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38 RV Parks near Chimney Rock, North Carolina
Apr 2017 - $38.00
Great people. Very accommodating even when a problem arose. Definitely coming back here. Falling asleep with the creek flowing is awesome. - riskymedic
Aug 2016 - $38.00
If you like rustic mountain camping with a roaring river, this campground is for you! If you like seclusion with a quiet surrounding environment, and upscale facilities this is not for you. We love this camp ground and go 4-5 times during their camping season. The owners are down to earth people. It is tight getting to the site but if you are a regular camper you'll be able to get in with no problems. Across the river has cabins everywhere. There isn't a "beach" but my kids love climbing on the rocks and playing in the river. Bring bug spray and wood. This campground is not for everybody but we love it! - Hooked on camping
Oct 2014 - $38.00
This is an old campground which has been here for years, but it is very picturesque. It's very close to town and Chimney Rock Park. Most of this campground is set up for seasonals. They save a few sites on the river for transients. The interior roads are narrow and bumpy. I think a big rig would have trouble. The sites are pretty short, but we were fine in our 33' motorhome. There's a constant roar from the river, but it would be great for kids in the summer...huge boulders to climb on! The bathrooms have not been updated in years. We used the ones in the far section, and they were functional but very rustic.....but lots of hot water. Their reviews don't say they have WiFi, but they do, and it worked fine. - mom2wildlife
Apr 2008 - $30.00
Camped on the river. Will go back in summer for tubing. Super nice owners!! - bud121156
Aug 2005 - $1.00
We camped at this campground over Memorial Day Weekend in 2000, 2001, and 2002 and never saw the owner being disrespectful to anyone. That being said, he ran a tight ship and seemed to be everywhere. We drove through Lake Lure on August 13, 2005 and everything in the campground is gone. The office, buildings, cabins, nothing remains. Grass is growing where the buildings used to be. We really liked this campground and it made us a little sad to see it closed. - Lee W
May 2005 - $0.00
This campground property was sold last October. The property is no longer a campground. Try Hickory Nut Falls Family Campground or River Creek Campground. - weekendlady50
Jun 2018 - $75.00
This is an absolutely beautiful and peaceful resort campground. It is part of a golf / lake resort and all the amenities are available to people staying at the resort. Each spot is owned by an "owner" and rented out through Apple Valley Farm. There are no services here in fact you check in through a envelope picked up at the entrance. But if you want peace and just a beautiful spot it's worth the drive, which is a somewhat challenging but follow the web site instructions and take your time you will be fine. Many of the restaurants in the area are open Thursday - Sunday. All sites are either back in or pull in sites. We used site 148 a pull in and found the power, water, and sewer to be fine. Internet worked ok two out of the 4 days. There is no cable and no channels using the antenna, however the satellite on our site worked fine. Nice people in a beautiful place - Chef40
Oct 2016 - $50.00
This is an owner resort so each site has different features but they are all spacious. The highway into the resort is narrow and windy but we drove our 45 ft Motorhome and tow in and out without issue using our GPS. The online reservations system allowed us to book a site that was not available and we had to be placed on an alternate site when we arrived. The power was not working on that site but they had it repaired the next day. We cleaned the patio furniture so we could use it. The Wifi in the park was essentially unusable and our Verizon cell phones and mobile broadband only worked sporadically even with our booster. We had some difficulty getting mail delivered that we had forwarded from home as there is no full time staff at the park. There is no clubhouse, showers, bathroom, or laundry available as these are all in the owners only building. There is no dog park. However, this is part of Rumbling Bald resort so you can access their facilities -pool, exercise room, trails, golf, etc about 5 miles away. We didn't use these during our stay. The park didn't suit our needs very well and the cell and Wifi was really a problem but if your visit keeps you nearby and you can take advantage of the resort facilities, it might be a better experience. All the people we met and the Rumbling Bald guest services by phone were very friendly and tried to be helpful. - Countrygirl59
Oct 2016 - $75.00
