Recommended for folks looking for cooler weather. Fries New River Trail, 26 Dalton Rd, Fries, Va.(276-233-1178) Located next to the New River State Pk.,with 59 miles of bike/walking trails. Trails are hard packed so any bike will do. The trails are designed so you can drive to different starting & ending points. This makes it easy for those that wish to walk different areas of the park. The campground is small, well managed & secure. The pictures on their website are true to the camp sites,FHUPS, level sites, 50/30/20 amp. Give Tom a call (Fries is pronounced freeze).
Mountain River Family CG, Newland, NC, 8555 S. US Hwy 19E (828-765-4810). Located between Spruce Pine & Linville, NC. Great fishing & tubing in the river. Linville Caverns just down the road. Grandfather Mountain, Beech Mt, Sugar Mt, & Mt. Mitchell gives lots of hiking trails. Views are incredible! Mt. Mitchell is the highest elevation east the of the Mississippi River. The website pictures are true to the camp site. FHUPS, level sites with 50/30/20 amp, well managed & secure. There are sites that backup to the river & sites that backup to the mountains. Most sites face a catch & release pond in the middle of the CG.
I highly recommend both parks, Chuck