31 RV Parks near Mill Spring, North Carolina
Sep 2010 - $30.00
We made a reservation to stay here and had a late arrival. Upon arrival we were given a site number and sent along our way. The first site we saw had a broken down truck on it with flat tires and cans running over in the bed. The bath house didn't look like anything I would let my children go in. Lot's of campers looked like they had been there for ages. The roads were rough and in need of repair. We decided to leave, and as we pulled up to the office there were two people outside, and the first thing I heard was, "What's wrong" and not in a friendly way. I informed them it wasn't what was advertised, and the male told the female to give us our money back. She complained and gripped the entire time trying to make me feel like I had done something wrong. Never did get a refund since I made an online reservation. I hope these people get this place cleaned up; it looked as if it could be a really nice campground with some work. Most of all I hope the lady there gets a better attitude towards customers. - User1595
Jun 2007 - $28.00
Owner decided to put us in a site next to her house outside of the main camping area. We thought that we were in the overflow area, but discovered the next morning that less then a third of the campground were in use and of those sites in use most were permanent setups. Why she put us in the site she did is beyond me, but as we were only going to be there one additional night it would have been more trouble to move to a different site. The site we were in provided no appreciable camping experience. As we said, the site was located in the owner's side yard. We couldn't use the picnic table because it was within 3 feet of the sewer access and was a child size setup. Our view on that side of the travel trailer was of a metal garden shed butted up to the pad the picnic table was on, an old mobile home being used as storage or a workshop, a rusting pickup truck and a gaggle of rusting lawn equipment. We were so close to the road that ran up into the main camping area that we could not deploy our awing or light a fire due to concerns that it might interfere with traffic. Though the campground was fairly quiet the weekend we were there, there was evidence of 4 wheelers and dirt bikes having been run through various campsites in the main area. As for the amenities, the swimming pool was one that you would have in the back yard of your home, the putt putt golf setup was less than 5 holes, we didn't see the game room which was housed in a metal building. The camp store where we checked in was dirty and clearly in need of being spruced up. This is a family run campground and we got the impression that the family might have taken on more than they could easily take care of. The campground roads and some of the sites were in need of scraping and regraveling and our site plus the site next to us should not exist. The owners also have a u-haul franchise set up at the entrance and their whitewater equipment as well. There was little if any evidence of security and people roamed the area all day and night. We will not be going back to this campground as we do not feel that we were treated to a good camping experience. The owners do not seem to care much about their campground or their customers. With a lot of TLC this campground could be spectacular, but I am doubtful it will happen. - cottagecrafters
Sites: 100 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 3 Reviews
Aug 2017 - $58.00
This was for a horse show. The gps directions were horrible so do not follow those. This is at the show grounds and not technically on the road of the advertised address. The loops were confusing pulling a big rig, hard to tell and worried about going down a road you cannot turn around on. There is nothing exciting about the campground except it is full water, electric and sewer. No cable. No extras. Expensive but the only game in town. Hard to get a place during a show and they sometimes have stay minimums so be careful. Easy enough to navigate if you know where you are going. All backin type sites. - FrancisandRenee
Jul 2017 - $40.00
New campground with newly planted trees which need time to mature, so the sites are in open sun. Most, if not all the campers are staying for the horse shows. Limited laundry room with 3 washer and dryers. $1.00 per load. Water and sewer are not in the best location for your neighbors. Too close to the sitting area and BBQ grills. The horse show grounds are well manicured and beautiful. Easy access to the interstate. - Cashlin
Sep 2016 - $43.00
Clean, nice, easy to negotiate large RV into spots. Some spots, in first parking area, you backed up to your neighbor. Spots were level cement pads which had picnic tables tables and a barbaque grill on stones, no grass. Grass area toward bathrooms with bocce court, shuffle board and volley ball courts. Recycle and garbage centers on each road. - kimme
May 2016 - $41.00
The Google reviews must have been given by friends. We stayed there over Memorial Day weekend and left early. The staff was friendly and the river is great. Unfortunately, it's dam controlled and goes down to a trickle on the weekends. Of course the staff will still rent you a tube before you find out that the river isn't running. There were ant mounds everywhere including our site. We could tell they stopped putting the money back into the campground because it's falling apart. The propane tank is literally in the children's playground. The sites were extremely close together. They make you pay up front and will not offer any refunds which we understood why when we arrived. We enjoyed the other campers there, they were real friendly. It's a fantastic location and it could be a great campground if they would put some effort back into it. - PJ camper
