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The Top 10 Campgrounds and RV Parks in Asheville

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All About Asheville

Nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Asheville is known for its thriving arts community and unique architecture. RV parks in the Asheville area are near architectural wonders like the Basilica of Saint Lawrence and the Biltmore estate — both popular stops for those going on North Carolina RV adventures.


Due to its elevated location, the climate in Asheville remains temperate throughout the year. If you park your RV in Asheville during the autumn months, you'll be treated to the incredible fall colors of this city’s deciduous forests. Check out the following list to learn more about 10 top-rated RV campgrounds near the city some call the "Paris of the South."


This article originally appeared on RVshare.com.

Asheville Bear Creek RV Park
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Asheville Bear Creek RV Park

Asheville Bear Creek RV Park is a family-owned campground on the west side of Asheville. This RV park is relatively large, and it is at the junction of Interstate 40 and Interstate 240. This makes it a convenient stop for those traveling throughout the state.


"Arrived yesterday. Staff was very nice, efficient, had us in and out in probably 3 minutes. They were extremely helpful. Our back-in site (7) was ample, plenty of room. Was able to back in even with other vehicles parked nearby. Concrete pad pretty close to level. So much so that we didn’t bother with levelers. 50/30 looks well-maintained and had appropriate breakers for both." – Robert, Google review

Asheville Bear Creek RV Park
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Why You’ll Love Asheville Bear Creek RV Park

If you’re traveling with a group, you can use the clubhouse at Asheville Bear Creek RV Park for free. This campground is on the shores of Hominy Creek, and it is within walking distance of Moose Cafe. Plus, propane is available at the campground.


"Appears very accommodating for the RV traveler wanting to explore Asheville for the Biltmore Estate and downtown side of things. Some tent camping but did not seem to be very much green, wooded, or well-lit area designated to it, but cannot be sure as the posted map differed from the pocket map and it was after hours when I drove through." – Becca, Google review


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French Broad River Campground
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French Broad River Campground

French Broad River Campground is a few miles to the north of downtown Asheville. Since it is open year round, the campground is perfect for those who want to see the river. Fishing is available at this RV park, and the sites at French Broad River Campground feature fire pits.


"This was a great place to camp away from all the craziness Asheville can bring … Especially if you are from out of town looking to find a calm and cool place to make your home away from home. This campground / RV area is immediately next to the river. In fact, I do not know of any campground in Asheville that is as close as this one is." – Joseph, Google review


French Broad River Campground
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Why You’ll Love French Broad River Campground

Unlike most RV parks in Asheville, French Broad River Campground offers over 2,000 feet of riverfront. WiFi is offered at French Broad River Campground, and inner tubes are available for rent. Best of all, this campground is about a mile away from a horseback tour facility.


"We absolutely love this place! Peaceful, inviting, and the owners are always incredibly accommodating and friendly. It's our home away from home and we cannot wait to return." – Megan, Google review


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Wilson’s Riverfront RV Park
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Wilson’s Riverfront RV Park

Wilson's Riverfront RV Park is right outside downtown Asheville. It offers access to the French Broad River, and it is right off Interstate 240. Also, free WiFi is available at Wilson's Riverfront RV Park.


"This RV park is all about the location. Tough turn if coming from the south, but once you are parked it’s a convenient, full-hookup location to call home. Quiet and relaxing river-view spot. Sure there are other campgrounds that have mountain views, maybe a laundromat, but if all you want is to be close to town, and have water/electric/sewer/Internet, then this is the place for you." – Thomas, Google review

Wilson’s Riverfront RV Park
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Why You’ll Love Wilson’s Riverfront RV Park

You can rent a bike at Wilson's Riverfront RV Park. If you're looking for a really fun time, try the tandem bikes. Unlike many Asheville campgrounds, Wilson's Riverfront RV Park has a propane filling station. To top it off, there's a bike path that goes right past this RV park.


"This is a very nice little RV park. The sites are large and there is plenty of room to maneuver into your spot. The park has a nice walking trail that follows the river." – David, Google review


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Creekwood Farm RV Park
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Creekwood Farm RV Park

Creekwood Farm RV Park is in Waynesville, which is about 30 miles east of Asheville off I-40. This RV park features an antique silo and barn, and it offers access to Jonathan Creek. Some of the sites at the campground border the creek and are shaded by trees.


"We just left and I already miss our site along Jonathan Creek. What a great RV park. We were escorted in and had any questions we could think of answered. Bathhouse was nice, clean, and roomy. Great laundry facility. Such a friendly place. Met some nice folks. We will be back." – Sara, Google review

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Why You’ll Love Creekwood Farm RV Park

An ATM is available in this RV park's office, and propane is also offered. At the on-site camp store, you can stock up on RV accessories. In addition, Creekwood Farm RV Park includes a covered pavilion with an amphitheater.


"A very nice place. Very clean, well-maintained. We were never formally guests there, we came there through friends who stay there. And we were more than welcomed. They have cookouts for everyone on holidays. I recommend it highly." – Michael, Google review

Rutledge Lake RV Resort
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Rutledge Lake RV Resort

Rutledge Lake RV Resort is south of Asheville on the banks of Frady Lake. You'll find it right by the Asheville Regional Airport. This RV park features an ADA-accessible site, and free WiFi is offered on site.


"We really enjoyed this campground. The managers were so nice. We had the first spot on the lake behind the store and it was amazing — plenty of room and shade from the trees. So close to home so will definitely be back. Would recommend — clean showers; some paved roads for kids bike riding; nice rec room, basketball courts, etc.” – Ashley, Google review


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Why You’ll Love Rutledge Lake RV Resort
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Why You’ll Love Rutledge Lake RV Resort

Rutledge Lake RV Resort features a camp store, and boat rentals are also available. The clubhouse at this RV park includes a ping-pong table as well as a pool table. In addition, Rutledge features a nature trail along a creek.


