6.4 Average
Bryson City, North Carolina

Ela Campground & Country Store

Bryson City, North Carolina

5100 US-19
Bryson City, North Carolina 28713
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 120
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 35.449261176576
Longitude: -83.38581199469

Elevation: 1798' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

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Review Details

Ratings overview

7 Reviews

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

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

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here from the end of August 2016 until the beginning of January 2017. Top notch owners are the salt of the earth. Usually you could find someone to help you with whatever you needed help with, the long-termers are very friendly and welcoming. It's an older park so it had a few plumbing and drainage issues. The pool was very cold when we tried to use it the week before it closed for the season. We found the atmosphere to be very relaxed. We would stay here again. We camped at Ela Campground & Country Store in a Fifth Wheel.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Within daytrip distance to Gatlinburg Cherokee and Asheville. Learn to cook in your RV there's not much for restaurants nearby.

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Review Count: 236
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Most of the campground is taken up with permanent residents. Some of the permanents are pretty run down. Friendly staff. Wi-Fi works only at the store. Good cable TV. OK place to stay if you don't plan on being in the campground all the time. We camped at Ela Campground & Country Store in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 46
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Oh yes! The staff (owners?) were very frendly and helpful indeed. This place is an older campground filled with mostly long-term residents. Very many of them with attachments (more like roots) indicating YEARS of being here. This place is more sow's ear than silk purse. I was placed in a refurbished area (on one of the very FEW pull through sites) and so had 50 amp service. Allowing for mountains and distance from the city I had almost NO Verizion cell service: but was able to use the WiFi. There were several "choke points" (including the main entrance) for larger rigs and a place or two, too tight for much more than a pop-up. I fouled some overhead phone lines while exiting and driving through one of those choke points. The place is somewhat poorly laid out as it seems to have grown in stages over the years. There are too many other places in the area to claim use just for convienence, but in line w/ the general "pricyness" of the area and time of year. Not really sure I would return or suggest others stay. We camped at Ela Campground & Country Store in a Fifth Wheel.

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

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

The Smokies are a wonderful place to visit and camp and this park is right smack in the center of everything to do on the North Carolina side. The property is an older park that is neat and well keep. Most riverfront sites have seasonal units permanently in place with cool river decks, so only a few of those are available for short term visits. The park does have several decks with walk downs to the river that are large with plenty of room-close to all the sites. The staff is friendly and very accommodating-you feel like family. We'll be back! We camped at Ela Campground & Country Store in a Travel Trailer.

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

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

From the time I called to make a reservation, I could tell by the woman's voice that this was where I wanted to be. It is a laid back, country campground with a family atmosphere. It is not the newest, does not have a great view of the mountains, and yes some of the sites were a little muddy due to the rain they had the night before, but when we asked to move the lady was very apologetic and allowed us to change sites with no problem. We enjoyed tubing for 5 bucks a tube, we swam in the pool, the kids played on their little playground and in the game room, they enjoyed the basketball goal, they had an ice cream social for the children, karaoke for the grown ups, and everyone was very pleasant and kind. They treat you like family and my children cried when it was time to go. We really appreciate the chance to get away from it all and not be nickle and dimed like the big fancy campgrounds can do. So if you are not looking for the biggest, fanciest place to camp in the mountains, just want to go camping, then this is the place. We camped at Ela Campground & Country Store in a Tent.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Most sites for traveling RVers are small. Sites were very muddy in the week long rain we had. Staff was very friendly and very laid back. Free Wi-Fi and free cable (only a few channels). Lots of people with year long sites with makeshift covers. Not the most attractive campground but for the $10 night (Passport America), free Wi-Fi (great signal from site), free cable and close to attractions in the area - it can't be beat. Fishing in river on campground is possible without a license. We camped at Ela Campground & Country Store in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2007 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites are very small. Most sites occupied with year long residents. Available sites to travelers are beside the road. Very noisy. Neighbors are loud. First morning neighbor was talking with a buddy at 5:30 a.m. We left on Labor Day and that morning (7 a.m.) workers were putting up a metal shelter over a travel trailer. Well centralized to attractions. Would not stay there again. We camped at Ela Campground & Country Store in a Tent Trailer.

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