7.5 Good
     
Candler, North Carolina

Asheville West KOA

Candler, North Carolina


309 Wiggins Rd
Candler, North Carolina 28715
Phone: (828) 665-7015

Sites: 74
Recent Rate: $40 5/2017

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Latitude: 35.541816664843
Longitude: -82.761109471321
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
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 yes
  • ATT Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone yes
  • Central Modem Central Modem yes
Amenities
  • 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 yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

76 Reviews

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Felt unsafe at night as random cars would show up at night and take off early in the morning before staff made their rounds. Absolutely no night time security or checks. West Asheville does have a growing crime problem. Site was small with no room for another vehicle. Firepits are made from gathered rocks which is ok, but seemed a little cheap for a koa. Sites did have fallen twigs on them...needed to be raked. Campground is in the process of renovations per mgt. Bathrooms were very nice and clean. The hilly trail around a part of the campground seemed maintained. Tiny pond was nice for the kids with a ton of bullfrogs at night. Park was small and just OK for young kids, but somewhat out of the way from the sites. There is hwy traffic but it was white noise for me. There is a large truck stop behind the back in sites, but again- white noise for me. I slept well with the drone of distant idling engines, as the truck stop is way down a 100 ft dangerous hill as the sites are on the hill. Owners seemed nice enough at the office. Person cleaning bathrooms was very warm and accommodating. It's a humble no frills, work in progress koa. I'd stay again, but they really need to work on their night time security. Put a fence up behind the back in sites. Get some real firepits, and maybe another better placed playground. Wifi was intermittent. Verizon hotspot compensated for the wifi issues. I feel this place has potential and they appear to be trying to improve the campground. We camped at Asheville West KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Back in
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Blue ridge parkway is 35 to 45 mins away by very curvy roads.

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

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

We were only here one night but found it to be a very clean and friendly park. Sites were large. Owners just made upgrades to the bath house and there is some awesome woodwork in there. We camped at Asheville West KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

Looks like a mom & pop CG that sold out to KOA. Right beside I-40 so traffic noise constant. Nothing special here, nothing terrible either. Rocks as fire rings but burn ban due to dry conditions in effect so it didn't matter. Overall, adequate for a few days. We camped at Asheville West KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B35
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

13 miles from I-40 exit for Biltmore. 7 miles to Fatz Restaurant for some of the best ribs I've ever had.

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

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

I was actually at this campground several years back and it was a good experience. The tent sites were very clean with easy access bathroom and shower facilities. the campground was very clean and also very quet whick made for a good night'e sleep. We camped at Asheville West KOA in a Tent.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Staff friendly and helpful. Hookups worked fine. However there were a lot of negatives. Very small and awkward and odd shaped sites. Ground mix of Gravel and weeds. Bad smell throughout our area. Campsite dirty and garbage. Narrow roads combined with small sites made parking vehicle difficult. Laundry expensive and small washers. Wi-Fi very poor. Constant noise from interstate. Generally unpleasant surroundings. We camped at Asheville West KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
44
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Friendly office staff. Sites well spaced with trees and some grass. Strong WiFi at our site, F-21. Easy pull through. Lots of places for dog to roam. Only negative: I-40 just down hill so noisy. After awhile it just becomes background noise. Would absolutely stay here again. We camped at Asheville West KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
F-21
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

12 miles from Asheville but very convenient to Inerstate.

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Staff at check in very polite and helpful. Highway noise present but did not seem to be much of a problem for the row our site was in which was farthest away. They are working on more improvements to the campground and much of it is evidently still in process. My only complaint would be the dust off of the interior roads adjacent to the sites when a car of RV passed by. Satellite signal access was not possible due to tree cover. Cable worked fine. I would recommend taking a site on the first row F1 - F6. We camped at Asheville West KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
F4
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

Great location, wonderful staff - totally enjoyable experience would definitely recommend. This is a beautiful facility, the bathrooms are kept spotless ( a very good and unusual thing), and it is obvious that the staff works hard to make for an enjoyable stay. I recommend the sites at the front of the park (behind the office) as there is hardly any road noise from the interstate which is close by. We camped at Asheville West KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
F2
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice park, owners were very helpful and knowledgeable. Nice location fairly close to interstate. Will be back when I'm in the area . We camped at Asheville West KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
34
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

This KOA is smacked right up against I-40. It's pretty loud from the trucks all night, especially in the full hookups area. Overall, the campground seems old and a bit tired. The pool and office/store are clean and well kept up, but the roads and sites are somewhat rutted. Site was unlevel side to side and a couple branches on the tree next to the site were touching the slide when extended. Roads were not one-way but only wide enough for 1 coach. There is trash pickup at the site between 8 and noon. Area where picnic table was located was quite unlevel. It rained while we were here and we had a small river running through our site, but it went away soon after the rain stopped. We camped at Asheville West KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
F23
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Pad site was unlevel, had to do a major adjust side to side. Dump station is located and installed backwards going the wrong way on road. No gravel but mud beside the station and the water connection to backwash the black tank had a nozzle that matched or hooked up to nothing. We camped at Asheville West KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
B12
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient

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Review Count: 125
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 27

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

The office staff was so friendly and helpful that I hate to give a bad review but this was possibly the worst campground we have ever been in. It is right next to the interstate and is, by far, the noisiest we have ever stayed in and we've stayed at many campgrounds near busy interstates. The interior roads are not really big rig friendly but they are doable. However, when exiting, RVs have to go both ways and there isn't room to pass so you have to hope you're the only exiting at that time. Sites are gravel and dirt, a bit messy when it rains. One tree at our site needed trimming. We would have had to back out of the site so we wouldn't scratch the side and top of the rig. Fortunately, The rig across from us pulled out and we were able to pull through that site, then make the tight exit turn. We will not return. We camped at Asheville West KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
23
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

A trip to the Biltmore Estate is a must even considering the high cost of the tickets.

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This KOA was a little on the expensive side for what was offered. Our assigned site was not long enough and we had to be moved to an alternate site where we just barely fit. When our slides were extended we had tree branches brushing up against our camper. The site was also not level. The bathrooms were very clean and there was an attendant there when we went to take showers. The road we had to take out was narrow and cluttered with vehicles parked on both sides, and it was hard to maneuver around them. We camped here in a 42 foot fifth wheel. We camped at Asheville West KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This came up as a Good Sam recommendation - three 9's.

I have read the reviews and do not understand...

The site is on top of I-40 highway, very noisy.

The sites are very small, on top of your neighbors and a heavy slant.

Compared to many of the KOAs that we have stayed at - roughly all around, less facilities for the kids. We camped at Asheville West KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
F16
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Stopped for one night. Very friendly and helpful staff. Decent access from I-40. Full hookup pullthrough site clean and level with fire pit and picnic table. Fuel at exit. Wi-Fi was excellent. Price was similar or lower than surrounding RV parks. Pet friendly, but dog walk areas are just so-so. We camped at Asheville West KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
F-5
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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