21 Parks near Banner Elk, North Carolina
Jul 2016 - $40.00
As expected, the road was tight getting here. I have a 23' trailer so it was no problem though. The staff was extremely friendly. The site was very level with a gravel patio area. It is shaded, which is very nice. The WiFi is the only issue here, it is very weak...if connected at all. But overall we will return. - fvfd1147
Oct 2015 - $45.00
We have stayed at the Boone KOA several times and always enjoy it. We are the campers that just us our RV to sleep in and are out enjoying the sights the rest of the time, so the fact that a park doesn't have an Olympic size pool doesn't concern us. The staff is always super friendly. You can request a particular site ahead of time if you call ahead and they will do their best to accommodate you. The grounds are well maintained and kept up. The sites are fairly level considering you are in the mountains, usually one or two 2x8's under one side will do the trick. The public road going up to the campground is tight and twisty as all mountain roads tend to be, but they are passable. There is a very large, well stocked grocery store at the base of the mountain when you turn to go to the campground. You can be in downtown Boone in about 10 minutes which is great. The views from the campground are scenic. Fully intend to spend several weekends this summer back there. - RVorBust
Oct 2015 - $36.00
Several miles from town in a beautiful, quiet setting. Road to the park is narrow and winding but doable. Sites shaded, thickly treed, but very difficult to level. Our pull through site had big trees so close at the front that we chose to back out and had to ask a camper if he would move his truck so that we had room to do that. - Nortguy
Jun 2016 - $35.00
You're in the mountains. Routes 321 and 105 from Lenoir to the campground are up-down-left-right then more up and down and as of this post, there is significant construction along US-321 going into Blowing Rock, as they are widening the road. I'd guess that construction will last well into 2017. Campground is at the bottom of a steep hill then with an additional, very steep access road. Campground is old and tired. Most sites are gravel, full hookup, with all utilities at the rear of the sites. Just a few concrete pull-through sites. Prevosts need not apply. Narrow, gravel roads with angled and straight back-in sites, and sites are close together. Picnic tables, stone fire rings, no patios. No landscaping. Lots of old-growth trees. Free WiFi and cable. I got lucky and my satellite antenna found an open gap through the forest at site #47. The campground does have cabins for rent. - StephenK
Sep 2015 - $38.00
Flintlock is a older, rustic campground with typical amenities that is nicely wooded. We stayed there for a week in September to visit the Boone area. The management and staff were very helpful and friendly and even remembered my name during our stay. They have typical water and sewer and also 50amp service. All was fine except the water pressure was only around 20lbs, so we needed to use our water pump for showers. The campground has a very nice steam running through it and we did have stream side site. The sound of the stream was very soothing and great to hear out our window. Cable TV worked pretty well as did the wireless. If I have a complaint - and not one the campground can fix - is the road noise from rt 105. It is an incline as it passes by the campground and trucks use their engines to slow down (or go up the hill) and can be heard pretty clearly. We had to run the AC to mask the noise at night. Also, If you come to the campground, be aware that if you are coming from Boone, the entrance does come up in you quickly and then is a curved downward hill. Other than that, I really don't have any complaints. It's a basic campground at a decent price. - rpfix
Jul 2015 - $34.00
The owner was very friendly and staff was helpful. The park is located just off a busy road and the entrance is a bit steep. You must make a fairly tight turn before arriving at the office, but once we were in we didn't have a problem getting to our site. I must say the sites are tight with large trees. Nice for the shade on hot days, but we weren't able to extend our awning completely because of a nearby tree. We did have one of the few pull-through sites and that was nice because the sites WERE tight. Boone doesn't seem to have many campground options, so we were happy to find this one. It wasn't far from downtown and the outdoor drama, Horn in the West, was an easy drive as well. They offer cable, which was fine and wifi too, but we didn't use it. We used our Verizon Hotspot. If you have a satellite dish, you could have some difficulty due to large trees throughout the CG. Due to the hill at the entrance, it can be a bit difficult to pull out onto the busy road when leaving but we managed. - Lindydon
Jun 2016 - $49.00
Upon check-in, 2 staff members smoking just outside the entrance door, dusty roads, staff drive like maniacs, short-stays are cramped, staff are personable, river site was small and noisy with road/hwy traffic all day/night, no fish to speak of in the creek, saw three rather large water snakes, bathroom was disgusting; clean them or close them. Sites are not cleaned prior to arrival, neighbors sewer line is just outside ones door. Child play area is in need of professional repair. Didn't feel safe, love the general area, quaint country store, no desire to return. - Phill
May 2015 - $40.00
