19 Parks near Todd, North Carolina
Jun 2016 - $40.00
What a gem! One of those places you kinda' don't WANT to review, because you'd rather keep it quiet!
It's a treacherous drive up the last mile or so to get to the campground. It's basically a one lane steep, windy, gravel and dirt road with very few opportunities to move out of the way of another vehicle. But.... if you're willing to do that, the payoff is so worth it! Just DON'T miss the left turn into the campground and go too far.... it'll be tough to get back there!
The one ONLY other downside is that there are no water hookups at the sites.... but the staff will help you fill up on the way in and then if you run out, they will assist with helping to run hoses to you for refilling. Obviously there's also no sewer hookups.... but they will arrange pump out service.... it's $40.... so choose wisely!
The campground is VERY tenter heavy and GREAT for hiking. The weekends are FULL.... but it's so spacious etc that the only real downside was that the shower house had pretty long lines with all those tenters on the weekend days. The bath house is immaculate as is the rest of the property!
It's like sleeping in the clouds.....literally on SOME days! It was just spectacular though! Mountains all around.... warm summer breezes and cool nights! AMAZING escape from the heat and humidity of Florida! And we saw lightning bugs, chipmunks and even a hummingbird! Very cool! - doggpurr
May 2016 - $35.00
When we arrived I found out that due to my negligence I did not notice when booking that the campsites did not have water a each site. Only electricity. Our camper has never had the fresh water tanks filled so we were not going to take a chance on contamination or it having leaks. The owners were very nice and understood my decision to cancel the reservation. They still charged me the cancellation fee but that was to be expected and I did not argue as it was my fault. On another note!! Please be advised that this campground name has mountain in it. That being said we were pulling a 32 ft trailer with our F250 and it was a struggle to get it up to the campground. Once you get off the highway from Boone the road is gravel up to Blue Bear CG. One other word of caution. Do not miss the turn as there is no sign that tells you the turn off goes to your campground. You have to know the road name and be watching for it diligently. The second we realized we missed the turn it was too late and drove 3 miles looking for a place to turn around on this narrow two lane road. I finally gave up and stopped in the middle of the road and backed up on to a side road to turn around. They could use a sign just before the turn if it was permissible. I'm sure it would have been a pleasant stay if you did not need the convenience of water on your site. - Bill from Texas
Jul 2013 - $35.00
This is a fairly new park in the Boone area. The sites are very roomy. Lots of space between them. The bathhouse was very clean and well-maintained. There was a laundry facility and outside sink for cleaning dishes. The tent sites were very isolated. The owner will assist with hauling your gear to the remote sites. Lots of trails to explore. Stocked trout pond. No water at RV sites but, this was not a big issue for us. The owner delivered our firewood to our site. Very nice guy! We are planning to stay here again when we come to this area. The road into the campground from the main road was tight in places but still manageable. Stargazers will be in heaven here. - Henwilli
Jul 2016 - $40.00
As expected, the road was tight getting here. I have a 23' trailer so it was no problem though. The staff was extremely friendly. The site was very level with a gravel patio area. It is shaded, which is very nice. The WiFi is the only issue here, it is very weak...if connected at all. But overall we will return. - fvfd1147
Oct 2015 - $45.00
We have stayed at the Boone KOA several times and always enjoy it. We are the campers that just us our RV to sleep in and are out enjoying the sights the rest of the time, so the fact that a park doesn't have an Olympic size pool doesn't concern us. The staff is always super friendly. You can request a particular site ahead of time if you call ahead and they will do their best to accommodate you. The grounds are well maintained and kept up. The sites are fairly level considering you are in the mountains, usually one or two 2x8's under one side will do the trick. The public road going up to the campground is tight and twisty as all mountain roads tend to be, but they are passable. There is a very large, well stocked grocery store at the base of the mountain when you turn to go to the campground. You can be in downtown Boone in about 10 minutes which is great. The views from the campground are scenic. Fully intend to spend several weekends this summer back there. - RVorBust
Oct 2015 - $36.00
Several miles from town in a beautiful, quiet setting. Road to the park is narrow and winding but doable. Sites shaded, thickly treed, but very difficult to level. Our pull through site had big trees so close at the front that we chose to back out and had to ask a camper if he would move his truck so that we had room to do that. - Nortguy
Jun 2016 - $35.00
Stayed at Vanderpool for a couple days. Owner is nice older lady but overwhelmed by the place.
Grass is nice, spaces are large with nice concrete pad, fire ring, picnic table, water, sewer, electric, both 30 and 50 amp.
The cable TV was not active and we could only get 4 channels on OTA all being PBS ones. :(
There as free Wi-Fi onsite which was decent. The system was being upgraded and had some issues but seemed good overall.
