The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

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Wild & Furry Animals of the Southern Appalachian Mountains, by Lee James Pantas

Camping in Western North Carolina


Campfire Lodgings: Located on Goldview Knob just a ten minute drive outside of Asheville, Campfire Lodgings offers 100 acres of mountaintop camping at its best. Options include RV camping with large, staggered sites to tent sites with water/electric to romantic Yurts, fully furnished log cabins or Cliff House, perfect for a large group. Full hookups. 116 Appalachian Village Road, Asheville NC 28804, 828-658-8012, 800-933-8012.

French Broad River Campground: Located on the French Broad River, 13 acres with over 2,000 feet of river frontage campground sites.  1030 Old Marshall Hwy., Asheville, NC 28804; 828-658-0772.

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KOA Asheville-East:  Shady RV and tent sites with full and partial hookups. Three bathhouses, 17 cabins and three furnished rental units. Amenities include two fishing lakes, boating, store, laundry, swimming, playground, mini-golf, and LP gas. Free Wi-Fi and Cable TV2708 Hwy. 70 East, Swannanoa, NC 28778, 828-686-3121, 800-562-5907.

KOA Asheville-West: Tent sites are beautifully wooded, and our "Big Rig" friendly 50- and 30-amp pull-through sites are large, level, and have cable TV and free Wi-Fi. I-40 Exit 37 & 309 Wiggins Rd., Candler, NC 28715; 828-665‑7015, 800-562-9015.

Best places in Asheville to fill a picnic basket!  

Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground: 15 Uphill Road, Swannanoa NC 28778, 828-686-4258.

Rutledge Lake RV Park and Cabins: Friendly professional service, and clean and well-maintained facilities. Lake fishing, boating and canoeing. 170 Rutledge Road, Fletcher NC  28732, 828 654-7873.


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