30 Parks near Marion, North Carolina
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
Jun 2012 - $28.00
Access is by winding mountain roads and campground itself is very hilly. Some sites are right on the river which is delightful and perfect for a cool dip on a hot day. There is a playground for children, and the campground is close to Chimney Rock State Park and Lake Lure. The owners are so very helpful. We needed a nut for one of our bikes, and the owner drove to town to get one for us. The washers and dryers were great since we had laundry to do. The sites are shady and well-maintained. There are many permanent renters so plan in advance. The park filled while we were there, and many were turned away. - BarbaraJohnson
Jul 2010 - $36.00
Owners were extremely nice but I agree with the 5 reviews below. Not really big rig friendly: you can get in, but it's very, very tight. Only 2 sites with 50 amp. Oddly the site for motorhome only was 30 amp. It worked well all week though. Everything is old and could use some cleaning. More permanent sites than daily. It's a great area: very peaceful. Would stay here again but those 9-star ratings here are misleading. - BAR and Me
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 2012 - $30.00
Many seasonal/permanent campers, but there was plenty of room for all. The river rises and falls according to the dam water release decisions at Lake Lure, which is the upstream source of water. The owners live on site and are very friendly and helpful folks. Nights are quiet and everything works well. We will return. The campground is near a huge Ingle's Supermarket between Lake Lure and Rutherfordton, and the road south connects with new Highway #74 to Shelby and east, or I-26 going west. - onejimmiedog
Jun 2011 - $17.00
This is a delightful small campground on the Broad River. We had no trouble backing our 34 ft. fifth wheel into our site. The owners also are on site and manage the park. The bathrooms, while basic, are obviously well tended. Tent sites are directly on the river. The main draw here is the river which runs quickly when the dam is open which is usually Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For a $10 per person you can rent a large tube and get shuttled up river for a two hour ride back. Five of us did it while we stayed here and then twelve family members returned while we attended a reunion close by. This is not a "resort" type place but more of a retreat. Even though the river is the main draw, this is safe, quiet, and rural. We stayed for six days and would gladly return. - TailsAwagging
Oct 2010 - $30.00
This park is located in a rural part of western NC, between the Broad River and a small creek. The owner-operators were very friendly. Most sites are shaded and level, about average size, with gravel pads for the rigs and concrete for the picnic tables. Most of the waterfront sites are reserved for monthlies. There's a dog walk area, playground, pet walk, and game room with pool tables. The park has propane. No dump station, but it appears that all of the RV sites are full hookup. The river flows at a trickle on weekends, and during the week the dam is opened upstream, which allows tubing and canoeing on the river. If you plan to come here for boating or fishing, be sure to call the park and verify the water flow for that day. - silvertube
Dec 2015 - $1.00
Unfortunately this business no longer accepts RV's. They concentrate on cabin rentals and hosting affairs such as weddings and business conferences. Owner said campsites were not profitable enough and he had to cut back on staffing. Very sad as this was one of our favorite places to go and relax. - amxpress
Jun 2013 - $50.00
This is our 4th trip to this campground. Each time gets better. We had a back in site, on the creek with 30A service. There are young trees along the road which can make backing a challenge, but with a little maneuvering we made it in. The site was level. Good water pressure, fresh well water. The campground has WiFi at the sites closer to the front and at the camp store. The camp store really is a snack bar with home made sandwiches including a trout sandwich. The owners are awesome people. This campground is isolated with no cell service, cable or antenna TV. There are no planned activities for the kids. There is a swimming hole next to the clubhouse. They offer canoe trips and tubing. This is not a luxury campground, but a basic, clean, friendly, quiet, and private campground. - amxpress
Apr 2012 - $75.00
This campground has undergone a major transformation. The owner has made available about a half a dozen new RV sites that back up to Wilson Creek. Full hookups with 50A service. There is no cable or antenna TV, no pool, no playground, and no cell phone service. HOWEVER, the bath house has been recently updated and there is a huge swimming hole behind the rustic clubhouse and additional water sports upstream including tubing and rafting. They also rent out 6 lovely eclectic cottages, some with outdoor hot tubs. Neat. The most important thing, though, is the awesome trout fishing. Literally 20' from your site. Next would be the beautiful scenery, breath taking. This has become our favorite campground. Peaceful, rustic, and the owners are the nicest people you'd ever want to meet. The park is a work in progress, but it is a great place to get away from the hustle & bustle, do some trout fishing, and enjoy God's country. - amxpress
Jul 2016 - $54.00
Beautiful, small, and peaceful. The sites are on the river and it's so peaceful. Sites are big with some of the nicest picnic tables I have ever seen. Mostly adults camp here but a few kids are usually running around. Nice dog park and overall a very beautiful place to stay. This is our 3rd visit and we never want to leave. It's close to Mt Mitchell state park and the Blue Ridge Parkway. There is also canoeing and river rafting close by. - Ms Ann
Jun 2016 - $44.00
Very nice campground, owners live on site and take great pride in the appearance of this facility. The owners checked us in and were very friendly and helpful. Very spacious sites, very clean bath house/restrooms. There is a small camp supply store with various necessities. Nice pavilion with activities regularly planned, it was S'more Saturday Night, when we visited. I would have normally rated this campground a 9, but due to geography, there is no cell service and each site is limited to 250 meg each 24 hours. As soon as a cell tower or cable is extended to this location, it will quickly rate higher. - Mtncampers
Apr 2016 - $52.00
Park is beautiful, peaceful, well manicured/landscaped and very clean. It is obvious the owners take great pride in providing a wonderful camping experience. Sites are full hook up, level, spacious and over half of them back up to a very peaceful stream. Bathhouse was very clean, and the camp store/office offers books and movies on loan. We will be back soon!! - Denver James
Jul 2015 - $33.00
Very nice campground. You can choose your own site. A lot of different kinds of sites. A very nice creek, which is good for tubing or fishing, goes through the whole campground. Has a large beach area for swimming. The grounds are well kept. The only complaint is the owners are very rude but if you can overlook that then it's a great campground. - fireboy7
Jun 2014 - $35.00
This park is in an attractive destination for families seeking outdoor fun. Its remote location is not, however, suitable for over nighters and it is lacking in the usual facilities for RVers. No Verizon cell phone coverage. Friendly staff. Pretty spot. - Roger H.
