22 RV Parks near Mountain City, Tennessee
Sites: 12 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 1 Reviews
Aug 2007 - $20.00
We were on our way from Bristol, TN to Boone, NC driving along H421. This is a windy road. It was getting dark and we saw the blue sign for "Camping" as we were passing through town. We pulled in and noticed they had 12 sites and only 2 were taken. The camp office is at a museum and they were closed. We took site 5 and backed in on the grass. It had water, electric (We used 30 amp so I don't know about 50 amp), cable and sewer. Some of the sites had damaged cable lines. The bathrooms were locked but we did not need them. Don't know if they had showers or not. They did have some big block fire pits so we did have a fire. We decided to stay a second night and do some geocaching in the area. The fee was $20 per night. It was a reasonably clean place to stay while passing through. - Traveller101
Jun 2017 - $35.00
Right on creek and next to VA creeper trail. Full hookups worked great. Quiet campground and great location. I would stay here again. - Nickncacki
May 2017 - $23.00
Location,Location,Location! Park backs right up to the Laurel Creek for a great setting. This is a no frills place to park while you explore this great area. There are no extras, just a great place to park with water, elec, and sewer. They have the fastest free Internet of any park we have ever stayed in. There is no office on site but the owner is by every morning and loves to talk. He is a good guy. We were there during record rain fall and the park had a drainage problem but they were bringing in loads of gravel and working to correct it when we were leaving. Owner let me pay the monthly rate even though we were only there for 21 days, it was cheaper. - Donny and Donna
May 2014 - $28.00
This park has recently opened and is going through some growing pains. The entrance and exit roads for the park are steep but manageable. The trees on the streets leading to the park need to be trimmed big time. The entire park is on packed shale and needs to be re-graveled. There are some pot holes but nothing major. Twelve of the fifteen sites back up to Laurel Creek. All sites have full hookups with 20/30/50 amp electric service. The electrical voltage is excellent, hovering around 124. Each site has a picnic table and there are two fire rings at either end of the campground. The campground is located on a quiet street and it was nice to sleep hearing the rushing water. There is no bathroom, showers or Wi-Fi at this campground. The price reflects the weekly rate. Daily rates include the cost of electric but weekly rates do not. This campground is within walking distance to the town of Damascus, the AT and Creeper trails. The cost for staying at this campground is a bit steep but that appears to be the going rate in this town. This park has lots of potential and the owners are doing everything they can to get it right. Our rig is 32 feet long. - adsaxs
Sep 2017 - $35.00
This is not an RV park in any conventional sense. Rather it is a few diagonal parking spaces right on a pulic road to park your RV. It does have full hookups which work well; although it only has 30 amps. There is no cable TV. The wifi is excellent. The road that the parking spaces are on is very busy with bicycles. The host is very pleasant. I would not stay here again. - FSUWizard
Aug 2017 - $35.00
This is a basic, BASIC place to park your RV. The one shower is small with no mirror. (We used the facilities in our RV) The owner is friendly and helpful in setting up your RV. All the sites have full hook-ups. The WiFi was strong and reasonably fast. The sound of Laurel Creek was pleasant to listen to as we went to sleep. The RV Park is within an easy walk to restaurants, bike rentals, churches and the PO. GREAT place to stop if you are biking the Virginia Creeper. - WNC Traveler
Aug 2015 - $30.00
This park is a perfect location for biking the Virginia Creeper Trail. It is a tight campground for a 40 foot motorhome, but the owner is super nice and everyone camping is friendly as well. Other than the bike trail, there is nothing much in town, but we enjoyed our stay. Keep in mind this is 30 amp electric and not 50 amp. We had the site closest to the main road and the trucks started coming by at 5 am. Not real great for sleeping. - RV4fun15
Oct 2014 - $38.00
We will camp here again. Start with 10, then -1 poor in campground signage, -1 poor campground roads, -1 poorly marked sites, -1 poorly marked/oddly spaced hookups, -1 web site says wi-fi, but only available at camp store, -1 bathhouse 1/4 mile from trailer camp, -1 too few showers/toilets,-1 wi-fi signal not dependable-tested .3 down, .1 up (megs) when working. +1 no night lighting in trailer camp. This is a unique campground. Beautiful night sky set on a wooded ridge and renting bikes @ $15 to ride trail. Very laid back guy around the store (managing or running is too strong). They prefer cash. Plenty of hot water for returning Creeper Trail riders. 6 of us rode trail while the 7th took our truck into town to return riders and bikes. Campground has bikes on demand for $15. Roads to camp are good. Roads in camp are poor and steep and narrow and begging for grading and stone. Sewer connections very difficult to find as grass grows over them. I found 3 sites with WES, there may be more. About 10 are WE. Hook up services good. Dump site is on the ridge, too. Sites are not assigned-pick your own. There is no check in procedure and no rules sheet. First priority is growing Christmas Trees. 2nd is tent camping near the store for lots of Boy Scouts and youth groups riding the trail. Third priority is trailer camping which is 1/4 mile away from camp store and tents. We did not see big rigs. Road layout allows always driving forward so if a big rig can handle the roads and hills, the campground can handle the rig. - Frank Rader
