34 Parks near Saluda, North Carolina
Apr 2016 - $11.00
Huge campground with multiple loops, but you'd never know it when staying in any of the loops. We were in a loop with lots of foliage cover and privacy. We had planned on only staying a couple days but enjoyed our stay so much we extended it. It was quiet during the weekend, but when the weekend arrived it did get busier with families and kids on bikes. Showers were spacious and very clean. Our loop had two bathrooms, although we were told the shower in one of them had no hot water. Limited or no cell service but wifi available in the parking area near the amphitheater. Would definitely return if we find ourselves in the area again. - Marsha D
Jul 2015 - $11.00
Davidson River Campground is located in the edge of the Pisgah National Forest, next to the Davidson River. The campground has several loops with some electric only sites. Most sites have no hookups. A dump station is available with potable water available at the station. The sites are shaded and spacious with trees and forest separating them from each other. Campground staff patrol the grounds at night and enforce quite times. We have enjoyed several stays at Davidson River and will return in the near future. - burnswl
Oct 2014 - $22.00
Although the staff and the campground is very good, I did not give it 10 because only 1 of their loops have electric hookup. It was full at this time. I am pretty sure that it is full most of the time. It is the loop closest to the front gate. So all other loops have no power available. Therefore, you bring generator or just use battery power for lighting. No AC refrigerator, no AC, no heater, no charging ability for phone, camera, computer. Also, No WiFi and a very faint cell reception. I was able to sent text but no calls. So consider that for emergency family contact issues. Other than that, the area is beautiful. Hwy 276 is top notch leading you north to the Blue Ridge Pkwy. Hwy 280 is 4 lane. Hwy 64 is 2 lane. I recommend getting there via 280 if getting there from I-26. - danny kim
Jun 2016 - $40.00
Black Forest was a very quiet campground with easy access to DuPont State Forest, Brevard, and Pisgah National Forest. There is a narrow, winding, gravel road that leads to check-in. The pool was open, but we didn't use it. The sites were level and the bathrooms were clean.
The campground has "Resort" in the name, but there is nothing about the campground that is resort-like. Our site was a pull-in which meant that the back of our rig was closest to the road - we arrived on a Thursday and asked to change to a back in site, but were told that they were already assigned (not reserved) and could not be changed - very inflexible, IMHO. The owners have strung a cable across the road leading to the campground sites - it is inconvenient to have to remove and replace the cable every time in and out.
Finally, the steps leading to the bathroom are uneven and there are no rails on either side to help steady folks walking up or down the stairs. At the least, it is dangerous, especially for older campers, and is also not constructed to code.
There are better choices in the area. - uga1988
Oct 2015 - $36.00
Nice park in a very scenic area. Restrooms & shower house were very clean. Hosts were very helpful with info on the area. My only "negative" on this place was they assign you a site. I understand they need to manage their place, but if it's not crowded, then why can't you go in and scope out your own site that you prefer? - Bob806
Jun 2015 - $50.00
The park is well laid out. You don't feel like you are crammed in next to your neighbor. There are plenty of spots for every type of camping equipment (tent to large RV).
The owners are on site, VERY friendly. helpful and knowledgeable about the area.
The facilities are clean and well kept.
The only downside is that I couldn't find a spot with 50 amp service (oh well...1st world camping problems). - ETCTA
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
Jun 2012 - $28.00
Access is by winding mountain roads and campground itself is very hilly. Some sites are right on the river which is delightful and perfect for a cool dip on a hot day. There is a playground for children, and the campground is close to Chimney Rock State Park and Lake Lure. The owners are so very helpful. We needed a nut for one of our bikes, and the owner drove to town to get one for us. The washers and dryers were great since we had laundry to do. The sites are shady and well-maintained. There are many permanent renters so plan in advance. The park filled while we were there, and many were turned away. - BarbaraJohnson
Jul 2010 - $36.00
Owners were extremely nice but I agree with the 5 reviews below. Not really big rig friendly: you can get in, but it's very, very tight. Only 2 sites with 50 amp. Oddly the site for motorhome only was 30 amp. It worked well all week though. Everything is old and could use some cleaning. More permanent sites than daily. It's a great area: very peaceful. Would stay here again but those 9-star ratings here are misleading. - BAR and Me
Jun 2016 - $41.00
Paved roads with gravel sites. Patio and table. Dog walk is a narrow strip along the back. FHU with TV and Wi-Fi. Couldn't connect to Wi-Fi or were dropped soon after connection. Hotspot for Verizon signal not good. Dumpster filled to almost overflowing. Good for an overnight, but wouldn't stay any time unless I had something in the area to draw me there. Ate at a Cracker Barrel close by. - SerenityRVing
Jun 2016 - $40.00
We saw the rating on this website compared to the others campgrounds in this area. That is why we chose this one. We did not get to use any of the amenities, as it was a short stay. It was a nice campground. Would stay here again. Coming in the front gate is a little tight, but manageable. The sites were mainly level. We only stayed there so we could do the Zipline. - Honeybear & Sugarbear
Oct 2015 - $45.00
Campground has two sections. One part is larger pull-throughs and back-ins. WiFi works great in this section.
