46 Parks near Maggie Valley, North Carolina
Jul 2016 - $42.00
The reason for low score is because they do not have it on their website or in their rules that you are not allowed in the creek. We found out when we were setting up. If we had known that, we would have chosen one of the many other campgrounds nearby. Also, their website and brochure shows they have wifi, but they do not. Many campers complained about both of those. The campground is nice but not big rig friendly, and sites are really close. The owner is annoying but the camp hosts are great. If you are looking for somewhere to just sit in your camper, this place will be fine. - fireboy7
May 2016 - $42.00
We stayed over Memorial Day Weekend in Site 7. The arrival was good and although some said (in other reviews) the staff member was hard to deal with, he gave the best directions for backing into the site we have ever had. Us and several others. If you do what he says it is smooth and easy. If you don't it took a while. (We watched this once.) He had a very dry sense of humor and was picking on me saying things like we are going to take you right over the boulder scrape a little metal and end up right over the creek. LOL.
The creek was lovely and the sites were clean. One minus for being close together although not as close as we have been at other campgrounds.
As others have said the bathrooms are VERY nice. Clean and modern.
Campers were nice although due to it being a holiday weekend I think there was some sort of music war going on between several campsites. Also our neighbors had a very late night apparently funny conversation with some other campers on the first night at their campfire which carries to our window. This is however NOT the campground's fault. :-)
Very dog friendly although no off leash dog area. I think almost all campsites had some sort of fur baby.
Small shop for essentials. Firewood for sale.
All in all we will probably be back sometime in the not too distant future. - MissAlaineous
May 2016 - $40.00
Very picturesque wooded setting. Not for bigger rigs (we are 30'). Friendly, clean, well maintained, good camp store. Near Hwy 74, but not super convenient. - VATom
Jun 2016 - $59.00
Great place to stay near Bryson City. A little overpriced for the amenities. People drive too fast. Roads are dusty. Sites are small. Staff were personable. Plenty of little people running around. Rafting was great fun for the 6 year old. Full hookups are a plus. Sites are not cleaned after each use. - Phill
Jun 2016 - $49.00
This is a beautiful campground with a babbling, clear lovely creek. Our campsite was feet from the creek and you could hear it rushing by. The management was lovely, and the grocery store was well stocked with delicious ice cream. Great smoky national park is a short hike away, as are beautiful waterfalls. We rented tubes (available right inside the campground) and tubed down Deep Creek right back to our campsite. It was awesome. - Harryswife
Aug 2015 - $40.00
Nice place to stay in Byson City and great tubing on Deep Creek in the National Park. It has been a few years since we stayed her and they have made a few upgrades to the park. The night sky was spectacular and friendly staff made this a nice place to stay. We would stay her again. - DS650
Jul 2016 - $36.00
Pad site was unlevel, had to do a major adjust side to side. Dump station is located and installed backwards going the wrong way on road. No gravel but mud beside the station and the water connection to backwash the black tank had a nozzle that matched or hooked up to nothing. - MichaelRay
May 2016 - $40.00
The office staff was so friendly and helpful that I hate to give a bad review but this was possibly the worst campground we have ever been in. It is right next to the interstate and is, by far, the noisiest we have ever stayed in and we've stayed at many campgrounds near busy interstates. The interior roads are not really big rig friendly but they are doable. However, when exiting, RVs have to go both ways and there isn't room to pass so you have to hope you're the only exiting at that time. Sites are gravel and dirt, a bit messy when it rains. One tree at our site needed trimming. We would have had to back out of the site so we wouldn't scratch the side and top of the rig. Fortunately, The rig across from us pulled out and we were able to pull through that site, then make the tight exit turn. We will not return. - dickens
Apr 2016 - $30.00
This came up as a Good Sam recommendation - three 9's.
I have read the reviews and do not understand...
The site is on top of I-40 highway, very noisy.
The sites are very small, on top of your neighbors and a heavy slant.
Compared to many of the KOAs that we have stayed at - roughly all around, less facilities for the kids. - BettieFordonTour
Apr 2016 - $55.00
Very nice level lots with concrete pads and very up to date utilities. This was a very child friendly campground that is clean and very well maintained. - Mountaineer fan
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
Cherokee, North Carolina (map) | (828) 497-9204
Sites: 375 | Latest Rate: $47.00 | 34 Reviews
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 2016 - $49.00
We were there through Memorial Day weekend and on through the bluegrass festival, the following weekend. We have been there for many years and it's one of our favourite places to go. Even though the wifi is non existent on busy weeks and the cable is just fair on the best days. The management and 'some' of the workers need some hospitality training, some not friendly at all. One worker who was living near some friends who were playing music on Saturday night of the festival, angrily approached them and cursed them for playing music. The event escalated and he threatened to pull the power plug to their camper. Very unprofessional! My friends will not be back. Most irritating is their reservation policy, they do not allow you a grace period to reserve your same site from year to year. In other words your site can be taken from you. - 5thwheel1949
Jun 2016 - $37.00
The "manager" lied to me and others, stating that a festival promoter was responsible for disallowing year-over-year customers from camping near friends. He cursed at me when his lie was exposed. This arbitrary and unreasonable policy (not practiced by any other festival camp ground we attend) ruins the event, so we will not be returning. We will not be returning while this "management" is in place.
