40 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
Sep 2017 - $50.00
Stayed 3 nights while visiting friends in Asheville area. Campground is a little off the beaten track but not difficult to find. Sites are a little close but better than a KOA. Site 60 (our site) is set as end-to-end back-ins but is managed as a single pull-through. Everything was well-kept and maintenance staff passed frequently. We were escorted to our site. One oddity - visitors are said to be charged $3 per day to enter the gated entrance, but our two visitors were admitted without charge. - TheBreeze
Sep 2017 - $27.00
We stayed for 2 months and it was, overall, a satisfactory experience. Our back-in site was next to the pool, but was surprisingly quiet. Congestion on the roadway, though, was chronic. Nearly everyone on our row had 2 vehicles in addition to an RV, so cars and trucks were parked all along the edge of the passageway. Sites were just long enough for a 40' rig, but wide enough for vehicles to park. Power in the campground was low voltage at peak heat in August and tripped once. Sewer connection was at the rear of the site instead of near the center with the water and electric connections. Park is conveniently located to services in Fletcher and easy access to Hendersonville and Asheville. Staff was very accommodating in putting us in a site facing north with no tree interference for our TV satellite. - ramblin' vagabonds
Sep 2017 - $49.00
Very nice RV Park. Stayed with a 38' MH pulling a 29 ' trailer and had no problems with road going to park or dip in drive as described by another user. Stayed in pull through along side a small creek. - Johngflyer
Sep 2017 - $34.00
The campground is one of my favorites. The Lake Loop has paved pads, the other loops have gravel pads. Some sites have sewer hookups as well as electric and water. Sufficient privacy between sites, bathhouse convenient to all sites and very clean. Camp hosts are abundant, helpful and pleasant. Very poor cell service with Verizon, and absolutely no Hotspot use here. Lots of bike trails nearby and Blue Ridge Parkway very near. Fishing is allowed in the lake. Swimming only at beach area. - flourpedal
Aug 2017 - $20.00
What a pleasant campground this is. While near all major attractions in the Asheville, NC area, the camping experience is what you would expect in the Pisgah National Forrest...quiet, relaxed and in an environment of beautiful hardwood and pine forest surrounded by mountain views at the small nearby fishing and swimming lake. The roads into and out of the campground were easy to navigate and the campground roads are very good. Our site was fairly easy to back into and most other sites appeared likewise. The check in process was a breeze at the campground gate. Our site was mostly level with one block to help. The site was long but a little narrower than most other sites and had plenty of nice shade which only allowed us to see one other camper. The pad was asphalt with a nice but small area to the side with a fixed picnic table, fire ring with grill, and a lantern post. As our site was somewhat narrow, the fire ring was placed close to our awning which limited a fire to a small size. We stayed in the Lakeside Loop which has mostly full hookups. The hookups were excellent...worked well and placed properly. I checked out the bath houses which are among the nicest I have seen. The bath houses have two individual private bathrooms with sink and toilet and two individual private showers. They were cleaned twice per day and always seemed to shine. The campground volunteers were very friendly and actually cleaned out the fire pits, blew off leaves around the campsite and raked the small gravel in the outside living area. If you need great communications with the outside world, don't expect it here. But then what can you expect in a national forest in the mountains? You can run down the road for 5 minutes or so and have great cell phone service, just not at your site. Overall Lake Powhatan is a great place to camp with good hiking trails, bike trails, small fishing and swimming lake and yet close to all the attractions that the Asheville area has to offer. - WOLFTRACKS
Jun 2017 - $22.00
Lakeside loop, is full service. Great staff and helpful hosts. Sites are large and private and the camp is quiet. Close to hiking/running/biking trails. No boats allowed on lake. - 2labsacamping
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
May 2013 - $20.00
This park is mostly permanent resident and temporary workers. The staff was friendly and helpful with information in the area. Would not recommend this park for Big Rigs 40 or over. Our 36ft motorhome was too large for most sites. We stayed here for a one night stop over on our way though N.C. Would consider staying again if in the area, but only as a stop over. - owl208
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
Sep 2017 - $41.00
Rude clerk at check-in. Packed in like sardines at many sites. Very little room for tow vehicle. Very tight. However, we had a nice view of the mountains if we got out of and walked to the back of the rv. The grass was thin and in many areas more mud than grass. The white plastic picnic table was covered in black spots (mildew?) Restrooms should have been updated 10 years ago. The park is all asphalt - no gravel, so that is nice. Easy to navigate inside park, but if anyone is trying to back in, they hold up traffic. Overall not bad - expect better for the price. Would stay here again. - Deb and Chris
Sep 2017 - $42.00
