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Beautiful place and always a joy to visit. Host were wonderful. Get some firewood in October for sure, 5300 feet can be quite chilly. Saw a bear on the road here and elk as well. Can't wait to return again. Be sure to get reservations...More
This is a small campsite just within the National Park ( although you need to leave the main Park and rejoin from the Blue Ridge Parkway to get to it). Lovely pitches, plenty of space between pitches, lovely sunset views and hearing the elk rutting...More
Each year I stay at Balsam Mountain for a few nights and as always the beauty and cooler temps do not disappoint. However, the campground had quite a crowd being that it was a holiday weekend. We stayed Sunday and Monday nights and really enjoyed...More
What a nice peaceful place. In the high 40's the third week of August in the AM. It was a high of 66 that day! Campground host were the nicest folks ever and really made the trip perfect. Place was fairly packed at night but...More
I loved the remote location & the cool air due to being over 5,000 ft. However, as the other reviewers mentioned, the campground is small. The camp sites are right next to one another and the camp road. If you want privacy, this is not...More
This a very old campground. The layout is some isolated spots and some spots up against each other. There is actually a reason for the seemingly odd layout. An engineer made the layout so people who tent camp could be social... More
This a very old campground. The layout is some isolated spots and some spots up against each other. There is actually a reason for the seemingly odd layout. An engineer made the layout so people who tent camp could be social with fellow campers without intruding on their camp simply because they were just right there due to the proximity.
Some people love this, I do. Others feel they don't have privacy.
The sites are all for "tents". However the hosts and rangers will permit small campers to pull up next to the site except for 26 27 28 29 30 and 31 that are walk up tent sites. But these sites have bear boxes so you don't need to store food in the car.
This place is a must do if you tent camp. No power, narrow road so the large campers and motor homes stay away. Cool always because you are at 5300 feet. In late May is still hovers at 35 to 45 at night.
Nights in July and August are 48 to 58 at night and 58 to 68 in the day.
Do try it, you'll be back.
There are a lot of trees around the campground so view is limited. You can see to the west at the sites 14 15 16 26 and 31 there are nice. There is a nice overlook about 1/2 mile away. If you want a nice view but you will be... More
There are a lot of trees around the campground so view is limited. You can see to the west at the sites 14 15 16 26 and 31 there are nice. There is a nice overlook about 1/2 mile away. If you want a nice view but you will be in the sun more there is Mile High Campground at the turn off on the parkway.
Response from amypizzutibrown | Reviewed this property |
I would bring baby wipes to use at night before bedtime or in morning and then once or twice we boiled a bucket of hot water and did a sponge bath. I would wash my hair in bathroom over sink. It was cold. It totally doable