I read the reviews about the ruts in the road and they are there, but not as challenging as previous reviewers. Maybe they repaired them. I drove my 38 foot MH in a mountain downpour towing a toad and had little difficulty making it up to site A95. The bathrooms and showers were close, clean and well maintained during our stay. Very large campground with great views and accommodated all types of campers. The site we were on had full hookups, was fairly level and included picnic tables and fire pit. We would return. - Russ60
Jun 2013 - $39.00
Lovely views in the mountain meadow area. River side is very cramped. Our motorhome door opened less than three feet from neighbors sewer. We moved up hill. Bath Houses were not cleaned on a regular basis and they need updating. Laundry area needs to be swept out. The lint behind the dryers is several inches deep. They have an ongoing battle with the road ruts and excessive raining. They worked hard to smooth things out. Pavillion was only open on Friday and Saturdays. I found the people very friendly and would return. - BettyBoop32953
Dec 2015 - $1.00
Unfortunately this business no longer accepts RV's. They concentrate on cabin rentals and hosting affairs such as weddings and business conferences. Owner said campsites were not profitable enough and he had to cut back on staffing. Very sad as this was one of our favorite places to go and relax. - amxpress
Jun 2013 - $50.00
This is our 4th trip to this campground. Each time gets better. We had a back in site, on the creek with 30A service. There are young trees along the road which can make backing a challenge, but with a little maneuvering we made it in. The site was level. Good water pressure, fresh well water. The campground has WiFi at the sites closer to the front and at the camp store. The camp store really is a snack bar with home made sandwiches including a trout sandwich. The owners are awesome people. This campground is isolated with no cell service, cable or antenna TV. There are no planned activities for the kids. There is a swimming hole next to the clubhouse. They offer canoe trips and tubing. This is not a luxury campground, but a basic, clean, friendly, quiet, and private campground. - amxpress
Apr 2012 - $75.00
This campground has undergone a major transformation. The owner has made available about a half a dozen new RV sites that back up to Wilson Creek. Full hookups with 50A service. There is no cable or antenna TV, no pool, no playground, and no cell phone service. HOWEVER, the bath house has been recently updated and there is a huge swimming hole behind the rustic clubhouse and additional water sports upstream including tubing and rafting. They also rent out 6 lovely eclectic cottages, some with outdoor hot tubs. Neat. The most important thing, though, is the awesome trout fishing. Literally 20' from your site. Next would be the beautiful scenery, breath taking. This has become our favorite campground. Peaceful, rustic, and the owners are the nicest people you'd ever want to meet. The park is a work in progress, but it is a great place to get away from the hustle & bustle, do some trout fishing, and enjoy God's country. - amxpress
Jul 2015 - $33.00
Very nice campground. You can choose your own site. A lot of different kinds of sites. A very nice creek, which is good for tubing or fishing, goes through the whole campground. Has a large beach area for swimming. The grounds are well kept. The only complaint is the owners are very rude but if you can overlook that then it's a great campground. - fireboy7
Jun 2014 - $35.00
This park is in an attractive destination for families seeking outdoor fun. Its remote location is not, however, suitable for over nighters and it is lacking in the usual facilities for RVers. No Verizon cell phone coverage. Friendly staff. Pretty spot. - Roger H.
Aug 2012 - $30.00
We have stayed here a few times during the week and had a great time. We hear weekends get crowded but not enough to avoid staying here. The water slide may be the fastest I've tried in a long time. Camping conditions were fine. Most good sites are backed up to Steele Creek, which you can also play in. A family friendly place that we will go back to more than once a season. Take some money. It does get pricey. - justhollerhandyman
Apr 2015 - $45.00
Nice clean bathhouse's Staff was nice. - popupkamper
Sep 2013 - $40.00
This was a great campground. Unfortunately we only spent 1 night here, but would have loved to stay longer. We would definitely return. Yes, the road in and out is a little harrowing and the roads inside were tight. We have a 30ft with a car hauler. We didn't want to have to drop the car due to it only being 1 night. The people were very accommodating and provide a big enough campsite and escort to site. Also, we walked to get firewood and they gave us a ride back to site in golf cart due to our age and the big hill and it getting late. Nicest people and quiet and scenic campground. - Sandygranny
Aug 2013 - $40.00
We arrived on a Friday afternoon. We were in the B section of the campground. The check in process was smooth and the employees were very friendly. The site was fairly level and large enough for our camper and a tent. The sites were fairly close together, however, we still felt that we had our privacy. The only complaint here is that nobody showed us to our campsite so we went in the wrong way due to not so great signage. Other than that we had a very pleasant stay here. We would stay again just because the staff was so nice and the grounds were so clean and well kept. - HappyCampers6
Jun 2016 - $35.00
Stayed at Vanderpool for a couple days. Owner is nice older lady but overwhelmed by the place.