"This is the second time we have camped here and had a greater experience! Clean, quiet, and quaint. Nice playground and large pool. We love the small lake you can fish in and friendly staff." – Julianne, Google review

Mountain Stream RV Park
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Mountain Stream RV Park

Mountain Stream RV Park is a small campground that's deep within Pisgah National Forest. This RV park includes a large camp store where you can buy groceries and camping supplies. Also, firewood is available at Mountain Stream RV Park.


"Fantastic, well-maintained campground in the mountains. Picturesque creek surrounds the campground. Great place for kids and dogs. New owners have made many upgrades including real WiFi …" – Moonshinemia, Google review


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Mountain Stream RV Park
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Why You’ll Love Mountain Stream RV Park

Mountain Stream RV Park is in a remote location, so it stays silent at night. However, this RV park carries everything that you need to stay comfortable. There is an outdoor pavilion on the premises, and the shower facilities are kept impeccably clean.


"Excellent campground. And I mean it. Very friendly folks own it, run it, and the clientele is also friendly and helpful. Great place to unplug if you want, and relax all you want.” – John, Google review

Fort Tatham RV Resort & Campground
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Fort Tatham RV Resort & Campground

Fort Tatham RV Resort & Campground is operated by Sun RV Resorts. Events like ice cream socials are scheduled at this RV park throughout the summer. If you have a North Carolina fishing license, you can fish on either of the two on-site creeks.


"Great views surrounded by mountains with a great creek all the way around the lot …Very easy to just stop in for the night even without a reservation or spend the week or weekend." – Stephen, Google review

Fort Tatham RV Resort & Campground
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Why You’ll Love Fort Tatham RV Resort & Campground

While Fort Tatham RV Resort & Campground is in Nantahala National Forest, it is only about an hour away from Asheville. This RV park features a basketball court, a playground, and WiFi.


"Nice little RV park. Includes swimming pool, laundry, large fire pit, and a large open area where they host music. Lots of friendly people — many from Florida beating the heat." – Robert, Google review

The Great Outdoors RV Resort
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The Great Outdoors RV Resort

The Great Outdoors RV Resort is in the midst of the Smoky Mountains. This RV park has garnered a 10/10/10 rating from Good Sam, and it features beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. Since the campground is family-owned, you can expect friendly service.


"We have been coming here three years now for Thanksgiving. They have a large Thanksgiving potluck lunch for the campground. New owners and previous owners are nice! Very clean, quiet, nice view of mountains, pool, and cabins.” – Deneen, Google review


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The Great Outdoors RV Resort
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Why You’ll Love The Great Outdoors RV Resort

The Great Outdoors RV Resort is motorcycle-friendly, and it welcomes rallies. Every site at this RV park has a picnic table, which is perfect for when you want to enjoy the refreshing mountain air while you eat. Best of all for pet owners, the Great Outdoors RV Resort has a dog washing facility.


"If you are coming to the Franklin area you can't find a better place for your RV. They also have a few cabins that are really nice. They have a pool, showers, laundry room, work out room, dog bath, and dog park. The owners are on site and do everything they can to make your time here as nice as possible." – Edney, Google review

Cullasaja River RV Park
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Cullasaja River RV Park

Cullasaja River RV Park is to the southeast of Asheville in Franklin, North Carolina. To help fellow campers get to know each other, potlucks are held frequently and church services are offered every Sunday.


"Wonderful park. Most spaces are good, easy in easy out. Must reserve spots on the river. Friendly campers all around. The park willing to help one another." – Anne, Google review

Cullasaja River RV Park
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Why You’ll Love Cullasaja River RV Park

As you might imagine, this RV park provides access to the Cullasaja River. This makes it an ideal location for fishing and boating, as well as peace and silence — quiet hours are observed at 10 p.m. every night. The beautiful views and friendly management help make this one of the top long-term RV parks near Asheville.


"Super nice people, nice, clean place. Would go there again. We had a trailer with us we had to move and he was very willing to help us rearrange." – Jerrie, Google review

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Park Place RV Park

Park Place RV Park is south of Asheville in the town of Flat Rock. This RV park features a large clubhouse, which includes a meeting hall that's comfortably air-conditioned. In addition, Park Place RV Park is three miles from downtown Hendersonville, which always makes for a great place to explore.


"This is a pretty cool place to stay. Very close to restaurants and stores yet tucked in the woods enough to enjoy being outdoors. Laundry, bathrooms, and showers are available at the park. You can also enjoy fishing at the catch and release pond. The owner is such a good guy." – Shannon, Google review

Dickeys Flat Rock, NC
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Why You’ll Love Park Place RV Park

This family-owned RV park near Asheville welcomes large groups. It is next door to a Dickey’s Restaurant, which is perfect for casual meals. If you prefer to eat at the campground, every site at this RV park includes a picnic table. You can also bring your pups along which is always a treat (pun intended)!


"Very friendly, clean park … Dog friendly ... Nice walking.” – Beverly, Google review


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In Summary

Now that you’re aware of your options when it comes to RV camping in Asheville, the time to make a decision has come. If you want to explore the sights of downtown with ease, Asheville Bear Creek RV Park might be the right place to take your rental RV. However, you’d prefer Wilson’s Riverfront RV Park if you want to go boating or swimming. In the end, you’ll love all of the aforementioned campgrounds, once you have a chance to appreciate the dense forests and sunny clearings that abound in Asheville.