Moonshine Creek Campground

2486 Dark Ridge Rd
Sylva, NC 28779
(828) 586-6666
Location: 35.5172, -83.05807

Mailing Address:
281 Brunswick Dr
Waynesville, NC 28786
Open Apr 1 - Nov 1
Elevation
3,200 ft (975.36 m)
Last Year's Rate
$49
Card(s) Accepted
debit cards   discover   visa   mastercard

Facility

Type (Campground)

Policies

Folding Tent Campers Allowed
Pets Welcome
Pet Restrictions
Pet Restriction on Breed
Tent Camping Allowed

Sites

Total Spaces (60)
Spaces Available (50)
Gravel Sites (50)
30 Amp
50 Amp
Seasonal Sites
Shaded (Mostly)
Full Hookups (50)
Max Amps (50)
Back-ins (30 x 50)
Room for Slideouts (Yes)
Fire Rings
Table at Site
Tent-Only Sites (19)

Rentals

RV Park Model Rentals (3)
Cabin/Cottage Rentals (8)

Tenting

Overflow Area
Dedicated Tenting Area
Cooking Counters
Privacy Barrier
Covered Area w/Picnic Table

Internet

WiFi Hotspot
WiFi Hotspots (1)

Other Amenities & Services

Road Condition (Good)
Road Type (Gravel)
Restroom and Showers
Laundry
RV Supplies
Metered LP Gas
Firewood
Ice
Groceries
Escort to Site
Fishing Supplies
Onsite Rentals (11)
Restrooms

Recreational Facilities

Stream
Swimming
Fishing
Body Of Water (Moonshine Creek)
Horseshoes
Rec Hall
Playground
Outdoor Games
Nature Trails

Recreation Nearby (within 10 miles)

ATV Riding
Casino
Hiking
Mountain Biking
Boating
Fishing
Kayaking/Canoeing
Whitewater Rafting

On-Site Rentals

Customer Reviews

Moonshine Creek Campground
Avg Rating 5out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars  (6) Reviews
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interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance...
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cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
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the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.

Upperquay

Reviews: 17
Helpful Reviews: 13
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Date of Stay: April, 2019
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This is a wonderful campground in a great location. I plan on returning as soon as possible. Heed the directions given on their website if your rig is anything but small and coming from the southwest on 74.
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Bill and Heather

Reviews: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2018
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Excellent stay! Amazing customer service and exceptionally clean and updated campground. Great value and experience. Hands down the best campground in Western North Carolina! Owners and staff are very friendly and take pride in their campground and making sure you have the best experience possible. Great for couples, families, friends, and even groups.
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pshank

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
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Date of Stay: May, 2016
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Stayed a week it was quiet, clean and very beautiful. Very close to the Blue Ridge parkway. Owners are on site helpful and friendly. WiFi network in the park would be nice but I'd skip it to stay here again!
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Kevin Webb

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
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Date of Stay: May, 2015
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My wife and I stayed at this wonderful camp ground while I was attending a weeklong K-9 training seminar at Western Carolina University. I have camped all my life and I think this was the most beautiful and well maintained campgrounds that I have ever stayed at. A friend of mine doesn't camp, and stayed at a motel, but came out to the campground one evening after class and has decided to bring his wife next year and stay in one of the cabins. We will be going back when we attend the advanced training next summer.
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Outlaws - Jim and Sue

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
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Date of Stay: September, 2015
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What a unique campground! The creek is beautiful and peaceful and runs the entire length of campground. Most all sites are shaded. The staff and owners are always very helpful and friendly and very proud of the facilities. Don't back into your spot without their help or you may wind up in the creek! Newly renovated bathrooms with laundry are cleaned a minimum of three times a day. The map displayed here is inacurrate and you should seek perfect directions from their website. Be prepared to drive down a remote, winding road - but well worth the trip. They have lovely little cottages, rustic camping cabins, pleanty of firewood and ice. The town of Waynesville is a short drive and simply charming! Blue Ridge Parkway is only a couple miles away and easy to get to from the campground. Large RV's must navigate slowly, but definately can make it into and around the campground. You'll need to unhitch your toad at the office before parking. They have cable TV and limited WIFI, but hey, you're on vacation! If you're looking for peace and quite, thick woods and a creek, this is the place for you. If you're heading to the NC mountains to view the leaves, make sure you call for reservations. They book up quick! Bikers are welcome as well as tenters. Well behaved dogs allowed. "Beware of the cat" on site 19! (That's us...)
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OpenRoad66

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
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Date of Stay: September, 2015
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A really great campground. Wonderful stream just next to the campsite, you can't help but relax. Little tight for large motorhome but very doable. The good Sam map is way off about 10 miles, wrong valley but written directions are good.
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Directions

From Waynesville Jct of I-40 & US-23/74 (Exit 27), S 12 mi on US-23/74 to CR-1471, just past Mile Marker 93.7 (Candlestick Ln), SE 200 ft to CR-1701, SW 0.5 mi onOld Balsam Depot Rd, (straight past Post Office, hairpin turn back over RR tracks, past Balsam Mtn Inn), 1.5 mi on Dark Ridge Rd (L)

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