20 Parks near Roaring Gap, North Carolina
Aug 2016 - $20.00
Our truck had some mechanical issues, so we decided to use the reserved campsite and tent camp...the hottest weekend of the year! The campground was very nice and well maintained. Each site had concrete drive and a nice tent pad. There's not very much shade, and we had one of the more shaded spots next to the woods. The nights were cool and we had wild turkeys come through our campsite twice. This was our first visit to the park and we'll be back. We had to use the restroom facilities and there were a few simple things that needed fixing, like the hook in the shower came unattached and my towel fell on the ground. Loved the park, great hiking and found a great waterhole to cool off! We camped at site 61. - trailwalker
May 2016 - $22.00
We have been staying here for years. Easy to get in and out. Phone service sometimes using Verizon and able to use dish for TV reception. - JERRY & ANN TARHEEL
Apr 2016 - $16.00
Being from Indiana, we still haven't figured out how NC is able to offer these type of parks for such a good value. No fee for admitance, inexpensive yet excellent campsites. Lots of outdoor/nature things to do.
They could improve the number of signs getting to the park and inside of the park. The roads inside the park were easy to navigate in a motorhome. The sites were long enough for your unit and another vehicle to park without sticking out in the road. Our Verizon phones worked but our Daughter's ATT had no reception at all. The 4g was also not there.
Water and electric were both easy to hook up. The dump station was a little short on the turns but still accessable.
This park is a gem. - indiana journey
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 2016 - $23.00
The rate reflects a GoodSams discount, a recent affiliation for this park. This is a small nice, quiet, clean park just west of Elkin, only a couple years old, easily accessible and less than 3 miles west of I-77. Signs for the park are well placed along the route from I-77. All park roadways and sites are hard packed crushed stone. Sites 1 thru 7, located along a tree lined edge of a meadow, all have 50/30 amp and water, no sewer, are easy back-in, and can accommodate the longest RV's. Sites 8 thru 10 are tent sites and are located, near the office, all across the road from sites 1-7. Sites 11 and 12, 50/30 full hook-up, are about 1/4 mile west of the office. There is a dump station located near the office. However the dump station is not conveniently located for a class A motorhome as you have to pull at least 20 feet beyond the exit loop thus requiring that you backup after dumping. If you have a toad this would require dumping before connecting up the toad as backing up with a toad is not a recommended practice. Also note that when exiting from the office or dump station onto the county road, there is a blind curve only a couple hundred feet to your left making your exit a bit dangerous. There are several off-the-air TV stations available. Satellite service from sites 1-7 is limited to Dish eastern arc satellites, as DirecTV and Dish western arc satellites access is blocked by the tree line mentioned above. We were given a passcode for WiFi, but were unable to locate a signal at our site. Perhaps WiFi is only available at the office location, but the handout we were given didn't provide any further guidance. AT&T signal is weak (3G only) but usable and Verizon has a good to strong LTE signal. There is a Walmart, several restaurants, several winery's as well as hiking trails in and nearby Elkin. We recommend that you call for a reservation well prior to your arrival as this is a small park, and was full the day we departed. - Johnson's
Sep 2016 - $25.00
This is a very small private campground, only a year old. It is built on family land, and surrounded by cow pastures. EZ access from I-77, but really quiet! There are 2 full hookup sites, but they are separated from the rest, so we opted for a site with only w/e to be next to a small creek. Tent sites are on the other side of the road, but looked nice as well. Owners are super friendly and care about their facility. They also had a great list of places to eat, local wineries, etc. - Doxie Mom
Sep 2016 - $25.00
The two available full hook up sites are up the road from the rest of the campground near the quiet road overlooking a small field. The very enthusiastic owners welcomed us at our site after we settled in with information about the area.
There are only about 6 W/E sites in the main campground in a very pretty setting. We enjoyed our stay at our campsite, but if you are looking for a campground with full facilities like showers, laundry and a meeting room, this is not for you. We will return to this campground when in the area. - Fwdaj
Sep 2016 - $32.00
Located less than 3 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, this is a nice campground with large pull thru and back in spaces. We had a pull thru with full hook up and 50 amp electric. The driveways and site pads are gravel surrounded by grass but there are no trees. There are not any extra facilities but the bathrooms and laundry are super clean and well maintained. Free WiFi worked very well for us. Nothing fancy here but you get a good value. We paid $32.40 per night after a 10% discount. - Coopsecondact
Sep 2016 - $32.00
We stayed here 4 years ago. They have made lots of upgrades. Our site was a pull through, long and level. The wifi was good. Staff was friendly. Utilities worked great. - padre
Jul 2016 - $34.00
A wonderful rv park, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Owner is extremely friendly and helpful. Sites are large. Great wifi; no cable.