There is a nice recycle facility just a mile up, north on 421 on the right, from the RV park which is nice as we try to recycle everything.
The location is close to downtown Boone. That mean going anywhere you drive through downtown. Cute but slow.
Seemed to be more long stay, 1-3 month, guys than daily or weeklies. there were no arrivals on the weekend we stayed which was strange as the weather was GREAT.
The office was a combo retail store and hoarder decor with a bit of a smell we could not ID.
She has a big older dog that is harmless but big so let kids know this when you walk in office.
Overall a nice place to stay a day or two but most likely not return. - carl2591
Jun 2016 - $35.00
Daily rate is high. This is the only RV park in the area that stores RVs. Monthly storage rate is $60 for off site and $150 plus electric for full hookup storage + $15 per day when I am in RV. This is a good rate. Park is grass with gravel area to park RV; a concrete pad, fire circle and picnic table is at most sites. The sites are fine, not crowded together, mostly level, good utilities, some shaded. The restroom and, most especially the showers, need serious remodeling. I recommend not using them. The laundry room is adequate but needs remodeling. The owner/manager is nice but seems overwhelmed with managing the park. The office and office patio is very, very cluttered. I would stay here again because of proximity to Boone, quiet environment, good size sites. Bottom line - park is old and tired but the RV sites are good. - Dave RVer
May 2016 - $35.00
This isn't a family friendly campground. No amenities for the little ones. But we stayed here because it is convenient and easy to get into. Some of the other campgrounds in the area are very difficult to get to.
Sites aren't the best, but most are gravel with rotting decks or overgrown concrete patios. Good electric, water, and sewer hookups. Wi-Fi was OK.
Several seasonals that were worrisome.
Office is a mess and smells terrible. But I was only in there for a few minutes.
We didn't go into the restrooms or laundry.
We would go back because of the convenience. - User2989
Jul 2016 - $35.00
This was our second time staying at Honeybear. We really enjoy this park and have not had a bad experience here. Our site was very spacious and private. The roads into and around the campground could use some work, but it's a minor issue for us. Honeybear has exceeded our expectations on both visits. The staff if very accommodating and the sites are well spaced. We will return to Honeybear Campground! - JandJ TN Travelers
May 2016 - $35.00
This little park is in the city limits of Boone but you wouldn't know it because we did not hear any of the traffic below as we were up on top of a tall hill. The road was not bad and we didn't have any trouble pulling our 32 foot trailer up it. There was a bubbling stream behind our campsite and it was quiet peaceful. The Staff was very helpful and we stayed a couple of nights. - Bill from Texas
Oct 2015 - $30.00
Staff was very accommodating, we expected to arrive late, and called ahead to make sure that wasn't an issue. They said our reservation info would be taped on the door, and if we needed anything, to call or text the number on the form. The roads in the campground were fine for my Jeep and pop-up, but I can see where the mansions on wheels would have issues.
We had a site in C loop, toward the end and had plenty of room. It was level side to side, and I had no issue leveling front to rear. The water pressure was good, and the electric pedestal was new, as were others I saw in the campground. The spots were well shaded, and nice, though the big rig areas had no privacy...another reason not to have a big rig!
Didn't try the WiFi, we went to escape. The coffee house was nice, and kids activities were nice as well. The bathhouses were in need of updates. The water was hot, and the fixtures were clean, but there were cobwebs on the ceiling, and the outlets were not working. Not the worst I have ever seen, but not the best, either. - iflyos
Jun 2016 - $35.00
You're in the mountains. Routes 321 and 105 from Lenoir to the campground are up-down-left-right then more up and down and as of this post, there is significant construction along US-321 going into Blowing Rock, as they are widening the road. I'd guess that construction will last well into 2017. Campground is at the bottom of a steep hill then with an additional, very steep access road. Campground is old and tired. Most sites are gravel, full hookup, with all utilities at the rear of the sites. Just a few concrete pull-through sites. Prevosts need not apply. Narrow, gravel roads with angled and straight back-in sites, and sites are close together. Picnic tables, stone fire rings, no patios. No landscaping. Lots of old-growth trees. Free WiFi and cable. I got lucky and my satellite antenna found an open gap through the forest at site #47. The campground does have cabins for rent. - StephenK
Sep 2015 - $38.00
Flintlock is a older, rustic campground with typical amenities that is nicely wooded. We stayed there for a week in September to visit the Boone area. The management and staff were very helpful and friendly and even remembered my name during our stay. They have typical water and sewer and also 50amp service. All was fine except the water pressure was only around 20lbs, so we needed to use our water pump for showers. The campground has a very nice steam running through it and we did have stream side site. The sound of the stream was very soothing and great to hear out our window. Cable TV worked pretty well as did the wireless. If I have a complaint - and not one the campground can fix - is the road noise from rt 105. It is an incline as it passes by the campground and trucks use their engines to slow down (or go up the hill) and can be heard pretty clearly. We had to run the AC to mask the noise at night. Also, If you come to the campground, be aware that if you are coming from Boone, the entrance does come up in you quickly and then is a curved downward hill. Other than that, I really don't have any complaints. It's a basic campground at a decent price. - rpfix
