ASHEVILLE BEAR CREEK RV PARK at ASHEVILLE, NC
ASHEVILLE BEAR CREEK RV PARK at ASHEVILLE, NC
ASHEVILLE BEAR CREEK RV PARK at ASHEVILLE, NC
ASHEVILLE BEAR CREEK RV PARK at ASHEVILLE, NC
ASHEVILLE BEAR CREEK RV PARK at ASHEVILLE, NC
ASHEVILLE BEAR CREEK RV PARK at ASHEVILLE, NC
ASHEVILLE BEAR CREEK RV PARK at ASHEVILLE, NC
ASHEVILLE BEAR CREEK RV PARK at ASHEVILLE, NC
ASHEVILLE BEAR CREEK RV PARK at ASHEVILLE, NC
ASHEVILLE BEAR CREEK RV PARK at ASHEVILLE, NC
ASHEVILLE BEAR CREEK RV PARK at ASHEVILLE, NC
ASHEVILLE BEAR CREEK RV PARK at ASHEVILLE, NC

Asheville Bear Creek RV Park

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81 South Bear Creek Rd
Asheville, NC 28806

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Facility

10

Restrooms

10

Appeal

9.5

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The three-number rating that accompanies each campground listing in the directory gives readers an at-a-glance assessment of a campground's amenities, cleanliness and environment.

How to read the Good Sam Rating 10/10 /10.
All three ratings categories are measured on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the best.Less than 1 percent of parks or campgrounds receive the coveted 10 / 10 / 10 rating, which indicates superior facilities that are well maintained, clean, well-appointed restrooms and a highly appealing appearance.Campgrounds are inspected annually by dedicated RVers like you.

Completeness of facilities

10 / 10 / 10
The first campground rating evaluates completeness and quality of facilities.In this category we rate interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance.

Cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms and showers

10 / 10 / 10
The second rating category concerns the cleanliness and physical characteristics of toilets, walls, showers, sinks/counters/mirrors and floor. If a park achieves a full point in each of the above, it receives a star (), indicating exceptionally clean restrooms.

Also rated are 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.

Visual Appeal and Environmental Quality

10 / 10 / 10

This category addresses 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.

BILTMORE HOUSE VIEWS AND MORE
We're so close to the Biltmore House you can see it from our park. Stay on our BIG, level concrete sites (Free WI-FI) and buy your tickets from us. You'll enjoy the sightseeing and the peace and quiet at the end of the day.

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Debit, Discover, Visa, Master Card
Last Year's Rate:
$50 to $66
Season:
Open All Year

Facility

Type (RV Park)
Partial Handicap Access
Emergency Phone

Policies

AAA Approved
Pets Welcome
No Tents

Sites

Spaces Available (114)
Width (30)
Paved Sites (114)
Max Length (60)
30 Amp
50 Amp
Shaded (Some)
Big Rig Sites
Full Hookups (114)
Max Amps (50)
Pull-thrus (26)
Pull-thru Size (30 x 60)
Back-ins (30 x 60)
Room for Slideouts (Yes)
Site Length (60)
Table at Site

Internet

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

Recreational Facilities

Heated Pool
Horseshoes
Rec Hall
Playground
Outdoor Games

Other Amenities & Services

Road Condition (Good)
Road Type (Paved)
Restroom and Showers
Laundry
RV Supplies
Metered LP Gas
Ice
Onsite RV Service
Cable
Restrooms

