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59 RV Parks near Almond, North Carolina
Nov 2018 - $62.00
Gravel and grass. Needed to level, not extreme but enough especially side to side. Other sites don't look real level either. Bathrooms and shower very nice and clean but could be a longish walk from the farthest sites. Nice laundry facilities but only 1 washer $1.25 1 dryer $1.00. ATT 1-2 bars, several air TV stations, wifi but slow and sets limits if used too much now,. Very rustic; I'd even say underdeveloped. Spacing ok but some not private (people would walk close by on the way to the bathroom). Most have shade. Gravel narrow roads. We are in a truck camper. Would not have wanted to bring a pull behind or 5th wheel down here. Mostly tents, popups and class C. Creek running behind is very slow and shallow but nice none the less. Barely above a trickle. Very nice owner. Didn't notice highway noise. Nice walk to a lake, and they recycle! - 48 State Goal
Aug 2009 - $26.00
This is a very nice, quite campground. The road 2 mile leading in is a little narrow, but there was a Class A motor home there and he was towing a car when he left. I wouldn't call it "Big Rig" friendly, but doable. There are pull trough sites available, but no 50 amp service. There are shady sites, and sites in the sun clear of trees if you have a satellite dish. No cable, no wi-fi, but Verizon cell phone did work. The bath house was very clean, and closed daily from 10:00 till 11:00 for cleaning. The sites may be a little close for some, but everyone was nice, and the campground was very quiet, no road noise. There's not much for children, but a lot of stuff nearby. Breakfast was provided Saturday and Sunday morning, and it's hard to beat good mountain water without any chemicals or chlorine in it. We enjoyed our stay and will go back. - windrider
Jul 2008 - $26.00
WOW!!! What a wonderful place to spend some quality time in the mountains, the owners are fantastic and will go out of their way to help you out. The bathrooms are kept immaculate and there are individual rugs for each camper to take into the shower, this is a really nice touch. Our site was creek side and the kids had a great time playing the crystal clear water (it is ice cold but clear as a bell). The trout pond on site is really nice and they will even clean them for you while you wait. The sites are kind of close together but that wasn't a problem for us, there are plans to add decks to the stream-side sites and when that is done this place will be the ONLY place I will stay when I go to bike the trails of Tsali and kayak the Nantahalla. Do yourself a favor and go see Joe and Caroline at Tumbling Waters. - pat collins
Nov 2007 - $23.00
Joe and Caroline, park owners were great. Very hospitable even during the Thanksgiving Holiday. They were having their time with kids visiting, and the campground was quiet. Trout pond was closed and to be honest, it was a bit too cold to fish. Lows were in the low 20's. Nice, quiet, clean, no frills. Great little stream and a common area under a pavilion with coffee makers, microwave, chairs, fireplace, fridge, etc. It is out not really close to any grocery store, etc but that is what we were looking for. Drive up 28N to Fontana Dam is just beautiful. Alot of site seeing. Fontana about 15 miles, Bryson City about 20 miles and Asheville 65 miles. - FightinIrish
Jul 2018 - $40.00
Perfect place for getting away from the rat race and enjoying Lake Fontana. The only reason I would give it a less than perfect rating is that there are no extra facilities, like a bath house or laundry. However, that information is fully disclosed. We brought another couple with that had never been camping and they fell in love with the lake area. Highly recommended. We'll be back! This campground is for the seasoned mountain driver. The roads coming in have about a 7% grade. It is worth the peace and quiet in camp AND the fun on the lake. - Aunt Dao
Jul 2007 - $30.00
Stayed there for a week's vacation. Location is great. Right on Lake Fontana, close to Tsali bike trails and the NOC. Park has mostly seasonals but leaves some open spots. Very quiet and peaceful. Convenient place to rent a boat or take out your own. Only problem was water pressure was very low during parts of the day. Will stay again. - paphil
Jul 2017 - $30.00
We found Stecoah from biker friends who saw the sign on a recent trip! We checked into and it's perfect for us. There are NO frills and that's exactly what we are looking for. Very nice folks here and the owners are delightful. I think this is one of those "best kept secrets". Though we really like it here, who hope our review will not keep us from getting a good space next. time. Highly recommend. - Beachma
Oct 2015 - $30.00
This is a park that was built in 2007 for RV lots to be sold. Each site has 100 amps. This is just phase one and they will start phase two when this phase is sold out. They rent some of the sites that are not sold. Its a beautiful area and this park sits in a very charming valley. For those that ride motorcycles this area is considered motorcycle heaven! The sites are very large with plenty of room between sites. You can fit any size RV here, no problems at all. The public road coming into the park is tight, its only about 1/2 mile long, you won't have problems as long as you take your time. There is no cable, no washrooms, pool, etc. Verizon works well. This park is a little stark with no trees and little landscaping. I would expect that to change as it continues its development. Had a wonderful conversation with one of the owners and he couldn't be nicer. Great people here. Very little road noise. If you like peace and quiet this is the place. No air tv. I do rate this a strong 7 and if they follow thru with their plans I suspect it could be a 10 in the future. - NPmoto
May 2007 - $1.00
