Catawba Falls Campground
Park Features & Amenities
Pull Through Sites:
Full Hookup Sites:
Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, MasterCard
Utilities & Amenities
Power: 50 Amps, 30 Amps
The one good rating this park has had to have been entered by the park owner. We decided to stay at this park for two nights as it was near the location we needed. On the phone the desk said they had beautiful site on river. Arrived in our 36' 5th wheel only to find a park that had all perms except maybe three sites. All Rv's were under covered metal roofs. Junk piled everywhere . They forgot to mention they only had 30 amp. No cable, nothing received on tv ant and too many trees for satellite . Anyway, for some reason I still don't understand, we went ahead and paid our two day fees. Next day realized they are a Passport America park. Ask if they would adjust our fees and never would say yes or no. Left knowing they would not adjust. Bottom line this is a family enclave not well suited for outsiders and we will certainly never return.
Off the Beaten Path
This was a very small campground. They only have one pull-thru, of which we secured. We did have full hook-ups with 50 amp. There were no tv channels but we weren't bothered by that, and they had open wifi though I didn't try it. We have a 40' 5th wheel and the campground is not really designed for big rigs, although we didn't have any problem maneuvering. We were a little concerned about our weight as we drove over a creek bridge to leave, but it didn't collapse... Lol... Most of the RVers in the campground appear to be permanents. However, everyone was really nice and the owners take very good care of the property. There was a section for tent campers and they had cute little bunk houses, as well. There appeared to be some trails for hiking and mountain biking, but we were only there overnight and didn't get to explore any of that. It is true rustic, mountain camping (and I mean this in a good way) with fresh mountain air. It was only 4 miles off I-40 and is worth a short stay :)
Great family campground
We stayed here over Memorial Day weekend and I was very impressed with the family that owns and runs this campground. Their first concern is making sure that every one of their guests is comfortable and having a good time. All weekend long several family members were around the campground either working or cleaning but all would stop to visit with us. During the holiday weekend they played family movies for all to enjoy in the picnic shelter. We were repeatedly asked if we needed anything and having a good time. This is a small campground that is well maintained and clean. The sites are a little on the small side but most are shaded and on the creek. The sites are reasonably level, especially for the mountains. We had enough space for the two of us and the dog but nothing extra.The campground has a separate area for tent camping on the other side of the creek so they are disturbed by the "noise" that can come from an RV.
Since the family has both ponies and goats on site our boxer was very welcome.
The campground is just off I-40 at the end of the road so you have the best of both worlds, easy access to Asheville and the Blue Ridge Parkway but peace and quiet of the woods. The campground is about 30 minutes from Asheville. All in all, a great place to camp for a reasonable price.