71 RV Parks near Cherokee, North Carolina
Jul 2017 - $40.00
Must call to make reservations. The website isn't really very good and doesn't have a map which makes it hard to select a site. The river sites are excellent and some of them could handle ~30' rigs. Cell reception was very poor. Bathrooms were mostly clean but very old. The staff was friendly during check in. Sites were mostly dirt, and the campground had lots of shade trees. They were not especially spacious but not too tight either. There are several other campgrounds in the Cherokee area and most of them are outdated and frankly didn't look safe. I would recommend this campground to someone staying in the area and highly recommend a river site. - zDale
May 2017 - $38.00
The Raven Fork river is right at the edge of the park, with some camping from tents to motor homes available on the bank. The river and nearby waters are stocked with trout, and most places are "catch and keep". A Cherokee Indian fishing license ($10 for one day; $17 for two) is required. Most non-tent sites are on concrete. The park was comfortable when about 30% full. The spots, however, are very close together and a full park may feel crowded. The campground was well kept up with the exception of decrepit fire rings. WiFi is almost non-existent with slightly better reception near the office; even there, speed was in the 1-4 kps range (that's kilobytes per second, not megabytes) and useful only for collecting email. The campground is surrounded by hills; satellite TV is available only at a few sites. Camping is cash only. - Mtmoi
Oct 2016 - $46.00
I was pleasantly surprised being surrounded by natural beauty...the trout streams and mountains. It you are looking for relaxation, good price and beautiful scenery, go here! - Millie House
Oct 2017 - $61.00
Overall the kids had fun due to the grounds amenities and all of the Halloween activities. This was our first time at a KOA. There were nice sites there however we were not in one of them. We were "upgraded" to a premium pond site. It was a sediment pond. There were drainage pipes behind our camper that would loft smells through our site regularly. There was a decrepit chain link fence with barbed wire hanging off of it right behind the site. People fishing were always walking behind the trailer, although they were pleasant it was certainly not ideal. There were some permanent campers there in all ranges of conditions. The ONLY thing that made our trip was the Halloween activities, Trick or Treating and the people (that is why i gave it a 5 and not a 4). Which can be had at many other grounds. We have mainly stayed at private grounds in the past and will continue to do so. All that said the site we were in is what ruined my take on this place. Most definitely stay away from the pond side. If you can't get on the river. Find somewhere you can it was beautiful. - MR Smith17
Jun 2017 - $74.00
Review - Great staff. Host was exceptionally helpful. Park was fairly clean and kept. Some light construction in office area and some of the full time spots were a little unkept. Roads inside camp are well maintained. We didn't try the bathouse/restroom since we had our trailer. Pool was nice. Nightly games and entertainment. Lot's of fishing spots (river and pond). You need to buy a tribal license to fish. Park seemed at 70% full while we there over long weekend. The spots by the river were nice but the banks needed to be cut back. A little wild between the river and the camp site. All in all...it's a nice park and I would stay there again. Bad Points - EXPENSIVE Getting to park is a little hard...very very curvy mountain road. We have a 15' trailer and it was a little bouncy. Friend with 43' fifth wheel said it was a white knuckle drive. NO CELL - Verizon spotty....ATT non-existent. Wifi works...sometimes....not very strong. Cable goes in and out. Sometimes it would be static filled then snap to crystal clear. FORGET trying to use HD antenna on camper, NO reception. - JayNC
Jun 2017 - $78.00
KOA Cherokee NC was a pleasant surprise. The staff was awesome, courteous and so helpful. They were very concerned about us being satisfied with the visit. We had camped at this park about 30 years ago and thought it was ho hum. There is quite a remarkable improvement underway and we hope that continues. The amenities (pool, office area, many of the sites, and grounds) are very well done. The premium central pull through sites are spectacular with concrete pads, patios and fire pits making them the best in the park. Some of the peripheral sites though have rough asphalt with heaves and need repair . Those sites would not be as enjoyable to put a rig on so you need to be careful and selective when choosing a site. The park seems to struggle with drainage a bit when rain is heavy. Access to and egress from the park on Big Cove Rd can be challenging with low hanging trees that the area tribal council does not seem to be trimming. Also some of the trees in the park need trimming to allow clearance for high RV's. Cable and Wifi are decent. But all that said this is developing into a very NICE RV Resort and we will return soon we hope! - americanrascal
Sites: 30 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 2 Reviews
Jun 2017 - $40.00
A very nice shady spot along a creek/river. Lots of cabins onsite also. Roads were difficult to navigate for a big motorhome with a tow vehicle. We ended up having to unhook our tow when leaving as we could not navigate the steep, narrow, tight turn. We would not stay here again due to the tight roads. - happy wanderer
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
Aug 2017 - $50.00
