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Moonshine Creek Campground
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1 review
“Great Family Retreat”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

Moonshine Creek Campground nestled in the NC mountains is a wonderful place for a family, couple or individual get away. The campgrounds, playground, bathrooms (with hot showers) and common areas are clean and well maintained. The little touches such as a wagon to help with bringing camping gear to campstes and the friendly staff make the difference over visits that we have experienced to other larger campgrounds. Our family of 6 came for one night and have stayed for four nights. Our extra activities have included visiting Barber's Apple Orchard, drives on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Mud Dabbers Pottery and indoor swimming at the recreational center in Waynesville. The location is so convenient for short outings though we have enjoyed just playing on the grounds of the campground especially with the mountain stream. We look forward to returning to try out the catch and release fish pond that will be available soon.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Middlesex, North Carolina
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

My wife and I visited Moonshine Creek Campground twice this past summer and were absolutely impressed with our stay on both occasions. As far as we are concerned this was by far the best camping experience of our lives. The entire staff there were the friendliest group of folks you could ever meet and they are to be commended for offering campers a very quite and respectful environment that makes a trip away from home every bit worth the time. Beautiful place!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Madison, Alabama
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

First of all, the drive to Moonshine Creek Campground is awe-inspiring. We drove through Tennessee and was astounded by the height of the mountains. Just incredible. Moonshine Creek Campground is probably the best run (and the cleanest) campground we have stayed in. The camp staff members are super helpful, courteous, and hard-working (they drive around the campground in golf carts and empty the garbage cans several times a day). The creek that runs down the center of the campground is absolutely gorgeous and makes the most beautiful sound as it flows over the rocks. (The only semi *negative* thing I can say about Moonshine Creek campground is that the RV sites are smaller than we were used to.)

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Patricia P
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

Owners and camp staff are courteous, friendly and helpful. Lovely campground tucked away in the NC mountains. Plenty to do in the area for everyone in the family. Close to the Great Smokies. Not far from Cherokee. We'll be back.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Thank msgtedret45
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Huntersville, North Carolina, United States
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

We spent one night here on a quick end-of-summer camping trip. The grounds were beautiful, and we know because we had fun exploring the whole campground. The creek is beautiful and creates a perfect backdrop for a peaceful nights rest. The staff were all very attentive and genuinely cared about our stay. Even though the bathhouse facility was older, it was very clean and the staff made sure it stayed that way. Just a note to tent campers, bring your own grill as the fire rings do not have anything to cook on. Though the store on site sells them.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Plant City, Florida
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Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in a tent here in late July. (We had the 'overlook' tent spot.) The tent sites are roomy, level and there is power and running water at each site. There is a bath house where you may take hot showers or do your laundry. The staff was friendly and helpful. The creek runs by every tent spot and creates a wonderful atmosphere. We are definitely staying here again if we are ever in the area.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

People that work there are nice and helpful, the location is perfect the sound of water next to campsite is super relaxing , would go back again.
The only thing I notice was the bathrooms are very old could use some update but overall is a nice place in the heart of mountains

  • Stayed May 2013
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Additional Information about Moonshine Creek Campground

Property: Moonshine Creek Campground
Address: 2486 Dark Ridge Road, Sylva, NC 28779
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Jackson County > Sylva
Amenities:
Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Sylva
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 

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