Aug 2012 - $30.00
We have stayed here a few times during the week and had a great time. We hear weekends get crowded but not enough to avoid staying here. The water slide may be the fastest I've tried in a long time. Camping conditions were fine. Most good sites are backed up to Steele Creek, which you can also play in. A family friendly place that we will go back to more than once a season. Take some money. It does get pricey. - justhollerhandyman
Jul 2016 - $56.00
Great time, staff was extremely great. We did have a difficult time due to lots of trees, both traveling to the site, and in the site, which made it difficult for a 44 foot, 5th wheel plus truck. Tree rubs were unavoidable. - svcrews
Mar 2016 - $62.00
Definitely dog centric campground. Dogs had a great time and the deck/fenced in area was nice for them to be off leash.
Very friendly and helpful staff. Very clean and well kept. We're new to RV'ing but from where we've stayed so far, this park seems a bit pricey for the area.
Cell coverage (Verizon) is 2 bars at best if that's important for you to know. - Rickman
Nov 2015 - $51.00
We are staying here for the week of Thanksgiving, 2015. It is our second stay here this year. The owners, along with their team of work campers, are absolutely the best! Everyone works so hard to make you and your dogs feel welcome and safe. The other campers here are so nice; it is a wonderful community feeling. It has easily made it into our list of top favorite parks.
This campground caters specifically to dogs and their owners. The multiple dog parks, agility course, rally obedience park, fenced-in lake area, everything is designed for you and your four-legged family to enjoy. For those who travel with their dogs and want them to have a great experience, this is the place! No children or amenities for children. However, doggy amenities abound.
The sites are terrific. I personally recommend one of their deluxe sites with a deck and private fenced in dog area but they are all quite nice. Level sites with easy connections to all utilities. Our water heater in the coach went out just before we left on this trip. This has allowed us to utilize the bath house. It is most certainly one of the cleanest bath houses I have ever used. Plenty of hot water for my shower!
Of course, the main attraction here are the many dog amenities. Our dogs are enjoying all of the dog parks and getting to play with others. It has been a great part of our socialization training with them both. We really like the hiking trails and the lake.
With the holiday week, there are plenty of special activities. The group Thanksgiving meal was wonderful. It was so nice to meet people and share the meal. Today, we participated in a just-for-fun agility contest. Lots of barking, cheering, laughing, and fun for humans and dogs alike.
We will definitely return again! - j_dax
Apr 2015 - $45.00
Nice clean bathhouse's Staff was nice. - popupkamper
Sep 2013 - $40.00
This was a great campground. Unfortunately we only spent 1 night here, but would have loved to stay longer. We would definitely return. Yes, the road in and out is a little harrowing and the roads inside were tight. We have a 30ft with a car hauler. We didn't want to have to drop the car due to it only being 1 night. The people were very accommodating and provide a big enough campsite and escort to site. Also, we walked to get firewood and they gave us a ride back to site in golf cart due to our age and the big hill and it getting late. Nicest people and quiet and scenic campground. - Sandygranny
Aug 2013 - $40.00
We arrived on a Friday afternoon. We were in the B section of the campground. The check in process was smooth and the employees were very friendly. The site was fairly level and large enough for our camper and a tent. The sites were fairly close together, however, we still felt that we had our privacy. The only complaint here is that nobody showed us to our campsite so we went in the wrong way due to not so great signage. Other than that we had a very pleasant stay here. We would stay again just because the staff was so nice and the grounds were so clean and well kept. - HappyCampers6
May 2016 - $44.00
Nice older park, very well kept. Nice level sites, plenty of trees. Roads in good condition. Good location, easy to reach all area attractions. Employees were friendly. I would rate it higher except for the TRAIN which blows it's whistle multiple times at night. It woke us up each time. Probably will not use again because of the train noise. - Chuck333
Apr 2016 - $38.00
By a river with many noisy ducks & geese. Not very frequent nearby train whistle. Continuous, moderate road noise from nearby highway. Fast WiFi, good clean showers, level sites & useful TV cable. Some shady sites. Good electric & water pressure. Somewhat overpriced like most RV Parks in this area. - RobC
Jan 2016 - $36.00
Stopped for one night. Nice older KOA that is under improvement/repair. Friendly helpful staff. Decently stocked store. Price is pretty much the going rate around the greater Asheville area. 2 miles from exit 59 I-40. Entrance is through a small parking lot of another business. Overnight sites are level and well maintained but are a bit close. Majority of sites are just across the Swannanoa River, which runs through the park. W/S/E all worked well. Wi-Fi had great coverage, but less than great performance. During peak hours, internet access slowed to a crawl. - BounderPounder