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Life long camper. Enjoys running, hiking (with my wife and dog), biking, horseback riding. Back into camping after a lengthy time away.
Date of Stay:
September, 2018 -
We stayed 2 nights at this campground on recommendations from a friend. Our site was pretty convenient to get to, back in and set up. It was also fairly level right to left. All hookups were easy and convenient, with 20/30/50 amp service. Our site was C 08. It was a pretty nice site, but was pretty wet. We had a six inch rainfall in two days earlier in the week. I can only guess that our site was the low point for our side of the "C" Loop. Our site never dried, even with 3 days in the mid 80 degree mark. Our site was one of about 7 or 8 that had full hookups. Loops F and g also have full hookups. We took a hike to both loops and found our C Loop the nicest. It is smaller, but much more shade available. Bathhouse was clean but dated. Hot water was plentiful. This park is huge. Getting to any point other than the bathhouse will require hiking boots or a vehicle. The dog park and the beaches were awesome. We never made it to the Lodge for food, but friends said it was pretty good. Hiking trails could have been better marked and maintained. Overall. we had a good experience and will go back next year. My lower rating was for the wet condition of the campsite. The park really is awesome. We camped at Salt Fork State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay:
September, 2017 -
We stayed in a travel trailer. We were at Creekwood RV Park as Hurricane Irma was arriving the next day. Staff was courteous and helpful. Bathrooms and showers were spotless. Utilities (W/S/E/Cable) were spot on. Sewage was a bit further away if you used all of the gravel pad backing up to the edge of the site. The office was clean, and had some items if you ran out or forgot leaving home. They were very informative about Irma bearing down on us. Our fire ring was nice, and the stream behind us was roaring from 4 inches of rain from Irma. Next to us was a pavilion with a metal roof. About 6 am the winds came up and fruit from a couple of trees hit that roof and sat us up in bed. That racket went on for some time. The laundry was not too expensive and worked well. The game room was nice, loaded with books and magazines. The campground was located well to many attractions (waterfalls, Pisgah, shopping, etc.).We were led to our site and had a bundle of wood delivered upon arrival. The wood was as is typical sold in most campgrounds, a bit hard to burn. My only complaint was that every morning a member of staff was there to scoop out my ashes in my fire ring. I begged he leave them as I was to start another fire with said ashes. Nope...gone. Bummer. These folks were easy to deal with, I would return if in the area. We camped at Creekwood Farm RV Park in a Travel Trailer.
Get out and explore Waynesville and Pisgah National Forest. Good food, great waterfalls!!
Date of Stay:
September, 2017 -
We stayed at Red Gates in a 22 foot trailer. We were guided to our site. More about that later. Our site #20 was not too tight to get into (parked cars were moved to get us into our site). We had to back up hill to get our trailer into the site. We used 30 amp, and had electric and sewer. WiFi was average, we were warned to keep any heavy use down (as they had limited bandwidth). We had a porch / deck at our site: a plus.
The tenting area was right behind us, and no one was there our weekend. This gave us a big area for our dogs.
Positives: We were literally close to everything. Waterfalls, apple farms, wineries, and microbrews, Asheville itself. The park was fairly quiet, and there was little road noise. Though you could hear a lot from the neighborhood right beside us. Access into the park was not hard. Our trailer and F 250 got in and out pretty easily. The camp hostess was accessible, and very knowledgeable of the area and attractions. "Easy peasy lemon squeezy" was her motto for everything.
Negatives: The park was small, and pretty tight. We had a "corner site" with site #20, so we only had one tight neighbor to our canopy side. They really didn't have true fire rings for campfires. You had to rent a fire type device you would buy at Lowe's (for your back cement pad behind your house). Wood was $5.00 for a tiny bundle. That seems to be the way of campgrounds these days, so I can't pin the blame only on Red Gates. Too bad a campground couldn't see the value of adequate wood and fire rings!
The bath house was CLEAN! Small, but spotless. Utility connections were very good and close to your trailer.
The only thing that weirded me out was the camp guard. He had a tent site just 2 sites down from mine. He was positioned to watch all the comings, goings, and all things Red Gates. You always felt his eyes and that was creepy. I get it that you have to have some security, but really? We didn't hate our stay. Overall enjoyed our stay. We camped at Red Gates RV Park in a Travel Trailer.
Literally 1/10 of a mile down the road was a GREAT winery called Burntshirt Winery. Go there!
Date of Stay:
June, 2017 -
We stayed here upon the recommendations of friends. I prefer the State campgrounds of Pennsylvania (with at least water and electric). This campground had somewhat of that feel. It was quiet, had water, sewer, and electric and was clean. The camp sites were clean, as were the bathrooms. Our pad was cement, as a few of them were. Most of the sites looked level for the most part. Staff was friendly, and very willing to help and accommodate. Electric boxes had 20/30/50 amp connections. Water pressure was very good. The camp store had a lot of what you may have forgotten. Plenty of sights around the area to go see if you are into the outdoors. Beaver creek State Park had MILES of walking / hiking trails 4 miles away. We will go back! We camped at Lock 30 Woodlands RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.
Make a day trip to Beaver Creek State Park.
Date of Stay:
May, 2017 -
I happen to really enjoy the Pennsylvania State Park system. My first camping as a youth was with my parents in a tent. We always camped in Pa parks. It is nice to see the upgrades. Particularly with W/S/E in the Pa park system. We camped in the first weekend in May. Any time you camp above I-80 you can expect chilly weather...especially in NW Pa. WE had some rain and our site happened to do well. Campers across and below our site did not do so well. Our site had water / sewer / and electric (20/30/50 available. Our site was clean, though the fire ring was a mess with unburned trash. Backing in wasn't too terribly difficult. Though the angle required help from campers next door. Our site only required minor blocking to level the camper side to side. A lot of gravel was present. Our table was new, and our site was decently big. Our closest neighbor was on the drivers side of our camper, so no problem there. The site was big enough for our drivers slide out and canopy to be easily extended. We did not feel crowded at all. Water pressure was good, electric box was modern, sewer opening was all in a very convenient accessible spot. We were in the dog friendly section and no problem with other animals. We were able to get our dog on an abandoned rail system across the street. We like to let him run unleashed when possible. Pymatuning Lake was 200 yards away so we got to let him swim in the lake. The lady at the office was courteous and helpful. Other than the rain it was a great stay. We will be back. We camped at Pymatuning State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Look up the winery and microbrewery. Check out the spiilway!