Asheville East KOA, NC – Review

This is our favorite KOA location and dare we say our favorite KOA campground – if you want to read more about our personal experience at Asheville East KOA, click here! This is where I (Rhiannon) spent my summers as a child and was James’ very first KOA camping experience on our maiden voyage and it’s just an overall special place to...

This is our favorite KOA location and dare we say our favorite KOA campground – if you want to read more about our personal experience at Asheville East KOA, click here!

This is where I (Rhiannon) spent my summers as a child and was James’ very first KOA camping experience on our maiden voyage and it’s just an overall special place to be. It’s in a little town in North Carolina, named Swannanoa and when you turn into the campground, you forget all about the little city you just drove through.
You find yourself nestled in a beautiful place surrounded by trees, a river filled with ducks ready to be fed, a lake and plenty of activities to keep you busy and entertained.
When I was a child, I always remembered how nice the people were, both the staff and other campers and that still stands even though there are new owners and a new era of guests rolling through. I still highly recommend this memorable KOA campground after 30+ years. It’s peaceful and beautiful, what more could you ask for.

Here’s more information you may want to know…

Asheville East KOA in Swannanoa, North Carolina
See campround here

Address:
2708 Hwy 70 East
Swannanoa, NC 28778

GPS Latitude, Longitude:
35.6014953
-82.4444435

Directions
I-40, 10 miles East of Asheville. Exit 59, go North one block to signal (US 70), turn right, go two miles.

Phone (info): 828.686.3121
Phone (reservations): 800.562.5907

Email: akoaeast@bellsouth.net

Social Media Presence:
Instagram
Facebook
Twitter

Cost: Call for rates

Check-in Time: 2:00pm/ALL
Checkout Time: 11:00am/Cabins & 12:00pm/RV and Tents

Cell Phone Service – we have Verizon and we didn’t have any issues with our service. We did spend most of our online time using the KOA Wi-Fi and that worked fine for us.

NOTES

Perfect for RV, cabin and tent camping. RV sites provided with a campfire ring and a picnic table. Trash pick-up every morning.
The spots aren’t crammed together, spaced out nicely so you have a little more privacy from fellow campers than most other campgrounds – Bonus!

Amenities include:

  • Swannanoa River
  • Restrooms w/showers (check map for exact locations in park)
  • Pool (open from 5/9 – 9/16 every year)
  • Up to 50amp power service available
  • Wi-Fi (included w/your rate)
  • Propane
  • Firewood
  • Bicycle, golf cart and row boat rentals
  • Cable TV
  • Gift shop w/snack bar
  • Arcade/Game Room
  • Playgrounds
  • Volleyball and cornhole
  • Kamp K-9 Dog Park
  • Trash disposal & complimentary pick-up every morning
  • Pet friendly
  • Handicap accessible
  • RV only sites, up to 70′ max length
  • Community pavilion
  • Fishing lake & river (w/NC fishing license w/trout stamp of course!)
  • Walking paths
  • Large grassy areas for kids, pets and groups to play in.

Hiking Trails Nearby:

  • Asheville Urban Trail
  • Abundance of trails and waterfalls along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Alternative Attractions:

  • Asheville’s Fun Depot – Family Fun Destination
  • Biltmore Estate – The 1895 French Renaissance Chateau, in case you’ve never heard of it.
  • Golf Courses
  • Horse Back Riding (for ALL ages!)
  • Antiquing & Shopping in Asheville and the quaint Black Mountain areas.
  • OR you can jump in the Swannanoa River that runs right through this awesome campground, swimming and tubing to your hearts content – trust me, it’s FUN!
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I never know what to write for this stuff. I'm accident prone, I love dogs (most animals really, but I'm a real sucker for baby animals), I stopped drinking soda, and I like singing bad karaoke to James on travel days.