Asheville East KOA

     


Swannanoa, North Carolina
Phone: (828) 686-3121

Sites: 175
Avg. Rate: $39

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Latitude: 35.6093973550055
Longitude: -82.3454797267914

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-lake Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 24
  • Good 25
  • Average 8
  • Poor 5
  • Terrible 0

62 Reviews

1 Tip

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Snidely Whiplash

Review Count: 83
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Average KOA except this one is next to a busy four lane highway and a train that makes passes by the park several times a day. Impossible to sleep through the train horn which blows from one end of the campground to the other at least two times per night. Off season stay meant not many others here when we were but the 50 amp spaces are narrow and back to back so in season you will be inches away from another RV directly behind you. We would not stay again, instead preferring somewhere quieter. We camped at Asheville East KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

About a 15 minute drive to Biltmore Mansion. If you stay here bring earplugs for the train horn.

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ronboett

Review Count: 79
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

We had a pull thru site in the front section of the park that was good sized and clean, with all utilities in good shape. We were escorted to our site by friendly staff and although there were lots of trees, we were able to get satellite reception. We really enjoyed the breakfast that was tasty and inexpensive. The only downside is the train traffic across the highway, with horns through the night. Ashville has many excellent attractions, including the Biltmore Mansion, which is amazing and beautiful. We camped at Asheville East KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Pat and Rex

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

We had a wonderful pull through site--on the dam between the river and the lake. About 30 ducks were around periodically. We had a heavy rain and the river was up, so we had to ask for the alternative emergency route since the only way in to our site was over 2 low-water bridges. You may laugh but several years ago in MO we had to bug out before a wall of water came to our campground. We would stay here again. We camped at Asheville East KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Tallboy

Review Count: 146
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

Price reflexes one week stay. Mostly asphalt interior roads and gravel/grass sites. Escort to site. Branches need to be cut back on interior roads and sites. Excellent cable TV and Wi-Fi. Kept windows closed and ran our bedroom A/C fan when sleeping, cut out road noise and most of the train air horns. Has recycling. A river runs through the campground and also has three ponds. Lots of ducks and geese. Watch where you step. Allows campfires. Only one vehicle allowed at each site. Although others were allowed, we weren't. Somewhat easy in and out with a HDT and trailer (60 ft. combo). We camped at Asheville East KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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jennablair

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

The campground was beautiful! There are two fishing lakes (although not many fish!), the Swannnanoa River, and a swimming pool. The only complaint I have, is that the sites are very close together. We took our dog, as it is very dog-friendly! We enjoyed staying here and will go back, but hopefully can get a site that is at the very end so we aren't facing another camper. We camped at Asheville East KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Steve Morris

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful, clean park with lakes, creek, and ponds. Only negative was the train right across the street. Every time the train goes by, it blows its loud air horn 10-15 times. At 12:30 and 2:30 in the morning, it is a rude awakening. We camped at Asheville East KOA in a Motorhome.

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abbyarts

Review Count: 29
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

If you stay at an Asheville area KOA choose this one over the west side one, FAR better here. Large and park-like around 2 lakes and the creek, better in the back area than front. Good, free Wi-Fi with no codes, many TV channels. This is a popular spot, I've met a number of frequent visitors who reserve far ahead of time in the fall to get the nice water sites. Yes, there is highway and train noise, but they all seem to have that, otherwise this is the nicest KOA I've stayed at by far. I'm in #12 at the lake and my class B cargo doors open to the water. We camped at Asheville East KOA in a Motorhome.

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Fred2626

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

A very busy and crowded campground. The staff is helpful and the lake sites are nice. We have stayed here many times and will come back. We camped at Asheville East KOA in a Motorhome.

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Flintstones

Review Count: 39
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $75.00
Overall Rating:      

We enjoyed our stay at this KOA. Friendly staff, clean grounds, and a great area to explore. The front of the park is not too special as the pull thrus are on the tight side except #1 which is on the corner. The back ins offer more room, the best back in being the sites along the river. The special part of the park requires you to cross over the Swannanoa River. It's almost paradise with 30 amp full hook up sites 9 thru 15 along the lake as they offer beautiful views not only of water, but the mountains as well. Sites 24, 25, & 26 offer good depth for big rigs and still have a decent view. We would definitely stay here again. An excellent KOA and very easy access off Interstate 40. We camped at Asheville East KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Shirley and Bob

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Campground was nice but grassy sites got pretty soggy when it rained. Laundry facilities are good but for some reason the dryers are outside so you need to slog your laundry outside to dry it. Train tracks are very close and trains whistle several times during the night - detracts from the experience. We camped at Asheville East KOA in a Motorhome.