The sites were somewhat cramped. Full hookups are not available in all sites. Navigation roads are narrow but passable. Bath house facilities are some of the cleanest we have found. The convenience store has basic camping supplies and snack food. However, all of these positives are negated by the disrespectful attitude of the "managers". - User1917
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
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
Jun 2014 - $20.00
Reservations are required. The road to the campground includes a narrow, steep, winding and exposed section of a couple of miles of gravel road over a mountain. Large RVs and large trailers might find it difficult. There is no electricity, water, or sewer hookups at the sites. There are flush toilets and cold water sinks but no showers. The sites in the center of the loop have little privacy. The sites on the outside of the loop have somewhat more privacy. The campground is along side Cattaloochee Creek. - Teardrop11
Sep 2007 - $17.00
This campground has become very popular in recent years due to the elk herd in the nearby fields. This campground does not have a dump station or shower house. It does have a small bathroom facility with flush toilets and a small sink to dump gray water. There are a few potable water spigots located throughout the campground. - Lance-a-Lot
Oct 2011 - $400.00
The price noted is the monthly rate. This is not an overnight-stay campground: only 6-month seasonal or year round. It is an adult only campground, although children are allowed for short visits. We first found this park in 2008; advertised as seasonal only, which greatly appealed to us. We started staying here part time from May-October 2009 and would rate the park a 9 for that year. The following year (2010) gets a rating of 8. Our final year here (2011) was not as enjoyable as there was a lot of tension in the air and new unwritten rules. This year’s rating is 2. As soon as we showed up in May, we could see the signs that the park was moving away from being an RV park and moving towards full-time trailer park living. Needless to say, we were not happy about that, and as it turns out, other campers are quite concerned as well. Several decisions made by management this summer reinforce the direction of the “RV Park” moving to a “trailer park” environment. For example, campers are now allowed to have permanent building sheds, remove portions of the fencing along the street, and erect canopies to extend their living space. Some of the sites resembled a tent city with all the add-ons going on in their site. The sites are VERY close to each other; one open awning almost extends to the next unit. Generally, this is not an issue, but there are some owners who insist on leaving their dogs alone in the unit to bark and yap the entire time they are away. As others have said, the noise from the street is very heavy during the day; however, traffic noise really calms down around sunset. The town of Maggie Valley is no longer attractive to families as most venues geared toward them have closed (many before the economy went south). With people living so close together comes a lot of DRAMA. From almost every site you can see and sometimes hear what is going on in the rest of the campground. The park manager adds to a lot of the drama. Enough said. The bathrooms are very clean as are the common areas in the clubhouse. My low rating of 2 for 2011 in no way reflects uncleanliness. This year, the park owner seemed detached from his investment even though he lives on the premises. A couple times this summer, we practically had to beg to have the grass mowed. Outside maintenance around the park has dramatically changed from our first year here. The park is in the heart of the town and within walking distance to several restaurants and shops; this is a big plus. Concrete patios are available at some sites because current or previous owners purchased them. We bought ours the first year here and it was well worth it. The park puts on a July 4 cookout; it is not only a good way to get to know your neighbors, but the food is fantastic. Another feast not to be missed is the annual fish fry. The park buys the fish and one of the campers spends all day cooking the fish and hushpuppies. Everyone else brings a dish. If you're looking for a seasonal spot with lots of activities, this is not the place, as it is a small park. We didn't need scheduled activities but some people may want that. In good conscience, I could not recommend this campground to a friend, but you make up your own mind. - CraftCrazy
Oct 2007 - $28.00
Very nice campground. Like the others that have posted have said, the road noise is annoying during the day if you hang around the campground. Bathrooms and clothes washing facilities are very clean and rated a 10. Sites are a little close but is an excellent location for your base of operations while touring the area. The camp host is very friendly and helpful. - yelir49
Oct 2007 - $31.00
I completely agree with the post from May 2006. I would give this campground a 10 but there is some road noise. It is very quiet at night, though. The wireless internet was strong and fast. The owners and camp host were very friendly and eager to answer questions about the area. They handed out a welcome package with brochures on the area when we checked in. Our site was roomy but next to the street with the picnic table next to the sidewalk. Some of the other spaces looked close together with slides out but it looked this way in all of the other campgrounds in the area too. The laundry was very clean and moderately priced. We would definitely stay here again. - tms7677