32 Parks near Asheville, North Carolina
Jan 2017 - $45.00
Great location, close to interstate. Easy in/out with 40 ft Motorhome. All the park employees very friendly. When bad weather (snow) was approaching we decided to leave 1 night early to beat the storm. The owner of the park was fully understanding and gave us a full refund of our last night's site fee! It is very refreshing, in today's business world, to find a park owner that puts his client's safety before profits! If we are ever back in Asheville there is no doubt, we will DEFINITELY stay at Bear Creek again! Sites are concrete and level. Our site had a nice view over the interstate, but we didn't hear any road noise inside the Motorhome. Our site was long enough for our 40 ft Motorhome and our TOAD parked long-ways across the front of the Motorhome. Some sites are a little short in length (but there are longer length sites towards the middle of the campground). Yes some sites are a little close together, but we had plenty enough room between us and our neighbor. The road leading to the campground entrance has a couple of curves, but not too tight. Park office was well located, easy stopping area to enable going into office for check in. After checking in the road up to campsites is a little steep, but looked worse than it actually was. The road out of the campground was extremely easy! The 50 amp service worked well, box was in a good spot. Water pressure was good, spigot was in good location. Sewer pipe was in good location, worked fine. We didn't use the internet service. Cable TV was offered, but we didn't use it. Getting to/from the Biltmore Estate from the campground was very easy, only 1 exit away. Restaurants and grocery store close to campground. I would definitely recommend this campground! - Rick and Karen
Oct 2016 - $45.00
The reviews preceding mine match our experience quite well. Because this campground has such high ratings in the Good Sam campground book, I expected much too much. The sites are so narrow and crowded, we did not have room to sit outside our rig. Road noise from I-40 & I-40 penetrated into our rig, even when we had all the windows closed. We got an open site that made connecting to our satellite dish on the roof a breeze. We were given a remote control for their cable TV, but did not use it. The check-in staff was harried and perfunctory and did nothing to make us feel welcome. The campground is well located, especially for the Vanderbilt mansion and the wi fi was strong. - redpen
Sep 2016 - $40.00
We stopped in for an overnight stay on our way through. We did not use any amenities that may have been available. We chose this park for its reviews and ease of access. We were not disappointed. It was quick and easy with a great site and great hookups. The campground sites on a hill but it was easy to get in and out. The sites were a bit tight and too short to stay hooked. We had to park the truck along the road in front of the camper. Others have complained about the interstate noise, though we could hear the interstate while outside at 6:00 am, it was faint and was not troublesome or disturbing in any way. We would definitely stay again and would recommend it. - BDM
Sep 2016 - $23.00
This is a very nice campground very convenient to the Biltmore Estate. Shady & quiet, and dark at night; friendly courteous hosts. Over the air TV extremely limited (One major network), satellite unavailable due to tree cover. WiFi is basically non-existent due to VERY limited cell coverage and no WiFi in the park. Great park for hiking swimming & mountain biking. Occasional children activities provided. - ron4wrga
Sep 2016 - $21.00
We stayed here for a week while visiting a friend in nearby Asheville. We had one of the full hookup sites on the Lake Side Loop, and really enjoyed the peace and quiet here. A few other sites were partly visible from our large, deep back-in site, and the foliage provided quite a bit of privacy. The Verizon cell service was very weak in this loop, but our MaxAmp RV booster amplifier gave us a solid voice and data signal inside our motorhome with good speeds. Most sites in this loop have little to no satellite access, but we were on site #38 where we had a clear view of the Dish eastern arc satellites by placing our portable dish near the road. The Dish western arc and DirecTV satellites would have been challenging to receive here. We didn't try to receive the OTA stations since we had them on satellite. The utilities are well placed, and our site was paved with blacktop for the driving lane, with small gravel in the picnic table and fire ring area. The campground hosts tour the loop regularly, and the sites are checked and cleaned when a guest departs. The private bathrooms and showers are checked and cleaned regularly as well. All in all, we were very pleased with our stay here, and would very much like to return the next time we're in the area. - NYDutch
Aug 2016 - $30.00
We got lucky here and got a full hookup site long enough for our rig, deep in the trees in a beautiful spot. The volunteers and hosts are helpful and friendly. Lots are spacious and mostly shady. Site surface was gravel and featured a fire ring. - ELewis28
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
Nov 2016 - $33.00