What an excellent campground. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Activities were well planned. The location on the river is very nice. There is plenty to do. Our site was full hook up and everything functioned well. The park is well maintained. The pool was nice. You can rent tubes for the river. We had a great time floating down it. There's good fishing as well. It was very family oriented and the kids had great time. The camp office/store has pretty much everything you might need if you forgot something. Can't wait to go back next year. - skiles
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
Sites: 375 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 40 Reviews
Oct 2017 - $47.00
An okay commercial park. Sites are close and interior roads are very narrow. Site was long and level and utilities satisfactory although sewer connection was at the very back of the site so needed extra long hose. Also, the sewer outlet was only covered by a rock, no proper covering. We chose here to go into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the location is very for that. We would stay again. - starwind
Aug 2017 - $37.00
It was a nice clean park. Only complaint would be the permanent rv areas looked rough. - Wbd
Jun 2017 - $44.00
We stayed for 5 nights as part of Memorial Day weekend. Great campground for families with kids. Good campground for anyone really. Lots to do at the campground with live music on weekends. Tons to do in the surrounding area. We will stay here again, we really like the Cherokee NC area. The only con I have about the campground is the internet ( or lack of ) , there is none. T they should really stop saying they have it. There are places around that do have it, if you need it bad enough. I found my Myfi wifi Verizon did not do well at all either. The Verizon phone service does work though. All in all a really good place to stay. - jturner9
Oct 2017 - $33.00
This place is all about the setting, right on Bunches Creek, and well away from the tourist traps. When I called for a reservation, he was very helpful and his recommendation was fabulous. We had site 10, spacious, wide and level. All the sites at this end are nice. Lots of fishermen on the creek, and lots of fish caught. The stream is stocked right at the campground. Someone caught a 24" trout near the bridge. Fun to watch everyone enjoying themselves. Bathhouse is old but spotless. Laundry is clean too with nice machines. Campground is very clean, no litter at all and plenty of covered trash cans around. Two things they could do better: WiFi only at the pavilion, limited but that is to be expected in the mountains. It can be tricky to get in, and only one person knows the secret trick. Why not post instructions or at least train the office? Not everyone can get in, depends on your device. If you cannot, the best wifi we found was at Sassy Sunflowers, a cafe where Big Cove ends at Acquoni about 10 miles away. We only know this because an urgent matter came up that needed our attention so we had to go to town every day. On a related note, there is TV only at the pavilion (nice), no radio, and we could not get cell service. Again, not unexpected. The other thing is their directions. I'm happy to abandon my GPS and follow their directions but I like to know where I'm headed. So I wanted to map it first. Very difficult if you don't know the route numbers. I called but the office didn't know the route numbers either. They could at least tell you distances, "all the way through town" isn't really helpful or even accurate. Despite these aggravations, we enjoyed our time there immensely. Very friendly people. Being right on the stream was wonderful. - janci
Jun 2016 - $40.00
This park came under new management about a year+ ago. The old management is definitely missed. The new owners are not near as helpful or courteous and the previous owners. I liked to visit this place because of the trout fishing. After a release from the trout farm upstream the trout are plentiful. Now that I have a 5th wheel there will be no more trips to Indian Springs CG. They are not big rig friendly. For those who can fit in, there are great spots by a tributary creek where I have caught trout. I hate that I've out grown the place with my rig and I hope that the new owners will become more helpful as time goes on. - Garrison Smith
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
Sep 2017 - $20.00
Stayed at Fort Wilderness several days over Labor Day holiday mostly due to most other campgrounds had no sites available and poor planning on my part. We used to camp with our grandson there 14 or 15 years ago and it was a great place to camp. It is sad to see how this campground has fallen into disrepair over the years and we will not camp here again. We paid $20 + $5 a night for cable with the PPA discount. If you must stay there, do not expect the wifi to work or the cable to be adequate. Also, do not leave your sewer hose out after dumping as ours -(a $20 HD hose) was cut with a grass whipper in several places. We received no resolution from the mgr; Gorilla Tape to the rescue. I really don't like to give a campground a bad rating, as it can affect thier business adversely. But in fairness to future campers, a warning to beware before you go is in order. As with any business, it is important to give the customer value for their money and this campground is way overpriced for the inconvenience and grief. Camping at Fort Wilderness was not a pleasant experience. We camped there in a motorhome. - mcr101010
Jun 2016 - $27.00
Surly manager who wanted to make it my fault that the electricity didn't work. The pool was disgusting and closed. Two days later it was cleaned up and open. But, not clean enough that you would want to get into it. It is convenient to the Casino - which makes it all the more expensive. But, whose fault is that?