Jun 2012 - $35.00
This campground is located on the trail head of the Virginia Creeper (rails-to-trails) near the top of the mountain (3500'+ elev.). Getting there challenged our GPS as we ended up missing a critical turn and found ourselves towing our fifth wheel up a gravel, one-lane road across the ridge. Without 4-wheel drive we would not have made it. If the GPS liked us, we would have been on paved road all the way to the campground. The campground is rustic in nature and our site was on a newly cut of mountain. It overlooked the office. Check in and VERY friendly and easy - the owner is a nice, older guy. Our site was a pull through with water and electricity (thought it was 30 amp but the breakers were only 20 amps). Water pressure was low but of good quality. The site stills needs a 'finish' grade to get it more level (needed a LOT of planks to get the fiver level). It hadn't been mowed in some time making our site more of a field. The view was very nice. We were one of two campers in the whole place. So the night was very quiet and the stars were out in full force. Used the fire ring for S'mores. Leaving the next day, the exit road was very rutty and it was a slow go. Overall, this campground is perfectly placed for Virginia Creeping. It's not really close to anything else, so pack in whatever you need. The campground need some TLC and grooming but it will do for a night. Little pricey at $35.00/nite but there's no close competition so c'est la vie. - Owlet
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
Jun 2017 - $12.00
Campground is nice, right along south holston lake. Host not friendly and drives at high speeds throughout the park. Restrooms are usually pretty clean but wasn't during our last stay. Lots of shade and large flat sites. - John52575
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
Jun 2017 - $37.00
We got all setup and after discussing the situation, we went looking for another campground. The campground is run by a very nice elderly woman who is in way over her head. The office is one of the worst messes I have ever seen. I was uncomfortable even being there. The utilities were awful. The sewer connection was several inches below ground level. The water connection was covered by a barrel, and when I removed the barrel to hook up I found a hideous mess of insulation apparently protecting the pipe. There were nasty looking RVs on each side of us that appeared to be permanent residents. We found another place to stay. I do not recommend this place. - FSUWizard
May 2017 - $32.00
This is a convenient small campground for Boone and the surrounding area. Many campers seemed to be permanent. We stayed for a week. The weekly price has risen but the owner hasn't updated the website. Our spot was shady, under a big tree, and the birds were singing all the time; it was beautiful. The concrete patio was nice to have. We were satisfied with the site, however the rest of the campground needs upgrading. The bathrooms, showers and laundry room were pretty bad: dirty, smelly, no light in the women's part and no window, the office was cluttered and very smelly and there was a smell of stagnant water in general. Besides that the owner was helpful in everything she could. The highlight: excellent wifi ! - AandWK
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
Apr 2016 - $22.00
This is primarily a seasonal-camper place, but to the park's credit they keep some nice waterfront sites open for short-term transients. They are a mix of back-in sites and pull-offs alongside the road. The electric hookups are 30-amp only and do not have circuit breakers, so you have to plug in "hot". The bathhouses are rather primitive, are unheated, and could use a good sprucing up. They do provide free hot showers. - WxToad
Aug 2017 - $37.00
What we liked: KOA discount, pool (didn't use due to weather), location of campground, easy to navigate to Boone. The check in staff was friendly, but that was our only interaction with staff. What we didn't like: Roads to campsites are gravel and somewhat rutted. The campground is built on a hillside so the sites are "terraced". When it rains, which it did while we were there, water runs downhill and creates ruts in the roads and through the campsites. Roads and sites appeared to need maintenance. The sites were not level, not exceptionally long or wide. There wasn't a lot of room to park a tow vehicle. - behindthewheel
Jun 2017 - $50.00
This park is small in every way a park can be. Few sites, small sites, and congested traffic. Sites are poorly leveled and not well cleaned between campers. When we arrived, a children's day camp was ending for the day and parents were parked everywhere to pick up kids. During the day, the playground was not open to my grandchildren. The office was covered up with non-campers and there was no place to park. Is this a campground or a kindergarten? They are doing a poor job of trying to be both. The view is nice and the location is convenient to Boone and the Blue Ridge Parkway. I would go back there if I could not find anything else. The sites are small, too small for an RV and a tow vehicle. My Class C fit in the site but the Class A that pulled in later could not get around my car and it could not fit into the assigned site. They left. If you stay, be prepared to get friendly with your neighbors. They will be close. - FromSC
Jun 2017 - $29.00
Nice campground nestled in the mountains near Boone NC. Our wooded site was level and plenty big for our 45' coach and tow vehicle. WiFi was spotty even though we were right in front of the office. Otherwise no complaints. We'll definitely come back and explore the area more. - rd9999