7 Parks near Cherokee, North Carolina
Apr 2016 - $54.00
Came here on a recommendation for fishing with my adult son. It's a nice campground and the staff was very nice, polite, and helpful. Our site was a "back-in"near one of the fishing ponds and we had ample room for our 25 ft. Sprinter rig but my son had to park across our pad in order to stay off the road. Wi-Fi was non-existent at our site and Verizon cell phone reception was minimal at best. I only used electric, which served us well, so I can't comment on the other utilities.
The nearby bath house (we were at Site 47) appeared clean but needed a staffer to keep soap dispensers refilled and to unstoppable a sink.
There appeared to be construction/maintenance work going on so the owner's do want to keep the place in good order. It was really cold and windy during our stay but we will be back.
Also, the rate includes a $3.50/ night resort fee. - KC8RXQ
Oct 2015 - $61.00
This KOA is located on the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on the North Carolina side. The park is surrounded by a stream and campsites have great shade with wonderful trees. Our site was a pull-through concrete pad. It was very long and easily accommodated our 38 ft. 5th wheel plus our truck. The pad was very level and the utilities were very accessible. The sites that are along the stream are back in but appear to be level and have good distance from other campers. The staff was very accommodating and worked with us to adjust our reservation without additional charges. The only negative relates to cell phone service. There is no ATT signal available, but that's not the campground's fault. We relied on WiFi, which was strong while we were there. - The Regans
Sep 2015 - $61.00
First, the good: The campground has concrete pads and adequate roads for our 37 ft Motorhome. It's in a lovely setting and the campground staff were all very nice.
The bad: needs some ecologically safe treatment for gnats/fruitflies across the entire campground. Without a significant breeze, it was impossible to be outside for any length of time without being swarmed by these little pests.
If a site appears very narrow on the campground map, it is probably way too narrow to have any outside space. The sites on the river nearest to the campground entrance are on a very small prong of the river. The upstream river front sites are much nicer. Unless you want to hear the motor for the jumping mat throughout your stay, you'll want to be farther from the entrance, pools, jumping mat, etc. If you have children who will be using these amenities, you'll want to consider the closer sites.
We will visit this campground again, but will definitely be looking for sites toward the back. - Donna and Steve
Mar 2005 - $30.00
I traveled to several sites around Cherokee region (Yogi, KOA, etc...) and everything was extremely crowded due to trout fishing tourney. After traveling approximately 25 miles attempting to locate a campground, I figure I would take a stab at Craig's Campground. The manager was sitting on the front porch of the office and was extremely nice. He suggested a spot next to the creek with full hook-up and we set up camp. Before we left for Cherokee, asked him what time check-out was and he asked us what time we wanted to leave the next day and said not to worry nor hurry. Extremely nice people, facilities were not fancy, but they were very clean. - garyclarke324
Cherokee, North Carolina (map) | (828) 497-9204
Sites: 375 | Latest Rate: $45.00 | 30 Reviews
Oct 2015 - $45.00
My wife and I were here for a week. Check-in was easy but staff not very friendly. Campground is very big, some sites are very tight if camping on the creek. Just appears to be run down, could use a good cleanup and some updates. As for WiFi forget it, very poor. I don't understand why campgrounds offer WiFi if it's that poor. Cable service good if you're not wanting a sports channel. We were here with a group and asked to be close to them and we were probably 300 yards or more away, not good. - olv1977
Oct 2015 - $38.00
No cell service at all. WiFi is fair. Cable is good. Very tight but we had no next door neighbors so was fine. Sewer hookup was barely reachable and almost higher than outlet on rig. Many sites had no gravel at all but ours did. We were here during the hurricane so it rained most of the time. Water running down the streets and standing everywhere. Location close to the casino and Smoky Mtn National park; lots of scenic drives when not raining. - Bojangles
Aug 2015 - $22.00
Had a wonderful stay there for a month. Sites were adequate and the restrooms were clean. There is a pond there for fishing. Mostly for kids as its all real small stuff. The Indians stock the river with trout weekly so if you want to fish for them its pretty easy. The town doesn't offer much but the Casino but there is plenty to do in the other areas and in the Smoky Mtn Park. The work kampers were very friendly and sociable. Lots of Seasonal rigs but mostly they were clean with a few exceptions. Big open grass area with Concerts there almost weekly that were enjoyable to listen to. They also play Bingo every Thursday night. We will surly stay there again as this is a wonderful area to visit and the weather is great. - Lifetraveler