Most of the residents are there for good, the units ill maintained, and the sites congested with stuff.
I would not stay there again. - The Penguin
Jun 2015 - $35.00
-Check in- Ok, manager smokes inside of the office, if you have issues with smoke, be aware of this.
-After hours- Available.
-RV spots- Close together and the roads are tight. Spots are not very level and can be really muddy after a rain. There are a few good spots, but you have to hunt them down.
-Hookups- Full hookups, including basic cable.
-Wi-Fi- Wi-Fi is supposed to be available, but is completely unreliable. Don't count on it working.
-Bathhouse/Laundry-Disgusting and absolutely nasty bathrooms with built up hair and dirt everywhere, crawling with insects and spider webs in every nook and corner. The men's shower set up is weird with the shower head dangling from above. We didn't see it cleaned during our entire stay.
-Amenities- A pool, but its $4 a person, a day to use. There is a game room with a broken pool table and an old air hockey table that hasn't been used, or even turned on, in ages. Finally, a "civil war" cemetery which is actually just an old family plot with dates back to the years of the war.
-Kids- Kids are welcome, but we didn't see any other families during our stay. The playground isn't bad, but it is not what is featured on the website.
-Pets- Pets are welcome, but no dog park.
-Local area- A bright spot are places to see and things to do relatively close by the grounds. A 15 minute drive to Cherokee, Great Smoky Mountains, and Blue Ridge Parkway. There are also white water rafting businesses 10 minutes from the park as well as a few fast food restaurants.
-Staff- Owner is nice and helpful, but comes off a little creepy.
-Overall- Park is definitely not as advertised. I feel like we were bamboozled by the web site. The good mountain views along the edge of the park almost make it bearable. The park backed up to private property which includes a farm with long horned cows and horses but I would not recommend this park. We will not be coming back again. - D20Nomads
Jul 2017 - $40.00
Great park. Clean as can be. Front office is knowledgeable on the local area. She guided me to my camp site. She was polite and professional. Probably the best check-in I've ever done. The sites are not crowded together like most campgrounds near Cherokee. Wifi and cable TV were good. 50 amp. The drive in is not an issue. Shade trees everywhere. Paved roads. Most sites are level gravel. Highly recommended. - All American 6
May 2017 - $25.00
Park itself is quiet, convenient to Cherokee, clean & reasonably priced (reflects passport America discount). Park advertises that it is big rig friendly, which is true but should be received cautiously- narrow roads, tight turns etc. We had no problem in our 40 foot class A. Utilities reliable but water pressure low, pump required if showering. We would probably not return to this park due to the resident Manager. She insisted on directing us into our back in site regardless of it being easily handled ourselves. She set us up so our slides would have come out into a tree. My husband easily readjusted our bus so as to be better placed in the site, all the while the manager stood outside berating him. She then proceeded to sternly and in a very unwelcoming fashion dictate to us the park rules. Her overall manner is unwelcoming and unfriendly. She told us since we were getting such a good rate on the site we should take it easy on the use of electricity and sewer. She also told us on numerous occasions that her park was not built for vehicles our size, which given they specifically advertise them selves big rig friendly we found curious. - leemhicks
Apr 2016 - $18.00
As said before, narrow road in, but it worked for us with 40' Motorhome, towing. We had a back in site that worked good. Some of the other back in sites are steep to get in to but appear fairly level when you are in them.
Very informative woman at check in.
Some permanent and seasonal sites but all were very well kept up.
Quite, clean park and good access to Smokey Mountain NP.
We would stay here again if in the area. - 210george