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“Great trout fishing & friendly owners” 5 of 5 stars
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1612 Panther Creek Rd., Almond, NC   |  
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Anthony, Florida
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“Great trout fishing & friendly owners”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Fun trout fishing for the Florida fisherman to learn some fly fishing tips. You pay for what you catch. They will clean them for you as well. A beautiful place where I could easily live, because of course, there is a stream running through it. Family owned. We did not camp there, we only came to fish!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ringgold, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Love Tumbling Waters Campground, family oriented. Great friendly people. Clean cabins and bathrooms. Close to Bryson City / town. Love the trout pond. Anniversary trip May 2012, we would even go back just to fish.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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Flowery Branch, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We just returned from a perfect weekend in the NC mountains! We stayed at Tumbling Waters Campground, and I can't think of a better place to stay if you want to have a great camping experience in the mountains! Joe and Caroline are wonderful hosts and offer a friendly, clean, and welcoming outdoor experience, right next to the rushing Panther Creek. They offer tent, RV, and cabin camping. We stayed in the efficiency cabin and it had everything we needed; Carolyn offered an extra quilt to snuggle under which came in handy in the early morning chill! And we loved sitting around the fire in the evenings and making new friends! Everyone was friendly, but respectful of their fellow campers. Their outdoor kitchen offers lots of things you wouldn't expect to find at a campground: large sink to wash up your dishes in; free coffee on the weekends, and pancakes on Sunday mornings; rocking chairs to relax in; even a TV to watch the football games on, and friendly hosts to get to know over a warming fire. It's no surprise they have multiple repeat customers; the hosts knew so many people on a first name basis it was amazing. I can't wait to get back to the mountains and spend more than a weekend exploring the area and meeting new friends!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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McDonough, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

Arrived at the campground late afternoon and campsite was available. Set up our tent and went and caught a couple of trout for dinner. Campground has no street lights to ruin seeing the stars. There is an open kitchen area for dish cleanup. The bathhouse is nice. Pancakes and coffee were provided Sunday morning. Will stay again.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cape Coral, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

There is no other campground to go to but this one unless you want to be rowdy and drunk. Great family campground with a small hand built church that Joe shares the word of God in every Sunday. He is not a preacher, he just shares. The creek holds fish and there is also a trout pond if you want to be lazy. I can't possibly emphasize how wonderful Joe and Carolyn are. They really make it what it is. A great place to relax and unwind. SUPER CLEAN bathrooms and great people all around. Most have been returning for years and now that we have stayed there, so will my family and I. Best campground ever. If I could praise them more I would but I think you get the point.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Charlottesville, VA
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

We have been camping at Tumbling Waters for nearly 15 years now beginning the first few weeks of it being purchased by the Caroline and Joe Deddo. They were born to own a campground and treat everyone to a wonderful camping experience.

You will find:
Beautiful Panther Creek scenery to camp next to.
Excellent camping areas for tents or campers.
VERY clean and well kept bathrooms.
Laundry facility (try to use late or real early though) just so you aren't competing with other campers as it rains a lot in those mountains and clean items are always needed.
Fun games and cookouts scheduled.
A camp breakfast of coffee, pancakes or biscuits cooked by Joe, delicious!
A trout pond to catch farm raised fresh trout, they will clean them for you.
A camp kitchen and grill for your use.
Friendly family atmosphere!
Cabins for rent.
They even built a little church and hold Sunday services for those interested in attending but you are never put upon to do so.
Near many attractions - Nantahala River, Lake Fontana, Cherokee, Bryson City, etc.

You will not find a better place to stay and once you do....you will always come back. I know we will for as long as the Deddo's own it.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

I was with family members on a motorcycle trip, and we called Tumbling Waters without a reservation, and were immediately welcomed. Within a half hour we had the tents set up, and were invited to listen to some live entertainment from a trio playing dulcimers and the third I didn't know.

We also got to join in on a birthday celebration, and were offered CAKE. So yes, we had our cake and got to eat it too!!

Our tents were set up right next to a flowing creek (or tumbling waters) which made for peaceful sleep!!

Joe had fresh coffee on first thing in the morning, and just like home, you want a cup, don't be shy...just pour yourself a cup and have some morning talk with the other campers.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1612 Panther Creek Rd., Almond, NC
Location: United States > North Carolina > Almond
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Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Almond
Number of rooms: 31

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