May 2014 - $30.00
We have camped here twice. Both times have been great. The campground is nice and neat and the owners are very friendly. We will come back. - Jadd and Pat
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
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
Oct 2016 - $50.00
This is an owner resort so each site has different features but they are all spacious. The highway into the resort is narrow and windy but we drove our 45 ft Motorhome and tow in and out without issue using our GPS. The online reservations system allowed us to book a site that was not available and we had to be placed on an alternate site when we arrived. The power was not working on that site but they had it repaired the next day. We cleaned the patio furniture so we could use it. The Wifi in the park was essentially unusable and our Verizon cell phones and mobile broadband only worked sporadically even with our booster. We had some difficulty getting mail delivered that we had forwarded from home as there is no full time staff at the park. There is no clubhouse, showers, bathroom, or laundry available as these are all in the owners only building. There is no dog park. However, this is part of Rumbling Bald resort so you can access their facilities -pool, exercise room, trails, golf, etc about 5 miles away. We didn't use these during our stay. The park didn't suit our needs very well and the cell and Wifi was really a problem but if your visit keeps you nearby and you can take advantage of the resort facilities, it might be a better experience. All the people we met and the Rumbling Bald guest services by phone were very friendly and tried to be helpful. - Countrygirl59
Oct 2016 - $75.00
We just returned from AVF and we had a great time! This resort is conveniently located near major interstates, but the last few miles into the resort can be challenging depending on time of day and weather conditions. Slow down, pay attention, and you'll be fine. When you turn into the resort, stop and grab your welcome pack. Hopefully, you will have studied the site map on their website in advance, as there is no one to guide you to your site. The site you have chosen will determine which way you turn to navigate to your site. Worst case if you decide to just wing it is you make a victory lap of the resort and have to start over. We were there during the Fall Owners Rally and we met several owners. They welcomed us into their "family" and were exceptionally gracious and accommodating. The resort really is as pretty as the pictures. Being there in mid-October we were treated to beautiful fall colors and cool temperatures. As each site is individually owned, there are a wide variety of amenities and upgrades amongst the different sites. Some are spectacularly landscaped and fitted out with waterfalls, fire pits, grills, decks, furniture, gazebos, etc. A couple are just a concrete slab with a couple of plants in need of a little TLC. We stayed on two different sites during our 10-day stay. The first was site 150. One of the premier lots in the resort overlooking the lake with its own private waterfall. After the first week we wanted to stay longer, but being prime leaf-peeping season the resort was sold out. Luckily, one of the owners contacted another owner and we were able to move to site 155. Great back-in lot with a terrific lake/mountain view. AVF is beautiful, a reasonable drive from Florida, the people we met were delightful. We'll be back! - Vettesniper
Aug 2016 - $75.00
This location is strictly a Class A motorhome camp ground. They have strict rules as to the minimum size (36') and age of the motorhome (nothing older than 10 years). All lots are privately owned but are rented through the Rumbling Bald Resort at Lake Lure. For the price of the rental you have full access to the resort which includes golf course, pool, restaurants, spas, walking and hiking trails, private lake access, marina, amongst other amenities. The motorhome park is outside the main resort gate, however this is a good thing as the motorhome resort is quiet, very clean and well maintained. All are full hook up sites, with concrete pads and many of the sites come with wood decks, outdoor fireplaces, benches, swings, etc. This sites are very lush and hide most of the motorhomes quite well, while you can see some of them it is hard to see all of them, thus also making it a very private location. If the price of admission doesn't scare you off, then this is a really beautiful place to stay, within an hour of Asheville, many hiking trails, Chimney Rock, and other mountain attractions. The town of Lake Lure also offers more restaurants, shopping at Chimney Rick village, and picnic areas, plus a beautiful lake beach. Acceptable wifi, no cable, but satellite reception at least on our site was excellent. - LucyS
Aug 2017 - $62.00
The dog wash station was fantastic. It was so nice to let our dogs play all day, and then have them clean before getting into the RV (there was a lot of red clay under the grass, so the dogs easily got dirty). The owners are super nice and hosted a potluck complete with games one of the nights that we were here. The wifi works, but isn't great. The sites are closer together than I would prefer (but, I'm admittedly picky about that).