Grass is nice, spaces are large with nice concrete pad, fire ring, picnic table, water, sewer, electric, both 30 and 50 amp.
The cable TV was not active and we could only get 4 channels on OTA all being PBS ones. :(
There as free Wi-Fi onsite which was decent. The system was being upgraded and had some issues but seemed good overall.
There is a nice recycle facility just a mile up, north on 421 on the right, from the RV park which is nice as we try to recycle everything.
The location is close to downtown Boone. That mean going anywhere you drive through downtown. Cute but slow.
Seemed to be more long stay, 1-3 month, guys than daily or weeklies. there were no arrivals on the weekend we stayed which was strange as the weather was GREAT.
The office was a combo retail store and hoarder decor with a bit of a smell we could not ID.
She has a big older dog that is harmless but big so let kids know this when you walk in office.
Overall a nice place to stay a day or two but most likely not return. - carl2591
Jun 2016 - $35.00
Daily rate is high. This is the only RV park in the area that stores RVs. Monthly storage rate is $60 for off site and $150 plus electric for full hookup storage + $15 per day when I am in RV. This is a good rate. Park is grass with gravel area to park RV; a concrete pad, fire circle and picnic table is at most sites. The sites are fine, not crowded together, mostly level, good utilities, some shaded. The restroom and, most especially the showers, need serious remodeling. I recommend not using them. The laundry room is adequate but needs remodeling. The owner/manager is nice but seems overwhelmed with managing the park. The office and office patio is very, very cluttered. I would stay here again because of proximity to Boone, quiet environment, good size sites. Bottom line - park is old and tired but the RV sites are good. - Dave RVer
May 2016 - $35.00
This isn't a family friendly campground. No amenities for the little ones. But we stayed here because it is convenient and easy to get into. Some of the other campgrounds in the area are very difficult to get to.
Sites aren't the best, but most are gravel with rotting decks or overgrown concrete patios. Good electric, water, and sewer hookups. Wi-Fi was OK.
Several seasonals that were worrisome.
Office is a mess and smells terrible. But I was only in there for a few minutes.
We didn't go into the restrooms or laundry.
We would go back because of the convenience. - User2989
May 2014 - $35.00
Very small, not level spaces with plenty of trees to crash into. Our 30 foot RV made it in and out, but not without a lot of sweat and worry. You don't get much for your money here. We would not stay here again. - Don Geidel
Oct 2013 - $35.00
This campground is not well maintained. The access roads are narrow, uneven and have sharp turns making it almost impossible to maneuver into one's site. Low hanging branches were also an issue. The electrical service is iffy at best. Our power went out several times in our 3 day stay. We didn't check out the restrooms, but the laundry facility was an open hut with washer and dryer. Bottom line - stay somewhere else. - JBDD
Oct 2012 - $32.00
Campground was great a real woodsy layout tight for backing in but was able to fit fine. Close to all the area has to offer. Didn't give a 10 because no cable but it was fine for us site seeing all day and sitting around the fire at night had a very nice stay and would return. - deerslayer
Jul 2003 - $20.00
Deerhorn Campground has been condemed and razed by Caldwell County. For many years this campground was a hangout for people wanting to party hearty. All you had to do was drive past on Brown Mountain Beach road and see the huge piles of beer cans to realize this. In all my years of camping, I don't think I've ever seen a more filthy or more disgusting campground. Thank God the county officials saw fit to eliminate this eyesore from the beautiful Wilson Creek recreation area. - elmo
Jul 2015 - $35.00
Park looks nothing like their website. Swimming area unfit for human use due to duck feses. Park must have septic issues because campers tollets were backing up.Park was pumping leaving campers smelling horrible odors. Owners were extremely unpleasent to deal with. Campers are stacked in on top of each other. This park should be shut down. - Rhonda Andrews
Apr 2013 - $25.00
While the new owners were very nice and friendly, and the April discounted price was low, the large number of seasonal units which were dirty and junky was a real turn off. - MsLucy
Jun 2012 - $1.00
This park is now closed. - rocknrun