42 RV Parks near Bat Cave, North Carolina
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
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
May 2018 - $12.00
Level roads and large, level campsites. Easy to get in. Plenty of water spigots to fill your holding tanks (we camped at a site with no hookups). The campground is very well maintained. Staff was out cleaning up almost immediately after campers left, including raking the gravel. Lots to do within the park, and it's close to Asheville as well. Lots of mountain bikers and nearby trailheads. We stayed for 3 nights and will definitely be back. - DaveAndJoyce
Mar 2018 - $22.00
The utilities weee placed well and worked as expected. The site was plenty long enough for our 35' and we had room for the car on the drive. The dolly was beside the RV. There is a nice table and fire pit on site. Our site needed boards under our front wheels to help level without causing the front tires to be off the ground. It's very quiet and relatively private. - Tammy7
Feb 2018 - $31.00
Spent the weekend here in order to be close to Biltmore and Asheville. Beautiful park with very friendly, helpful staff. Sites are spacious and wooded. Some could be tight for large rigs, but our 28' Airstream fit just fine. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely return again! - Megan McGrath
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
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
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
May 2018 - $45.00
It depends what you are looking for as to how you will view this campground. It is on a narrow twisty road. If you have pull thru you would register and leave the camp to drive around again to get to your site. Pull thrus back up to the highway behind your rig and the main road in front of your rig. Back ins are on a narrow road up the hill once you have registered. This is not a problem if the campground is not full and everyone has not parked on the road. Most have to park cars/trucks across front of site. Some sites back in going up small hill. You can see marks in pavement where vehicles/trailers have bottomed out at the hitch. Did not use bathrooms, showers, or laundry. The location is great. Close to Biltmore, Bent Creek for mountain bikers, and close to Brevard, about 20 minute drive. May not be the best RV park but would return due to location. Once you get situated it is all good! Some sites have BIG holes in asphalt in where levelers have sunk in due to asphalt being so soft during summer months. Appears they have not tried to fill the holes. Over time this will be very problematic. As a result you have to be careful where you place your rig on the site. - my2dogs
Apr 2018 - $45.00
We arrived after 5 pm so office was closed. Park was very crowded and sites were carved out of every available flat area, as well as private residences and apartments. Our pull-through site was only a few feet from a busy road. Site was narrow and difficult to park due to tree and utility post. Decided that we could not put out slides so took an empty 30 amp spot that was wide enough for our slides. Restrooms were smallest that I have seen outside of a B motorhome: needed to keep elbow in when using stall or sink. Just not a comfortable situation. - noobie
Apr 2018 - $45.00
We hadn't stopped here in several years, and it looks like no upgrades have taken place. After maneuvering winding road, you must turn into the campground on a sharp curve, then up a hill in front of office. Sites are all back-in up on the hill with uneven pads to get up on. All hookups are at the back. You must back up as far as you can, anyway, to get your tow off the narrow road. Clubhouse looks ancient, with old chairs in need of replacement or paint. Very little maintenance anywhere. No place to walk the dog, but we found a dog park two miles away. WiFi is good and location of park is good. - wallysmom
May 2018 - $10.00
I booked this CG months in advance as we are full-timers. I called days in advance to confirm our reservation and he day of. We were told we had a spot on the river. When we arrived (not easily accessible for a 42' Rig) the person who was suppose to check us in on the lot to the right wasn't there so we called. They told us they didn't have anything but a grass site E/W only. When we viewed this site there as no way we could fit it even try to fit it! I'd advise anyone from Going there plus your literally under the I-40 expressway! I hate giving bad reviews but this was hard to get to only to have them lie to us! No! Don't go! - DawnB5643
May 2018 - $45.00
Entry is odd. Take Exit 1C. You will see the Park on your right. Go a short distance past that and enter a strip area on the right. Sign in there. You can also turn around here and go back to enter the park. Office closed on the weekends, so go to the park and see camp host in first rig on the left. A smallish park with half of the sites on the river - great views. Bathrooms clean and okay - I've seen lots better. Great access to Asheville! No laundry. Great walking trails on the river. - AvalonDF41
Mar 2018 - $45.00
