38 Parks near Swannanoa, North Carolina
Oct 2016 - $40.00
We had a 10 night stay here and we used it as a home base for exploring the amazing Asheville area. We loved our trip to Asheville, But the site at the koa was terrible. This koa has nice sites on the river, but we were not special enough for one of those. We were crammed under a tree, squished in between two other large rvs. We did not let the caca site get in the way of our fun though! The kids liked the playground, river area, game room and they made new friends. We made the best of it as you always have to do when you go rving. The man that escorted us to our site was superb! He helped us out a ton. I highly recommended this campground but like I said, try and get a nice site by the river. Asheville and Black Mountain are both amazing places and the hikes around these areas are not to be missed. Do not hesitate to stay at this koa as it is safe and conveniently located. - Howls_Castle
Sep 2016 - $47.00
Sites close together. Pretty much dirt sites. Rained and it was a muddy mess. The sites to the right of the store have stone and are much nicer. Don't know why the sites on the left side are not provided with stone covering the dirt. Across the creek are several additional tent and RV sites which for some reason are not utilized. All of us are crammed together up front. The WiFi is non-existent. The bath house attached to the office was last updated sometime during the 1950's. Shower stalls are dirty.
Our sites picnic table is about 2' from our neighbors sewer hide. Yumm. - minnow
Aug 2016 - $50.00
This is a typical KOA. The interior roads are paved and the sites are gravel and grass. We had a premium site with full hookups (all good), a concrete pad, brick patio with dinning table/4 chairs and 2 lounge chairs and small table. (There are only 3 premium sites, B-15, 16, and 17). Most of the other sites are gravel and grass.
Veterans, ask for your discount. It is not advertised but it is there if you ask for the discount.
There are lots of ducks and geese on the property. There is a fenced dog park and they do recycle. In addition to the $50.00 site fee, there is a $2.50 daily AMP charge.
There is a railroad and crossing directly across the roadway and Casey Jones likes to lean on the horn button at all hours of the day and night. - Michael47
Dec 2016 - $36.00
FYI, Sites 27 - 45 are closed for the winter. A gorgeous campground and is kept neat and clean. Staff is very friendly and helpful. - Cashlin
Dec 2016 - $36.00
We visited Ashville to tour the Biltmore Estate during Christmas. Outstanding. And Mama Gertie's was a great place to stay - just about 10 minutes away but much nicer than the closer RV parks.
It is on a hill and it can look a little imposing when you first arrive. But the staff is so helpful and friendly and will help you get into your site. The roads are plenty wide and recently repaved. Turns require some care but are good for even the largest rigs.
Views are amazing especially from the upper parts of the campground. - Buddy Ray
Nov 2016 - $40.00
Added a day to our trip because we enjoyed Asheville and the surrounding area so much. Built on the side of a hill so the drive in and setting up can be a bit challenging, but a great spot. - Eugeria
Oct 2013 - $27.00
The campground is closed. I talked to the owners today, and they said that it is unknown at this time if and when the campground will reopen under new ownership. I hope it does, as this was our favorite campground in the Asheville area. - JavanMichael
Sep 2012 - $27.00
What a deal! A little close together for the drive throughs, but you get 50 AMPS, sewage, water, TV and Wi-Fi. Nice grassy area surrounded by trees just off the interstate. There is a couple of trains that run a couple times at night, but the two other local CGs have the same problem. Some would consider the train nostalgic and not be bothered. A very nice RV store with all the things you may need. This is a trailer sales and service dealership with a mechanic on site. We stay here every time we come to Asheville. - reccarey
Jul 2012 - $27.00
This park is right off I-40 and very convenient to Asheville, Black Mountain and many other beautiful locations in the area. It is not an RV resort by any means. It is an older campground with level, full hookup sites. You will not find a lot of amenities here. If you need a pool, entertainment, etc, this is not the place for you. If you want an inexpensive, easy to get to place to park your rig while you see the awesome sites around, it will do nicely. We left each morning early: by 9 a.m., and did not return until 7 or 8. Folks are very nice and have a nice supply of RV supplies. Other necessities can be found within minutes of the area. - twins89
Oct 2013 - $25.00
Management & staff excellent- friendly and helpful. Clubhouse spacious and clean. Pool available in season. Laundry on site is more reasonable than Laundromat Wooded sites. We were not able to connect to Satellite. No Wi-Fi or cable available. Sites are not level or large but staff will assist in whatever it takes to level and facilitate settling into site. Convenient to Asheville and Western NC attractions. Showers could use more cleaning attention. This is our 3rd year to stay a month at this park. Despite any shortcomings we will return again next year. - M&MLuna
Nov 2016 - $33.00
My wife and I stayed here for the sole purpose of being as close as possible to downtown Asheville. It works well for that. I wanted to visit their breweries and did NOT want to worry about driving! I think you just need to have realistic expectations prior to staying here. First off, the owner is quite pleasant and helpful. He's not there all day but can be reached by phone if you need him. The park is small with several long term residents. If you aren't comfortable with your rig in tight places this may not be a good place for you. This is not an "RV Resort" in my mind. We didn't put the awning out, hang lights and plan to meet and greet! We were on the river which was nice. The sites are concrete and it's the first place in a while that I didn't have to use leveling blocks. Full hook up. Wifi was above average. Bathrooms are old, relatively clean if you ask me, not so much if you ask my wife! There is a train that runs rather routinely within a couple hundred yards. It is loud, it's a train. It didn't bother me but it may bother you. Overall if we needed access to downtown for a weekend I would stay here again. It's not a place I would bring the family a weekend of "camping". If we were traveling and needed to overnight it for a rest, this place would be fine. Very close to I40. - skiles
