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Date of Stay: April, 2008 - $30.00
Camped on the river. Will go back in summer for tubing. Super nice owners!! We camped at Lake Lure RV Park & Campground in a Tent Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: August, 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. We camped at Lake Lure RV Park & Campground in a Tent Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: May, 2005
This campground property was sold last October. The property is no longer a campground. Try Hickory Nut Falls Family Campground or River Creek Campground. We camped at Lake Lure RV Park & Campground in a Motorhome.Undo
If I had read this forum first, I probably would not have stayed at this park. But I didn't so we stayed at the park in early August 2004. We had a pleasant experience. Never witnessed the owners ranting. They were very helpful and courteous. It was a small park, but that was part of it's charm. We thoroughly enjoyed it and would stay there again. We camped at Lake Lure RV Park & Campground in a Motorhome.Undo
Lake Lure RV Park is an excellent family campground. We have camped there for the past 7 years and go almost every week. Pat and Lou run a clean and well kept campground that my family loves and feels very comfortable in while staying there. Granted there are rules to follow, but if you don't have rules then you don't have a campground that you feel comfortable enough to allow your children and family to stay in. My daughter and I go frequently without my husband (due to work schedules) and I know that Lou and Pat will assist me in anything I need. I know that we are safe and we can rest peacefully at night. The gates are locked for our safety at night and Lou frequently rides around the campground checking on other campers and noting any problems that may arise. Pat and Lou are very gracious people and my family has enjoyed the park. We look forward to going every year. My child has practically grown up there. She was 6 years old when we started visiting and is now 13 and still loves to go. The pool is well kept and the bathrooms and showers are always exceptionally clean. The grounds are always cut neat and playground equipment is in good shape. Pat and Lou are very nice and run an excellent campground. Their rules are what keep the campground a safe family place to stay. We camped at Lake Lure RV Park & Campground in a Travel Trailer.Undo
This park is not the hades it has been made out to be in this review. We saw no flare-ups during our stay. The owner does keep a close watch on the place and seems to be everywhere. Consequently, the park is well kept and free from trouble. If you want to camp in a nice campground, have a campfire, drink a cold beverage, and enjoy the mountains, you'll have no trouble here. I will camp here next time I am in Lake Lure. The town and lake are also fantastic. We camped at Lake Lure RV Park & Campground in a Motorhome.Undo
My family stayed at this campground in September. The owner is very controlling and not very friendly. He had rules on everything. We have 2 boys and I was afraid to let them out of the camper in fear we would break a rule. This is not a cg for families. We also have a small dog and we were not allowed to walk her anywhere. I have never been to a cg where you cannot walk around the park with your dog. (I always clean up after her.) We were told to read the pet rules and all of the other rules for the campground (3 pages full). On Saturday we looked for another campground to use. We will never stay at this campground again. It is up for sale: I wonder why. We camped at Lake Lure RV Park & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
We chose this park because of their website, it is a very small park, but is very clean is well taken care of. Reading other comments, I agree totally...the park may look nice, but the ownership lacks a lot!! We have been camping for years...we have a pet who goes with us everywhere - that is the reason we got into camping, so we could take her with us. Never, EVER, had a problem at any of the other parks we have visited. Before we even got out of the RV, the owner AND his wife made negative comments about losing our deposit if we didn't keep up our dog. They have very precise RULES...not guidelines..and there are NO deviations from these rules, whatsoever. We had no problems ourselves, but the owner's constant "prowling", checking on what we were doing...let me add, we are an older retired couple, no drinking, no loud music...we don't even smoke! We witnessed several altercations with at least 2 other campers...the owner became incensed that campers who had a dog, and had cleaned up after the dog, had "allowed" the dog to go to the bathroom on their site..they
did not see the dog "doing", but as soon as they did, they picked up and washed down the area -- no trace left. He was totally unreasonable and RUDE, causing a stir throughout the park. The campers decided to leave, but he refused to refund their money; an adjoining camper tried to reason with the owner, asking him to please calm down. He made this person leave also, again refusing to refund their money. And, again, the police were called to mediate and get the camper's money refunded. Needless to say, we were very uncomfortable for the rest of the weekend, not knowing if we would be next for some small infraction we were unaware of. NOT ONE OF THE CAMPERS in the park that weekend left with a good feeling; I heard no one say they would return to this park. I feel like the owner could really care less...he'll just get the next camper coming down the road. My advice...KEEP ON GOING!! There are several other campgrounds in the area that were full; this park had vacancies all weekend. We camped at Lake Lure RV Park & Campground in a camper.