This park is quite a ways from a town, and the town that it is near, is small: plan accordingly. The camp store is well stocked with food, RV supplies, dog supplies, and has a few gift items for sale. They have free DVD's to borrow. Great owners. The rating is an eight because of the location. The other campers and the owners and the dog facilities were really nice. - Glampingpoodles
Aug 2017 - $56.00
Have travelled US with our Doberman, "Levi". We always travel with him and reserve locations who are Doberman and pet friendly. Although he has MANY AKC certifications, a lot of parks and resorts who present themselves as being " pet friendly" are only advertising it, but 4PAWSKINGDOM truly lives up to their name. This woodsy park caters to canines and adults over 18 years of age. This may offend a few but is refreshing to those who look for such a place. Store has human needs but just about all items offered are canine oriented. Many site have fenced patios with grille, table and chairs. There is also a fenced area for YOUR canine attached to some of them. 7 Dog parks, 18+ wooded acres, agility park, pavilion, events, spring fed creek and a swimming pond round out this parks features. You know the owners are serious about their canine retreat when there are just as many doggie baths as there are human showers ! Really.....no they aren't our relatives BUT they and their park do deserve this review and your best friends visit, soon. - Capt Mark and Candi
Jul 2017 - $40.00
We have spent 45 nights at 4 Paws Kingdom over the past 4 years, and each trip is better than the last one. Our first trip was for only 2 nights, which we quickly learned was not enough time to enjoy the friendly and pleasant people and events at this truly unique venue! Subsequent trips have ranged in length from 4 to 11 nights at a time, and each stay has been completely enjoyable. The hostesses are so gracious and make each visitor completely at ease. They will do whatever it takes to exceed your expectations, and each year they make substantial and beneficial improvements to their lovely facility. The campground volunteers are always available to help with your campsite and facility needs, and are the friendliest you will find anywhere! Our canine companion names are Holden and Derby, are they are always over-excited as soon as we turn into the campground. They have enjoyed swimming in the pond, as well as making new and lasting friends in the 7 (yes, SEVEN!) various doggie parks. We really love the games and events that hostesses organize, geared to the DOGS and their love for fun! The catered food events are a real treat for us human guests, and the games and events are fun for everyone at any age. If you love your dog(s), then you owe them a visit to 4 Paws Kingdom. You and your canine companions will love that you did! - WinnebagoVista
Apr 2017 - $38.00
Great people. Very accommodating even when a problem arose. Definitely coming back here. Falling asleep with the creek flowing is awesome. - riskymedic
Aug 2016 - $38.00
If you like rustic mountain camping with a roaring river, this campground is for you! If you like seclusion with a quiet surrounding environment, and upscale facilities this is not for you. We love this camp ground and go 4-5 times during their camping season. The owners are down to earth people. It is tight getting to the site but if you are a regular camper you'll be able to get in with no problems. Across the river has cabins everywhere. There isn't a "beach" but my kids love climbing on the rocks and playing in the river. Bring bug spray and wood. This campground is not for everybody but we love it! - Hooked on camping
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
Aug 2015 - $40.00
Rutherford Mountain Campground in Union Mills, is a new campground. It's built on a graded ground, up a hill above the office. Sites are level, but close together. 8 full hookups are on one side of the entrance road, and 8 other sites with just water and electric are on the other side of the campground road. Several tent sites too. All sites have tables and fire ring, although tables were in bad shape. Sites are gravel with grass. Sewer hookups are in the front of the sites, making reaching the hole a stretch. I parked as far back as I could with the sewer hose extended, but the tongue of the camper was almost in the road. Had to park the tow vehicle behind the camper in the site. No trees/shade on the sites, but tent campers are back in the woods. This campground is off the main roads. 20 miles from I-40, 10 miles to 64/74, around 12 miles to Lake Lure on Bills Creek Road. Residence/office/bath house/pool are together, and looks great. Owner is friendly and answered questions. I called to ask about the campground before going, because I knew it was fairly new. Was told there was 3 more campers coming in for the weekend. Turns out,we were the only people there till late Saturday night when two couples came in with tents. Nothing else to do other than the pool. Good base for travel in the area, but price with nothing else to offer was a little high. Cash only, no credit/debit cards taken. Was told he would give us a discount on our next visit. Probably won't return because of the remote location. - bud121156
Aug 2017 - $39.00
This is a shabby RV/ Cabin park in a beautiful location. It is between Hickory Nut Gorge / Fairview and Chimney Rock/ Lake Lure. Nothing was truly wrong, but nothing was outstanding. The washers/ driers were only $1 each, but there was only Two sets for a large park. The bathhouse has muddy floors by afternoon and was conveniently located up a steep hill. The creek was lovely, but only the people with creekside sites could access it. - WNC Traveler
Jul 2016 - $38.00
We chose this location because it was close to friends in Fletcher. The campground is small and there are cabins for rent as well. It is older, but the sites were nice - we were right along the stream and enjoyed listening to the water rushing at night.
The camp store was convenient and none of the items were marked up like most camp stores. We bought firewood and some items that we forgot to store in the camper. The staff was friendly.
The campground could get noisy during the day, especially Saturday and Sunday, because it is located right off of Hwy 74A, which is a favorite ride for many motorcycle enthusiasts. We were gone most of the day, so it didn't bother us, and it goes away at dusk.