We just returned from AVF and we had a great time! This resort is conveniently located near major interstates, but the last few miles into the resort can be challenging depending on time of day and weather conditions. Slow down, pay attention, and you'll be fine. When you turn into the resort, stop and grab your welcome pack. Hopefully, you will have studied the site map on their website in advance, as there is no one to guide you to your site. The site you have chosen will determine which way you turn to navigate to your site. Worst case if you decide to just wing it is you make a victory lap of the resort and have to start over. We were there during the Fall Owners Rally and we met several owners. They welcomed us into their "family" and were exceptionally gracious and accommodating. The resort really is as pretty as the pictures. Being there in mid-October we were treated to beautiful fall colors and cool temperatures. As each site is individually owned, there are a wide variety of amenities and upgrades amongst the different sites. Some are spectacularly landscaped and fitted out with waterfalls, fire pits, grills, decks, furniture, gazebos, etc. A couple are just a concrete slab with a couple of plants in need of a little TLC. We stayed on two different sites during our 10-day stay. The first was site 150. One of the premier lots in the resort overlooking the lake with its own private waterfall. After the first week we wanted to stay longer, but being prime leaf-peeping season the resort was sold out. Luckily, one of the owners contacted another owner and we were able to move to site 155. Great back-in lot with a terrific lake/mountain view. AVF is beautiful, a reasonable drive from Florida, the people we met were delightful. We'll be back! - Vettesniper
Aug 2017 - $39.00
This is a shabby RV/ Cabin park in a beautiful location. It is between Hickory Nut Gorge / Fairview and Chimney Rock/ Lake Lure. Nothing was truly wrong, but nothing was outstanding. The washers/ driers were only $1 each, but there was only Two sets for a large park. The bathhouse has muddy floors by afternoon and was conveniently located up a steep hill. The creek was lovely, but only the people with creekside sites could access it. - WNC Traveler
Jul 2016 - $38.00
We chose this location because it was close to friends in Fletcher. The campground is small and there are cabins for rent as well. It is older, but the sites were nice - we were right along the stream and enjoyed listening to the water rushing at night.
The camp store was convenient and none of the items were marked up like most camp stores. We bought firewood and some items that we forgot to store in the camper. The staff was friendly.
The campground could get noisy during the day, especially Saturday and Sunday, because it is located right off of Hwy 74A, which is a favorite ride for many motorcycle enthusiasts. We were gone most of the day, so it didn't bother us, and it goes away at dusk.
The kids enjoyed the creek and the campground pool. This place is nothing fancy, but it's a great jumping off point to get to Chimney Rock or Asheville. We would recommend the park, but only if you get the creekside sites. The picnic tables were ok. The benches were very narrow, so we made the kids sit there...the table was good for a food table, but not for adults to eat at.
The road into the campground, Hwy 74A, can be a bit tricky to navigate, but if you are a seasoned camper and adept at pulling a trailer, it shouldn't be too bad. - bqpratt
Oct 2011 - $38.00
Please be aware that the pictures for this campground on the internet are completely different that what you will see. The campground is very small and there are mostly cabins and very old ratty permanent campers here. There are very few sites for rvs. The stream is about 2 inches deep and fishing is not going to happen. The sewer hook ups for all the sites are at the front door of the next camper, so you will smell sewer gas the whole visit. There are also campsites in front of others on the creek, so this could lead to people getting blocked in. The campsites are just poorly laid out with very little room. There are just better options. We will not stay here again. For the price, there are just better options. The owners are very nice and they have taken over this campground for about a year. There is just too much work that still needs to be done. The sewer system is unacceptable. You've been warned. - 30-30man
Sep 2010 - $30.00
We made a reservation to stay here and had a late arrival. Upon arrival we were given a site number and sent along our way. The first site we saw had a broken down truck on it with flat tires and cans running over in the bed. The bath house didn't look like anything I would let my children go in. Lot's of campers looked like they had been there for ages. The roads were rough and in need of repair. We decided to leave, and as we pulled up to the office there were two people outside, and the first thing I heard was, "What's wrong" and not in a friendly way. I informed them it wasn't what was advertised, and the male told the female to give us our money back. She complained and gripped the entire time trying to make me feel like I had done something wrong. Never did get a refund since I made an online reservation. I hope these people get this place cleaned up; it looked as if it could be a really nice campground with some work. Most of all I hope the lady there gets a better attitude towards customers. - User1595
Jun 2007 - $28.00
Owner decided to put us in a site next to her house outside of the main camping area. We thought that we were in the overflow area, but discovered the next morning that less then a third of the campground were in use and of those sites in use most were permanent setups. Why she put us in the site she did is beyond me, but as we were only going to be there one additional night it would have been more trouble to move to a different site. The site we were in provided no appreciable camping experience. As we said, the site was located in the owner's side yard. We couldn't use the picnic table because it was within 3 feet of the sewer access and was a child size setup. Our view on that side of the travel trailer was of a metal garden shed butted up to the pad the picnic table was on, an old mobile home being used as storage or a workshop, a rusting pickup