71 Parks near Cherokee, North Carolina
Oct 2016 - $40.00
I've been going here since I was old enough to drive. It's on a valley, mountains all around. You don't see the sun until 9:30 in the fall and it hides behind the mountain after 4. The only issue is if you need access to the internet, it is scarce in this area due to the mountainous location. Can't get a signal here. Campsites are clean and well maintained and the owners/staff are friendly and accommodating. They accept cash only... No checks or credit cards. - tjp
Apr 2016 - $36.00
Beautiful setting! This campground sits on a river that has waterfalls and rapids. We had a site on the river with the sights and sounds of rushing rapids right out our back window. It is surrounded by mountains and shady.
The Verizon cellular service was very weak, as the park is surrounded by mountains and the camp's WiFi was non-existent. They said they were working on it.
There are tent sites on the river as well as larger sites for trailers, 5th wheels and motorhomes. Some reviewers have said the sites on the river were close together but were were almost up to the "permanent residents" section and the sites 12, 13, 14 (we were on 13) were very spacious. There are many pull-throughs and back-in sites off the river and those don't have as many shade trees. The upper portion of the park is for permanent residents and it is kept very neat with strict rules that maintains the beauty of the campground and surrounding area.
Water pressure was good and cable was snowy and only about 25 channels.
We will go back because we really enjoyed the campgrounds and the area. - jomark
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
Nov 2016 - $52.00
We stayed here for a long weekend. Overall I wanted to like it, and we will go back however I was disappointed in 2 things. First and most importantly site 5 is terrible, horrendous, worst site on the entire campground, honestly just remove it. Where to start, first it's right outside the front door of the store so the traffic, and noise, and music from the pool area is endless. Everyone in the campground cuts through the site to get to the store, so there is an endless line of people just parading through your camp. During our stay our firewood, and our neighbors got stolen. In the mornings the slamming of car doors, and the smell of the diesel trucks idling 20 feet from your rv while they get firewood, ice, and go inside the store will wake you up. In the evening you get people pulling up at all hours and the doors constantly going. The sewer hookup you can't screw into at all, its coming out of the ground at a 45 degree angle and it ends up being much higher than your hose because of how much it's above the ground and angled so its tough to drain out completely. Overall just a terrible, terrible site. Our first night there we tried to buy firewood and one of the employees (who obviously didn't want to work) refused to sell us any, said there was a ban in the county. There was 5 people within a stones throw with a fire and people had fires all weekend. The next day the same guy was selling other people firewood??? I will probably be back, I liked the location, and the grounds we just got a really bad spot this time, but if we have issues like this again no more for us. - manderson2228
Oct 2016 - $50.00
This Campground was well maintained and the bathrooms were always clean. The reason I am giving it a four is because the one of the staff was rude on a number of occasions. Also, after making a reservation 9 months in advance, we were put in a spot that could not accommodate our RV even after letting them know beforehand the size of our RV. We were moved to a site in the back where all the permanent RV are at which was not what we had requested when we made our reservation. Of all the KOA's we stayed at this one was the worse because of the staff. - BarnesCJ
Jul 2016 - $78.00
The folks working outside were very friendly. The people working in the store were not friendly or helpful. We will never stay there again. Unfortunately for us we booked a seven day stay. - Ed-Kat
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
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
Cherokee, North Carolina (map) | (828) 497-9204
Sites: 375 | Latest Rate: $23.00 | 36 Reviews
Oct 2016 - $23.00
Rather than stay in the nearby national park campground, which has no utility hookups and is crowded, we opted to stay at Happy Holiday RV Village, which is only a few miles from the national park entrance. It was a great place to stay to visit the area! It had some of the most spacious sites of any commercial RV park we've ever visited. They honored our Passport America rate the entire 2 & 1/2 weeks we stayed. Best deal in the area, by far, in our opinion.
Park is bordered by 2 creeks and has a large fishing pond on the property. Bathhouse nearest us was a bit outdated, but was neat and perfectly clean. - MelBtraveln
Oct 2016 - $25.00
Great staff. Waited after 5:00 PM to check me in. Escorted to site. Almost level; good water pressure; internet spotty. Clean grounds. Stream on both sides of campground. Nice pond. No one on either side of us, so we had plenty of room. Seasonal sites in front of us had lawn mowers, grills, bikes sitting out. Was here Mon. - Thru.; so it was quiet. Will stay here again. - billydw
Jul 2016 - $47.00
Stayed three nights and rested well each night as everyone seemed to adhere to the quiet time guidelines. Restrooms were a little dated but clean and orderly. Originally, reservations were screwed up at least three times by office personnel who either lacked sufficient training or just were careless. The office managers finally straightened everything up and check in went smooth, just be sure to request a confirmation email and a follow up verbal confirmation several days prior to arrival. Cell service is very weak here, best of luck with calls. Wi Fi was a joke, never connected in the three days here. Excuse was it was just overloaded. Newsflash...maybe its time to upgrade the service, if you advertise WiFi it should be expected to work. We, never the less, had fun in the Cherokee area and met many "interesting" fellow campers. We will return again in the future. - Dickmann05
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
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
Sep 2013 - $25.00
The roads to get into park were really narrow. The sites were gravel sort of level and narrow. Mostly full time residents there. We were "treated" to bad singing on the weekends. The owner is a very prejudice, but the manager was nice. The location was convenient to go the the NP. We came in Sept- so the pool was closed but I don't it was cleaned ever!! Don't stay here. - c+jp 5rvers
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
Apr 2015 - $18.00
Park is a convenient place to stay while visiting the area. The roads in and out are very narrow and if you are towing a trailer you have to exit by the entrance road. That was not a problem, just a little confusing. The wifi worked good but there were not a lot of users. I would stay here again if visiting Cherokee, however I would try to find another area around GSMNP that was not just a "tourist trap". - VtLee
May 2014 - $36.00
We really enjoyed this small, well-run park. It was mostly quiet during our stay, even though we were here over the Memorial Day weekend. It was far enough off US-441 to avoid any road noise. Many of the smaller sites under the trees would not accommodate our 40' motorhome, but they were very nice for smaller RVs. Sites #3 and #4 up on the hill were large and level pull-throughs, and we fit into #4 just fine. The interior road was narrow and paved, in fact it was one-way and two large RVs would not have been able to pass one another on it. Some sites were gravel and some grass, most looked fairly level after driving up a small hill to reach them. The full hookups included strong 50-amp power, good water pressure, cable (ours didn't work), a good fire pit, and a table that was falling apart. The Verizon signal to our phones and amplified hotspot was strong, and the park also provided good Internet service. Bathrooms and showers were fairly old, but clean. The laundry room consisted of 2 washers, 2 dryers and a small folding table. The woman managing the park was very friendly and helpful, and she provided us with lots of useful information about the area that she had composed herself. Firewood was inexpensive and nice and dry. There was a grocery store within two miles of the park, and the town of Sylva with many more services was about 20 minutes away. We would definitely come back to this nice place. The stated rate was based on their weekly rate. - LowesTravels