This was our second stay at this park (the first in Oct 2011), the only one thus far we've visited more than once. Being a long holiday weekend, the place stayed packed, but it never seemed overwhelming. While other reviews are correct on various points -- some sites do appear a bit tight, and some units had levelers out, and there aren't grand views per se -- I found the roads from town rather nondescript, and camp amenities are more than adequate. Our 5-year-old grandson had a grand time with the pool, the playground and the farm animals, and made new friends at every turn. My spouse again found plenty to do in the area (a requirement), and we even enjoyed the Independence Day parade in town. This is a nice, family-friendly park, with gracious staff. I suspect we'll make it back here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
For the good: staff was friendly and very helpful. Water pressure and power were great. The rest: older facility and looks like it. The main office and bathhouse need renovation IMO, not terrible, just not up to other KOA cg standards I've been to. The WiFi didn't work. My site wasn't even close to big enough for a 28ft TT. Couldn't park my truck on it, sites are very close where you pull in and pull out and next to one another. Couldn't level my trailer with all the blocks I could safely fit under the right side and deflating my left side tires to 10psi! Appeared to have great tent sites. It poured rain the entire weekend, so it was a muddy mess. Fire ring was some rocks in about a 12-14" circle, so bring your own pit. Lots of permanent sites. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
We enjoyed staying here. Site plenty large and used only one block to level the trailer. The staff were friendly and helpful, laundry room clean, and camp store very adequate. But no alcohol for sale. It is a 10 minute drive to town. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Although the allure of it being in the mountains sounds intriguing, you really can't see much. You will know that you're 4000’ up though because the 4 mile drive up the mountain from the main road is tight, but certainly doable and obviously all up hill. The office staff was extremely nice, but the sites not so much. They tried to put us in a narrow, heavily treed site for which the turn was not really possible without maneuvering. They were able to move us to an open site which was much better but was just a gravel narrow path cut out of the grass. Picnic table, but no fire ring. To get in and out of town is a trip. The Boone Golf Club is nearby and a very good course. Wi-Fi was OK. AT&T phone service on the weak side. Nice playground, donkeys, goats and chickens that children would enjoy. I think we'd look for alternatives if returning to Boone. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Where should we start? Let's start with the plus'. The staff were great. Very friendly and inviting. The location was beautiful. Rolling hills and views of some mountains. They had some activities for the kids and our daughter enjoyed the scavenger hunt, craft time, and the apple cider social. Now to the negatives. Sites are small. The road (H area) we were on was bad. There were ruts where it apparently rained hard and then getting into the sites there were rough. Our site was not level either way you looked at it. With our slides out, we were at the edge of the campsite behind us. If someone were camping there, they wouldn't of been able to have a campfire as it was literally only 2' away. If we had a slide on the front side of ours, we wouldn't be able to have a fire ourselves. Trying to get out was bad because due to the ruts and elevation changes of the road and sites, we almost dragged our stabilizers. That with a tree, it was almost tragic. But we worked it out. There did appear to be some better sites on the other rows. My recommendation is to leave your camper at the check in place and walk over to where they want you to park and check it out first. I wish we had done this ourselves. But all in all, it was a great visit. We will definitely return and hope to get a better site. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a nice campground, with friendly workers, good hookups, clean shower room, a store, large rec room, and laundry facilities. It is away from the noise of highways, trains, and aircraft (It is quiet at night). Like all middle priced commercial campgrounds, sights are close together. For tenting, they even have a sheltered picnic tables for a number of sights. Two dog walking areas, besides the campground roads. We highly recommend this campground for anyone who wants to camp in the beautiful NC mountains. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It's not a bad park to stay at, but there are better options (in our opinion) in the area. The sites are close to each other and privacy isn't abundant. Some of the pull-throughs have trees that could cause some issues when pulling out of the spot. The road to the campground is certainly manageable if you take your time. Firewood is available for sale, but if you can find it elsewhere, go with that option. We bought three bundles and found each bundle was made up with rotted wood that had since dried, but didn't burn well. Considering the smoke around the grounds, I think most firewood bundles had this problem. Quiet hours state they start at 10pm, but don't expect that to be adhered to. Plus, enforcement of quiet hours isn't a priority of the staff. That said, they do focus on family friendly activities, and the pool was very clean. We would stay here again, if other options were not available, and during off-peak times. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very friendly staff, clean bath but very out dated, putt putt was very old and breaking apart. For the roads you have to take to get to this place and the price, do some maintenance on the sites. If you drive a MH over 36 feet, you will have a blast trying to level it. After walking around the grounds, I think there was only 8-10 sites that looked level but you would also have the mud holes. There is no pavement in the park. I don't know where they took the "mountain" pictures. They are not at my site or others when I walked around. If you have small kids the playground is good. I will not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Owners were friendly, accommodating. Site had a hump in it which make hooking up challenging. However, while sites were close together, their stair step design gave some privacy. No Wi-Fi, no cable TV. Pet walking area: no waste bags available, no garbage can for bags available. Pet areas not fenced in. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great staff. We stayed in 40' footer in site K 10, next to the playground and office. This is the area to stay if you have a large rig. The other areas of campground are tight for big rigs. Has a nice pool, store, and playground. Camped with my 4 year old daughter, she really liked the place. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I gave the owners some extra points for being friendly, for having clean restrooms, and great recycling. And, it really is a nice location. As a campsite, we had some real problems. The roads are steep and narrow with deep ruts. Pads are gravel and small, and when wet soft. We were here on a rally with big rigs that should never have been put into these small spaces. We had multiple people who had to be towed both in and out by tractor. Our rather large motor home was put on a grassy spot in a valley, which turned into mud. I was lucky to get out. I won't be back here, even if the weather is dry. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful setting in the mountains and friendly front office staff, but beware if you have a larger unit. The roads between rows of sites are very narrow and rutted. If you have a motorhome, it's going to get a good twisting as it navigates these paths. We are 37' long and it was difficult and uncomfortable getting in and out. Wi-Fi is available only at the front office. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