My wife and I stayed here for the sole purpose of being as close as possible to downtown Asheville. It works well for that. I wanted to visit their breweries and did NOT want to worry about driving! I think you just need to have realistic expectations prior to staying here. First off, the owner is quite pleasant and helpful. He's not there all day but can be reached by phone if you need him. The park is small with several long term residents. If you aren't comfortable with your rig in tight places this may not be a good place for you. This is not an "RV Resort" in my mind. We didn't put the awning out, hang lights and plan to meet and greet! We were on the river which was nice. The sites are concrete and it's the first place in a while that I didn't have to use leveling blocks. Full hook up. Wifi was above average. Bathrooms are old, relatively clean if you ask me, not so much if you ask my wife! There is a train that runs rather routinely within a couple hundred yards. It is loud, it's a train. It didn't bother me but it may bother you. Overall if we needed access to downtown for a weekend I would stay here again. It's not a place I would bring the family a weekend of "camping". If we were traveling and needed to overnight it for a rest, this place would be fine. Very close to I40. - skiles
Nov 2016 - $35.00
We picked this RV park because of its proximity to the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the friendliness of the owner when we called to book. Other reviewers have mentioned that this is a tight campground, and it is - but we don't spend much time in the campground, we are out and about. Anyway, you will be pretty well jammed into your space, but it is doable if you have experience. The bathrooms were a joke - hadn't been cleaned in months, plus they ran out of TP and did not replace over a four day period. amazing. The place just isn't that big!! No amenities, cable worked but poorly. Big surprise was the Wifi, which was very good. This is convenient as all get out and decent value for the area. Would we stay here again? Nope. Would pay a bit more to get a lot more. Also, note the place is up for sale...ergo no surprise it is not being maintained in any sense of the word. I climbed up on the roof of our fiver and cut off a big limb that needed to be trimmed on the tree marking the edge of our spot. Picnic table was so far gone it was unusable. I should also note that is has concrete pads, which was nice. With a bit of updating and maintenance this could be a kick-butt place! - RobsRVPicks
Oct 2016 - $35.00
Attractive location due to close proximity to town. Concrete pads, EXCELLENT WiFi! The owner is friendly and endeavors to maintain this older property. - CO2RV
Oct 2016 - $50.00
This is an "intimate" little RV park, only 18 sites. The first 6 are their "premium" sites and are cement with patios. They also have wonderful view of the valley in back of the sites. The rest of the sites although on a hill are heavily treed, making views impossible. We paid $50 a night for our site which was a "deluxe" site, which was a dirt gravel site with trees, and the site had a picnic table and a fire pit. There is a seating area where you can sit and look at the view or a sunset that is available to all campers. There is also a grass area in back of that for general use. One of the difficulties of getting to this park is the ½ mile steep winding dirt road that takes you up the mountain. The last turn going into the campground is a hairpin. Go slowly if you have a larger rig. Either way, the dusty road will make a mess out of your tow. The restrooms are clean, but dated. Each one is a separate room with a toilet and shower. One is handicapped accessible but there is a small bench by the door that could make entry with a wheel chair tricky. We used their campground Wifi here as our Verizon air card struggled. We did get satellite with the help of my phone app satellite finder. I scoped the satellites between a gap in the trees. If you come here and stay in any of the sites down past the premium sites, when you leave your site there is a turn around at the end of the road you need to go through to head towards the exit. Do not hook your car up if you are in a motor home as you will need to backup at least once to turn around. All in all I liked the campground, but the only way I would come back is if I could get a premium site with a view and a cement pad. - SargeW
Sep 2016 - $50.00
Not much to add that hasn't been said already. I've been staying at this campground as a midway stop between driving from Cincinnati to Hilton Head for years now. If I get in early enough to enjoy it I spring for the premium spot with the view. The drive up is a little steep and narrow but I always see some nice big class A and fifth wheels when I stay so people are definitely making it up the hill. It's well kept, clean, and a nice location. I'll be back! - Cincy_Ron
Sep 2016 - $50.00
This is a lovely campground on top of a hill with an incredible view! Some of the sites have a direct view of the scenic valley. Others sites are more wooded, but there is a place where everyone can go to view the killer sunsets! Campground was very nice. We will definitely visit again! - TN Vogels
Aug 2016 - $18.00
We have stayed at this park several times over the last few years. It's been about the same all along and not much has changed. The owner can seem gruff, but is really a nice fellow. As others have noted, the setting and proximity to Asheville are the draws here. We absolutely love access to the parks and trails that run right through the park. A few years ago, there used to be shade trees on the highway side sites, but the local utility came in and removed them because they were encroaching on the power lines. A real shame. Anyways, about getting into the park. The trick is to U-turn at the office/repair shop. I've seen people U-turn at the park, but it's a little more tricky. Alternatively, you can exit I-26 at Haywood Rd, then follow Hanover to State St, then to Short Michigan Ave (hilly but no clearance problems) to Amboy Rd. - Phil Hyde
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.
