47 RV Parks near Balfour, North Carolina
We did however find 47 campgrounds within 25 miles of Balfour. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Balfour in the left hand column.
Mar 2017 - $27.00
Spaces are a bit too close together, but neighbors are nice and so is the staff. - HoosierRV
Sep 2013 - $27.00
Nearly all filled with seasonals. Spaces very close together. No 50 amp. Wi-Fi works well at our site right next to the bath house. Location is on a moderately busy two-lane road. Fair off-air TV. Lots of trees so satellite could be a problem. Plenty of grass for the dogs. Would look for another campground if in the area again. - johns3
Jan 2012 - $29.00
Stayed here a couple weeks. Close to shopping and downtown, easy off of I-26. Only a couple pull through sites, but the back-ins are spacious and easy to get into. Had great cable and decent wi-fi, and hook-ups were all in decent shape. Very nice and friendly staff. Lot of permanent residents here. No complaints. - dndfamilyfarms
Oct 2017 - $27.00
Stayed 4 nights. The manager, was so helpful! The park is mostly seasonals and sites are small. Ask for site 95-99. They are pull-throughs and down a hill from most of the others. The park and restroom/showers are older, but very clean. Very close to everything. Loved our stay at Apple Valley. - Mehalw
Jul 2017 - $27.00
This park is mostly residents with a few transient spots. We stayed here the sat night before the 4th of July as we were driving through to Myrtle Beach. The boys loved the pool table and we were fortunate enough to be staying the night of their 4th of July potluck. I really enjoyed this. We got there a bit late to cook anything, but brought chips per the advice at the desk. The lady I spoke with could not have been more friendly. She called me a week or so before we were coming to confirm our reservation, then called the day of to see what time we would be there since they were having the potluck. For us, it was a perfect stop since it was close to the interstate. - Kadavis08
May 2015 - $23.00
This is an older park with a lot of permanent residences, but very quiet. Probably not good for larger rigs, ours is 34' and took up the entire spot. Lots of trees for shade with gravel spots and paved roads. The people are very helpful and nice. Laundry on site. Also an area for walking your dog. - esta34950
Sep 2017 - $40.00
We stayed at Red Gates in a 22 foot trailer. We were guided to our site. More about that later. Our site #20 was not too tight to get into (parked cars were moved to get us into our site). We had to back up hill to get our trailer into the site. We used 30 amp, and had electric and sewer. WiFi was average, we were warned to keep any heavy use down (as they had limited bandwidth). We had a porch / deck at our site: a plus.
The tenting area was right behind us, and no one was there our weekend. This gave us a big area for our dogs.
Positives: We were literally close to everything. Waterfalls, apple farms, wineries, and microbrews, Asheville itself. The park was fairly quiet, and there was little road noise. Though you could hear a lot from the neighborhood right beside us. Access into the park was not hard. Our trailer and F 250 got in and out pretty easily. The camp hostess was accessible, and very knowledgeable of the area and attractions. "Easy peasy lemon squeezy" was her motto for everything.
Negatives: The park was small, and pretty tight. We had a "corner site" with site #20, so we only had one tight neighbor to our canopy side. They really didn't have true fire rings for campfires. You had to rent a fire type device you would buy at Lowe's (for your back cement pad behind your house). Wood was $5.00 for a tiny bundle. That seems to be the way of campgrounds these days, so I can't pin the blame only on Red Gates. Too bad a campground couldn't see the value of adequate wood and fire rings!
The bath house was CLEAN! Small, but spotless. Utility connections were very good and close to your trailer.
