We really enjoyed this small, well-run park. It was mostly quiet during our stay, even though we were here over the Memorial Day weekend. It was far enough off US-441 to avoid any road noise. Many of the smaller sites under the trees would not accommodate our 40' motorhome, but they were very nice for smaller RVs. Sites #3 and #4 up on the hill were large and level pull-throughs, and we fit into #4 just fine. The interior road was narrow and paved, in fact it was one-way and two large RVs would not have been able to pass one another on it. Some sites were gravel and some grass, most looked fairly level after driving up a small hill to reach them. The full hookups included strong 50-amp power, good water pressure, cable (ours didn't work), a good fire pit, and a table that was falling apart. The Verizon signal to our phones and amplified hotspot was strong, and the park also provided good Internet service. Bathrooms and showers were fairly old, but clean. The laundry room consisted of 2 washers, 2 dryers and a small folding table. The woman managing the park was very friendly and helpful, and she provided us with lots of useful information about the area that she had composed herself. Firewood was inexpensive and nice and dry. There was a grocery store within two miles of the park, and the town of Sylva with many more services was about 20 minutes away. We would definitely come back to this nice place. The stated rate was based on their weekly rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The rate reflects the campground's recent association with Passport America. You will need to ask for it! The sites are level even though they don't visually look like it. Interior roads are a bit tight, but passable with care. The campground itself is very pleasant in appearance with its layout. The staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful when we discovered that our site's electric was fried and had to move. Location is exceptional for easy access to Fall colors. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Not bad and not great. we had cable and sewer which was good, we had a non-grassy site which was just dirt. I used the pool and it was clean but had some covering on the concrete that hurt my feet. The grassy sites looked better than ours. We have a 20 ft but if we would have had our 32ft fifth wheel, the road in and out would have scared me. One weird thing is when we checked in, we were asked to buy firewood and we did not and was told if we touch the woods behind our site that she would charge us $20. Close to the casino and everything but would have rather had a cleaner site or one of the parks on the water. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice campground. It’s close to the Casino and so much nicer than some of the other parks we drove through. The power is good, so was the Wi-Fi. The sites are easy to get into. We will be back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
To find this place follow their directions and look for the sign and a single lane road going up a slight hill. This road would be a problem if you meet a vehicle in the other direction, however they have a separate exit road but it's not good for larger rigs to use. We didn't have a problem when here. Once in the campground it has nice eye appeal. Interior roads are paved and sites are gravel with a picnic table and fire ring. There is lots of grass around. Owners are friendly and helpful. Has mostly level sites. Limited cable TV. Some open sites but most have trees. Didn't use the WiFi but Verizon air card worked well. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice campground. It’s near the Cherokee Casino and not a trailer park like some of the other parks we drove through. The owners are friendly and told us about other things in the area to do. The power is good, so was the Wi-Fi. The sites are easy to get into. We will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Camped here in an RV with Motorcycle trailer. Even before we made reservations the owner emailed us pictures of the site, so that we were happy. Very nice family atmosphere and clean. Owners were always present and ready to accommodate any needs. After seeing other campgrounds in the area, this is a 10 We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park! Very friendly and helpful with maps, directions, and advice on local attractions and activities. Great campground for kids, or stay up the hill away from the pool for a slower pace. Nice shaded spots which are level as well. Easy access into and out of the park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The roads to get into park were really narrow. The sites were gravel sort of level and narrow. Mostly full time residents there. We were "treated" to bad singing on the weekends. The owner is a very prejudice, but the manager was nice. The location was convenient to go the the NP. We came in Sept- so the pool was closed but I don't it was cleaned ever!! Don't stay here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This place was in the bottom two of all the campgrounds we have ever stayed. Very noisy right up to 11:30PM (karaoke, big screen tv, building going on); extremely sharp "S" curves; uneven sites; mostly permanent residents who do NOT keep their sites clean; etc. Even exiting the campground was a challenge. There was another sharp curve as well as a large bump to go over. We had to drop the tailgate on our truck so the trailer wouldn't hit. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The campground is old and the sites are narrow. Just about all sites are on a hill. It looked like they never mow the grass or maintain anything. The bathouses were somewhat clean. There is no soap, paper towels, or toilet paper in the bathouses, I guess you are suppose to bring your own. The pool was nice, but there wasn't much chlorine in the water. If you are a big rig I wouldn't try getting into this campground. The staff was nice, but not overly friendly. The next time we are in this area, I think that we will look for a better campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I arrived planning on staying for three weeks. My site was #82 and was just wide enough for the motorhome. After connecting the 50 amp shoreline I noticed low voltage below 100. My surge guard protection kept shutting down my RV’s electrical system. There were no circuit breakers at the 50 amp posts. The office was notified but did not understand my problem. So, I started using my generator for a few hours. The owner said don’t worry everything will be fine in a few hours. After some discussion I moved to site #8. There was another motorhome on site #9, and soon they told me about the septic system overflowing during July 4th weekend. They rented cabins for their children and grandchildren that had ants and mouse droppings. The laundry room had very few working machines. After realizing my TV satellite could not get a signal, I decided to cancel. The lady in the office called the owner who honored me a full refund of $580.00 for a three week stay. Interesting the RV’s owners on site #9 where only charged $400.00 for a month including July 4th weekend. As, I was leaving the office, the owner arrived and verbally attacked me and showed hatred. The park has about 2/3 of its sites taken by seasonal and annual rentals. Don't stay here you have been warned. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the worst campground I have ever been. No way to even get there with a big rig (150° curve on Shoal Creek Rd). Inside the park, manoeuvrings is very hard since the roads are bad and only 7-8 ft wide. The two pull throughs can only be "pulled through" with a short rig because of the narrow angle at the end. We left after one night and will never return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The cabins here were in the worst condition! The owner and staff were rude and hateful. The plumbing leaked everywhere. The sheets were dirty: yuk. I would not recommend this place. What a disaster. We camped here in a Campground Cabin.
[ 7 / 10 ]
Convenient campground to Cherokee Indian Museum and Cherokee Indian Sites. Office personnel was very friendly and helpful. They had our paperwork and site picked out for us when we arrived. Ice cream was not kept stocked in store. Bathrooms were old. Laundry room was small for size of park but machines were kept in good condition. It was tight getting into and out of our site and not the most level. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground is a nice, no frills place to stay. We arrived and found the gentleman in the office to be very courteous and helpful. The office is stocked with some essentials to save a trip to town for incidentals. We were directed to a pull-thru at the very top of the last row (#50) and found it asphalt surfaced and very level. We noticed other sites that would be difficult to access with a bigger unit, some of them short and sloping enough that would give problems in leveling. Satellite reception is an iffy proposition as most sites are shaded by tall trees. Free WIFI is availble although the signal was weak at our site, but it did work. The tv cable signal was very clear with 36 channels, most of them good ones. There is a $3 charge per day for the tv cable connection. The water/sewer/electric hookups seemed well placed for most units. Picnic tables and fire rings were at each site. There is a swimming pool and childrens play area with playground equipment, both appeared to be well maintained. There was an abundance of permanent residents, but most of their sites were well kept and the campground was quiet with nobody loitering that we noticed. I would have given the park a higher rating had the cable connection been free. We would stay at this campground again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The worst campground I've ever stayed at! Dog messes in my campsite. Loose dogs and kids harassed my dogs and myself. They constantly visited my campsite and bothered us. Paid for Wi-Fi and it wouldn't work and they wouldn't give me my money back. Red soil ended up on carpet inside the RV (not the owners' fault). Noisy! Yuck!! Just an awful experience! We camped here in a Motorhome.