The sites are not huge but should not be a problem. Most all of them are pull-through. The road to the campground is a mountain road but is not a hazard at all. The people were very friendly and very helpful and went out of their way to be sure the stay was good. The only reason I did not give this very nice campground a 10 is because the Wi-Fi only works near the office. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is lovely, but big rigs should beware! The avenues between sites are very narrow and it's impossible to swing wide enough to get a long RV into their pull-thrus easily. In addition, the sites are also narrow with large, low hanging tree limbs. Every other KOA we've visited has provided an escort to the site, Boone did not. Sadly, we really needed that escort as we ended up scraping big holes in our six month old 5th wheel's roof while trying to pull in, then broke the back window of our 2 month old Ford F250 Lariat while trying to back out so as not to rip the a/c units off of our RV. When we went to the office to report the problem and request a site we could actually fit in, they told us they "couldn't know the limbs were too low unless a camper told them!" They did move us to another site, but that doesn't change the $10,000 worth of damage done to our property! Some of the other campers expressed similar problems with parking and management...one lady was told "they didn't have time to escort guests to sites" and when she suggested they should warn big rigs about the maneuvering issues, they said, "why would we want to shoot ourselves in the foot?" If they can't be bothered to worry about our property, you'd think they'd at least be concerned about someone taking out their trees and water/electric hook-ups when trying to park! Someone did finally park in the site we had problems with, but it took six other campers helping direct him, moving the picnic table off of the site and about twenty minutes of backing and re-positioning to get in the site...his roof cleared the tree limb that we hit by half and inch. Management was nowhere to be seen during this event. We left before they did, so no telling what happened when he tried to pull out! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We arrived to this campground in our motorhome pulling a car/dolly. We planned our vacation months in advance and traveled two full days to reach this campground, so we were quite disappointed with several things immediately. When we arrived, we had no assistance with someone leading us to the site. We disconnected the car from the dolly and made our way down a very precarious, narrow, rutted gravel drive to the site. The road had such a deep rut to the site that I retruned to the office to request a different site. I was told that a neighboring flat site was already reserved. Reluctantly, we entered that site, listening to the motorhome groan as the frame twisted. Try as we might, we could not achieve level without lifting wheels off the ground. The septic hose required the use of an extension hose and actully lead uphill! We couldn't put out the awning because of untrimmed trees. Several neighboring Big Rig RVers expressed their dissatisfaction with their sites. We planned to stay for a week, but departed after three days. Oh, those flat reserved sites? They remained unoccupied. Caution to large motorhomes or large trailers--this may not be your best choice. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This Boone KOA is our favorite place for "kid" camping. The climate is wonderful: 70s in mid-summer at 4000 ft elevation. Pool and game room are much appreciated by the kids: the pool is nice and clean. They have what would be a very nice little putt-putt if some work was done on it. As for the sites: I've seen some reviews state they were trailer park-ish and I guess I'd have to agree. But the nice thing about this KOA is the other visitors (usually from the GA/TN/NC areas) are really friendly and it's a pleasure to be in close quarters at Boone. Staff is very friendly and sociable as well. The other infrastructure (hookups, access, etc) is just fine. If you're a no-kid couple looking for isolation or driving some giant big rig this might not be the place, but for family fun with a pack of kids Boone KOA can't be beat. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a campground in the mountains north of Boone. Sites are on hills with many trees. It is a beautiful area. The roads up to the campground were winding and very narrow with rocks sticking out in one area. Sites are not level, and it was very difficult getting into and out of our site. Roads and sites are badly in need of gravel. With rain it was very muddy. I would encourage those with motorhomes to not stay here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Boone KOA is a very nicely kept campground. This high-elevation KOA delivers cool summer temperatures with relatively low humidity. Camp Staff were very friendly and helpful. We travel with two very large dogs. Both dogs were welcomed at the camp ground. The campsites were relatively roomy offering easy pull thrus for bigger rigs. Hookups were accessible and in good condition. Because our location was not level, we had to shim the trailer with wood from a local Lowes. Be aware that the road into the KOA is about 2 miles of steep inclines with a couple of hard turns. Large rigs will find the route challenging, but not impossible. Camp roads are rutted gravel with steep grades -- both increase the pucker-factor if you bring motorcycles. The place seems to be a favorite spot for families and retirees. Note that every other camper had an evening wood fire. Woodsmoke permeated the evening air, so if you have some sensitivity to smoke come prepared to cope. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 7 / 10 ]
This is an average campground. It was an adequate place to stay while sightseeing around the area, and was OK for the price. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The facilities are a bit sub par. No cable, Wi-Fi only at the office, very rough and rutted interior roads, and a lot of fill dirt on the sites to repair some erosion. I imagine it must be a muddy mess when it rains. I will say it is a beautiful setting, and one of the quietest campgrounds I have ever stayed in. Also be advised that the road up the mountain from Boone is very steep and winding. We did fine towing a 38' fifth wheel, but the more faint of heart in a big rig should be aware of this. Also, I have an electricial monitoring system and the electrical issue noted by others is definitely fixed. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice campground. We enjoyed our stay even though it rained most of the time. The temperature was very comfortable. The kids had a great time playing with the other kids in the campground. Very family oriented campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We enjoyed staying here for 4 nights. The park was quiet and had a lot of shade. This is a great location to stay and explore Western North Carolina. The staff was friendly and helpful. The only negative is that it was raining and the sites could use more gravel to cut down on the mud. If you turn right out of the campground the drive through the mountains was some of the most beautiful scenery we have seen. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
