Moonshine Creek Campground



2486 Dark Ridge Road , Sylva, NC, 28779


Back to Nature Camping in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina.  Located just five minutes off the Blue Ridge Parkway and with all sites backing up to a rushing creek, Moonshine Creek is a perfect getaway tucked away in a quiet cove.  Resort level facilities throughout including a beautiful new heated bathhouse.  We offer tent camping, RV sites, and cabins all close to Asheville, Cherokee, Maggie Valley, and Waynesville North Carolina. Moonshine Creek is honored to be the winner of the ARVC Small Park of the Year Award in 2017!

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IMPORTANT! DO NOT USE GPS, Google Maps, MapQuest, etc. they will bring you down an old logging road, not the asphalt entrance. Please use the directions below from either Waynesville or Sylva. The Campground is just 7 miles south of Waynesville and 8 miles north of Sylva, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Jackson County, North Carolina.

From Waynesville:

* Stay on US 23S/ US 74W

* Go Past Exit 98

* Go Past Rest Area on the Right (3.3 miles past Exit 98)

* Go Past Entrance to Blue Ridge Parkway on the Right (4.5 miles past Exit 98)

* IMMEDIATELY GET IN THE LEFT LANE!

* .5 Miles Go Left on Candlestick Lane (Just past Mile Marker 93.7)

* Take the first Right only 322 ft. on to Old Balsam Depot Road at the Moonshine Creek Bill Board

* Go up a hill, over the RR tracks, pass the Post Office on the Left, Follow the RR tracks .3 miles

* AT THE FORK IN THE ROAD STAY TO THE RIGHT!

* Cross the RR tracks a 2nd time on to Old Balsam Depot Road

* The Balsam Mountain Inn will be on your Left

* Stay on this Road 1.5 miles it will turn into Dark Ridge Road, the Campground will be on the left.

From Sylva:

Note: If coming 441 from Franklin when you get to Dillsboro stay straight. Do not go right and through Dillsboro to get to Sylva. Go straight through the light and up the hill, follow the signs for US 23N/ US 74E

* Stay on US 23N/ US 74E

* Go approximately 8.5 miles (Just past Mile Marker 93)

* Look for Green Balsam Highway sign on the right.

* Take the next right on to Candlestick Lane

* Take the first Right only 322 ft. on to Old Balsam Depot Road at the Moonshine Creek Bill Board

* Go up a hill, over the RR Tracks, pass the Post Office on the Left, Follow the RR tracks .3 miles

* AT THE FORK IN THE ROAD STAY TO THE RIGHT!

* Cross the RR tracks a 2nd time on to Old Balsam Depot Road

* The Balsam Mountain Inn will be on your Left

* Stay on this Road 1.5 miles it will turn into Dark Ridge Road, the Campground will be on the left.

From Blue Ridge Parkway

* Just Past Mile Marker #443 get off Parkway at Balsam or at US 23/ US 74

* Go Right on US 23/US 74 and immediately get into the left-hand lane.

* .5 Miles Go Left on Candlestick Lane (Just past Mile Marker 93.7)

* Follow Directions from above from Candlestick Lane.

Open Dates: April 2 to October 31



RV Sites

Weekly Rate Includes 10% Discount.

Cable is an additional $3.00 Per Night.

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
RV Creekside Sites (30 and 50 amp) $45.00 $285.00 $725.00
Cabins

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Large (with Loft) $49.00 $310.00
Small (with Bunk Beds) $44.00 $280.00
Moonshine cottage on the creek

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Moonshine cottage on the creek $109.00 $690.00
Moonshine Creek Villa

Our largest full service rental with large eat in kitchen (microwave, coffee maker, stove top and oven, toaster, refrigerator) and living area with TV and sofa bed downstairs. Two bedrooms with full bath upstairs. Shares deck with office and store, fire ring available in tent area across the creek. Linens and towels and eating utensils provided.

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Moonshine Creek Villa $109.00 $690.00
Rustic Cabin

A Cute 2 room cabin with a fully equipped kitchen (microwave, coffee pot, stove & oven, refrigerator, cooking and eating utensils), living area with TV, bedroom with full size bed and set of bunk beds, NO BATHROOM. Guests must use our bathhouse. Picnic table and fire ring outside. Sheets, pillows, blankets, eating utensils provided bring towels etc. that you will need for the bathhouse.