The above reviews are all true. At first, I thought the owner was helpful in guiding us into our site. The more I think about it the more it was him controlling everything in his little kingdom. He patrolled the park in his little golf cart like Hitler. When the gate is down, it's down and there is no getting in or out! I witnessed a poor woman who was trying to get a look around to see if they wanted to stay there in the future. At first I thought they knew each other and were joking about. No. He was screaming at her ordering her off the property since she didn't park where she was supposed to and threatened to call the police. Fortunately, the campers next to us told us about a different campground in the Smokey's and we went there. It didn't matter that I lost 5 days of paid camping; I just wanted to get out of there. Don't go there! It almost ruined our vacation! We camped at Lake Lure RV Park & Campground in a camper.Undo
We did not get an opportunity to stay here...THANK GOODNESS!! My husband & I went here to see what type of campground it was, to see if we would be interested in it. We missed the sign requiring you to stop in the office before entering the campsite. God forbid that should happen! The owner (or mgr) came running out yelling at us and we backed up to see what was wrong when he began yelling at us about his sign and that if we couldn't read then we could certainly never stay in his campground!! And believe me, we never will! There were some other comments exchanged and we left. This man was a complete lunatic. If you do decide to stay there, I would keep a close eye on my children and pets, I don't think the man is stable. I totally do NOT recommend this place to anyone. The town of Lake Lure should run this man out...he is detrimental to the reputation of the nice town. We camped at Lake Lure RV Park & Campground in a camper.Undo
My family camped here over Labor Day Weekend. "Rude" seems to be the word that best describes Lou & Pat (the owners). We were immediately greeted with an unfriendly attitude. As soon as she found out that we brought bikes she slapped a rule sheet on the counter. These rules were "strictly" enforced. No Helmet-No Bike Riding...PERIOD!!! The campground was really nice and clean, but you were not allowed to choose your site from what was available. We never encountered any confrontations, but the camper across from us had guests, and they failed to tell the owners that they were there. Well, when Lou found out he blessed the campers and the guests out. He was very upset, saying that if you have guests they have to check-in at the office. They were all standing out in the parking lot fussing. "Big Mess" We really liked the campground but the owners ruined the niceness of it. "Rude, Rude, Rude". They can forget repeat customers...their lack of personality speaks loud and clear. We camped at Lake Lure RV Park & Campground in a camper.Undo
We had reservations over 4th of July, 2002. We had stayed a previous night at Black Mountain. When we drove down in our vehicle, we ignored the register at office sign. My husband, myself, our three children, my in-laws with their daughter & fiance were attacked most viciously by a skidding golf cart and a man who told us to get the H*** off the property. I said I was so sorry and that we do have reservations, we were just in the neighborhood and wanted to look before we moved. He again was aggresive verbally and I said I wasn't sure I wanted to stay in his campground if he was going to treat a customer this way. He said that if we were too "STUPID" to read a sign that he didn't want us there. CAMPER BEWARE The campground was not that nice and there is no water access because it is on the river part of the lake and you can't wade. Try Gilliam's Country Store in Black Mountain. Great place and awesome folks... We camped at Lake Lure RV Park & Campground in a Travel Trailer.Undo
We visited this camp because we wanted to look around with the idea of returning. It is in a truly beautiful location - we recommend the area but not this camp. I made the mistake of entering the exit and I did not check in at the office before entering. However, what happend was totally outside the realm of normal. We expected that he would tell us about the park but instead he basically accousted us to the point that we were in fear of bodily harm. We were driving a rental luxury car and gave no reason for his action. We were so upset that we contacted the Lake Lure police who indicated that they have quite a file of similar actions by this man . They related one instance of a camper wanting to leave during the "gate closed" hours which resulted in the police being called by the camper. The Lake Lure Chamber of Commerce has a stack of complaints as well. This is an example of a camp that looks great in all the books but none of them can rate the owners' stability. We camped at Lake Lure RV Park & Campground in a 2000` .Undo
This is absolutely the first campground that I would STRONGLY recommend a camper to PASS UP! The new owner (summer of '99) advertises this cg as family yet he evicted my family and called the police lying about his accusations toward us in the middle of the Labor Day Holiday weekend. My daughter and her friend were playing with about 18 rocks from the road (they had constructed a fireplace for their dolls on our patio pad) when he
ordered them very rudely to return the rocks to the driveway or he'd have them arrested. These two 10 year olds came inside the RV crying from this man's rough treatment of them. I personally had witnessed him mistreating another camper's son the evening before for riding his bicycle on the grass next to the playground - told this 4 year old that if he caught him riding on anything other than the gravel again he would evict him and his family. When I asked him what the problem was because there were no rules regarding playing with rocks while not throwing them, he immediately kicked me out. He then left his stool, came into my face and threatened me. Next he called the sheriff stating he had a trespasser who was refusing to leave. The sheriff came, listened to both sides and ordered the guy to refund my money. He also refused to arrest me for vandalism and trespassing charges citing the owner had no case. This owner made a tremendous event of nothing! But worst of all, he truly scared the heck out of a bunch of little children that weekend! My suggestion: Stop by or call, explaining why your not patronizing their campground! We camped at Lake Lure RV Park & Campground in a camper.
Although there were several sites available, we were not allowed to choose our site. We were escorted in by the owner, directed like an airplane into our site and parked precisely. We were given strict and exact instructions as to where to put our car. While we were there, one child was loudly ordered to put her bicycle up and not ride it again. It did not have hand brakes, and she was back pedaling to stop on the gravel roads. As we were leaving, our neighbor (who had just arrived and was still unpacking) was being evicted. He had a two room tent and only 1 tent is allowed per site. As the man tried to show the owner that it was 1 tent; the 2 rooms were sewn together and he could not take one down, he was ordered to pack back up and leave immediately or the law would be called. We camped at Lake Lure RV Park & Campground in a camper.Undo
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