Piney Creek, NC
I loved the idea of being in the mountains of North Carolina during fall colors and the pictures of the New River was enough to convince me.
This row offers pull-throughs on the right side and backups to the river on the other. That’s me in the last motorhome on the left.
I opted for one of the new sites in the front on the river. With all the trees around here, I was surprised that my rooftop satellite dish found a signal.
Some of the mornings were quite cool by now, but this was an enjoyable place to sip my morning coffee listening to the birds’ songs and sounds of the river. I was quite happy here watching the kayaks float along on my backyard. I ended up having my first kayak lesson here with the great hosts who became friends.
The fall colors were not quite at their peak in early October, but for a southern girl, I was still quite impressed!
An interior road.
With as many trees as there are, they kept them trimmed enough to make getting around the campground no problem.
This is one of the pull-through sites large enough for big rigs.
Besides canoes, kayaks, and tubes to rent, fishing, hiking and biking nearby, they have a nicely stocked store, and high speed wi-fi which worked really well. My Verizon air card and cell phone did not work unless I was hooked up to the new SmoothTalker booster I bought before I left Shenandoah. Ruthanne, one of the camp hosts, says hers works sometimes from the porch of their campsite, but when I tried, I could call out and hear them, but they couldn’t hear me. There is a public phone on the porch of the store.
Even the drive getting here was quite lovely, the rolling hillsides dotted with farm houses and old barns.
Location: 2221 Kings Creek Road – Piney Creek, NC – (336) 359-2267
Exit Parkway at milepost 248; take Rt. 18 North for 2 miles; Rt. 113 North for 9 miles; follow signs and you’re there in about 2 miles. West Jefferson, the Churches of the Frescoes, and New River State Park are easy commuting from here.
GPS Coordinates: 36.52663° N; 81.33652° W
Malia’s 2 cents: Co-owners Jay and Joanne came here from Florida for this area’s rustic beauty and are not interested in running a fancy RV resort with concrete pads and manicured lawns. Nature and the natural look abound here and to me, it was the best of both worlds – like being in a woodsy state park, but with all the convenience of full hookups. A river for a backyard for kayaking, canoeing and tubing with lots of nearby fun attractions to keep you occupied. Yep, the best of all worlds!