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06/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
The campground has 5 loops each with its own very clean bathhouse. Loop 1 is like camping in an evergreen forest with not a lot of underbrush. Loops 2-4 are located in a flat open area with more hardwood trees. Some of these sites have no shade. Loop 5 is on the hillside and the campsites are shady and surrounded by rhododendron. This loop has a gravel road and is suited for tent camping. There is also a group camping area located off loop 3 with pit toilets and a large open spaces for tents. Each loop has a host and they were always friendly and busy making sure the campground is well maintained. There are no hook ups for electricity or water but there are ample spigots located through out the campground in each loop. There is a small store in the campground which kept regular hours during my stay and sold drinks, snacks, ice, firewood and other items. There are many trails accessible from the campground for you to enjoy and kids enjoy playing in the Nantahala River and Kimsey Creek. Many kids also had fun riding their bikes through the campground loops. The campground has a dump station located just outside the entrance near the back country information board. This was a very friendly campground and I can't wait to return.
06/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice COE park with well maintained sites. The hosts were friendly and the park was patrolled several times throughout the day. Some of the lower numbered sites, below 27, have the impact area located down a set steps from the driveway which is not very convent if you are in a camper or don't know the site is set up this way. There are actually two sites that have sewer, one is a single site and one is a double site. They are near the entrance and do not have a view of the lake and are not reservable.
03/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
We camped in the yellow hammer loop (1-29). The sites in this section seem to have a little more privacy because of the underbrush between sites. Firefly loop seems to have more open grassy areas between the sites. All sites are very level and well maintained. Both sections of the campground are up above the lake with the best chance of a water view coming from sites 14-18 and 38-41. There is a gate house that also offers a few gifts for sale as well as ice and firewood. The hosts were very friendly and visible throughout our stay. The bath houses were immaculate, but of course the park was not very full but somehow I think they would always be clean with the attention to detail the hosts and maintenance people provide. The sites do offer water, electricity, and sewer. The sewer connections are generally located at the back corner of the paved pad. The tent camping area is small but very nice. The whole campground is beautiful and we hope to return for a longer stay!
03/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
We camped here for three nights. Our site was in the 'C' loop. Several of the river front sites have sloping paved drives which may make it hard to level front to back. The park has large shade trees with no underbrush between sites. Most of the sites have a covered picnic table. The only showers are located near the 'A' loop. The lights in the shower house are on a timer, so my early morning shower on an overcast day was rather dark with the only light coming in from the window. Plenty of hot water in the tiny shower stalls. The campground was very quiet with a great view of the river and dam. We enjoyed watching a few barges go down the river and also spotted two bald eagles.
03/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
We camped here for one night. The campground is very small and has one loop with the bathhouse in the center of the loop. The bathhouse is old but it was clean and there was plenty of hot water in the shower. The bathhouse also contained washers and dryers. All of the sites but two, have full hookups. The sewer connection was at the very back of the paved parking pad. Our site had a lantern hanger but it was about to come out of the ground. The ranger that checked us in was very friendly and helpful. Our son enjoyed fishing in the small lake.
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