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Old 03-27-2017, 07:49 PM   #1
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Planning a trip in mid-April up the Blue Ridge Parkway with the first stop in Asheville, NC to see some friends. Looking for CG recommendations near Asheville for two nights. After this, want to continue north for a stop near Blowing Rock. Any good CGs here? After this into to Virginia and looking for recommendations near Charlottesville.

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Old 03-27-2017, 07:56 PM   #2
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We enjoyed our stay at Campfire Lodgings, a small mountainside campground in Asheville. They are usually pretty booked but it is worth a try.
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Old 03-27-2017, 08:28 PM   #3
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Nice Campground Near Asheville

There is a nice campground 25 miles south of Asheville in Hendersonville, NC. It is Lakewood RV Park and is about 30 minutes down I-26 South from Asheville. They cater to the 55+ age group. There is a lot to see around Hendersonville too. Carl Sandburg Home, Flat Rock Theater, and not far from all the waterfalls in DuPont State Forest.

This might work if you can't stay closer to Asheville.
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Old 03-27-2017, 08:53 PM   #4
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Dave FYI there are lots of old threads on Asheville, Blue Ridge Parkway and that general area. Some of the information may be dated, but there should be lots of interesting reading:

https://www.google.com/search?q=ashe...=airforums.com
https://www.google.com/search?q=ashe...ums.com+2016&*

Have a great trip, we also hope to make it to that area someday!

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Old 03-28-2017, 04:19 AM   #5
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We use Asheville west KOA, it does the job.
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Old 03-28-2017, 07:00 AM   #6
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We have stayed at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in Swannanoa, NC several times over the last few years. It is conveniently located just off I-40 and minutes from downtown Asheville. Very clean, friendly and well-run facility.
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Old 03-28-2017, 07:03 AM   #7
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Another vote for Mama Gertie's.

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Old 03-29-2017, 02:01 PM   #8
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I've lived in Asheville my whole life! I would answer depending on what kind of camping you want. For full hookup you can't go wrong with Mamma Gerties or Campfire Lodgings. My personal favorite spot is North Mills River Campground. It is a small campground and we never make reservations. I live less than 10 min from there and my wife and I go there for the weekend sometimes just to get the camper out! It is near the Asheville Airport, there is gravel rd right off the Blue Ridge Parkway that leads down to the campground (I would not take our 27fb on the gravel rd) or you can get off at the arboretum and run out 191 take a right on 280 and then the first right onto N. Mills River rd. 15 min off parkway.

Around Blowing rock you won't regret staying at price lake campground. It is also a park service campground so no electricity or water hookups but it is beautiful. They don't take reservations there and it is on the parkway. Part of the campground is on the left of the parkway rd and the other loop in on the right. Beautiful campground, you can't go wrong there! I can't think off the top of my head where there are any full hookup campsites convenient to the parkway in Blowing Rock or Boone. The KOA is about 30 min off the parkway and located in Boone but it is a nice campground.

If you are in Asheville and want to see the Biltmore I can get discounted Biltmore tickets and hook you up with good walking tours or make recommendations for restaurants.Send me a PM if you want more info!

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Old 03-29-2017, 07:27 PM   #9
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I would go to Davidson River Campground just inside the Pisgah National Park. This is just a little further down the road from Mills River. The great thing is that there a limited number of power sites. Each site gas lots of room and the Davidson River runs right beside campground. Plus the City of Brevard is 3 miles from the CG. Music, food and a beautiful college all right within minutes of all the beautiful Forrest. Try the BBQ right at entrance of park.
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Old 03-29-2017, 07:50 PM   #10
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Tyler, montana - any other recommendations for boondocking near Asheville (within 30 min)

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Old 03-29-2017, 09:06 PM   #11
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If you are traveling the BR Parkway, one of my favorites is Mt Pisgah Campground., but no hookups. $16 per night or $8 with senior pass. The restaurant across the street is above average vittles with a fantastic view from the dining area. 30+ minutes from Asheville. Choose a site on Loop A. The other loops have small sites, mostly for tent campers
https://www.recreation.gov/camping/m...O&parkId=75021

Price Lake campground is another of my favorites, but no hookups. $16 per night or $8 with senior pass. 10 minutes from Blowing Rock or 20 from Boone.

https://www.recreation.gov/camping/j...O&parkId=74043
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Old 03-29-2017, 09:47 PM   #12
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Thanks everyone for the great recommendations, thread links and Tyler for the Biltmore offer. Very helpful. We were hoping to stay in Virginia Highland Haven in southern VA but I think we'll miss our window as it appears they don't open till May 1st like the BRP campgrounds. Any suggestions around Floyd Va and Charlottesville? Thanks again! ��
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In Floyd we use Chantilly Farms
https://chantillyfarm.com/wp/

Be sure to visit downtown Floyd and the Floyd Country Store
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Virginia Highland Haven Airstream Park near Floyd - Airstream only, mountaintop views & great hospitality. http://vahighlandhaven.com

Oops - missed the comment on before May 1
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Lake Powhatan is right off the Blue Ridge and close to town. No full hookups.
It is run by the forest service. Great mountain biking trail or hiking if you prefer. We tent camped there a couple of times and loved it but I can't comment on the RV sites. Don't miss the Biltmore.

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I'm also a "local" and I wholeheartedly second he recommendation of Davidson River. If you go during warm weather, don't miss out on at least one trip down Sliding Rock!!
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Yes the Davidson is also another one of our favorites! The only reason I didn't suggest it was because it is almost always full and hard to find reservation there. Don't ever show up expecting them to have space, I know people have before but I have been turned away 4 times and I live 15-20 min from there and we are always welcomed into N. Mills River. I guess it is not as well known.

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Asheville from the South

Any recommendations for campgrounds kinda near Asheville traveling up from the South? We will be traveling to SC but our family is hosting a birthday celebration at the Auto Camp Airstream glamping area. Wed like to drop our Airstream someplace South of Asheville so as not to add addl mountain towing to our trek.

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