Jun 2015 - $96.00
We love this place!! As we were traveling around visiting several locations in NC and TN we didn't bring our RV this time. We rented a cabin, #49 which is a pet friendly cabin that sleeps 4. We did not have a pet but it was so clean, we could not tell there had been any pets staying prior to our visit. Cool, shaded, great little campground. Staff very friendly. - Jerrilyn
May 2015 - $34.00
Indian Creek was a bit of a drive but well worth it. Bath house appeared to be cleaned multiple times each day. Sites were gravel and level and all utilities worked as expected with the exception of a very weak WiFi signal. Compared with other private campgrounds sites were nicely spaced. - Dave F
Oct 2012 - $32.00
Pretty little campground. Nicest site are on the creek. FHU sites aren't on the creek. Owners very nice and very helpful. If you need internet or cell phone reception look elsewhere. There is absolutely no cell phone reception. The internet service provided by the campground was spotty at best. Often it was completely unavailable. sometimes you could get your email very slow but forget about going to any other internet sites. - Mushmouth
Jul 2015 - $45.00
We stayed here over the 4th of July and it was very crowded during that period as to be expected. Some sites can be pretty tight especially those next to the river. It is a very lovely location and the people that run this are very nice. Wifi wasn't very good during our stay and that could have been due to the amount of people there. Verizon signal was hit or miss. There are some big trees that could be a problem for large rigs if one doesn't take there time. Overall a very nice campground that sits right on a river stocked with trout. We'll go back but at a different time of the year when its less crowded . - NPmoto
Sep 2013 - $40.00
We camped here for a month and the monthly rate for a non-river spot is only $400--a great deal and well worth the money! The restrooms are clean and the showers have plenty of pressure and hot water. There is a large laundry room and a game room. The front section is mostly paved spots with full hook-ups, picnic tables and fire rings. There are smaller tent/pop-up sites along the river in the front section. The middle section is not paved, however, all of the sites that are not on the river are level pull-through sites, most with shade trees. The river side sites are back-in and they have a gorgeous view. The back section is for permanent campers, and they are very well kept and folks are friendly. There is a trail that runs along the river which is great for dog walking and enjoying the views, including a small waterfall right across the river. The staff is very friendly. The campground is about two miles up Big Cove Road from downtown Cherokee. On up Big Cove Road about another 2 miles is Mingo Falls, a nice little hike. If you're looking for a reasonably priced mountain get-away, this is the place to be! - Angie C
Apr 2013 - $32.00
This was our first time to visit the Great Smokie Mountians, and we were very happy to have found this park! All sites for short term stay have level concrete pads, full hook ups, a beautiful setting by the stream and surrounded by the mountians. Very quiet location, except for the daily trash truck as a previous reviewer mentioned. The is no cell service in this area. The staff is very friendly, hassle free rates, paid by cash only. We will stay here again! - Joe and Giny
Oct 2015 - $51.00
Beautiful setting, adequate space for our 36ft 5th. Long winding paved road to campsite. Friendly staff. No Cell service. Not the fault of the campsite. Good cable. Satellite not an option because of trees.
My main problem was lack of WiFi. Being full timers we depend on internet. When the park was empty, WiFi was horrible. When the park was full it was non existent. - roybrody
Aug 2015 - $29.00
The staff here were very very friendly although check in was slow. We had read internet was slow so asked for a site closest to the internet hot spot and we had very good WiFi where we were placed. Restrooms were generally very clean. Stayed here for 2 nights and there was enough to keep the three kids happy. Color a t-shirt for $8.50, movies each night, candy bingo, pedal karts to hire. Right near very pretty river. Just don't bother walking the Mango Falls track. Bugs, bad trail so could twist ankle, unsafe area to walk through in one patch, nothing to see when you get there. I'd stay again especially with a Passport America discount. - kiwitravelers
May 2015 - $32.00
Getting to, and into this park is a challenge. Big Cove rd is narrow & in bad shape in places with the road bank falling into the river in several locations. The road into the park has those suspension shattering high plastic speed bumps. I wouldn't take my camper in there again even if the camping was free. - Thorfinn