Section two has a few short pull-throughs on the entrance road, with the other sites back-ins. These back-ins are short and you are only a few feet from those backed in behind you. WiFi is slow in these lots.
The length of your RV determines which section you allowed to stay in...yes I said allowed. If your rig is 36 ft and above, you will allowed to camp in these large pull-throughs/back-ins. Under 36 ft. don't even think about these lots.
On our last visit, many of these nicer lots were vacant. I asked to move to one of these and was refused. This is when I found out about their length requirements. Age of vehicle/cost of vehicle doesn't matter. Just the length. FYI-Our coach is a 33 ft 2014 Winnebago.
We have traveled through 38 states so far and this is the only park with such rules. I thought segregation had been outlawed.
I don't know if we will return here or stay else where. This experience has certainly left a bad taste with us. - Winnebago Joe
Jul 2016 - $40.00
We're here for a month which is reflected by the monthly rate. Park workers do not have the skills necessary to manage this park!!! We had to move our car numerous time at all hours, to let their team guide visitors into the sites next to us. Park workers were not too good at providing directions. It is a real comedy watching the park workers provide assistance to other campers, as long as it is not next to your site. - David & Lynda
Jul 2016 - $45.00
We stayed one night, coming back from Myrtle Beach to Kentucky. The Bathroom/Shower House was very clean and modern. Laundry machines were convenient. The campground is located near I-26 near Asheville. The site are close together and most of the sites are completely graveled. - BJackson
Jun 2016 - $42.00
We had a large paved pull-through site (13) near the lake. It was extremely convenient, but had no shade and was not very private. When the back-in sites along the lake were occupied, it blocked our view. Fletcher is a great location, right in between Asheville and Hendersonville, and the park is easy to reach. The staff was friendly; they even help you park! The owners do a great job landscaping the sites, and even though they are adding new ones, noise was never a problem. The pool was inviting; restrooms were modern and clean. We will definitely return, but next time we'd request one of the gravel sites in the back where there's more shade and privacy. - Lyn T
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
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
Jun 2011 - $17.00
This is a delightful small campground on the Broad River. We had no trouble backing our 34 ft. fifth wheel into our site. The owners also are on site and manage the park. The bathrooms, while basic, are obviously well tended. Tent sites are directly on the river. The main draw here is the river which runs quickly when the dam is open which is usually Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For a $10 per person you can rent a large tube and get shuttled up river for a two hour ride back. Five of us did it while we stayed here and then twelve family members returned while we attended a reunion close by. This is not a "resort" type place but more of a retreat. Even though the river is the main draw, this is safe, quiet, and rural. We stayed for six days and would gladly return. - TailsAwagging
Oct 2010 - $30.00
This park is located in a rural part of western NC, between the Broad River and a small creek. The owner-operators were very friendly. Most sites are shaded and level, about average size, with gravel pads for the rigs and concrete for the picnic tables. Most of the waterfront sites are reserved for monthlies. There's a dog walk area, playground, pet walk, and game room with pool tables. The park has propane. No dump station, but it appears that all of the RV sites are full hookup. The river flows at a trickle on weekends, and during the week the dam is opened upstream, which allows tubing and canoeing on the river. If you plan to come here for boating or fishing, be sure to call the park and verify the water flow for that day. - silvertube
Oct 2015 - $35.00
I love this park! Great swimming area and grounds are clean and well kept. Hostess were friendly and very helpful. Nice campers store on site. Only problem I seen was the campground didn't have enough bath houses and the staffs cleaning schedule was during prime shower time. Overall this is a wonderful campground and we will visit again. - Rhonda Andrews
Sep 2015 - $25.00
We just got an email stating that this campground is closed. Not open for 2016 and not taking reservations.
