17 RV Parks near Piney Creek, North Carolina
Jun 2017 - $23.00
This campground is located in a beautiful pristine area of NC, on the New River. It is a vacation place, not for passers-by. One needs to stay and decompress for a few days. The campground is grassy, shaded by tall trees, with sufficient space between sites. Occasional wildlife, such as deer jumping in the water, can be seen. It is overall very peaceful. The owner and staff are very helpful and accommodating. There is a store as well as the possibility to go for tubing or other river activities, with available equipment. We stayed in a class A motorhome for 3 weeks, left for one and came back for another 3 weeks. We appreciated that they gave us the site that we had and liked the first time. Even though it wasn't a shaded site, the climate is so mild that we had to cover at night. It was so nice we didn't want to leave ! PA rates for 5 days / week (the nightly rate above), long term. OK bathhouse, no laundry facility, reasonable wifi & verizon. - AandWK
May 2016 - $23.00
Campground is in a beautiful setting right on the New River. The pull-through sites are grass with some holes and lumps in the site. It didn't take much effort to move slightly to find a level spot. The back-in sites are grass and gravel. The utilities are good. We arrived just after they opened for the season so things were still in progress.
Campground is close to Jefferson NC for shopping and Lowes. We arrived from the Blue Ridge Pkwy.
Showers were installed well but hadn't been cleaned as yet.
Kayak rentals are available for river use. WiFi is good, no AT&T service. - Nautilus
Jul 2015 - $28.00
Nice quite location. Road through park needs to be graded as there are a few large pot holes. Also, wifi service is very spotty. Manager was very accommodating and helpful. - Shook
Oct 2016 - $24.00
We stayed 5 nights in our 30' TT. We arrived as Hurricane Mathew was hitting NC. Campground is right beside New River T NC/VA boarder. Drive is a steep but short single car entrance. Office on right, you need to pull past it and turn right to park to check in. We were meet as we got out of care by owner or manager. Checking was quick, we had our choice of re sites because only few camper. It was rainy an owner advised backing in due to wet ground. Larger sites are in front of bathhouse, 30 yard from river. Sites have gravel pad but larger campers may have problems with tow vehicles having space. We used empty space beside us to park. Site do slope towards river and my require extra blocks in front.
Water and power only. Dump site near permit sites, may require some wait during busy times. Power was 30 amps and was stable. Water pressure fine. Tables and fire pits- no grills. Bath house is rustic but has instant hot water so does not run out. Lots are 50/50 shaded.
No wifi but Version was 2 bars LTE or 3G. Did not really check out store. They do have 4 primitive cabins to rent
After 1st night there were only 1-2 campers in campgrounds. It is a good base camp for day trips to Boone, West Jefferson, Galax...
I could see this place rocking hard in summer with younger folks rafting. I would not cal this a "Glamping" place but will come back again. - mj1angier
Sep 2013 - $26.00
Beautiful river and mountain views. Showers were clean, and so was the porta potti. However it states "No Alcohol" and in fact it was allowed, numerous campers partying, drinking and being very loud in to the early morning hours. If its a good night sleeps you need, then look elsewhere. It also states "no pets under 15 lbs" when in fact there were dogs there over that limit. While the tent sites were nice and large, We found the campground not very family friendly, and poorly managed. We drove from Florida, over 500 miles, and will not stay there again. - crazyjag
Jun 2013 - $22.00
What a joke, they have a dog policy. No dogs over 15lbs allowed. We found that out when we got there, and soon after left. Noisy whining kids and obnoxious partying and these people are worried about dogs? The staff was friendly enough but behind it was the veil of gestapo with rules for this and that. Also the staff rides around a lot on golf carts making the place noisy. It's hard to list all the things we didn't like about this park. It ranks amongst our worst. This is more of a local hangout than a serious campground. - viper-2
Mar 2018 - $25.00
We visited New River State Park with five other families for Easter Weekend. Our group included travel trailers and tents. The campground was well maintained and the facilities were wonderful. The bathrooms were clean and warm. The showers had good pressure and hot water. Out site had full utilities and worked well. The campground host was friendly and helpful. The campground sits atop a hill and is a distance from the New River. You can drive or hike to the river. The hike is not too steep, but is about a mile. The Hickory and River Run trails make a nice loop that starts and ends near the park office. The There is a small museum/gift shop located near the campground that is worth a visit. Our only concern was the one way direction of the road made pulling into our site (19) rather difficult. We needed to go in the other direction to navigate the turn. Overall, we truly enjoyed our visit and the proximity to other activities. We will return. - dmaerz
Nov 2017 - $20.00
The park was nearly empty when we were there...out of 20 campsites, only one other one was occupied. But it felt safe and we loved our time here. Spent 4 days just being outside, exploring the park and trails, and enjoying a little solitude in nature. No playground for kids, but they had fun exploring the surrounding woods. The park office has a small museum about the area that's entertaining and informative. The only drawbacks were no laundry facilities and the long drive into town for groceries. - lg_77
Oct 2017 - $20.00
We live close by to this park and frequently go here for the night for some fun family time. This park is a gem as far as state parks are concerned. The sites are well maintained and very spacious. Each site offers a large patio area with a picnic table and a fire ring. The park itself is lovely and a great option for those looking for relaxing hikes, canoeing, and fishing. I can't think of anywhere else that offers more for your money. - McNeills
Jun 2017 - $30.00
One you come here you won't stop coming here! Twin Rivers is a beautiful campground. Although the cell phone service is little to none, and there is limited wifi, the things to do are endless! You can kayak, tube, bike, or walk down to where the south and north fork of the new river meet! We have been many times and will continue to go!
