Buck Creek Campground (formerly Buck Creek Campground and Driving Rang

     


Marion, North Carolina
Phone: (828) 724-4888

Sites: 74
Recent Rate: $40 6/2014


Latitude: 35.7177370657464
Longitude: -82.0725703239441

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-stream Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

19 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

theengle

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice campground overall. First the positives. Most sites are right on a creek and shaded. The creek is refreshing to swim in or fun for a short tube ride. The owners are very polite and helpful. The bath house is kept clean. Now for the negatives. Some of the sites are little on the narrow side and not all of them have cable. The bath house is very old and the stalls and showers are very small. I plan on visiting this campground again. We camped at Buck Creek Campground (formerly Buck Creek Campground and Driving Rang in a Tent Trailer.

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flnomad

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Pretty pricey for what you get. No store, no pool, cable is poor. Cable company now requires a separate box for each TV. Park requests $50 fee for each, until returned. No local TV available. Advertised golf driving range but they said they shut it down for lack of interest. Owner and staff very friendly and helpful. We camped at Buck Creek Campground (formerly Buck Creek Campground and Driving Rang in a Motorhome.

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travelSupremely

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

We loved staying at Buck Creek Campground! The owner is friendly and very knowledgeable about the surrounding area. He gave us wonderful advice on things to see! We are in our fourth year of full-timing and this park is in our top five parks we've stayed in. We stayed here a month and wished we could have stayed longer. We camped at Buck Creek Campground (formerly Buck Creek Campground and Driving Rang in a Fifth Wheel.

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Zeppellin

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This is beautiful park. Lots of space between sites, quiet, no road noise. Good layout; plenty of room to back in, and the sites are shady. All sites have good layer of gravel. The sites back up to a beautiful, clean creek and is good place to swim. The only drawback is the nearby town Marion has nothing to do and very few shops. We camped at Buck Creek Campground (formerly Buck Creek Campground and Driving Rang in a Travel Trailer.

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olives

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We loved this campground. It was great and the owner was a fantastic guide on places to go and things to do while there. We were in a pull through and loved being right on the field of action of the remote controlled planes. Loved being surrounded by mountains. Good walking area; great stream and really good visit here. We will definitely be back...5 days were not long enough. We camped at Buck Creek Campground (formerly Buck Creek Campground and Driving Rang in a Motorhome.

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ShagsMom

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Very clean and well maintained. No pool, but swimming hole in creek was very refreshing. Shaded sites on creek bank were very nice. Close to various attractions. Would stay here again. We camped at Buck Creek Campground (formerly Buck Creek Campground and Driving Rang in a Motorhome.

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Heartforhorses

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very unique place! We stayed 4 nights and it was wonderful! Our kids are accustomed to swimming in pools, not "swimming' holes," so that was a real experience for them! The manager is hilarious - great sense of humor, and was very welcoming. There was no cable TV available in our spot, and Wi-Fi and cell service was very sketchy, even with our Mi-Fi. Forced us to get out and enjoy nature and hit some golf balls, which was fun! The pull-through spaces are not desirable, as they're right in the middle of the field, no shade or privacy, but we didn't mind backing into one of the very shady spots right on the creek. Probably 85 percent of the occupants are full-timers (or vacation spot owners), so the folks there were friendly and relaxed. It was so quiet and private, and we loved sitting out by the picnic table watching the lightning and just chatting as a family. The rigs are lined up in the shape of "J" around the field and putting greens, so it feels like you're in your own little forest the way it's laid out. We even got to watch the manager and his son fly their model airplanes in the field... and wow - what a show! He even dropped a miniature parachute guy out of the plane. Next time, I'll do my laundry before we head there, though... as there are only 2 washers and dryers and it took me hours to do five loads. Minor drawback for such a serene environment! I would drive off the beaten path to stay at this place over and over again - it was so wonderful! Our kids would have loved a pool, since they spent the entire time in the swimming' hole looking for water moccasins, but they'll get over that in no time! We camped at Buck Creek Campground (formerly Buck Creek Campground and Driving Rang in a Fifth Wheel.

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timetokill

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great place to stay while checking out the sites. We were in site #20, which is a pull-through (sorta). These pull-throughs are actually front to back, and not side by side. The owner/operator keeps this place up really well. He and his sons often fly their RC airplanes, and really put on a show. The runway was just outside our front door. We were planning on staying just one week, but extended another week, because we really like it here. We would certainly come back, if in the area. We camped at Buck Creek Campground (formerly Buck Creek Campground and Driving Rang in a Fifth Wheel.

