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Old 05-21-2009, 06:34 AM   #1
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Blue Ridge Parkway

Could any of you folks who have went into this area give me some "heads up" about camp grounds for RV's.

Good ones, and of course I want to know about the places to avoid.

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Old 05-21-2009, 07:53 AM   #2
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If you're going to the Cherokee area, and will primitive camp, then I can't recommend Mile High campground highly enough. Great views, nice folks, large sites, near the NP entrance and Cherokee, but off the beaten path. Google Mile High campground North Carolina for a review site. Their numbers are 828-269-2945 or 828-497-2230.

Here's a few pics I took last year.







Far as ones to avoid are concerned, never camped near the BRP before. I spent all my time on the other side of the park. That first pic is the view I had out the back of the camper.
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Wow great view. Do you think a 40 foot DP can get up the road and in there?
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Should work. The road in is good, there's room to maneuver, and most of the sites face each other so I pulled head first into a tent site, then backed into mine. You can also go past the sites to a decent sized turnaround area, then go back down and back in.

It looks tight, but it's quite workable. I saw a 35-38' fiver in there, so I'd imagine a DP should be no issue.

I was in site 20. 21 and 22 should have nearly the same views though.
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Old 05-22-2009, 07:26 AM   #5
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I suggest staying at one of the federal campgrounds directly on the parkway.

We stayed at Doughton Campground on October 31, 2007. This was the last night the campgrounds were open for the year.

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How did you navigate the low tunnels?? That looks like a great trip but I did that road with a pop up once and wondered how the big rigs did it. Now that I got a Class A I see these pictures and want to go back.

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Old 06-02-2009, 10:08 PM   #7
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Mine's right at 11 feet, I just drive right down the middle if I can see it's clear. Usually they have a sign indicating the height of the lowest part of the arch, and as I recall it's usually OK, least for me it is.
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How about a rig that is 12' 6"? I read on the Parway's website one tunnel is only 11'. My wife are planning to do this trip this coming October after a National rally in Virgina in late September.
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Around the Cherokee area you should be OK, but I haven't ventured out much past there.

The tunnels are arched, the heights usually mark the lowest part of the arch at the walls, the centers are upwards of 14-15 feet so plenty of room provided you can see the way ahead is clear.

I know a guy that has toured the BRP on a motorcycle, I'll ask him. Also someone on here surely has done it in an RV.
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Check this out

http://www.blueridgeparkway.org/blue...ay_tunnels.htm

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We traveled the complete Blue Ridge Parkway 2 years ago. Tunnels were not an issue. But, many do not believe me!

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Also consider Enota campground in Hiawassee, Ga. Beautiful camping with most sites backing up to a creek. Enota - North Georgia Retreat Center - Cabins, RV Sites, Camping, Helen, Hiawassee
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Even with a height of 12'6" you should not have any problem. I used the web page mentioned above by Ron & Dee. I am also 12'6" but under 11'7" on the sides and even the 11' tunnels can be passed thru if you take your half out of the middle of the road. LOL We only encountered one 11' tunnel but it was 18' at the middle so we passed thru with road side tires just straddling the middle line a little. No one was coming. You should not have a problem if you pay attention and are aware where the short tunnels are.

Can't comment on CG within the BRP since we stayed at private CG. If I recall correctly, the BRP site has a pretty good directly of private CG adjacent to the parkway.
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We have stayed at these, no hookups, but very nice campgrounds.




Mount Pisgah

We have aslo stayed a Linville Falls.

Our favorite is Mount Pisgah, we have stayed there many time.

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