $70.00
This was our 3rd time here and our first in the premium sites with decks. The view is spectacular! No problems getting a 41' fifth wheel and long bed dually up or down the mountain. The bath house on the top level is almost complete and looks great inside. We used the main office showers and bathrooms at times and they were spotless. The wi-fi and phone signal (Verizon) are much improved from our last visit here. The cable set up is a bit odd in that you get one remote that operates the box, so if you have more than one TV, you have to pass the remote between rooms. Not a huge deal since we don't watch much TV, but could affect some campers.
The owners work hard to make this park a great experience. They are very friendly and helpful. I only had 2 very minor issues all week. First, I think there should be exceptions for the one car per site rule. The pull thru sites up top have plenty of room for a small second vehicle (which we had) and saves a very long,steep walk down to the office where extra cars must be parked. Second, and a bigger issue, was the manager enforcing some unwritten rule about not moving the picnic table off the deck. We had moved the table literally 5 feet to be under our awning so some of the the large crowd we had could eat outside during the rain, which we had a lot of that week. The table and chairs are wrought iron, so it's not like they could be damaged by moving them, and we even said we'd put them back after the rain stopped. No dice. Kind of a bad rule, and furthermore - if it's a rule, put it in the list of rules you give at check in.
One last note - be very cautious if you have a long trailer or MH and stay in the lower sites. We saw many gouges in the pavement where folks dragged the back of their rig pulling into the site. Very steep approach and exit.
Overall, we really like this campground and all there is to do nearby. It's a bit pricey at $70 per night ($5 more per extra person), but the views are worth it. - akf15e
Oct 2013 - $27.00
The campground is closed. I talked to the owners today, and they said that it is unknown at this time if and when the campground will reopen under new ownership. I hope it does, as this was our favorite campground in the Asheville area. - JavanMichael
Sep 2012 - $27.00
What a deal! A little close together for the drive throughs, but you get 50 AMPS, sewage, water, TV and Wi-Fi. Nice grassy area surrounded by trees just off the interstate. There is a couple of trains that run a couple times at night, but the two other local CGs have the same problem. Some would consider the train nostalgic and not be bothered. A very nice RV store with all the things you may need. This is a trailer sales and service dealership with a mechanic on site. We stay here every time we come to Asheville. - reccarey
Jul 2012 - $27.00
This park is right off I-40 and very convenient to Asheville, Black Mountain and many other beautiful locations in the area. It is not an RV resort by any means. It is an older campground with level, full hookup sites. You will not find a lot of amenities here. If you need a pool, entertainment, etc, this is not the place for you. If you want an inexpensive, easy to get to place to park your rig while you see the awesome sites around, it will do nicely. We left each morning early: by 9 a.m., and did not return until 7 or 8. Folks are very nice and have a nice supply of RV supplies. Other necessities can be found within minutes of the area. - twins89
Jul 2016 - $42.00
Clean park from what we could see, but small and with many very close spaces. Only a few suitable for a class A motorhome, and even then the way into the site and the way out is very, very tight due to other vehicles being parked on or partially on the road. The electricity in site 46 is abominable. We paid for 50 amp service, but our Energy Management System said that one leg was only 106 volts, and kept shutting the coach down. This played hob with the A/C units, and wiped out the main circuit board in the onboard washing machine! We finally switched to 30 amp, and limped along, turning appliances on or off so as not to trip the breaker. We talked to a gentleman who comes here every summer to escape Florida, and he said that he had the same issue with power last year in this site. Management is adding new sites but not maintaining the sites already in service. Poor way to run a business! We will never return!
P.S. Wifi was advertised but non-existent. Never did find it, even at the office. - CalPop45
Jul 2016 - $40.00
We're here for a month which is reflected by the monthly rate. Park workers do not have the skills necessary to manage this park!!! We had to move our car numerous time at all hours, to let their team guide visitors into the sites next to us. Park workers were not too good at providing directions. It is a real comedy watching the park workers provide assistance to other campers, as long as it is not next to your site. - David & Lynda
Jul 2016 - $45.00
We stayed one night, coming back from Myrtle Beach to Kentucky. The Bathroom/Shower House was very clean and modern. Laundry machines were convenient. The campground is located near I-26 near Asheville. The site are close together and most of the sites are completely graveled. - BJackson