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amxpress

Review Count: 70
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This is, or could be a beautiful campground. I would have given it a 10 if there weren't so many permanent residents. It almost looks like a trailer park, a very nice trailer park, but still a trailer park. Many sites are next to the stream, but most are occupied by "seasonal residents" (as the office calls them). There are two swimming holes, nice; a large area for RC planes, cool; and a driving range, if you're into golf. We camped at Buck Creek Campground (formerly Buck Creek Campground and Driving Rang in a Fifth Wheel.

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KJesse

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

I do not generally post reviews of campgrounds we visit, but I was really impressed with Buck Creek, so I wanted to share my experience. This neat and clean campground is located in a large, picturesque valley. It is very quiet and peaceful but is just ten minutes from downtown Marion where they have several shops, stores (including a Wal-Mart and a Food Lion), and restaurants. Little Switzerland, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Linville Falls, the Linn Cove Viaduct, and Grandfather Mountain (among other attractions), are all within a short drive of Buck Creek. The staff was very friendly and helpful (even going so far as to cut down a small tree so that a big rig parked across from us would have enough room for its slide-out). The driving range is rather unique among RV parks and their electric RC flying field provides for some great entertainment. The feature that really set Buck Creek apart, though, is the speed of their Wi-Fi. We have stayed in well over 40 different RV parks and we can't recall any that had a faster wireless Internet connection than Buck Creek’s. Needless to say, we enjoyed our four-night stay very much and are already making plans for a return visit. We camped at Buck Creek Campground (formerly Buck Creek Campground and Driving Rang in a Travel Trailer.

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Netty74

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice park. Small and quiet. The swimming holes were wonderful. This park is located in the middle of everything, close to Boone, Asheville and Grandfather Mountain. The staff was very friendly. I would stay here again. We camped at Buck Creek Campground (formerly Buck Creek Campground and Driving Rang in a Travel Trailer.

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going2mountains

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the 2nd time we have stayed at this campground. The owner puts on a nice fireworks show, which we have enjoyed for a few years now. I was a little disappointed this year because there was a mistake with our reservation and it was not taken care of in the manner I felt it should. I believe that the owner should have either given us a discount or given us the site we had reserved and called the other people and explained that we had reserved the site first and offered them another site. Bathrooms are not as clean as I like. It is common for the bathrooms to be out of toilet paper and paper towels. Some sites are really small. There are a few sites that shouldn't even be sites. Sites 13 and 25 are so small that they only fit a small popup camper and if you stay in that site you are forced to put your chairs in the path where cars and campers go through. So if someone needs to drive to those sites, they have to move everything. Like I said, these should not even exist as sites. One thing that I have noticed is that the owner does not enforce the quiet hours of 11-8. I know this because there is a group that comes every 4th of July that takes up about 7 sites. They are very loud and stay up to all hours of the morning. They are extremely disruptive and they don't supervise their children. If I come next year I will get a site far far away from this group. There are two swimming holes and a driving range for golf. There is also a Wal-Mart and Food Lion near by. We camped at Buck Creek Campground (formerly Buck Creek Campground and Driving Rang in a Motorhome.

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David  Buchanan

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is overpriced for the area and the offerings. It has a 2 person bath house which is not well kept. Area is beautiful but not a lot to offer if you don't want to fish in a stream or hit golf balls. We camped at Buck Creek Campground (formerly Buck Creek Campground and Driving Rang in a Motorhome.

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CarrieBearie

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great RV park in a gorgeous area! I hated to leave! Previous website summary of this park's facilities was a bit incorrect: they do have some sites with 50amp. The pull-throughs are unique. You park one in front of the other. Different but worked just fine, and that way you don't have to look at other RVs on each side of you: just a huge, beautiful grass field on one side (with forest behind it) and forest (with RVs under them) on the other! Laundry room was very neat and couldn't have been more convenient! An unexpected and unadvertised plus: they fly RC (radio-controlled) planes on their field! They're electric so totally quiet. If you're at all into this, it's a perfect place to do it. And even if you're not a participant, it's still fun to watch! I'd recommend the FATZ Cafe for dining in town: great food, great service! And there's a Wal-Mart and all sorts of other stuff. You can also access some of the prettiest parts of the Blue Ridge Parkway from here. We will definitely stay here if we're ever in the area again! Rate reflects Good Sam discount (was actually $40 for Memorial weekend days, but that's a special deal so I didn't figure it in). We camped at Buck Creek Campground (formerly Buck Creek Campground and Driving Rang in a Motorhome.

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User755

Review Count: 104
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This place is very clean and the sites are lovely. Very peaceful and quiet in the rural area surrounding Marion. The park does have cable TV not sure why it is listed as not having it. The bathrooms are dated, but very clean. We would stay here again. They do not take credit cards. We camped at Buck Creek Campground (formerly Buck Creek Campground and Driving Rang in a Fifth Wheel.

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