It has good proximity to Boone. A lot of pull through sites. Clean and cared for. Sites are on terraces and wider and deeper than normal. There is plenty of room to park a tow vehicle. A beautiful location a lot of trees at campsites with mountains visible from some sites. The staff and store are good with a nice recreation room. The Wi-fi did not work at my site. TV antenna reception not good. it needs cable which is why I rated it at 7. I would stay again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Previous comments mentioned electrical issue--I inquired and it was fixed (by the electric company) the same week it was reported. The pool was lovely (it is heated). It's an older park, but extremely clean and well maintained. The owner is on site and workers are very friendly and helpful. The area is beautiful and there's lots to do. We particularly enjoyed the goats and chickens! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park has electrical issues. While running just the 12V system and my high-efficiency 15 kBtu A/C on low, the voltage was around 106V. With the fridge on, it was around 103V, even after I cleaned the park connection! I resent having to run the fridge on my costly propane when I am paying $33 per night. At the park before and after this one, we had voltages of around 118V and 120V with the A/C and fridge both on shore power, so I know the problem was with the park. All the other comments, including the non-heated pool and rough/narrow roads, are true. Still, when comparing to some of the other parks in the area, there doesn't seem to be a good alternative. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We truly enjoyed our stay. The campsites are rough ground/loose stone, but faily level. The roads are rough stone and on hills which made it rough for the kids to ride bicyles. The staff was great and very accommodating. The showers were all working and clean during our stay of 4 nights. Just make sure to bring jackets, as it was very cool every evening, but we expected such with being in the mountains. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Always heard KOA's were nice. This campground leaves a lot to be desired. The interior roads were horrible and the sites were extremely narrow. We have a small fifth wheel and with our one slide out extended and the awning open, we were too wide for our site. The playground was small and rusty the pool was "heated" but the heater was broken. The office wasn't well stocked and there were no activities. If you are looking for a campground to spend time in with your family, this is not the one. If you are looking for a quiet place to spend a few nights while you take part in activities around town, this campground is sufficient. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We camped here in a tent. The site was big and roomy. Had a nice shade tree and our own shelter. Nice quiet campground. Pool and putt putt at campground. Nice weekend getaway,but not a family spot for more than a day or so. Lots to do in the area but not in the campground. We will camp here again in the future. This cg is not what I think of when I think of family campgrounds. We camped here in a Tent.
This park is in a beautiful location about 5 miles up the mountain from Boone. Boone is a congested nightmare, but this was as peaceful and quiet as they get. As for the sites, they could be better. The seasonals sites have the best spots. There are many seasonals here, very well kept up and scenic. We asked for a spot where we could get satellite service since they don't offer cable TV and they put us in the field behind the office/store area with the kids playground in our backyard. These seem to be "afterthought" sites made for satellite folks like us. Getting into them was no picnic. The rest of the sites available were very wooded and on very narrow hilly roads with little room between them. I think families like this place. We'll look for a different place if we are in this area again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground is located a few miles outside of Boone and gives easy access to the many local activities available. Yes, the roads within the campground are a little rough but nothing that can't be managed at slow speeds. The wireless internet was sporadic and worked better when I was sitting outside of the camper. For those that desire wireless access, try to get a site that is close to the cg office. The bathrooms were clean despite the cg being full this weekend. The individual sites were spaced out as most KOAs are and there is lots of shade. Overall I thought this cg was great and I would definitely return. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Nice campground, the workers we met were very nice. We camped here with our 2 kids. Goats were nice touch for the kids. Bathrooms were clean. Sites a little close and not real level. We enjoyed our stay and would return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Our family loves to visit this campground. I would recommend the sites around the lake. These sites are not shaded, but much bigger. It is close to Tweetsie Railroad, Blowing Rock, and Grandfather Mountain. We go at least twice a year to get away from the heat and enjoy the quiet. If you are in a big rig, be very careful going up Ray Brown Road as it is very tight with some blind curves (thank goodness this road does not have a lot of traffic). If the roads and sites were paved I would give this campground the coveted "10" rating. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We've stayed here 3 times this summer...once in July and twice in August. The campground's elevation of 3600 ft (according my my GPS) provides a refreshing relief from the heat of the Carolina coastal plain where we live. The first 2 experiences were absolutely perfect; the 3rd was less than desirable. During our first 2 visits we had a pop-up site across from the tent campers. These sites are very level and have good wifi reception. My only issue with this site was the proximity of other sites. The utility hookups for your fellow camper are beside your picnic table, which was weird, but the actual sites were okay. There were plenty of shady sites. On the 3rd visit we had a different site near the cabins. This site was the most unlevel site we've ever used! Part of the problem was that it was raining and had been raining all day. My tires spun out trying to get the camper as level as I could. This isn't KOA's fault, but better roads may make it easier for campers. The staff is superb. On the 2nd visit I was trying to take the water hose off and I broke the spicket, causing a white water wave to go all over the place! The KOA had to shut off water to 1/2 the campground to replace the spicket! I was expecting attitude and a big bill, but they fixed it for free, told me it wasn't a big deal, and ended up giving me a water splicer to replace the one I broke accidently! We love this campground...we just don't want the last site we had again! Very close to Boone. If you want to stay close to town, this is definitely a nice place to be! We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We stay at a lot of KOA's. We liked this park except for a few things. The roads need to be paved. They are just gravel and dirt. They are washed out in places. The campground needs to be updated. Site was adequate for our 40 foot MH. Access from Boone was ok. Not far from major attractions so as a homebase it worked. Wifi was pathetic. Could not access from campsite. There are a lot of permanent sites but they are neat and clean. We enjoyed and would come back again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice Shady campground. The roads to the sites are a little rutted but useable. Close enough to Boone to do things there but far enough away to be quiet. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We love the Boone area when things heat up in the flatlands of NC. Always 10-15* cooler here than the Triad area where we live. We have been coming here for a couple years now, and I felt it was time to write this review. We camped here over the Father's Day weekend in June and had a relaxing and peaceful stay as always. The owners are friendly and helpful and seem to genuinely care about the whole camping experience. The place is kept immaculate. We had a switch go bad on our slideout and had to stay an extra day to have a repair man out and we were not charged. The pool is on the small side, but clean and perfectly chilly and refreshing. Yes, the roads could use a bit of grading, but overall this is a nice place to get away and enjoy the cool mountain breezes. Close to some great outlet shopping(just ask my wife), Blowing Rock, Grandfather Mountain, Valle Crucis and some great trout fishing as well. We will return again soon to catch the autumn colors. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
