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32 RV Parks near Vilas, North Carolina
Jul 2019 - $38.00
Office is a hoarders dream, smells awful. I spent $10 drying one load of clothes. One of our neighbors left and had some good wood that they gave us and before we could get out to get it the manager was already at the lot loading it in her van after they left to sell to other campers. If you stay for an extended time be sure to keep your receipts as proof of payment. The checks or payments are placed among the office mess and the books are not kept well. WiFi Sucks!!! - Wonder Woman
Jan 2019 - $38.00
Close to Boone. Small, older campground. Independent operator. They don’t take credit cards so bring cash or check. Extra $3/day for any person more than two. Owner was friendly and helpful, lives onsite. We were here during a snowstorm and had no problems. Will check it out again next time we are in the area. - TimO
Nov 2017 - $39.00
Small, quiet park in Vilas, NC and 7 mi outside of Boone. No cable but wi-fi is the best we have ever had in a park and it allowed us to stream TV easily. My husband used the laundry room and said it was clean and well maintained. This is a no frills park but it is a great price for FHU 50 amp and great wi-fi. Sprint cell service was good in this area. Open Year around. Our site was a bit of a challenge to level but we got it. Owner is very helpful and accommodating. Monthly guests pay for their electricity separately at the end of the month. We stayed in a back in site with our 39ft 5th wheel toy hauler long term guest. There are a number of guests who are full time and work nearby. Office is cluttered and smells of fertilizer or something but you don't have to go in often. We did not buy anything in the camp store. - Joulesanne
Oct 2019 - $41.00
This is apparently an older campground that has a large proportion of seasonals who seem to be a pretty friendly bunch. Staff are pretty good too. Getting off & back on the highway is a challenge. A very steep hill going down into the CG & much care needed to get back on the busy highway. - Veebyes
Aug 2019 - $41.00
My wife and I stayed here last week. Lovely place, right by a stream that goes around the campground. We met, probably, the friendliest bunch of people camping there, as anywhere we've been in the last couple of years. Pros: Excellent location, well taken care of, clean, excellent people running the park. Cons: First and foremost - horrible water pressure; tricky entrance/exit, but easy to overcome once you have done it a few times. Parking for my TV was there but very tight. They really need to work on the water pressure. - accordionman
Jul 2019 - $41.00
Flintlock is an older campground still operated by descendants of the founder. The Boone area is a roosting place for Florida snowbirds escaping the southern heat, as the mountainous terrain does provide some relief. The campground is no exception, with many of the sites occupied by seasonal campers who will migrate south in the fall. The campground is well maintained by owners and staff, all of whom are very friendly and helpful. The road through the campground is gravel. Sites are gravel and asphalt. Most sites are well shaded. As with most older campgrounds, sites are generally fairly narrow. The restrooms & showers are older but well maintained. WiFi was good, as was TV cable. Verizon cell service was also good. The only downside was the highway. The campground is located on Rte. 105, which has heavy car and truck traffic and attendant traffic noise. The campground entrance is not well marked. It would be wise to preview the entrance on Google maps prior to arrival. The campground entry road is steep and has a speed bump near the top, so slow speed on entry is good. Leaving the campground provides another exciting experience, as one must be extremely patient with the high speed heavy traffic. Despite the highway entry/exit experiences, our stay at Flintlock Campground was very pleasant and we would return again. - tnyankee
Jul 2019 - $42.00
Very tight sites. Not really laid out for big rigs longer than 36ft. Terrain is very hilly. Gravel on roadway and sites. Nice area and staff are very friendly and helpful. No cable, very poor WiFi and poor cell reception. The location is great anchor point for day trips and helps one get over the tight cramped sites. Few sites offer open sky for satellite dish. - HarrisandLynn
Jun 2019 - $50.00
Pretty scenery, but our site does not have enough room for our truck. Our 34 foot just fits. Staff was not as helpful as some other places but friendly enough. My highlight is the goats. They’re my favorite animal and they are so cute! We get Verizon 2-3 bars and WiFi is slow but works. - Danette S
Oct 2018 - $35.00
Site I used was very unlevel and not maintained well. Far from what I have grown to expect at a KOA. The staff were uniformly friendly and helpful. The wifi is good. TV is nonexistent as there is no cable and antenna TV barely works. - Tina and Pete Collins
Sep 2019 - $30.00
While this campground could use a little TLC it is a beautiful place. Very quiet and secluded. The bathrooms were older but clean. The office staff was very kind. The road here was a typical mountain secondary road. We will definitely be back! - EICC
Jun 2019 - $35.00
OLD, unmaintained campground. Unfriendly and unaccommodating staff. Interior roads are filled with ruts and potholes. Sites are short. Unlevel gravel with utilities in wrong locations. Water pressure is 20PSI. WIFI is only at front desk. You will need GPS to find the campground because there are ZERO road signs to guide you in. Don't arrive before 2PM because you will sit in the road at office until you can proceed to your site. We will not be back. - Don-Deb
Apr 2017 - $35.00
Truly a wonderful place to hook up for the weekend and enjoy some peace and quiet. Great facilities and close to blowing rock and downtown boone. Extremely nice staff with a great inside family room with some coffee options. Definitely will be back - andrew peterson
Nov 2017 - $35.00
Very nice, somewhat rustic CG. Open main area with 10 RV sites, and several tent sites. 20, 30, and 50 amp service at RV sites. No water or sewer at RV sites. Fill up your camper's freshwater tank at the bath house on arrival (they supply blue hose), and there is a dump station for when you leave. The owner is very friendly and helpful. Firewood is $10 per large bundle, as you can't bring your own. He brings it to your site. There are numerous hiking trail. Elevation is 3,800 ft., so this would be a nice summer CG. - Ken H.