First, the positive points. This campground is very easy to find (right off the interstate) and super close to downtown, dining, and shopping (outlet mall just a few miles away). At $42 a night, it may be bit higher than state parks or other campgrounds, but if you are looking for convenience to the downtown area, it really isn't that bad of a price. Now, the negative points. This campground is SUPER TIGHT. If there is a free space, they'll park a camper in it. Or a tent. Anything, really. We were lucky because the travel trailers next to us seem to be empty and neither of them had slide-outs, otherwise it would have been a lot more cramped than it already was and I'm not sure that we could have even used our awning. As mentioned before, the campground is located very close to the interstate. While that does make for easy and convenient travel downtown, it's very, very loud. Luckily (again), that noise does quiet down a bit at night due to less cars on the road, but there is no peace and quiet all during the day as traffic noise drowns out most everything else. Our last night there was spent debating on which was worse... the traffic noise or the barking dogs. Sadly, our view was of the line of trucks from the exterminating company located next to the campground. That was a huge annoyance. Our original designated spot was supposedly occupied by campers refusing to leave, so we were assigned a space near the exit of the campground. They could easily make that view better by adding a privacy fence so that the company's parking lot would not be visible. Still not sure why they haven't bothered to do this. Also, no picnic table available. All in all, while there were annoyances, the park was very convenient and that is what we were mainly looking for this trip. The park itself is very clean and they have trash cans and recycling cans conveniently located - but nicely hidden - in several areas throughout the park. Sites are level. - FlowerChild7275
Aug 2017 - $44.00
Tight and confusing entry to register. To access overnight spaces, you must leave the park and drive to a glorified parking lot. Poor signage. - Mack2383
May 2017 - $41.00
Pleasantly surprised. Excellent location for a Biltmore visit. Lovely view of the river. Fortunately we were forewarned by another review about how to enter the park and where to look for the camp host to pay. That warded off the frustration from the get go. Yes, there is highway noise. The "reservation process" felt a little iffy, but check in was smooth and the employees friendly and helpful. Being right on the river was beautiful and important to me. We would definitely use this campground again if we were in the Asheville area again. - Lizzie Bliss
May 2017 - $21.00
The absolute weirdest entry to any campground I've ever seen. It's right at the base of the off ramp, so you need to go down the road, turn back around, go around a big median, wait for off-coming cars, then make an S turn into the campground, which looks allot like a wide bike path, complete with bikes painted on the roadway. You feel like you're doing something wrong. Once in, there is an RV near the front where you can go and check-in, if you notice it. For me, I was taking in the RV park itself and was so underwhelmed and frustrated from trying to find it, that I didn't see the "office." I asked someone who was riding through on a bike and she said to go back out to the place that looked like an RV mechanic's shop and go in there. I did that. The man was tough to understand and really acted like he was going to find it hard to get me a space, without a reservation. There were about 6 or more open sites but he put me on one with no sewer and still charged me for the full hook-up price (I was told it was the PA price but I wonder.) So, it's on this nice river, but you can't get down to it. Anywhere. And there's a greenway that goes along the river so people from all over town are parading by and through the RV park on their bikes and rollerblades and running and walking and pushing strollers and walking dogs back and forth the whole time. I won't be back. I did not look at their facilities. I noticed you can rent kayaks and bikes and tubes next door. Not sure if they are affiliated. The wifi is there but it's weak, even with using my booster. The water pressure seems extreme so use a regulator. The park itself is just an oval area with cement slabs. Oh yeah. My site didn't have a table or a firepit either. It did have some cute gophers in the brush, though. - Rockwood-C
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
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 - $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 - $20.00
This is a small park hidden in the woods. Roads and sites (mosty level) are gravel separated by some grass. Stayers appear to occupy the exterior shaded sites and overnight customers are placed in the sunny interior sites. Sites are full hook-up and there is free wifi with a good signal. There is a laundry. The hosts were super friendly and helpful. The approximately 150-yard gravel entrance road is one lane with no shoulders. In my 3 or 4 trips in and out of the park, I did not meet another vehicle, but if I had, one of us would have had to back up. There are nearby stores (Super Walmart, Ingles grocery) and gas stations. I did not see any cottages, but there were multiple tents and I believe the name is now Red Gates Tents and RV Park. This was a quiet park good for a few days stay. I received a Passport America rate of $20 for 3 nights, although I do not see the park listed on the PassPort America website. Regular rate is $40. - SunStar203
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
Aug 2016 - $20.00
Small campground with gravel roads, gravel sites and grass. No toilets or showers, no office, no clubhouse, no laundry. Nothing but a nice place to park with trees and full utilities. Most sites have clean monthly rigs, and there are only a few sites for travelers. Get your site # before arriving and pull in and park. Several traveler sites are across the street from the sign and entrance. Had to loop through and get back on main road, find a U-turn and come back in other entrance. The very nice owner will show up later and check on you. Free secure Wi-Fi and cable TV. Quiet and serene. 10 miles to Ashville. We will return. - Pepper Dan