My husband and I and our 3 dogs stayed here with our neighbors who have 3 boys and 2 dogs. All small dogs: poodles. The campground itself is nice. The roads are a bit washed out but the sites are ok. Our only real problem was the "Handy Camper." He was not a dog fan and if he heard the least little bark he came to our friends site and told them about it. He wasn't a kid fan either and he stayed on their kids the whole 3 days they were here. Now kids will be kids, but he wouldn't let up on those 3 boys and we were all with them the whole time. The pool says heated but trust me: IT ISN'T! We didn't have a fire ring at our site but that was ok since we could go to our friends site. Had we been alone, it wouldn't have been too good! All in all we would probably go back again if we knew the "Handy Camper" had moved on to another campground. He did not need to be working in a "family" friendly campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
While the bathrooms were pleasant and clean, and the campstore well-stocked, the roads and sites were absolutely horrible. We were extraordinarily disappointed at having to pay $30 to stay in a site in such poor condition that we actually had to unhook to level the trailer. The interior gravel roads were so poorly graded that our traveling partner actually bottomed out on his sewer connection while leaving and ripped off his termination cap. When we bought a new one at the campground store and told the employees the old cap had been torn off in a gulley in the road, they just shook their heads and acted as if they had heard it before. Perhaps 50 or more tons of gravel in the sites and roads would help, but until then, don't bother visiting, especially if you want to pull in to a level site and stay hooked up with the intention of just passing through. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I've been here twice recently - May & June of 2005. I was very pleased and satisfied with my visits. One of their staff members is very colorful and friendly: "Mountain Man" was his handle. He was a kind of big brother that walks all over the campground giving advice and help where needed... and always with a smile. This place gets very quiet at night and I have no complaints. It is off the beaten path. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Great shady campground on the outskirts of Boone. Campground has terraced sites on a
hillside. Some of the roads can be rough, but are not impassable. Had music on Sat night. Wonderful family atmosphere. This is a busy campground so make
sure you get reservations. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 4 / 10 ]
We stayed here in a motorhome in mid-June 2003. While it had been raining in the area more than normal, the campground was a muddy mess with boggy sites, pot holes in the road, and large muddy areas in the roads it was impossible not to drive through to enter and exit. In looking at the overall site there is simply a very poor drainage infrastructure and lack of appropriate maintenance. Money was being spent on erecting several new rental cabins while many $$$$ were needed to adequately grade, drain and resurface the roads up to just average standards. Ponds, fencing and other improvements were also in decline. It is obvious that no attempt had or was being made to address these issues. We won't be going back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 2 / 10 ]
Interior roads were muddy and not well maintained. We camped here Memorial Day weekend 2003, it had rained a lot during the week and everything was a muddy mess. Not kept up very well. Camped in a 32 ft. travel trailer and the sites were very small and you didn't have much room. Also, hard to get in and out of some sites due to poor roads. Don't try to camp here if it has rained unless you have a 4X4. Also, pets are welcome, but they do not enforce the leash requirement. A lot of pets wandering from site to site. One dog ended up on our picnic table as we were trying to cook. Don't think we will visit here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 5 / 10 ]
We were very disappointed. Our site was very unlevel being cut in a hillside. There were
mudholes and large ruts to avoid. Our site was surrounded closely by other campers, probably with 8 foot between trailers. There was no privacy. The mini
golf course was in disrepair which very much disappointed the children and the fishing as advertised means that you have to drive somewhere else to fish as
fishing wasn't available near the campground. The campground is located outside of town and hard to find. We were very disappointed and would not stay there
again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
rate based on $197 for 7 days. 1st the good. Excellent service from staff, very friendly and helpful, outstanding! Lots of shade and a great stream running through the camp. Restrooms were great. The not so good. Tight spots. I only bought my 20' rig with no slide and there was no extra room. The cable TV system was out the 1980's. You had to have a box for each TV, but the staff warned me it was hit and miss. But the service from the staff made this family owned park all worth it. If you are coming get a river front site, we will be back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The park is well maintained and the employees are friendly and helpful.The park is located 3 miles from downtown Boone. We stayed in site 33 which is on the creek running the park. There are many creek front sites, most with sewage. The restroom and showers are clean, well maintained and heated. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a clean campground, with friendly staff. It's in a beautiful area. It's been mentioned before, but the entrance does come up quickly, but if you know the general area to look for, you will be fine. The sites are small, but ample to do what you need to do. This was the first trip with a much longer trailer than I was used to. The other campers were very helpful and nice in assisting us with getting into our spot. The creek is nice, but will try to stay at a pull through site next time. Yes, we will go back. The cable had better reception than we are used to. The campground is nice, quite and relaxing. Even our 16 month old made a friend with another child in the campground he also enjoyed his time at the campground and nearby Tweetsie railroad for the Thomas weekend. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very clean little park, but very tight. Our site backed up to the stream, and with our awing out we were almost touching our neighbor. Their sewer connection was 5 feet from our picnic table. Nice area to walk the dogs around in, and the folks their for the whole summer were very friendly! We just did not like the tight sites. Also coming east off Grand Father mountain we could not make left hand turn into park. We had to go up the road and make u-turn and come back down to campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We returned because the campground is pleasant with lots of mature trees and some attractive, stream-side sites. We had to split between sites to get a full week, a reflection of the camp's popularity - some come here for the whole summer. We enjoyed getting together with relatives and were fairly well accommodated, given the holiday limited site availability. There are a surprising number of cultural activities in Boone, a university town, and nearby Banner Elk, an upscale community. Emphasis is on country music, but there's summer theater at Lees-Mcrae College. However, I down graded to a 7 because: dryer out of order for weeks. Wi-Fi throughout is poor to none in evening and some times in non-peak / daytime hours. Water pressure is low - small pipes just don't get the flow to more distant sites. But, yes, we would return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed 4 nights and love the place, management is super nice and very helpful. We were in site 70 right at the office so Wi-Fi was great. Nothing real fancy here but it is very clean and quite. We will be back soon. