We used this campground as a half-way stopover on our trip from NC to New Orleans, so we only stayed one night going and one night coming home. The campground is literally right next to the interstate so it was very convenient for us. There was a stream and a water park next door, but we weren't able to take advantage of it. We had a pull-through site that overlooked the ball fields. The bathrooms were clean and the owners were friendly. The campground is only a few miles from several restaurants and grocery stores and very close to Auburn University.
We just returned from a long Fourth of July weekend at Four Paws and now this is by far our favorite campground! Large, shaded sites. Super dog friendly with off-leash dog parks including ones with a pond, creek, agility course, small dog, private, etc. Several hiking trails on site and close to Chimney Rock and Lake Lure. Private bathrooms with toilet, sink and shower are super clean. On-site laundry and dog washing/grooming station. The owners are super friendly and make you and your fur-babies feel welcome from the first phone call. The event calendar is full of special happenings, including pot-luck dinners, breakfasts, themed dinners, games, art classes, dog classes and more! You can participate in as much as you would like or stay by yourself. Grocery stores are only about 5 miles away. We will definitely be back, in fact already reserved the whole month of October!
To be honest, he sites are very close to each other and few trees or other shade. Not very private. But, having said that, it is in the middle of New Orleans and land prices are at a premium so it is understandable--and not only that, you should be out visiting the city and not sitting in the campground anyway! The owners were super nice and ran a shuttle to take you to/from the French Quarter for only $5 per person. The area is a little sketchy but the park is fenced and gated and I never felt unsafe. Warning, if you are traveling there on I-10 Westbound (coming in from Mississippi), you have to turn left onto Chef Menteur Highway (four lane highway) once you exit the interstate, and there is no traffic signal. Needless to say it took awhile to get a break in traffic in both directions to be able to turn left with our fifth wheel. The pool and hot tub area was nice, but it was too cold on our trip to use it. The bathrooms were small, but clean. There is an on-site laundry room which was clean also.
Great website where you can view a picture of each campsite and choose your site when you make your reservation. We chose site 17 which backs up to a pond and it was a great site. The sites are large, shady and for the most part private. If you are camping with a friend, they have several sites next to each other that connect. Closest park to downtown Charleston. Great amenities such as hiking trails, water park and dog park. Close to Folly Beach and about 20 minutes away from Kiawiah Island Park where they have an off-leash dog beach with free admission for campground guests.
This is an awesome campground! We love to take advantage of military campgrounds due to the price and safety features and this is one of our favorites. All sites are fairly level on gravel and are in walking distance of the beach. There is a convenience store at the entrance to the campground and it has lots to choose from. The staff has always been very accommodating. My biggest complaint is that the pet beach is located a half mile away. I wish they would move it closer to the campground. Will definitely return!
This is a beautiful park that is spread out on quite a bit of land: great for taking our dogs for a walk. The sites are fairly level and gravel. The bathhouse was okay, but I would have liked it better if it had been updated a bit. The laundry room is in between the men's and ladies' rooms, but both washing machines were out of order when we were here. One thing I did not like was having to pay separately for cable TV, and extra guests over two people. The owner/manager escorted us to our site and was extremely helpful in helping us back in. There is a small store at the office, but to get groceries or go to a restaurant, it was 8 miles to Sylva. The road leading to the campground is near the Blue Ridge Parkway, but is very curvy. No problems maneuvering if you just take it slow.
This is a small family campground that we have camped in twice. Both times we were lucky enough to get a spot on the creek/river. It was very peaceful and serene and the last trip we got the spot with a wooden deck that overlooks the creek. The sites are relatively level and on gravel with shade trees on most sites. The bathhouse is small, but clean. There are two toilets and two showers in each restroom. There is a small playground for the kids and a covered picnic area for folks wanting to have a family reunion or get-together. The owners and their family live on site and have a few farm animals (ponies, chickens). The tent section is across the creek and down a little way from the RV section and they now have several yurts that they rent out. There is a small laundry room, but I did not have occasion to use it. The best feature of the campground is that it is in walking distance to the trailhead to the Catawba Falls waterfall trail. Unfortunately it poured rain almost the whole time we were here this year and there was a lot of mud to wade through, so some extra gravel at the sites would have been nice. We will likely return to this campground in the future.
We camped here for a month and the monthly rate for a non-river spot is only $400--a great deal and well worth the money! The restrooms are clean and the showers have plenty of pressure and hot water. There is a large laundry room and a game room. The front section is mostly paved spots with full hook-ups, picnic tables and fire rings. There are smaller tent/pop-up sites along the river in the front section. The middle section is not paved, however, all of the sites that are not on the river are level pull-through sites, most with shade trees. The river side sites are back-in and they have a gorgeous view. The back section is for permanent campers, and they are very well kept and folks are friendly. There is a trail that runs along the river which is great for dog walking and enjoying the views, including a small waterfall right across the river. The staff is very friendly. The campground is about two miles up Big Cove Road from downtown Cherokee. On up Big Cove Road about another 2 miles is Mingo Falls, a nice little hike. If you're looking for a reasonably priced mountain get-away, this is the place to be!