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Catawba Falls Campground

Old Fort, North Carolina


35 Peggy Loop
Old Fort, North Carolina 28762
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 40
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 35.61376
Longitude: -82.22337

Elevation: 1547' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • 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 no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault yes
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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7 Reviews

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

This is an older park, built when people went camping to get away from it all. And you do! But the people were nice and we were happy to read instead of watch TV or use the computer for a day or two. Sites are small and narrow but back up to a nice creek. Only 30AMP available. We camped at Catawba Falls Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 172
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 43

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

I forgot that this is a Passport America campground, so the rate shown was twice what it might have been. When checking in, the helpful manager/owner didn't mention the possible discount. The RV portion of the campground was a ring of about a dozen sites with full hookups. About half of the sites were seasonal. Each site was made of old asphalt that only extended to the dimensions of an RV; at my site, the area for hookups was dirt which turned to mud after a daily rain storm. The small store/nail salon had a few items for sale, but more was available in Old Fort, about 3 miles from the campground, located up a "holler." There was zero over-the-air TV reception, no cable service, and poor Verizon cell phone reception, but the campground wi-fi worked very well. The tightness of the steep surrounding hills meant that a satellite TV system might not work, either. This was the second time staying at this campground, and we'd likely stay again in the future as there are not many choices in the area. We camped at Catawba Falls Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

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

Campground Details

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

I am a train watching fan, and Old Fort is the location for a fascinating set of railroad loops as the trains climb from the Piedmont up into the Appalachian mountains. Andrews Geyser is a local feature and a good location to see trains climbing up.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

Small campground, very quiet, backed up to creek. Owners very nice. Only drawback was no cable and could not get satellite signal. WiFi was good. We would camp here again. We camped at Catawba Falls Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 172
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 43

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

Very basic campground is laid out along both sides of the Catawba River headwaters up a narrow valley about 2.5 miles out of town. A ring of a dozen sites surrounds the bath house with about half seasonals; other sites looked a little more spacious, but sites were very close to each other. Privies in other areas of the campground. Fee shown includes Passport America discount. No OTA TV reception with minimal cell service. Wi-Fi worked well. Laid back staff very friendly and easy to deal with. Camp store was not open during my 2 day stay. I was here to watch the trains and there is very limited camping in this area. I'd probably stay here again if in the area. We camped at Catawba Falls Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

This is a dry county, so you'll need to drive to Black Mountain for those needs. Fascinating train track climbs into the mountains starting in Old Fort; trains can be chased up the mountain. Andrews Geyser is a good train watching spot. Catawba Falls is an easy hike from the campground. Baptist conference center in Ridgecrest, about 8 miles west.

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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

Nice park, very quite, very scenic. The managers were very helpful and went out of their way to make sure everything was ok. It is close to lots of things to see, the German Resturant in Black Mountain is a must. We will be back for sure and the $15 is Passport rate. We camped at Catawba Falls Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

This is a small family campground that we have camped in twice. Both times we were lucky enough to get a spot on the creek/river. It was very peaceful and serene and the last trip we got the spot with a wooden deck that overlooks the creek. The sites are relatively level and on gravel with shade trees on most sites. The bathhouse is small, but clean. There are two toilets and two showers in each restroom. There is a small playground for the kids and a covered picnic area for folks wanting to have a family reunion or get-together. The owners and their family live on site and have a few farm animals (ponies, chickens). The tent section is across the creek and down a little way from the RV section and they now have several yurts that they rent out. There is a small laundry room, but I did not have occasion to use it. The best feature of the campground is that it is in walking distance to the trailhead to the Catawba Falls waterfall trail. Unfortunately it poured rain almost the whole time we were here this year and there was a lot of mud to wade through, so some extra gravel at the sites would have been nice. We will likely return to this campground in the future. We camped at Catawba Falls Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice. Family friendly and it is just a short hike to see the beautiful Falls. This small campground is immaculate in cleanliness. There is a small 'catch and release' pond for campers use. The store is well stocked and is most of the day. We camped at Catawba Falls Campground in a Tent Trailer.

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