Didn't see any playground equipment if you need that for little ones. But for those campers who just want a good place to stay, you can't beat it. Lots to do in the area. - ljohio
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
May 2007 - $19.00
This is a typical mountain campground along a river. They specialize in canoe and kayak rental and dray age. They have a medium size pavilion for group functions of 35 - 40 persons. This is more of a popular local campground than a destination to plan to visit from out of state. The dirt roads and semi-grass sites are either dusty or muddy. - Roz
May 2016 - $50.00
This campground is along the Yadkin River. It was the old high school, but has been taken over by the local V.F.W. It is a year round campground and has suitable facilities for persons passing through or wish to stop for a longer period. It is primarily used for the annual "Merlefest" at Wilkes Community College. We stayed there for 3 days and greatly enjoyed the concert and all the musicians performing at the campground. The VFW hosts were very accommodating and eager to please, this is their main fundraiser for the year and they work really hard. They have primitive sites, partial and full hook-up sites, pet friendly and they even have breakfast service in the main hall to eat there or to go. The facilities are dated, but kept clean and well managed. They're are other local festivals in the area in addition to Merlefest and I would definitely consider staying there again. We have already reserved our sites for next year! This campground is not the KOA, but the gentlemen that run it are the best and make your stay very warm and welcome! - Mtncampers
Jul 2014 - $40.00
I chose this campground based on the proximity to Mt Airy. The campground is located off a frontage road off of I-74. You need to watch for the sign for the campground. The road looks like a driveway to a house. The road is long, winding and steep near the back of the campground! The campground is very family friendly and clean. We had a site at the back of the campground on a small lake/pond. A little on the tight side getting to it and backing in for our 35 foot TT, but was doable. Hookups were all in good shape. They have 3 heated pools, 2 are public, and one is for campers only. They also have a Zip Line. Perfect spot for seeing Mt Airy and Pilot Mountain. I rated it a 7 based on the road into the campground. I would go back again if in the area! - dodge guy
Aug 2016 - $40.00
The staff was very nice. Getting out was a challenge, as the exit route was very narrow. They did not have cable and even though they claimed to have WiFi, it did not work. - Farsaci
Jun 2016 - $45.00
When we made reservations, I specifically requested a site where we could get satellite because they have no cable. We were told we'd have a nice long site in the open. When we arrived, we were told they had to switch our site because the previous guests had problems leveling. We were given their unlevel site and told we could move in 2 days when they left. Site 19 was extremely difficult to level our coach. We had to use a couple of boards to keep the wheels from lifting off the ground. We moved to site 44 after the others left but still had problems leveling and the satellite reception was spotty because of the trees. The exit road has some deep ruts and tight turns. It's unfortunate, because the office staff/owners? were extremely friendly and helpful. If we return to this area we will look for another park. - dickens
Oct 2015 - $41.00
We chose this park because it was close to the Yadkin valley wine region. Check-in was easy and quick. The owners are very helpful with information on local area attractions. Wi-Fi is available, but we didn't use it. Some TV channels were available with antenna, unless you had satellite. The bathrooms and showers were clean. The shower stalls have average room for changing. Many of the sites are shaded with mature hardwood trees. All of the sites are gravel and ours required extensive leveling. Sites have fire pits and the park sells firewood. Boonville is 2 miles south of the campground and has a small grocery store. We would stay here again if we come back to the area. - MikeandDixie
Aug 2015 - $22.00
One of the cleanest and best maintained state parks we have ever visited. We reported an issue with the bathroom water heater and they had a crew working on it within hours.
The park staff and the camp host were friendly and helpful.
We tubed the New River twice and kayaked it while there, and also drove over to Stone Mountain State Park to hike the upper loop trail. - Red Wolf
Jun 2015 - $22.00
Great state park up in the mountains: small, clean, well kept and VERY friendly staff. One thing you need to be aware of is that some of the sites that have electric are constructed backwards, meaning that the picnic table, fire pit, tent pad, etc are on the "driver-side" so if you have a trailer that can be an issue. - Robert_Gail
Nov 2014 - $25.00
New River is a beautiful little state park in the mountains, about 15 minutes from the quaint little town of West Jefferson. The park is small, with only about 20 total sites. A limited number of sites have full hookups and are big rig friendly. I had no problem with a long bed truck towing a 39' fifth wheel. The approaches to the park on 221 are also big rig friendly, though going slow is recommended the last few miles from Jefferson northbound on US 221.
The park has about 3 miles of very nice hiking trails, as well as a canoe launch and some day use areas along the New River. Very scenic. There is also a small museum and interpretive center at the park office that is worth a visit. The facilities are all in great shape and the bathhouse was immaculate (and heated!).
Plan to visit West Jefferson's downtown area for shopping and a number of eateries, including a nice brew pub. Also, the drive up Mt Jefferson is well worth it for some gorgeous views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. A bit longer drive (one hour) will get you to Stone Mountain State Park, which is also a must see.
Overall, this is a great little park if you are looking for somewhere to just unwind and maybe do a little bit of hiking and sightseeing. - akf15e
Sep 2016 - $30.00
Well maintained CG. Somewhat terraced for a pleasant view over others if camped higher up. Individual lots not especially spacious but you don't feel crowded. About 4 miles from Mt Airy (Mayberry) town center. Wi-Fi sort of iffy but other amenities very good. While we were here a tanker truck wet the gravel roads to keep down dust. Would stay again should the occasion arise. - ebaldy
Sep 2016 - $21.00
Very accommodating staff. Rate reflects 2 day PA and weekly rate of "pay for 6, get 1 day free". Pull thru sit 56 changed to back in site 46 when we had to extend our stay due to truck problem. Both sites spacious with cable. No pool but not a concern as we were visiting friends. - loneranger
Aug 2016 - $30.00
This is a very clean and well maintained park. All the roads and sites are gravel which makes it very dusty. There are no shade trees at any of the sites. Most of the sites are close together and require a little effort to get leveled.
There are no amenities except two catch and release ponds. The staff members were very friendly and had tons of information about the area. Good Sam's and Passport America are accepted. I took away one point because they do not recycle. - Michael47