14 Parks near Sparta, North Carolina
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 - $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
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
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
Jun 2016 - $34.00
A clean, organized and well-managed RV Park with long level spacious sites. Interior roads and sites are hard packed gravel so there's no dust. All sites have full hookups and 50 amps. WiFi was available and most sites are open to the sky for on air channels. There's no off leash dog park, cable, pool or playground but there's plenty to see around the area. Also water pressure seemed a little low so we didn't use a pressure regulator. Laundry room was super clean. It's $1 each to wash and dry and it's on the honor system so you deposit money into a box on the wall. Bathrooms and showers were also super clean. It's apparent that the owner takes a lot of pride in this park and manages it well. It's a nice quiet campground perfect for decompressing and getting away for awhile. Owner is on the premises, available and has plans for future improvements. This is truly a gem of a park that we plan to return to in the future. - Flippitti
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
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
Aug 2008 - $20.00
Great family CG. WE had a site on the River and the staff were VERY friendly and helpful. This is one of your back in the woods CG, once you get through the little dirt road, it opens to a BIG beautiful grassy river front CG.. The lawns are well maintained and you just pull on your site however you want, it is not graveled sites. We played in the river all day and had a great time. Will return to this CG again and again, also they have lots of shade. The river has a lot of rapids to go tubing or canoing and a playground/ volleyball court. My kids love it. Bring your bike there is a road that is in the back that has a little rocky beach, but be careful because some of the rocks are slick... Have fun! - rnacmiddleton
Aug 2016 - $39.00
This campground is lovely, clean, quiet and well kept. The owner goes the extra mile to make you feel welcome. He even helped us set up and arrived at 6:30 AM to help us hook back up when we left as he knew we were not very familiar with the process.
The two private baths are spacious and spotless. The fact that the campground is in the "holler" seems to keep it a bit cooler than the surrounding area in the summer.
We loved the campground, Fries, the New River Trail and the old time music. A great place to get away from the rat race!
Note: If you stay in site #7 it is like having your own private restroom/shower. - Ginny1
Aug 2016 - $39.00
Great small park with wonderful owners. Lots to do in the area. Camped in a 45 foot motorhome. Suggest you call the owners, when you get near to get specific directions. We also disconnect our toad in Galax with the toad preceding the RV talking radios to make sure traffic is clear at the curves.
Verizon cell phone service is not good. You can activate WiFi on your smart phone using the parks WiFi to make and receive calls.
Attend the Fries jam on Thursday nights in the town recreation buildings for a great taste of old timey and mountain music. - eaglessoc
Oct 2015 - $38.00
We stayed for almost a week and overall, had a wonderful and relaxing time. It's about 20 miles off I-77, nestled in a 'holler' across from New River State Park and trail, surrounded by tall trees. The owner was great, always available and took obvious care of his park. Sites are hard packed pea gravel, fairly level with conveniently located hookups. There's a lot of privacy between sites. It's very quiet at night. Most sites are pull-thrus but a couple were pull-ins. Wifi was great. To get cable, you have to pick up a box from the office.
The park is missing a few amenities - no dog park, no laundry facilities, no pool, no playground, no fire ring. You can rent bikes at the office and the New River Trail is right across the street. The park is not easy to get to, especially if you have a big rig. But the park itself is big rig friendly. Just be sure to follow the directions EXACTLY as written on the website. Also, no credit cards accepted. You make a deposit via PayPal and pay the rest in cash when you arrive. Still, this is a gem of a park and we will certainly return. - Flippitti
Sep 2016 - $40.00
Had stayed here several times 10 years or so ago. The trees were grown with a beautiful lineup of well shaped christmas type trees lining the streets. Cash only and no discounts. Site was nice back in with good cable and decent wifi. We stayed for 1 nite only and used none of the facilities except rest rooms and showers. We stayed here in a class B MH with no slides or toads. We would stay here again. - KAZIMIRA
Jul 2016 - $39.00
Park has many spaces for all sizes of campers and rv's . It is a great place if you want to relax ,no swimming pool yet they have the space for it . There is help when you go to your lot . Had electric, cable,and water , sewer . - Chicabunny
Jun 2016 - $41.00
This is a beautiful, well maintained park! Don't follow your GPS. Call for directions. It is easy to find by following their signs. The entrance is a little tight for big rigs but very doable. Entrance trees needed trimming. I told the office staff about them when we registered and they were trimmed within a day or so. That's service! Interior roads are paved. Sites are packed gravel and mostly level. We were in a new section close to a main road so there was some road noise during the day but very little at night. We slept with the windows open with no problems (until some early "going to work" traffic). We couldn't get AT&T service and the WiFi was a bit spotty in our area. We would return if coming back to the area. - dickens
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 - $20.00
The owners are just GOOD people. I have stayed in fancier places, but never a better place. We will go back. - Oldman5145
Jul 2016 - $30.00
We found this hidden gem not to far off the Interstate and stayed just one night. They have only a few sewer hookup sites however have a dump station on the property. Very quiet and peaceful. The owners are very welcoming and pleasant to deal with.
The site had easy access for our 53 foot rig and was reasonable level. - srfox
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
Jul 2013 - $38.00
Called to arrive during the week in mid July, no same day reservations, told to drive the winding mountain road on up to be greeted with a drive up reservation fee, tourist tax, pet fee, price jumped from $24 to $38.50 for water and 30 amp electric site. Choice of 3 remaining sites. Tried all 3, very unlevel even for 31' motorhome. Ended up with front wheels off the ground to level. None on the sites are big rig friendly. Small sites very close together, no privacy or quiet. No TV, satellite, due to heavy tree cover, or AT&T cell phone. Many low trees hanging over roadways rub the RV from top and sides. Dirty restrooms and showers. This place was full of family campers. Many vehicles jammed into small sites. Not a nice restful escape we were seeking. Will not return. - davidm99