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We camped in site #36 on the creek. The staff was pleasant and helpful. This is a very nice campground with level sites and easy access from the road. Wi-Fi was strong at our site, which was wonderful since we did not get the Wi-Fi the night before at one of the other nearby campgrounds. The bathrooms were dated but kept clean. There seem to be many seasonal or long-term campers here but they kept their outside sites neat and decorated for the fall. We would definitely return. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Pleasant park with nice shade at many sites. We camped with a babbling brook immediately under our rear window. Rest rooms / showers are simple but adequate. Staff was pleasant. Wi-Fi was very good at our site 11 spaces from the office. With one antenna for whole camp, signal strength may be weak at some more distant sites. Entrance is at the bottom of a long hill when heading west on Rt. 105 (3.5 mi from center of Boone). One must be prepared to signal a turn well before entry to avoid rear ending. Turns out of campground to the right are ill advised for big rigs with when towing a trailer, tight turn. Excellent for visiting nearby attractions on the Blue Ridge Parkway, e.g., Linville / Linville Falls, Lin Cove Viaduct. Also strategically located near Boone, Banner Elk, Valle Crucis. As adults, we'd stay here again, little at camp for kids to do. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Sites are level. General condition of the camp is below average. Manager was extremely helpful and willing to accommodate us however she could. Campground had a number of seasonal sites, most were packed up for the winter. This campground is acceptable for a one night stay if you get in a pinch. Having said that, we would not return. CAUTION:if you stay here, do not attempt to enter from the south if you are in a big rig. The sign is hard to spot so follow the directions exactly as provided by the campground website. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We chose this campground due to it closeness to ASU. We stayed in cabin #9 with 2 adults, 2 teens and a medium-sized dog. The staff was helpful and polite. The game room was so-so, video games fairly outdated, pool table was ok but all of the sticks needed recapped. The store had a very limited number of items. The bath house was standard campground fare, a bit run down but fairly clean. The showers were hot! It was well supplied with hand soap and paper towels/toilet paper. Our cabin exceeded our expectations. I have been to campgrounds where their "camping cabins" are little more than sheds with beds. Our cabin was very roomy and had a double (bit of a saggy mattress) and a set of bunks. The small night stand, table and bookshelf all came in handy for storing our stuff. No linens and the mattresses and pillows all were covered in plastic. No heat so bring a good sleeping bag in colder weather. There was a ceiling fan and plenty of windows so the airflow was good. The porch was a nice bonus that came in handy since it rained all weekend. The parking was awkward, you park in the yard and then the neighbor's fire will get soot and ash all over your vehicle because their fire ring is entirely too close. There is a limited amount of "extra" spaces by the office, which is where we put our truck. The road noise on the cabin side of the campground was minimal, but fairly loud everywhere else We will definitely stay here again, but more of a "base" from which to enjoy all the area has to offer, rather than a "destination" in itself. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wonderful place to stay!!! All the attractions that Boone and surrounding areas have to offer are near by. There is a river that runs thru the campground and it is so soothing to sit outside in the morning with a cup of coffee and listen to the water roaring. The staff was wonderful and very helpful. Bathrooms were clean, ice and and firewood were reasonably priced. The sites were very level and easy to set up at. My kids had a blast playing on the rocks and walking throughout the campground. I would most definably stay here again. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Small campground and it's a little hard getting in and out of. Friendly and helpful staff though and our campsite backed up to a creek. I think that most of the campers were there for the summer. We stayed one night in a motorhome. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wifi was strong, cable tv was very good. This is an older campground with very small sites. We backed in next to the creek and had the front end flush with the road. We're only 38 feet. Sites very narrow. Fortunately the site on our door side had no electric so it was vacant most of our stay. They had all 30 amp electric. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Pros: friendly staff; shady lots; quiet at night; and close to town. Cons: small lots; noisy car/truck traffic during the day; about half of the lots (the better lots) rented to long term campers; old/dingy bath house; rules not enforced; and hard to get on/off road (NC105). We stayed a week and enjoyed ourselves, but the campground has a "trailer-park' feel. For our next visit, we will stay elsewhere. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice park. Lots of big shade trees and a stream running through it. Very quiet and pleasant. Staff is friendly and helpful. It is tough backing into the spaces. The difficulty doesn't come from squeezing in between other motorhomes, but there is no room to pull up and back in if the spot in front of you is occupied. The road is very narrow. There were only a few pull thru spaces and those looked like permanent residents. So, you'd better be great at backing in!! We were only 7 miles from Tweetsie Railroad. We would definitely stay here again. We had a nice and relaxing weekend. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have camped at Flintlock several times. I love it. They have sites that back up to a creek and the whole area is very scenic for driving. In the summer, parking can get tight, as during the summer they get very full. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We actually did not stay here, but drove thru the park. The park left us with the feeling it was too crowded and poorly laid out. It also looked a little hard to get a larger unit into most of the spaces.We will stay at the KOA when we go back to Boone. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Next to a truck route, at the bottom of a hill, so you get to hear the trucks engine braking down the hill at all hours. Can't understand how previous reviewers managed to get the quite spots where they DIDN'T hear the trucks! Dirty bathrooms, close sites, trash cans full. A TERRIBLE exit back onto the highway. We agree with a previous reviewer that this is an older campground that is not well maintained. At least they had good WiFi service. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