The only thing that weirded me out was the camp guard. He had a tent site just 2 sites down from mine. He was positioned to watch all the comings, goings, and all things Red Gates. You always felt his eyes and that was creepy. I get it that you have to have some security, but really? We didn't hate our stay. Overall enjoyed our stay. - Steverino
Jul 2017 - $32.00
This was my first experience, so I don't have any other RV parks to compare to, but I can tell you that we were impressed with this small park (approx. 20 RV sites). We were very lucky to have found a site especially at the last minute on a 4th of July week-end. The park had a cancellation and we were able to fill that spot. The hosts were pleasant in helping get situated on the site very quickly. They even hosted a cookout for all the campers that wanted to come. We were looking for something inexpensive, peaceful, clean and in a location close to things to visit and this is what this place was! We are already looking forward to going back to this area and will definitely go to Red Gates RV Park. - Jim and Dians
Jul 2017 - $1.00
A very small park, maybe 20 sites, but if you're fortunate to snag a spot, it will be worth it. We came in early enough to walk around the lake and it was so peaceful. Then they hosted a bbq and everyone showed up. Good food, lots of laughter with new folks and even some music in the form of a talented fiddler. The site didn't have any trees so great satellite position, but the picnic area had shade trees and the breeze was just what we needed. This was only an overnight spot for us this time, but we're looking forward to coming back to relax and check out the area. Definitely read the website for information on the entrance. It's a narrow road, but we were able to get in with our 42' Fifth wheel. (we don't know the actual price for the park because they had overbooked for the weekend so we were trying to find another place to stay when they called us back and said they had an opening coming up, and blessed us with a free night for the confusion) Super service, especially since it was a holiday weekend. - DaBlairs
Jun 2017 - $32.00
We were here for one night - on our way to Myrtle Beach. The park grounds are very clean. There are 6 spaces for short term, the park is mainly long term over 55. Cash or check only. They do take reservations & are located not far off I-26 East of Hendersonville. Be aware that it looks as though you are turning in to someone's driveway with stone pillars on either side of the drive. The overnite spaces are shared so when the person in the golf cart who leads you in to the space tells you to hug the grass on the one side there's a reason why. The site was level, easy hookups with good water pressure. The park felt very secure. We would stay here again if in the area. - 3catstravel
Oct 2016 - $28.00
Park is mostly long term seasonal campers with a dozen plus sites for transients. Wifi was down during my stay. Nice campground in a country setting. - jnateg
Jul 2016 - $30.00
We stayed here one night on the way back from vacation in FL. Our tow car had quit and we were had to leave it attached to the RV. Marelyn fixed us up with the last pull through they had. There are 12 pull through spots for short stays. Full hook ups of 30/50 amps RV's to include cable. This camp ground is only open from April to October. We drive a Class A, 38ft and didn't have any problems getting in or out. They do not take credit cards. They are located about two miles from the interstate and very quite at night. This is our second stop here and would stay again. - Flyboy740
Jun 2016 - $37.00
The owners live on-site and are very friendly & helpful. This is a very small park (25 sites, all-back-ins) with mostly 30 amp service and mature trees on each lot. There are a few sites with 50 amp. Each lot has a nice patio. The interior road of the campground dead ends at the end of the street. There is no where to turn around. We have a 40' fifth-wheel. We were assured they could fit us onto a site without a problem. The site they put us on had two large trees (one had to be trimmed) at the front of the lot. The only way to get on our lot was by pulling into the lot in front of us (thankfully, it was empty) and jockeying it back in. The lot in front of us also had two large trees at the front of it's lot. It took us 40 minutes to get into our spot. We've parked in many tight places before, so we know how to do it. This park is not a place for kids; there's no playground or anything for them to do. Dogs need to be walked in the front of the campground, along the main road. There is no laundry on-site, bathrooms are small, wi-fi is intermittent. This is a hard one for me to rate; the owners were so kind and helpful to us. For us it was poor. However, if you have a smaller rig, no dogs or kids it would be a average place to stay. Our neighbors did not have a problem getting their 35' rig on their lot. This park is not big-rig friendly. It's a quiet and pretty park. It just did not fit our needs. If we were to return, we would utilize a 30-amp site. They seem to have more maneuvering room. - oldbluejay
Mar 2016 - $37.00
Stayed one night on the way to Florida in late March. The restrooms were still winterized, so I can't comment on them. They said they usually don't open them until mid-April due to threat of frost. The park is very small, and most of the sites seemed to be occupied by seasonal patrons. Only way to turn the rig around was by using the site itself. Very friendly and helpful owners that live on site. We had to reserve our site by mailing a check for payment in full, so that seemed a little old fashioned. It fit our needs perfectly, since we had family that lived only a mile from the park, and the full hookups allowed us to un-winterize the rig on the way south. Close to the interstate, but far enough away where traffic noise was non-existent. - HabaneroMike
Jul 2015 - $110.00
Stayed in a cabin and it was clean, very nice and the owners were very helpful in events occurring in the surrounding areas. Easy check-in and very good location and price. - Lazyhill
Nov 2015 - $30.00
Called the number and recording stated there was plenty of room, so come to park and find your site. Went as directed after finding no entry sign, we soon determined that it wasn't a place we could stay as after inspecting four electric posts and finding no 30amp receptacle that wasn't broken and no water spigot without moss. Sites are somewhat graveled and are pull thrus but utilities were not good, which was frustrating. - RJourney
Jun 2015 - $30.00
Very quiet and easy to get to from interstate.Most sites are pull thru and water,electricity and sewer at each site. Gravel sites and interior roadways. No cable but plenty good OTA channels. They offer an Escapees discount but I didn't know that at the time. Wifi is available but we did not use it.
