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Camping Tricks & Tips Asheville NC

Before you venture out, consider this list of camping tips that will enhance your experience. As the warm weather rolls around, camping excursions are planned, tents are being aired out, and campers everywhere are itching to set out for the wilderness once again. This season promises to be a busy one, with more campers and RVers roaming the country’s campgrounds than ever before. But before you venture out, consider this list of camping tips that will enhance your experience.

Blue Ridge National Parkway (Julian Price Memorial Campground)
(828) 963-5911
Blowing Rock, NC
Campground Availability
11-May thru 28-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Wood
Recreation
Boating, Canoeing, Hiking Trails

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Taps RV Park
(800) 831-4385
Asheville, NC
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Recreation
River Fishing

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Campfire Lodgings*
(800) 933-8012
116 Appalachian Village Rd
Asheville, NC
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood, Patios, Laundry, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Pond Fishing, Horseshoes, Hiking Trails

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Pisgah National Forest (Lake Powhatan Rec. Area)
(828) 670-5627
Asheville, NC
Campground Availability
1-Apr thru 31-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Lake Fishing, Hiking Trails

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Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground*
(828) 686-4258
15 Uphill Rd
Swannanoa, NC
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Control Access Gate, Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Patios, Laundry, Limited Groceries, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Asheville-Bear Creek RV Park*
(828) 253-0798
81 S Bear Creek Rd
Asheville, NC
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Patios, Laundry, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pool, Play Equipment, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby

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Scenic Mobile Home/RV Park
(828) 298-3822
Asheville, NC
Campground Availability
15-Apr thru 31-Oct
Services
Dump Station
Policies
Age Restriction, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pool, Shuffle Board Court

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Pisgah National Forest (North Mills River Rec. Area)
(828) 890-3284
Asheville, NC
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings
Recreation
River Fishing, Hiking Trails

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Asheville West KOA
(828) 665-7015
Candler, NC
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Grills, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Pond Fishing, Play Equipment, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Hiking Trails

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Miles Motors RV Campground
(800) 982-5315
Swannanoa, NC
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Equipped Pavilion, Shuffle Board Court, Horseshoes, Basketball

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Camping Tricks & Tips


By Anne Peterson

As the warm weather rolls around, camping excursions are planned, tents are being aired out, and campers everywhere are itching to set out for the wilderness once again. This season promises to be a busy one, with more campers and RVers roaming the country’s campgrounds than ever before. But before you venture out, consider this list of camping tips that will enhance your experience.

• Drink plenty of water when camping in high altitudes (over 7,000 feet). Three to five quarts a day will prevent dehydration and high altitude sickness, which cause headaches, nausea and muscle cramps, and makes you susceptible to hypothermia and frostbite. Not a fun way to spend a vacation.

• Discard all the plastic and cardboard packaging your food comes in. Instead, use clear plastic bags that can be tied in a knot at the top, and mark them with indelible marker so you know what is inside. This method drastically cuts down on trash accumulation and the bags can be reused for other things, like collecting blueberries for blueberry pancakes.

• Build your campfire away from tree and underbrush root systems. You might never guess, but these can also catch on fire. Believe me, a good night’s sleep is far better than spending the wee hours putting out a root fire.

• Only when you can sift your fingers through the ashes of your fire can you be sure that it is truly out.

• Use a pine cone or a handful of sand to scrub your dishes clean. That way you are not always searching for the dirty, smelly pot scrubby.

• Fill your water bottle with boiling hot water, wrap it in a towel, and put it in your sleeping bag a few minutes before you climb in. This makes for cozy sleeping quarters.

• If you really can’t seem to warm up, and you and your campmate’s sleeping bags are the same brand, zip the bags together to make one bag and cuddle up close. Nothing beats this method on a chilly night.

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