The restrooms were always dirty. The staff was never in the office, and they were not helpful. They did not have signs with the proper messages. They put us at our site then they would unhook our water to clean bathrooms without informing us. The shutdown both bath houses for a 24-hour period. But the bathhouses still were not clean. The signs to get to the Park were not in the proper place to get there. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The staff was very helpful and friendly. The sites are a little close, the laundry was not really too clean but the price of the machines was so low it made up for it. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is quiet and away from the town. The sites are set up for long term campers. The park is not set up for Big Rigs (only a few 50 amp service sites, and poor road design) The bathrooms and showers were not clean and appeared to have just been opened for the season. The park has a very friendly staff, but difficult to locate them. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We just used the park as a base camp, There were mostly full timers there. Restrooms were small but clean. Pool was emptied for the season but looked well kept. Store was also a bit small and a bare. The sites were nice and for the most part level. Cable Tv worked with out problems. Would stop again if in the area. Its out of the way and quiet!!! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground had some damage from heavy rain before we camped even with work on going the staff were very friendly, they are trying to update, nice campground in the Smokies close to everything.would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the worst park we have ever visited in all of our travels. The cable had no reception (which you have to pay extra for), and the manager was hateful about fixing it which he never did. The park is very unkept, has terrible access, and unlike all the other North Carolina parks is extremely unfriendly. To sum it up avoid this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Expensive for such a below average park. Although the restrooms were clean, bowls occasionly plugged up, paper ran out, etc and very slow repsonse to problems. Our 30amp box kept losing power and after a week still had not been fixed. About two thirds of the sites are permanent trailers, with many of them in an advanced state of deterioration. Sites were not mowed and generally this seems to be a campground where not much of the income is put back into the park. It's redeeming qualitys are that it is well off the highway and very quiet and the pool is immaculate. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
People and management friendly. The main problem was the bathrooms showers and laundry facilities were dirty and unkept. I would not recomend this camp for that reason. Thank God we had our own facilities. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for the month of May and had a great time. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. The RV park is very well kept up and there is a lot of activities during the month. The owners are always doing improvements to the park, this year they put in solor heating for the pool. This is the best RV park in the area, and we hope to return some day to stay for the season. We would recommend Holly Cove RV park to everyone. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have friends that seasonal camp at this park, so we stayed here while visiting with them. The park is heavily treed and very hilly. The sites, however, are well maintained (gravel) and fairly level. The park has many long-term/seasonal units, as well as several park models. That said, it has a very pleasant and has a quality feel to it. There is a nice pool and a rec hall, where residents/guests meet for various activities. Water, electric and Wi-Fi seemed to be good quality and reliable. Not sure if we'd stay here if not for our friends, as it may not be ideally located and is a bit more hilly than we'd prefer. That said, however, it is a lovely setting and worth a visit. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Owners helpful and always coming by to see how things are. Limited cable line up. Good central location for all local sites. No wifi as you get away from the office area. We will stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice experience, camp is very clean and well run. All the facilities were well maintained. As a operator of a small business, WiFi is important to me and service was no problem. We have been here before and will return again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The bathrooms were dirty and insect infested, not to mention unheated -- a very unpleasant surprise on a chilly October morn! Overall the property was a bit shabby and in need of some renovation/updating. The WiFi is only available to the front third of the campground, which was not conveyed until I was booked in the far rear. The staff rarely answered the phone as I was trying to book and to find their location (which all the popular map services have wrong). The steep access roads were not a problem for my 30' coach. I can't imagine staying here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Owners are very helpful, lead you to site and help you get parked. Came around asking if every thing was Ok. Fixed poor cable connection before we had a chance to complain. Will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I can't say enough good about this park. It is close enough to Great Smokey Mountain National Park, Cherokee, Dilsboro, etc and yet is away from all the hubub of the tourist traps. Owners/operators Bob and Marilyn obviously take great pride