This park is located very close to downtown Asheville, NC. The park was clean, and other than some traffic noise from the interstate (as it is literally right off of the interstate), it was fairly quiet. Our site was right on the river, so it was very nice to have the convenience of being so close to downtown, but still have that quaint feeling of being close to the water. There is a water equipment rental place located right next door that would be very convenient during the summer months (not sure if this would add to the noise during the hotter months as it was closed during our stay). Another feature we found interesting... which some folks seemed to dislike... is that there is a walking trail that runs through the RV park that leads to more trails along the river in one direction and to a park in the other. We found it to be very nice as we do enjoy people watching and it wasn't very busy during out stay there. The camp host & hostess were both very nice and we enjoyed chatting with them. The only issue that we could foresee is that they don't really do site reservations. If you call, they will take your name and the dates you plan to stay and reserve your stay, but they don't/won't guarantee that you will get a water-side site until you get there (first come/first served). While we got lucky this time, I didn't like that it was kind of a gamble as to where we might be located. Also, there are very few trees around so there's not much shade to speak of. During summer months, it could get very hot. Even so, due to the convenience of the location, we'd still gladly stay there again. - FlowerChild7275
May 2018 - $22.00
Love this small park! It is an older park, but it is in immaculate condition. Our site is grassy, but well manicured and huge! The park managers are wonderful people. WiFi is very good, no cable, but no problem with satellite reception. Fishing pond here as well as a little sandy beach but, just passing through and won't be able to utilize them. No complaints whatsoever. Will definitely stay here again. - wedidit
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
Dec 2017 - $18.00
As a full-time traveler, I have been to many different parks and have had good and bad experiences with management and facilities. This park has been such a great find! The owner, has gone above and beyond to help me settle in to my year-long work assignment in the area and I have never had to second guess if choosing this park was the right decision. As mentioned in the other reviews, you must be self-contained as there are no facilities here but the well water is amazingly clean and there is great water pressure. Most of the traffic running by the park is local or motorcyclists out for a scenic ride in the area, hardly noticeable. There are lots on both sides of the road so as mentioned DO slow down when close. The GPS was very accurate but it will take you to a house about 200 yards in front of the turn, so if you miss it; turning around in a larger rig will be tough. If coming from Candler and staying in lots 7-10, there is a long, brown fence immediately before the turn-in on the right. If in lots 1-6, you will see the trailers and the EXIT to the sites on your left BEFORE you see the ENTRANCE sign ahead. Suburban propane has been amazing and will come out to this location to install a tank if staying long enough to need it, with auto refill services available. The sites are gravel, level enough to just need a few adjustments. There are picnic tables at each site with 30amp,50 amp hook-ups. The grounds are maintained well with a few trees, more on the creekside, that offer some shade. There are several county parks in the Candler area with playgrounds and nature trails so not having these facilities at the site has not been an issue. I do not have dogs, but others in the park do and have never had issues, no unwanted visitors either. So far, it is very peaceful. The owner has been one of the nicest people I have met in my travels and I highly recommend this park, whether for a day or a year as he will go out of his way to make you feel welcomed!! - GinaS
Apr 2017 - $18.00
Great rates, but the owner has issues with dogs over 30 pounds and also if you have tattoos. After staying here for three weeks with no issues we were asked to find another place to stay. We even built a fire ring for him, with his permission. In addition, the wifi is useless, Verizon has 1G service, and you can only get 7 TV channels. - RVRenegades
Nov 2016 - $18.00
We stayed one week. The weekly rate is $130. With Passport America, it was $125. Other reviewers have done a good job describing this CG. If you're coming from the South on 151, sites 1-6 are on the left and sites 7-10 are on the right. Our GPS was accurate. I recommend arriving during day light. Really slow down early so you have time to see it and make the turn. A turn around spot about .250 mile further is possible but wouldn't be pretty. Not knowing what to expect, we unhooked our toad about 2 miles before arriving at the CG at a vacated fire station on the right side of street. This wasn't necessary as there is room to pull-in and unhook. However we felt the remote lot was easier so we also used it to hook up upon departure. As much as I don't want to say anything negative, there are two things I must mention. 1.) We had a homeless man suddenly appear in our headlights one night as we pulled into our site. It was startling to say the least. Although he was tattooed everywhere including his face, he was polite and asked for a ride to the store (8 miles away). Fortunately another camper at the park graciously put the man and his bags into his truck bed and took him. This helped the guy out and also got him away from the park. It's a reminder to always be aware no matter where you are. 2.) CG wifi did not work well. Normally this isn't a big deal because we have other options but not here. Verizon cell worked enough for voice but not for data so we couldn't hotspot. Our Sprint Mifi had zero signal. When the CG wifi didn't work, it was very frustrating. The owner reset it which helped but only for a half a day. Other than those two things, all hook-ups worked well. We received DirecTV signal. I think sites 7-10 would all receive sat signal. Overall the park is lovely and peaceful and the price was right. Asheville's attractions are an easy drive. Beautiful Pisgah Natl Forest and Blue Ridge Parkway are in your backyard. We enjoyed our time here and would stay again. - GottaGoNow