Great stop over on I-26. We will definitely stay here again. - jeffs
Dec 2014 - $30.00
An honor system park. We needed a place for overnight. Close to I-26. Only about 1/4 filled. Looks like mostly long termers. Very quiet and clean. They have a large room for groups. Somewhat level if you are shorter rv. In a 40' mh we didn't even try to level. Good tv antenna reception. We would stay here again for overnight. Don't know it they offer any discounts as we never say anyone. - burtonsbuggy
Jul 2017 - $15.00
Rate reflects a monthly one. Site 665 is nearly flat, packed gravel, end spot with small grass patches both sides and back. Concrete patio. Shade from well-trimmed trees except in late afternoon on patio side. Camped in 35 foot 5th wheel with three slides. Site is VERY tight between raised concrete patio and water/cable pedestal. Minimal space for pick-up truck. Neighbor to patio side is close & neighbor to back is staggered, but close. Woods beyond quiet vehicle lane on utility side. Quiet. Cable (and OTA) TV limited to main broadcast, church, and shopping stations. WiFi is open, but generally good. AT&T cell coverage is generally good. Laundry and bath houses are spacious and very clean. Large pool is well-maintained. No ice machine. Office closed on Sundays. Scheduled social activities. - Scottsdale RVers
Jul 2017 - $45.00
This should be listed as a 65+ or more RV park. It seems that 90% or more are there seasonally or permanently. There were only 7 or 8 spaces that seemed to have people coming and going. No one was out and about. It was like a ghost town full of campers. I'm 60 and I felt like a youngster there. They had a nice pool which was the only thing that convinced us to stay the full three nights we had scheduled. The spaces were close together and even though there was some bushes between the sites, there was no feeling of privacy. If you're looking for a very quiet place where you'll never meet anyone or be bothered with kids, this is your place. But I learned something about myself. I like the activity in other parks and people wandering around saying hi and trying to be friendly. I even missed the activity of kids which can sometimes annoy me if they're out of hand. I found it a depressing place that looked like where old RV'ers go to die. I won't be going back simply because of those reasons. This place might be Narnia for some folks but it didn't suit me. I won't be back. For our purposes it was a trip to break-in a new 5th wheel and check things out. That mission went well but I wouldn't want to camp here again. - Garrison Smith
Jun 2017 - $20.00
We planned to spend five months here this summer, but two months was enough. If you are coming for a few days or a week to see Hendersonville, this place will probably suit you fine. They have some design and management problems that take away from what could be a fine park.
On the plus side, utilities, including WIFI, were fine. They have a section of pull throughs and larger back in sites that are adequate for larger rigs. Try to get a back in space if you want to enjoy your patio and awning as those sites face north. When they designed the pull through area, they made the mistake of facing them all south and then planted a tree on the southwest corner of each site. Motorhomes get the mid-day and afternoon sun on the windshield and on the patio (unless you happen to get a large rig as a neighbor on the west side). The trees by the sites have now grown large and management does not keep them trimmed, so limbs lean on the roof and sides of the rigs and interfere with some satellite TV reception.
When you enter the park, you will notice an island that is off center in the roadway. There is plenty of room to enter, but when you leave, if you stay to the right as the arrow points, you will have to be careful to not clip the objects in the island on the left and will brush the trees on the right all the way down the side of your coach. Don't know why the island is there or, at least, why it is where it is.