A very family oriented place. Staff is friendly, laid back atmosphere. We have been coming up for the last 5 years and wouldn't camp anywhere else in the Boone area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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The campground is OK. The roads are narrow, especially the entrance with steep hill. The sites are somewhat close. However location is convenient to Valle Cruscis, Boone and Blowing Rock. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Ok park. Sites were too close for us. My awing almost hit the next camper. If you like too be that close then this campground would be for you. I would not stay here again for that reason only. Everything else was fine. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Old cg that is not maintained well at all. Camped in Class C along stream. Power kept going off - staff said it was because campers with big rigs were running their a/cs. This was unacceptable - owners should upgrade electrical lines to accommodate modern day campers. Staff said corrective action would not be taken as the power only goes off about three times a year. This is especialy bad if campers go off and leave pets in their rigs, as several of us did. As we were packing up to depart, another camper turned the water off and the whole faucet came off shooting water up in the air. Another example of poor maintenance. Recommend you pass this one up if you are in the Boone area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The campground is secluded off of hwy 105 near Boone. You can barely hear vehicles, and the stream adds a nice touch. The sites are very close together, but the campers there when we camped were nice. The bathrooms were horrible! The men's room reaked of cigarette smoke, had toilet paper rolls all over the floor, and the showers were full of mold. The bathhouse needed a major shakedown for cleanliness. We will not return until the restrooms and bathhouses are cleaned and overhauled. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Felt the sites were very close together. Not very much privacy. Had a problem when I went to dump, my connection just happened to be stopped up, but I didn't know it until I was dumping. Sites were hard to back into and the sites across the road were also close making it harder to back into my site. Owners were very nice and friendly. Not much for my kids to do except for a small playground. I will probably not visit this campground again due to the fact it is about 4 hours away. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a nice, peaceful campground. It is located right off the main road, but you never
hear cars. We had a bold stream right behind our site that the kids had a great time playing in. They also have a small playground area for the children. We really like this place and can't wait to go back. The only negative thing I would say about this campground is that the sites are very close together. However, they are clean, level, and easy to get to. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very quiet campground. We stayed here while visiting local attractions like Tweetsie Railroad and Blowing Rock. Campground was clean and well kept. They had video games and movies on Friday/Saturday. They were also giving out free root beer floats and vanilla lattes. The only issues we had was that our site was not exactly level and narrower than expected. They had a ton of magnolia trees providing lots of shade. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have been RVing in North Carolina for the last four years and our trips always include stays at Honey Bear Campground. The length of our stay has grown increasingly longer, from one week up to four months, so it is clear that we really enjoy Honey Bear! The setting is beautiful with lots of trees and a pretty mountain stream. It is very quiet and you really feel like you are away from all the hustle and bustle, though it is a short drive to all the conveniences the area has to offer. There are many great things to do in the area from driving on the Blue Ridge Parkway to hiking the trails to visiting the nearby wineries. The staff at Honey Bear is always very pleasant and they go out of their way to be helpful. The facilities are always sparkling clean. The coffee shop is great. Internet access is provided at the campsites. There is plenty of space for kids to run, while still allowing for quiet areas at the campsites. There are lots of weekend activities to keep the quests entertained. We love Honey Bear and can’t wait for our annual return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Our group of seven camped here for a week, our second time at this campground. We LOVE this place. Sites can be small and unlevel, but the staff was great. They assisted us in backing in for a couple of tight spots. It rained a lot, and some sites could really use some more gravel to help with drainage. Cable worked great, Wi-Fi was not great, but better than last time. Had an issue with a dryer not working well, they refunded our money. The stream and shade here are just amazing. We used the coffee bar behind the office as our group hangout spot during the rain, worked out great. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We enjoy the cool mountain air with lots of mature trees - 15 degrees cooler than July at home in the DC area! WiFi better than most, maybe because an antenna is mounted on a tree across the drive. But, they must have good band width because throughput is good all times of day. This is a hilly park accessed via a narrow road with switch-backs from the main Hwy (105). Few pull-throughs (some are parallel to driveways): think twice if you have a very big rig. Many fifth-wheels and motor homes have made it in. Convenient to downtown Boone and nearby, mountain attractions. The camp has a funky name and the city is named after pioneer Daniel Boone, but it has a lot of cosmopolitan amenities as well as country / bluegrass music. My neighbor is here for a 2 month stay and his advance reservation was not honored for his choice of site, but staff delivered some gravel to fix a muddy area next to his RV. We got a 10% military discount; no other discounts. On-line reservation system not well designed, especially for low band-width access: better to call. We would come here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice setting. We were there early in the season and it was private. Pretty fishing pond that was catch and release. Grounds were nicely landscaped. Many sites were carved out of the hillsides and there was still work to do. The owner was very nice and welcomed us and provided a lot of local information. Bathrooms/showers were very nice and clean, too. The cons were roads in the park were in bad shape-rutted and steep in areas. Hook ups located in rear of site, not fifth wheel friendly. This was the rule not the exception. Water pressure was really bad at the site, fine at the bath house. Dog area there, but you could not get into it. Luckily, there were manor places to walk and we were well equipped with doggie bags. Not the worst place that we encountered. We will return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Loved this campground but had a couple of gripes. The bad: we were a day late arriving because we had RV problems and they would not credit us for the lost deposit - this was just ridiculous. So we paid for 3 days instead of the 2 we were there. Also, they are in the process of upgrading some of their facilities. Ffor example, the laundry has 2 ancient washers and one was broken. BUT here are the good things: the park has a lot of charm. There are lots of bushes and trees and the multilevel layout gives each site a private feeling. The nice stream has several hand-made wooden bridges crossing it lined with LED lights. There is a fishing pond. Good areas for dog walking or for kids to run around. Hook-ups are so-so. Water pressure was really poor. This area has a lot to offer and there are many hikes and activities close by. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here for 3 different weekends in July. Looked at all the choices in Boone area for campgrounds and this was by far the best choice. The road from Hwy 105 to campground can be a little tricky - but easily done. They have a main lodge area, game room, nice pond, and plenty of room to let our dogs run - open field near front! The new owners are fantastic. Changes being made already and they are doing it right. Excellent customer service. Our electric box had weak breaker when we hooked up 9 PM, and they sent someone right out to replace it. Across the street, they forgot the cable hookup and they brought them one right away. Ice and firewood delivered to your campsite. Saturday night movies on big screen in the main field and campfire for families - had 75 plus at the movie this weekend. Some sites are tricky to get into and some are uneven, but again they are making the investment to keep this our favorite spot in the Boone area! