38 Parks near Swannanoa, North Carolina
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
Aug 2016 - $45.00
Nice setting by river and nice landscaping and trees. 50 amp sites are partial to no shade. We stayed in back in 50 amp and had to park toad at angle in front of motorhome but was doable. We stayed a week and it was a nice base camp for touring area. Very family oriented. Charge extra $2.50 a night for 50 amp. - Kansas Campers
May 2016 - $44.00
Nice older park, very well kept. Nice level sites, plenty of trees. Roads in good condition. Good location, easy to reach all area attractions. Employees were friendly. I would rate it higher except for the TRAIN which blows it's whistle multiple times at night. It woke us up each time. Probably will not use again because of the train noise. - Chuck333
Sep 2016 - $43.00
Nightly rate based on their weekly rate of $300. I don't give 10 ratings out very often! This is an awesome place. Built into the side of a mountain, the roads are very steep and the sites are terraced in places. (Not necessarily everyone's cup of tea, but large motor homes and fifth wheels made it with no problems.) The people who run it are friendly and helpful with advice on nearby Asheville, a great town to visit. The sites are cleaned up after each visitor leaves, and the whole park is immaculately clean. Their cable tv worked great, giving us lots of stations very clearly. Their web site was fine. Our Verizon signal was hit and miss. The cabins are placed away from the RVs in pretty sites next to a little mountain stream, by the way. We will definitely be back! - dbcordello
Aug 2016 - $70.00
We stayed at the top to enjoy the view. The view is truly exceptional and worth the road up and the extra expense. The top is a broad shelf carved into the side of the hill and its entirety is level. There is no shade but the grounds are well landscaped. The bathhouse is new and spotless. There is a small area for a dog walk with dog waste containers.
The entire CG was well maintained and very clean. The roads are paved and they are all fairly steep, although the sites not on top were all fairly level with plenty of shade. Just pay attention, and the roads are quite manageable. Other than that, the other reviewers covered most everything well.
We will definitely stay here again. - SchnoodleCamp
Jul 2016 - $63.00
This park is amazing. The sites are immaculate, the shower and laundry facilities well supplied and clean, wifi works well and consistently, the water pressure is good and the staff is very helpful and friendly. We stayed in one of the mountain top views with a deck that included a wooden swing, picnic table and grill. The deck was built into the side of the hill so the back of it was literally 20 feet off the ground. The view was amazing and totally worth the effort it took to get to the top site.
The mountain sites are hard to reach, but the staff members are expert at escorting you up the hill. They even convinced us not to unhook our tow knowing exactly how much space we would need to make the turns up the hill.
I strongly recommend this RV park if you are looking for that special place to enjoy the glorious mountains near Asheville. You will not be disappointed! - PBW
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
Aug 2016 - $37.00
Closest park to town and its attractions. The owner is friendly, helpful and attentive to the guests and works very hard maintaining this older property. We had an outage on our power pole during our stay, and he had an electrician out to repair it promptly. Sites are a bit tight, but perfectly adequate for our big rig. - ELewis28
Aug 2016 - $37.00
Gravel roads, tight turns. Bathrooms were not clean. The park is close to the Blue Ridge Parkway entrance and convenient to the Biltmore Estate. - PLitzel
Aug 2016 - $36.00
If you don't need a swimming pool or children's playground, Taps is our kind of place. Small friendly park, within walking distance or a very short drive of restaurants, grocery stores, and just about any business you can name. The Blue Ridge Parkway, the Biltmore Estate, Pisca Forest, downtown Asheville and many attractions are close. Cherokee NC is a 45 minute drive.
The host is a very concerned and friendly. There are only two bathrooms and they are private unisex, cleaned every morning. The sites and may be a bit tight but there is plenty of room for the slides and we have never stayed in a park where they are more level. Just drop your pads put out your slides and camp. We drive a 34' motor home but we were parked next to a 50' unit who had no problem getting in or out. We had to have packages delivered and the host brought them right to our door.
We have stayed in a number of parks in and around the area. We tried Maggie Valley because it is higher up but Taps is worth the extra drive.
Happy Trails. - Jim 2
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
Jul 2016 - $70.00
The road to this park is one lane winding rough and not easy in a car or with a big rig motor home! 5 sites have a beautiful view, but the others only view trees so you miss the view of the other mountains and the valley. I WOULD NOT advise this for big rigs. Our tow stuck out and we parked as closely as we could. Most other vechicles were obstructing traffic. - Jimjul
May 2016 - $50.00
Beautiful rv park that offers stunning views and in close proximity of all that Asheville offers. This relatively small campground classifies its sites as either premium or deluxe. The deluxe sites offer shaded sites with filtered views of the French broad River valley and distant mountains. The premium sites have tremendous, unobstructed views of the river and mountains but are not very shaded. Both types are full hookup. The gravel road up to the campground is a little narrow and a little steep in spots but I had no issue pulling our 31 foot travel trailer up or down. The sites are all fairly level and have a fire ring and picnic table. The campground also has some decent trails to explore. - Denver James
Apr 2016 - $70.00
This park is absolutely gorgeous! It is quiet and peaceful. The sites are huge and far apart. They are slanted in such a way that they give you maximum privacy. The premium sites have a gorgeous view of the valley and mountains. And, if you have a regular site in the trees, they have a nice viewing area with benches where you can relax and watch the sun set. The bathrooms were individual bathrooms with a toilet and shower in each. The tent sites were secluded and in the trees. There are not a lot of kids screaming and running around like at a KOA because there is not a lot of kid things to do but this makes it perfect for people like my husband and I who want the peace and quiet to enjoy nature. The only problem with this campground is that it is up a mountain and maneuvering a big rig can be difficult at times. There is about a 1/2 mile curvy, bumpy, narrow, gravel road leading into the campground and backing into a few of the sites was pretty tight. If you have a big rig (especially a fifth wheel), I would avoid spots P8 and D9-13. We had site P8 and, although it was (in my opinion) the best site in the park, parking was extremely difficult due to the narrow road with a drop off on the far side. Don't get me wrong, there were plenty of big rigs up there. Just be aware that that maneuvering can be tight. This is not the place to be if you are not confident of you RV driving skills. Other than the roads, this park is my ideal RV park and I highly recommend it. - AgilityCardiMom