Grandfather Campground

     


Banner Elk, North Carolina
Phone: (828) 355-4535

Sites: 70
Recent Rate: $39 6/2013


Latitude: 36.1439310473365
Longitude: -81.7976760864258

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-stream Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 5
  • Good 11
  • Average 7
  • Poor 2
  • Terrible 2

27 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

BettyBoop32953

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Grandfather Campground in a Motorhome.

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virginianola

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground has the worst access roads imaginable - narrow, steep, and incredibly rutted. Other than that it is an attractive campground spread out along a stream with the sites located in clusters so it doesn't feel crowded. There are several different levels because of the hilly topography. Usual amenities. The Wi-Fi signal does not work well but that seems to be the norm at campgrounds. Great campground for dogs with ample room for walking, running and playing. We camped at Grandfather Campground in a Motorhome.

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TIFFIN TRAVELLER

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

We would not stay here again in a big rig. Narrow, badly rutted gravel roads with very tight turns. Had quite a hard time getting into our "pull through" site. Have never encountered such indifferent office staff. No one led us to site and it was hard to find. That said, our view was gorgeous once we got settled. Right next to big open area in the middle of the campground, surrounded by lovely mountains. In a smaller rig the setting might make it worth the trouble. We camped at Grandfather Campground in a Motorhome.

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jmill

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

I was disappointed in the campground and glad that we only made it a one-day stopover so we could be close to Grandfather Mountain. Sites are not level and VERY close together, to the point where I couldn't tie out my dog, as she would be in someone else's site on her 6ft lead. The whole grounds looked kind of run-down, with weeds growing around the camp sites. Grass, however, appeared to be cut. Don't let the flattering photos on their website deceive you. A stream runs behind The sites in the A loop, but access to the stream is steep and rocky. We camped at Grandfather Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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BigDog1333

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Great views and a large amount of sites. Some on the mountain view side need some serious leveling. Ours did. Stayed 2 weeks. Boone is a 15-20 minute drive away; Grandfather Mountain 10 minutes. Lots to do in area. Internet was only OK if you sat outside. Cable was good. If you want to use your dish bring a good anchor. Wind can be awesome. Will stay again next year. Rate reflects weekly rate. We camped at Grandfather Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Snidely Whiplash

Review Count: 85
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is just barely accessible for big rigs. Very steep gravel driveway / road leading to upper sites with big ruts beside drive from recent rains made it difficult to negotiate turns. Lower level sites a combination of sparse gravel and mostly mud, close together, difficult to back into, no landscaping other than patches of grass and more dirt / mud, and under old trees that would worry me ref: falling limbs and debris. Gravel pull through sites on the upper level were far from level, required several leveling blocks on one side of RV. Seasonal units in park didn't look very well kept. Office staff was unenthusiastic and indifferent. Bathrooms were old, dirty, and disgusting, no way I would use them. Bath house looked newer and was just OK in condition and cleanliness. The park was nearly empty when we stayed so the views of the upper field and mountains were very pretty, that's the only nice thing I can say about this park. Rate reflects weekly stays. We would not stay here again (or at the other campground nearby on 105 which looked worse). We camped at Grandfather Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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elaine170

Review Count: 74
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

This park has a wide variation of site quality. Ours was not level but it was very spacious. We were on top of the mountain. Roadways are not paved and difficult to maneuver with a 35 foot rig. Narrow and winding roads are a challenge. Quiet with enough trees for shade, but not too many to be in the way. We would stay here again as there is a lot to see. Good beer store, Peabodys on route 105 towards Boone. We camped at Grandfather Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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RMR

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

What a nice park with BEAUTIFUL views. We stayed in the "Upper" portion of the park in a pull-through site (A39). Nice site with a mountain view and the large open area behind our unit. Bath house appears to have been recently updated. Clean and well maintained. Laundry facility also attached the the bath house. Plenty of area attractions for all age ranges. We will return. We camped at Grandfather Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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User1957

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Easy access off hwy 105. You are in a good location to access Blowing Rock, Boone, Banner Elk, Grandfather mountain. The park is clean. The sites are not very wide. We were in site A6 which gives great access to the Wautaga River which kids love to splash in. It was steps away and a short climb down the rocks on the bank. It is a rocky creek really with clean water. All the A area sites back up to it. They are easy to back into. I needed a couple of leveling blocks on one side. No big deal. The parking pad is gravel with a small grass yard with table and fire ring. Bathhouse was OK, looking tired inside. There is a nice small playground and sandbox. The sites on the hill are in a open field with some shaded sites. They have a nice view of the surrounding mountains. The roads in the facility are gravel and not too steep. It is in a valley. We enjoyed fishing at the trout pond next door, a separate business. I would stay here again. We camped at Grandfather Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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User1400

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Great campground in beautiful valley. Our 40' pusher fit just fine and we had a good view in site A 41 on the hill. Restrooms look new and areas well kept with nice office staff. Rate fair for full service and cable. Would stay here again. Easy to get to on 105 just 10 mile south of Boone Rt 421. We camped at Grandfather Campground in a Motorhome.

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padre44

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

The internet was only available from one place, and it is a long uphill hike to get it. It hardly worked satisfactorily. There were lots of young people tenting, and only one rest room open. That made for noise and crowds. The sites needed gravel. The sites next to river made for nice soothing sounds. We camped at Grandfather Campground in a Motorhome.

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KBinNC

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Very large sites. Nice spot across drive from river. Water level was low, but kids enjoyed exploring rocks and ankle wading. B section had very large campsites. Had activities on weekend (tie dye, hayrides, singers). Staff friendly. Although doesn't have a "barking lot" they do have several grassy areas for the dogs to sniff. Only issue we had was with the bathrooms. One near our campsite was very small and had a lot of spiders. One up the trail had private bath/shower area but severe wood rot on floors. One unit had hole in floor and felt like you would fall through. Baths were clean but overall rundown. We plan on returning here. We camped at Grandfather Campground in a Tent Trailer.

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msherrill

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

I've camped here twice in a tent. What I love about this campground is the spectacular scenery and the campground's location. I camped at B26 for a week in August of 2008 and at T70 for a week in August of 2009. There is an upper and a lower creek, both of which are nice. The bathhouse near B26 needs to be renovated. The bathhouse near T70 is nicer but could also use some renovating. There is a large empty field where it would be nice to have some playground equipment. The campground itself is bare, but like I said, the location and scenery are worth the stay. We camped at Grandfather Campground in a Tent.

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Miss M

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Camp was full over weekend (leaf-peeping season). We liked our campsite, but we had some difficulty locating the site because the markers are so faded. We were also in a big rig and although we managed, it was a tight squeeze in and out of the site. Note: The hookups are at the opposite end of the motorhome hookups. Our site was A50. Once we were in & leveled (used boards under wheels), it was a nice large space. The view of the mountains was beautiful, and close to Boone, Grandfather Mtn. Park, and Blowing Rock. I would do it again, but would be very specific about my site. There are only a few level sites to accommodate larger RVs. Be careful departing your site if you are in a big rig because the back end of the RV could possibly catch the electric/water posts as you swing out. We camped at Grandfather Campground in a Motorhome.

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Sweets

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Lovely little campground. Clean and neat. I love going there. Very friendly! We camped at Grandfather Campground in a Tent.

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