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Moonshine Creek Campground

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2486 Dark Ridge Road, Sylva, NC 28779
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#1 of 3 Specialty lodging in Sylva
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Cool, Quiet, Secluded Back To Nature Camping with Rushing Stream and Trout Fishing. Beautiful setting just off the Blue Ridge Parkway in the Great Smoky Mountains. FHU RV sites, Tent sites and Cabins. Camp Store, Heated Bathhouse, Fire Rings, Cable TV, and WiFi.
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chfd1dj wrote a review Sep 13
Chapel Hill, North Carolina172 contributions81 helpful votes
This is a small and tight campground built around a mountain creek that is immaculately maintained, beautiful setting, many nice features, quiet and peaceful in the heart of the Carolina Balsam Mountains. Lots to do in the area and close to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Not recommended for really big rigs or rowdy campers. beautiful tent sites. One of the nicest we have ever visited.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: get a site on the creek
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Response from Dana Calderbank, Owner at Moonshine Creek Campground
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your nice review of Moonshine Creek Campground. Jim and I have worked hard to maintain the natural beauty of the campground and also providing a peaceful environment for our campers to enjoy it. It is important to us that you enjoy your stay. So happy you had a good time and we hope to see you back soon.
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Debbie C wrote a review Sep 13
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I recently stayed at this amazing campground and was blown away at how gorgeous it was inside and out! The setting is beautiful with natural elements as well as lovely created features such as waterfalls and a pond. It is truly a tranquil and peaceful environment. Inside the bathhouses were not only super clean but decorated with incredible tile and granite! Never seen anything like it and the story behind it is pretty fascinating...just ask Jim, the owner! I stayed in both a cabin, super cozy and tented in The Sanctuary, a section in the back of the campground that is creekside and quiet and lovely. Both Dana and Jim were super helpful, generous of their time and incredibly kind. I will definitely be back to visit this premier campground!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: You can't go wrong anywhere here because it is quiet and everything is easily accessible.
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Response from Dana Calderbank, Owner at Moonshine Creek Campground
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your kind words and super review of Moonshine Creek Campground. The campground is beautiful and Jim has done a great job adding extra features and native plants and trees to make it even better. I'll be sure to pass your comments on to our workampers that they do a great job helping us keep the campground clean for all our our campers. Thanks again look forward to seeing you back soon.
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Molly wrote a review Sep 13
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Beautiful campground with great staff and owners who are always willing to help. Bathhouse and laundry are super clean. We had an extended family outing (12 people in 5 sites), stayed 5 nights, and used their rustic shelter with Blackstone griddle. Would definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Dana Calderbank, Owner at Moonshine Creek Campground
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for having your family event at Moonshine Creek Campground. We really appreciate your nice review and your feedback. We are happy to offer the Meeting Place for groups and families it really helps with preparing and having your meals together. Thanks again hope to see you back next year.
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monica faircloth wrote a review Sep 11
Clinton, North Carolina1 contribution
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This place is absolutely beautiful and peaceful. Beautiful place for couples and for families. There were children playing. it’s pet friendly I cannot say enough about our week stay or how bad we hated that our stay with Jim the owner and staff who were so wonderful had to come to an end
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Dana Calderbank, Owner at Moonshine Creek Campground
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your nice review of Moonshine Creek Campground. Jim and I are so happy you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you back soon.
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James wrote a review Sep 7
Greenwood, South Carolina1 contribution
Campground is a beautiful hidden gem tucked away in the mountains of North Carolina. Lots of shade, lovely bubbling creek running through the entire campground. Owners have done a great job accommodating lots of guests but still giving you that serene feeling of being tucked away in the forest. Jim has done a great job of being eco friendly in caring for the plants, trees and creek. As well as restoring the native trees and flowers native to the Appalachian mountains. We have been there to camp twice from different states and have already booked again for next year. Jim is also super helpful getting you backed in to your spot perfectly! You can always count on Dana to answer any questions on booking promptly, very helpful!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Dana Calderbank, Owner at Moonshine Creek Campground
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks so much for your nice review and for coming back to Moonshine Creek Campground. The campground is a little slice of heaven here in the mountains and we love sharing it with our campers. Happy you enjoyed your stay, thanks again and we look forward to seeing you again next year.
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United StatesNorth CarolinaNorth Carolina MountainsJackson CountySylva
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Frequently Asked Questions about Moonshine Creek Campground
Which popular attractions are close to Moonshine Creek Campground?
Nearby attractions include Waterrock Knob (4.1 miles), Barber Orchard Fruitstand (3.6 miles), and Winchester Creek Farm (3.0 miles).
Are pets allowed at Moonshine Creek Campground?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.