Nov 2016 - $35.00
We picked this RV park because of its proximity to the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the friendliness of the owner when we called to book. Other reviewers have mentioned that this is a tight campground, and it is - but we don't spend much time in the campground, we are out and about. Anyway, you will be pretty well jammed into your space, but it is doable if you have experience. The bathrooms were a joke - hadn't been cleaned in months, plus they ran out of TP and did not replace over a four day period. amazing. The place just isn't that big!! No amenities, cable worked but poorly. Big surprise was the Wifi, which was very good. This is convenient as all get out and decent value for the area. Would we stay here again? Nope. Would pay a bit more to get a lot more. Also, note the place is up for sale...ergo no surprise it is not being maintained in any sense of the word. I climbed up on the roof of our fiver and cut off a big limb that needed to be trimmed on the tree marking the edge of our spot. Picnic table was so far gone it was unusable. I should also note that is has concrete pads, which was nice. With a bit of updating and maintenance this could be a kick-butt place! - RobsRVPicks
Oct 2016 - $35.00
Attractive location due to close proximity to town. Concrete pads, EXCELLENT WiFi! The owner is friendly and endeavors to maintain this older property. - CO2RV
Sep 2009 - $15.00
This is a great place to stay when attending an event at Lifeway's Ridgecrest Conference Center. It is quiet and well cared for, mostly by volunteers who are there helping at the conference center and staying at the campground. You would be hard pressed to find nicer, more helpful campground hosts. If you are not in real good shape, you will need a car to get back and forth to the conference center. The road between is a public road (not very busy) and is VERY hilly. Up and over the interstate then down to the bottom of the center then back up to any of the facilities. The laundry is small (two pairs) but free. - Snure Family
Nov 2005 - $15.00
This campground is apparently part of the Ridgcrest/Lifeway Christian Conference Center. Directy across I-40 from the Conference Center, it is convenient for attendees of conferences across the expressway. Although a little "rustic", the campground did provide water, electricity, and sewer and is about the closest campground to the conference center. The comfort stations, although old, were clean and functional. Many of the individual sites had concrete pads and were adequately level. The campground is immediately adjacent to the expressway, to there is a little traffic noise. A very good alternative to campgrounds in Swanonna and Old Fort for those attending the conference center. - Pastor John
Aug 2016 - $18.00
We have stayed at this park several times over the last few years. It's been about the same all along and not much has changed. The owner can seem gruff, but is really a nice fellow. As others have noted, the setting and proximity to Asheville are the draws here. We absolutely love access to the parks and trails that run right through the park. A few years ago, there used to be shade trees on the highway side sites, but the local utility came in and removed them because they were encroaching on the power lines. A real shame. Anyways, about getting into the park. The trick is to U-turn at the office/repair shop. I've seen people U-turn at the park, but it's a little more tricky. Alternatively, you can exit I-26 at Haywood Rd, then follow Hanover to State St, then to Short Michigan Ave (hilly but no clearance problems) to Amboy Rd. - Phil Hyde
Jul 2016 - $18.00
This is a compact linear RV park, on the French Broad River, with sites on both sides of a central recreation path and road. An interstate highway is immediately above the campground with much traffic. For a 2 night stay, this campground worked well for me. While sites were very close together, each one was back-in on a concrete pad and most had full hookups. The rate shown was for Passport America, available most days. There was little shade. The advice to check in at the RV repair shop didn't work as it was closed up and we checked in with the helpful person at the campground. There was a cable connection that we didn't use. There were no picnic tables or fire rings at sites. We saw a wi-fi signal but didn't learn if it was for customers. The campground is 5 miles from downtown Asheville. A popular recreation path/trail runs through the middle of the park. If in the area again, we'd likely stay here. - Jay Rutherford
Jun 2016 - $36.00
Interesting CG on the French Broad River. First off, there is no cable, so don't go by their website. The WiFi is mostly slow. Was able to use theirs on occasion, but mostly used my own. It is located right next to I-240, so there is road noise outside, but never heard noise while inside the RV. There is a sharp, hairpin turn to enter the CG at the bottom of the exit ramp that is impossible to make in an RV. We drove a short distance down to a city park and unhooked the toad in order to turn around. The signs are a bit confusing. The check-in office is located at their RV repair business a few doors away, so stop there before going into the CG. We did not do that. There is a very helpful and friendly host on site who took care of us, but I had to walk back to the office to pay as she only deals with cash. We enjoyed our stay here, so I didn't mean for all of the above to sound so negative, just wanted to give some helpful facts. The CG was clean and in a good location. Our site was on the river and had plenty of room between the sites. The FHU site was on a concrete slab and was level. What's interesting is that there is a city-run walking/bike path that runs right down the center of the CG. It continues along the river past the CG one direction and continues to the city-run park the other direction. Plenty of space to walk the dog. Lots of activity walking/riding by the MH which I thought was fun to watch. We would stay here again. - Gayle E.