The view that you get at any of the sites are breathtaking and never get old. This campground is very family friendly. The staff is wonderful!!! - Kaylee1
Jul 2016 - $21.00
Right on the river. Great place to tent camp. Bring tubes (for the river). Lots offer some shade. Sites are grass and feature a picnic table. - Zomb
Aug 2008 - $22.00
Twin Rivers is just awesome for families, for relaxing and enjoying nature. The river is great for canoeing, kayaking, tubing, wading and fishing. Perfect for kids. Full on weekends, quiet and peaceful on weekdays. The managers are fantastic folks and go the extra mile to make you feel welcome and comfortable. - marshavon
Jun 2017 - $10.00
If you are willing to boondock, the NPS campground on the Blue Ridge Parkway is a good bet for you. The campground has a few "reserve ahead" sites and a few first come, first served sites. We were there at the start of the long July 4 weekend, and did not have a problem finding a site. About half of the sites were in use. Our site was mostly level, and easy to back into. The camp host was very helpful. There is a 1 mile (each way) hike from the campground through woods and meadows to the Beringer Cabin. There is a much shorter (though less interesting) drive to the cabin. - ShoreXplorers
May 2016 - $8.00
Absolutely gorgeous country. Heavily forested. Verdant green, rolling hills, picturesque farms and valleys wherever you look. Silent: no road noise, no trains. Colder than we realized in May: thunder, hail and rain showers.
Typical older NPS campground. Only A loop has sites big enough for RVs, only two were close to our size, 43'. (B and C loops were closed and might not open this year according to the host).
No hookups, no showers. Water is available and there is a dump station. The sites are narrow but not close together, narrow roads are paved. No AT&T or OTA TV, told Verizon works fine.
Lots of ticks in the woods, so inspect dogs and people constantly. - bobcovey
May 2016 - $19.00
This is one of the old-fashioned National Park campgrounds that seems like it was created around the time that the Blue Ridge Parkway was built after the Great Depression. The roads and the campsites are narrow with no overflow parking, which means you must be able to fit your entire camping rig in the length of the driveway. It is beautiful, it is quiet (unless your neighbors are running a generator), and there are lovely places to hike. There was some cell phone voice and data coverage and a campground host. Some of the sites are reservable, while others are not. We were able to fit our 30' fifth wheel in a larger pull-through spot by backing into it. However, many of the sites would not accommodate our size or our slides. After a glass of wine and a beer, it was a beautiful place to stay and listen to the birds. There are not many services, but for $19/night it was worth it. - JBick
Sep 2017 - $40.00
My husband and I are new camper owners, so this was our first real experience in our little travel trailer. We loved this park and wished we'd had more time to spend here. Our site was clean and well-maintained and we loved that it was pull-through. The sites were fairly close but we didn't feel like we were on top of each other. There had been some rain prior to our arrival, so there were some mosquitoes under the trees. We only had water and electric hookups so we used the bath house for showers. It was very clean and the employees we met there were very friendly. There was a nice big meadow nearby with lots of room for kids to run around and play. The first night, the rangers had a community campfire with s'mores and came around to personally invite everyone to join in. It was a beautiful park and a wonderful experience. - CaptainCurls
Jun 2016 - $35.00
Our very favorite park. Nicely maintained. Clean restrooms and showers. Mostly shady sites. Hiking is great. Wild horses to enjoy. Beautiful location. - Goldenbvi
Jun 2016 - $25.00
Beautiful wooded shady campground with many open non-reserved sites the whole three days we were there. If you reserve a specific site in advance be careful which site you choose - most are not level or big rig friendly. Could also be a challenge driving up the winding mountainous road - check in advance. Sites have electric & water - TV reception spotty. Bring all your supplies - nothing nearby. The park itself, the hiking trails, the Appalachian Trail and of course the wild ponies are more than enough reason to make the trip up the mountain - heaven on earth! - Breezy2
Jun 2017 - $15.00
Small but very pretty park about 15 mi from Interstate and conveniences. Paved sites that back up to trees, although some are close to roadway. You may hear some traffic noises early in the morning but didn't bother us. About half of the sites seem to be water/electric and rest are rustic. Bath houses but no showers, modest but clean. Cell reception is nonexistent. No cable TV but we saw some satellite dishes. No WiFi either, although description says there is. We contacted Forest Service who said the RV sites are reserved by going to Reserve America and some of the rustic sites are on there too, I think. Rest are first-come basis. If you don't have a reservation you can check with the camp host. No guarantees, but when we were there it was not completely full. Says big rigs not suitable, but I would add that any rig over the 35 ft range would have issues. All sites are back-in. They do have a separate driveway for your vehicle, however. It is a very quiet, peaceful place with a pretty creek running alongside and some trails running through it. No fancy stuff, just a back to nature kind of place. - Carolina Travelers
Oct 2016 - $11.00
The park is small, quiet, clean, and well laid out. Nicely shaded with easy access to towns, highways, attractions. A famous hiking trail is accessible directly from the campground. The camp host is very helpful and knowledgeable; he is also very watchful, in a quiet, non-intrusive way. I stayed about 10 days...hated to leave. Oh! There is NO TV or cell reception, but has great Internet! I can't wait to return. The camp host helps pick the best site for you & your rig. They are not all level, but very manageable. - Linda 2
Nov 2015 - $13.00
Previous post was correct except you can use the showers at the nearby Hurricane Campground, no charge, if you are staying at another forest service park. - Travelingjim!