in their place as the park is lovingly maintained. Some shady some open, level, gravel sites on a mountainside make for a nice relaxing, quiet, friendly stay. Seasonals (lots of weekenders it seems) are all nice park models and congregated mostly at "top" of park. Screened in rec hall has a pool table and a nice selection of walking sticks to borrow for forays on hiking trails at GSMNP. Roads are a bit steep, but are manageable. We have 26' tt but I believe much larger rigs would have little trouble. Only reason I didn't give the park an 11 was the scale doesn't go that high. Will definitely return when in the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Excellent facility. The entire resort was well maintained and the bathrooms were spotless. The inside road is steep but managable. Mostly big rigs while I was there (both motorhome and 5th wheel) and all were able to navigate on the road. Great location - easy travel to Smoky Mountain National Park, Fontana Lake area, etc. Owners are very nice - there to help but not invade your space. Cute cabins available for those needing extra space. I would stay again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The sites are large, level and gravel. The roads are also gravel and can be a problem while trying to climb the steep hill running through the camp ground. We had a great stay noe the less. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The entrance to Holly Cove is very steep! The road is narrow and you must be careful when coming in. Our campsite was pretty level once we were able to get into the site. We used the showers provided by the campground and they were located down the hill from our site. It was steep and and you had to be careful while making your way to and from the showers. I would not reccomend this campground to anyone who has any type of physical limitation due to the severity of the incline. There are only 6 channels available from the cable. We would not return due to the steepness. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was the best/nicest CG we've ever stayed at in 6 years of camping. The owners are extremely friendly & helpful. The restrooms are CLEAN & large (in fact, they have 2 that are like master bathrooms - self contained toilet, sink, shower stall & changing area all behind a deadbolt locked door). I never saw anyone cleaning the pool but there was never a stray leaf in the water & it was always crystal clear. The sites are well sized/spaced & level. The small store had self-service bags of ice & you paid on the honor system. Part of our 4 family group rented a cabin which was also very nice; it was furnished & totally self-contained. The road into the CG is pretty steep (& a bit daunting to this flatlander) but if you take it nice & easy there will be no problem. Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an easy 15 minute commute from the CG. If Holly Cove were closer to home we would visit every year! I can't recommend the CG highly enough. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Rustic, wooded campground on a steep hillside. Level, wide gravel spots. Very clean facilities, & a seasonal outdoor pool. A screened-in public room with a pool table, picnic tables, and video game machines is a plus. Very pleasant owners who work non-stop at the maintenance. Plans were to pave the main road in Sept 2004. Even though it is just off the highway, there is NO noise due to the thick foliage. Highly recommend this campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice park, had a nice view from our site, almost all sites were shaded, firepits and
picnic tables at each site. Road and sites are gravel, but hard packed, we had our motorcycles and we stayed down close to the entrance, did not have any trouble if you are careful. Our site was level all services worked well. The owner's were about, but not to bother you, just make sure everything was OK. We have already resv for Labor Day. We had a 32' Class A with a 6X12 Utility trailer with two motorcycles on it in a pull through. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Somewhat remote with very wide clean, level sites. Trout stream runs immediately behind campsite and two fishing/swimming lakes on property. Charged $3 extra for AC usage but we only needed it one night in August. Very nice golf course is 1 mile away but good restaurants are close by in Bryson City. Baths and showers are a little old but very clean. Large open grassy field is across road from campsites. No antenna TV or radio and Verizon was marginal. I was able to get my dish tailgater to work. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We loved this campground tremendously. The sites are large, the stream looks and sounds great. They have a small pond to swim and another to fish. There are plenty of trees but not too many you have trouble getting around. Hostess and her grandson were great. The campground had the feel of a state or national park. Make sure to follow the signs or advice if you call. We have a 30 ft fifth wheel and did not have trouble getting to them or into the site. We will come back here when we're in the area again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
What a great little campground. No real amenities (a sewer hookup would have been nice), but the camp sites were very large and private. The campground was very quite. We could hear the little stream we backed up to gurgling in the night. Plenty of places to walk our dogs. Convenient to Cherokee and surrounding attractions. We had so much fun we extended our stay an extra night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice campground with lake swimming and fishing. We had a site on the stream with a view of the lake, too. The owner is possibly the nicest private campground owner I have ever met. The sites were huge and well kept. They were
