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Honey Bear Campground
Reviewed July 16, 2012 via mobile

This is a nice campground. The staff is friendly. We stayed in site C5, which was plenty spacious for us. It was on the little creek and there was a nice little wooden bridge next to it. No crazy rules, no bugs, no silly business. The stocked pond is rather a misnomer..it's more like a lovely little large puddle. We stayed in a motorhome.

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Reviewed July 15, 2012

Let me start by saying I am not a camper - its not my thing; however, my husband was
running the Grandfather Mountain Marathon and we decided to to just camp here. It was
awesome - It's so close to Boone & ASU, you can tell the grounds have been lovingly cared
for - it really shows with all the beautiful flowers & herbs, the bath house was incredibly clean
and stocked well, it was quite and the staff were incredibly friendly & go out of their way to
make your stay enjoyable. If I HAVE to camp again, I certainly would go back here!! Thank you Honey Bear!!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

We spent 3 nights here during a major heat wave! The park was having power issues due to the heat when we arrived and they let us know...we only had one outage that night and that was it.

I found the office staff friendly and helpful. They delivered firewood and ice to our site within a half hour of our arrival!

I agree with other reviewers...some sites are more desirable than others. We got lucky and had a nice site. There were some sites that you would not have even been able to park a small popup in and some sites right on top of each other.

We had some rain while we were there so the little creek actually had some water in it and the kids enjoyed wading around in it.

The highlight of the park for the kids were the tree swings at the front of the park. They had sooooo much fun!!!!

Room Tip: There is not a swimming pool
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 27, 2012

I agree with my husband's review but wanted to add my two cents plus I have pictures to share. We arrived on a Sunday afternoon and the campground was not crowded at all. The owner said they had had 27 people check out that afternoon. We enjoyed our one night visit at a very nice site right by the creek. Enjoyed sitting by our little campfire and watching the water run over the rock. Wish we would have had more time to spend there. The owner was a very nice and helpful.

Room Tip: C5 was a very nice campsite with the up close view of the creek.
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

Be careful if you look online and think that your campsite will be private. NO! You will be on top of everyone else. We had dog poop on our site so it must not have been picked up. The staff had no idea about purchasing firewood, ordering food for delivery, or anything else we asked them. The "fishing stream" is a trickle of water that has no fish in it. The other guests said the fishing pond had no fish either. We were told when making reservations that we couldn't put two tents on a site and had to buy two sites. A lot of other campers were putting two tents on their site. The shower/bathrooms were very clean though. We were mislead. Never again we will camp here! KOA is so much better!Campers beware!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

We stayed one night in a very nice spot along the creek. Helpful, down-to-earth staff. Sites range from not-so-great to great, but mostly good with good hook-ups and mostly level. Game room with internet terminal and wireless access, flat panel TV, and games. Activity room for group movie viewing (Saturday nights, I think) with ping-pong and a selection of books from the cheesy to the sublime (Alistair Cooke's "America"!). Large rest room facility was very clean and bright. We would certainly stay there again.

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Reviewed June 18, 2012

My husband and I recently stayed at Honey Bear Campground and LOVED the place!! Great family atmosphere.

The campground is located right on the edge of Boone city limits, far enough from the college atmosphere but close enough if you would like to visit the cute shops and dinning in downtown Boone.

The reason we picked Honey Bear were based off previous reviews of the bath house. We were going to a wedding in Valle Cruise but wanted to visit the Mountains on a budget, so we found Honey Bear Campground. The bath house did stand up to the awesome reviews: large, always clean and plenty of hot water. The toilets even had their own rooms!

On site there is a cute pond to fish (catch and release), a running stream you could hear anywhere on the campground (very relaxing to sleep to), however we were a little surprised at the camp site size. Our site C-10 was cozy, but cute. Fit perfectly for the two of us and our tent, but it would not do well for a family. There are plenty of other sites that are plenty large. I would suggest going to the B area. Primitive sites along the creek were very pretty! All sites were not too far from the bath house.

Complementary coffee in the mornings, internet access, and plenty of information of what to do in the area. We visited Grandfather Mountain, which is only a short 20-30 min drive from the campground.

We would go back again and again!! One thing we would bring with us is a grill, we tried to grill steaks over the fire, but the fire pits are lacking grate covers.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Address: 229 Honey Bear Campground Rd, Boone, NC 28607-8390
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Boone
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Ranked #4 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Boone
Number of rooms: 84

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