Jun 2018 - $43.00
I really did not like this place. Why? First, there is zero connectivity in most sites. No Verizon and no AT&T because most sites are down in a valley. WiFi is available at the bath houses. Unfortunately, the sites are far enough from the bath house that you get somewhere between 0 and 1 bar of Wi-Fi. Second, you are far from any town. West Jefferson is the closest town at 20 minutes away with few amenities. Boone, with more amenities, is 30 minutes away. Fourth, there isn't much to do at the campground. There is a lake and a playground, but no pool or anything else. Finally, I was yelled at by the angry lady who runs the front desk. That was the last straw for me. We were supposed to stay 7 nights but left 4 nights early and ate the cost. We have been full-time RVing for 10 months. Of the approximately 40 RV parks we have stayed at, I liked this one the least. - RVVicki
May 2018 - $35.00
This was our first visit to Raccoon Holler in a 40ft Motorhome. Overall, the campsites seemed well kept, roads are paved, sites are gravel. This campground is at about 3000 ft elevation. We had nice breeezes in the evenings as we sat on top of the mountain. Our campsite was next to a road outside of the campground but traffic was not a problem as there is not much traffic. Each site had a picnic table. Sites are not level so definitely plan on using blocks. We called to confirm which highway to travel to the park. We traveled Hwy 16 which was basically a good 2 lane road but most of it did not have any shoulder. Definitely would return. - User1828
Sep 2016 - $38.00
Stayed for 10 days in 42 ft. coach. Park is actually easy walking distance to Blueridge Parkway & an easy entrance to gate from the Parkway. Utilities are good, but wi-fi a little sketchy, as are most rv parks. They do have a weekly rate of $235 & monthly rate of $450 + electric. Stayed in newly developed section which consists of 4 pull-thrus (all packed gravel), front of pull-thru has a bit of forward slant, so if you have some blocks, you will be fine. Pull-thrus will easily accomodate a 45 footer + tow. Closest Walmart is in West Jefferson & if you want to go to Boone, we found the quickest way via Parkway. Also, no problems getting satellite tv. One last thing....entrance to park is a bit on the snug side, so take it nice & slow to avoid scratches on your coach or trailer. Mgt. should really consider cutting back some of the shrubbery. - Smooth Running
Oct 2017 - $40.00
This is a nice park and convenient. Not many open sites since most sites are being used by permanent campers. Utilities were very good. Our site was not level but we were able to lever using our jacks and no boards. :Park is clean and kept up well. Wifi worked well except at night when many people were on it. TV reception is poor with only a ferw channels available and we could not find any national channels except PBS. We would stay here again. - RayN
Sep 2017 - $40.00
The sites are so unlevel that we couldn't get even close to level with our leveling jacks. Be sure to bring leveling blocks. We stayed two nights. The sites are long enough for our big rig and toad. The utilities are well placed and work well. There is no cable TV, and we could only get a few wothless channels on our antenna. The wifi is very good except in the evening when everyone is using it. Most of the sites are occupied by seasonal tenants who have trees. The short term sites are lined up in the center of the campground with no trees or landscaping. While the campground is located in a beautiful area, the campground itself is not very pretty. I doubt that I would stay here again mainly because of the unlevel sites. - FSUWizard
Aug 2017 - $10.00
This Park is beautiful, the grounds are very well maintained, and so clean. There are beautiful walking trails. Native wildflowers are allowed to flourish in the green fields which in turn attracts hundreds of butterflies and the nightly show of firefly lights is spectacular. My husband and I visited for 10 days and loved the Park and the West Jefferson/New River area so much we opted for a seasonal site. The fee reflects the monthly rate which is actually lower. The seasonal sites are metered and we pay our own electric which is fine with me. Power is excellent 122 volts/60 hz. Since we are planning on being here seasonally, we had the sewer hard-piped by a very nice local plumber, and it is a blessing. The Park is situated on the slopes of Mount Jefferson which is so beautiful. The mountain views from our coach are incredible. The seasonal Park residents are friendly, everyone waves and stops for a chat. My family has been in the RV Park business for decades and from my own experience I will say that this is the best Campground/RV Park we have ever had the pleasure to stay in. The owners and managers are friendly and every detail is attended to. There are also planned activities to enjoy. By the way, this is my first RV Park review and we could not be happier. - Amy Griffith