Happy Holiday Campground

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1553 Wolfetown Rd (US-19)
Cherokee, NC 28719
(828) 497-9204
Location: 35.47145, -83.24694

Mailing Address:
1553 Wolfetown Rd # US-19
Cherokee, NC 28719
Open All Year
Last Year's Rate
Card(s) Accepted
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Type (Campground)
Dump Station
Partial Handicap Access
Emergency Phone
Limited Facilities - Winter


Folding Tent Campers Allowed
Pets Welcome
Tent Camping Allowed


Spaces Available (329)
Width (35)
Max Length (75)
Gravel Sites (329)
30 Amp
50 Amp
Shaded (Mostly)
Big Rig Sites
Full Hookups (273)
Water (56)
Electric (56)
Max Amps (50)
Pull-thrus (157)
Pull-thru Size (35 x 75)
Back-ins (35 x 50)
Room for Slideouts (Yes)
Site Length (75)
Fire Rings
Table at Site
Tent-Only Sites (30)


Cabin/Cottage Rentals (7)
Lodge Room Rentals (9)


Overflow Area


WiFi at Overnite Sites
WiFi at Park
WiFi at Park Supports Mobile Devices
2 Devices supported per Overnite Site
297 Sites with WiFi

Other Amenities & Services

Road Condition (Good)
Road Type (Paved/Gravel)
Restroom and Showers
ATM Machine
RV Supplies
Metered LP Gas
Snack Bar
Escort to Site
Self-Service RV Wash
Fishing Supplies
Golf Carts
Onsite Rentals (16)

Recreational Facilities

Swimming Pool
Body Of Water (Soco Creek)
Rec Hall
Game Room
Planned Activities
Outdoor Games
Rec Open to the Public

Recreation Nearby (within 10 miles)

ATV Riding
Mountain Biking
Rock/Mountain Climbing
Snow Sports
Whitewater Rafting


Military Discount

On-Site Rentals

Customer Reviews

Happy Holiday Campground
Avg Rating 3.12out of 5 stars 3.5 out of 5 stars  (8) Reviews
3 out of 5 stars   Avg Facility Rating
interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance...
3.5 out of 5 stars   Avg Restroom Rating
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.
3 out of 5 stars   Avg Appeal Rating
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.

Happy Camper 1959

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: May, 2017
5 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
5 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
5 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
We have stayed with these great folks multiple times a year for the past 3 yrs. They have great access to the Soco creek for trout fishing for a reasonable tribal license fee. Our site have always been fairly level, the bath houses are well kept, and the staff have always been so friendly. On the weekends during the main season there is entertainment and planned events for the kids. Not sure why the bad ratings and sad to see these, but if they want to go glamping, there are several other local campgrounds that are glad to charge you almost twice the price for a few more amenities, but for us this is just fine for the price, the location and the fishing.
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Kim and David

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: August, 2017
5 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
5 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
5 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
This was a GREAT site! Came into town for solar eclipse. Great distance to waterfalls, Santa Land (looked cute/well maintained from the road), casinos and Bryson City (cute town about 10 min away - great, inexpensive tubing (~$3-4/tube all day) down beautiful river and 2 waterfalls). Staff monitored who was allowed into the site, front office helpful and sweet. I saw reviews on other sites saying office staff rude and not helpful...we didn't experience or witness that at all! Quite helpful and friendly!! Also saw review re: internet connection was poor. Of course it is! Site is in the mountains, but expectations were set in writing and verbally during check in. We were in site #6 along the river. It does back up to the busy street, but the river is louder than traffic! Fantastic spot!! Apparently, the river is stocked every week with fish - our neighbor caught his dinner there two nights in a row! Steep and winding, 2 lane roads into town, so travel down Rte 19 NOT recommended...We took office staff advice and came down 74, exit 74.
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Reviews: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: July, 2017
1 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
This campground is not customer friendly at all. We had booked a 2 night stay (using our Passport America discount). We arrived late on Friday night and checked in. Our site was very unlevel. Our front end was way high making the steps into our camper almost impossible. We stayed the night and then went and talked to the office. They told us that there was nothing they could do since we were using Passport America. They were extremely unfriendly and not customer service oriented at all. We went back and tried to straighten up and see if we could make the site better. It didn't work. In fact, our sewer would not even drain. We went back and asked again if we could move. The answer was NO. They had plenty of empty sites in the campground. We asked for our money back. The answer was NO. We told them about the steps - they told us to get a ladder. We told them about the sewer and they told us to pick up the hose again and again. I would not recommend staying at this campground at all. The WIFI is terrible and cell phone service is terrible. We asked several questions about the area and they were extremely unfriendly. We decided to go ahead and leave - loosing the payment for the night. Find somewhere that will appreciate you business and treat you like a customer!
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Travling Man 333

