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Marion, North Carolina

Buck Creek Campground (formerly Buck Creek Campground and Driving Rang

Marion, North Carolina


2576 Toms Creek Rd
Marion, North Carolina 28752
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 74
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 35.717737065746
Longitude: -82.072570323944

Elevation: 1327' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-stream Waterfront Waterfront yes-stream
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

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Review Details

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25 Reviews

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Kinda close sites for backing. Pull through as are in the open. Lots of open space in the middle. Wish our site had been cleaned prior to our arrival....lots of cigarette butts and fire ring was full of ashes. We camped at Buck Creek Campground (formerly Buck Creek Campground and Driving Rang in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
44
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We just got a new Class C motor home and took it to the NC mountains for a shake down. We were extremely pleased with Buck Creek Campground. We asked for a creek side spot, with cable. The owner is very helpful. We got site # 5, and it was very nice. The Wi-Fi and cable worked very well, which is not always the case at campgrounds. The sites are shaded, and very pretty. The campground is all gravel, and there are no special amenities. However, there are 2 swimming holes that kids would probably love, but for younger children use life jackets. We camped at Buck Creek Campground (formerly Buck Creek Campground and Driving Rang in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

It is a convenient area with things to see a do: Waterfalls to see, specialty shops to visit eg. The Honey House at Sweet Betsy Farm, hiking and biking the Greenway, other towns to drive to eg. Black Mountain, Ashville, Lake Lure, etc. In the NC mountains there are a lot of local festivals, so check on that is you go. We stubble on the "Live Mush Festival", which was interesting. Especially the Hog Calling Contest. We were never at one of those, LOL.

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

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Buck Creek is a beautiful mountain stream that borders the RV park. Great swimming hole. The owner is most accommodating and pleasant. Most evenings around sunset he and his son will amaze you with the remote control airplane flying over the beautiful open field. Most spaces are shaded and back up to the creek. Very relaxing to listen to the water flowing over the rocks at night. We camped at Buck Creek Campground (formerly Buck Creek Campground and Driving Rang in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 82
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 27

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground sits on a very large tract of beautiful land, open in the middle with a fine grass field and surrounded by forest. All sites nestle under the trees along the edge of the property, and most of them back up to Buck Creek, which makes for terrific swimming (two swimming holes) and the comforting sounds of a bubbling creek. The sites are mostly level with a thin layer of gravel over dirt, a picnic table, a fire-ring, and decent hookups. Long RVs (e.g. Class A's) will likely use up 100% of there space. Our 23-ft'r fits fine with room left in front for our toad. Many RVers with long RVs would park their toads in the grass, opposite their sites. When we arrived there weren't many people here and it felt great. But when the weekend came, we got neighbors on both sides and suddenly it felt pretty tight. There is a very clean restroom with showers, and a clean laundry room with two sets of washer/dryers. The WiFi was decent before the crowd got here; now it's touch-n-go... Verizon signal is only 2-3 bars of 3G most of the time... sometimes better, sometimes worse. The host is very nice and friendly. We would definitely stay here again! We camped at Buck Creek Campground (formerly Buck Creek Campground and Driving Rang in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Site 44
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The town of Marion is nearby, and they have a large Food Lion, a Lowe's, Wendy's, McD's, a small department store called Peebles, etc., so a fair selection of stores. There's even a tiny Camping World nearby. Things not to miss in the area: the Biltmore in Asheville; go to the top of Mount Mitchell; and there are multiple waterfalls not to far off.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

Reasonable rate and very friendly staff. Office has all the key things you may need. Wi-Fi worked well during our stay. Sites put campers right next to each other but not on top of each other. We've had much worse at KOAs. All back-in sites are nicely shaded on the creek. Was busy on the weekend but less so during the week. Had several quiet evenings with a nice campfire. Site was newly graveled and pretty level as well. Huge grassy area for kids who need space, so great for families who need a place for kids to play without disturbing the neighbors. Not a ton of restaurants other than fast food in the area, so we recommend stocking up at the local grocery stores and making your own meals at this location. Had a very enjoyable stay and will be back when in the area. We camped at Buck Creek Campground (formerly Buck Creek Campground and Driving Rang in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
43
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $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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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $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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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $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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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $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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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $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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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $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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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $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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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $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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Review Count: 91
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $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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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $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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