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This place is in a nice location and is clean, but needs a lot of help in several areas. The hook ups in some sites are in bad locations. Some sites are very unlevel. The washer dryers are terrible. The office needs to get organized. There is also a older woman which needs some customer service lessons. Because the hookups are in bad locations, you will have to borrow sewer hose and electric extension cords. I gave them a 10 dollar deposit on a electric cord. When I returned it they said I never gave them any deposit. The old woman got huffy and said I did not have time for this and then slapped 10 dollars on the counter. I will explore other options in the area if I return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is our 2nd time at this campground and we asked(back in March) for a 50 amp site. We reserved a week and so this gave us the weekly rate, but no other discounts. The grounds are clean and quiet. Neighbors we've had are nice. I gave this an 8 because we don't use the bathrooms or the laundry--we have our own--and we use our own Wi-Fi. There are brand new owners and if they continue the traditions of old, they'll do OK. Just off 105 and if you've had mountain experience you'll have no trouble getting here. Our total length is about 53(36 for the rv; then the truck). Our site is back-in. It is very close to attractions, grocery, and we will stay here again. The dumpster is on one's way out of the campground. The office is helpful about attractions and even has tickets for some venues. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The location of this campground was great. Most of the campsites are located in the woods with lots of tree cover. Our site had a small stream directly behind the site which the kids played in. The site was a bit small (10x30) but that was explained in the site description. It was a bit close for my liking to the neighboring camper. The sites were not perfectly level but close enough with some leveling boards. It was a stretch for my sewer hose to reach the connection so I had to use an extension. Not all sites are this way but ours was. The main reason for the somewhat low score was the power. With nothing hooked up we had around 114 volts. With my AC on it dropped quite a bit and once the water heater came on it dropped to around 103-105 volts. I had to turn off the water heater. I asked the office about it and they told me their service does not support electric water heaters. For a full service site this should not have been an issue. There was a small bridge next to my site that had lights on it during the night. These lights, while nice to look at, were plugged into my outlet which drew about 4 volts when they were on. The roads can be a bit tricky to navigate. Some are very steep inside the campground. Overall the campground was nice and I will probably return. The kids (plus me and my wife) loved the huge tree swing near the entrance. There is a small fishing pond on site as well. You would never know you were within 3 miles of downtown Boone. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground was a real gem. We were here only 2 nights but the sights are well graveled and the staff friendly. Very close to Boone off Hwy 105--about a mile in to the campground and 7 miles from Blowing Rock. Be careful of your GPS as ours took us downtown Blowing Rock and then off Schull's Mills Road and by Hounds Ears Golf Club and Resort--this is an extremely harrowing road for a 35 foot 5th wheel and big truck. You'd be better off calling for directions or going by a map. It made the mile in off 105 to the campground a real breeze to traverse by comparison. The only drawback is this park only has 4 50 amp hookups--granted, it was cool and we ate outside most of the time and probably only needed 30 but talking with people we met, it had been muggy and hot before we arrived. We'd definitely stay here again--and for much longer. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
My new favorite park! This place was great for relaxing but also close enough to plenty of activities in town to keep us entertained. Within 15-20 minutes you can be at Grandfather Mountain, zip lines, rafting, hiking, etc. Downtown Boone is nice too for shopping. The campground has large sites and we were on a stream as well. Lots of privacy between our site and the neighbors. There is a huge game room, a nice "living room" area for reading, TV, etc. They also have a computer with Internet access for campers to use. Wi-Fi was stronger than any campground so far but could not get at my site (had to go to living room with my laptop). Nice open field for playing with dogs and there is a lake for fishing. I am looking forward to my next stay here! One last thing...do not worry about other reviews saying the drive is too difficult for large rigs. It is your typical country road with curves and no shoulder but nothing out of the ordinary. This worried us (we are from FL with flat, straight roads) but we did fine in a 33 foot motorhome. Worth the drive! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We arrived somewhat late (within an hour of the office closing) and the staff was very friendly and they even encouraged us to look around to see if we liked something better than what we had reserved. We did actually find a different site and they were very accommodating in changing our reservation. There is a good mixture of sites - some right next to each other and some with good privacy and distinct borders. The bathrooms did show they got a lot of use, they were cleaned daily. We are already planning a return trip. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a wonderful campground and should be considered a destination park in the Boone area. The road to the campground is winding but this is normal for Boone area. I have a 25 ft rig and towed a vehicle so total length was close to 40 feet. Take it slow. The campground is worth the drive. The campground was spotless and the entrance area was filled with lovely flowers. Plenty of activities for children, quiet at night and the stream singing behind my site lulled me to sleep. Most sites have vegetation (rhododendron is typical) and there was privacy but not isolation. Wi-Fi is available but it did not reach to my site. I did not go to office area to use it so I can't rate signal strength. I did not use the bathroom areas but did check them and they were clean and user friendly. Showers had curtains for privacy with large dressing areas for each shower. There is a laundry facility available but I did not use and don't know the fees. Cable TV service was very good: numerous channels available. Sites require some leveling: some more than others and there are various lengths and widths available. Campground map on their website provides pictures for many sites. I will stay at this campground if in area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The office person was very friendly and helpful. We camped in site A11. Our site was not level due to winter storm damage. The bathrooms were very clean, although a little dated, and the shower stalls were large. There is a nice lounge behind the office. The road to the campground was very winding - not a problem for us in a truck camper, but it must be tricky for the bigger rigs, although there were several camped here, so it is possible to get in. The campground was perfect for a fall getaway as it is mostly wooded, which may be why we did not get the Wi-Fi at our spot. I would have rated this a 9 overall if we had gotten the Wi-Fi. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
The staff was helpful and friendly. We had sites reserved in advance and when we arrived there was a family on one of our sites. The staff had them move and even helped. It is a beautiful location. We camped here in a Tent.