What a shame, it was a great place. - epperson1
May 2015 - $35.00
Campground is older style and roads are narrow, we were limited to 30 amp service (they only have a small number of 50 amp sites), No cell phone service from Verizon. There are sites large enough to accommodate larger rigs, getting to them can be a challenge. Nice place to stay, especially for the canoe or kayak enthusiast. Several waterfalls to enjoy in the area, one you can access via canoe from CG. Mostly gravel roads and all sites are gravel, sites are close to one another, but by no means as close as a typical KOA. Camp store was well stocked, staff was very friendly. - Tn22
Jul 2016 - $56.00
Great time, staff was extremely great. We did have a difficult time due to lots of trees, both traveling to the site, and in the site, which made it difficult for a 44 foot, 5th wheel plus truck. Tree rubs were unavoidable. - svcrews
Mar 2016 - $62.00
Definitely dog centric campground. Dogs had a great time and the deck/fenced in area was nice for them to be off leash.
Very friendly and helpful staff. Very clean and well kept. We're new to RV'ing but from where we've stayed so far, this park seems a bit pricey for the area.
Cell coverage (Verizon) is 2 bars at best if that's important for you to know. - Rickman
Nov 2015 - $51.00
We are staying here for the week of Thanksgiving, 2015. It is our second stay here this year. The owners, along with their team of work campers, are absolutely the best! Everyone works so hard to make you and your dogs feel welcome and safe. The other campers here are so nice; it is a wonderful community feeling. It has easily made it into our list of top favorite parks.
This campground caters specifically to dogs and their owners. The multiple dog parks, agility course, rally obedience park, fenced-in lake area, everything is designed for you and your four-legged family to enjoy. For those who travel with their dogs and want them to have a great experience, this is the place! No children or amenities for children. However, doggy amenities abound.
The sites are terrific. I personally recommend one of their deluxe sites with a deck and private fenced in dog area but they are all quite nice. Level sites with easy connections to all utilities. Our water heater in the coach went out just before we left on this trip. This has allowed us to utilize the bath house. It is most certainly one of the cleanest bath houses I have ever used. Plenty of hot water for my shower!
Of course, the main attraction here are the many dog amenities. Our dogs are enjoying all of the dog parks and getting to play with others. It has been a great part of our socialization training with them both. We really like the hiking trails and the lake.
With the holiday week, there are plenty of special activities. The group Thanksgiving meal was wonderful. It was so nice to meet people and share the meal. Today, we participated in a just-for-fun agility contest. Lots of barking, cheering, laughing, and fun for humans and dogs alike.
We will definitely return again! - j_dax
Jul 2016 - $55.00
We stayed in spot 7. Originally sad that we couldn't get the top level but this spot was private and shaded and we were happy. We scraped our hitch pulling in and was a bit tricky. There are no amenities and no open spaces for kids to play, but for a few nights or for someone without kids, it's very peaceful and pretty. Well maintained property and nice staff. - Jerry RV
Jul 2016 - $50.00
Our site was at the top and we had a beautiful view! The road up was steep but no problem. - Peglegtraveler
Jul 2016 - $70.00
This was our 3rd time here and our first in the premium sites with decks. The view is spectacular! No problems getting a 41' fifth wheel and long bed dually up or down the mountain. The bath house on the top level is almost complete and looks great inside. We used the main office showers and bathrooms at times and they were spotless. The wi-fi and phone signal (Verizon) are much improved from our last visit here. The cable set up is a bit odd in that you get one remote that operates the box, so if you have more than one TV, you have to pass the remote between rooms. Not a huge deal since we don't watch much TV, but could affect some campers.
The owners work hard to make this park a great experience. They are very friendly and helpful. I only had 2 very minor issues all week. First, I think there should be exceptions for the one car per site rule. The pull thru sites up top have plenty of room for a small second vehicle (which we had) and saves a very long,steep walk down to the office where extra cars must be parked. Second, and a bigger issue, was the manager enforcing some unwritten rule about not moving the picnic table off the deck. We had moved the table literally 5 feet to be under our awning so some of the the large crowd we had could eat outside during the rain, which we had a lot of that week. The table and chairs are wrought iron, so it's not like they could be damaged by moving them, and we even said we'd put them back after the rain stopped. No dice. Kind of a bad rule, and furthermore - if it's a rule, put it in the list of rules you give at check in.
One last note - be very cautious if you have a long trailer or MH and stay in the lower sites. We saw many gouges in the pavement where folks dragged the back of their rig pulling into the site. Very steep approach and exit.
Overall, we really like this campground and all there is to do nearby. It's a bit pricey at $70 per night ($5 more per extra person), but the views are worth it. - akf15e