Campsite Review: Linville Falls Campground

Campsite Review: Linville Falls Campground

Campsite Review: Linville Falls Campground, Blue Ridge Parkway, is located north of Morgantown and south of Linville, North Carolina. Linville Falls Campground is operated by the National Park Service and is on the Blue Ridge Parkway The nearest city big enough to have most services is Spruce Pine to the west. Linville Falls Campground is in a meadow area next to the Linville River. The campground has 70 sites for RV and tents and multiple trails for hiking and river access for fishing.

Our RV and car in site 8 at Linville Falls Campground
Our RV and car in site 8 at Linville Falls Campground

We really like camping at the Linville Falls Campground.

Details

Website: Linville Falls Campground

Online Reservations: Recreation.gov

Address: Linville Falls Rd, Newland, NC 28657

The only way to get on Linville Falls Road is from the Blue Ridge Parkway.  From the north get on the Blue Ridge Parkway as it parallels NC 183. From the south get on the Blue Ridge Parkway as it crosses U.S. 221. The campground is to the south of Linville Falls Road which leads to the Linville Falls visitor center.

Link to Google Map for the area: Linville Falls Campground 

Phone Number/Reservations: (877) 444-6777 

Dates stayed: June 10 – 19, 2021

Check out time noon, arrivals 3 pm.

Comfort: during our stay, most days were cloudy with showers and sometimes thunderstorms. Temperatures varied between 50 – 80F.

Elevation: 3280′

Season: Early April through October

Price Paid: $10.00 per night, plus “transaction” fee. Here is a link to the article I wrote on how I get such a low price. FoxRVTravel-Snippet: America The Beautiful Pass

Our Site: #6, 8 & 56

Hook-ups: none

Dump station: Yes

Potable Water: Yes

Water to fill your RV storage tank: Yes, at the dump station

Restrooms: Yes

Showers: No

Cell service: Verizon – very weak service / AT&T – very weak service

Observations

Campsite Review: Linville Falls Campground, insider info:

Linville Falls Campground has more open sky than most campgrounds that we have found in North Carolina. Some campsites have tree cover and shade. Our sites #6 & 8 had sunshine in the morning and shade late in the afternoon. The morning sun supplied plenty of sun for solar in our site except that much of the time we had cloudy skies and rain.

Our RV in site 6 at Linville Falls Campground
Our RV in site 6 at Linville Falls Campground

The Linville Falls Campground is divided into two loops. Loop B is smaller while loop A is closer to the river.  We are camping first in Loop A site #6 then we moved because we decided to extend our stay for an additional 5 days. So we also camped in Loop B site # 56 and then back to loop A site #8. 

Site #6 was huge, about 150 feet long. These sites had enough maneuvering room for our RV. We attempted to park in site #33, but even though this site had enough length, it lacked maneuvering room prevented our use.  This is the first time in three years that we attempted to park in a site and were unable due to the width of the road.

Some of the sites in the campground are extremely short. Sites that we evaluated as big enough and level enough are 6,8,9,22,23,34,35,37,56,58,61,65.  Sites 6 and 9 are big enough to hold two or more RVs our size.

Cell service is marginal. Sites in Loop B have the best cell service.

Some comments about individual sites will be toward the bottom of the blog post.

All parking areas are on asphalt with grass next to the site, all sites had a picnic table.

Bonus

Linville Falls beautiful. The Blue Ridge Parkway is quiet and has stunning overlooks.

Linville Falls Campground Layout
Linville Falls Campground Layout
Linville Falls Satellite View
Linville Falls Satellite View

Site Details

6: Reservations recommended, pull-through site, very long will fit any RV, the camping area is between the site and the road lacking privacy. The site is narrow enough that we had to pull in straight without trying to make the curve and then back out to leave.

8: First come first serve, slightly tail low.

9: First come first serve, pull-through site, very long will fit any RV, the camping area is between the site and the road lacking privacy

12: Reservations recommended, pull-through site, this is a narrow “wide spot” on the road, long enough, probably should not extend slide on driver’s side, hard to call it a campsite.

22: First come first serve, long enough for RV, no room for a car.

25: Reservations recommended, must park large RV diagonally, long enough but water pooling during rainstorms.

26: Reservations recommended, minor slope.

28: Reservations recommended, long enough but sloped, tail low, no room for a car.

32: Reservations recommended, trees at rear, no room for a car.

33: First come first serve low, lacks maneuvering room to park a large RV see the comment above, tail low.

34: Reservations recommended, sloped nose low, no room for a car.

35: Reservations recommended, better than 34, no room for a car.

37: Reservations recommended, would have to park diagonally, no room for a car.

40: Reservations recommended, tail low.

41: Reservations recommended, must park large RV diagonally, no room for a car.

42: First come first serve, slightly sloped.

48: First come first serve, slightly sloped.

49: First come first serve, low hanging trees.

53: Reservations recommended, long enough without enough room to maneuver during parking, no sun, low trees.

57: Reservations recommended, long enough without enough room to maneuver during parking.

56: Reservations recommended, must park large RV diagonally, rear of RV was in the trees, no room for our car.

58: Reservations recommended, short.

59: First come first serve, big enough, trees encroach parking.

61, Reservations recommended, the car won’t fit.

There are multiple sites where we could not fit our RV. There are about two more spots that we considered evaluating but were occupied while we were there.

That is our campsite review of the Campsite Review: Linville Falls Campground. Here is our link to our interactive map. Campsite Reviews

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