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Rustic Cabin (Sleeps 4) $79.00 $498.00
Sanctuary Camping Cabin

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Sanctuary Camping Cabin $49.00 $310.00
Tree House Camper

Cute & Cozy on the hill overlooking the campground. Private and tucked in the trees this small camper is perfect for 2 people. Nice large covered deck with rocking chairs and picnic table, fire ring outside. Inside has a bedroom with full size bed, small bathroom with shower, living area with pull out couch and TV, small kitchen with microwave, coffee maker, toaster, and refrigerator. Linens, towels, and eating utensils provided.

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Tree House Camper $79.00 $498.00
Tent Sites

Weekly Rate Includes 10% Discount

 

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Sanctuary Tent Camping $34.00 $215.00
Sheltered Tent Site $34.00 $215.00
Tent Site $29.00 $180.00

50 Amps

20 Amps

Back-in RV Sites

Big Rig Friendly

Cable Hookups

Community Restrooms

Community Showers

Community Water Fountain

Drinking Water

Fire Pit

Gasoline Nearby

General Store

Gravel Roads

Laundry Facilities

Paved Roads

Pet Friendly

Pets Allowed

Playground

Propane Refilling Station

RV Hookup

RV Sanitation

Sewer Hookups

Shower

Slide Outs

Toilet

Trash Service

Waterfront

Water Hookups

WiFi

30 Amps



Badminton

Hiking

Scenic Drives

Stargazing

Wildlife Viewing



55-plus

Big Rig Friendly

Extended Stay

Family Friendly

Military

Pet Friendly

Rentals

RVing

Tent Camping



National Forest





Overall Rating: 4.3


DAVID REYNOLDS

5.0
Awesome, peaceful, scenic campground, well located for exploring the Smoky's and Blue Ridge.

Amy Garner

4.0
It’s in the middle of nowhere so that makes it quiet. You have to be careful coming in and out because there’s only one way in and out. Scary when you see another camper going the opposite way. Staff were super friendly and the bath house is amazing!!

Francoise P Hathorn

4.0
Located in the beautiful mountains of NC (On Hwy 23/74. Between Waynesville and Sylva) is a sweet retreat. Most sites are on the creek, the staff is super and the location is convenient to lots of activities if you are so inclined. We are workamping and will be here until Nov. - Review provided by RV Park Recommendations & Reviews Facebook Group

2486 Dark Ridge Road , Sylva, NC, 28779

Please use map for location only.  The map does not represent the size or shape of the sites.  All of our sites are full hook-up sites that back right up to the creek.


Firewood

NO Firewood is allowed to be brought into the campground due to insect infestation. We have firewood for sale at the office.

Deposit Policy

One Night deposit to hold a reservation, $50.00 deposit for a Weekly reservation, $100.00 deposit for a Monthly stay.

Vehicle Restrictions

All RV sites are for one camping unit and one vehicle. All Tent sites are for one tent and one vehicle. Additional vehicles and trailers will be an additional $5.00 per night. Please let us know when booking the number of vehicles and if you have any trailers or motorcycles so we can accommodate your needs.

Pet Policy

Leashed Pets are welcome (NO Pitbulls allowed). Please pick-up after them and do not leave pets unattended. There is a limit of 1 pet in the Large Camping Cabins and 1 pet on tent sites. No Pets Allowed in Rentals or Small Camping Cabins.

Cancellation Policy

There is a $20 charge for Nightly and Weekly cancelled reservations. Reservations cancelled with less than 14 days notice forfeit deposit. There is a $50 charge for Monthly and Rental cancelled reservations. Reservations cancelled with less than 30 days notice forfeit deposit. Holiday Weekends and October (leaf season) deposits are non-refundable. NO Refunds after 1 hour. NO Refunds for inclement weather. NO refunds for early departure.

Check-in Policy

Check Out is 11 am and Check-In is 2 pm. We DO NOT offer early Check-In. Must arrive before 8 PM, no RV campers will be parked after 8 PM.

Quiet Hours

QUITE HOURS are from 10 PM to 8 AM. Please restrict noise so you don’t disturb your neighbors. NO VISITORS or GUESTS past 10 PM. All vistors and guests must register at the office.