The kids enjoyed the creek and the campground pool. This place is nothing fancy, but it's a great jumping off point to get to Chimney Rock or Asheville. We would recommend the park, but only if you get the creekside sites. The picnic tables were ok. The benches were very narrow, so we made the kids sit there...the table was good for a food table, but not for adults to eat at.
The road into the campground, Hwy 74A, can be a bit tricky to navigate, but if you are a seasoned camper and adept at pulling a trailer, it shouldn't be too bad. - bqpratt
Oct 2011 - $38.00
Please be aware that the pictures for this campground on the internet are completely different that what you will see. The campground is very small and there are mostly cabins and very old ratty permanent campers here. There are very few sites for rvs. The stream is about 2 inches deep and fishing is not going to happen. The sewer hook ups for all the sites are at the front door of the next camper, so you will smell sewer gas the whole visit. There are also campsites in front of others on the creek, so this could lead to people getting blocked in. The campsites are just poorly laid out with very little room. There are just better options. We will not stay here again. For the price, there are just better options. The owners are very nice and they have taken over this campground for about a year. There is just too much work that still needs to be done. The sewer system is unacceptable. You've been warned. - 30-30man
Sep 2017 - $40.00
We stayed at Red Gates in a 22 foot trailer. We were guided to our site. More about that later. Our site #20 was not too tight to get into (parked cars were moved to get us into our site). We had to back up hill to get our trailer into the site. We used 30 amp, and had electric and sewer. WiFi was average, we were warned to keep any heavy use down (as they had limited bandwidth). We had a porch / deck at our site: a plus.
The tenting area was right behind us, and no one was there our weekend. This gave us a big area for our dogs.
Positives: We were literally close to everything. Waterfalls, apple farms, wineries, and microbrews, Asheville itself. The park was fairly quiet, and there was little road noise. Though you could hear a lot from the neighborhood right beside us. Access into the park was not hard. Our trailer and F 250 got in and out pretty easily. The camp hostess was accessible, and very knowledgeable of the area and attractions. "Easy peasy lemon squeezy" was her motto for everything.
Negatives: The park was small, and pretty tight. We had a "corner site" with site #20, so we only had one tight neighbor to our canopy side. They really didn't have true fire rings for campfires. You had to rent a fire type device you would buy at Lowe's (for your back cement pad behind your house). Wood was $5.00 for a tiny bundle. That seems to be the way of campgrounds these days, so I can't pin the blame only on Red Gates. Too bad a campground couldn't see the value of adequate wood and fire rings!
The bath house was CLEAN! Small, but spotless. Utility connections were very good and close to your trailer.
The only thing that weirded me out was the camp guard. He had a tent site just 2 sites down from mine. He was positioned to watch all the comings, goings, and all things Red Gates. You always felt his eyes and that was creepy. I get it that you have to have some security, but really? We didn't hate our stay. Overall enjoyed our stay. - Steverino
Jul 2017 - $1.00
A very small park, maybe 20 sites, but if you're fortunate to snag a spot, it will be worth it. We came in early enough to walk around the lake and it was so peaceful. Then they hosted a bbq and everyone showed up. Good food, lots of laughter with new folks and even some music in the form of a talented fiddler. The site didn't have any trees so great satellite position, but the picnic area had shade trees and the breeze was just what we needed. This was only an overnight spot for us this time, but we're looking forward to coming back to relax and check out the area. Definitely read the website for information on the entrance. It's a narrow road, but we were able to get in with our 42' Fifth wheel. (we don't know the actual price for the park because they had overbooked for the weekend so we were trying to find another place to stay when they called us back and said they had an opening coming up, and blessed us with a free night for the confusion) Super service, especially since it was a holiday weekend. - DaBlairs
Jun 2017 - $20.00
This is a small park hidden in the woods. Roads and sites (mosty level) are gravel separated by some grass. Stayers appear to occupy the exterior shaded sites and overnight customers are placed in the sunny interior sites. Sites are full hook-up and there is free wifi with a good signal. There is a laundry. The hosts were super friendly and helpful. The approximately 150-yard gravel entrance road is one lane with no shoulders. In my 3 or 4 trips in and out of the park, I did not meet another vehicle, but if I had, one of us would have had to back up. There are nearby stores (Super Walmart, Ingles grocery) and gas stations. I did not see any cottages, but there were multiple tents and I believe the name is now Red Gates Tents and RV Park. This was a quiet park good for a few days stay. I received a Passport America rate of $20 for 3 nights, although I do not see the park listed on the PassPort America website. Regular rate is $40. - SunStar203