Oct 2016 - $45.00
A little hidden rustic gem right on the French Broad River with great proximity to Asheville. It was recommended to me by a friend on a F/B RV page and I'm so glad we took it. The campground sets right ON the river. It's a little tough getting in and out, narrow driveway but manageable for our 31' Class C rig. I wouldn't recommend it for anything larger. Sites were a little close but not too bad. They sat on cement so they were level. The ducks floating by are a plus, a train goes by occasionally across the river, kids beside us got a big kick out of it. Owner was a friendly guy. I called early in the day and he said he has one spot left and would save it for me which he did. Not the Taj Mahal by any means but a nice little basic campground, not your typical cookie cutter type you see in most places. We would stay here again if in the area. give it a try. - Banditoman60
Oct 2016 - $30.00
This is our second visit to the campground. We were here also in late May. While the CG looks a little run down, all the utilities worked and the French Broad has a nice tranquil sound. The sites have a concrete pad and patio and are level. If you approach from Montecello Drive, you will have to travel about a mile farther to the used car lot to do a 180. Then you'll be lined up to enter the campground. The camping area is small with little turn around space. Big rigs would have a difficult time maneuvering. WiFi worked for the first half of the week and then stopped. AT&T was good, no satellite because of the trees. we were here for five days. - Nautilus
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
Dec 2016 - $36.00
FYI, Sites 27 - 45 are closed for the winter. A gorgeous campground and is kept neat and clean. Staff is very friendly and helpful. - Cashlin
Dec 2016 - $36.00
We visited Ashville to tour the Biltmore Estate during Christmas. Outstanding. And Mama Gertie's was a great place to stay - just about 10 minutes away but much nicer than the closer RV parks.
It is on a hill and it can look a little imposing when you first arrive. But the staff is so helpful and friendly and will help you get into your site. The roads are plenty wide and recently repaved. Turns require some care but are good for even the largest rigs.
Views are amazing especially from the upper parts of the campground. - Buddy Ray
Nov 2016 - $40.00
Added a day to our trip because we enjoyed Asheville and the surrounding area so much. Built on the side of a hill so the drive in and setting up can be a bit challenging, but a great spot. - Eugeria
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
Sep 2016 - $50.00
camped in a 44 foot MH. Called to make reservation and made a point to be sure they had big enough site. Got there and taken to the site, and could not get into it. Moved to another site, and it took a while but we got in. This is not a big rig friendly park unless you have one of a few sites.
Had FHU that worked fine, level site. Interior roads average, big speed bumps. Go slow. We will not camp here again. - Banker bill
Aug 2016 - $48.00
We were happy pulling into the facility. Its located by a large pond with ducks. Having said that, we had to maneuver large potholes around the site. Internet was dismal and cable was just as bad. The restrooms were spotless and the laundry was always clean. The location is great but if you need to use the internet, don't stay here. - Tlcola2004
Aug 2016 - $48.00
We stayed here for three months (June-Labor Day 2016). Nice little park. The sites are gravel, varying in size, and we had a nice shaded site for our stay. Toad parking can be a challenge, but wouldn't keep me from staying here again. For the kids there is a nice pool, fishing pond, paddle boats and play area. Restrooms clean and well-kept. Laundry room could use a little work. Well maintained park - I believe they even have 100amp service in the newer area. Very close to restaurants, Walmart, shopping -- Biltmore Estate, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Slide Rock -- all within an hours drive. We even found ATV trails (few and far between in western North Carolina). All in all, a nice place to stay for a vacation. - HeidiR