19 Parks near Mountain City, Tennessee
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
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
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
Jun 2013 - $39.00
Lovely views in the mountain meadow area. River side is very cramped. Our motorhome door opened less than three feet from neighbors sewer. We moved up hill. Bath Houses were not cleaned on a regular basis and they need updating. Laundry area needs to be swept out. The lint behind the dryers is several inches deep. They have an ongoing battle with the road ruts and excessive raining. They worked hard to smooth things out. Pavillion was only open on Friday and Saturdays. I found the people very friendly and would return. - BettyBoop32953
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
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 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
Jul 2011 - $24.00
Second time staying here in the last two years. No complaints. Very clean bathrooms. The trails in this park are wonderful. 78 degrees in July, fresh blueberries to be picked, great wildlife and views! - jrackley
Oct 2010 - $30.00
This review is about the campground itself, not the park. We were disappointed in this Va. state park. The sites with electric/water were for the most part small. Most were on the outside of the loops with the back of your camper on the road. The sites don't look like they have had fresh gravel put down in years so when it is dry, it is very dusty and dirty. If the camp host drove by once, they drove by 500 times a day on the loud gas powered gators. Very annoying when you are so close to the road. Also, when we arrived we found that it was acceptable to save the best sites for your friends with lawn chairs, who knew? We enjoyed hikes inside the park but we can now say we've been there and done that. Virginia has too many parks with much better sites to be squeezed in like that again. - paphil
May 2013 - $0.00
Called today 5/28/13 and was informed that this campground is closed permanently and will not reopen. Site has been purchased by others and is being redeveloped for purposes other than a campground. - wintertexan
May 2011 - $28.00
I will never stay at this campground again! We made two reservations for our trip - one in each direction to break our long drive. On the first leg of our trip, we were delayed in traffic for hours and didn't arrive until 5:30 am. Exhausted, we put our rent money in an envelope with a note explaining our late arrival and left it in our door for the manager. They woke us up at 9:30 am wanting to know when we were leaving! We had to pay $10 extra to stay until 1:00 pm, and check out wasn't until 12:00! On the second leg of our trip, after driving for eight hours, we arrived at the campground only to find there was not an empty site. We called the manager, and she said someone had decided to extend their stay so she didn't have a site for us. It didn't matter that I had called weeks ahead to make my reservation. We had to drive seventeen more miles to find a place to sleep. This is a great location for an overnight stay, but the management is so undependable and unprofessional, I will never stay at this campground again. - mpscott
May 2010 - $28.00
This campground is okay for an overnight stop. It is very conveniently located and there are food stores and Wal-Mart nearby. It is a typical RV parking lot but with quite a few that looked like long term or permanent residents. The park manager is a little old lady who can't come to you so you have to call and then go to her trailer. The lack of security and the group that was outside drinking until late made us a bit uneasy but the night went without incident. We would most likely seek out another campground if we returned to the area. - bgbassman
Jul 2016 - $24.00
We 'camped' in 40+ foot motorhome over July 4. There are bigger sites that accommodate this size unit. It is splendid at this campground. We used one AC, instead of all 3, because of 30amp power, but no more was needed; its cool up there. We camped in Cottontail, sites bigger, quieter there, away from a little road noise. Access to the Mount Rogers trail is right there, but does need some maintenance on this trail, some overgrowth of vines for a stretch. But, this doesn't distract from cg. Hosts are very nice, always accessible. We love it there, the elevation in the summer makes it a pleasant experience. - elainev
Jun 2016 - $16.00
Great CG for the "rustic" camper. This is an old growth forest with lots of huge trees and a thick canopy. Lots of great trails, and access to the AT directly. Sites are fairly level and most are huge. The site base is gravel and drains well. Sites on the Cottontail loop are spaced wider apart than the others. The interior roads are a little narrow, but did not prove to be a problem in parking a long rig. This CG is remote and there is very limited TV reception, spotty cell coverage, and a heavy canopy on most sites that limits satellite reception. There is a wading pool fed by a cold mountain stream in the day use area - great on a hot day.
The dump station is a little tight to get into for long camping units. - Bama Camper
Jun 2016 - $24.00
Grindstone is a contractor-operated facility in Mt Rogers National Recreation Area. It could be described as remote and rustic with electric and water. There are 100 well separated and spacious campsites on a paved loop road system. The Opossum Loop (sites 1-21) is for dry camping, with occasional water spigots. Cottontail and Groundhog Loops (sites 22-100) have electric and water. Most sites are gravel, with a few ADA paved sites available. Virtually every site will need levelers, and most driveways are sloped up or downhill. Electric service and water pressure excellent. One dump station. Dumpsters bear-proofed.
There was a $9 fee to reserve online, but dozens of sites could have been claimed by walk ins during weekdays, eliminating that cost. We felt, along with the $24/night fee that it was overpriced. Thick forest, mostly deciduous, but some sites are in fir/hemlock groves. Cool mountain climate, 4,000' altitude. Over-the-air digital TV caught 5 channels, including NBC and FOX, and the only means of severe weather alerts. Zero Sprint voice or data service, nearest hit is 6 miles toward Chilhowie at the overlook or in Troutdale. No pay phone in campground, and no Wi-Fi. No way to communicate. Damascus has citywide free Wi-Fi. Roadways good for bicycling. Mt Rogers summit hiking trail begins in the campground. Appalachian Trail access three miles east. Pitch black dark at night. There is a swimming area, kids playground, and volleyball area.
Amphitheater appears abandoned. No ranger programs; dead with regard to interpretation. Backpack hiking, visiting the ponies at Grayson Highlands, and a downhill run on the nearby Virginia Creeper bicycle trail are the highlights. Come well prepared with groceries, supplies, and fuel. Communicate with loved ones before arriving. We would choose another campground next time. - The Happy Traveler
Jun 2012 - $6.00
You have never seen such poorly designed showers in your life. Each shower room is entered from the outside and the potty, sink, electric hand dryer (I hope they are properly grounded), mirror and yes, the shower are out in the open. If you enter the room after someone has used the shower the entire room is soaked! In other words, there is no partition between the shower and the rest of the room! We were here for 3 night and the garbage cans were not emptied. When we left, garbage was piled up at, but not in the containers. So much for bear-proofing. The grounds are pretty and the Lake offers a lot of appeal, but between the shower facility and poor garbage collection, for the new renovation, we are not impressed! One last word: at least the long 8 mile trip from 421 is not over a dusty, gravel road. It's paved. - Konnarock Kid & Marge
Sep 2009 - $12.00
Campground is really nice but the 8 mile dusty road getting there is not so nice. Our loop host was extremely accommodating and helpful. Restrooms/showers are very clean. Lake is beautiful and the campground has a boat ramp. Water and trash containers are close by. Hiking trails are fun with nearby geocaching. - Konnarock Kid & Marge
May 2005 - $6.00
Very quiet and secluded and beautiful National Forest Campground located on the banks of South Holston Lake in upper East Tennessee. No electric, water or sewer hookups but there is a dump station and water spickets to fill your tank. Very large shaded sites. Don't go here if you get bored easily because the lake is the only recreation. There is not a swimming area. Access to the campground is not easy. Approximately 8 miles or more of gravel road to reach the campground. - jmwebb
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