We love small parks. We especially love small parks without the pools and other attractions that are nice for families with small kids. The creek front sites on the office side of the park are the best for privacy. The lower numbers are closest the creek bank but higher numbers have a bigger "backyard" which is nice for walking your dog. The nicest place to walk your dog is along the creek bank of the other side of the park (25 through 32). There is a berm to make it possible to walk this area without infringing on anyone's privacy. There are some homes across the creek on this side (the reason for my preference of office side). It is a trade-off. There are no bad sites. Patios are paved, pads are gravel but very level, interior road paved. As stated in other reviews, no bathhouse but we have never used one anyway. The only thing I would add would be a laundry room.
We loved this little state park. The sites are VERY large, some are very private. Of course, the lake side sites are best. I like that you can reserve the site you want, some state parks don't take reservations at all! Sites are paved with concrete patios. Wonderful for dogs. We stayed in 036 and loved the wonderful "yard" and long view of the lake. We will return often to visit relatives nearby.
It is a very convenient stop-over. It is very fast off and on the interstate. They have very woodsy, shaded sites. Some sites are close together, most sites could be very private if hook-ups had been placed on the opposite side(?!) I have found this lack of foresight in other parks, very friendly owners. Our site needed quite a bit of leveling but had a nice yard and creek side rushing water sounds were soothing. A nearby restaurant (meat & 3) was worth multiple visits, food was delicious. (We had dinner and breakfast). Unpleasantly well-lit and no charm however. Still, the best choice I have found in the immediate area. Quiet. Good dog-walking, it smells of forest and moss.
The premium sites have long views to the valley and river below; premium sites have cement patios and pads. I would stay in any of the sites if premium was not available. We toured 2 other parks nearby, this is THE best option in Asheville. The staff could not be nicer. Has wonderful trails for walking your dog. It is a very small and intimate park. My new favorite. We will be staying here many times.
This is a beautiful river and the view from the premium river front sites is great but. #1: They allow "day use" for local citizens so your nice view is now of teenagers and young adults with coolers, chairs, blankets, fishermen with their kids, all along the river bank. There is zero privacy. The other RVer's not in river sites also want to fish, swim, sun, play in the river, and this was only April. I imagine by June you might as well park your rig by the Wave Pool at Dollywood. I had to continually pick up the trash marring my view, left by teenagers staying in the tent area. That being said, the staff was very nice, the grounds well kept. We won't stay here again. "Day Use" is the deal breaker.
Our site was not level but others apparently are. The staff will do all they can to make you happy with your site. Well groomed, pristinely clean, lovely views, nice breezes. Some sites are WAY too close together but others are great. Beware of their "buddy sites." We are new to RVing and had not heard this term before. Even though the park was near-capacity the staff allowed us to pick another site and assured us they would only fill the spot next to us if all else was filled. Very, very nice people. Most sites are pull-through and the back-in sites (in the 30's) have the best view.
This is our favorite RV Park so far! The only minus is that a little leveling was required. The sites near the front are NOT for us, too close together, pool, office, etc. but the sites down the hill (40-48) are just outstanding. Sites 35 through 48 are all pull-throughs, completely wooded and private. It is so quiet and lovely. The small-pebble gravel used on the sites make it very easy to keep your patio and RV clean. The very cool tent sites (73-78) are the best I have seen. Branson has more RV parks than anywhere I have been but we highly recommend this park.
We were in an end-site on top of the hill overlooking the lake. Our "yard" was huge with our own path cut through the woods to the lake. Cool breeze. The MOST private place we have camped (we are still new to RVing). I was surprised when we pulled through the gate, passing a water park and golf course. NOT what I was expecting, once we turned on the road to the campground, it was completely wooded and WAS what I was expecting. The lake sites are not so private (totally wooded, though) but if you have kids. We had the best site in the park, we looked! They have new links being added to the golf course so you drive by that mess but not to worry, the campground is pristine. We needed no leveling. The tall pines mixed with hardwoods made a clear forest floor. Nice.
We parked in an end site with just river and well kept lawn as our view. Security is tight, sites are level. It is as hot as Hades in July but it is the delta. The road in is ugly but as soon as you make the turn to the park it becomes a country lane. Free laundry. We will definitely be back in the Fall.
Very friendly and helpful. Convenient to Columbus. Sites close together. Well kept and quiet. Most of the RVs seemed to be permanent dwellers. The shady, pull-through sites at the front are the best. Convenience drove the decision to stay here. Will stay here again to visit relatives in the area. Not a vacation type park.
Our very first trip in our motor home. I am thrilled this is where we chose. The lots vary in levelness. Our lot required a little leveling but was the most beautiful site! Very shady with lots of privacy. The bike paths are paved and an easy ride. The biggest surprise? The food at the Inn was absolutely delicious! Blackberry cobbler, banana pudding, perfect catfish, over-the-top pulled pork, homemade chicken and dumplings! Are you kidding me?! The camp store was well stocked with all things a camper could need. Pools were not open yet but we would not have used them anyway. A beautiful, beautiful park. Bravo!