Reviews: 8
Helpful Reviews: 7
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: February, 2017
5 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
3 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
Season in Cherokee was off but campground was open. Found campground to be quite and very peaceful. wifi was very good but did not have phone service{thank God}. I have stayed here several times in all seasons and will return. Talked with several of the staff and all were super nice. Can not remark on the restrooms but were large and seamed to be well maintained.
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Reviews: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2016
1 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
2 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
They offered a couple activities for the kids such as a hay ride and bouncy house. The facilities are clean (no trash laying around) but not maintained. The cable did not work, the WiFi is spotty at best, and it is pretty dusty. The current manager is very rude, condescending, and obnoxious. I approached the owner with my issues and he agreed with us and even stated other campers approached him with how aggressively he spoke to me. Because of him we will return to Cherokee but NOT to Happy Holidays. The best part of the campground is the creek that runs along the back. This offered the most entertainment for our kids.
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Reviews: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: August, 2015
5 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
We've stayed here a couple of times, and although the facility isn't "Country Club" style, our stays were pleasant and uneventful. The river side sites offer the pleasant sound of moving water, but the adjacent highway noises tend to obscure it. Rustic might best describe Happy Holiday, but we found it pleasant, and used it as a base to visit Great Smoky Mountain NP, the Cherokee "Unto these Hills" performance and other area attractions.
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Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: August, 2015
1 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
2 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
Our site was next to a scenic creek but it was poorly maintained with no drainage so due to the fact that we had heavy rain on several days, our site turned into a giant mud puddle. With six inches of water and mud covering the ground outside our door, we could not put out a mat and chairs. As if that was not bad enough, there was lousy wifi and no cellular service! Forget this place unless you just want a short getaway and don't mind putting up with some really bad infrastructure. The plugs for the sewer hookups consisted of two-liter soda bottles filled with water and stuck into the pipes. They advertise pizza in the camp store, and then they close the store at five PM so you have to eat early if you want to purchase a pizza. Aside from mowing the lawn and emptying the trash, they do no maintenance and the entire place appears to be in a state of steady deterioration.
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Reviews: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: August, 2015
2 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
2 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
Stayed for 7 nights with 5 other member RVs from our small Good Sam RV group. One of our group had to cancel for personal reasons, which left a site open in the middle of our 6 campers. With MANY MANY other sites available, the management put 2 different 2 night campers into the spot right in the middle of our group, which disrupted both our group and the other campers. The WiFi service is a joke, only accessible between midnight and 7AM, showing minimal bandwidth even with "STRONG" signals. There is NO cell phone service, with either AT&T or Verizon, so communications back home are out of the question unless you drive 3 miles outside the campground. We were assigned "PREMIUM BACK IN SITES" along the creek, but some were too narrow to open awnings or slides. The swimming pool water was discolored, as was the water at the campsites (my water filter was new, but even after running the water continued to be brown). We expected MUCH MORE for $50/night. None of us would return here. On the plus side, the bath houses were clean and tidy (air conditioning would have helped), and the staff was friendly and cordial.
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