This is a brand new RV Resort that I have visited that looks really good. It will be an upscale RV community named Stecoah Valley RV Resort. Right now they are doing initial lot sale reservations. Anyone interested in North Carolina camping and outdoors should check them out. - lsare10
Jul 2011 - $26.00
I've been staying at the Lost Mine Campground for over 7 years. It is a very nice, quiet campground run by owners who live next to the property. They are intimately involved in the maintenance, care and control of the campground. This bothers some - there is no stereos allowed, and quiet hours are strictly enforced. So, it's not for the partying youth of today. However, it IS kid friendly. There is a very nice creek that runs through the campsite, and children of all ages love to spend hours playing in it. The sound of the creek fills your tent at night - some reviewers have mentioned a "busy" road - bahhh! This is a mountain road just up from the Nantahala Outdoor Center outpost on the Nanty and only local traffic comes up it. Yes, some of the campsites are located just off this road - if the occasional vehicle passing by bothers you, request a different site. Power available for fans and basic lighting only. No cable, TV, Wi-Fi, etc. A perfect place to hide from the rest of the world. Always cool in the evenings, perfect sleeping weather. Have stayed in a tent and in a hybrid travel trailer. Does get very wet when it rains - again, choose your site carefully. Get to know the owners and you will enjoy every visit. - MrPresident
Jun 2007 - $15.00
This campground is very convenient if you are going to the Nantahala Outdoor Center, but I will try someplace difference next time. The sites are spread out on a very busy road. When walking to the bath house I thought more than once I was going to be hit by a car speeding down the road. We camped in a tent with no access to electricity that was near a stream which would have been nice if it wasn't so close to the road and road noise. We arrived in the evening and the woman who checked us in wasn't very friendly. The bathrooms and showers were clean. - tlaw2
Jun 2007 - $32.00
The campground is a great base to sight see the area. We camped on the creek. This is a family friendly place. There were many children out playing..my kids had a great time. There is a pen behind the office with adult and baby goats. You can rent tubes for $4.00 and tube on the creek. It would be nice if there was some foliage or trees between the sites for more privacy or to make it feel more wooded. Also the bathrooms need some repair or upgrading. The windows without much effort could be easily looked into with a view into the shower area.I say this because I was at a campground once where some peeping tom kids did get up to the same type windows at night to look into the women's bathrooms. Also the doors on the showers and toilet stalls do not give complete privacy, my daughter pointed this out to me. Overall, the campground was OK and we would go back if in the area. - firefly
Aug 2016 - $47.00
This campground is the best ever. It is so beautiful with many flowering shrubs and trees. The people who own it are awesome and very welcoming. It is in an ideal location. - CMMK
Jun 2015 - $45.00
Beautiful campground, well maintained with very nice sites. Great place to stay. - Fred Hoffmeyer
Sep 2016 - $10.00
Since none of our group could get cell phone service, we actually had a good camping experience. The bathrooms were a little scary [a spider or two], but the water hydrant was great, and the toilets flushed.. Only one night was marred by a loud and rowdy camper, but I gave him a sturdy talking to, and all was quiet. It is very shady here and a musical brook meandered right by our campsite. I like to stay there every year in June as a base camp for kayaking. - fiddler1861
Jul 2011 - $10.00
I give it a 2 because it's got potential. It appears to be relatively good maintained. The critical flaws with this USDA Forest Service campground are that you're 8 miles away from the nearest cell phone signal (Verizon), literally, this is not an exaggeration. Nobody in the entire campground could place a call. Sure you can go a while without talking on the phone, but in a campground, when someone decides to shoot off fireworks at 1 in the morning, which is what happened when I stayed there, there's no way to call for help. It would be one thing if there were Ranger or Police patrols but there wasn't a single law enforcement vehicle come through all night. If you have a problem, you're totally on your own. Ain't nobody coming to help you. Aside from that critical combination of problems, there was zero enforcement of any of the rules and some of the biggest problems that I saw were way too many people and cars at some sites. There was one site with about a dozen cars and probably 30 people. People were using single sites as group sites. There was raucous noise all night and fireworks being shot carelessly in the middle of the night. I saw where someone emptied their black water tank right along the side of road. The bear proof trash cans where full (of un-bagged food waste) and people where leaving garbage bags piling up. This, at a campground that was closed and reopened just last month because of bear incidents. It was very sad to see our Forest Service campgrounds abused and disrespected like this. Each campsite is very large. Consisting of a tent pad, grill, and fire ring and a gravel parking space. I could see a small to medium travel trailer, but that's about it. They could easily split each site into two sites and double the number of sites. All the sites are shaded or part shaded but there really isn't any privacy. The scene over at the Tsali campground was much different. A totally different crowd. As for Cable Cove, I wouldn't stay there again if you paid me. - rvppvr10
Jul 2016 - $14.00
This park is in a very nice, beautiful quiet place. They cater to all types, including tent campers and hammock campers. I would stay here again.
