7.4 Good
     
Candler, North Carolina

Asheville West KOA

Candler, North Carolina


309 Wiggins Rd
Candler, North Carolina 28715
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Sites: 74
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 35.541816664843
Longitude: -82.761109471321

Elevation: 2345' (approximate)
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

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80 Reviews

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Review Count: 78
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

Site 333 is flat, dirt/gravel mix w/o grass. To rear is a steep, tree covered downward hillside. Dirt lanes. Camped in a 35 foot 5th wheel w 3 slides. Site is very narrow w barely enough room for parallel parking truck. At bottom of hillside is a TA truck stop where tractor trailer rigs make noise night & day. I 40 is close & there is highway noise from it. A few tree branches need to be trimmed; they brushed top of rig. Shower & laundry houses are very clean. Small, clean game room w exchange library, games, puzzles, & TV. Several walking trails & large grass areas. Did not use pool, but it appeared very well maintained. About 25 cable TV stations & good AT&T cell coverage. WiFi in this section of campground did not function due to a lightning strike earlier in the season. Staff is very friendly & helpful. We camped at Asheville West KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
333
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
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

The owners are pleasant, professional and helpful. This park backs up to I-40 and I thought road noise would be a problem but I was fine with the level of noise at the camp site. You can still hear the trucks, yes. We were in the upper level and this park has a lower level with shorter sites and a little more removed from the road. The site was acceptably level but you will still need pads. Surface was stone and dirt. Sites had fire pits and tables but they are close enough together to make me be cautious in using it. Electric was reliable and stable. We have stayed at other CG's in the area and I will come back to this one in the future as its only 14 miles away from the Biltmore Estate. We camped at Asheville West KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
F-5
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow 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:

Located between Asheville and Canton right off I 40 so its easy to get around. Good places to eat in Canton. Got to try out the Bearwaters Brewery and the Pigeon River Grill (in Canton). Great beer and food. Go to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville when in the area.

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

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We just bought our first camper in July, right before going to Canada on vacation. We live nearby, but we decided to camp here the weekend before we left, just to get the feel of things. If you're staying here to visit Asheville, you might be a bit disappointed. It's about a 30-minute drive to get downtown. If this campground is even in the same county, it's a close thing. Anyway, the campground itself was nice enough. Our site was a bit tight to back into, and my husband does have experience with backing trailers. We had two vehicles and had to park one a good distance away. The manager is nicely insistent that no one parks on the grass. We only had water and electric at our site, so we did use the bath house. It looked freshly remodeled and it was spotless. The campground is fairly close to I-40, as most reviewers mention, but on the side of the campground farthest away from the registration area, we didn't hear much noise. We do live close to a highway though, so our standards may be different than others'. If the noise bothers you, you can get free earplugs from the office. The pool was nice and clean. Staff were a constant presence around the campground. They were just walking around to make sure everything was okay. The manager comes around in the very early evening to offer firewood for sale. We did receive a packet of information with all of their planned upgrades. It sounds like they are trying to improve everything they can! I've seen other reviews mention a "sewage smell." There's a paper factory in the next town over and sometimes it smells like that. It's not the campground. I do remember the information we got at checkin mentioned that if you smell it, it's usually in the early morning and it's usually gone by 10:00 am. We didn't notice it while we were there. I've lived in this area all my life (luckily not close enough to smell the factory), and I've noticed whenever I am in this area that the smell has drastically improved over the past decade! We camped at Asheville West KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B-26
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Not much here, and never saw any staff presences outside of registration. Gravel sites were level-ish and quite close together (we had a pull through). A small pool but almost nothing else to do at the site. Close to the highway so there is traffic noise, but it didn't bother us. Bathrooms were SPOTLESS and they had very nice showers and laundry facilities. We camped at Asheville West KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Close to office
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 6

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: 44
States Visited: 20
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: 8

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: 31
States Visited: 13
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: 12
States Visited: 9
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: 12
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

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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