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Mountain River Family Campground (formerly Secluded Valley RV CG)

Newland, North Carolina


8555 S US 19E Hwy
Newland, North Carolina 28657
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 62
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 35.98126
Longitude: -82.01560

Elevation: 2775' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites ?
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping ?
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen yes
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball no
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2019 - $55.00
Overall Rating:

Arrival & check in very easy. Staff made you feel as if you were family and awaiting your arrival. Almost all sites were occupied but one of the most tranquil & peaceful parks we have visited. Very friendly staff & informative. Entire campground very clean & neat with little traffic. Close to Blue ridge pkwy & other attractions. Will stay here again on our next visit to area. We camped at Mountain River Family Campground (formerly Secluded Valley RV CG) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
54
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2019 - $55.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful, clean, and super friendly. Our first camping trip and I hope they haven’t set the bar too high!! Awesome experience. We camped at Mountain River Family Campground (formerly Secluded Valley RV CG) in a Travel Trailer.

Site Details

Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2019 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful park, level sites. Will be converting more sites to 50 amp. Lovely trout filled ponds and babbling North Toe River. Nice benches around the pond to sit and enjoy the scenery. Peaceful and picturesque. Inner tubes for river floating. Fish in the pond or in the river. Playground, covered shelter with grills, games, fenced dog park - very dog friendly with bags and waste stands. The internet is remarkable - we actually were able to stream. Very friendly owners, will take care of you. The weekend, starting Friday, has a little cafe of sorts - hot dogs, etc. Over the air tv is limited with 4 PBS channels, that's 4 more than we expected to get! Good Sprint cell service. Looking forward to another stay before they close for the winter. We camped at Mountain River Family Campground (formerly Secluded Valley RV CG) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
39
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2019 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

Loved our stay! The river was right there behind our RV! We had a neighbor whose dogs kept wandering over to our site and this caused problems with our dogs... so leash rule wasn't really enforced. Didn't feel comfortable complaining to owners after asking neighbor to keep dogs away... so our bad. We camped at Mountain River Family Campground (formerly Secluded Valley RV CG) in a Fifth Wheel.

Site Details

Site Number
River
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2019 - $60.00
Overall Rating:

This was a beautiful campground located on the Toe River. We loved sleeping with the windows opened and hearing the rolling river at night. The campground was very well maintained and a beautiful spot. We loved the mountain location as it was close to every small town and the Blue Ridge Parkway. It was not too far to a Wal Mart. The only complaint if we have any was the wifi was very spotty. I think that is mountain time and I loved getting away from social media for a week. Our digital TV would only get 4 channels but when we did watch we were able to get UNC TV so we learned a lot. We will definitely go back again. We camped at Mountain River Family Campground (formerly Secluded Valley RV CG) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
53
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Wal Mart is in Spruce Pines for groceries.. A lot of good restaurants around in Valle Cruses, Banner Elk, Linville Falls, and Newland. There is a great breakfast restaurant in Newland named Kayes... It was delicious. We went to Over Yonder in Valle Cruses, it was good but over priced. There are a few barbeque restaurants around too. Don't use the Blue Ridge Parkway with a Motor Home - there were a lot of low lying branches. We went back thru 3 Mile Rd and 196S to 105 and 421 to 40.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: July, 2019 - $58.00
Overall Rating:

This park is a true gem located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The park has frontage around the Toe River with both fishing and swimming access. In addition the park has a large mountain spring fed pond that one can fish during your stay. The park is under new management from a couple of years ago and owners Mike and Kim go out of their way to make your stay truly memorable. There is also a park host that is available after office hours to answer questions or provide information. The rec center is a great place to hang out with outdoor rocking chairs to watch the beautiful scenery. The rec center also has almost every kind of BBQ or outdoor griddle available for guest use. The sites themselves are gravel and extremely level. Electric, sewer and water service is top notch. This is the first park that I have ever been to that provides a dedicated VPN and faultless, 25mbs wifi. There is a great trail that you can hike up to the side of one of the mountains that surround the park. The location is at over 3,000 feet elevation and day time temperatures are typically 10 degrees cooler than lower elevations. The park is within minutes of many fun towns such as Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, Linville Falls, Grandfather Mountain. We liked this park so much we plan to summer there next year. We camped at Mountain River Family Campground (formerly Secluded Valley RV CG) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
40
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The park is in close proximity to many lovely mountain towns and attractions. Blowing Rock and Banner Elk were our favorites. Easy drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway and about an hour or less to the Biltmore.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

Great staff - very friendly and helpful! Will visit again! We camped at Mountain River Family Campground (formerly Secluded Valley RV CG) in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $59.00
Overall Rating:

A great family campground! The farm to table CSA basket of food was delicious! The wi-fi was awesome! The staff was very friendly; they've put a lot of work into great recommendations for the local area! I loved the little camp store that they created! We camped at Mountain River Family Campground (formerly Secluded Valley RV CG) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
41
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Convenient to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Don't miss Grandfather Mountain! Also, definitely don't miss Old Mountain Store & BBQ; their pulled pork sandwich is incredible!