truck and a gaggle of rusting lawn equipment. We were so close to the road that ran up into the main camping area that we could not deploy our awing or light a fire due to concerns that it might interfere with traffic. Though the campground was fairly quiet the weekend we were there, there was evidence of 4 wheelers and dirt bikes having been run through various campsites in the main area. As for the amenities, the swimming pool was one that you would have in the back yard of your home, the putt putt golf setup was less than 5 holes, we didn't see the game room which was housed in a metal building. The camp store where we checked in was dirty and clearly in need of being spruced up. This is a family run campground and we got the impression that the family might have taken on more than they could easily take care of. The campground roads and some of the sites were in need of scraping and regraveling and our site plus the site next to us should not exist. The owners also have a u-haul franchise set up at the entrance and their whitewater equipment as well. There was little if any evidence of security and people roamed the area all day and night. We will not be going back to this campground as we do not feel that we were treated to a good camping experience. The owners do not seem to care much about their campground or their customers. With a lot of TLC this campground could be spectacular, but I am doubtful it will happen. - cottagecrafters
May 2018 - $45.00
We just stayed overnight on our way home from a trip. Wanted hookups and a quiet nights sleep. 50 amp breaker kept tripping otherwise everything was okay. Definitely nothing special and not worth $45. - DavzCarz
Nov 2017 - $35.00
Stopped by here on the way South from Asheville. Nice little park that gave us a two night stay with a BOGO Passport America discount. Love getting that discount! We had a site right on the Broad River which was really running and sounded wonderful. We had the row to ourselves the first night and had a lovely campfire with the full moon rising and the river rushing by.
The site would have been really tight if we had neighbors. You would have their sewer hook up 5 feet from your picnic table. We toured Lake Lure and the surrounding towns for a lovely day trip. The Rocky Broad River that feeds the lake was beautiful! The river spots looked great for tent camping. - Blowfishqueen
May 2016 - $41.00
The Google reviews must have been given by friends. We stayed there over Memorial Day weekend and left early. The staff was friendly and the river is great. Unfortunately, it's dam controlled and goes down to a trickle on the weekends. Of course the staff will still rent you a tube before you find out that the river isn't running. There were ant mounds everywhere including our site. We could tell they stopped putting the money back into the campground because it's falling apart. The propane tank is literally in the children's playground. The sites were extremely close together. They make you pay up front and will not offer any refunds which we understood why when we arrived. We enjoyed the other campers there, they were real friendly. It's a fantastic location and it could be a great campground if they would put some effort back into it. - PJ camper
Aug 2015 - $40.00
Rutherford Mountain Campground in Union Mills, is a new campground. It's built on a graded ground, up a hill above the office. Sites are level, but close together. 8 full hookups are on one side of the entrance road, and 8 other sites with just water and electric are on the other side of the campground road. Several tent sites too. All sites have tables and fire ring, although tables were in bad shape. Sites are gravel with grass. Sewer hookups are in the front of the sites, making reaching the hole a stretch. I parked as far back as I could with the sewer hose extended, but the tongue of the camper was almost in the road. Had to park the tow vehicle behind the camper in the site. No trees/shade on the sites, but tent campers are back in the woods. This campground is off the main roads. 20 miles from I-40, 10 miles to 64/74, around 12 miles to Lake Lure on Bills Creek Road. Residence/office/bath house/pool are together, and looks great. Owner is friendly and answered questions. I called to ask about the campground before going, because I knew it was fairly new. Was told there was 3 more campers coming in for the weekend. Turns out,we were the only people there till late Saturday night when two couples came in with tents. Nothing else to do other than the pool. Good base for travel in the area, but price with nothing else to offer was a little high. Cash only, no credit/debit cards taken. Was told he would give us a discount on our next visit. Probably won't return because of the remote location. - bud121156
Jun 2014 - $15.00
Very bare bones and no shade but very peaceful place. We loved the tranquility and will certainly be back. The elderly owners are constantly making improvements and are wonderful hosts. - esta34950
Oct 2011 - $15.00
This is a bare-bones campground in a beautiful setting. All sites are pull through but on a hill. Easy to level. They are still developing some sites. No shade spots. Next to a wooded area with a hiking trail. Great location for Chimney Rock, Mt. Mitchell, and Asheville. Grandma and grandpa are wonderful people! Restrooms very clean. Gravel road and park on gravel. Each site has a picnic bench but they are very old. Curvy road back to the campground. They accept Passport America all year round. The price reflects this. If you want a peaceful place to stay, this is the place. We would stay here again. - schoolmarm