The sites were very small, very narrow and needed some gravel on them. They have a first-class game room, a separate great lounge behind the office. But they really need to spend some money on the sites. One really unusual thing we encountered here was that every power box we saw had a sticker on it saying that it was unsafe for us to use our water heater on shore power. It suggested we use gas to be safe. Curious. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I would give this campground an "A" for effort, but nonetheless a few things are lacking. The sites are pretty cramped and not too private, and most are on hilly roads that make getting in and out a challenge. We had a great, fairly private site on the stream (D3), but had to back up a long way down a hill to get into it. The bathrooms are old and worn looking, but they were clean. Weirdly, though, you have to walk across a large field of grass to get to the bathhouse. It was rainy when we were there, making me think that a gravel walkway would be nice instead of walking through wet grass. The Wi-Fi didn't work at all at our site, even though we were relatively near the campground office. All that said, the management were about as nice and friendly and helpful as we've ever encountered. They have provided all sorts of fun stuff for the kids, including swings and a game room and a big screen TV in a playroom near the office. They also lend out books and DVDs, and were very knowledgeable about what to do in the area while we were there. The campground is also very well located near Boone. One final note, there are some beautiful sites just for tents. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
There are not-so-good, good and great things about this CG. Not-so-good: if you are using anything larger than a 19' trailer, I honestly have no idea how the big rigs got in here- VERY windy road coming up to the CG (not their fault though!), but the sites are tight for even our trailer. We had a pull-thru, but we couldn't pull all the way through, we had to pull in, and back out at the end of our stay. We had to pull between a tree and a boulder. Site was covered in mulch-ish substance, which got all on the inside of the trailer, but it was livable. Bad part was possibly just our site, but when we pulled in, the trailer door faced the road. The electric/water was on the opposite side which was fine, however the picnic table was on the road side and the campfire pit was on the backside. It would have been nice to have the table and pit on the same side, but there was no room- definitely a tight space with a trailer. Good: staff was friendly at check in, and campground was rather quiet. Great: Wooded, secluded, and serene at night. Piece of advice, check for ticks (also not their fault). All sites where we were (up on a hill), was completely covered in trees, so we found 3 ticks on us at the end of one night by the fire. Definitely would return again! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We camped at A18, at this nice campground. We had plenty of room but no privacy, was right next to the road. The Wi-Fi was in and out, worse in the evenings. Best sites are on the creek, very shady. Biggest problem was power. We noticed our refrigerator kept switching from gas to electric and thought the refrigerator was on the blink. Found out later on a very warm day, there was not enough power to run the AC. Kept tripping the breaker. It was so bad when we used a fan the fan speed went up and down. Won't stay here again unless AC is not needed. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is improved quite a bit with new ownership. Having said that it still has a way to go. Restrooms are clean but OLD and need replacement. Wi-Fi non-existent outside the office. Our site had the sewer dump placed higher then the trailer so it was difficult to dump at best. $5.00 to dump at central site. It's better but has a long way to go. Price too high for what you get. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Our group of five spent a week here. We really liked this campground. Some sites can be tight to get into, but doable. This is a campground on the side of a mountain, so there are some tight turns and inclines. This is a very wooded, rustic setting. Our group had some 34’ rigs that did just fine. We had site C-5, with a 30’ rig. We parked the TV sideways in front, but fit just fine. We really like this site because of the access to the stream. Most of the “C” side sites have stream access; most of the “B” side stream sites do not. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The Wi-Fi was an issue, and the owner said it was being worked on. We had to go to the game room to connect. If Wi-Fi is an issue for you, I would call to check the status of the system update. We were on vacation, and it was not a “must” for us. We look forward to returning to the campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Overall a nice campground. Staff was very friendly. Our site was terrific (D1), but others seemed a bit tighter for large rigs. My only complaint is that Wi-Fi is advertised, but it is only available in or very near the office - and I mean VERY NEAR. We had to drive up and sit in the office parking lot with our laptops - very disappointing. As internet access is a must for me, this will probably keep me from staying here again in the future. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We rented a stream site but could not see the stream! It did have privacy shrubbery around the individual site. Had a couple of others attempt to camp near to us, but they were not happy with the unlevel campsites around us. Ours wasn't too bad. The wireless internet was not dependable: had to be outside your RV and unfortunately, it rained the first 24 hours we were here. Once the sun came out, we took our dogs out and ventured around the grounds. The public wash room was clean, but we did not use it. Had a large area for the kids/pets to play. The road coming into the campground is narrow with hairpin turns. Fortunately, the road is not very heavily traveled. This campground is not far from town. We recommend the town of Blowing Rock and Sledgehammer Charlie's: great food! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great Campground. Under new ownership and she is doing a lot of improvements. Some of the sites are a little tight to get into but not that bad for a 26' Travel Trailer. Rates are a tad high but they do have cable hookups at the sites and that is included. We will be back again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.