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed in site 53 literally steps from the North Toe river. Spacious back in site with shade, fire pit and picnic table. Trailer sat on concrete but rest of site was grass and gravel. Wifi came and went but when we could get it, it was good. Bath house had nice clean private showers. Spruced pine was about 15min away with an Ingles and several nice restaurants. Was able to get good satellite reception but no at&t cell service. Linville Falls and Roan Mountain are worth the 30 min drive. We camped at Mountain River Family Campground (formerly Secluded Valley RV CG) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
53
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

Park has new owners that have made significant improvements. The bath house has been renovated and is one of the best we have seen. New laundry room is outstanding and includes iron, ironing board and soap. They have run fiber which gives the reliable and fast wi-fi. Campground is close to Blue Ridge Parkway. Only negative is no camp store but town of Spruce Pine is close. This is our favorite mountain campground. We camped at Mountain River Family Campground (formerly Secluded Valley RV CG) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
31
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Must eat at Mountain View Restaurant at intersection of 226 and Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful secluded campground - very clean and well landscaped. Sites are mostly gravel and grass and level. The pond is stocked with fish and the sounds of the Toe River can be heard throughout. Folks were VERY friendly. There is no pool, but tubing in the Toe river is right there. Access to the river from most sites is limited due to steepness of the river banks. Some sites were seasonal, but all sites well kept. Owners were very nice and were very responsive and checked on us. Kids rode bikes around the pond - very safe atmosphere. Dog friendly. Some sites bigger than others, but can accommodate most. No cable, but an upcharge high speed wifi was GREAT! Preferred it to most crappy cable systems. If you want to kick back and relax in a peaceful environment, you can't beat this campground. Will definitely stay there again! We camped at Mountain River Family Campground (formerly Secluded Valley RV CG) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
39
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

You are close to Linville Falls, Asheville, an hour from Biltmore, Mt Mitchell, Grandfather Mountain. Lots to see!

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

New fiber-optic internet system is operational with multiple directional antennas throughout the park. Included speed is adequate for routine tasks, with faster speed available for an additional charge. New bath house and laundry room. One bedroom cottage with carport available that is also pet-friendly. We camped at Mountain River Family Campground (formerly Secluded Valley RV CG) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
North
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

This is a family run campground, and it is awesome. The family is all about customer service and the campground has great amenities. They thought of everything. The campground is right on the South Toe River, and our site backed right up to it. We slept well listening to the river. We could stand at our fire ring and see the river. Best bathhouse we have seen since Disney campground. Nice laundry facilities and even a recreation building with games, puzzles and lawn games. This is a must see campground. We camped at Mountain River Family Campground (formerly Secluded Valley RV CG) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
38 on river
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Plenty to do near by: Hiking nearby, waterfalls, music festivals, winery. Onsite there are puzzles, board games, books, lawn games, pond fishing, river fishing, river access (We floated on tubes). If you are ever in North Carolina with your RV, be sure to check out this campground.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice park, The workers there were very helpful, We stayed in what I found out was a previous seasonal site backing up to the river which was very nice my only complaint if you can call it that from giving it a "10" rating is the amount of Seasonal sites versus weekend/transient sites that are available. We camped at Mountain River Family Campground (formerly Secluded Valley RV CG) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
46
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Visit Linville Falls it's only 9 miles away from the campground.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Was at this campground for a weekend. Check in was easy and we were led to our campsite. Owners are very nice and helpful. Saturday night they invited all campers to a community camp fire for s'mores they provided. Nice fellowship on a cool clear night by the fire. We were in site 39 which is right beside the North Toe River. Really nice listening to the river run with our windows open on the camper. Very relaxing and peaceful atmosphere. The only reason I did not give this campground a perfect 10 is the WiFi was nonexistent by the river. I asked the manager about the WiFi and he told me which network to use but it would never come up as an option on my iPad. Verizon signal was pretty much nonexistent as well. It fluctuated between a weak 3G and 1x signal. We camped at Mountain River Family Campground (formerly Secluded Valley RV CG) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
39
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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