The park is owned by a friendly retired couple. Unfortunately, they turned the management and maintenance of the park over to their daughter and son-in-law, neither of whom is schooled or proficient at customer service or business management. Employees will tell you one thing and the manager will, with attitude, tell you something else. This caused problems with reservations, parking direction, and charge for electricity. - ramblin' vagabonds
May 2012 - $35.00
Older park appears to have many permanent residents. The best thing I can say is that the staff is very friendly. We called ahead to confirm they could handle a 45 ft with toad and were assured it would be no problem. The site could handle it but their roads are not big rig friendly. Would not bring in anything longer than 40 ft and recommend dropping your toad. - David and Debbie
Jun 2009 - $0.00
We were told we didn't need reservations to stay. That should have told me something along with no campground reviews. It looks like a run down trailer park, very old and run down. The spot we were taken to had a tree half way out in the drive so I would have to jackknife trailer into the space. The web site only shows pictures of pool and game room. There is a reason for this. We were glad we didn't leave a deposit so we did a drive through and left. We would not recommend to anyone. Woodall rated 3/2 I think that was generous. WE DID NOT STAY. - jman
May 2009 - $30.00
We stayed here for a few months while our house was being finished. It is a low-end trailer park with mostly permanent residents and about ten pull-throughs near the road for overnighters. The website uses the word "pristine" but maintenance is sorely lacking. The only good thing I can say is the restrooms were nice. The laundry room was definitely not. The advertised Wi-Fi was no longer being maintained when we left and was not available. The trees in the park are poorly positioned, not kept trimmed back and are difficult for big rigs to clear. Pets are allowed but, in general residents do not pick up after their animals. As a quick stop with easy on-and-off the interstate it may be passable but if you're looking for a nice place to base for a vacation, go to the nearby Lakewood RV Resort instead. - Horizons28
Nov 2017 - $50.00
We had a site right on the retention pond. It is a back in site, I wanted to pull in as we have a motorhome. I was told I could not do that. But I did. This appears to be an older park, all of the lake view sites are back in, not drive in. So obviously geared up for trailers and fifth wheels. It is handy to Walmart and other services. - RPFawcett
Nov 2017 - $50.00
First of all, if you go to this park, use 125 Jillian Trail for the address instead of 170 Rutledge Rd. After getting the confirmation email with the Jillian Trail address on it, I called the office to double check on the GPS address to use. The gal said to try the Rutledge Road address. Don't do it. That is a dead end street on the other side of the campground. Also, if you get site 11, you should park as close to the cement patio as you can or your tires will be off the ground on one side after you get leveled. The gentleman who parked us failed to make the recommendation. The name of the park would lead you to believe you are on Rutledge Lake, if there is such a lake. However, the lakefront sites you pay extra for are actually on a little retention pond. The laundry room was nice, with several washers and dryers that worked well. The store is well stocked. We were close to the Blue Ridge Parkway and less than 30 minutes from Asheville. - Gannonrv
Oct 2017 - $45.00
We were assigned a site too small for our 33-ft fifth wheel. The sites were so small and close I have NO idea why people stay here. We left. Even if we could maneuver on the narrow roads, there would have been no place for our truck. Campers even left their truck/cars in the roads, to prevent maneuvering our vehicles. - Georgiajan
Aug 2017 - $39.00
This is a shabby RV/ Cabin park in a beautiful location. It is between Hickory Nut Gorge / Fairview and Chimney Rock/ Lake Lure. Nothing was truly wrong, but nothing was outstanding. The washers/ driers were only $1 each, but there was only Two sets for a large park. The bathhouse has muddy floors by afternoon and was conveniently located up a steep hill. The creek was lovely, but only the people with creekside sites could access it. - WNC Traveler
Jul 2016 - $38.00
We chose this location because it was close to friends in Fletcher. The campground is small and there are cabins for rent as well. It is older, but the sites were nice - we were right along the stream and enjoyed listening to the water rushing at night.
The camp store was convenient and none of the items were marked up like most camp stores. We bought firewood and some items that we forgot to store in the camper. The staff was friendly.
The campground could get noisy during the day, especially Saturday and Sunday, because it is located right off of Hwy 74A, which is a favorite ride for many motorcycle enthusiasts. We were gone most of the day, so it didn't bother us, and it goes away at dusk.
The kids enjoyed the creek and the campground pool. This place is nothing fancy, but it's a great jumping off point to get to Chimney Rock or Asheville. We would recommend the park, but only if you get the creekside sites. The picnic tables were ok. The benches were very narrow, so we made the kids sit there...the table was good for a food table, but not for adults to eat at.
The road into the campground, Hwy 74A, can be a bit tricky to navigate, but if you are a seasoned camper and adept at pulling a trailer, it shouldn't be too bad. - bqpratt
Oct 2011 - $38.00
Please be aware that the pictures for this campground on the internet are completely different that what you will see. The campground is very small and there are mostly cabins and very old ratty permanent campers here. There are very few sites for rvs. The stream is about 2 inches deep and fishing is not going to happen. The sewer hook ups for all the sites are at the front door of the next camper, so you will smell sewer gas the whole visit. There are also campsites in front of others on the creek, so this could lead to people getting blocked in. The campsites are just poorly laid out with very little room. There are just better options. We will not stay here again. For the price, there are just better options. The owners are very nice and they have taken over this campground for about a year. There is just too much work that still needs to be done. The sewer system is unacceptable. You've been warned. - 30-30man