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Asheville Bear Creek RV Park
Avg Rating 2.65 Asheville Bear Creek RV Park (26) 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.
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Date of Stay: August, 2015
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We have stayed at a 10,10,10 parks, and it is not fair to them to rate this one that high. Showers were old and grout not clean. No hot water in showers either of 3 days and no air in showers. Sites were extremely small. Lots of noise from highway. Wifi didn't work for us anytime. We were told it gets too many people on it, but they only have 100 sites. Did not have pick-up bags for dogs. Pool seemed clean and staff was friendly. Liked that they had recycle bins along with trash bins. Location wise it is very convenient. Campers were friendly.
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Date of Stay: September, 2015
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What I liked:
Great help at the desk. Very knowledge of the area. Preprinted maps and instructions.
Reservations were quick and the staff is very professional at the desk and phone. Obviously a lot of experience with campers.
I liked the easy pull through. Sort of level. Paved cement. Ashville has no flat spots so be prepared to work your jacks. Full hookup was a cinch.
The place was clean for a high traffic campground. I liked the trash barrels near the campers.
They have a good cable tv network.
The Wi-Fi worked well for us.
I liked how close we were to the Ashville area stuff.
What I did not like:
The ratings on Good Sam 10-10-10 is over rated.
The truck noise is heavy with jake brakes and lots of tire noise.
The bathrooms and showers were just ok, not a 10. When we first arrived, it was hot and humid. So were the bathrooms. Later after it cooled down they were better.
Our pull through put our rv nose near a turn on a busy country road. We were only a few feet from this road with no fence. This made my wife nervous.
I did not like the dog doo on the grass near our camper. Shame on the dog owner who did not clean up.
I did not like not having a fire ring.
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Date of Stay: May, 2015
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Pleasant stay until next to last day. Early arrival of another camper caused office to double up the space we were assigned. Not a good fix as it cramped both parties and caused friction.
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Date of Stay: October, 2015
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Just too crowded. Had I known how small the sites were and that I was going to be parked 50 feet from a busy highway I would have looked elsewhere. There is a dog walking area with no bags or disposal, just a lawn area at the end of the park next to a busy road. The staff was very nice and helpful. Location is ideal for getting around Asheville and surrounding attractions. Forget about using the laundry room, equipment in need of repair or replacement and no ventilation.
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Date of Stay: August, 2016
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We used the high rating of the Good Sam website to select this campground and were expecting a good experience, but this was one of the worst places we've stayed. We had called ahead to reserve a pull-thru site, but when we got there, they tried to put us in a back-in site. Turns out they had given the site they reserved for us to someone else. When we told them we specifically had requested pull-thru, they then put us in a site that we couldn't get into in our 35' motorhome. So we just went further until we found a site we COULD get into that they had also mentioned to us. It was so narrow that we were unable to open our awning, as it hung over the site next to us! The concrete pad was not in good condition either. The bathrooms were very small. My shower curtain had a tear in it that I had to use my t-shirt to obtain privacy in the shower. Also, difficult to regulate the water in the shower. Any time anyone else used the water or flushed a toilet you had to be careful not to get burned or frozen by water too hot or too cold. This felt like a place where they were using every spare inch of space to crowd you in to get the most money. The only appeal we can think of is that this campground is in Asheville and not far off I-40, but if we go to Asheville again, we will go out of our way to find another place to stay!
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Date of Stay: May, 2017
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The pictures on the campground website are very deceiving. Only a couple of sites have great views, the rest of the sites have no views. As for the sites they are just too small, and very cramped. The site we had and many others like it have the picnic table placed right next to the adjacent sites hook ups including the black water. Local ordinance also states that you can not have a wood burning fire unless you have a pit that is off the ground. They do not supply the pit. I am unable to provide a review of the pool, bathrooms, and WIFI as I did not use any of these. The campground is situated in between two major highways. I expected noise and there was plenty of it. I will not be returning to this campground. If you are looking for a spot to just park and sleep, then this is it. I would not call this camping. The ratings by goodsam are just a bit too high.
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Date of Stay: August, 2015
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We actually were right on a rode and heard the interstate traffic behind us. The internet did not work at all. The office staff was friendly and helpful. Sites were flat.
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Date of Stay: April, 2016
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I HONESTLY think the ratings are WAY TOO HIGH for this "park." The sites are so very, VERY narrow. Our neighbor's picnic table was practically hitting our slide out. To me, this is just a place to PARK your RV and sleep if you plan on doing Asheville during the day. You can't build fires, and there is no real privacy to "hang out" on your site. And even if there was, there is *no room.*

The bathrooms are NOT a 10. broken tiles, and holes in the shower walls are not a 10, in my opinion. It isn't newer.

