8.5 Excellent
     
Marion, North Carolina

Tom Johnson Campground

Marion, North Carolina



Marion, North Carolina
Phone: (828) 724-4105

Sites: 66
Recent Rate: $30 5/2016

Latitude: 35.6879406556475
Longitude: -82.0611119270325

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $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 ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • 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
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • 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 ?
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
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 yes
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

34 Reviews

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for a month and found the staff to be very friendly and the park well maintained, clean, and very quiet. All sites have level cement pads with some young trees within the park and some sites bordering a river. There is daily pickup of garbage at your site. We needed our refrigerator replaced and got excellent service right here at the Camping World service center. While the daily rate is $30, we paid $20/day because we stayed for a month. The clubhouse which contains the bathrooms, restaurant, laundry and service center office is all modern and clean. The laundry is adequate, but could be larger with only 2 washers and dryers. WiFi is spotty. Overall it's a great bargain and we'd come back again. We camped at Tom Johnson Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
35
Site Surface
Concrete

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful campground with flat concrete pad 30/50 amp full hook up sites. Staff are very friendly and knowledgeable about area. Campground is near Camping World and a rally site. Breakfast and lunch served at center.

Sites 1-10 would not be good for satellite otherwise the rest of the campground is good.

Our only complaint is the entrance to the campground is not marked. We had to turn around at Camping World. There are also no picnic tables or fire rings. We camped at Tom Johnson Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
47
Site Surface
Concrete

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Location is great for visiting Asheville. (20 minute drive). The Blue Ridge Parkway access a only a few minutes away.

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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

We have not been in the park in three years. the park is the same but since Camping World is the new owners as of Friday it has changed. We were there three days and no one picked up the garbage. This would never have happened if Tom Johnson was still in charge.I heard nine technicians have left and some of the salespersons were let go. There are people there who have been there for weeks trying to get their units fixed. Still a good place to stop but don't know about the service anymore. Restaurant still there. I hope they can survive. We camped at Tom Johnson Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
63
Site Surface
Concrete

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at the Tom Johnson Campground for 4 nites while touring the Blue Ridge Parkway. We throughly enjoyed our stay and found the park very clean and were able to have a site that satellite worked well. The restrooms and laundry were spotless. We didn't get to try their restaurant but heard it was excellent. It would be nice if the clubhouse would be open in the evening for campers to have a place to get together or play cards. Although We had to leave one day early, we had no problem getting an immediate refund. The sites were quite long and very spacious and were arranged so that you had good privacy. We were very pleased with the value of this campground and would definitely stay there again. We camped at Tom Johnson Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 68
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

As a previous reviewer stated it is a campground attached to a Camping World service center. We stayed one night on our way through. The concrete pads are level and spaced ok. They are all back in and deep enough for a big rig. They are all out in the open, therefore the lower rating. We prefer some shade. There is a restaurant that serves breakfast and lunch at reasonable prices. Easy in and out. No reservations, just come and hope they have a spot. We camped at Tom Johnson Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is just a campground hooked to the serice center at Tom Johnsons. No pool, ammenities, etc. That said all the spaces are concrete and level with decent space in between each rig. It is close to a lot of things to do if you have a vehicle. It is easy in and out. with space for Big Rigs. We camped at Tom Johnson Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Concrete

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Blue Ridge Parkway, Lots of waterfalls.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is not a destination park. It is a convenient place to stay if you plan to visit the surrounding area. There is no pool, recreation area, picnic tables, grills, Wi-Fi, cable, or TV reception. There are no discounts. When I asked, the lady said "IT'S THIRTY DOLLARS". They do advertise Wi-Fi but it is only reliable at the club house. They do have a beautiful club house and really good breakfast but it is closed in the evenings and on the weekends so you cannot use the TV when you really want it. The shower room is exceptional but there are only two washers and dryers. There is a very nice RV store. We camped at Tom Johnson Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
by the creek
Site Surface
Concrete

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Lots to do in the area. Convenient to state parks, Ashville, The Biltmoore Estate, Black Mountain, and more.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed one night returning home. Was very impressed with campground and ease in and out. Came in on a Sunday. Glad I made reservations ahead since no one is there on a Sunday for checking in or to handle problems. We had good Wi-Fi on our site. Could only get 3 PBS stations and nothing else. No cable available. Breakfast and lunch available. We would definitely stay here again when in the area. Biggest complaint was there were people cleaning RV's and parked their trucks,trailers in the road. Had to drive around them on the grass in order to leave. Not very nice pulling a 39 foot unit. Other complaint is there should be someone available on Sunday. Large enough to at least have a volunteer there. We camped at Tom Johnson Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in the "rally" section with Escapees. Nice place for a rally. Only complaints are: sites do not have any extras - no fire ring, picnic table, cable or WiFi. WiFi is available in main service building which is closed in the evenings (you can still pick it up from the parking lot). Our group was treated very well by the owners and I would stay there again for another rally. I don't think we would stay there if not at a rally but it would be fine for a few nights. We camped at Tom Johnson Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 171
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 26

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This review is for the 66 paved sites and not the grass group camping across the road. No discounts on rate. Good clean RV park with very few amenities. Very easy in/out, all paved, 70x25' level concrete back-in sites with full hookups. Negatives: no picnic table, no fire rings, no wifi, no cable, no over the air channels received, satellite okay except the sites by the trees, nothing for kids to do, no pet area, Walmart & some fast food a few miles away but not much else. Grill available when service shop is open. Verizon 3G data, ATT 4G. River on edge of camp might be good for fishing. Overall, a good place if your intention is to explore Asheville & the Blueridge and just sleep here. We camped at Tom Johnson Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We arrived on the Sunday before Memorial Day. No one was around to help us with anything and the gate was locked. We waited until someone keyed in the code to get out and slipped in. We knew our site number when we made the reservation so we just set up. Overall a nice campground on a small river but when we went the grass needed cutting badly. Probably a good spot if you were having your RV worked on. Okay for overnight. We camped at Tom Johnson Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

First visit to the park. We were there for warranty work on our motor home. Nice big back in sites. They have a restaurant for breakfast and lunch at the service area. Very clean park. Biltmore Estate is 30 miles away. We were here for four days. Would recommend the park if you need service. We camped at Tom Johnson Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

We were here for an Escapees Rally and the campground and surrounding businesses really took care of us. There was a lot of rain while we were there and the campground had a tractor ready in case we needed help leaving. This kind of support is exceptional and appreciated. The sites are all on a slight grade, nothing that can't be handled by any system, and they are all grass. Well maintained facilities with a large shelter for meetings. We camped at Tom Johnson Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for the NC Spring Samboree. We stayed in the group event campground across the street from the "regular" campground, but had access to the amenities available there. The park owners and employees were very friendly. Because it is a group campground, the sites, which had full hookups, were on grass, which was mostly level. We camped at Tom Johnson Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 119
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We needed a minor repair on our slide out, and decided to extend our stay to sight see the area. The sites are spacious, and some back up to a creek. Level concrete pads and paved roads make easy site setup. Hookup location is good and work as expected. This CG is not a 10 because; no picnic table at site, no Wi-Fi at site, and the only bath house is a long way from most sites. We camped at Tom Johnson Campground in a Motorhome.

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