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JJPP17

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $128.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice older campground with good amenities. River and water views were very relaxing. Friendly staff and well maintained (but older) restrooms. Would rate a 10 if not for train at front, and trailer park at back (absolutely no trouble from trailer park, just didn't fit with the surrounding scenery!) By third night train didn't wake us up anymore. Will definitely come back. We camped at Asheville East KOA in a Campground Cabin.

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creekside

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice, but typical, KOA park - sites are very tight and unpaved. But if you have a dog (especially a large one) it has a GREAT dog-walk along a beautiful river. There appears to be plenty for kids to do there, and they have a very nice store. We'd stay there again. We camped at Asheville East KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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johnrobertpowers

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Nights Stayed -2 Park Overall - The Park is a typical KOA Camp Ground. Everything was nice, plenty to do for Kids, clean and well maintained. The sites are very small, most without shade. It’s close to Asheville’s nice restaurant. RV Type Used - 5th Wheel 28Ft My Site (#2) - is very small, with zero trees, and a view of nothing much. It was 10 out 10 for level, gravel and well maintained. What We Did – eat at some great Asheville Restaurants – Jerusalem Garden and Mala Indian restaurant in downtown Asheville. Restroom - Modern and clean, soap and towels provided Bath - Modern and clean Cell Service - Verizon worked, 4 bars and 3G at least Internet Access – Wi-Fi at the site, very fast access Basic Shopping - Groceries etc. 1 mile Dining - Many restaurants in Asheville. Would I Return - Yes, it is close to Asheville where we like to visit. There are several great sites on the Swannanoa River, best site are 1 to 10 Sec “A”. There are also lake sites with great sites with views. Most are full sun all day. We camped at Asheville East KOA in a Motorhome.

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belgique

Review Count: 47
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is very nicely landscaped and maintained with a pool, mini golf, bike/cart/boat rentals and other game areas. Free Wi-Fi was excellent our entire 2 weeks. Free Cable TV (but we didn’t use it because we use satellite). Fantastic staff: every single staff member was friendly, helpful and professional. The park does abide by the rule that campgrounds has to be a near a railroad. Yes there are tracks across the road from the entrance. Some days there were none/very few and others they were frequent. If you hate trains, this park and the other campgrounds in this area are not for you. After the 1st day, we did not notice them. There are, effectively, 2 parts of this KOA: the front sections near the office and entrance; the E section on the lake. The front section is typical with not much space between rigs and no view. The E Section is a whole different story. Our 35’ MH fit fine and there were some fivers also. Small rigs and tents can find some very nice views. Sites are on a beautiful lake with lots of space. There are a lot of sites where you nose in with a lake view. There are 6 sites where you parallel park with the door side right on the lake and the other side overlooks a beautiful grassy area that is along the river/creek. You can hear the sound of the water. Kids and dogs play in the river/creek. People tube down the river/creek. Lot of people fish in the lake from their own patio (no license required). Trails lead around both lakes for a nice quiet, scenic stroll. The park is about 15 minutes from Asheville. There is a lot of shopping and restaurants available near the park. Ingles Grocery has a gas station that is wide open and very accessible to any RV (I didn’t notice if it had diesel). The gas here is also a few cents cheaper than the other stations. We’ll be back. We camped at Asheville East KOA in a Motorhome.

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BBQGirl

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Pretty typical KOA with activities for kids which include a pool, pedal cars, activities room, and goofy golf. It also has a fishing lake with small camper and tent sites around it. The Swannanoa River runs through the park and is shallow enough for kids to wade and play in. Sites are a bit tight for larger motor homes . Your picnic table is very cozy with your neighbor's sewer hook up. Sites are grass and generally level. Roads around the park are both gravel and paved. Most RV sites are back in, and when the park is full, this can become a bit of a challenge. What other reviews have left out or minimized is the noise level at night of the nearby highway and trains. We were parked in the B section of the park and can clearly see both Highway 70 and the railroad tracks. The highway noise is noticeable all the time, but does diminish somewhat at night. But, be aware that trucks do roll by day and night and use Jake brakes. The trains roll through 3-5 times every night between about 10 and 5:30 a.m. Since there is a crossing right across from the park entrance, the trains are required to blow their horn. Some give a quick toot while others feel obligated to blow their horns for several long seconds. Trust me, there is no way to ignore this. The only saving grace was that our dogs didn't feel compelled to join in. We will not be back. We camped at Asheville East KOA in a Motorhome.

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  • About a 15 minute drive to Biltmore Mansion. If you stay here bring earplugs for the train horn.

    Snidely WhiplashNovember 2014

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