The lady at the office was very, very nice.

Our concrete pad looked like it had be jackhammered. Seriously, the concrete was broken with a lot of dangerous pieces sticking up 3-4 inches. There are NO lights in the park, so tripping over the concrete slabs sticking up was a concern. Some sites have been paved with blacktop (our friend's was) and are fine.

It really IS between two highways, and it IS noisy, but nothing woke me up out of my sleep. So, that wasn't such a huge issue.

The location is pretty great as far as campgrounds go close to Asheville. We took Uber into town.

The spots are so small and narrow, that if there are people in front of you, they almost have to park in the road, which made it had for our friends to back their 30 foot travel trailer. It was a bit difficult for our littler 21 footer!

I don't think I'd stay here again. But we were LITERALLY there to just sleep, so the $40 a night fee wasn't bad at all.
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Date of Stay: June, 2015
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The spaces are very small, we camped across from a house and garage. My truck seemed like it was out in the road, very narrow drives. Had a beautiful view of the Biltmore property across the interstate. restrooms were so-so, Staff was friendly and helpful. Not a lot for children to do.
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Date of Stay: July, 2017
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This is a very old campground. Sites are very close together and some of them should not be sites at all. I had to throw my electrical cord under my RV to plug it in on the other side of my hook ups. Site was uneven. Bathroom and shower are very old and shower curtain had holes and mold on it. Entryway and roads are very narrow and hard to navigate. Had a hard time finding my site. Site is 5 feet from the maintenance/apartment's building. Shouldn't be a site. Staff was friendly. This should not be rated 10. I've been in a 10 and at most it's a 5.
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Date of Stay: June, 2017
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We camp mostly at Good Sam reviewed campgrounds but this one was very disappointing - sites are literally between two roads (a major interstate and two lane local road) you are only a few steps from your site and in the middle of the two lane road - the sites are terrible - when we stepped out our door we had to be careful not to fall over the sewer and water connections or bump into the pole with electrical connection and thank goodness it wasn't crowded or the other campers would have been just steps away - we were also witness to the desk clerk being extremely nasty to incoming campers regarding the time of their arrival - could have been handled better - the only redeeming fact is that yes, they are conveniently located within minutes of the Biltmore Estate.
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Date of Stay: September, 2016
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This campground is conveniently located to visit Asheville and the Biltmore Estate. It has an odd arrangement of sites but it works. They have a pool but we didn’t use it, the free WiFi worked well but was intermittently out of service. The driveways are asphalt and site pads are concrete. We were in a pull through that was somewhat short and narrow (Site 12B). It was near the road and you can hear interstate traffic on the other side but this did not disturb our sleep. The bathrooms were consistently clean. We used their cable service which has an extensive channel selection and worked well. We had a full hookup site with 30amp electric. We paid $40.00 per night.
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Date of Stay: December, 2015
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We spent a few days here and it was alright, but I would not have wanted to stay longer. The 10 rating for the bathroom is extremely misleading. Not sure who rates this campground, but I would put it more around a 5. The bath house on the lower level had 2 unisex bathrooms that consisted of one toilet and one shower. They were old and not really dirty, but not really clean. I have a family of 4 and there was not enough hot water for all of us to take showers back to back. The campground was mostly empty while we were there, so I could not imagine how the bathrooms would service a full campground.
The sites are tight and close to the highway with all the noise that comes with it, but it is convenient to Asheville and the Biltmore Estate.
If bathrooms are not important and you like the convenience of a good location then I would recommend this campground for you. But if bathrooms and space is important, I would not recommend it for you.
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Date of Stay: June, 2017
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Our stay at Bear Creek was not enjoyable. Our trailer and truck would NOT FIT on our site. When we checked in we asked how long the site was, and we told the check in lady that our truck and trailer would not fit--where would we park our truck. She sullenly explained that there was 'parking all around' to park the truck, and that was the only site open for the weekend, she couldn't move us to another site. It was was ridiculous. Our truck stuck out in the road, while we were setting up and unhooking. There's barely a view. Internet was just OK, not consistent. Can't comment about bathhouses or pool. The main road is narrow, every site is small, and at most sites, there is not room to park a trailer and a truck. Everyone had to park on the main road, and that doesn't leave room for big rigs to pass. We will not return.
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Date of Stay: June, 2017
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Don't go here, people are rude.... well.. they are nice till after you pay, pool is small and nasty and closes at the same time as the office.(early!) You will pay the same for a site that is tiny and on the road as you will as a big site with a view, so if u do stay make sure you get a good site. Would rather stay in the Walmart parking lot to be honest
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Date of Stay: April, 2017
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Nice park with level sites. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. We enjoyed our stay. What makes this park appealing is it's proximity to Asheville. It's noisy because it is right next to the freeway but we didn't go there to sit around the park so the noise didn't bother us. The wifi wasn't very good. The park is old but very well maintained. The site we had was a pull through and was big enough for our 35' MH and car dolly.
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Date of Stay: August, 2017
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Worst RV park!
DO NOT STAY HERE!!!!
Extremely small sites, extremely rude staff, extremely loud highway noise.
You would be much better off staying at a state campground.
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Date of Stay: August, 2017
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Thought would be a great park with the Good Sam ratings we saw. Spaces way too small, uninviting pool. Laundry room dirty. Check in gal not at all friendly. Lots of road noise and entrance to park very dangerous. Would not go back.
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Date of Stay: October, 2016
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Good Sam ratings for this park are misleading to say the least. The sites are extremely close to each other. This is a very noisy park. Sites are adjacent to busy interstate and placement on high plateau above highway seems to magnify the truck noise which goes on day and night. We paid for a week and left early to get some rest elsewhere. I will say the staff was pleasant and helpful. Would have asked to move to a quieter site but they are all backed up to busy roadways. Restrooms are in need of serious repair. The dog walk is adjacent to I-40 and the extreme noise was upsetting for the dogs. Other campers were not picking up after their dogs which is not the fault of the park but perhaps this should be stressed at checkin. I will never spend another night in this campground and could not recommend to anyone unless they are totally deaf and not traveling with pets.
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Date of Stay: August, 2016
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We came to Asheville to attend a wedding, so being near the city was preferred. We also wanted to rent a car as we do not tow a vehicle.

