Bat Cave North Carolina Campgrounds
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
Nov 2017 - $11.00
Beautiful, heavily forested campground in the Pisgah National Forest. We stayed in site 36 which was a long, fairly level site but a bit of a challenge to back into due to trees and posts surrounding the water hydrant. Our site was FHU with excellent water pressure. Verizon signal was mostly non-existent within the campground. The Hardtimes Loop and Bent Creek Loop where closed while we were there, so I could not rate the sites. The Lakeside Loop sites (where we were) were all asphalt with a fire ring and concrete picnic table. In my opinion, site 36A (right next to us) was the best site in this loop, having the most privacy and the easiest site to back into and get out of. A few other sites in this loop are more difficult to get out of due to the posts surrounding the water hydrants (one camper had to dig one of the posts up to get out of his site). Big John Loop sites were all gravel, but smaller, and many sites were very unlevel so I wouldn't recommend this loop for larger rigs (although there were one or two in there). There are low hanging branches on the road leading into (and within) the park, one of which took out our antenna on the way in. Also, the road coming into the park is narrow and has two blind curves on it, so take it slow. There are miles of fantastic hiking and biking trails in and around the park, along with a beach/swimming area (closed while we were there) and a long fishing pier complete with rod holders. Restroom/shower area was spotlessly clean, but there are only two toilets/showers for each loop. Dump station is at the back of the park and looks to be easy in/out (although we didn't use it). There is no campsite store onsite, but they do sell ice and firewood. We were able to get a few OTA channels (even with our broken antenna). Workers were nice and helpful, and cleaned sites thoroughly almost immediately after someone left. - RVIN 24-7
Sep 2017 - $20.00
Narrow, winding, hilly road into the park with a few low limbs scraping the coach. Easy check-in. Recommend unhooking the tow car at the entrance as the interior roads are hilly and winding. Dense tree cover so no satellite reception possible. We received a few over the air channels, mainly NPR. Very private sites with large sitting areas. Our site was long and level. The bathrooms and showers were very clean and nice although there were just 2 of each for the loop so sometimes there was a short wait. Our site had electric service (50 amps) only, no water or sewer although there were several places to fill tanks and the one dump station was adequate with water hose to flush black tank. Some sites have full hook-ups. However a large number of sites appear to be for small units and some appeared unlevel. There is a short drive to restaurants, groceries, etc. and a outlet mall not far away. IMO although nice not a place for larger rigs. - starwind
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
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
Oct 2017 - $45.00
Very close to your neighbors. Concrete pads. Barely room to park your vehicle. There's a picnic table but didn't use it because I felt I was eating next to my neighbors bedroom. We backed up to a beautiful view. Close to town. There's deluxe sites that are wider cost more. Office staff OK. - jcpjane
Oct 2017 - $45.00
I can't say much about this CG's amenities, as we arrived late and left early, but I will say that you should DEFINITELY arrive during the daylight. The roads to the CG are very tight and twisty, as are the roads in the CG. Also, the lighting and signage is not very good at directing you where you need to go. It didn't help that it was dumping rain on us. We were also both fighting severe head colds. It was a bad night.
The layout of this park is very strange. You have to drive up a steep incline to get the office. The road is barely wide enough for your RV, and if you don't have a back-in site up there, you have to exit the park, swing back around, and then go past the entrance to get to the pull-throughs. There was a sign for the pull-throughs, but no light guiding us into the drive way, and the road is a curvy disaster waiting to happen. It would definitely be easier in the daylight and without rain, but it's still tight.
The park was nearly full, there are apartments on-site, and we witnessed two trailers stuffed into one pull-though next to us. Also, the back-in sites were very close together. Since we were literally under-the-weather, we asked for a late check-out time and were denied the request. We won't be back. - Unknown_Normal
Oct 2017 - $49.00
Entrance to park rather confusing, site is pavement, level, full hook ups, pull through sites are right on the road in a curve so headlights shine in windows all night, freeway noise as it runs on two sides of campground. Price is very high for what you get. - PatteCaryMeans
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 - $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
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