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
Oct 2010 - $35.00
Beautiful, fun, family friendly park. Favorite part is Bingo with prizes on Sat. night for the whole family. Recommend to any and all. - L&MS
Jul 2016 - $36.00
I forgot that this is a Passport America campground, so the rate shown was twice what it might have been. When checking in, the helpful manager/owner didn't mention the possible discount. The RV portion of the campground was a ring of about a dozen sites with full hookups. About half of the sites were seasonal. Each site was made of old asphalt that only extended to the dimensions of an RV; at my site, the area for hookups was dirt which turned to mud after a daily rain storm. The small store/nail salon had a few items for sale, but more was available in Old Fort, about 3 miles from the campground, located up a "holler." There was zero over-the-air TV reception, no cable service, and poor Verizon cell phone reception, but the campground wi-fi worked very well. The tightness of the steep surrounding hills meant that a satellite TV system might not work, either. This was the second time staying at this campground, and we'd likely stay again in the future as there are not many choices in the area. - Jay Rutherford
Jun 2015 - $18.00
Small campground, very quiet, backed up to creek. Owners very nice. Only drawback was no cable and could not get satellite signal. WiFi was good. We would camp here again. - ShagsMom
Jun 2015 - $18.00
Very basic campground is laid out along both sides of the Catawba River headwaters up a narrow valley about 2.5 miles out of town. A ring of a dozen sites surrounds the bath house with about half seasonals; other sites looked a little more spacious, but sites were very close to each other. Privies in other areas of the campground. Fee shown includes Passport America discount. No OTA TV reception with minimal cell service. Wi-Fi worked well. Laid back staff very friendly and easy to deal with. Camp store was not open during my 2 day stay. I was here to watch the trains and there is very limited camping in this area. I'd probably stay here again if in the area. - Jay Rutherford
Oct 2016 - $50.00
This is an "intimate" little RV park, only 18 sites. The first 6 are their "premium" sites and are cement with patios. They also have wonderful view of the valley in back of the sites. The rest of the sites although on a hill are heavily treed, making views impossible. We paid $50 a night for our site which was a "deluxe" site, which was a dirt gravel site with trees, and the site had a picnic table and a fire pit. There is a seating area where you can sit and look at the view or a sunset that is available to all campers. There is also a grass area in back of that for general use. One of the difficulties of getting to this park is the ½ mile steep winding dirt road that takes you up the mountain. The last turn going into the campground is a hairpin. Go slowly if you have a larger rig. Either way, the dusty road will make a mess out of your tow. The restrooms are clean, but dated. Each one is a separate room with a toilet and shower. One is handicapped accessible but there is a small bench by the door that could make entry with a wheel chair tricky. We used their campground Wifi here as our Verizon air card struggled. We did get satellite with the help of my phone app satellite finder. I scoped the satellites between a gap in the trees. If you come here and stay in any of the sites down past the premium sites, when you leave your site there is a turn around at the end of the road you need to go through to head towards the exit. Do not hook your car up if you are in a motor home as you will need to backup at least once to turn around. All in all I liked the campground, but the only way I would come back is if I could get a premium site with a view and a cement pad. - SargeW
Sep 2016 - $50.00
Not much to add that hasn't been said already. I've been staying at this campground as a midway stop between driving from Cincinnati to Hilton Head for years now. If I get in early enough to enjoy it I spring for the premium spot with the view. The drive up is a little steep and narrow but I always see some nice big class A and fifth wheels when I stay so people are definitely making it up the hill. It's well kept, clean, and a nice location. I'll be back! - Cincy_Ron
Sep 2016 - $50.00
This is a lovely campground on top of a hill with an incredible view! Some of the sites have a direct view of the scenic valley. Others sites are more wooded, but there is a place where everyone can go to view the killer sunsets! Campground was very nice. We will definitely visit again! - TN Vogels