Making a reservation was easy. Too easy. I can only assume I made a mistake and we arrived a day early, and after hours. Being new to RVing we failed to look at the bulletin board outside the office....... This could have been avoided with email confirmation. Staff was firm but fair about the mistake, and we learned something in the process.

I'll review only what we saw/used.

Where we stayed we pointed toward the road the RV Park is on, and the interstate highway was behind us. Not ideal, but it worked.

Spots were paved and fairly level. The water in the shower pan said we were tilting back and a little right.

Our spot had 50/30 amp, H2O, sewer, cable and wifi. We did not use the cable, the wifi was fair. There is a sign in the office that says wifi was not meant for streaming movies.

There is a pool. We didn't use it, and didn't see anybody else using it. But, it looked inviting.

The office was knowledgable about activities around Asheville, and sold tickets to Biltmore.

Our dogs liked the dog walk area. Lots of good smells there, and everybody seemed to clean up after their dogs.

We got a car from Enterprise. It's been a while since renting from them. I give them 10/10. They also showed us a good way to get downtown.

If I come back to Asheville, I would stay here again. Its proximity to the highway is not the best, but it's not a deal breaker either.
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Directions

From Jct of I-40 & NC-191(exit 47): Go W on NC-191 to S Bear Creek Rd, then W 6/10 mi on S Bear Creek Rd (L); or From Jct of I-26 of & NC-191(exit 31): Go N 1-1/10 mi on NC-191 to S Bear Creek Rd, then W 6/10 mi on S Bear Creek Rd (L) Note: no arrivals after 9pm please.