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
Oct 2019 - $42.00
This is an older park that could use some updating. It is located near everything, with beautiful views. The internal roads are dirt and in some areas, steep and tight. We had no problems navigating, just go slow and pay attention. The staff were helpful and friendly. Wi-fi is unsecured but fast enough to be usable. Year round park that is sometimes hard to get a reservation, book early. Our site was level enough if you stayed on the extreme left side, if not it would require blocking on the right-side. - paulstravels
May 2018 - $40.00
Bathrooms were not kept clean. Sites and roads were gravel. Roads were narrow and twisty. Sites were level. Staff was friendly and helpful. The area is beautiful and the grounds were clean. We will go back again. - esta34950
Aug 2017 - $35.00
We had a high site in a hilly park. A pleasant place to be. The wi fi was useless. The office person was in a hurry to get rid of us to the point of rudeness. The only really annoying thing was that the sewer connection was uphill which is always unpleasant. But overall, I would stay there again. - Russell G
Sep 2018 - $10.00
This is an old campground and many of the sites are too small for travel trailers. A tent camper might rate this campground higher than the 4 I awarded it. We had a pull-through site--about the largest on F loop--that was nothing more than a wide spot in the road. I was concerned about someone driving down the road and hitting my trailer, so I placed bright orange tape on the road side corners of my trailer which is only 22 feet and rather small by RV standards. The site was "spacious" in that it was not close to another site and plenty of room between sites, but the site size was too small. The bathroom was not clean and old. No dryers, no soap, and no paper towels. They were doing some painting and repairs to the bathrooms, so maybe they will be improved. The showers are new and in the tent camping portion of the campground. Most people would probably drive to the showers. They were nice, clean with individual rooms for each shower. The lack of sufficient showers would mean these would be very busy during the real camping season. There were only about 3-4 tent campers when we were there. The registration staff was very friendly and helpful. We were never in the campground during generator hours, so no comments on generator noise or lack of noise. The sites are shady. We had rain both days of our stay and didn't use the outside picnic table or have a campfire. Also, we did't see mice perhaps due to the rain. Deer were nearby in the morning as we left for daily fun. The Blue Ridge Parkway has so much to offer in the area, that we just used the campground for sleeping. There was no Verizon service here. The roads on F Loop are in abysmal condition. As we said, this is an old park. There are not a lot of alternative camping locations in this area, but we would not stay here again due to the size of the campground sites. - pavefan
Jul 2018 - $10.00
A beautiful place! Rated 7 because of nature and access to Blue Ridge Parkway, not the condition of the campsite. Campsite rating 3 or 4 (poor) because of age and lack of maintenance. We stayed on loop E. We chose to stay away from the lake where it was near 100% fully occupied the week after 4th July. No sites have hookups. Dump station, water, and trash disposal are at the ranger station/office. There are a few water sources available through out the campground to fill containers, but none for direct connect to RV. No internet, no broadcast TV, spotty cell for voice/text and no hotspot. Loop A, by the lake, has a mix of tent and RV sites. Loops B, C, and D are wooded with a mix of tent and RV, not well maintained for years. Loops B, C, D roads are TERRIBLE, missing pavement, mud covered, gullies/potholes, TERRIBLE. Loop E is RV only with a few sites clear enough for solar. Loop F is RV all wooded. There is wildlife everywhere. Deer are fairly tame and will feed in view of the campers. Some animals had a party on our roof during the night so we could not sleep - flying squirrels I think. A raccoon was on our bumper looking in the window about midnight. We picked up some hitch hikers (mice and spiders) while we were there who rode home with us. We bring our canoe. Fishing is ok, but not a lot of action on the fish's part. A fishing license is required. - R V Camper
Oct 2015 - $8.00
We stayed here mid-week and had our choice of several spots on the lake. We did not make a reservation. Very quiet. Lots of trees and huge shrubs. Pretty view. - June from Savann ahb
Oct 2018 - $35.00
The Little Campground is...little. There are 4 sites, in a space that a KOA would pack a dozen or more into. The 4 sites are spacious and level. The sites would be a bit small for big rigs. Two of the four are next to a creek, but all of the sites are good. All sites have full hookups, a concrete pad with a picnic table, a fire ring, and satellite TV connection. The host supplied the wood. Wifi was 30 Mbps, and worked perfectly. Inexpensive laundry machines. There's no shower or restrooms. You need to bring your own. The owner was super friendly and helpful, even brought us laundry change when we asked. When we were there, we were the only ones there, so we had the entire place to ourselves. The campground is a few miles away from town. There's nothing much to do within walking distance, but it's close to Banner Elk and the Blue Ridge Parkway, so there's plenty to do in the area. We would happily come here again. - AnnP
Aug 2017 - $35.00
Will definitely stay again. 4 sites with space between each site. Off the beaten trail, nice and quiet. The owner is wonderful, kind, and helps you get set up. - Robbie D
Jun 2017 - $35.00
Very quiet 4-space park with ample space at your site; good, friendly service. The only reason I didn't rate 10 is a little tight for a 39'motorhome and have to unhook toad before campground about .5 mi away but a large church parking lot there. Beautiful calming creek right behind our site. Wifi excellent; full hookups and table with patio. We stayed 3 nights, cash or check only. - dirtfan1946
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