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Moonshine Creek Campground

2486 Dark Ridge Road, Sylva, NC 28779
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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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Very nice getaway in the smoky mountains. Far enough off the beaten path that there is peacefulness yet close enough that it is 10 minutes away from the nearest town. Has all the amenities of a travel park (power, water, and sewer) but in the setting of a national park campground. Friendly staff, and the owner has a great sense of humor! I highly recommend this campground to anyone who wants a getaway in the smoky mountains of western North Carolina. We will definitely be back.
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We are fulltime RVers and have stayed at too many campgrounds to count. But this was definitely the best campground we have ever stayed at. We stayed here for nearly 6 weeks and had a wonderful experience. First of all, the campground itself is simply stunning. It is located just 2 miles off the Blue Ridge Parkway. The grounds, including all common areas, are meticulously taken care of and extremely clean. We had a site along the creek and absolutely loved it. It was spacious and we loved falling asleep to the sound of rushing water at night. **For families with kids: Kids can not play in the creek at the campsite, there is an area further down that is designated for this. (This is actually very helpful to have this rule/designation since the creek is pretty fast-moving at the area where the RV sites are.)** Secondly, the owners and workampers were wonderful and very accommodating during our stay. They are knowledgable about hikes and things to do in the area. The camp store is well-stocked. Make sure to bring your kiddos in for a free lollipop. :) Lastly, my husband really wanted me to add that the firewood they have for sale is the best we've ever purchased. Often times we find firewood at stores and campgrounds is not adequately dried out, but this firewood was and burned really well. 5 year old wants to add: "All the people at Moonshine Creek are really nice and we love the campground." We would (and already have) recommend it to others in a heartbeat!
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Best campground for a quiet mountain getaway. They have a huge bathhouse, all tile and granite countertops. Clean and nice, with laundry facilities. The creek goes right thru the middle of the campground so you can hear it and enjoy it day or night. Owners are great. This was our second year coming back to them, and it will not be our last trip here I'm sure. They closed Nov. 1st for the winter but will re-open in the spring. Great location between Waynesville and Sylva in the Balsam community at 3200' elevation cool and beautiful they a have rv sites, tent sites and camping cabins. Check it out , you won't be sorry.
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Response from Dana C, Owner at Moonshine Creek Campground
Responded Nov 15, 2019
Denise thank you for coming back to Moonshine Creek Campground. We really appreciate our campers and your nice review. So happy you found us and we look forward to seeing you back again next year.
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An exceptionally beautiful campground and extremely gracious staff! We were thrilled with the ecofriendly design of the campground. The owners are extremely conscientious regarding the environmental impact on theirs or surrounding properties. We stayed in the campground’s “villa”, which is a two-bedroom, one-bath apartment with a living room and full kitchen. It also featured rocking chairs and had a private fire ring area accessed by way of a cute covered bridge. The apartment was super clean, too. 100% satisfied with our stay!
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Response from Dana C, Owner at Moonshine Creek Campground
Responded Oct 30, 2019
Thank you for your visit to Moonshine Creek Campground and for your nice review. We really appreciate your kind words and are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. The Villa is a great option for those that do not have their own RV to enjoy the campground and the surrounding area. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you back soon.
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My husband and I had the opportunity to visit Moonshine Creek Campground, and we were not disappointed. Extremely relaxing, even with the rain. I think the one thing that set it off for us, was what I called the "Babbling Brook right by our campsite. We went up there to totally decompress, and that is what we did. I was also impressed by the bathroom facilities, extremely clean. Until next time, The Harris's Charlotte, NC
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Response from Dana C, Owner at Moonshine Creek Campground
Responded Oct 28, 2019
Thanks Brenda so happy you found us and you enjoyed you stay. It is very relaxing at the campground with the creek right at the back of your site. Thank you for your nice review and we look forward to seeing you back next year.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Moonshine Creek Campground
Which popular attractions are close to Moonshine Creek Campground?
Nearby attractions include Barber Orchard Fruitstand (3.6 miles), Big Creek Country Store (2.2 miles), and Balsam Antique Mall (3.6 miles).
Are pets allowed at Moonshine Creek Campground?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.