Jun 2018 - $36.00
The entrance looks a little small at first but we had plenty of room to get in and out between the two stone pillars. Our pull through site was narrow but very long giving us amply room for our 40 foot motorhome, and Ford F-150 pick-up truck AND our Harley Trike with room left over. The power, water pressure and sewer worked great. We would stay here again if in the area. Park is very well maintained. We didn't spend a lot of time in the park since we were there to ride our Trike on the Blue Ridge Parkway. - D&K
Sep 2017 - $28.00
Friendly management. Excellent WiFi and cable TV. Very clean bathroom and shower. Nice paved pull thru. Close to everything. We have stayed here every fall for the past three years. Excellent value. - Fedman
Jun 2017 - $32.00
We were here for one night - on our way to Myrtle Beach. The park grounds are very clean. There are 6 spaces for short term, the park is mainly long term over 55. Cash or check only. They do take reservations & are located not far off I-26 East of Hendersonville. Be aware that it looks as though you are turning in to someone's driveway with stone pillars on either side of the drive. The overnite spaces are shared so when the person in the golf cart who leads you in to the space tells you to hug the grass on the one side there's a reason why. The site was level, easy hookups with good water pressure. The park felt very secure. We would stay here again if in the area. - 3catstravel
Jun 2018 - $45.00
If you're looking for a small, quiet park, this would make an excellent choice. There are maybe two dozen spots, give or take, but they're decently sized and well kept. Our particular site was well shaded, level and had a picnic table on a nicely maintained lawn. Other sites would definitely be more satellite-friendly if need be and I was asked whether I had a preference while making my reservation. The gentleman who checked us in was very friendly and was quick with a few restaurant suggestions, some ideas on what to do in the area and some guidance on the best way to back into our site. There isn't much in the way of amenities here - there's a small lake, a horseshoe pit and a shuffleboard court. The bath house was clean and well lit and central to most of the sites. There is no playground or pool, however. I'm a bit old to be hitting the swing set so we weren't too concerned. The park does not offer cable TV service, so either bring your dish or use your OTA antenna. The wifi at the park is decent, about what you'd expect in a small campground - good enough for the basic surfing and email needs but nothing to get overly excited about. Streaming is definitely frowned upon by the owners and rightfully so. Both Verizon and AT&T have really good data access from the park with a slight nod to AT&T. All in all, if you're traveling without young children and need some quiet, this is a great choice. You're far enough away from any major highways that the road noise is minimal and the size of the park limits the number of people who come and go. - PirateMonkey
May 2018 - $22.00
Love this small park! It is an older park, but it is in immaculate condition. Our site is grassy, but well manicured and huge! The park managers are wonderful people. WiFi is very good, no cable, but no problem with satellite reception. Fishing pond here as well as a little sandy beach but, just passing through and won't be able to utilize them. No complaints whatsoever. Will definitely stay here again. - wedidit
Sep 2017 - $40.00
We stayed at Red Gates in a 22 foot trailer. We were guided to our site. More about that later. Our site #20 was not too tight to get into (parked cars were moved to get us into our site). We had to back up hill to get our trailer into the site. We used 30 amp, and had electric and sewer. WiFi was average, we were warned to keep any heavy use down (as they had limited bandwidth). We had a porch / deck at our site: a plus.
The tenting area was right behind us, and no one was there our weekend. This gave us a big area for our dogs.
Positives: We were literally close to everything. Waterfalls, apple farms, wineries, and microbrews, Asheville itself. The park was fairly quiet, and there was little road noise. Though you could hear a lot from the neighborhood right beside us. Access into the park was not hard. Our trailer and F 250 got in and out pretty easily. The camp hostess was accessible, and very knowledgeable of the area and attractions. "Easy peasy lemon squeezy" was her motto for everything.
Negatives: The park was small, and pretty tight. We had a "corner site" with site #20, so we only had one tight neighbor to our canopy side. They really didn't have true fire rings for campfires. You had to rent a fire type device you would buy at Lowe's (for your back cement pad behind your house). Wood was $5.00 for a tiny bundle. That seems to be the way of campgrounds these days, so I can't pin the blame only on Red Gates. Too bad a campground couldn't see the value of adequate wood and fire rings!
The bath house was CLEAN! Small, but spotless. Utility connections were very good and close to your trailer.
The only thing that weirded me out was the camp guard. He had a tent site just 2 sites down from mine. He was positioned to watch all the comings, goings, and all things Red Gates. You always felt his eyes and that was creepy. I get it that you have to have some security, but really? We didn't hate our stay. Overall enjoyed our stay. - Steverino