Jul 2015 - $34.00
The owner was very friendly and staff was helpful. The park is located just off a busy road and the entrance is a bit steep. You must make a fairly tight turn before arriving at the office, but once we were in we didn't have a problem getting to our site. I must say the sites are tight with large trees. Nice for the shade on hot days, but we weren't able to extend our awning completely because of a nearby tree. We did have one of the few pull-through sites and that was nice because the sites WERE tight. Boone doesn't seem to have many campground options, so we were happy to find this one. It wasn't far from downtown and the outdoor drama, Horn in the West, was an easy drive as well. They offer cable, which was fine and wifi too, but we didn't use it. We used our Verizon Hotspot. If you have a satellite dish, you could have some difficulty due to large trees throughout the CG. Due to the hill at the entrance, it can be a bit difficult to pull out onto the busy road when leaving but we managed. - Lindydon
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
Jul 2015 - $30.00
We spent 2 months at this park and just loved it. In fact, this was our fourth time at this campground. The 50 amp service sites are at the top of the hill in an open a area. Many of the other sites are well shaded with lots of trees. All sites have cable tv. There is free wifi, but you sometimes have to get closer to the router to get a signal. There is a pond for catch and release fishing. The roads are all paved and the sites are all gravel. Office staff is very efficient and friendly. New owners are making some improvements to the park. - jmlar
Oct 2015 - $8.00
We stayed here mid-week and had our choice of several spots on the lake. We did not make a reservation. Very quiet. Lots of trees and huge shrubs. Pretty view. - June from Savann ahb
Jun 2011 - $19.00
We only live 30 minutes away, and have camped in this park at various times for many years. Our trips have been in Tents, Pop-ups, Trailers, and now a Class A Motorhome. As with many Federal Parks, there are no hookups although water and sewer dump facilities are available nearby. Our best memories, however, have been camping here watching Deer, Star-gazing, Canoeing, Hiking, and generally unwinding. The Boone Fork Trail meanders through the campground, and includes a five mile loop that includes some of the most beautiful creeks and waterfalls around. If you are into amenities, go somewhere else. If your objective is to commune with nature and regenerate, this is the place to be. - bpsprinkle
Jun 2010 - $18.00
This park is just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. There are no hookups. The park has a nice lake, with limited sites that have a view of it. There are lots of trees, underbrush and bugs. The camp sites are small, many too small for large RV's. Otherwise, bath-house is okay, roads and sites are paved. We stayed here for 3 days. Due to small sites, them being overgrown and no services, I would look elsewhere next time. - NCRambler
Aug 2016 - $40.00
We found the bathroom and shower facilities to be old and dated, very dirty and not cleaned very well.
The location of the park was very nice. We had a nice view of Grandfather Mountain and Banner Elk was a short distance away. The interior roads are supposed to be gravel but require re-graveling. They are now mostly dirt and dust is a constant problem. Every time a car passed a layer of dust was spread over the RV and Toad. Upon registration we were told that we would have to move on our last night to another site. We did move one space over which was an inconvenience, only to notice that nobody arrived to use our previous site. - Daydream30
Jun 2016 - $49.00
Upon check-in, 2 staff members smoking just outside the entrance door, dusty roads, staff drive like maniacs, short-stays are cramped, staff are personable, river site was small and noisy with road/hwy traffic all day/night, no fish to speak of in the creek, saw three rather large water snakes, bathroom was disgusting; clean them or close them. Sites are not cleaned prior to arrival, neighbors sewer line is just outside ones door. Child play area is in need of professional repair. Didn't feel safe, love the general area, quaint country store, no desire to return. - Phill
May 2015 - $40.00
I read the reviews about the ruts in the road and they are there, but not as challenging as previous reviewers. Maybe they repaired them. I drove my 38 foot MH in a mountain downpour towing a toad and had little difficulty making it up to site A95. The bathrooms and showers were close, clean and well maintained during our stay. Very large campground with great views and accommodated all types of campers. The site we were on had full hookups, was fairly level and included picnic tables and fire pit. We would return. - Russ60
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
Jul 2007 - $18.00
Outstanding staff, well maintained, had some routy partyers and it was dealt with quickly. Rented tubes and used the bath houses. We were staying in a tent and it was a great experience. A couple more porte johns or a bath house in the primitive area would be nice. Kid`s had a blast. Will be back!!! - fishtrap
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