Easy booking and very affordable. The location was great for us as we were going to the Biltmore. The entry is very tight hairpin turn and we had to drive further away to turn around. It is right on a main road so there was a lot of traffic noise. None of that bothered us as we just used the RV park to stay and sleep. All the sites are back in but there was plenty of room to maneuver. We have a 43ft fifth wheel. We would stay again if in the area.
There is no security here and a public hiker/biker trail passes right through the center of the "park". Anyone can enter at any time-no office, no security, no human help at all (reservations done completely automated). LOCK EVERYTHING UP! Someone stole our nice lounge chair that I dared leave outside overnight. The camp host said "Sorry, we have problems with thefts. I'll tell the owner." So, go only if you don't mind locking everything inside when you go to bed or depart the camp site. We will never return.
We enjoyed our time here except for a few exceptions. First the good, right on the river, great walking and bike trail that runs through the park and close to Asheville. Bad, lots of mud at the entrance of the lot we were in and noticed many other had mud all around them. Tring to back into out site the walkers and bikers made it hard to back in and watch for people getting in our way. If we are back in Asheville we would stay here again as long as it is not muddy again.
We stayed at Wilson's over Christmas 2020. I have very mixed feeling about this place. Everyone sees things differently, so all I can do is tell of our experience. First of all, the photos are very misleading. I recognize the images, but they are not at all representative of the overall campground or how the sites are actually laid out. The large grassy "play area" is the tent camping area, so probably not available in warmer months. I strongly suggest checking out the property on Google Earth before selecting this campground. So the pluses first...the location in proximity to the Biltmore, the NC Arboretum, the Grove Park Hotel, and other sites could not be better. For folks who like to jog, walk, or bike, the location is perfect as there is an extensive paved city park trail that runs along the river that goes through the center of the campground. There are lots of really nice city park facilities very close by, which is a plus. The minus though is that the campground is completely open to the public...foot traffic only...but there is A LOT of foot traffic through the park. We are traveling in a 40' motor home towing a Jeep. In our case, the park was very difficult both to get into and to get out of. There is a jack-knife "corner" at the entrance to the park that is impossible to clear without unhitching first. The surrounding streets are narrow with no shoulder. Wilson's really should alert their guests to the best route into the campground and provide a clear means of safe entry to the campground. Again...I strongly recommend checking out the area on Google Earth before arrival. The campground is located directly below an interstate off ramp and interchange. We regularly heard semi-truck compression brakes and lots and lots of traffic noise, both from the highway above the campground and the highway across the river. Since it was winter, our windows were closed, and this didn't really bother us, but I personally would have been heartsick to stay here in the summer with all the racket. There is no laundry (laundromat down the street), and the restrooms and bath house is only open seasonally, so there aren't really any services at the campground. Be advised that some of the sites are VERY UN-level. We saw one poor motor coach parked in a back-in site with the front levelers fully extended and perched on at least 12" of parking pads. That was the worst that we saw, but most every site had some degree or another of leveling challenges. Campgrounds need slope in order to drain water, but some of what we saw is way over the line in that regard. Our site was on the river side, and the view of the river and the grassy land on the other side was lovely, we did like our site, BUT it was ridiculously short for a motor home of our length. We backed in as far as was sensible, and still, our Jeep overhung the street. Most of the sites on the river side had similar parking issues. The river side sites have the view of the river, but when it rains (the river rose almost 3 feet while we were there due to rain and snow) several of the sites on our side were in standing water, muck, and ice. Even in summer, it would not be pleasant. Lastly, we found it rather difficult to get hold of the camp owners/hosts. They don't answer their phone except after multiple calls, and there was no one there to guide us in. I never trash a business in a review. It's hard enough to make a living without snarky people telling tall tales, but to be fair to other campers, there are things that folks should be aware of so that folks can make an informed decision.…
You can easily avoid the tricky u-turn by turning around in a parking lot roundabout at Carrier Park, which only adds about 3 minutes of driving. Stayed because closest RV park to downtown Nashville. Stayed on 11/30/20, campfire pits were at the sites, restroom facilities were closed, and flooding was not a problem. Pretty view of the river.