The owners and individuals who work here are super friendly. The RVs have plenty of space. They have left lots of open field space in front of the RVs. They have a pavilion with games and a store with ice, firewood and ice cream. Laundry is cheap ($1.25 a load). There are very little bugs. I can't emphasize how peaceful. There was plenty of shade. In late July/August many nights I didn't even need my A/C. They have recycling.
Note, spaces aren't very level. I was able with lots of levelers and blocks to get it done though. I had to borrow some cinder blocks from my next door neighbor. Water pressure seems very low and water taste is not great.
Voltage was low. Was enough for what I needed but breaker tripped several times. Once when I wasn't even there.
Staying online: I am on Verizon and I have little to no service. Bryson City itself doesn't seem to boast great Wi-Fi anywhere. I drove to Sylva each day to work at the library there. The Wi-Fi at the park was okay when it was prime time but not super fast.
Driving Notes: The road up to there is sometimes 1 to 1.5 lanes. Do not recommend at night. Recommend avoiding prime 'down' the mountain time in mornings and evening. - Katina
Oct 2015 - $35.00
Chose this campground because of the close proximity to Bryson City. We found the manager to be very nice and extremely helpful. Our site was basically in a field and due to Hurricane Patricia the ground was verrry wet and very unlevel. While trying to get 3 inches of boards under one side we became stuck in the mud. Thankfully the manager had a tractor and was very helpful in getting us out otherwise we would have had to be towed out. The ground was too soft for a heavy 38 foot RV and needed a lot of gravel. I would not recommend camping there in a large RV. The road to the campground is very narrow and winding and only wide enough for one vehicle in places and this seems to be a well used road. With some upgrading to the sites it could be a nice campground for tents or smaller RVs. We felt like the site fee was way too high for what you get. $20.00 would be more appropriate. While the manager was very personable, we would not camp there again. - Aileen
Aug 2013 - $30.00
Stayed for a month. Quiet campground location. Super friendly managers. Close to Bryson City with cute shops and cafes (Cork and Bean was our local place and Mountain Brew has great wraps). Eleven miles from NOC whitewater rafting and kayaking. Five miles to Fontana Lake for fishing and the famous Tsali mountain bike/horse riding trails. Had a blast and would come back if we are in the area again. - h2ocessna
Aug 2017 - $38.00
This campground is a very unique one, geared toward bikers in an area known for extreme motorcycle fanaticism. The park is mostly made up of small cottages, but there are a few tent sites and only a couple RV sites. It is also on the side of a mountain so you drive up the hill to get to the registration, Although we were in a large class A, I wouldn't consider this park to be friendly towards big rigs. They simply do not have space for them, just one site. Smaller rigs may be accommodated, but call and ask first. The owners are warm, friendly and accommodating, and do their best to make your stay a pleasant one. Great folks. We've stayed there twice. - H42 Sailing
Nov 2016 - $58.00
Odd little campground. It is about five years old and the owner does most of the work himself, making for a very rustic, hand built feeling which is nice in a campground. It is clean and well kept, and his clientele are mostly motorcyclists looking to ride the Cherohala Skyway or the Tail of the Dragon, both nearby. This is not a family friendly campground.
The campground is on the side of a hill, with a mostly paved, concrete drive up, and gravel sites that are level and tiered. Sites were large with good functioning utilities, wifi was excellent at my site across from the office.
Clean bath house, very friendly people, free coffee in the morning, and in a great location to explore the NC side of the Smokies, but a bit pricey for an overnight stay. - Cyclonic