all shady and if they had a tad more privacy (i.e. some shrubbery between sites) Timberlake would give the state parks a run for their money. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We spent a month, so our nightly rate reflects a monthly price discount. This is a very nice campground with large level sites. All sites are back-in, but big-rig friendly with plenty of room to maneuver. There is very easy access from US 441/74. There is a walking trail along the Tuckaseegee River and river access for fishing, rafting or swimming. The guest hosts couldn't have been nicer--very helpful, friendly and welcoming! Only downside is some road noise and no pool but, overall, we liked this campground very much and would definitely stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
No cell coverage for AT&T however Verizon works, no WiFi coverage provided. Sites could use a lot of attention in the form of weed control on the gravel sites. There's a Train track that borders the rear property line but no night traffic to be concerned for. The road noise is bit much at heavy traffic times. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very clean park with mostly seasonal stay here. The sites are all gravel and level. Cell phone service with at&t will not work here. The only bad thing is the road noise, very busy. Will camp here again when in area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice campground. Very Clean. Bathhouses are perfect. Customer service is wonderful and very friendly. You feel very welcome and like you are part of a family. Situated on the River with a nice river walk and picnic tables. Fire rings at each site with fences between each site for a little privacy. The only negative is noise from the busy highway. This is by far outweighed by the wonderful staff and very well kept grounds. Many fun things to do in the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Large sites,concrete patio and very handy to Cherokee and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Hwy noise not a problem for us. Staff very cordial and helpful. Cable and wifi awful. No pool. Overpriced. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We camped here over a long weekend with about 15 club rigs. The staff was attentive and welcoming, treating all guests to a delicious spaghetti dinner on Saturday night. The sites either back up to the river overlook below the highway or to the excursion train tracks. The utilities worked fine, but the sites were too grassy for comfort. Phone service was spotty to nonexistent for some carriers. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a nice park. The management does an excellent job of making you and/or your group feel welcome. There is a small meeting with full kitchen and a very nice covered pavilion. The only criticism would be the uncut grass. It is not weedy but the grass is shoe top high. There is significant road noise but it does die down at night. I had little trouble sleeping after a full day. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The internet at this park is terrible: on and off most of the time. The sites had not been mowed for some time and during our stay, only the maintenance people (living in the campground) had theirs mowed. The path along the river had not been maintained and weeds were everywhere, even growing up through a bench with slots on the seat. In the men's bathhouse was personal toiletries that were on the counter the entire time we were here. (Found out later they were owned by one of the maintenance people living here). Very disgusting. I wanted to throw them away but there were not many visitors and I didn't want to cause problems. Heard also the park owner had a fire with no insurance. Money normally being used to keep up the park, is being used to fix fire damage. We would not return to this campground. It's a shame, because it could be real nice. There is road noise, even in the early morning hours, but with the air conditioning on, it wasn't too bad. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a newer park opened in late summer of 2010. There are level gravel sites with a concrete pad and picnic table. All sites have full hook-ups with 50 amp service. The TV service is Direct satellite and you are provided a receiver when you arrive. I have my own satellite system so never used theirs. The internet Wi-Fi signal worked well during my stay. There is a section of wooden fence between the sites that helps provide some privacy. All sites are back in and located on the river or backup to the Great Smoky Mountain scenic railroad. The store provides goods to campers and local residences. There is a meeting room, large modern clean showers and bathrooms for men and women. The laundry has new modern machines and gas dryers. There is a large pavilion with picnic tables and a roof by the main store. There is no swimming pool or play area for children. One of the nicest amenities is a walking trail along the Tuckasegee River that is well maintained. Some people swim, tube, and kayak on the river. You will get some noise from the highway but this was not a problem for me. The trees are small and provide no shade for your RV. I enjoyed watching the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad pass the park twice daily. The park is very pet friendly since the managers have two small dogs. The on-site managers and provide excellent customer service. Be advised this Campground and sites are For Sale by the owner. I understand only one site is sold in the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.